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    Its unfortunate ...especially for Pittbull owners. The media have ruined it for them.

    I'm curious what everyone calls a "bull breed" though ..... are we talking Staffy's and Pitty's ?? or is it any breed with 'Bull' in its name.

    I think Bull Terriers have the most aggressive sounding name ..... but i cant help but want to pat the funny looking buggers ... their a crack up those big snouted, pointy eared rascalls.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ados View Post
    This is interesting to me. When I go down the dog beach or dog park, people compliment me on how beautiful and happy Serena looks and behaves. She is generally well behaved and doesnt ever jump up on children or even adults but she enjoys the casual pat or scratch. I am finding that she is good at avoiding those dogs that are a bit too keen and/or snappy, even though I am sure Serena could hold her own in a scrap, not that I would ever want this to happen. Even when I had my other staff boy, who looked a little more manly and bigger, I had the same reaction from passers by. Maybe I don't notice trepidation in other people, particularly non-dog owners. Anyway, I love my staffs and wouldn't get any other breed.
    On a side note, by far the scariest dog we came across yesterday on out walk in the dog park, was a particularly snarly schitsu that had a minor snap at Serena. My good girl just ran off and came back to my side. I was so proud of her. The owners were apologetic but I just waved it off and told them no dramas as it was Serena that went up to say hello.
    So, I guess the point I am trying to make is that for me at least, here in WA, I have generally had a very positive experience as a current and past owner of a bully breed.

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    Good idea to have a chat with her. I'm being told that I look grumpy too... I just don't see very well. Or maybe it's my face dunno. If I was a dog I'd probably be a bullie myself Maybe the lady is a bullie at heart too...
    Last edited by margoo; 03-31-2014 at 07:44 PM.

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    Sean don't you own two massive dogs? How do people react to them when you take them for a walk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goggles View Post
    Sean don't you own two massive dogs? How do people react to them when you take them for a walk?
    i think they are too busy laughing at their goofy antics to be scared!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jadielee87 View Post
    Are WA a bit more relaxed on their BSL laws?
    I actually have no idea! That is a good question.

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    I can't say I've had any memorable moments with Brock, but during Jack's years I got plenty. I remember one lady who was walking with her husband(well it's my guess it was her husband), he was walking their little fluffy yapball, and when Jack went over to her(less than 3 metres from where I was based chucking the ball for him) to say hello in a totally friendly manner, she looked obviously concerned and told me my dog should be on a lead .... I took great delight in telling her that this is an offleash dog area. I also have a couple of people straight after the Ayen Chol incident tell me my dog was dangerous ... again I took great pleasure in telling them that the most they had to worry about was getting licked to death.

    Stuff 'em I say, if you don't want to interact with dogs, don't come to an offleash dog area!

    ETA : to keep this relevant to the OP, if a dog is suitably restrained outside of an offleash dog area, I would also take the same attitude. Also, from your pics I can't see your dog ever getting in trouble with BSL
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    I still do get the looks and most of them time people stay away from the fenced dog park if I'm there with Zeus or when Cindy stil around. Only another stronger dog owners comes in and say hi, but old ladies with their little pooch will not even say bellow or dare come near the gates.

    I've learnt a lot from this forum and I don't really care what other owners think "as they don't do research and judge you straight away". It's my own business, I know what my dog(s) can and cannot do.

    If you are confident with your dog, just ignore them and enjoy the walks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goggles View Post
    Sean don't you own two massive dogs? How do people react to them when you take them for a walk?
    theyre probably all thinking that sean is compensating for something having such big dogs.....

    and theyd be right....
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    sean is compensating for something
    Are you sure it's not that a big man needs bigger (dog) blankets?

    Then again he does live somewhere toasty and warm already so I'm not sure how much I'd want dogs keeping me warm up there.

    We're getting 36'C here in APRIL WTF.

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