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    Unhappy Please don't shoot me !

    I'VE BEEN MEANING TO ASK THIS QUESTION FOR A LONG TIME...

    HERE IT GOES...UM..UM...PLEASE DON'T SHOOT ME HERE IT GOES; WHY IS IT THAT WE CAN CALL A FOX TERRIER -" FOXY"
    A ROTTWEILWER -" ROTTI"
    BULL TERRIER -" BULLY" ETC, ETC
    BUT THE MINUTE WE CALL A STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER - 'STAFFY' SOME PEOPLE SIMPLY FREAK OUT....WHY IS THIS?
    ONE OF MY DOGS IS A PURE STAFFORDSHIRE. I GOT HER FROM A BREEDER THAT AFTER SIX MONTHS DECIDED NOT TO BREED HER AND WHEN I CALLED HER A 'STAFFY' I THOUGHT SHE WOULD EITHER HAVE A HEART ATTACK OR PULL OUT A GUN
    I DON'T CARE IF PEOPLE CALL MY DOG STAFFORD, STAFFY, STAFF
    WHY IS IT SUCH A BIG DEAL WITH SOME ?

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    1. Please don't write in caps - it is considered yelling and is difficult to read

    2. A staffordshire bull terrier is a staffy - no one has issues with that, I am unsure what you are talking about?

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    OCCY ! THERE'S NO NEED TO BE RUDE!
    1. I use caps as i suffer from chronic arthritis and it's just easier sometimes.
    Sorry-no yelling intended!
    2. I am simply asking the question to see what people think...like i said from personal experience i found that some people / breeders don't like the saffordshire to be called a 'staffy' and i'm asking people why that might be, what they think...
    Last edited by Magdalena; 03-19-2009 at 08:06 AM. Reason: staffy not stafford

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    Sorry, cant see the difference how caps are easier. You still use the same keys.

    Ive only known ppl to say Staffy, never have known anyone to go off about it. I guess with the hype of dangerous breeds staffys cop alot.

    Same as the APBT is a Pitty. I dont care myself who gets upset about the names. Many ppl have blown me up for saying Pitty so I say it more

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    I get people calling my dog a malamute when he`s a husky, it really doesn`t bother me as it just shows people love both breeds but really don`t know the difference between the breeds, I just smile and politely let them know he is a husky, he loves the attention anyway.

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    Yes Magdelena, i have found this! Some people actually do get offended by this, even when i call my own dog a staffy! I Dont know really, to me its just the aussie way, everything gets shortened. As you mentioned, foxie, buly, rotti. But everyday stuff, breaky (breakfast), chocy (Chocolate), Champers (Champagne), spagetti bol (Or even shorter, spag bol) LOL

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    I have heard breeders frown on the term Staffy, for some reason they prefer Stafford. Don't know why, surely it's an affectionate, nickname sort of thing so it shouldn't matter.

    People call my Borzoi "a Lassie dog" and I grit my teeth a little bit - but more out of frustration that people don't realise there are so very many interesting breeds out there. Reminds me of being at the zoo looking at the tiny Tamarin monkeys and a lady behind us said to her children in a very authoritative voice "Yes, these are Orangutans." Hee hee...

    By the way - a "Foxie" is actually a Tenterfield Terrier, and if you use that expression around Fox Terrier people they could explode!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheltiefan View Post
    Sorry, cant see the difference how caps are easier. You still use the same keys.

    Ive only known ppl to say Staffy, never have known anyone to go off about it. I guess with the hype of dangerous breeds staffys cop alot.

    Same as the APBT is a Pitty. I dont care myself who gets upset about the names. Many ppl have blown me up for saying Pitty so I say it more
    Oh please! enough already about the ' caps ' .....i don't need to explain myself to you i gave a reason why, said sorry, so why be irritating?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leo01 View Post
    Yes Magdelena, i have found this! Some people actually do get offended by this, even when i call my own dog a staffy! I Dont know really, to me its just the aussie way, everything gets shortened. As you mentioned, foxie, buly, rotti. But everyday stuff, breaky (breakfast), chocy (Chocolate), Champers (Champagne), spagetti bol (Or even shorter, spag bol) LOL
    Hey Leo
    Exactly ! that's what i mean...when i've called my own dog 'staffy' i had people get cross. It's no big deal, but i have always found it interesting and like you said it is the Aussie way, that's how i see it too. Thanks for your comments! PS. Love your dog leo! Whenever i see his photo i get goggy-clucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    I have heard breeders frown on the term Staffy, for some reason they prefer Stafford. Don't know why, surely it's an affectionate, nickname sort of thing so it shouldn't matter.

    People call my Borzoi "a Lassie dog" and I grit my teeth a little bit - but more out of frustration that people don't realise there are so very many interesting breeds out there. Reminds me of being at the zoo looking at the tiny Tamarin monkeys and a lady behind us said to her children in a very authoritative voice "Yes, these are Orangutans." Hee hee...

    By the way - a "Foxie" is actually a Tenterfield Terrier, and if you use that expression around Fox Terrier people they could explode!
    Thanks Nattylou
    I agree it shouldn't matter...still...wonder why it does. And you're right. Staffy sounds alot more affectionate then Stafford.
    I can understand people getting a bit cross if someone gets the breed wrong...if they're not sure they're better off not commenting or they should ask .
    Oh....Oooops!!! about the foxy. No offence intended

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