A while back I received an e-mail from the RSPCA featuring their new campaign entitled Get To Know A Dog. They are referring to Staffordshire Bull Terriers and asking people to challenge their misconceptions and consider adopting a Staffie. When I met Suki I was amazed at how affectionate, loyal and frankly sloppy she was, if I believed everything I heard in the media I would never have had the good fortune to meet such an adorable and loving companion.
Most of the time when walking Suki people approach us and without hesitation reach out and stroke her, some even fall to their knees and give her a big hug! Unfortunately some people see us coming and quickly move away, over the weekend one lady gave a squeal when Suki attempted to sniff her feet and another uttered "That dogs scary". I am being a bit presumptuous really as these people may just have been scared of dogs in general, but if they were discriminating against Staffies it is their ignorance and their loss, Suki would have loved to give them a big cuddle!
If you have time, take a look at the RSPCA campaign here and learn more about Staffies and read some of the stories, if you hear anyone talking about Staffies in a negative way please direct them to Get To Know A Dog.