There is this stigma surrounding a world-wide set of dogs those that are bull breeds whether there pit bulls or staffies.
When people think of these dogs they think of the newspapers a small minority many of which were in the care of owners who abused and failed to train their dog properly. Many of the attacks occurring with the dog off lead.
Bull breeds are the main dogs you will find in a dog rescue and people won’t have them because of the negatively they see in media. What they forget that any animal has the ability to hurt its how they are trained and raised.
Before I had my staffie Izzy I was anxious around dogs ever since the age of five when I got jumped on by a great Dane making me fall backwards.
Since having Izzy she has had three dogs go for her none of which were staffies or a bull breed. And little dogs running at her. Izzy will bark and that’s it like any other dog.
Let me break the stereotype a bit here
This is my son and our pooch.
My son is what they say shy around animals his school photos when he visits a farm and he just about manages to put two fingers on a guinea pig. But here he is fully embracing our dog.
Here he is again having a cuddle and kisses whats known as the affectionate licks that a staffie does. ranging from five to twenty.
Not many dogs let you cuddle them like this but Izzy loves a cuddle she loves her fuss. She loves to watch you eat lol and gives you puppy eyes.
My favourite picture of all this was in the first week of having her. She fell asleep whilst cuddling me. In terms of out and about
she loves to watch ducks…
sniff everything lol which can add another 30 mins to a walk
This is a happy face a doggie smile saying thank you for loving me. Not aggressive at all is it.
This is her yawning sometimes her top teeth show mid yawning but she is just saying im tired.
This is her workout happy smile yes the tongue it out teeth showing but she is just happy.
So please next time you see a bull breed see this not the headlines. Say hello to the bull breed speak to the owner it might just change your view. Maybe even rescue a dog from a dog rescue.