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I didn't intend to start a new thread on this topic but it appears that my old one from about a year ago has been locked.

 

Anyway I just wanted to highlight that dog attacks on children have been in the news again and as usual it's the same breed of dog responsible.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-18320701

 

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/north-east-news/evening-chronicle-news/2012/06/09/staffordshire-bull-terrier-bites-byker-girl-in-the-face-72703-31147620/

 

http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2012-06-08/8-year-old-attacked-by-dog/

 

And staffys don't just stop at attacking kids, they even attack guide dogs too.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-18022431

 

How anyone can read stories like this and defend this vicious breed, I don;t know. It's time they were banned once and for all.

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Sure it's been said before, but it's not a problem with the breed, it's stupid owners who don't control their dog, or worse, young idiots that want a vicious dog for "street cred".

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I didn't intend to start a new thread on this topic but it appears that my old one from about a year ago has been locked.

 

Anyway I just wanted to highlight that dog attacks on children have been in the news again and as usual it's the same breed of dog responsible.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-18320701

 

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/north-east-news/evening-chronicle-news/2012/06/09/staffordshire-bull-terrier-bites-byker-girl-in-the-face-72703-31147620/

 

http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2012-06-08/8-year-old-attacked-by-dog/

 

And staffys don't just stop at attacking kids, they even attack guide dogs too.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-18022431

 

How anyone can read stories like this and defend this vicious breed, I don;t know. It's time they were banned once and for all.

 

I agree these attacks are horrible. But I'm not sure how you would ban an entire breed. AND....If it was somehow managed, although I'm still scratching my head as to how....It would simply drive things undeground as it were.

 

Supposing you're a really good dog owner (I heard a fella on the news this morning say that there aren't any bad dogs, just bad owners). Someone turns up says we're going to put your dog down cos it's the wrong breed!

 

There's no practicality at all to the notion of banning a breed of dog!

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I have just been on the park 10 minutes ago with my 2 poodle crosses.They spent half an hour chasing round the friendliest staffy.

ANY dog can attack someone.Its stupid and ignorant to think that the breed is the problem.

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They should be on the dangerous dogs list and banned.

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(I heard a fella on the news this morning say that there aren't any bad dogs, just bad owners). Someone turns up says we're going to put your dog down cos it's the wrong breed!

 

There's no practicality at all to the notion of banning a breed of dog!

 

We know from previous discussions that all dogs can attack, but it's quite evident from media reports that staffy attacks are not only the most common but the most vicious. Generally speaking the sort of person who would want to own a staffy is likely to be a lowlife chav who actively breeds his dog to be violent, but you hardly ever read about other gentler breeds of dog attacking kids like this. Even a staffy brought up by a caring owner in a loving home can suddenly snap for no reason.

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I work quite a lot with rescues and loads include staffies - and staffie types which aren't the same thing at all.

Unlike many i do think that there are bad dogs,loads of dogs are good and made bad by poor owners/training etc but some dogs are just plain mean.

I could also easily find justification from a dogs perspective in all of the attacks which could lend itself to bad dog ownership and training.

 

I would however wish all the injured a speedy recovery,i'm sure the dogs will have been dealt with accordingly.

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We know from previous discussions that all dogs can attack, but it's quite evident from media reports that staffy attacks are not only the most common but the most vicious. Generally speaking the sort of person who would want to own a staffy is likely to be a lowlife chav who actively breeds his dog to be violent, but you hardly ever read about other gentler breeds of dog attacking kids like this. Even a staffy brought up by a caring owner in a loving home can suddenly snap for no reason.

 

Thats because being savaged by a yorkie wouldn't attract your attention so it won't make front page news..

 

It makes me wonder sometimes the tie between the media and charitable organisations.

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We know from previous discussions that all dogs can attack, but it's quite evident from media reports that staffy attacks are not only the most common but the most vicious. Generally speaking the sort of person who would want to own a staffy is likely to be a lowlife chav who actively breeds his dog to be violent, but you hardly ever read about other gentler breeds of dog attacking kids like this. Even a staffy brought up by a caring owner in a loving home can suddenly snap for no reason.

 

 

Two of my friends have Staffies, theyre both teaching assistants in primary schools :roll:

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Two of my friends have Staffies, theyre both teaching assistants in primary schools :roll:

 

They probably need Rotties or Pit Bulls then !

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Staffie's are actually very good with children, its bad owners or bad breeding with the pitbull types.

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