Staffies end up in wrong hands

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Lor­can Lovett

is wor­ried bull dog breeds are be­ing tar­geted by dog fight­ing gangs. This prob­lem, she says, is ex­ac­er­bated when laypeo­ple breed dogs and give them away for free.

She said: “Staffies have such a bad name.

“It is aw­ful that peo­ple would ever take them and make them fight and I hope peo­ple do not give away their dogs for noth­ing.

“But if some­one has a Staffy or bull breed they no longer want, there is nowhere to take them. Ei­ther res­cue cen­tres do not take them or you are put on a wait­ing list which can be up to six months.”

Mrs Mann adds that be­cause of the bull dog’s tem­per­a­ment which can some­times be volatile when meet­ing un­neutered male dogs, res­cue cen­tres may put them down after a risk as­sess­ment which again de­ters own­ers from bring­ing them.

“It is why th­ese dogs are be­ing put in the hands of the wrong peo­ple,” she said. “Firstly, ev­ery dog should legally have to be mi­cro-chipped. Se­condly, laypeo­ple should not be able to breed dogs.

“It is ridicu­lous the amount of peo­ple who own Staffies and let them breed but can­not find the pup­pies sta­ble homes. They end up in a sys­tem of home after home and prob­lem after prob­lem.”

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