I have owned a ‘Staffie’ for 70 years. Do you know they were the Victorian nursemaids for children in prams?
It is not the dog that is at fault, it is the owners. I feel the same as the victims of these terrible attacks, as my Staffie was at the jaws of an Alsatian when he was a puppy.
I am very hurt because when I see another dog of any breed I always put my dog on the lead.
I even feel for the breeders of Staffies as they have turned to other breeds because they were shunned in the show world.
Recently I was walking in the evening when we came to a party of over a dozen yapping small dogs. We had to walk through the crowd, two men and all these dogs out of control, not one on a lead.
A young man with a Staffie on a lead behind us said ‘Where’s the leads today? If my dog on a lead has a snap at one of these I am in trouble’.
Now tell me, who is right and who is wrong?
My dog is my life as I live on my own.
My husband is sick in care, that is another story that people look at the wrong way and nothing substantial is done for these poor people.
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WHAT DO YOU THINK? Are a Staffie owner and experienced problems from other people? Have you had problems with other dog breeds?
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