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    I'm with you A.F
    Would these people give away their kids for the same reason ? What sort of example are they setting for those kids.

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    I would like to say...you have had this dog for 7 years and that is a huge majority of this dog's life. I sincerely hope you have exhausted all other alternatives BEFORE giving him away. Have you considered behavioural modification before just shipping him off to someone else? I am deeply sadden that you think your dogs life is worth so little...so you are willing to just give him away...it is breaking my heart to be frank!

    How is Guiness with other dogs?
    Is he used to cats?
    What does "excitable" mean?
    Has he ever shown any aggressive traits and that includes food, toys etc aggression?
    How much training has he had?
    Can he be home alone?
    Is he vaccinated, desexed, wormed and microchipped?

    These are all questions people will ask!

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    My brother has an SBT from before when his kids were born and it worked out ok. The kids were more of a danger to the dog than she was to them.

    Someone who is so precious about their kids safety that they will get rid of their dog of 7 years - isn't doing the right thing by kids or dog, I reckon. It's very sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyacinth View Post
    my brother has an sbt from before when his kids were born and it worked out ok. The kids were more of a danger to the dog than she was to them.

    someone who is so precious about their kids safety that they will get rid of their dog of 7 years - isn't doing the right thing by kids or dog, i reckon. It's very sad.
    i 110% agree!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    My brother has an SBT from before when his kids were born and it worked out ok. The kids were more of a danger to the dog than she was to them.

    Someone who is so precious about their kids safety that they will get rid of their dog of 7 years - isn't doing the right thing by kids or dog, I reckon. It's very sad.

    & I 100% agree with you Hy...

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    It does seem to be the wrong thing to so. Especially since SBTs are nanny dogs!
    They are great with kids. Is the concern that the kids will be playing in the back yard without 100% parental supervision? If so, then maybe the kids need a new home too!
    I am not having a go at you Shane, but, it does seem rather strange to be giving away a dog that you have had for 7 years. Yes, the dog would be heavier than your 17 mth old, has your dog been trained not to jump up? Kids grow up better with animals in their lives than kids that never have animals. It helps to build empathy, compassion and responsibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Floyd View Post
    OMG Amy i cant believe you even asked me that question...



    Have you not realized how angry it makes SBT folk to hear that one of our beloved breed is unwanted by their owner.

    I just pray that a forever loving home is found & that the boy don't end up in the pound or on deaths row, or that the boy is dumped on the streets etc.

    Sorry! I guess I don't realise how often this happens! Its the first time I have seen someone who, to me, genuinely LOVES their dog trying to re-home it for personal reasons.

    Yes its not ideal, its not something that anyone should have to go through but in reality it happens.

    I hope this dog finds a loving home too! He sounds lovely!

    ETA: I just had a look in the "Giveaway" section...its sad!!! I guess I understand a little more where you are coming from now.
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    I dunno.

    To me it rates the same as giving away your 7 yo child because she's bigger than your newborn. Yes, the same dangers exist and they must be managed.

    But getting rid of the SBT will not guarantee a kid's safety. In fact a present and happy SBT could prevent a number of dangers to small children. Like visits from bad people. Even though we know SBT are likely to lick bad people to death, most bad people don't know that. A bark a lot SBT can also alert parents when the kid has hurt itself or something has gone wrong. Or a bad dog has shown up.

    I can't help wondering if the dog has already shown some sort of aggression towards the children and that's the real reason for wanting to re-home. It's the only one I'd accept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I dunno.

    To me it rates the same as giving away your 7 yo child because she's bigger than your newborn. Yes, the same dangers exist and they must be managed.

    But getting rid of the SBT will not guarantee a kid's safety. In fact a present and happy SBT could prevent a number of dangers to small children. Like visits from bad people. Even though we know SBT are likely to lick bad people to death, most bad people don't know that. A bark a lot SBT can also alert parents when the kid has hurt itself or something has gone wrong. Or a bad dog has shown up.

    I can't help wondering if the dog has already shown some sort of aggression towards the children and that's the real reason for wanting to re-home. It's the only one I'd accept.
    Uhummm.......that is why I asked the question.

    If it is the case...then sorry...rehoming is not an option. A people aggressive Staffy is a big NO NO!

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