Schoolboy treated in hospital after vicious dog attack

Southend Standard: Injured - Connor Houghton with mum Lisa and their dog Onyx. Injured - Connor Houghton with mum Lisa and their dog Onyx.

A SCHOOLBOY had to be rushed to hospital and undergo surgery after suffering injuries to his hand in a vicious dog attack.

Brave Connor Houghton, 13, of Steeplehall, Pitsea was left bloodied and severely injured after trying to protect his dog Onyx from a Staffordshire bull terrier and bullmastiff.

The two dogs charged towards the youngster and his pet in Northwick Park before the out-of-control Staffie latched onto Connor’s hand and would not let go until he kicked at it in desperation.

The owners then grabbed their two dogs and ran off.

Connor, who attends Langdon Hills Children’s Support Centre, was then rushed to Basildon Hospital, after a kind-hearted passerby helped dress his wounds and alert his mum to what had happened.

Mum Lisa Turnage, 36, said: “He was absolutely petrified. It really left him in such a state. When I got to him he was covered in blood and all of the tendons in his hand were exposed.

“Those owners were so irresponsible having their dog off the lead like that, particularly in a park where kids play. Our dog is a small Staffordshire and although we have never had any problems, I would never dream of having my dog off the lead.

“If you can’t handle your dog then you shouldn’t have one. I’m just grateful to the lady who helped him and that he wasn’t hurt even worse.”

Under the new guidelines owners, or anyone in charge of a dangerous dog, could face up to 18 months in jail, with the sentence rising to the legal maximum of two years if their animal attacks in public.

Connor was kept in hospital for two days after doctors were forced to operate on his hand due to the severity of the damage.

The incident is the latest in a string of attacks reported by the Echo across south Essex.

In September, a three-year-old girl was bitten on the arm and head after an out-of-control dog approached her while she was playing in the park in Somercotes, Laindon.

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12:13pm Fri 16 Nov 12

JuliaM says...

The usual dogs, the usual owners, where's the usual apathetic response from Essex Police?
The usual dogs, the usual owners, where's the usual apathetic response from Essex Police? JuliaM

12:52pm Fri 16 Nov 12

ash82spurs says...

Its not the dogs its the owners, the dogs alway get the bad press hope the boy is ok
Its not the dogs its the owners, the dogs alway get the bad press hope the boy is ok ash82spurs

1:09pm Fri 16 Nov 12

whataday says...

Put these savage dogs and their owners down

I do hope the poor lad recovers full use of his hand and that he can overcome the mental scars this attack is bound to leave.
My thoughts are with the innocent child and his dog.

My anger is with the owners of the dogs who just ran off Unfeeling, despicable, anti-social cowards
Put these savage dogs and their owners down I do hope the poor lad recovers full use of his hand and that he can overcome the mental scars this attack is bound to leave. My thoughts are with the innocent child and his dog. My anger is with the owners of the dogs who just ran off Unfeeling, despicable, anti-social cowards whataday

1:16pm Fri 16 Nov 12

bongking says...

ash82spurs wrote:
Its not the dogs its the owners, the dogs alway get the bad press hope the boy is ok
you are talking rubbish, its the same dogs that are always harming people and other dogs, even if they are on a lead, when you walk past these dogs you are aways in fear that they will go for you or your dog, i still think all dogs should be muzzled, when you take them out, that way we will all be more safer!!!
[quote][p][bold]ash82spurs[/bold] wrote: Its not the dogs its the owners, the dogs alway get the bad press hope the boy is ok[/p][/quote]you are talking rubbish, its the same dogs that are always harming people and other dogs, even if they are on a lead, when you walk past these dogs you are aways in fear that they will go for you or your dog, i still think all dogs should be muzzled, when you take them out, that way we will all be more safer!!! bongking

1:35pm Fri 16 Nov 12

smithy741 says...

whataday wrote:
Put these savage dogs and their owners down

I do hope the poor lad recovers full use of his hand and that he can overcome the mental scars this attack is bound to leave.
My thoughts are with the innocent child and his dog.

My anger is with the owners of the dogs who just ran off Unfeeling, despicable, anti-social cowards
So are you saying the injured boys dog should also be put to sleep then as his dog was a staff?
[quote][p][bold]whataday[/bold] wrote: Put these savage dogs and their owners down I do hope the poor lad recovers full use of his hand and that he can overcome the mental scars this attack is bound to leave. My thoughts are with the innocent child and his dog. My anger is with the owners of the dogs who just ran off Unfeeling, despicable, anti-social cowards[/p][/quote]So are you saying the injured boys dog should also be put to sleep then as his dog was a staff? smithy741

1:35pm Fri 16 Nov 12

smithy741 says...

whataday wrote:
Put these savage dogs and their owners down

I do hope the poor lad recovers full use of his hand and that he can overcome the mental scars this attack is bound to leave.
My thoughts are with the innocent child and his dog.

My anger is with the owners of the dogs who just ran off Unfeeling, despicable, anti-social cowards
So are you saying the injured boys dog should also be put to sleep then as his dog was a staff?
[quote][p][bold]whataday[/bold] wrote: Put these savage dogs and their owners down I do hope the poor lad recovers full use of his hand and that he can overcome the mental scars this attack is bound to leave. My thoughts are with the innocent child and his dog. My anger is with the owners of the dogs who just ran off Unfeeling, despicable, anti-social cowards[/p][/quote]So are you saying the injured boys dog should also be put to sleep then as his dog was a staff? smithy741

1:38pm Fri 16 Nov 12

smithy741 says...

bongking wrote:
ash82spurs wrote:
Its not the dogs its the owners, the dogs alway get the bad press hope the boy is ok
you are talking rubbish, its the same dogs that are always harming people and other dogs, even if they are on a lead, when you walk past these dogs you are aways in fear that they will go for you or your dog, i still think all dogs should be muzzled, when you take them out, that way we will all be more safer!!!
Yes I feel the same when I walk my dogs which are staffs, the other day a border collie tried to attack my dogs and tried to attack my friends labrador, so shall we put to sleep every breed of dog & while we are there lets get rid of the scum in our society that make their dog's vicious.
[quote][p][bold]bongking[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ash82spurs[/bold] wrote: Its not the dogs its the owners, the dogs alway get the bad press hope the boy is ok[/p][/quote]you are talking rubbish, its the same dogs that are always harming people and other dogs, even if they are on a lead, when you walk past these dogs you are aways in fear that they will go for you or your dog, i still think all dogs should be muzzled, when you take them out, that way we will all be more safer!!![/p][/quote]Yes I feel the same when I walk my dogs which are staffs, the other day a border collie tried to attack my dogs and tried to attack my friends labrador, so shall we put to sleep every breed of dog & while we are there lets get rid of the scum in our society that make their dog's vicious. smithy741

1:41pm Fri 16 Nov 12

smithy741 says...

I wish the boy well and I hope they catch these irresponsible dog owners before anyone else is hurt.
I wish the boy well and I hope they catch these irresponsible dog owners before anyone else is hurt. smithy741

1:52pm Fri 16 Nov 12

EssexVicky says...

Hope the boy is OK, how traumatic. As much as it would break my heart if my dog hurt somebody I would have to have him put to sleep- these cowards who run off are a disgrace and let other dog owners down- we aren't all like this you know! And as for them always being staffies, its because staffie and SBT crosses are the cheapest dogs to buy- you can pick one up for £100 these days- so they attract owners who don't want to invest time and money into training and good quality healthcare and food for the dogs. Thats not to say all staffie owners are the same, of course
Hope the boy is OK, how traumatic. As much as it would break my heart if my dog hurt somebody I would have to have him put to sleep- these cowards who run off are a disgrace and let other dog owners down- we aren't all like this you know! And as for them always being staffies, its because staffie and SBT crosses are the cheapest dogs to buy- you can pick one up for £100 these days- so they attract owners who don't want to invest time and money into training and good quality healthcare and food for the dogs. Thats not to say all staffie owners are the same, of course EssexVicky

1:55pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Eric Whim says...

they should all be rounded up and shot - then the dogs should be humanely euthanised
they should all be rounded up and shot - then the dogs should be humanely euthanised Eric Whim

2:54pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Jose El Mezclador says...

All dogs muzzled in public

Job done
All dogs muzzled in public Job done Jose El Mezclador

4:29pm Fri 16 Nov 12

DogsMessInLeigh says...

butt ugly breed.
butt ugly breed. DogsMessInLeigh

4:29pm Fri 16 Nov 12

emcee says...

Two dog (Staffordshire Bull Terrier) attacks on the same day.
Muzzles anyone?
Two dog (Staffordshire Bull Terrier) attacks on the same day. Muzzles anyone? emcee

4:51pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Aint it just the truth says...

Eric Whim wrote:
they should all be rounded up and shot - then the dogs should be humanely euthanised
Right on.
[quote][p][bold]Eric Whim[/bold] wrote: they should all be rounded up and shot - then the dogs should be humanely euthanised[/p][/quote]Right on. Aint it just the truth

5:06pm Fri 16 Nov 12

hellen says...

its not the dogs fault its the owner that should be put down. I have got a staffy and he is not vicious.
its not the dogs fault its the owner that should be put down. I have got a staffy and he is not vicious. hellen

5:19pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Antonius says...

hellen wrote:
its not the dogs fault its the owner that should be put down. I have got a staffy and he is not vicious.
(Q) Where have I heard that before ?

(A) Every time there is an attack.
[quote][p][bold]hellen[/bold] wrote: its not the dogs fault its the owner that should be put down. I have got a staffy and he is not vicious.[/p][/quote](Q) Where have I heard that before ? (A) Every time there is an attack. Antonius

5:22pm Fri 16 Nov 12

John T Pharro says...

hellen wrote:
its not the dogs fault its the owner that should be put down. I have got a staffy and he is not vicious.
But in another post with yet another staffy attack on Canvey you did say you kept yours on a lead.
Can someone tell me why is it that dog owners are so resistant to keeping dogs on leads and muzzled?
[quote][p][bold]hellen[/bold] wrote: its not the dogs fault its the owner that should be put down. I have got a staffy and he is not vicious.[/p][/quote]But in another post with yet another staffy attack on Canvey you did say you kept yours on a lead. Can someone tell me why is it that dog owners are so resistant to keeping dogs on leads and muzzled? John T Pharro

5:35pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Rich\Carol says...

Every week same story, poor kid and its not fair. They need to ban every staffs that are NOT kennel club registered and not micro chipped and every part staff and this will work. 90% of staffs have no paper work and have been bred many times before by interbreeding all to earn a poxxxy £50 note and the idiots buy them.

If you cant afford a proper kennel club registerd staff with both parents pedigree for 5 generations then go and get a mongrel for a dog shelter. How can a £40 pedigree dog be any good ?
Every week same story, poor kid and its not fair. They need to ban every staffs that are NOT kennel club registered and not micro chipped and every part staff and this will work. 90% of staffs have no paper work and have been bred many times before by interbreeding all to earn a poxxxy £50 note and the idiots buy them. If you cant afford a proper kennel club registerd staff with both parents pedigree for 5 generations then go and get a mongrel for a dog shelter. How can a £40 pedigree dog be any good ? Rich\Carol

6:31pm Fri 16 Nov 12

billericay boy says...

I hope the authority's find the owner and put the dogs mentor down.
I hope the authority's find the owner and put the dogs mentor down. billericay boy

6:35pm Fri 16 Nov 12

joey1950 says...

my dog was attacked by two staffs in eversley park and in the process of my dog being used in a tug of war I was also bitten, I am frightened of these dogs, and I won't use the parks anymore, but on saying that,I also know some lovely natured staffies, so really it speaks for itself it's not the dog it's the owners.
my dog was attacked by two staffs in eversley park and in the process of my dog being used in a tug of war I was also bitten, I am frightened of these dogs, and I won't use the parks anymore, but on saying that,I also know some lovely natured staffies, so really it speaks for itself it's not the dog it's the owners. joey1950

7:16pm Fri 16 Nov 12

bongking says...

Antonius wrote:
hellen wrote:
its not the dogs fault its the owner that should be put down. I have got a staffy and he is not vicious.
(Q) Where have I heard that before ?

(A) Every time there is an attack.
they are the worst breed of dog for attacking other dogs and people,can't stand them!!!
[quote][p][bold]Antonius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hellen[/bold] wrote: its not the dogs fault its the owner that should be put down. I have got a staffy and he is not vicious.[/p][/quote](Q) Where have I heard that before ? (A) Every time there is an attack.[/p][/quote]they are the worst breed of dog for attacking other dogs and people,can't stand them!!! bongking

7:24pm Fri 16 Nov 12

bongking says...

smithy741 wrote:
bongking wrote:
ash82spurs wrote:
Its not the dogs its the owners, the dogs alway get the bad press hope the boy is ok
you are talking rubbish, its the same dogs that are always harming people and other dogs, even if they are on a lead, when you walk past these dogs you are aways in fear that they will go for you or your dog, i still think all dogs should be muzzled, when you take them out, that way we will all be more safer!!!
Yes I feel the same when I walk my dogs which are staffs, the other day a border collie tried to attack my dogs and tried to attack my friends labrador, so shall we put to sleep every breed of dog & while we are there lets get rid of the scum in our society that make their dog's vicious.
oh yes and i am shaw you no which dog would win that fight, also that person with the collie! if it was on a lead, pulled his dog close to him, and if it was off the lead it should have been muzzled!!
[quote][p][bold]smithy741[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bongking[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ash82spurs[/bold] wrote: Its not the dogs its the owners, the dogs alway get the bad press hope the boy is ok[/p][/quote]you are talking rubbish, its the same dogs that are always harming people and other dogs, even if they are on a lead, when you walk past these dogs you are aways in fear that they will go for you or your dog, i still think all dogs should be muzzled, when you take them out, that way we will all be more safer!!![/p][/quote]Yes I feel the same when I walk my dogs which are staffs, the other day a border collie tried to attack my dogs and tried to attack my friends labrador, so shall we put to sleep every breed of dog & while we are there lets get rid of the scum in our society that make their dog's vicious.[/p][/quote]oh yes and i am shaw you no which dog would win that fight, also that person with the collie! if it was on a lead, pulled his dog close to him, and if it was off the lead it should have been muzzled!! bongking

8:09pm Fri 16 Nov 12

hellen says...

bongking wrote:
smithy741 wrote:
bongking wrote:
ash82spurs wrote:
Its not the dogs its the owners, the dogs alway get the bad press hope the boy is ok
you are talking rubbish, its the same dogs that are always harming people and other dogs, even if they are on a lead, when you walk past these dogs you are aways in fear that they will go for you or your dog, i still think all dogs should be muzzled, when you take them out, that way we will all be more safer!!!
Yes I feel the same when I walk my dogs which are staffs, the other day a border collie tried to attack my dogs and tried to attack my friends labrador, so shall we put to sleep every breed of dog & while we are there lets get rid of the scum in our society that make their dog's vicious.
oh yes and i am shaw you no which dog would win that fight, also that person with the collie! if it was on a lead, pulled his dog close to him, and if it was off the lead it should have been muzzled!!
well said Ash82 the dogs always get the blame and put down its not there fault I thought British people was animal lovers I dont think its this case anymore I will not put a muzzle on my staffy my husband said he would rather put his hand in a dogs mouth that a humans.I have also got a Siberian husky would they same thing about them its the people that is cross breading they are the ones that should get done they are just doing it for money.
[quote][p][bold]bongking[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smithy741[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bongking[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ash82spurs[/bold] wrote: Its not the dogs its the owners, the dogs alway get the bad press hope the boy is ok[/p][/quote]you are talking rubbish, its the same dogs that are always harming people and other dogs, even if they are on a lead, when you walk past these dogs you are aways in fear that they will go for you or your dog, i still think all dogs should be muzzled, when you take them out, that way we will all be more safer!!![/p][/quote]Yes I feel the same when I walk my dogs which are staffs, the other day a border collie tried to attack my dogs and tried to attack my friends labrador, so shall we put to sleep every breed of dog & while we are there lets get rid of the scum in our society that make their dog's vicious.[/p][/quote]oh yes and i am shaw you no which dog would win that fight, also that person with the collie! if it was on a lead, pulled his dog close to him, and if it was off the lead it should have been muzzled!![/p][/quote]well said Ash82 the dogs always get the blame and put down its not there fault I thought British people was animal lovers I dont think its this case anymore I will not put a muzzle on my staffy my husband said he would rather put his hand in a dogs mouth that a humans.I have also got a Siberian husky would they same thing about them its the people that is cross breading they are the ones that should get done they are just doing it for money. hellen

8:56pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Rich\Carol says...

the last dog I would buy is a staff, not had one since I bought one in 1966/67 and it died in 1980 and that was when staffs were not interbred.

As I said , people buy staffs cos they are cheap and and they are interbred.

Staffs go nicely with hoodies, gold neck chains, aggressive walk, fag in gob, can of lager in one hand, spitting in the curb, trousers down so your pants are on show, foul langiage, agressive talk and all this for a pathetic £50 dog with no pedigree, yer man ive gotta staff and Im ard ! ha ha ha ha.

I look at the people that walk them and what a bunch of sad council tenants on housing benefits. ha ha ha ha ha. Theres more staffs in vange and Pitsea than anywhere in the uk, whats that telling you ?
the last dog I would buy is a staff, not had one since I bought one in 1966/67 and it died in 1980 and that was when staffs were not interbred. As I said , people buy staffs cos they are cheap and and they are interbred. Staffs go nicely with hoodies, gold neck chains, aggressive walk, fag in gob, can of lager in one hand, spitting in the curb, trousers down so your pants are on show, foul langiage, agressive talk and all this for a pathetic £50 dog with no pedigree, yer man ive gotta staff and Im ard ! ha ha ha ha. I look at the people that walk them and what a bunch of sad council tenants on housing benefits. ha ha ha ha ha. Theres more staffs in vange and Pitsea than anywhere in the uk, whats that telling you ? Rich\Carol

10:19pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Test Tickle says...

All Dogs whatever breed should be muzzled and kept on a lead in public places, or better still keep them on private property only, Dogs are not for every one so why the hell should I or anyone else that is not a dog lover have to put up with facing snarling Dogs or treading in Dog crap when out for a walk!
All Dogs whatever breed should be muzzled and kept on a lead in public places, or better still keep them on private property only, Dogs are not for every one so why the hell should I or anyone else that is not a dog lover have to put up with facing snarling Dogs or treading in Dog crap when out for a walk! Test Tickle

11:47pm Fri 16 Nov 12

smithy741 says...

bongking wrote:
smithy741 wrote:
bongking wrote:
ash82spurs wrote:
Its not the dogs its the owners, the dogs alway get the bad press hope the boy is ok
you are talking rubbish, its the same dogs that are always harming people and other dogs, even if they are on a lead, when you walk past these dogs you are aways in fear that they will go for you or your dog, i still think all dogs should be muzzled, when you take them out, that way we will all be more safer!!!
Yes I feel the same when I walk my dogs which are staffs, the other day a border collie tried to attack my dogs and tried to attack my friends labrador, so shall we put to sleep every breed of dog & while we are there lets get rid of the scum in our society that make their dog's vicious.
oh yes and i am shaw you no which dog would win that fight, also that person with the collie! if it was on a lead, pulled his dog close to him, and if it was off the lead it should have been muzzled!!
I can't actually understand what you're saying so I can't answer you lol. My staffs was on leads but the collie wasn't and it wasn't muzzled, it's not about who would win I don't want my dog bit just like I wouldn't want my dog to bite another dog.
[quote][p][bold]bongking[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smithy741[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bongking[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ash82spurs[/bold] wrote: Its not the dogs its the owners, the dogs alway get the bad press hope the boy is ok[/p][/quote]you are talking rubbish, its the same dogs that are always harming people and other dogs, even if they are on a lead, when you walk past these dogs you are aways in fear that they will go for you or your dog, i still think all dogs should be muzzled, when you take them out, that way we will all be more safer!!![/p][/quote]Yes I feel the same when I walk my dogs which are staffs, the other day a border collie tried to attack my dogs and tried to attack my friends labrador, so shall we put to sleep every breed of dog & while we are there lets get rid of the scum in our society that make their dog's vicious.[/p][/quote]oh yes and i am shaw you no which dog would win that fight, also that person with the collie! if it was on a lead, pulled his dog close to him, and if it was off the lead it should have been muzzled!![/p][/quote]I can't actually understand what you're saying so I can't answer you lol. My staffs was on leads but the collie wasn't and it wasn't muzzled, it's not about who would win I don't want my dog bit just like I wouldn't want my dog to bite another dog. smithy741

11:54pm Fri 16 Nov 12

smithy741 says...

Rich\Carol wrote:
the last dog I would buy is a staff, not had one since I bought one in 1966/67 and it died in 1980 and that was when staffs were not interbred.

As I said , people buy staffs cos they are cheap and and they are interbred.

Staffs go nicely with hoodies, gold neck chains, aggressive walk, fag in gob, can of lager in one hand, spitting in the curb, trousers down so your pants are on show, foul langiage, agressive talk and all this for a pathetic £50 dog with no pedigree, yer man ive gotta staff and Im ard ! ha ha ha ha.

I look at the people that walk them and what a bunch of sad council tenants on housing benefits. ha ha ha ha ha. Theres more staffs in vange and Pitsea than anywhere in the uk, whats that telling you ?
Sorry to disappoint you I have two staffs, we own our home my husband has a good job and we have a luxury life compared to others, we have never claimed benefits, we don't smoke or take drugs, my family are all successful so you are being very narrow minded. While I do agree that there is many people like you described who own staffs not every staff owner is a chav and a scum bag. As for your comment about being pedigree one of my staffs is and one isn't but that's got nothing to do with it, any dog can be aggressive big or small, the problem we have is society.
[quote][p][bold]Rich\Carol[/bold] wrote: the last dog I would buy is a staff, not had one since I bought one in 1966/67 and it died in 1980 and that was when staffs were not interbred. As I said , people buy staffs cos they are cheap and and they are interbred. Staffs go nicely with hoodies, gold neck chains, aggressive walk, fag in gob, can of lager in one hand, spitting in the curb, trousers down so your pants are on show, foul langiage, agressive talk and all this for a pathetic £50 dog with no pedigree, yer man ive gotta staff and Im ard ! ha ha ha ha. I look at the people that walk them and what a bunch of sad council tenants on housing benefits. ha ha ha ha ha. Theres more staffs in vange and Pitsea than anywhere in the uk, whats that telling you ?[/p][/quote]Sorry to disappoint you I have two staffs, we own our home my husband has a good job and we have a luxury life compared to others, we have never claimed benefits, we don't smoke or take drugs, my family are all successful so you are being very narrow minded. While I do agree that there is many people like you described who own staffs not every staff owner is a chav and a scum bag. As for your comment about being pedigree one of my staffs is and one isn't but that's got nothing to do with it, any dog can be aggressive big or small, the problem we have is society. smithy741

10:59am Sat 17 Nov 12

madmax1 says...

PUT THE DOG DOWN!

They are evil creatures who will attack the weak at any given opportunity. Look at the elderly lady who was bitten to death a few weeks ago ? Of the babies attacked and murdered ?

The Chinese have the right idea.
PUT THE DOG DOWN! They are evil creatures who will attack the weak at any given opportunity. Look at the elderly lady who was bitten to death a few weeks ago ? Of the babies attacked and murdered ? The Chinese have the right idea. madmax1

1:03pm Sat 17 Nov 12

emcee says...

smithy741 wrote:
Rich\Carol wrote:
the last dog I would buy is a staff, not had one since I bought one in 1966/67 and it died in 1980 and that was when staffs were not interbred.

As I said , people buy staffs cos they are cheap and and they are interbred.

Staffs go nicely with hoodies, gold neck chains, aggressive walk, fag in gob, can of lager in one hand, spitting in the curb, trousers down so your pants are on show, foul langiage, agressive talk and all this for a pathetic £50 dog with no pedigree, yer man ive gotta staff and Im ard ! ha ha ha ha.

I look at the people that walk them and what a bunch of sad council tenants on housing benefits. ha ha ha ha ha. Theres more staffs in vange and Pitsea than anywhere in the uk, whats that telling you ?
Sorry to disappoint you I have two staffs, we own our home my husband has a good job and we have a luxury life compared to others, we have never claimed benefits, we don't smoke or take drugs, my family are all successful so you are being very narrow minded. While I do agree that there is many people like you described who own staffs not every staff owner is a chav and a scum bag. As for your comment about being pedigree one of my staffs is and one isn't but that's got nothing to do with it, any dog can be aggressive big or small, the problem we have is society.
I think the point being made is that there is a stereotypical staff owner. Staffs are dogs generally viewed as be owned by a section of society that are considered undesirables. By owning a staff, regardless of your class, financial stability and home ownership, you are creating an image for yourself as a being a member of said society. I am afraid, it seems, that all staff owners are, and will be for the foreseeable future, be tarred with the same brush. For this very reason I see it rather baffling why members of decent society would choose a staff over less "baggaged" dogs as their pet of choice.
[quote][p][bold]smithy741[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rich\Carol[/bold] wrote: the last dog I would buy is a staff, not had one since I bought one in 1966/67 and it died in 1980 and that was when staffs were not interbred. As I said , people buy staffs cos they are cheap and and they are interbred. Staffs go nicely with hoodies, gold neck chains, aggressive walk, fag in gob, can of lager in one hand, spitting in the curb, trousers down so your pants are on show, foul langiage, agressive talk and all this for a pathetic £50 dog with no pedigree, yer man ive gotta staff and Im ard ! ha ha ha ha. I look at the people that walk them and what a bunch of sad council tenants on housing benefits. ha ha ha ha ha. Theres more staffs in vange and Pitsea than anywhere in the uk, whats that telling you ?[/p][/quote]Sorry to disappoint you I have two staffs, we own our home my husband has a good job and we have a luxury life compared to others, we have never claimed benefits, we don't smoke or take drugs, my family are all successful so you are being very narrow minded. While I do agree that there is many people like you described who own staffs not every staff owner is a chav and a scum bag. As for your comment about being pedigree one of my staffs is and one isn't but that's got nothing to do with it, any dog can be aggressive big or small, the problem we have is society.[/p][/quote]I think the point being made is that there is a stereotypical staff owner. Staffs are dogs generally viewed as be owned by a section of society that are considered undesirables. By owning a staff, regardless of your class, financial stability and home ownership, you are creating an image for yourself as a being a member of said society. I am afraid, it seems, that all staff owners are, and will be for the foreseeable future, be tarred with the same brush. For this very reason I see it rather baffling why members of decent society would choose a staff over less "baggaged" dogs as their pet of choice. emcee

5:37pm Sat 17 Nov 12

hellen says...

madmax1 wrote:
PUT THE DOG DOWN!

They are evil creatures who will attack the weak at any given opportunity. Look at the elderly lady who was bitten to death a few weeks ago ? Of the babies attacked and murdered ?

The Chinese have the right idea.
dog's should never be put down they should do that to people that attack other people they are still living so I dont see any difference.
[quote][p][bold]madmax1[/bold] wrote: PUT THE DOG DOWN! They are evil creatures who will attack the weak at any given opportunity. Look at the elderly lady who was bitten to death a few weeks ago ? Of the babies attacked and murdered ? The Chinese have the right idea.[/p][/quote]dog's should never be put down they should do that to people that attack other people they are still living so I dont see any difference. hellen

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