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Post by Harry on Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:03 pm

Ok, so as most of you know, around September I was basically told I could get a new dog. My mam said it without thinking it through really, and she still doesn't like APBT's and has been trying to find a way of backing out of the agreement, moving the goalpost so to speak.

Also, over that time, I think I have matured alot, and last week I was thinking about what will happen when I have to go to Collage. I know that really, it wasn't going to be possible for me to bring my dog with me, so that would mean leaving him home with my family. My Dad had already said he will take care of my dog for me, but he works late quite often (Leaves at around 7.30 and gets back either 5.30 or 8.30 everyday, depending on whether he's working late or not) I couldn't expect him to exercise my dog as much as the dog would need when he works those hours. I also wouldn't trust my dog with my two sisters, they just don't really have the strength to manage an APBT.

So basically, I've decided I am going to go for another breed of dog, that is similar to the APBT and can still excel in the activities I like (Weight pulling, Spring Pole, Flirt Pole etc.) but does not have the very high maintenance needs of the type of Pit that I wanted to get. So I have decided I am going to get a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. I've seen from the ACES people, that the SBT can do very well in all the events, as evidenced by dogs like Ripley, Ronnie and many others.

So I told my Dad yesterday what I had been thinking about, and he thought it was a good idea. So then I called in my Mom, and perhaps the biggest shock of the whole thing, she was over the moon! (She has done lots of research on Staffs herself and has always liked them more) She was ecstatic that I won't be getting a Pitbull, and that I am thinking of the whole family, the 2 other dogs and the well-being of the new dog. She even basically said that she wouldn't mind him in the house (Which I had been planning on doing anyway Razz)

So, in 5months or so time, I will hopefully have a new addition to the family... a BLUE one :D

The end lol!
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Post by YENALED on Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:09 pm

Nice choice Harry.

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Post by pitties rule on Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:38 pm

well good for you harry, you've thought it through and went for wots best for you, family and dogs.

i wish you the best of luck with your staffy and there are plenty of pits you can be around at walks and events.
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Post by celticpitbulls on Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:48 pm

very responsible thinking harry, very proud of your post and the thought you have put into the new dog you are getting, im sure when you get him he will be perfect for all the family.

OH and will ya tell your mam pit bulls are fantastic dogs when you get to know them Razz

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Post by Lisastaff on Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:29 pm

Nice to hear your getting a stafford they are great dogs.


but then Im biased lol!

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Post by Harry on Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:44 pm

Oh yea Lil, I must mention that some day, seems like a good idea... lol!
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Post by eamo s on Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:46 pm

You cant go wrong with a Staffy, a great dog Harry. Not only that, your considerate over the dogs welfare and general living. A great choice of breed cheers
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Post by Shipley,Staffords on Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:35 pm

Nice one Harry , a good Stafford will take as much as you can give it & I am sure you will find a great bond .

Happy days bud ,

Terry.
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Post by celticpitbulls on Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:49 pm

yeah i think harry has his head well screwed on and have to give him lots of respect for making such a responsible decision at his age, again fair play harry cant wait now to see the new puppy

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Post by pitties rule on Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:50 pm

old head on young shoulders.....lol
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Post by Shipley,Staffords on Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:01 pm

Gotta say , Harry speaks wise words ,....better than some who should know better !
Good luck with your choice of pup Harry ,

Cheers , Terry.
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Post by Harry on Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:32 am

Thanks for the nice words peeps cheers
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Post by pitties rule on Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:53 pm

so any idea on when you will get your puppy?
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Post by pitties rule on Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:55 pm

ok just read the end of ur post......lol
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Post by Harry on Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:33 pm

My exams finish the 22nd so then hope fully we'll go on holidays at the start of july and then I can get him after that Razz
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Post by Harry on Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:42 pm

And then all I have to decide is Blue, Black or Red :L
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Post by Harry on Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:40 pm

I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to look for body/shape wise Question

I think i'll go to a Kennel Club show and see what the show ones are like and see if there's anything I like Wink
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Post by pitties rule on Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:46 pm

im sure you will pick a goodin.... not a bad idea harry going to a show.... ill be looking forward to all the pics come the summer.
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Post by celticpitbulls on Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:42 pm

id say the best people to ask about that would be the uk guys, they all have fantastic dogs and could give you the advice being involved so much with the breed.

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Post by Harry on Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:13 am

I just want to be sure I'll be able to travel between the Uk and Ireland without much trouble.
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Post by celticpitbulls on Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:16 am

im sure you will be fine harry its not a pit bull and only a puppy too, the lads will give you the best advice to do so.

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Post by Harry on Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:45 am

I mean I want to be able to go to Scotland and make some $$ off my auntie lol... it's the one thing that was stopping me getting a Red nose before lol.

I'm thinking now about AB's which would be less gifted in the racing side of things, but would be much better at the Strength events... and look really good... and I wouldn't have any trouble moving around lol... But I don't know how much running they could take, which would be a big no-no :L
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Post by celticpitbulls on Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:06 am

harry you have my head spinning at this stage, pit bull, staffy, ambull, staffy, pit bull, am staff whats it going to be lol!

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Post by YENALED on Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:07 am

Just get one of each lol! lol!

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Post by Harry on Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:08 am

The decisions I have to make now lol!

I'm fairly sure it'll be a Staff tho, it's the only one that can do all the things I want to do Wink
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