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Greetings from Fenris

Staffordshire Bull Terrier, 1 Year old

🌆 City dog
🍼 Lives with children

My favourite thing about Fenris is...

He loves the whole family and is a different dog for each of us. I am.disabled, and he happily trots alongside my mobility scooter, helps me if needed and is very careful not to hurt me. He likes to wind my husband up, but walks slowly and patiently as my husband has had a stroke. With the boys, he wants to run at a mad pace and play constantly. Staffies have a limitless supply of love.

The biggest challenge with Fenris is...

Fenris is always with someone so hasn't done anything too bad . But it can be challenging to be sure he has enough exercise and acivities. To be their best, a staffy needs a lot of mental stimulation , things they are allowed to chew, and socialization with other dogs. Dentist has always been wonderful with other dogs, but I know without proper socialization th breed can become dog aggressive.

The most surprising thing about owning a Staffordshire Bull Terrier is...

Their intelligence and human like qualities. I have worked with dogs much of my life and have experience with many breeds but have never found another breed like this one. Of course it requires a great deal of human interaction to bring it out. Left in crate they become hyper active and difficult to train. But with enough attention they have a comprehension unlike any other animal I have known.

What I wish I’d known about Staffordshire Bull Terriers is...

Staffies adore people , but tend to be dominant with other dogs. Proper socialization is a must. Even then they will not submit to another dog. So it is best not to keep.more than one male. You should have the dog well trained from and early age , so they at least tolerate rude loose dogs on walks. But be prepared to intervene if the other dog goes to far.

Did you know?

Developed originally by James Hinks of Birmingham, this breed was appearing at dog shows as early as 1862. But it wasn’t until the 1930s when it was recognised as being a separate breed from the Bull Terrier, and had a name change to distinguish the two, adding the county name where it had become so popular. 

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