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Thread: Albert & Logan Newsr front cover 24/02/12 - public enemy no.1 - staffy's revealed

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    Default Albert & Logan Newsr front cover 24/02/12 - public enemy no.1 - staffy's revealed

    So i came across this article funnily enough when digging for newspaper to put into my fresh batch of kitty litter. I managed to find half the article online which you can read following this link Staffies in attack spotlight | News, events and sport for Logan | The Courier-Mail

    This was the front cover of the Albert and Logan Newspaper 24/02/12
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    This was the first half of the story i typed it word for word

    Onus on owners to get it right

    Marsden staffordshire breeder charmaine evans said purebred staffies were loving, good-tempered family dogs, but bad owners gave the breed a negative reputation. She said any dog breed could be dangerous if it was traumatized, or not raised right as a puppy. "My husband has been breeding staffies for over 20 years and they are great family dogs," she said. "The problem is how they are raised and cross breeding. If people don't socialise them, that's when you're going to get issues." Mrs Evans said she had never heard of a purebred staffy attacking a person or animal. "Any breed if mistreated can retaliate," she said. "Our dogs have young kids try to ride them, play with them, and they have never been violent because we raised them right."


    My thoughts, overall i thought it was a good article. I thought it outlined the points that we all think are important - That it is the bad owners that give these dogs a bad name. I also like the fact that they got an actual breeder to comment on the story, too often do they bring in these so called "professionals" who like to point out that stupid "lock jaw" which usually sends people running. Can't say i was a big fan of the cover page, if people didn't bother reading they would most likely have a misconception just on that header alone...

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    I read the article today online, atleast all those people interviewed made the point that staffy's are very popular which could account for the high numbers, I think one even said that half the dogs in QLD are propable staffy's or crosses, which is true, I live in logan and probably every second dog I see is a bully type dog

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    Yeah they could have titled the article better! Oh well, least they got people that know what they are talking about to comment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonbax View Post
    I read the article today online, atleast all those people interviewed made the point that staffy's are very popular which could account for the high numbers, I think one even said that half the dogs in QLD are propable staffy's or crosses, which is true, I live in logan and probably every second dog I see is a bully type dog
    So very true!

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    This is very sad.........
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