Have a Heart, Rehome a Staffie
Staffies have been in our homes for over 100 years. Over the years they haven't changed, but the way society treats them has.
There's something very special about Staffies - have you noticed? Can you guess?
They have a heart-shaped face! Have a look at Lilly, perfectly demonstrating this.
And their face shape describes their character. Staffies are just chock full of love! They are one of the most affectionate breeds of dogs you will meet, and want nothing more than to spend time with people. They make fantastic pets and are wonderful companions. Have a look at a few facts about these spectacular dogs:
- The average lifespan for a Staffie is 12-14 years but they can live up to around 18 years old!
- They are one of the only dog breeds recommended by the Kennel Club to have with children
- They are a particularly loyal breed
- In days gone by Staffies were actually known as the 'Nanny dog' due to their affinity with children
- Despite their funny and affectionate personalities, Staffies are the most common breed entering rescue centres due to abuse by humans
Staffies account for 80% of the dogs in rescue centres today, many as a result of neglect, abuse and abandonment. In a loving, responsible home they make wonderful pets as they deserve so much better than so many of them receive at the moment.