Do Staffordshire Bull Terriers Make Good Pets?Keith
Do Staffordshire Bull Terriers Make Good Family Pets?
Staffordshire Bull Terriers have a reputation as a status symbol, so people cant imagine them as family pets – but this couldn’t be further from the truth.
A survey conducted showed that nearly 75% of people would definitely or probably not consider re homing a Staffie. However, 80 per cent of people acknowledged that the breed’s bad reputation was down to irresponsible owners, and not the dogs themselves.
A dog rescue spokesperson says that many of these lovely dogs immediately become overlooked because they have been given an unfair label. If they were in a ‘different costume’, would they be given more of a chance to show their true selves, more than likely is the answer?
People who don’t have any experience of Staffies are often wary of them, because of the bad reputation they have due to a small number of irresponsible owners. There are so many sweet-natured Staffies at rescue centres possible new owners thinking of re-homing a dog should look further than ‘a reputation’ and come and meet some of them. Once you get to know them you will soon be aware they can be fantastic, loving pets.”
Staffies can make great family pets
As a rule, they are gentle, affectionate dogs who like people. They are amusing and enjoy family life. Their well known love of children once earned them the name of “nanny dog”. Every dog is different and in the wrong environment or with a bad experience, any breed can become aggressive.
Don’t let this put you off getting a Staffie because the majority have so much to give – and they’re just waiting in a re homing centre somewhere for the chance to show it to a new owner.