CAMPAIGNER: Paul " Staffordshire bull terriers
are legal in the UK but have been linked with a string of attacks in recent years.
Dog fighting was made illegal in this country in 1835 but RSPCA chief inspector with the special operations unit Michael Howard Butcher told the court it had a resurgence in the 1980s with the influx of pit bull terriers
That affects the perception of the bull terrier
which is generally a lovely, well–mannered and sweet dog with people.
Scooby (Glasgow) is a Staffordshire bull terrier
aged two to three, who has been in the care of the Scottish SPCA for more than a year.
Both animals got out and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier
pounced on Adam then attacked his father, Brendan, when he intervened.
Dog attacks in Great Britain actually have increased since breed- specific laws against the American pit bull terrier
were introduced (Collier, 2006, and DogBiteLaw.
To lump Staffordshire bull terriers
in with these dogs is grossly inaccurate and Ms Mair putting her personal opinions over as fact and making unsubstantiated comments such as "they have historically turned on people" is shoddy journalism at best and irresponsible scaremongering at worst.
A spokeswoman for Gwent Police said: "Although the exact cause of death has yet to be established, it is believed the fatal injuries were caused by the family dogs - a Staffordshire bull terrier
and a Jack Russell.
Her uncle, 24-year-old Kiel Simpson, pleaded guilty at Liverpool Magistrates' Court yesterday to owning a dog banned under the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act, namely an American pit bull terrier
Some breeds will be familiar, such as the bull terrier
, schnauzer, dachshund, cocker spaniel, collie, and Cairn terrier (Toto in The Wizard of Oz).
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American Airlines has reportedly banned over-aggressive dogs after a pit bull terrier
grounded a Boeing 757 for nine days.