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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:54 pm 
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We would be looking at a rescue Staffy. Typically they will have been in foster care so there would be a good idea of their general temperament, and we'd be looking at one over 18 months old. There would obviously still be much work, but not puppy training work.


Honestly Slacks, I think you may need to prepare yourself:

I don't think any respectable dog rescue centre is going to allow a family with a young child, a relatively little experience with dogs, to walk out with a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, that statistically, is likely to have been rescued from a dog-fighting ring, or from an incompetent drug dealer who tried unsuccessfully to weaponise it.

(TBH... I'm still not sure if you're trolling or not. :-? )

Go for a fucking mongrel, you goon.

Mongrels are far smarter than pedigree breeds, cheaper to maintain, live longer, and you can select whatever mixture of breeds you like.

In your case I'd aim for something like a Border Collie crossed with a Spaniel. With maybe a bit of Setter or Retriever in the mix if you can get it.

You'd get a good 16 - 18 years of low vet bills out of one of them fuckers.

And it would be unlikely to eat your child at any point.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:12 pm 
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Heh, no not trolling :) The Staffies are generally in foster homes, with the 'child friendly' ones often already fostered with a family. And they're not normally the weaponised sort; normally they're just unwanted pets, sometimes dumped at the vets to be put down. Maybe London Staffies are different!

We would visit any potential dog first or course, and people normally do a bit of a trial period to make sure doggy is happy and the potential new owner knows what they're getting into.

My little one always wants to stroke doggos and Staffies generally give her the best reception.

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We would be looking at a rescue Staffy. Typically they will have been in foster care so there would be a good idea of their general temperament, and we'd be looking at one over 18 months old. There would obviously still be much work, but not puppy training work.


Honestly Slacks, I think you may need to prepare yourself:

I don't think any respectable dog rescue centre is going to allow a family with a young child, a relatively little experience with dogs, to walk out with a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, that statistically, is likely to have been rescued from a dog-fighting ring, or from an incompetent drug dealer who tried unsuccessfully to weaponise it.

(TBH... I'm still not sure if you're trolling or not. :-? )

Go for a fucking mongrel, you goon.

Mongrels are far smarter than pedigree breeds, cheaper to maintain, live longer, and you can select whatever mixture of breeds you like.

In your case I'd aim for something like a Border Collie crossed with a Spaniel. With maybe a bit of Setter or Retriever in the mix if you can get it.

You'd get a good 16 - 18 years of low vet bills out of one of them fuckers.

And it would be unlikely to eat your child at any point.

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I agree about the mongrels make great doggos but I disagree about the Staffy bit...


They truly are exceptional with kids. Only thing I'd say is you need to buy it a lot of chews and pigs ears. I spent around 100 squids on new toys balls and chews in the first month...

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Also to be clear, they're either Staffies or Staffy crosses.

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The purebred Staffie is a whole different ballgame. It has a nickname, “The Nanny Dog”

That nickname came about because this breed is known to be so good with children.

The Staffie is the breed that is recommended for a family with young children by many of the welfare and re-homing organisations.

These organisations and rescue centres believe it is probably one of the best family dogs of all the dog breeds.


https://www.doglistener.co.uk/choosing/staffie.shtml

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The purebred Staffie is a whole different ballgame. It has a nickname, “The Nanny Dog”

That nickname came about because this breed is known to be so good with children.

The Staffie is the breed that is recommended for a family with young children by many of the welfare and re-homing organisations.

These organisations and rescue centres believe it is probably one of the best family dogs of all the dog breeds.


https://www.doglistener.co.uk/choosing/staffie.shtml



Exactly what I said :D

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Also.. Get a female.. Trust me..

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Also.. Get a female.. Trust me..


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Also.. Get a female.. Trust me..


I don’t wanna know



You have a sick mind you know that?

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barcelona wrote:
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I don’t wanna know


You have a sick mind you know that?


Not hearing a denial

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I agree about the mongrels make great doggos but I disagree about the Staffy bit...

They truly are exceptional with kids. Only thing I'd say is you need to buy it a lot of chews and pigs ears. I spent around 100 squids on new toys balls and chews in the first month...


I think it’s more about the owner, than it ever is about the dog, or the breed of dog.

My grandparents had Staff’s, Bull Mastiffs and Bulldogs throughout their lives, and not a one of those dogs ever ate any of my grandparents’ grandchildren.

Were nothing but soppy hooligans, that loved to play, and who knew *EXACTLY* how much pressure they could exert with their jaws, before it stopped being fun for the bite-ee…

But my grandparents knew Dog. They were fluent in it.

If you’re fluent in Dog, the breed of the dog will be immaterial to its psychological development. The dog will psychologically develop the way you want him or her to.

If you’re not fluent in Dog…

Certain breeds of dog have been purposefully bred to amplify certain psychological dispositions that were manifestly evident in the dog’s antecedents.

For approximately the last 2,000 years or so.

So some of these breeds are pretty much hard-wired for certain behavioural characteristics these days.

And that’s fine, if you fully understand the Wiring Diagram (like what you and I obviously do Barca).

But if you’re not up-to-speed, then you are likely to miss some of the signals a dog will give off, if it is contemplating Reverting-to-Type.

It’s a risk with *ANY* animal you bring into your home. Even a budgerigar.

And certain animals, and certain breeds of animals, carry a higher risk than others.

Just a question of looking at your own appetite for risk, I think.

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 Post subject: Re: Doggy
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We would take an evidence based view of any dog we consider adopting. Aside from the Staffy breed being good with families according to people who should know, we'd also look at the foster family and check that their kids have not been eaten. We would shy away from any dog that may have consumed part or all of any of their children.

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I think that's a wise approach.

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My only negative with Staffy is that they are bloody super active, running around the place, and they aint light little fluffies neither.
I'd be leaning towards something smaller, mellower.....

Although I totally get having a preferred breed, because we just like certain ones, innit?


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Get a chihuahua.


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Issue with chihuahua?...


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We would take an evidence based view of any dog we consider adopting. Aside from the Staffy breed being good with families according to people who should know, we'd also look at the foster family and check that their kids have not been eaten. We would shy away from any dog that may have consumed part or all of any of their children.


Sounds racist.


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Get a chihuahua.


More often than not, chihuahuas are what is known as "rat dogs". Skittish, scaredy dogs that are not good with kids or people in general and useless for anything.

I've known that first hand from relatives having chihuahuas.

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Get a chihuahua.


More often than not, chihuahuas are what is known as "rat dogs". Skittish, scaredy dogs that are not good with kids or people in general and useless for anything.

I've known that first hand from relatives having chihuahuas.


That's racist

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PBFMullethunter wrote:
Get a chihuahua.


More often than not, chihuahuas are what is known as "rat dogs". Skittish, scaredy dogs that are not good with kids or people in general and useless for anything.

I've known that first hand from relatives having chihuahuas.


That's racist


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We've had the dog rescue assessor person come out, and there's a few doggos we'd be well suited to adopt. In particular there's a Staffy/American Bulldog cross which is currently with a family, with two kids younger than ours. She was originally with a homeless guy but had to give her up when she got pregnant. She's since had a litter of 10 pups! She's now neutered, obviously.

Anyway, food for thought.

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She's since had a litter of 10 pups!

Anyway, food for thought.



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She was originally with a homeless guy but had to give her up when she got pregnant.


These disease spreading homeless bums will do anything for a few bucks ffs...


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