Not to understand why anyone could choose to have those ugly looking dogs?
meadowquark · 28/06/2015 17:52
I may be wrong but it seems that about 50% dog owners in my area have those staffie or staffie type dogs (sorry I cannot distinguish between them), looking aggressive, ugly (sorry) and always pulling the owner on the lead. I honestly don't understand why people choose to have these dogs. When I was growing up, people had cockerspaniels, labradors, daschunds, poodles, terriers etc. Is this a new fashion? Safety? Knife alternative?
I am sure they are friendly and trainable but if I hear a bad story of one dog mauling another dog, it is very often that type of dog.
I am just wondering why wouldn't people keep sweeter looking dogs instead.
Sorry I don't meant to offend any dog owners - I just would like to understand why?
SaucyJack · 28/06/2015 17:57
I was grabbed on the side of the face and dragged down the garden when I was six- by a cute looking spaniel.
Conversely, never met a Staffie I didn't like. They are lovely dogs, and very vrery cute to my eyes.
I think you're getting them mixed up with American Pit Bull Terriers which are a different breed.
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CandyAppleFudge · 28/06/2015 17:58
Formerbabe yes it is, strangely enough both my mastiffs have been attacked by what the op has said are beautiful dogs, it's not the breed that is the issue its the owner. Not everyone that owns a Staffie is wanting a status dog. All the ones where I live are incredibly soft because they were socialised at a young age. There's so many in rescue because fuckwits get them and then get rid of them and it doesn't help that they're overbred.
smokedgarlic · 28/06/2015 17:59
Because people who are kind enough to rehome rescue dogs often find themselves looking at row upon row of Staffies. They are sweet tempered and affectionate dogs and with the right training make wonderful pets. You don't sound like you know much about dogs OP.
Hoppinggreen · 28/06/2015 17:59
To be honest I don't especially like the look of Staffies but I don't really like any short haired blunt faced dogs, I prefer hairy hound types.
However, it's pure aesthetics for me I don't think that they are all dangerous or anything.
Plus it's personal preference as well
sanquhar · 28/06/2015 18:00
i don't own a dog, and probably never will, too much like hard work for me! but if i did ever decide to get a dog it would be a staffy.
lovely little bottom wiggle when they walk
ever so friendly, never met a nasty one and i especially love whipping "'ard" mens dogs into an ecstatic frenzy
excellent with kids.
chunky, kissable heads
the only problem is that too many narrow minded turds only judge them on looks
have you ever actually said hello to staffy? stroked one? or have you just massively judged them from a distance?
glenthebattleostrich · 28/06/2015 18:01
Why do people have rats in handbags? Or stupid looking fluffy dogs with perms?
I adore staffies and rotties. A staffies smile melts my otherwisefrozen heart. I love visiting my brother cos I get staffie snuggles.
Oh and I've been bitten twice in my life, once by a jack russel (vicious little fuckers, never met a nice one) and once by a 'cute' spaniel.
Any dog can turn on you, so leave staffies alone ffs. They are becoming the parent and child spaces of the dog world!
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