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    I would never own one but OMG aren't they the cutest dogs in the world????

    Especially as puppies *swoon* I can't look at one without smiling.

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    I would say they're regal more than cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    I would never own one but OMG aren't they the cutest dogs in the world????

    Especially as puppies *swoon* I can't look at one without smiling.
    awwwwwwww....gorgeous!!!!

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    I sometimes look after a PB - he is the smoochiest cuddliest dog. I will admit that until I met him 5 years ago I did not have the best opinion of them, and even now I am wary until I know the dog.

    He lives with cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, little dogs, and he is just a big baby. He has always been so incredibly gentle around the older frail dogs.

    Poor boy was rescued from a druggie, was covered in cigarette burns, and destined for a life of dog fights. The owners paid the druggie for the pup, and managed to get enough info out of the low-life to pass on to the cops and a dog fighting ring was shut down as a result.

    If he wasn't so terrified of strangers (run off under the bed and barks from there the big wuss) he'd be a wonderful example of how a PB can be.

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    That's so sad GreysAreGreat's
    see I am afraid of a lot of them, but I adore the look of them.. such sweet little faces and ears and noses *melts*
    it's a shame that so many have been bred for fighting, they can be really aggressive and frightening.
    I did meet a PB pup not long ago while I was walking with my two along the river..he was off lead but his owner close by with lead in hand.. the pup was so friendly.. the owner said he was Amstaff and winked at me.. he then said he is socialising him and hopes he will change people's mindset of PB/Amstaffs through his pooch being so friendly.

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    I understand what you mean puggerup. Unfortunately I think PB's are owned by the wrong people for the most part. The responsible ones are in the minority, but they will be the ones that can implement change of people's attitudes. So many PBs are bred for the wrong reasons, it breaks my heart. I would be very wary of approaching an unknown PB, but then again I'm wary of approaching any unknown dog.

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    Excellent post Grey. Added to your rep.

    properly bred staffies and pitbulls are easily the most stunning dogs there is. They're elegant, regal, powerful and royal looking all in one. They leave me in awe.

    But, like all noble creatures, I will merely admire from afar...Until I make up my mind on staffies!

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    I want to say something about Staffies.

    When we were investigating what breed we thought would be good for us (after owning Rottweiler)...I remember what Hubby said to me.

    I mentioned the Staffy to him and he...NOOO BLOODY WAY! I said...before you judge...try and investigate....he said..NO BLOODY WAY! Well...he investigated (after me nagging him) and we decided to meet some of these Staffies in person. We went to Sydney for a National Specialty Staffordshire Bull Terrier Show and needless to say...we were both sold

    Hubby judged them too without knowing them. I am not trying to ram the Staffy down peoples throat and I can understand why people don't like them/are scared of them. Even some "well" bred Staffies can be somewhat unpleasant. We have seen show Staffies at shows that are less than nice...trust me.

    I was bitten as a child on the face by a Dachshund, but that doesn't mean I judge all Dachshunds.

    I don't know any Pitt Bulls in person. Am I scared of them? I wouldn't say scared...I am weary, because I know what they were bred for and know what they are used for by some people. The same goes for Staffies...I don't like all Staffies. Some are dangerous due to being raised/treated a certain way...and poorly bred!!!

    I look at Judge's "Bailey" and think...wow...she is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! The photos taken while they were at the river are breath....taking!
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    I know Pugger! How gorgeous are they!
    I would own one, except the BSL is doing its job and I don't wanna risk ruining the rep anymore.
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