Let’s hear it for the Staffie

BBC News reports that the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is falling out of fashion, as it gets an – entirely unwarranted – reputation for aggression and violence.

Speaking as someone who was once very fond of my aunt’s Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Sally, I can say that the Kennel Club are absolutely right when they say that Staffies are good family pets. They are, on my experience, loyal and friendly dogs, and it’s a real shame they’re being tarred by association with other more violent breeds.