We recently visited a number of dog shelters looking for a new member for our family.
I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say a good three-quarters of all the dogs we saw were described as Staffy or Staffy X. It quickly became something of a running joke between us (not out of disrespect you understand, but out of sheer repetition).
I guess one possible explanation is that Staffy genes are particularly recognisable in a mongrel and therefore tend to get mentioned first, but I suspect there's more to it. I suspect that either Staffies have been particularly fashionable lately, or they have character traits which lead to them being surrendered more often.
Has anyone else noticed this, and if so, what is your theory?