A loyal, loving breed

You may think you know all there is to know about the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The breed suffers such a tarnished reputation but we know that, when in the right hands, they have all it takes to be loyal and loving pets.

But, you don’t just have to take our word for it. Watch this video and find out for yourself as owners tell us why their Staffies are softer than you think. 

Get involved in our award-winning campaign

We need your help so more people can understand the true soft nature of Staffies and encourage potential dog owners to give them a chance. Is your Staffie also a model canine citizen? If so, share your stories with us on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #SofterThanYouThink and help us to stand up for Staffies.

We're also joining forces with lots of regional animal centres throughout the UK so they can help us to champion Staffies too.

Stitch the Staffie

Meet our soft Staffie - Stitch. He's a true Battersea ambassadog as he shows just how soft his breed can be. Read his story here

Staffie stars of 'Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs' 

When we welcomed Paul O’Grady for our ITV series we were thrilled to hear that he loves Staffies too. He's helping us to prove that this much-maligned breed deserves a better deal. Read more

Super Staffies 

We love our super Staffies and, contrary to reports in the media, they are softer than you may think. Here's why 

We know that with the right owners, Staffies can be beautifully behaved dogs.
But you don't just have to take our word for it - below you can see just a small selection of the videos out there showing the gentle behavior of the 'nanny dog'.

"Extremely reliable, highly intelligent and affectionate,
especially with children."

They're not our words to describe the Staffordshire Bull Terrier,
but the Kennel Club's. Surprised? With so many misconceptions about the breed,
you may well be. Yet while they may be perceived as rough and tough, in reality
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are anything but. In fact, due to their gentle behaviour and affinity with children they are often referred to as the 'nanny dog'.

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Give a Staffie a home

As one of the world's best loved animal welfare charities, we take in thousands of unwanted, unloved and abandoned dogs every year at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. So, if you can find a place in your heart - and your home - for a Staffie, we can find the ideal canine companion for you. There are all ages, colours, shapes and sizes; each with their own unique personality. Many can live happily with children and other animals. And all are desperately in need of a good home to call their own.

If you can give a good dog a good home then please call our rehoming team on 0843 509 4444



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