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Respect MP, George Galloway Calls for Staffordshire Bull Terrier Ban

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Respect party MP George Galloway has provoked widespread criticism from the dog community for his hardline stance calling for a complete breed ban on Staffordshire Bull Terriers…
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  1. I thinks the Staffordshire Terrier should be banned in the UK. To many pets and wild animals are being attacked and killed from them. To many thugs and irresponsible owners are owning them. Battersea dogs home have more Staffs then any other breed, which is terribly sad for the dogs. They are being trained to be aggressive which means those people are treating them badly and inflicting pain and abuse upon them, which is not right.

    At least with a ban people can feel a little safer when walking there small dogs. People always say that Staffs always want to fight other dogs, well thats not very fair for people who are walking a yorkshire terrier or and old dog or any other dog that has no hope of getting away and therefore is killed. Also, it will end the suffering of the Staff from being treated badly.

    ENFORCE THE BAN

  2. why would any one want to ban staffies, any animal can be taught to be vicious, ban the owner not the dog!! i have a staffiee and its is fine , good with other people and kids, and my 1st staffie was exactly the same , this bitch dont no what she is on about

  3. are you saying that if someone murders someone the rest of his bloodline should be sent to prison or executed.!!!!anyone can murder but it dosnt make the rst of the family or breed the same.

  4. Shut up do u own one? no the people who have these staffys are young immature assholes who use this well loved breed as a symbol, the staffys that have attacked has it been proven they are crossed? because u wont see a pedigree staffordshire bull terrier on the news for one of those attacks, and the latest when one attacked a little girl was it proven it was a full breed pedigree? no it wasnt and the farther who owned the dog new it had attacked before so why keep a dog with small children with a dog that has attacked? i tell u what all u small minded people should do come and vist nearly half the population who own a pedigree staffordshire bull terrier and see if you feel threatend by them

  5. George Galloway. hey well from my persional experience the Galloway left wing marxist types do not like animals. If the did they would campain against animal cruelty.Such as Halal slaughter and Black youths in Britainwhy buy staffs, which many use them as a form of status thing.Its a copycat syndrome adapted from america somtimes the tips of the dogs ears are cut of making the dog look more aggresive others ore used for dog fighting. So its not the dog that needs to be baned its people who own them

  6. Spaniels inflict more hospital treated injuries to humans than any other breed.

    Corgi’s bite more other breeds of dog than any other breed.

    These are nationally available factual statistics.

    SOme idiots own dogs.

    It’s not the dogs fault.

    Lisa, I challenge you to come and meet and my staffies and still if you still hold your one sided, no experience, air headed ideals!

  7. Spaniels inflict more hospital treated injuries to humans than any other breed.

    Corgi’s bite more other breeds of dog than any other breed.

    These are nationally available factual statistics.

    SOme idiots own dogs.

    It’s not the dogs fault.

    Lisa, I challenge you to come and meet and my staffies and see if you still hold your one sided, no experience, air headed ideals!

  8. This is appaling. Years ago it was Pit Bull’s with this stigma attached to them. Now it’s Staffordshires. At the end of the day, you can ban them, but then there is going to be a new ‘Number One Dangerous Dog’ breed and within 50 years, people won’t be able to own dogs at all.

    As a breed, Staffordshires are fantastic pets. Loveable, fantastic with children. The only problem with them is that they look ‘tough’. So irresponsable owners are training them to be vicious.

    I have never heard of someone crying out for poodles or yorkshire terriers to be banned. And just last year local to me, two poodles escaped from a back garden and savaged a little boy who was out playing. Did the breed as a whole get critisised? No.

    There are far worse problems in this country that people should be worrying about. If the government is concerned about the breed, start a programme for owners to teach them how to train and respect the breed properly instead of wasting time and tax payers money on banning a breed that, as a whole, doesn’t deserve it.

  9. i agree with the last 2 comments. i work in a veterinary surgery and we se FAR MORE agressive yorkshire terriers and jack russels than we do staffs! to be honest i dont think i have ever seen a nice jack russel or yorkshire terrier so in that case, I think we should ban those breeds of dog before we even consider the bull terriers!?

    i have a staff x springer that is the most adorable dog. We have many clients with staffs too and they are often more affectinate than alot of labradors or collies!

    The increase in staffs in rescue homes it probably because of recent trends. Alot of ‘chavs’ or ‘townies’ have staffs or other bull terriers as a fashion accesory. Some may be trained to be aggressive but you could also train dachsunds or rerievers to be aggressive so the ban would seem pointless.

  10. I think they should be banned as the breed type of these dogs do cause problems. Dogs are NOT people so do not compare blood lines! When a breed of dog has the capability of attacking and killing, it should banned.

  11. I have two dogs one of which is a staffordshire bull terrier and she is the best dog anyone could wish for. She is fantastic with other dogs and is fine with children. My husband has been bitten by a jack russell (which are known to nip) and a lab does this mean they should be banned? NO!

  12. staffies should definatley not be banned, they are the most caring and affectionate dog breed. if they are taught to be violent they will be, if you teach any dog to violent its will be, just because this breed are very strong and poweful, other animal owners immediatley think its the staffs fault. in fact, my dog has been attacked so many times by little boistrouse dogs, and he has never retaliated. if your dog is under control then there would never be any problems. lisa, dont judge the dog by its appearance, give it a chance and you’ll see they ARE brilliant pets!!

  13. I have just walked back from the park and called the police as I and my three well trained, quiet dogs (two spaniels and a jr cross) were set upon by two staffies. One of the two young men with them screamed at me to go away because his (male) dog would kill mine. The male dog was terrifying, and I called the police because I believed I was about to be seriously injured trying to save my dogs.
    Sadly this isn’t the first time I’ve been forced to move away from this breed whilst out innocently walking my dogs. I have yet to come across a staffie which does not have issues with other dogs, whatever its background.
    They are DANGEROUS and SHOULD be banned.
    How many more lives must be lost or changed because of them?

  14. I own a staf of 9 months and she is the most loving adorable little thing ever. all she wants is love and attention. she adores anybody or dog that will play with her and has never gone for anyone or another dog. in fact she hates shouting and arguing and would rather hide than get involved!
    with her flat face she may look like a mean dog but you havent met any dog better!

  15. Please please please wake up !!!

    The idealistic thoughts of banning a breed of fantastic dogs is obserd aswell as farcical, i will put a question to anyone that would like to see a so called murderous dog to its end. It is plain to see that all animals are unpredictable, that is why they are animals. I would expect more horses cause permenant damage to humans than staffs, i would say that there are more attacks on humans by smaller breeds of dogs and i know for a fact that german shepards bite more humans (be it children or adults) than staffs do.
    Lets face the facts, George the hateable MP that made not only a fool of himself but of the floundering govourment on im a waste of time TV is rather renound for his very opinionated statements that are in laymens terms a load of S***e !!!. Lets face it, would you vote for a man that plays the masses for votes when he is trying to get into some hasbeens knickers by acting as a cat ? CAT the man is an over educated PUSSY with some very strange views!!!
    I own a staffordshire bullterrier that is now three years old and the killer or devil dog as her breed is known as has never even growled at a human, infact you are more at risk being licked to death.
    To put a finer point to some idiot that thinks smaller dogs are at risk because of this breed, is utter nonesense !! a spaniel, chowchow whatever, yorkshire terrier and a standard poodle have all attacked my dog !!!
    I was told by the poodle owner that her dog attacking mine was due to the fact that i put mine on a lead!!! Work that one out? the reason that her dog attacked mine was due to the fact that she had no control of her dog that would not come back to her, my dog did when i saw that she had no control over her own dog. Had i not put my dog on a lead and there had been a fight what dog do you think would get the blame, Standard pooldle that in most cases are snappy or my staff that is described as a killer, devil dog (to wich the sun always shows a picture of a pitbull rather than a staff).
    There are too many irresponsible owners of all animals, dogs, cats, horses ect!! The main problem at the moment is that because of a fashion statement IE ive got a massive dog mate!!!! the stafford is being crusified.
    10 years ago it was Rotties, before that is was german shepards. What next ? if Paris hilton turns up with an agressive gerbal will he want to ban them or will he be on his hands and knees again trying to be a pussy, oops sorry a cat??????
    I am in full agreement that there are too many people that have a potentialy dangerous dog that could inflict damage, i am also aware that there are far too many people trying to earn money out of buying a status symbol.
    Only this week have i found out that my loving and very much caring three year old bitch my have a form of epilepsy !!! how do i feel, to be honest i cried like a baby. (this is due to an irrisponsiblity by a so called breeder!!!)
    I think that a prolonged dog training course should be implemented for people that would like to own a breed of dog that is so called DANGEROUS!!!!!! prior to being allowed a licence that enables them to have one.
    Obviously this is not fair for those of us that own / breed and enjoy staffords responsibly but it may stop uncontrolled breeding hence the let up of poor puppies / dogs ending up in kennels and eventially being destroyed.
    If you honestly love the breed and would like to own one then this is a very small ask!!!
    There are still pitbull terriers walking out streets, they are still breeding them ????
    Wake up and smell the coffee George and try to think with your head not your nuts!!!!

    Feedback welcome to abateynufc@hotmail.co.uk

  16. I have a border collie, he naturally wants to round things up, it has been bred into his nature. Some border collies have a strong desire to round up, others don’t. Staffies were bred to fight, that is not their fault, nor is it their owners fault. Those with a strong tendancy cannot always be spotted.
    I have been a dog owner all my life, last year a staffy attacked my dog for no reason. It went for my dogs neck, it was near impossible to pull him off, I eventually did and I was bitten very badly. I do not blame the owner, she was as shocked as I was.
    The problem is many dogs get into the odd scuffel, they are animals. But a staffy on attack is a killer.

  17. well ive been brought up with staffs and ive got a staff now.my staff and my familys staffs are very friendly with adults and kids.i have 3 kids and the youngest is 9mths old and my dog is very friendly with all my kids.all the staffs ive known have never hurt anyone so there for i know its not the staffs you should be banning. personaly i think its the owners that should be punished.if all the staffs get put down then i think its murder because i think dogs are the same has humans.also if that happens then i think its only fair that if a human hurts or kills another human then they should be banned a put down.if this happens then i think that it will cause a lot of trouble because there is a lot of people out there that will disagree with the ban.

  18. i think staffies are the best dog u can ave i had a jack russel before my staffie and the jaack russel bit one of my kids and went for me my staffie i ave had for 3 years and not once has she hurt me or my three children they are the most loving and sensitive animal in the world and so to those people who want to ban then should learn about them and own one they will see and to george galloway can fuck off cause he will never hurt her he would have to take me to the courts and then he still wouldnt hurt and oh to those who think they should be ban should look on you tube type in staffordshire bull terriers in u will see how gd they are with kids and other animals so take a look at the small dogs and rotties before u even think about baning these wonderful caring loving dog i would have a staff with my kids and i ave been brought up with staffs and all my family has staffies and they are great with any animals and kids and adults so i think its the owners not the dogs so ban them kind of people

  19. Dont listen to Saddams mate, theres nothing wrong with staffs I own one myself and my dog is not agressive one bit and she has never snapped once also its the owner of the dog they should be punished harshly because they are spoiling it for the rest of us. Its just MPs trying to find something to talk about rather then the economy or war.

  20. Lisa Thompson you need to get a grip,there is nothing wrong with staffies, its the way there brought up. And its closed minded people like you who make it worse

  21. You lot who say ‘ban staffs’ are a group of bloody thugs. I have seen agressive dogs like a Rottweiler and a great dane. Why dont you go ban them? There much more bloody snappy and vicious. Staffs are nanny dogs, meaning they are great with kids. i mean, when a labrador bites, they dont do nothing. When a staffy bites, its all over the internet and news papers. It is the idiotic owners who make them aggressive beacuse of there bad past background. SO if this ban was to happen, would you be going around houses killing inocent dogs? Not on my account. This ban is loads of rubbish and the goverment knows it. They just want to get noticed. I agree they should stop keep over breeding them. Only qualifyed KC registed owners should be allowed to breed the dogs, because then there will be much less of this idiotic ban stuff. A jack russle has attacked my younger cousin when he was a baby and nothing was done. The ban of Staffs are not going to happen, and us stafy lovers are going to make sure of it!

  22. Staffies are excellent dogs and pets, it’s in the main the cross breeds that cause the most trouble,still fewer than some other dogs.
    All dogs can be dangerous,all of them. If owners kept their dogs on a lead in all public places and parents looked after their children properly and made sure they weren’t wandering into other peoples gardens where a dog may be then the problems would be easily dealt with.
    It’s bad owners who spoil all dogs, not just Staffie dogs.

  23. Lisa Thompson and anyone who agrees with her are just uneducated on the breed. I would agree on an all dogs in public on leads law. Last year my Staffie (on lead) got mauled by an off-lead Husky dog. It’s the CONTROL of dogs that should be looked at, not the DOG. I have been bitten by a Jack Russell and a Yorkshire Terrier in the past and I have been in contact with all kinds of dog breeds.

  24. Ban the owners…I am talking about the majority…so please if you are the exception forgive what I’m about to say…. Most of the owners I have observed are young immature ( usually unemployed) thugs that use these poor dogs as a status symbol, to flex their muscles and intimidate people… Believe it or not I am a socialist through and through, however the taxpayers should not have to support badly trained vicious dogs through benefits!

  25. I own one thorough bred and a jack Russell x staff, the jack Russell x I am never able to have off the lead as it aggressively plays, it doesn’t attack but the other dog that my dog wants to play with ends up attacking her, thus starting a scrap, so I don’t let her off unless I’m in a dog running area with no other dogs bar my thorough bred staff which doesn’t even bat an eyelid at other dogs, she loves children and sometimes jumps up and that’s not good with small children, but they get on fine together and also with my 4 yo daughter, gallaway

  26. Continued, galloway knows nothing about dogs, to those who are for the banning of staffs, think of us people who would have our beloved pets/family members taken from us and destroyed, just for suggesting it you are worse than any dog who has attacked, because its the owner who is to blame, no dog should ever be destroyed for something a human has trained/neglected it to do, I am considerate of other peoples dogs, my dogs would never attack a person and you would be for a policy that would bring people to my door to take away and kill members of my family, you make me sick

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Respect MP, George Galloway Calls for Staffordshire Bull Terrier Ban

UK Dog News

Respect party MP George Galloway has provoked widespread criticism from the dog community for his hardline stance calling for a complete breed ban on Staffordshire Bull Terriers…
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  1. Ok, Rich–your going to get the Paul answer up above. You're another I classify under moronic overload. Please stop wasting your time and our time with posting such ignorant inflamming comments. Find something else to do in your life, peferably not involving a computer posting such ignorant statements on boards, and debate forum. Do yourself and all of us a favor.

  2. Why do we need humans like yourself in society, that can not be intelligent in her grammar? Take some english classes then come back and debate properly, moron.

  3. Why do we need humans like yourself in society, that can not be intelligent in her grammar? Take some english classes then come back and debate properly, moron. And I am sure that what changed your dog's character is the influence of your hysteria and out-of-control behavior, need I say more.. I don't think so.

  4. Why do we need humans like yourself in society, that can not be intelligent in her grammar? Take some english classes then come back and debate properly, moron.

  5. it is not the breed that causes the attacks and aggression, it is the people that own them, young lads who buy them for the stigma attached and make them aggresive. they are ruining their name and using them as a fashion accesory. I have my second staffie now and also have a 2 yr old and 8 yr old daughter whom I have no concerns with. I do feel only staffie owners can truly comment on their temperament and if someone does have an incident with one look to the owner – do they walk them enough, train them, feed them right etc – it is our duty as dog owners to sort out issues with their training and if you do have an aggresive dog it should be put down but surely not the whole breed -get a grip people!

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