7 Reasons You Should NOT Get a Staffy (SERIOUSLY)

Staffies are my favorite breed of dog. They are affectionate, playful, and endlessly loyal, but they are not for everyone.

Indeed, Staffies and Staffy Mixes are commonly found in dog shelters not because they are bad dogs, but because their owners acquired them for the wrong reasons or simply weren’t able to cope with them.

So, in this video, I’m going to tell you 7 reasons why you should NOT get a Staffy, and I hope that will prevent a loving Staffy from ending up in a shelter or worse.

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I’m not joking; I’m going to try to talk you out of getting a Staffy right now. So here we go:

Number 1. Crazy Energy

Staffies are fun; there is no doubt about that, but sometimes you want a break, and your dog absolutely doesn’t.

True, Staffies sleep a lot, but when they are awake, they want action.

Staffies need lots of physical and mental stimulation. Otherwise, they cause mischief, as you’ll see in the next section.

A Staffy is not good to keep in a small space, especially if they’re going to be alone for long periods.

Such is the case if you need to go to work the whole day. You really need to tire out your Staffy two to three times a day, and a quick 15-minute walk just won’t do it.

They need vigorous exercise and playtime; otherwise, they cause destruction.

Number 2. Destruction

My Staffies caused over £1,000 worth of damage to my stuff.

She destroyed my earbuds, every sock I ever left out, and even chewed through the cables of my new e-scooter the day it arrived.

But it’s not just your valuables being destroyed that cost you with a Staffy. They can also be surprisingly expensive dogs to keep.

Number 3. Staffies Can Be Expensive

Admittedly, Staffies don’t tend to be the most costly to buy upfront, but they are unfortunately prone to sensitive stomachs and skin.

That means lots of visits to the vet, and you have to buy their costly high anti-allergenic food to keep their allergies at bay.

Oh, and if you want to insure your Staffy, it will cost you more than insuring most other dog breeds too.

Number 4. Staffies Will Eat ANYTHING

Staffies eat anything they find on the ground, and I mean ANYTHING.

As long as it is utterly disgusting, plus as a bonus, if it is particularly horrendous, they will also make sure to roll around in it.

Number 5. People Will Avoid You

Good news if you hate to share the pavement, don’t worry, people will happily cross the road when they see you coming down the street with your Staffy.

The tabloid media’s relentless fear-mongering about Staffies means that the average person sees your Staffy as nothing more than a dangerous, child-eating, dog-murdering machine.

So, don’t be surprised when people tend to stay out of your way when they see your pooch.

Number 6. Staffies Are Useless Guard Dogs

But don’t get too excited when you think a Staffy makes a good guard dog; forget it.

While people may stay away from your dog, your Staffy doesn’t want anything more than to run over to their shy new friend, wagging their tail relentlessly, jump on them, and lick them.

Hardly the way to scare off your adversaries. And that brings us to the last reason not to get a Staffy.

Number 7. Licking!

Staffies lick. But not like normal dogs.

It’s like you’re covered from head to toe in strawberry cheesecake, and they need to get every last drop off you.

Staffies’ favorite way of showing affection is by licking. Indeed, the only way a Staffy is likely to kill you is by licking you to death – it’s relentless, honestly.

So, if you don’t like being licked, do not buy a Staffy.

But if you’re already loving Staffies, come and visit our YouTube channel “Staffy Dog” https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC79X421UZfzQomSmhFZ7y6g

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Edda Reynolds

Edda's journey into pet ownership began with a rescue dog that was deeply fearful of humans. To better support her first dog, Edda immersed herself in Canine Behavior Psychology. When her cherished companion passed away at 16, she chose to adopt a Pit Bull mix from a shelter. This new dog, Toffee, was not only affectionate towards people but also showed a keen aptitude for dog agility. Toffee introduced Edda to the strength and gentleness of Pit Bull-type breeds, sparking a deep love for them. This led Edda to welcome Runa, a Blue Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy, into her family, providing Toffee with an ideal companion for play and companionship.

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Light Up Dog Collar for Small Medium Large Dogs, Rechargeable Flashing LED Dog Collar Light Adjustable Waterproof Lighted Dog Collar for Night Safety, Green-M
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