American Staffordshire Terrier Puppies for Sale in Wyoming, WY
American Staffordshire Terrier Characteristics
The American Staffordshire Terrier is a breed that is known for being strong for its size; however, these dogs are also very affectionate and loving with their human family. This breed is slowly working away from a totally unfair reputation for being inherently aggressive, and with any luck, will have a bright future as a popular household companion.
Often confused for the American Pit Bull, the American Staffordshire Terrier is a close relative but has been bred separately from the Pit Bull for more than 50 years. Standing 16-19 inches and weighing between 40-60 pounds, the Staffy is a large breed with a muscular build. These dogs have a short blue coat that does not get oily, which typically results in less "wet dog smell" when they get wet.
Known to be rather strong for their size, it is extremely important to provide your Staffy with focused obedience training and early socialization. While these dogs are somewhat standoff-ish to strangers, early training and socialization can grow their affectionate and docile personalities, making them perfect household companions. Training is also important because these dogs have a tendency to chew on furniture when bored. Providing your dog with enough exercise and mental stimulation is crucial to their overall health – and the health of your living room!
Due to their muscular build, The Staffy and the American Pit Bull are commonly used in illegal dog fighting rings. This further exacerbates the reputation they have as aggressive, dangerous dogs. Purchasing your dog from a reputable source and providing it a loving home and proper training will help to dissolve its bad reputation and replace it with a better one.
How dog-friendly is Wyoming?
Wyoming is an amazing state for pet-friendly travel destinations, though it has some room to grow for dog owners living in the state. Let’s break down some studies to understand why.
Two major studies rank all 50 states by their pet friendliness, analyzing factors like animal welfare laws, pet care and services, pet-friendly accommodations, and the number of dog parks and hiking trails.
The first study, by an animal care group called Pawsafe, ranked Wyoming as the 44th most pet-friendly state. The second study, conducted by a consumer safety review site, ranked Wyoming 46th. In both studies, the major factor for this low ranking was Wyoming’s lax animal cruelty laws related to abuse, neglect, fighting, or pet care standards.
A few more facts for dog-lovers in Wyoming
BringFido lists Wyoming as a pet-friendly travel destination with over 400 verified pet-friendly hotels and motels. The site also lists Grand Teton National Park and Lake McKenzie as popular dog-friendly destinations for Wyoming.
Thirty-six percent of Wyoming residents own a dog. This is below the national dog ownership rate of 40%, but it’s pretty close!
What kinds of dogs do Wyoming residents love? According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the most popular dogs in Wyoming are Labradors, Retrievers, and Huskies. Other popular breeds include Beagles, Basset Hounds, and Collies.
Animal welfare & dog shelters in Wyoming
Wyoming saved 14,985 dogs and cats during 2020. However, 562 animals were reported killed over this same period.
Fifteen out of 31 of the animal shelters within Wyoming are no-kill shelters. The percentage of no-kill shelters is average, and the state has an above-average save rate of 87%. This is below the 90% mark needed to be considered a no-kill state, but it’s close.
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