October is Pitbull awareness month and the 27th was Awareness day. I’ve always had American Staffordshire Terriers since I was a young lad. After having to give up my pup Killian in the mid-late 90’s I never wanted another dog again That was until my daughter found Sammy walking the streets. He had bite marks all over his face and was very thin and missing alot of hair on his back end and parts of his back. As it turned out a friend of ours had found him on the streets and took him in to help him but he ended up leaving there. And that’s when my daughter found him. It really is a small world.
The Pit breed of dogs are the most abused & mistreated of all dogs and the news loves a good story so we all hear how a pitbull has mauled a baby or killed someone. It leaves alot of people not liking them not because they have had one as a companion at one time but because the media will spin the pitbull attacks every chance they get. Even if the dog that attacked wasn’t a pitbull or Staffy just happened to look like one. Back in WWI the Staffordshire terrier was the poster dog of the day an all american hero that saved soldiers lives in combat.
From my own personal experience they are loving,playful and energetic as hell. The breed does require a certain type person to have a well behaved Staffy. I’ve only had 1 staff that wasn’t fond of children and that was because she was raised as a show dog and mostly spent time in the kennel or with the trainer. She never bit a child but because of that persoanlity defect we decided she had to go back with the breeder that showed her in AKC competitions. Otherwise all of my buddys were awesome with my children and are the most loving dog i’ve ever owned. Everything they do is full throttle 100% play & love.