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    I don't think Bull Breed owners are doing the breed any favours by tearing the throat out of a newbie whose comments were not deserving of the nastiness.

    Pounds are full of staffies and crosses. I don't think the OP meant any disrespect in regards to comments about why there are so many of them in the pounds. I know personally that the most common reason I have heard for Bull Terriers being surrendered is that they are too much dog for their owners to handle. It's simply people purchase these dogs and don't train them or teach them social skills or manners. They may get destructive or aggressive and then dumped at the pound.

    I don't believe we need more rescue groups. I'd prefer the need for less of them and more effort put into stopping the cycle of over breeding and the dumping of animals to the pounds. People need to start taking responsibility for their own actions and help stop the sensless deaths of so many dogs and cats.

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    I know a few people who have SBTs. They know nothing about dogs - but got SBTs because they're "cool" or make them look "tough".

    My best friend and her OH got a supposedly pure SBT (for $200 out of the paper!! Yeah right!!!) because the OH had "always wanted one". What happened? They played with it for a couple of months while it was a puppy, then put it out in the backyard. Then they had a baby, which meant even less time for the already ignored dog. I found out the other day that they "got rid of it" because he was destructive and too energetic and kept escaping! I haven't been able to bring myself to ask what actually happened to the poor boy.

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    I remember a time when JRT's were filling the pounds.. I think it was when some movie came out and the main character was a Jack Russell.. it probably flew or talked or something and all the kids who saw it begged mum and dad for one.
    Then there were heaps of Pei's around the time the toilet paper commercials came out.
    I'm surprised there's not a heap of Chi's after Paris Hilton's dogs hit the media and that movie about Chi's came out last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewer View Post
    Wow, crikey, settle down everyone.

    It's just something we noticed while visiting the half-dozen or so dog shelters around Melbourne. Lots and lots of Staffies and Staffy X's.

    Just wondering why they are apparently over-represented is all. Not trolling, nor somebody else re-invented, just thought folks here might have noticed the same thing and/or have a theory about why.

    My friend has a couple and they are lovely.

    Sheesh.

    Mods feel free to close this thread if I've struck a raw nerve.
    Apologies to Brewer since it seems you asked a valid question. There was a bit of SBT Owner baiting on this forum a little while back, so it can be a touchy subject.
    On the SBT subject, they do seem to go through a fashionable stage like most breeds and I believe there are far too many BYBs.
    In answer to the question of when they get older, they just get more loving!

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    What are their average life span, and do they moult, I know they are a short hair but so is a Shar-Pei, except of course for the "bear coats", and Geisha can moult so much you would swear she will end up naked, & hers sticks into everything.
    Would the reason one member said no to taking a SBT out of a pound be because the dog could be unpredictable or for a health reason.

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    The average life span for an SBT 10-12 years, but can live to 15-16 years. They don't moult that much and a damp chamoise rubbed over the short hair can remove any loose hair. Ralph's hair is so think on the back and head, it is hard to see skin.
    The one reason one member said no to taking a SBT out of the pound could be that it may have been used or try to be used as a fighting dog or to blood fighting dogs. Unfortunately people believe they are/can be agressive, but more likely they will lick you to death. They are very loyal dogs, can have the "Peter Pan" syndrome and can be a bit destructive if bored (Ralph used to rip up his bedding!
    Pei, I have had cattle dogs, cattle dog x, GSDs and Aust. Terriers in the past, Ralph is my first Staffy and I would not swap him for anything. Over the last 10.4 years he has been my best friend. That is why I am so sad that he is dying of cancer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    I'm surprised there's not a heap of Chi's after Paris Hilton's dogs hit the media and that movie about Chi's came out last year.
    In America there's more Chis than Pitbulls in the pounds. For that reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruthless View Post
    In America there's more Chis than Pitbulls in the pounds. For that reason.
    Yup, I am on another forum, unrelated to dogs though and I have been told Chihuahuas GREATLY fill up the pounds over there.

    To be greatly offtopic for a moment

    I went to a party yesterday and they had 2 SBT's. A little GORGEOUS excited puppy on a chain and a beautiful brindle older one (Maybe a year or 2 yrs old) in a fenced off area (Although it was friendly of course!)

    I was absolutely astonished to hear the sounds coming from the older staffy. It sounded like an old man moaning, honestly like a human and not a howl LOL I asked my dad and he told me "it is the bull howl"

    Does anyone owning the SBT's experience hearing this?

    Offtopic I know, but I am really curious
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    Staffy chat! Very common

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demi View Post
    Yup, I am on another forum, unrelated to dogs though and I have been told Chihuahuas GREATLY fill up the pounds over there.

    To be greatly offtopic for a moment

    I went to a party yesterday and they had 2 SBT's. A little GORGEOUS excited puppy on a chain and a beautiful brindle older one (Maybe a year or 2 yrs old) in a fenced off area (Although it was friendly of course!)

    I was absolutely astonished to hear the sounds coming from the older staffy. It sounded like an old man moaning, honestly like a human and not a howl LOL I asked my dad and he told me "it is the bull howl"

    Does anyone owning the SBT's experience hearing this?

    Offtopic I know, but I am really curious
    Hi Demi, SBTs are very vocal! They have different sounds for when they want attention, when they are wanting their dinner, when they want you to play ball or go for a walk, or when they are inquirying if you are okay! SBTs will talk and talk. Very social talkers. I think they have a sound for every mood, feeling or want. Anyway, my Ralph does, that was up until he had his tracheostomy, now I have to read his facial expressions, body language and his nudging!

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