Written on: 19/05/2013 by swansmike
my male staffy is 2 next month, they are a very very friendly breed dont listen to all that rubbish people talk in the papers, news. Unless you have had a staffy you cant really comment but i promise anyone who is thinking of buying 1 you wont regret it They will sit on your feet , if they are not on the sofa next to you, they will lick you to death, love walks, pulling and just playing constantly. Mine alerts me if someone is walking past in the night, he shares the house with 2 teacup... (read more)
Written on: 15/05/2013
I have a beautiful four yr old girl she is great with my three children, she has never bitten them or hurt them. She is loving natured,great with other dogs even though she has been attacked twice,she loves people although does tend too jump up too lick them, she is so soppy she is an over grown puppy,these dogs have a bad rep but i always say its not the dog its the owner any dog can be vicious if brought up wrong. There not guard dogs if someone broke in they are likely to be licked to death. (read more)
Written on: 20/03/2013
Well I was surprised to see my mother come home one day with a Staffy puppy snuggled up in her arms, especially after all the rumours and news articles about the breed (admittedly I was a bit cautious about them). He was about seven weeks old when he came to us and still crying for his litter mates that he had to leave behind. We've had him for four years now and he is exactly what I have wanted in a dog. He is very affectionate, he knows his place in the family and knows that he is the... (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2013
My eleven year old Shealyham Terrior attached by a "suprised" owner. Only bred for one thing - to kill. When it attacks other animls, or god forbid your children, don't act surprised. I am a dog owner for over 30 years, get a lab or something nice. Why are half the owners 20 year old hoodies? Because that's a statement about the dog's temperment. (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2013 by knottydotty (3 reviews written)
i have two staffies , lola she is 6 and neo he is 4 .WHERE do i start , loyal , loving , friendly breed , if they are treated that way .MY mum has dislike dogs from a very early age as she was attacked by one when she was very young , she comes in to my flat with my two no problem at all they are all over her licking , muzzling her , they same with with my neices two young kids age 3 and 4 they play with them on the floor and even falling asleep with them . yes they do have a downside ... (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2013 by Reddogz (1 review written)
Myself and partner have lots of experience with Staffies. We are both dog walkers and have worked at three different animal rescue centers, where the majority of dogs were Staffies or Staffy crosses. These dogs do not deserve the negative press they so often get in the media, they are a fantastic breed, much over-looked, often bought by the wrong people for the wrong reasons and abused then abandoned. Yes, Staffies can be aggressive with other dogs - but so can other breed!! They can just... (read more)
Written on: 12/12/2012 by Bluboy51 (1 review written)
I have a 3 year old blue Staff, he is a fantastic dog, obedient, loving and very friendly, just recently he has become afraid of his bed, he will not go in it and just stands around with his tail between his legs looking scared, I have not got a clue why this is happening, does any one else have a simular story . (read more)
Written on: 24/11/2012
I brought a Male Staffy puppie at about 8 weeks old, he is now about 10 weeks and we recently got him a mate to play with, she is also a staffy she is around 16 months old, they seem to be play fighting all the time (it seems to be play fighting as they are both wagging their tails), but after a few mins the younger male starts to show his teeth and they both make horrible growling noises, we try to keep them apart but both want to be with the other, is it the case of them playing or are... (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2012 by Raygirl (1 review written)
Love my two Staffies (black and white) due to their eagerness to please, cuddly nature and happy-to-be-here attitude. Got both as adults from shelters. However, they are very territorial and if another dog acts like it wants a fight, you have a big problem because the Staffie will always come out "the bad guy" (because they 'lock on' to the other dog and won't let go no matter how much yelling, screaming, pulling goes on). I say this from experience. I have been to the emergency room... (read more)
Written on: 16/11/2012 by DIanneKG
There is no better,more loyal magnificent dog then the Staffordshire bull terrier or the American pit bull Terrier which are the same breed...just AKC or UKC registered (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2012 by hatestaffy
I own one he is desexed has had obedience trainning regulary excersized has a big area and companion dog. I have spent 1000's to get new fencing 6ft colourbond i have tried everything to keep him happy but he still manages to jump the fence i had to extend it again. I lost my ex fiance because of the strain put on our relationship my other dog is so well behaved. I dont know what to do with him. I have a new partner now and hes straining our relationship now. I think i need to get rid of... (read more)
Written on: 07/07/2012 by Basicallyimlee
I'm 28 and we have had staffies in my family all of my life. My parents have 7 children and are foster carers so the personality of a dog has always been important. As you can imagine in our house there were LOTS of children of all ages, pulling, prodding, jumping on and generally 'roughing up' our staffies and NEVER have we had a dog bite, scratch or even look menacingly at a child or anyone. They really are wonderful pets, we've had 5 altogether and have had them from puppies right up... (read more)
Written on: 29/06/2012
We got our baby, Popeye, when he was 12 months old. We have two children and I was a little hesitant about the breed. However, my husband was convinced that this is the best breed. Within 5 hours of being with us you could tell he was going to be great. He is so patient with our 3 year old son, it is amazing. He can put his face right next to Popeye when he's chewing a bone and Popeye doesn't blink an eye. I had read that this breed was nicknamed the Nanny dog, I can totally see why. ... (read more)
Written on: 20/02/2011
Ive got a staffy he is 15 months old and i can honestly say its the best dog ive ever had. So easy to train and so loving, cant get my breath the way he is so layed back.Bring them up with other dogs and people and you will have no problem at all. I think the key to having a staffy is plenty excercise and love and you have a winner... (read more)
Written on: 26/01/2011
My partner came home with a puppy staffie and i was horrified after the scare mongering stories. Pleased to say she is 5 this year and a big softie. She has been brought up with my 3 children who she loves to bits. Someone said to me when i got her 'make sure she doesnt get attacked when a puppy or it will be in her to attack'. I took this advice and she has never ever so much as growled at another dog. She runs free off the lead and if a dog tries to fight with her she is submissive or... (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2010
Just had my staffy of 12 yrs put down ;-(((((( I would recommend this breed of dog to anyone, best dog ever with kids... sooo loyal and rewarding. Easy to train and he was so willing to learn and please. Until his last days NEVER messed the house or chewed anything even as a pup.... Hardest decision to make to put him to sleep but his back legs just gave up on him (and he wouldnt give up). The only thing i would say if getting a male staffy get them castrated or very well socialised... mine... (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2010
I have never personaly owned a staffy but being a dog walker and been around them my whole life their temperment and personalities vary loads. my sister who moved out had a young staffy cross who loved us and the family, he liked our border collie as well and got on with all the family dogs who belonged to cuisen he'd see weekly but had no hestitation to attack any other dog, cat or person not in his family, my sister couldn't cope with him and I was only eight at the time so he had to be... (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2010 by Walks Far Man (32 reviews written)
Socialise, socialise, socialise!!!!!
Socialising your dog with other dogs & humans including children is the most important thing that any & all dog owner must do!
Though I've never owned a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, many of my friends do. They are the third most popular dog breed in my area after mongrels & Lurcher so I come in contact with at least one SBT & it's owner every day.
However, the only dog that my friends & I have to be on the lookout for is a certain SBT male. About 5... (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2010
We spent months looking at different dogs. After a lot of reviews on the tinternet we went for a Staffie. Diesel is his name, he is the nicest and calmest dog you could wish to meet and give nothing but love back to the whole family. All he wants to do is please. I can not imagane life without our little Diesel anymore. The biggest problem with any bull terrior is the other end of the lead and lack of training. I think everyone should do their homework on the tinternet before buying any dog... (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2010
I've had staffs all my life and I couldn't ask for a better dog. They're so caring all they want to do is curl up on your lap. If you train a staffy right they would be the best breed to get. However you do need to put a lot of time into them from puppies be prepared for them to chew a lot of things. If you have children get this breed. My mum had a staffy when I was a baby and it used to be my best friend, they put up with all the proding and poking from the toddlers and kids. Overall... (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2010
I have owned many dogs over the years and like to think that unlike most bully breed owners I'm not blind to the obvious facts about the breed.
Good dogs yes very much...
The best? Far from it..
Very good family dogs, loves children, loyal.
Animal agression, stubborn etc etc..
These are good dogs for some but not for most people. They require allot of work and attention and need plenty of exercise...allot.
Half the reason the dogs get a bad rap is because too many of the... (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2010
we have had our staffie zack for 2years.we wouldnt be with out him he is so loving and careing.he is full of energy when it suits him or when theres food to be had but thats his character.although he can be very ignorant when he doesnt get his own way or when its bedtime even to going outside when its cold and raining why he does is buissness.he loves his home comforts from his comfy bed to taking all the heat from the fire.his temperment is wonderful even with other dogs he has been with... (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2010
I have an American Stafford Shire Terrier whom is 11 yrs.old,love her dearly,lately,she has been drinking water incessantly,it seems? Has had blood work,and no diabetes etc.I also make her food in batches,and freeze.(Ground beef,rice oats,mixed veg.some olive oil,apple,and flax seed,occasionally).The water thing has me puzzled,have vet appt.,just wondered if anyone else knows anything unusual? Thanks..............Wally and Kisha:-) (read more)
Written on: 13/10/2008
Good points? I could go on all night. I have 2 and I've had staffies all my life along with other breeds. They are by far the best breed going. The most fun loving, smart, energetic, affectionate and loyal breed there is. I love them. If you want a family pet, this is the breed for you.Lovely breed. Family pet indeed. The chew when they're are puppies like mad! but it's all worth it. (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2008
I have had staffs for over 3 years now and they are great! I have notice that a lot of people have very bad views on Staffordshire bull terriers for being very nasty fighting dogs. Which is completely wrong!!! You will not find a more loving and loyal dog than a staff.
I would recommend this dog to anyone!!! (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2008
Our Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Bruce, has been with our family for four years now and is well and truely a part of it. We rescued him from a less than pleasant existence when he was about two years old. He's extremely intelligent, sometimes a step ahead of us and so very loving. He's got a massive personality, he's full of energy and loves spending hours playing. He can be a little stubborn when he doesn't want to do as he's told almost as though he turns a deaf ear, but with encouragement... (read more)
Written on: 01/02/2008 by good bye rabbit (4 reviews written)
i have 3 staffy's and did not find them difficult to train one is actualy my gun dog. yes i do get some funny looks when out shooting but everybody agrees that she is one of the best gun dog's they have seen not bad for a staffy.
staffy's are brilliant family dog's and if you put the right time in they will make you smile time after time.
i also have two pet rabbit's well not mine but the wife's that rome the garden with the dog's (rabbit's chase the dog's if they go to close) and they show... (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2007 by taylor9991 (3 reviews written)
I bought my Staffy about 5 months ago, and I paid £200 for him. I've had him since he was 5 weeks old. After initial problems (read my Pedigree puppy pouches review) he has settled extremely well into the house, and with kids. Staffies are gorgeous dogs, and they are so affectionate. Mine is really playful and boisterous. His name is Roddy, and he's all black with a slight white chest and a white devil streak on his forehead. He is pretty obedient, and he will listen when shouted at. He... (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2006 by Shoppa (10 reviews written)
Staffordshire Bull Terriers have so much energy, and they are so loving towards their owners. They are lovely dogs, and they are stunners too!
I would recommend a Staffordshire Bull Terrier to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2006 by vicsteroo (1 review written)
I got my 3 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier from a rescue centre about a year ago. He was a bit difficult to begin with, was very withdrawn and sad, but soon settled and has been a brilliant companion. He loves his walks and is always eager to please although he does have a tendency to annoy the other half, I definitely think he is a woman's dog.
I am reluctant to have his bits chopped but think I need to as he humps everything, but is not a chewer unless you give him an empty Coke... (read more)
Written on: 06/08/2006 by Lee2008 (26 reviews written)
For all the blood-curdling history of the Staffordshire bull terrier, many astounding positive qualities permeate through every pore of the breed. The Staffordshire bull terrier is defined not only by its indomitable courage and tenacity but also by its unflinching affection for children. At first glance these qualities appear contradictory. How could a formidable, fearless fighter be expected to curl up at the end of a child's bed? Who could expect that a dog bred to kill other dogs would... (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2006 by staffmum25
I love having a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. He is great company, and has such a good personality. I recommend this breed to patient people, as they do need constant reinforcement. I read that they are hard to housebreak, but that was untrue in my case. He has had no accidents since he was about 3 months old. I am really happy about my decision to get him. (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2006 by redmikey
My Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy is 20 weeks old now, and even though I have had the breed before, this is the first puppy I have had to train. All the reviews say that Staffordshire Bull Terriers are bright, and I would not always agree. They will do anything for food, but bright? I am not sure. In my biased opinion, this is the most loving, funny, full of life breed out there. You need to be prepared for 100% love when you get a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and it goes both ways. (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2006 by Ian1671 (1 review written)
I've had two Staffordshire Bull Terriers and loved them to bits, needless to say it won't be long before there's another one around to laugh at. These dogs need to be handled with a firm hand but a respectful one as well. They love to learn and play even if it does mean destroying EVERY toy you buy, nothing is indestructable with this breed. (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2005 by puppie
I have a Staffordshire terrier puppy he is good to learn but doesn't know when to stop HELP (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2005 by badgern (10 reviews written)
We have owned many dogs and our current Staffordshire Bull Terrier is by far the best. She just loves human company and is a real comedian! She doesn't bark incessantly but is a good watchdog. The staff is always happiest in human company and makes a wonderful pet for people with children. The press reports are wrong and misinformed. (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2004 by loulou2204 (1 review written)
Staffordshire Bull Terriers, if brought up properly and socialised with other dogs when very young make an absolutely FANTASTIC pet! They love children and adults. Like I said before they are very resiliant and tough and can withstand the rough and tumble with a boisterous toddler or older children! Very loyal and protective of their owners, not agressive to other dogs as long as they are mixed with other dogs when they are young! They are easy to look after and don't really drop hair.
I... (read more)