Staffies end up in wrong hands
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.”