Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted September 4, 2016
Staffordshire Bull Terriors get a bad rap these days, unfortunately in the UK they are often associated with criminals and low-lifes.
In reality, with the right owner, they are gentle, loving family dogs great with children and relaxed and quiet around the house.
Sadly, many find themselves in rescue centres mostly through no fault of their own.
Staffies can be stubborn and sometimes very food oriented but with correct handling are easy to walk on the leash with good recall.
Always be aware when out walking if there are smaller dogs around, Staffies are terriors and their chase instinct can easily make them zone out from their owners.
Staffies love agility and this is a perfect way to use up their boundless energy
My husband's family always had staffies when he was growing up and his brother has followed the family tradition, his dog, Merlot, a beautiful dark grey male is the perfect best friend for our teenage nieces.