Stig, a two-ish year old Staffie cross joined our household in July after approximately a year in Bath Cats and Dogs home. Stig is fairly large for a staffie, the other half of his parentage is still a mystery.
Does he have traditional staffie cahracterisitics? – Yes some, he is very loyal, he chases small furry things, he loves people and he does not love other dogs! I had been walking him every week day for about 3 months and he was a very popular dog to staff and visitors! He formed very strong bonds with some of the staff there and had had several previous walkers. And I have to say they did a good job of keeping him sane(ish)!
When I collected him I walked him all the way back to our flat to drain off his energy before he came home. In the dogs home he always seemed very excited, exhibiting behaviours like chewing on the lead jumping along on walks, rolling on the ground and not getting up and excited chewing. Once at home he was calmer and alittle uncertain of himself.
The training he had received in the dogs home left him with a good sit, lie down, speak and an ok stay/wait. He was also clicker trained and didn’t pull too much on the lead.