Posted 09 April 2008 - 06:16 PM
Posted 09 April 2008 - 09:04 PM
Staffy's aren't an illegal breed in the UK either. Probably have to be controlled though.
Posted 10 April 2008 - 12:00 PM
Posted 10 April 2008 - 08:41 PM
I was thinking of the white ones with the long snout.
Will you bring your dog to Crete when you come, or are you just coming for a holiday?
Posted 11 April 2008 - 08:50 AM
I think you may have been thinking about an English Bull terrier. Although you mostly see white ones I believe that there are other shades available. In my experience of this breed they are loving dogs. But as with any breed of dog, the animal is only a reflection of the owner. If you train a dog to fight it will, if you train a dog for a specific purpose it will do that for which it is trained. Any dog can 'turn', I remember as a child (Yeah, OK, I can rememer that far back!) that my cousins' soppy old Boxer turned into a snarling nightmare and was eventually found to have an ear infection. But what damage could the dog have done to us children if this had gone untreated?
Posted 11 April 2008 - 10:21 AM
Have to say that I see loads of dogs here in Athens. Although some are stray, I think many are guard dogs. I'm not sure how they behave at night but during the day they seem very docile and spend their hours asleep or lying around on the pavement. Makes me wonder how much exercise and emotional input they receive.
Posted 11 April 2008 - 03:31 PM
Posted 14 April 2008 - 09:20 PM
Usually after a couple of days of passing the same way the dogs are waiting for you and greet you like a long-lost friend with tails wagging (but don't tell the owners!!) as they wait for some biscuits. I feel sorry for these animals as they appear to have only the basic shelter/water during the days and don't appear to be fed on a regular basis.