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Karlin
5th February 2008, 01:51 PM
It amazes me that staffie registrations remain so high on the list -- they are vastly overbred and are major problems for rescues and pounds to rehome. Almost all staffies get pts for lack of interest in them in Ireland and I know rescues have the same problem in the UK -- most people simply do not want them though I know there are aficionados and I've met some lovely staffs out there. So why are they bred like this? It is like the killing fields for this breed as it is. :(

2007 Top 20 Breed Registrations

Breed No. of registrations

1 Retriever (Labrador) 45,079
2 Spaniel (Cocker) 20,883
3 Spaniel (English Springer) 14,702
4 Staffordshire Bull Terrier 12,167
5 German Shepherd Dog (Alsatian) 12,116
6 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 11,422
7 Retriever (Golden) 9,557
8 Border Terrier 8,814
9 West Highland White Terrier 8,309
10 Boxer 8,191
11 Miniature Schnauzer 5,152
12 Shih Tzu 5,147
13 Lhasa Apso 4,713
14 Rottweiler 4,257
15 Yorkshire Terrier 4,055
16 Bulldog 3,979
17 Pug 3,547
18 Bull Terrier 3,335
19 Whippet 3,043
20 Weimaraner 2,724

Barbara Nixon
5th February 2008, 02:33 PM
Simply a chance to get something for nothing. That is certainly the attitude round here, the home of the staffie (Staffordshire).

I saw an ad in the post office for 6 week old ( I complained to the post office staff, who said the ad would not be renewed ) lurchers , which were staffie greyhound crosses. This is not a popular cross, even among lurcher lovers, as the heads don't look right (They tend to have top heavty staffie heads).

I contacted Lisa , who runs Greyhound Gap, about these puppies, as the man had several puppies and was asking about £150 each. She said she would probably end up with these puppies, as the man regularly breeds a litter, then when they don't sell either contacts the dogs home or herself direct. He probably doesn't look after his bitch, so one puppy means £150 in his pocket.

merlinsmum
5th February 2008, 07:50 PM
There is some dispicable people in this country:mad:

TriTitch
5th February 2008, 10:26 PM
There are some stupid,selfish people in this country too who dont look at the long term :bang:

Aileen
6th February 2008, 11:37 AM
There are some stupid,selfish people in this country too who dont look at the long term :bang:
I argee
The list of registrations does not have all the dogs for how every may are on it I bet there are hundreds not or should I say thosands?
-----Aileen and the gang (Barney---Jazzie---Sam)

Scouty girl
6th February 2008, 03:25 PM
I agree there are some pretty sick people in this world, seems no matter what country you live in, what a shame.

I'm surprised to see the Border Terrier at #8, they are rare in the US, but all other dogs seem to be in similar positions.

Charleen
7th February 2008, 12:05 AM
Here is the American Statistics:
http://www.akc.org/reg/dogreg_stats.cfm

American Staffordshire Terrier is #68
Staffordshire Bull Terrier is #85

I spoke to my doggy day care yesterday and they said that have the most wonderful Staffie in foster at the day care and they can't find a home for it. Here is the US they are often pts too, if they end up in rescue.

Scouty girl
7th February 2008, 12:38 AM
Here is the American Statistics:
http://www.akc.org/reg/dogreg_stats.cfm

American Staffordshire Terrier is #68
Staffordshire Bull Terrier is #85

I spoke to my doggy day care yesterday and they said that have the most wonderful Staffie in foster at the day care and they can't find a home for it. Here is the US they are often pts too, if they end up in rescue.

Wow, I had not idea they were that far down on the list. As much as they are in the news and as many as I see in Baltimore City, you would think they were in the top ten.

Rj Mac
7th February 2008, 12:58 AM
-It amazes me, before Megan came home, we used to make a regular trip down to the Dogs Trust in Edinburh looking for a rescue, and it seemed that evey 2nd dog was either a Staffie or a Staffie mix, it's such a shame because, in the right hands with the proper training and socialisation they are wonderful dogs, neighbours of mine when I was a boy had 2, and they were just fantastic animals.