Why so many Staffordshire terriers at the pound?

HBS Guy

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Looking again for a dog.

Staffies
Staf. bull terrier
American staffies.

That and a few big dogs, maybe outgrew their owners?
 

Texan

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In some cities in America, pit bull breeds are banned or they will require insurance to cover dog attacks included in their home owners insurance. People are afraid they will be sued.
 

HBS Guy

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Yes, I know their fearsome reputation.

I have been told American Staffies chew furniture etc if bored, don’t know if that is true.
 

HBS Guy

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One thing annoys me: some people think a dog is a doll or a toy and want to pat it or pick it up. A dog is a living being with its own needs and instincts. Let the dog approach you is a good rule and ask the owner if it is friendly.

Tiffy put up with strangers tho not happy if I was not there, Demi was distinctly UNfriendly to strangers as she got a bit older but if they left her alone she let them alone. Maybe the physical abuse she suffered where she was born influenced that, she was friendly enough to people and dogs when we were training and trialling.
 

Texan

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In some cities in America, pit bull breeds are banned or they will require insurance to cover dog attacks included in their home owners insurance. People are afraid they will be sued.
Any young dog will chew if it gets bored. My cousin has an American Bulldog that chewed through a door in the house while she was at work. This is an American Bulldog. (not my cousin's)



My female boxer chewed up my metal back door and my male boxer jumped through a screen window to get away from thunder. We didn't get home in time to let them in and they didn't like my covered back patio, even though it was safe and comfortable.
 

HBS Guy

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I think I might have to wait until I am settled in Tassie: if living in sheep country any sizable dog will not be welcomed.

I think Demi initially thought horses were these REALLY big dogs :) I was worried she might cause the horses to shy and so dismount the riders but she never did. Was very puzzled by them tho.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
Sadly my little man never made it to 2 yrs old. He got lymphoma. 😭😭

But he left his mark on the front door, and the furniture. :sad
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
I think I might have to wait until I am settled in Tassie: if living in sheep country any sizable dog will not be welcomed.

I think Demi initially thought horses were these REALLY big dogs :) I was worried she might cause the horses to shy and so dismount the riders but she never did. Was very puzzled by them tho.
Mate, as long as you KEEP YOUR DOG AT HOME, you'd have no worries.
 

Lols

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Any young dog will chew if it gets bored. My cousin has an American Bulldog that chewed through a door in the house while she was at work. This is an American Bulldog. (not my cousin's)



My female boxer chewed up my metal back door and my male boxer jumped through a screen window to get away from thunder. We didn't get home in time to let them in and they didn't like my covered back patio, even though it was safe and comfortable.
Oh my goodness, that dog is huge!
BTW.... hi Texan, welcome back :)
 

Lols

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sorry to hear about your precious little mate🐶

did you watch dog house tonight? One lass was grieving her mum had passed, and felt a dog could help with healing and bring joy back in her life... the first dog didn’t go anywhere near her. Seemed disinterested or preoccupied, the next one was lovely, responsive, giving kisses (licking) so it seems to be... if adopting a dog from a pound, to see if there will be a bond/connection.

I went with my friend to help find a dog for her (as her 2 little terriers had met with an awful tragic accident) and although I didn’t need a dog at that particular time, but I did find one where we bonded! He was lovely, I patted him and he loved it so and closed his eyes and fell over backwards!

I think of him and hope he found a good home.
Not a good idea me going to a pound as I get too attached too quick!

I must admit, I’m craving for a little mate. I was driving up our road yesterday, and saw a dog with his happy head hanging out the car window, enjoying the wind, he looked just like Hutchy, as he used to know when he was on our road with his head hanging out window. So... seeing that yesterday melted my heart.
This morning, I saw a young dad with daughter in pusher, and a big white fluffy Samoyed. So fluffy, I could just make out his tail wagging under all that fur ::cute
Maybe I can do dog sitting? I think that will help!
 

mothra

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There's probably so many at the pound because people think, being a smallish dog, they're easy to manage and low maintenance. They actually need quite a firm hand or they run amok.

People probably dump them because they don't want to put the work in.
 

HBS Guy

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Terriers of any kind are not easy!

But that is probably it. Staffies are big enough to be a handful and with that terrier will to do what it wants. . .Also big enough to need a fair bit of walking.
 

johnsmith

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Any young dog will chew if it gets bored. My cousin has an American Bulldog that chewed through a door in the house while she was at work. This is an American Bulldog. (not my cousin's)



My female boxer chewed up my metal back door and my male boxer jumped through a screen window to get away from thunder. We didn't get home in time to let them in and they didn't like my covered back patio, even though it was safe and comfortable.

boxers are great dogs
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
Terriers of any kind are not easy!

But that is probably it. Staffies are big enough to be a handful and with that terrier will to do what it wants. . .Also big enough to need a fair bit of walking.
Also.. they are incredibly strong.. very nuggety with a low centre of gravity. Much easier to handle a taller dog...

I do miss my little man. Even after all this time. And I have had two rescue dogs since.
One official, and one from a bad owner. My current sweetie is a big girl... but so gentle...

sigh. Life isn't worth living without a dog.
 

HBS Guy

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Yeah, can’t forget Tiffany and as for Demi—what a hole she left in my life! A character!
 

pinkeye

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sorry to hear about your precious little mate🐶

did you watch dog house tonight? One lass was grieving her mum had passed, and felt a dog could help with healing and bring joy back in her life... the first dog didn’t go anywhere near her. Seemed disinterested or preoccupied, the next one was lovely, responsive, giving kisses (licking) so it seems to be... if adopting a dog from a pound, to see if there will be a bond/connection.

I went with my friend to help find a dog for her (as her 2 little terriers had met with an awful tragic accident) and although I didn’t need a dog at that particular time, but I did find one where we bonded! He was lovely, I patted him and he loved it so and closed his eyes and fell over backwards!

I think of him and hope he found a good home.
Not a good idea me going to a pound as I get too attached too quick!

I must admit, I’m craving for a little mate. I was driving up our road yesterday, and saw a dog with his happy head hanging out the car window, enjoying the wind, he looked just like Hutchy, as he used to know when he was on our road with his head hanging out window. So... seeing that yesterday melted my heart.
This morning, I saw a young dad with daughter in pusher, and a big white fluffy Samoyed. So fluffy, I could just make out his tail wagging under all that fur ::cute
Maybe I can do dog sitting? I think that will help!
Oh I missed the Dog House again.!!

I meant to watch it, but I think I was stuck on News.

Thanks for your understanding about my wee man.....

Male dogs, entire, can be a problem, which is why most vets advise desexing. Many reasons.

You might be able to see, in the background of the pup, a large black dog.
That was my dog Shadow.
60+ kg trained male rottyxmastiffxbandog. Sweetheart he was. He remained entire because the need for possible aggressive action. I had him desexed after the visual evidence of a prob with his balls... I did try to save him, but within a year he was so sick I made the hard decision. He was 10 yrs old , and I picked him out of a litter.

He also had to be put to sleep permanently, because he got testicular cancer.

A good friend GAVE ME that little American Staffy. I asked her, and she said None of the others in the litter had troubles.

I mourn all my dogs , still.
 
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