mini bull terrier or staffy?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by chkinut, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi guys! i'm researching dog breeds and i'm trying to decide between 2 breeds at the moment......a staffordshire bull terrier and a mini bull terrier. i'm leaning towards a mini bull and i was wondering if anyone has any experience with this breed and how they are with chickens? of course i would be getting it as a puppy and i believe most dogs would be good with chickens if they're brought up with them....but i wanted to ask your opinions here first. and it will probably be about 2 or 3 years before i even get this dog.....just planning ahead. thanks! oh, and if anyone has an opinion about a staffy i would appreciate that too. i hope i'm posting this thread in the right place! lol
     
  2. bossynbella

    bossynbella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As far as being with chickens you are right it depends one how they are raise with them. I just wanted to say though, be sure you do your research into these breeds. I LOVE Bull Terriers and the mini's too, I think they are the most beautiful charming, silly dogs. That said I will never own one. Why? Because I know that our personalities would clash. They are very stubborn dogs, though very smart and can learn a lot I feel it takes a special person to really live with one. They are also clowns and seem to want to make people laugh, the ones I have met remind me a lot of the class clown, goofing off and driving the teachers nuts, just to get a giggle form their classmates.
    Good luck with your search, hopefully you find the perfect dog for you!
     
  3. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the input [​IMG] that's why i'm doing research 2 - 3 years in advance i guess....good points you made! so i will chew on that for awhile while researching other breeds, and who knows, i may just decide to go with the mini bull. we have a boxer now and i love him, but have never really bonded with him. he drives me nuts outside when he jumps around like he's on a pogo stick! it's funny, but aggravating at the same time. i like dogs with character, but i'm also a laid back person ....i was even considering a clumber spaniel at one point, they are suppose to be super laid back. but i don't want one so laid back that they don't even want to go on a walk. maybe an english bulldog would be good, someone on another thread had that idea. time will tell i guess.
     
  4. Ernst W.T. Bothma

    Ernst W.T. Bothma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope you choose what you want most,thats more important. But I personally think a staffy is better. I have a 10 week old staffy and he is amazing. Hes generally good with our birds.( We have quail,chickens,peacocks and guini fowl and other animals. He does tend toe chase some time to time. But he never really arms them. But what he does when theres danger is amazing. Both our neighbors have dogs and all of them want to catch our animals. Evan one pitbull and great dane killed one of my baby horses!!!!. And the jack russels kill our chickens. But every time there's trouble. My staffy runs out and chases them away. He evan took on the 3 year old pitt bull. I joined in but believe me he gave a fight evan though hes 10 months old!!!! But he's not evan the slightest aggressive to our other dogs. But ya choose whats best for you
     

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