American Staffie is cool around other dogs!!

Remember I told you that you should never trust your American Staffie or in general bully breed not to fight other dogs?

I like to give this general advice because of the potential damage that could happen in a dog fight involving bully types.

However sometimes you get pleasantly surprised.

30 minutes ago I met a woman who was walking a beautiful two year old American Staffie.

His name is Thor.

We started talking and I decided to walk along with her and Thor for a while.

I asked her about how Thor reacts in the presence of other dogs and she said "just fine, never had a problem".

As she was saying this a small white Poodle approached us.

And you now what Thor did?

He lied on the ground wagging his tale and waiting for the poodle to close the distance.

The owner of the American Staffie explained to me that he does this so that other dogs are not intimidated by him and will approach with no problems.

This is a great example of a bully breed dog fighting the prejudice of society (and other dogs...) that all pit bulls are killers.

What if and American Staffie is dog friendly and would like to make new friends on a consistent basis? 

It cannot be denied just because of some breed specific legislation that prohibits any type of contact. 

As I always said, there are exceptions to the rules and YES many pit bulls can get along with other dogs.

What's most important is to know your pit bull very well and act accordingly.

And thanks Thor for your kindness and style.

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