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    Talking Newbie :D

    Hey,

    i have just signed on here as i will be buying my OH a dog for his birthday in july, he has his heart set on a staffy but i have had tenterfeild terriors all my life (used to show them) and im not really used to the "bulldozer" type of dogs.
    My sister rescued a Staffy X Lab and she is very full on compared to my dog.
    Reason we have to get a new dog is my TT Millie has lived at home for 10 years and me and the OH have just moved out and she simply didnt want a part of it she wanted to stay at home with her pack (understandably)
    so the OH wanted a new dog but i told him to wait till his birthday.
    i think staffys are very cute but can be a bit in your face?
    or is there some breaders that have better tempremented ones?

    thanks

    xx

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    Welcome! Most staffies i've met are full of beans and are quite active and all crave human affection.

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    I just want to say Welcome to the forum!



    The staffy people will all be along soon, but IMHO any dog is as good as it's owner. If you are calm and quiet with your puppy you will wind up with a calm and quiet dog providing you give enough mental and physical stimulation.

    Seek out registered, ethical breeders whose dogs are registered with the ANKC or the CCC (Australian National Kennel Council or the Canine Control Council) and research your breeder very carefully, this will increase your chance tenfold of getting a great family pet.

    Staffies are gorgeous dogs with hearts of gold who are generally misunderstood by those that have never owned/met a good example of the breed.

    ETA: They need regular exercise like every other dog - if you can't give that, I'm sorry to say, don't get a dog.

    Good luck!!!
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    Staffy owner here

    I have 2 purebred Staffies and they have a gorgeous temperament. They love their humans and get really attached.

    One thing I do want to say though...get a puppy from a reputable, responsible breeder and you will get "good stock"...if you get my drift.

    If you want to know anything about Staffies...just ask

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    Welcome! Most staffies i've met are full of beans and are quite active and all crave human affection.
    then you should meet my girl...she is half "comatosed" all the time...just a very calm, gentle girl

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    Have fun with this great bunch of people.

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    id love to know more about them im a animal love in and out we would be walking every day (i need it too) haha
    my dad is the grounds man at kcc

    so have grown up with dogs but i just didnt want a destruckto dog eating my furtinure,
    this is me worrying i would make sure it goes to puppy goes to school and get enough excersise but i just want to make sure its the "one"

    staffys are the right size for us not too big and not a "girly dog" (acording to OH) haha
    i really wanted a beagle

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    Hi and welcome.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fruitloop View Post
    id love to know more about them im a animal love in and out we would be walking every day (i need it too) haha
    my dad is the grounds man at kcc

    so have grown up with dogs but i just didnt want a destruckto dog eating my furtinure,
    this is me worrying i would make sure it goes to puppy goes to school and get enough excersise but i just want to make sure its the "one"

    staffys are the right size for us not too big and not a "girly dog" (acording to OH) haha
    i really wanted a beagle
    Maybe go down to your local pound or shelter a few times and see if there is a dog that is the 'one' there?

    Beagles are VERY difficult to train and while it can be done it takes years of hard work to get them remotely reliable. They catch a scent and are off like a rocket!

    Staffy's are easier to train in that they are people/food orientated (not always but mostly). Like people there are definitely exceptions to this rule!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fruitloop View Post
    id love to know more about them im a animal love in and out we would be walking every day (i need it too) haha
    my dad is the grounds man at kcc

    so have grown up with dogs but i just didnt want a destruckto dog eating my furtinure,
    this is me worrying i would make sure it goes to puppy goes to school and get enough excersise but i just want to make sure its the "one"

    staffys are the right size for us not too big and not a "girly dog" (acording to OH) haha
    i really wanted a beagle
    Staffies are REALLY powerful dogs...might be a "medium" sized dog...but they are really a big dog hidden in a small dog body.

    LOL....destructive dogs............well, Staffies chew and they chew A LOT. They also LOVE digging holes...they are terriers They need HARD sturdy toys and mental stimulation. I will give you an example...my Staffy boy is 11 months now. One month ago we bought 2 coconut (the brown hairy one) and he snapped one in half...with his jaws!!! They are extremely strong, but seems to know their strength around humans. Sumo was a terrible biter as a puppy, but isn't anymore.

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