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Old 07-17-2005, 11:40 PM
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Default Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs. Pit Bull Terrier

Okay I know a lot of people here own pitbulls and I am not here to say that they are evil blah blah blah... I was interested to know if the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is capable of actually killing a person like the Pit Bull has done. (i'm not saying they are bad dogs, just bad owners plz dont take offence) See I'm thinking of getting a more manly masculine dog breed but I also am scared of what it could do to me or someone else. (i know it wouldn't happen but just the thought of it) Staffordshire Bull Terriers are smaller in size so I just thought that they would likely be less able to do physical harm.Thoughts?
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Old 07-17-2005, 11:48 PM
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Most medium sized dogs are capable of killing a grown man. All they have to do is get you off your feet and it's a done deal . . . BUT that is just not an urge you find innately in dogs. Sure, there are aberrations out there, but they have very little to do with breed; more to do with breeding and how a dog is treated.

If you'd really like a larger, more "manly" dog, but have an honest fear about that kind of thing (no shame in it - some people do have very real and unexplainable fears about things), why not go with a "manly" sporting breed, like a Lab, Pointer, Foxhound, etc.?

You might also want to consider doing some volunteer work at a local shelter. Not only will you be doing something good, it may very well help you with your concerns and you might even stumble into the perfect companion too!
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Old 07-18-2005, 12:18 AM
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when i say manly i mean like a rottie, pittie, bulldog (too many health problems), dobbie. (dogs you'd see on rap videos too be quite honest).... but the pit bull scares me quite honestly and i just thought that this staffordshire bull terrier would be a little less dog if you know what i'm saying.
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Old 07-18-2005, 12:23 AM
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A Staffie could definitely do a significant amount of physical harm to a person -- they're small but very solid, and their jaws are the typical "pit" jaw.

Honestly, if you're intimidated by the idea of a powerful dog, you will probably have trouble controlling and training the dog on a subconscious level. It will sense your apprehension and this will lead to power struggles. Not necessarily dangerous (to you, although maybe to others), but a pain in the neck. Bully breeds are known for their stubbornness, and it helps to be experienced with training and controlling dogs before getting one.

In my experience, people who choose breeds based on appearance, reputation, or anything other than a careful examination of temperament, needs, and lifestyle compatibility often come to regret their choice. Getting a dog because someone in a rap video has one is not fair to you or to the dog.
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Old 07-18-2005, 12:32 AM
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well ya obviousy.... the staffie fits my needs, i want a small to medium sized dog who doesn't shed very much and likes people yet still retaining masculinity. but yes if it still has that pittie jaw thing going on i think i might pass on this breed.
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Old 07-18-2005, 12:34 AM
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Any Terrier breed is a lot to handle, mentally. They are smart, tenacious, can be stubborn, need plenty of physical and mental exercise, and there will be days when you think there's a very good chance your dog is smarter than you are . . . but you can't ever let a Terrier know that crosses your mind, lol!

Now, one that might be good for you would be the Bull Terrier. http://www.btca.com/

Personally, I think the little bruisers are irresistable with their swagger and attitude. Handsome divvils too!
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Old 07-18-2005, 12:37 AM
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see i was considering a bulldog but the health problems are just so ridiculous... i mean i dont even know why ppl breed them any more. god is begging them not to breed them...they can't mount when mating, they need c-sections, they can barely breath...it's like god is sending a message "stop breeding these dogs"!!

btw those bull terriers i just dont like them much
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Old 07-18-2005, 12:42 AM
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i got a 3 month old pit pup, my mom used to be terrified of the breed its all in you and how you act around the dog, i love my girl and wouldnt give her up for nothin, but i also know she can be dangerous one day so i never let her nibble on anyone, make her go threw commands at least three times a day, if she dont listen then i tell her very firmly, then she might decide to do it, this breed is all in gettin there way, theres no way around it, very stubborn, so you gotta show them whos boss early on, they are very loyal, and can be great family pets, i suggest if you get one have him or her fixed, pitbulls, are just as good as am staffs, but its all in you, if you have any more ?'s i would be happy to help you out, or go to this site its really good Bullies unlimited forum, mostly AM Staffs, Great People,Great dogs
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Old 07-18-2005, 12:50 AM
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see i was considering a bulldog but the health problems are just so ridiculous... i mean i dont even know why ppl breed them any more. god is begging them not to breed them...they can't mount when mating, they need c-sections, they can barely breath...it's like god is sending a message "stop breeding these dogs"!!

btw those bull terriers i just dont like them much
LOL! You've definitely got a point about the Bulldogs, there. Time for breeders to stop going in the same direction and put their heads together to come up with a plan to restore the Bulldog to what it was originally.
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Old 07-18-2005, 12:52 AM
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Okay. Stop and think about what you DO like about the dogs you like, and what it is you DON'T like about the ones you don't, then figure out what is most important to you in your likes, and what's least important in your dislikes and what you're willing to compromise on. That will get you closer to figuring out what you really want and finding a dog that will be right for you.
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