The Staffy X German Shepherd is a hybrid between the German Shepherd dog and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. There are several Staffy crosses you might also like to read about, which might surprise you, particularly the Staffy X Chihuahua and the Staffy X Poodle.
The Staffy X German Shepherd has inherited some of their parents’ most outstanding qualities and are medium to large in stature, lively, and devoted.
These puppies are naturally friendly and devoted to a fault when adequately socialised. Both of the parent breeds are hardworking dogs. Their superior intelligence and athletic build make them an ideal dog breed for guard and police service.
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An apartment or small house probably isn’t going to be big enough for these pups. German Shepherd X Staffies require a reasonable amount of space to run around.
You’ll have one happy dog if he’s given plenty of training and mental games to play. When you don’t sufficiently stimulate these dogs physically and mentally, they will become destructive and develop behavioural issues.
What Is a Staffy X German Shepherd?
A Staffy X GSD is a cross or hybrid of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the German Shepherd (Alsation as we sometimes call them in the UK).
Staffordshire Bull Terrier X German Shepherd Characteristics
|Adapts well to small accommodation||No|
|Good for first-time owners||No|
|General Health||Above average|
|Height||14 to 25 inches|
|Weight||38 to 75 pounds|
|Lifespan||12 to 13 years|
What Is a Staffy German Shepherd Cross Called?
- Staffy Shepherd
- German Staffy
- German Shepherd cross Staffy
- GSD X Staffy
- Staffy German Cross
How Long Do Staffy German Shepherd Cross Live?
A Staffy has a typical lifespan of between 12 to 14 years, on the other hand, the German Shepherd lives between 10 and 13 years. What does this mean for a Staffy X German Shepherd mix of the two dogs?
Because there’s very little information on the lifespan, there probably hasn’t been enough breeding of this mix for a long enough time to offer a definitive answer. We have to go on the average of the two-parent dogs. Therefore, the average on the low side will be around 11 years and the top end would be approximately 13.5 years.
These figures are purely estimates because, as you will be aware, there are so many factors that can impact the lifespan of any dog, such as genetics, exercise, lifestyle, diet, unexpected circumstances, to mention a few.
Staffy German Shepherd Temperament
Staffy X German Shepherds are protective and devoted to those they love beyond everything else. They prefer large families to be around more people; they are happiest when they have more people to love.
Staffy X German Shepherds require a decent-sized home with plenty of space for them to run around. Staffies and German Shepherds are exercise hounds and have a lot of excess energy they will need to burn off, in addition to plenty of mental stimulation.
When puppies, you will need to take a lot of time to provide the correct amount of socialisation. If it’s done correctly, German Shepherd Staffies are not aggressive and are quite friendly to strangers and other dogs. But get these puppies socialised early and for long enough.
Staffy X German Shepherds are highly trainable dogs and have a high degree of intelligence. Puppies will learn quickly, providing you use a reward system and positive reinforcement.
These dogs will have a problem with separation anxiety; they shouldn’t be left alone for long periods.
Staffy X German Shepherds will make an excellent companion for families with kids. Older children will do better because they can be boisterous puppies; there’s less risk of them getting bowled over.
Staffy German Shepherd Characteristics
Staffy German Shepherds have a lot of energy, and we suggest you exercise for around three hours per day.
If you are an allergy sufferer, this breed is not a good choice because they shed pretty much all year round.
They can become destructive and exhibit other behavioural issues, such as chewing and howling without the right amount of exercise and if they are left unattended for long periods.