They were among 507 Staffordshire bull terriers
and Staffie-crosses rehomed nationally, the highest number for any breed of dog.
In countries such as the United Kingdom and Australia, where American pit bull terriers
have been banned, research for the Journal of Veterinary Behavior says that there is no evidence that these breed- specific laws significantly reduce the number of dog attacks.
To lump Staffordshire bull terriers
in with these dogs is grossly inaccurate and Ms Mair putting her personal opinions over as fact and making unsubstantiated comments such as "they have historically turned on people" is shoddy journalism at best and irresponsible scaremongering at worst.
The dogs - a Staffordshire bull terrier
and Jack Russell - were being held by a vet.
A man was warned yesterday he faces jail after he admitted owning the pit bull terrier
which killed his five-year-old niece.
American Airlines has reportedly banned over-aggressive dogs after a pit bull terrier
grounded a Boeing 757 for nine days.
A year later, two-year-old Jemma Horn required hospital treatment after being bitten by a Staffordshire bull terrier
in her uncle's garden in North Berwick, East Lothian.
I have two Staffordshire bull terriers
and they are gentle and loving, if treated in the right way.
She said: "At the moment, more than 40 per cent of our intake are bull terriers
- mostly Staffies and crosses.
The report found bull terriers
, Staffordshire bull terriers
and pit bull terriers
were among the most frequent offenders, with around one in three dogs carrying out attacks from this bull breed group.
Mr Sutton said two videos showing dog fights and a magazine about pit bull terriers
was also found at Nasir's home.
She said the thieves fell into three categories: drug addicts who snatched pets and sold them in pubs; thieves who took dogs then demanded a ransom and organised crooks, who stole animals, especially pedigree dogs such as Staffordshire bull terriers
, labradors, border terriers and lurchers, to order.
35pm they found the animals, both Staffordshire bull terriers
, running amok on the estate.
But the poll found that pit bull terriers
were Britain's most fearsome dogs.
I FEEL I need to reply to a letter (Viewpoints, November 3) regarding Staffordshire bull terriers