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How dangerous are Staffordshire Bull Terriers?

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Answered 2011-09-13 05:40:30

They ain't dangerous.. It's the person that raises it that makes it dangerous, with the right owner, it's the perfect cuddle pig ;D

Staffordshire Bullterriers were bred for dog-fighting, therefore they would have the tendency to be aggressive to other dogs, but it all depends on how you raise them. Staffies are great with people and especially with kids. They actually have the nickname of 'nanny dogs' because they are so placid around children. This is most likely due to them having a very high pain tolerance therefore children cannot hurt them that easily. But even though Staffies are usually seen to not be good with other dogs, if you socialise them from a young age with other dogs and supervise them when they interact with other dogs they can get along perfectly with other dogs. Usually it is not the breed that is dangerous but the way they are raised.

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How fast do Staffordshire bull terriers run?

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How many people have Staffordshire bull terriers killed?

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Where did pitt bull terriers originate?

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Where do staffordshire bull terriers come from originally?

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What were crossed to make English Staffordshire bull terriers?

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How long has Staffordshire bull terriers been about?

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Are Bull terriers a dangerous breed of dog?

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