AmstarFX American Staffordshire Terriers

Not All Breeders Are Equal

We encourage you to educate yourself if you are looking for a puppy to join your family.

Some registration bodies are not the real deal. The Australian Kennel Club is for pure-bred dogs and each state have an affiliate body. Our dogs are registered with Dogs Qld in Queensland.

Briefly, I believe there are 3 kinds of people in dog breeding you should be mindful of:

  1. The breeder who is pressurizing you into a sale. This individual sees a business opportunity by exploiting a popular breed and/or characteristic within a breed (we see this in particular to the colours ‘Blue and Tri’s’).
  2. The bragging type. This breeder is on an ego-trip. They will do their best to impress you with statistics and records and throw around the words ‘champion lines’ loosely.
  3. The breeder who cares about health and lifestyle. This breeder breeds to improve their stock (at all times), for the betterment of breed type and general health. In other words, as a breed enthusiast. This person makes their breeding decisions based on the breed standard and health testing. They will be concerned how the animal will be kept, and the lifestyle it will have. Be understanding, supportive and show interest for the life of the animal. This breeder will most likely take part in dog hobbies, such as agility, confirmation showing, judging, fly-ball, etc.


Obtaining a puppy is a 10-15 year commitment and it should not be taken lightly!!!


There is only one PURE BRED Registrar under the Australian Kennel Club control in Qld, which is Dogs Qld. There are additional institutions shooting up claiming to be the same, but they are not recognised. To check if the pedigrees of the parents and the pups are legit - the pedigree must be generated by Dogs Qld in Queensland.

There are two kinds of pure-bred Pedigrees issued by Dogs Qld:
1. Limited (The Orange coloured Pedigree certificate - can only be a pet - such dog cannot be shown or bred from)
2. Main (The Blue Pedigree certificate - can be bred, and/or shown - providing it’s worthy)