When you think of Staffordshire bull terriers what do you picture? Many imagine an intimidating looking ‘status dog’. But separate the reputation from the reality and you’ll find that staffies can make wonderful family pets…
Seeing a Staffordshire bull terrier looking forlornly out of a kennel is sadly a common sight at rescue centres. Blue Cross takes in over 400 unwanted and abandoned staffies every year.
Heartbreakingly, staffies really struggle to adapt to kennel life because of their sheer love of spending time with people – a need which, as hard as we try, is difficult to meet like an owner would in a home environment.
Charities like Blue Cross are inundated with requests to take in staffies and their crossbreeds because of the growing numbers being over-bred and abandoned.
On top of this, they can take a lot longer to rehome because they have a reputation for being a status symbol, so people don’t see them as family pets – but you might be surprised to find out that this couldn’t be further from the truth.