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Tansy_Gold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 10:09 PM
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6. Oh, I'm certainly not suggesting he's not 154% wonderful,
just that he's far more protective of me, of the house, and of the other three dogs, including the Staffie. He thinks of us as his sheep.

My point is that blanket condemnation of an entire breed is foolish. And I say this as someone who has -- most unfortunately -- known people who have deliberately bred pit bulls to get the meanest dogs possible. I know that dog breeds have been intentionally created to emphasize particular characteristics, including temperament. Terriers, including American Staffordshire Bull Terriers, are usually feisty and persistent. It's their "nature," even though that "nature" has been engineered by generations of human intervention.

So my Aussie attempts to herd everyone and he's very protective of his "flock" of two humans and three other dogs. My Staffie has powerful jaw muscles and the disposition of a teddy bear. And the two mutts, well, they're just good dogs.

And they're all "rescues" in one way or another. Wouldn't have any other kind.


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