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    Thankfully I got a call from the Cav rescue co-ordinator.

    No doggies in at the moment but I will get my application in and keep my fingers crossed.

    I will keep looking back here too though as you never know

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    SO sorry to hear of your losses, another general rescues to try

    http://littledogrescueforum.co.uk/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicki View Post
    SO sorry to hear of your losses, another general rescues to try

    http://littledogrescueforum.co.uk/
    Thank you very much Nicki - you are very kind.

    I wasn't aware of this website so I shall get myself over there too!

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    Hi Lil Miss, have you seen this lovely girl that's with Dog Trust in Glasgow?
    http://www.dogstrust.org.uk/rehoming...a#.UGYfKrKPW8A
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlifarley View Post
    Hi Lil Miss, have you seen this lovely girl that's with Dog Trust in Glasgow?
    http://www.dogstrust.org.uk/rehoming...a#.UGYfKrKPW8A
    Hi there....No I hadn't - am going to have a look now!
    Thank you

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    Gosh, Niya looks exactly like how my Casper was!! Sadly though she has to be rehomed with her friend Kai who is a SBT and I would never have that breed of dog. It's a real shame as I know I will not be the only person who will think like this which means Niya will end up in DT longer than she probably would had she been up for rehoming on her own.

    Never mind - it's great to know that people still have me in mind Thank you again

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    Sorry, but I do not think it can be considered a detriment to a dog to need to be rehomed with a longtime companion of any breed. Staffs are amongst the most loving dogs with humans (and should be bred to be so very specifically, like all bullbreeds) and when socialised properly, like any other dog, will also be just as friendly to other dogs. The biggest problem with ALL dogs that snap and bite is poor socialising and bad training in technique or intent. I have seen plenty of that in everything from yorkies to labradors to a couple of cavaliers.

    My professional and UK-qualified dog trainer friends see little difference between bull breeds and any other dogs that take their classes. Most people, if they have encountered a snappy dog, have probably encountered a small breed. A lot of toys and terriers for example, are known for being bitey and thus are not considered good family dogs. Check the breed enclyclpedia written by Dr Bruce Fogle and staffs are noted as great family dogs, loving to children too.

    Sadly a lot of irresponsible humans raise some breeds specifically for aggression or treat them poorly and make them aggressive. This isn't the fault of the breed but what people do to them. Stating that it is the fault of the breed is like arguing that cavaliers somehow create their own health issues.

    I am sure these two will find a great home with someone who will equally love both just as they love each other. It would be a shame to split them, which DT recognises to their great credit. They are not in the business of just making people happy but in making sure dogs are happy too. The goal of a good responsible rescue is never to move dogs through as quickly as possible, but to find exactly the right home for each dog -- which in this case, means keeping both these two together. I am sure they are happier together in a DT kennel, waiting for that just-right home that welcomes them both equally, than they would be split apart forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karlin View Post
    Sadly a lot of irresponsible humans raise some breeds specifically for aggression or treat them poorly and make them aggressive. This isn't the fault of the breed but what people do to them.
    Agreed. Which is why getting a SBT from a rescue would be an very considered decision.

    I respect your opinion and I am sure you will have the grace to respect mine. I am not tarring all SBT with the same brush and I know any dog can be snappy or even bite and I agree that it's always the owner and never the dog.

    I have clearly riled you with my comment and that wasn't my intention so I will just say thanks to the forum for assisting me to get my last dogs and it's been lovely looking at all your pictures (especially the puppies!). My daughter and I have spent many hours awwing and ahhing at them.

    Hopefully my search to find the correct dog for me and family will be fruitful soon.

    Kind thanks to those who were positive to me in my search and didn't judge me for my valid reasons for not being able to offer a dog a forever home.

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