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What's your view of Staffordshire Bull Terrier's and horses?

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:24 pm
by CookieComeTrue
Mine is that they should be kept on lead. But 'Bad Owners Make Bad Dogs'. This is true, since over half the bad dog owners own Staffies, and treat them cruelly. How would they like it if our dog almost killed their horse?!

Re: What's your view of Staffordshire Bull Terrier's and hor

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:49 am
by Kaliska
I think that people give Staffies a really bad name. It's not only Staffie's who attack horses - it's that the media loves to create a bit of hype around it. I suspect if you could get accurate figures for the dogs that actually attack horses, you'd have a complete mixture of breeds, including small dogs, too!

I do think that dogs should be put on a lead or kept under close control around horses or other livestock, but as usual, the good owners will do this and the bad owners won't.

I also think it is a massive generalisation to say that over half the bad dog owners own Staffies and treat them cruelly! Bad owners own all types of breeds of dog and they don't all treat them cruelly!

Re: What's your view of Staffordshire Bull Terrier's and hor

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:03 pm
by CookieComeTrue
We have had local sheep, cows, goats and even an alpaca killed by dogs too. Half a local herd was killed by a Bullmastiff and it was really scary for the local riding school and owners. We still have problems.

Re: What's your view of Staffordshire Bull Terrier's and hor

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:20 am
by Kaliska
Sounds like somebody needs to go to the local dog warden and tell them what's happening. All attacks on livestock should be reported whether injuries are occurred or not.

Re: What's your view of Staffordshire Bull Terrier's and hor

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:18 pm
by CookieComeTrue
We had 5 farmers go to the police and they're keeping an eye on the men who did. CCTV showed a gang of 3 young men and 8 dogs on 3 local farms. They've been walking their dogs carelessly in the area.

Re: What's your view of Staffordshire Bull Terrier's and hor

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:30 pm
by CookieComeTrue
People have seen dogs on their property. Apparently the dogs they get are strays who they inherit. They try and make some big news about lifestock being killed by dogs so they purposely let them on land and even shove them in fields with sheep! Theres:
2 staffies
1 bullmastiff
3 lancashire heelers
1 GSD
1 doberman
I don't see the point of these men trying to get something exciting to happen.

Re: What's your view of Staffordshire Bull Terrier's and hor

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:40 am
by Kaliska
Sounds very odd to me but at least the police are aware of them and are watching their movements. Men like that give responsible dog owners a bad name.

Re: What's your view of Staffordshire Bull Terrier's and hor

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:54 pm
by IonnaStar
Dogs in my area have attacked too, sheep especially. But these dogs were Labradors, not Staffies.
I always enjoy Staffie displays at Crufts(I saw Paul O'Grady performing with a Battersea dog).

Re: What's your view of Staffordshire Bull Terrier's and hor

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:24 pm
by Horsesoph
Beautiful dogs. I pony my dog off my horse and they adore each other. With the right training these dogs are amazing family and horse pets!