Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Boy Attacked by Dangerous Dog!!

Photo from Lancashire Telegraph.

No, the dog is not a Staffie!

This time it's a..... 

Yorkshire Terrier!

You can read more here.

I feel sorry for Owen Poole... Hope he'll be brave enough to go out on his own again.

What amazes me about this story is the comments left by the readers... and for some reason the comments are no longer at the website!!! 

There were comments about how Owen must have done something to the Yorkshire Terrier and that's why it attacked poor Owen. They were blaming Owen.

Now, if it was a staffie, the comments would have been the staffie is a devil dog and all staffies should be banned blah blah blah... 

I am not saying that it was Owen's fault that he was attacked. It might have been his fault. It could have been the Yorkie. Who knows?!

Anyway, I just wanted to make the point that Yorkshire Terriers can cause damage too not just Staffies!  It was interesting to see how quickly the readers can blame the boy when it is a cute little Yorkshire Terrier but quick to blame the dog if it is a Staffie!

Friday, 29 March 2013

Are Staffordshire Bull Terriers dangerous?

There has been a fatal dog attack in the UK recently. A 14 year old girl was killed at her friend's house. She was mauled by at least 4 dogs. The breeds of the dogs have not been confirmed but they are thought to be Bull Mastiffs, Staffordshire Bull Terriers and an American Bulldog. 4 of the dogs were killed by police and one other was found in the house. 

This is obviously a terrible tragedy for everyone involved. However, as usual there are people demanding that all staffies be banned. ALL of them. Yes.. ALL... including the nice ones. Funny no one mentioned the Bull Mastiffs.. 

There are name callings on twitter, facebook, the internet.

There was even a troll -who told a lady that he wished her kids will one day be savaged by a staffie! What kind of person says that? 

We are responsible dog owners and we do not wish harm on anyone. That's why we train and discipline our dogs! 

Some people say staffie owners are more aggressive than staffies. Do you blame us? We are sick of people accusing our dogs of being killers. Whenever I hear of a dog killing someone, I will think, "please please please not be a staffie" because I know there will be idiots who will start calling us names and calling for all staffies to be killed. We just want to defend our loyal friends.

Staffies are not dangerous. 

Staffies are intelligent, fearless and loyal. That's why they are called nanny dogs. They protect the child.  They are always eager to please. 

Unfortunately, these are the reasons why drug dealers/chavs use them as weapons! They are so eager to please they will do anything for their Master! It's not their fault. It is how they are brought up. 

In the case of Jade Anderson, there were 5 dogs in the property. The owner wasn't home. I am not sure what happened but the dogs are in a pack. Jade wasn't part of it. The house is theirs as far as they know. And why are there FIVE dogs in a small house?!?!

If you look at most dog attacks, the owners were never there when it happened. It is their responsibility! Children should never be left alone with dogs..even if it's a Labrador, Chihuahua or Yorkshire Terrier! Children should also be taught how to behave around a dog. 

"It was six months before Millie-Jo could remember what had happened to her that terrible day last August. She told her mum she had been trying to tuck a toy into the dog's collar when it had gone for her."
Can you blame the dog? It was only trying to protect itself. 

The owners and the Government should be blamed.

The owners for not training their dogs, for not looking after them, for not exercising them enough.

The Government for not putting in place measures to protect its people. So what if all dogs are microchipped? All drivers need to get car insurance but do they? (In 2009, it was estimated that about two million motorists in Great Britain drive uninsured!)

The chavs would not do that. 

All breeders should be licensed. If you are not a breeder, your dog should be spayed or neutered. There are too many dogs in the world... It also keeps their hormone levels down!

Of course there will be people who will breed illegally. There need to be tough penalties for people who are caught doing that. 

So back to the question, Are Staffies dangerous? 


You must be thinking, I'm saying this because I own two staffies... Damn right I am!! But i'm not the only one to say that.

The American Veterinary Medical Association agrees with me! Or rather, I agree with them.. :D 

The Top 10 most dangerous breeds are (based on a 20 year study!!):

10. St Bernard
9. Great Dane
8. Chow Chow
7. Doberman
6. Malamute
5. Wolf Dog Hybrid
4. Husky
3. German Shepherd
2. Rottweiler
1. Pit Bull

Can you see "Staffordshire Bull Terrier" in the list?

I challenge anyone to come meet my staffies. They will not bite. I can't say the same for myself! 

Ban all Staffies? Well you can kiss my staffy ass!!

Monday, 18 February 2013

I heard a rumour..

The rumours about my dogs being killer dogs are circulating again!!

It doesn't end does it?

Apparently, someone from the rugby club heard the story and told the lady that runs it about the incident - mostly false information of course!! She owns a Golden Retriever puppy (Rosie). I met the dog a few times before.

She told a dog walker she had to hid behind the trees whenever she sees me as she's worried my dogs would attack her and Rosie!

Luckily, Karen, the dog walker, told her it's all just a rumour and she knows us and has no problems with our dogs. Karen told her to tell everyone that it is all a lie! I am so grateful to Karen!

I was out throwing the ball for Buddy yesterday and turned round to see a man and a woman watching us. They have a pug. The annoying pug that barked at me a few times before! They picked up their pug and walked the other direction! I was a bit annoyed but felt better after knowing they will be walking through the muddy path! Ha!

The man who owns the pug annoys me too because firstly, he spent £1k on the pug and was thrown out of his house by his partner and dumped the dog on his poor dad! His dad knows us and has no problems with my dogs. His son however, is very annoying!

There was once I opened the back gate to bring the dogs out. I didn't see him round the corner. Peanut went over to say hello and wanted to sniff his dog and what did he do? He picked it up! Every single time! He does that every time! He kept saying, "Your dog is so big.. *nervous laughter".  grrr  I was in a bad mood then and said, "They may be big but they are not dangerous! They are curious".  Also, he lets his pug shits everywhere and he never picks them up! Scum!

Anyway, this afternoon, my husband took the dogs out and met a lady who confessed that she thought our dogs were dangerous but Peanut won her over by sitting down and giving the lady her paw - for a treat! Buddy wasn't too fussed as he was running after the balls. She said she only reacted to what she has been told and now she thinks our dogs are very soft!! I hope she tells everyone she sees that our dogs are not killers!

This rumour thing made me think of the song - I Heard a Rumour by Bananarama.
So why not listen to this song as you look at some dangerous dogs pic for erm.. the day/week/month.
Sorry for the lack of updates..

Happy Buddy had a great time running after balls

After I showed Peanut the treat. haha

Getting a treat

So tired...