What is the DDD Advantage?




We work closely with our dogs to ensure only the best are bred from.

Our aim is simple:

  1. Using our vast knowledge and experience in the breeding, raising and training of dogs we aim to breed consistently better Amstaffs and so far we are well and truly on track.
  2. We are working closely on the dogs abilities and temperaments with credited trainers. Dogs will be assessed on their ability to perform and excel in the following types of training.
    1. Obedience
    2. Protection work
    3. Crowd control
    4. Patrol work as you can see all 4 will need dogs with stable temperaments and an unshakable nerve. They must have courage, heart and great tolerances.
    5. Agility is a must in this breed as too many Amstaffs that have had unrealistic limitations forced on them from poor breeding practices. Poor bone structure with effort can be avoided in most cases.

      In order to excel in all of these areas they must be calm happy social dogs. This means they will make fantastic family dogs second to none.
  3. All our dogs have been vet checked and temperament tested before they are allowed to reproduce. We work closely with our vets. They are a great help to us with our am staffs. One is from America and has studied in Germany. He has had a lot of experience with the breed.
  4. Even though people may want certain colours we will not be breeding for specific colours. All mating's will be to either enhance or protect certain characteristics or to pull other characteristics into our lines.
  5. Just as people are all different so are dogs. We hope to match the dogs to their new owners as best as possible by closely monitoring them from birth.
  6. Our kennel is and will always be a steroid free environment. Steroid use is wide spread with am staffs to bulk them up so they look more impressive. Fact is it makes them unstable and alters their reproductive genes meaning you don’t really know for sure what the pups will be like until its too late.
    If the genetics are good, and diet along with exercise is correct steroid use is just an overkill that seriously effects the health and temperament of your dog.
  7. We have started importing lines from overseas but our criteria was a lot different then other breeders. We wanted not only dogs that are proven in the ring, they had to be stable and have the PROVEN ability to work. We did not bring in any lines with temperament flaws no matter how accomplished they were in the show ring.
    (You can see them on our Frozen semen page)
  8. We are firm believers in AI (Artificial Insemination) This ensures that the female is in peak condition and is carrying no bacteria that can be passed to the pups. This ensures that all pups are given the best chance from birth and helps prevent any issues that could hinder the pups development. AI also ensures that the male is in peak condition and that only healthy mature sperm is used. Basically the whole procedure leaves nothing to chance.
  9. Unlike some other breeders we allow potential buyers to clearly see the pedigree of all the dogs we breed. People must be allowed to do their own homework. When you buy a pup you are not only buying looks. you are buying lineage that has already proven to be clean. Even if the parents look healthy and appear impressive, this does not ensure that their lines are clean of genetic faults. Understand mother nature is not always predictable but if effort is made all she gets to do is choose the sex of the pups.

Basically we are doing our best to preserve the breed by putting temperament above all else. This is an awesome breed and I have seen a lot of good done with it but have also seen a lot of bad. All we want is to produce dogs that will be an asset to your family not a liability.

All of our dogs have been temperament tested and have all passed with flying colours. They are great with my children and all their friends. I often run all of my girls together to ensure they have no dog aggression.

We receive constant criticism from other breeders because they are not happy with the way we are running our breeding program. They are either happy with the level the breed is currently at in Australia or not happy we carry some of their lines. Confirmation wise we do have great dogs. The thing I ask is can any dog have too good a temperament?

All though we produce allot of show quality pups the fact remains that most people do not show there dogs so if it has a toenail that isn't the correct colour they are not fussed. What they are fussed about is that they have a happy stable member of the family who would do anything to please and protect his new family.

Bio - Sensor Stimulation

After careful research we are once again raising the bar further and taking our American Staffordshire Terrier breeding program to a new level.

From the 13/4/2009 every puppy bred by DDDAWGS Kennels will undergo a Stimulation and Socialization program before leaving our kennels.

"Without enough stimulisation, even well bred pups of superior pedigree can be typically be fearful"

Surprising as it may seem, it isn't innate capacity that explains the difference that exists between individuals in either humans or dogs. Most seem to have far more capacity than they will ever use. The ones who achieve and out perform the others seem to have the ability to use hidden resources. It is their ability to fully utilize what they have that makes all the difference.

Researchers have long studied this and have looked for new ways to stimulate individuals to help improve their own natural abilities.

Some methods have produced lifelong lasting effects. Many of the differences between individuals can be explained by the use of early stimulation. Research has shown the key is adding a measured amount of stress in the pups early stages of life.

Because of it's importance, many studies have focused their effects on the first few months of life. During the first few weeks of immobility, researchers have found these immature and underdeveloped canines are to a restricted class of stimuli that includes thermal and tactical stimulation, motion and locomotion.

Students show that removing them from their nest and stimulating them in a certain way for a few minutes a day had tremendous value. Studies also confirmed that there are specific time periods early in life when early neurological stimulation has optimum results. The first period is a window of time that begins at about the third day of life and lasts until the 16th day. This is believed to be a period of rapid neurological growth and development.

These exercises affect the neurological system by kicking it into action earlier than would normally be expected, resulting in an increased capacity.

Five benefits have been observed in dogs that were exposed to what's called the Bio Sensor stimulation exercises:

* Improved cardiovascular performance;

* Stronger hear beats;'

* More efficient adrenal glands;

* Greater resistance to stress;

* Greater resistance to disease;

In tests of learning, stimulated pups were found to be more active and were more exploratory that their non-stimulated littermates, over which they were dominant in competitive situations.

In simple problem-solving tests using detours in mazes, the non-stimulated pups became extremely stressed, whined a great deal and made many errors. Their stimulated littermates were more calm in the test environment, made fewer errors and gave only occasional distress signal.

When Konrad Lorenz first wrote about Imprinting and socialization in 1935 he differentiated imprinting from conditioning in that imprinting occurs early in life, takes place very rapidly and seems to have lifelong results.

The Bio Sensor method is a work out that requires handling each puppy individually, once a day, and performing five exercises. These five exercises stimulate pups in a way they would not encounter naturally at this early age. Each exercise is performed for three to five seconds.

Studies by canine behaviorists John Paul Scott and John L. Fuller show that, when given free choice, non-enriched pups preferred to stay in their kennels. Other littermates that were given only small amounts of outside stimulation between 5 and 8 weeks of age were found to be very inquisitive and very active. When kennel doors were left open the enriched pups would come bounding out, while littermates that were now reared in an enriched environment would remain behind.

The pups that received less stimulation would typically be fearful and unfamiliar objects and generally preferred to withdraw rather than investigate. . EVEN WELL BRED PUPS OF SUPERIOR PEDIGREES would not explore or leave their kennels and many were difficult to train as adults. These pups acted as if they had become institutionalized.

Taken from an article written By Dr: Carmen L. Battaglia.