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    Quote Originally Posted by mydogau View Post
    I guess its easier to re-home that when they are called staffy x's. If you call them Bull terrier, pit bull, pig dog or anything else, many ppl won't want them. There aren't too many (that I am aware of anyway, I could be very surprised to hear otherwise) who will give a pit bull a chance, because of the bad plugging they receive in the media. You alway hear about dog attacks involving them, but surely there are many more we don't hear about, that these dogs aren't involved in at all. I was bitten by a dog when I was walking one morning, few years back. Didn't look anything like a bull terrier. When I reported the attack nobody cared.
    It is funny, when I am out walking, more people are scared of the SBT over the Bull Terrier

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    It beats me why staffy is allways listed as the primary breed in the X? The only conclusion I can come up with is it's a selling point or brand name.


    I mean if you have an basenji and its been crossed with a staff, why wouldnt basenji be primary?

    Because its just not cool beans thats why.. All in my opinion on things of course.

    'What breeds your dog mate?'
    'Staffy X mate.'
    'ah yeah cool, nice dog'
    'and what breeds your dog mate', talking to other person with same mix
    'Besenji X bud.'.....
    A ****ing what?!?
    LMAO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    It beats me why staffy is allways listed as the primary breed in the X? The only conclusion I can come up with is it's a selling point or brand name.


    I mean if you have an basenji and its been crossed with a staff, why wouldnt basenji be primary?

    Because its just not cool beans thats why.. All in my opinion on things of course.

    'What breeds your dog mate?' Staffy X mate. 'ah yeah cool nice dog'; 'and what breeds your dog mate', 'Besenji X bud.'..... A ****ing what?!?
    LMAO
    I believe this statement is soooo true...............and funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by mydogau View Post
    I guess its easier to re-home that when they are called staffy x's. If you call them Bull terrier, pit bull, pig dog or anything else, many ppl won't want them. There aren't too many (that I am aware of anyway, I could be very surprised to hear otherwise) who will give a pit bull a chance, because of the bad plugging they receive in the media. You alway hear about dog attacks involving them, but surely there are many more we don't hear about, that these dogs aren't involved in at all. I was bitten by a dog when I was walking one morning, few years back. Didn't look anything like a bull terrier. When I reported the attack nobody cared.
    Pounds have to guess the breeds if dogs are strays which may account for a
    high number being staffyx. They are not going to deliberately decieve people
    just because Bullies and APBT might not be as popular. Some may call APBT type dogs Amstaff so that they can be rehomed as being an APBT or x of one
    can mean pts if not reclaimed in some States.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    It beats me why staffy is allways listed as the primary breed in the X? The only conclusion I can come up with is it's a selling point or brand name.
    I mean if you have an basenji and its been crossed with a staff, why wouldnt basenji be primary?
    Because its just not cool beans thats why.. All in my opinion on things of course.
    'What breeds your dog mate?'
    'Staffy X mate.'
    'ah yeah cool, nice dog'
    'and what breeds your dog mate', talking to other person with same mix
    'Besenji X bud.'.....
    A ****ing what?!?
    LMAO
    Your spot on there Beau. I always have found it interesting to note that so many people go on forums with what they call an amstaffx and all it seems to take is someone saying the dog looks like it has pitty in it and next thing you know it's a pittyx!! The same thing seems to happen in the guess the breed threads. If it looks Bull Breed it must have pitty in it and dog goes from bitsa to pittyx. I guess it sounds "tougher"!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BULLYT View Post
    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 saw a beautiful Bull Terrier( I think it was. those are the ones with the major roman noses?) the other day. I think its the first time ive ever liked a bull breed. nope, second. i saw a really lovely staffy that day too. i like their personality so much, im actually considering one for my next dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demi View Post

    Does anyone owning the SBT's experience hearing this?

    Offtopic I know, but I am really curious
    Yes the stafford cry is to be heard to be believed... I love it... lol... but it can be very, very loud at times....

    they are also very good talkers, and can be taught words quite easily because it comes natural to them... Mortisha could say ''I love you" as clear as a person...

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    Sorry I'm late on coming into this thread, but I have had my hands full with my latest rescue.... because I volunteer rescue for the SBTCV we can only accept pure staffords and sadly cannot take crosses, however since I started I've had at least one dog a week and many times two... (two atm)

    It seems to me that the most common reason a pure stafford is surrended is due to expanding family... people don't realise just how demanding they are, they are a family dog and insist on being part of the family... they really don't do well if left alone for long periods as they crave human companionship... they love kids, but can be rough at times, and need to be supervised (as do all dogs anyway)

    The second most popular reason is seperation anxieties... most people want a quick fix and are not prepared to put the time and effort into the long term care of their dogs...

    I have two rescues here atm, Jake is the most beautiful red boy, he was surrended because they are expecting their 2nd child and just don't have time for him, he hadn't been walk in heaven knows how long... he is only 18 months old... and not a tear was shed when he was handed to me...

    The second girl was picked up from the pound she was on her last days... she is tiny... and has so many issues Im hoping I can help her.... Her toenails were so long they were rounded at the ends, all of them... she has a mark on her side which looks like a cigarette burn to me... she has massive seperation anxiety with me and litterly screams her lungs out when she can't see me... Day by day she is getting better, and I'm sure will be the perfect dog for the right person...

    sorry gone off track.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimbastaff View Post
    Yes the stafford cry is to be heard to be believed... I love it... lol... but it can be very, very loud at times....

    they are also very good talkers, and can be taught words quite easily because it comes natural to them... Mortisha could say ''I love you" as clear as a person...
    We thought we were just imagining when Ralph would say "I love you" or "hello", sounded very clear, but thought no one would believe us! Unfortunately Ralph can't talk any more because of his tracheostomy. The cat also says "hello"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimbastaff View Post
    Yes the stafford cry is to be heard to be believed... I love it... lol... but it can be very, very loud at times....

    they are also very good talkers, and can be taught words quite easily because it comes natural to them... Mortisha could say ''I love you" as clear as a person...
    Hi Kimbastaff..

    I'll 2nd your words about SBT's being very good talkers. I didn't want to mention about the "doggy words" that my 1st SBT would say, in case others here thought i was bloody looney or telling porkies.

    Zeppelin would greet us repeatedly with this sound that sounded like "ELLOOOOOO", it was like he was saying "hello" to us when ever we came back home from being out etc or when friends etc visited. People that had heard Zep say "hello" to us were completely amazed by he's doggy "talk", even he's Vet & Vet nurse were gobbed smacked when ever they heard him talk/ greet them. The more we said "hello" to Zep the more he would repeat he's "hello" back....

    Our beloved breed sure are 1 of a kind & thank goodness for that because that's what makes them so special & i wouldn't want them any other way.
    Last edited by Aussie Floyd; 03-11-2010 at 06:47 PM.

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