Staffordshire bull terrier

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Staffordshire bull terrier

a small (24-38 lb), very muscular and solidly built dog with broad head, moderately short muzzle, half-pricked ears and medium length tail. The coat is smooth and short and comes in many colors. See also american staffordshire terrier.
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Dogs Trust Bridgend Rehoming Centre assistant manager Becky Baker said: "We have a number of staffies looking for their 'forever sofa' and hope that local dog lovers will find room in their homes for these big-hearted hounds.
A man then appeared with an empty lead and collar and con-firmed he was with the staffie but he didn't help and was not fussed about Max getting attacked.
Verne (March 29): Back where he started after being rehomed six months ago, only for his owner to have an accident and reluctantly give him back to SARA, he's a relaxed, seven-year-old Staffie with an affectionate nature - and he doesn't need much exercise.
Elsewhere, inspector Herchy comes across a shockingly thin Labrador, and inspector Annie finds a family of staffies living in dreadful conditions in London.
FINAL STRAW Kylie's snap of sisters and Staffies lapping milk
Staffie was a shy boy when he first arrived and spent most of his day tucked up in bed watching everything that was going on around him.
She said: "A lot of people don't want staffie types, they have these false perceptions about the breed, but they are brilliant dogs to have, they're amazing around kids because they were originally meant to be nanny dogs.
After the Staffie loosened his grip on Zak the man took him away, leaving Carol and Zak lying on the path alone.
But no one came forward to give a home to Fur, a three-year-old Staffie cross.
I have a Staffie and he can't show enough love to me and others in the house.
The little Staffie called Bella had her picture posted by her owner, who said she wanted rid of the animal and there was a January 1 deadline.