We want to adopt an american staffie from a rescue organisation. He is 10 months old, was very well-looked after (physically ar least) by his previous owners but abandoned, for appararently no reason. we met the dog, he seems really lovely and good-natured, a very friendly dog but also a bit timid. The staff members said that he is really not aggressive at all. We have small children, and a cat, so I was wondering if people here had any bad experiences with staffies (I mean mostly dogs which were not raised by themselves). My concern is that he might have been through some sort of traumatic experiences and he might become aggresive after we get him. I know a little bit about the breed but it would be good to hear from some people who own/owned staffies.