Staffordshire Bull Terriers – Britain’s Top Dogs?
Staffies!!!! (Staffordshire Bull Terriers) Love them or not (we certainly do at Bowerland Devon Dogs!) they have been ranked number 1 in the Top 100 dogs on ITV in a mammoth 2.5 hour long run down. As part of the contest they beat Labradors, Springer Spaniels and French Bulldogs to the #1 spot!
The show started with an initial 217 breeds of dog, which were eventually whittled down to a top 100. The show then continued the countdown from there, with Labradors coming in 3rd , and Cockerpoo (Cocker spaniel, Poodle cross) in 2nd place.
The ranking revealed in the show was based on 10,000 people’s opinions and has caused quite a stir, on Twitter especially with Staffie owners over the moon and other breed owners arguing it should be null and void!
Originally bred in the 19th Century as fighting dogs, Staffordshire Bull Terriers have come a long way since. They are now commonly known as nanny dogs, as they are known for being very good with children, and will stand guard over small ones, prams etc and keep an eye out for danger.
These dogs, like all other breeds, can be amazing family pets and with the correct training, understanding, patience and ownership they can fit into your family with ease.
As you are all aware any dog can be a problem dog – it’s how you train your dog to behave that makes the difference. Devon Dogs offers training for all types of breeds and many different issues as well. We can help you connect with your dog in the best way possible and give you the companion you have always wanted. Just call us on 07717 696623 or email us at [email protected] and we will be able to talk you through the best options for you and your dog.
We look forward to helping you towards a balanced wonderfully trained future with your companion.