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Minnie

Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier Cross

Age: Around 1 year, 8 months

Sex: F

Things to know

I can't live with dogs

I can live with older children

I can't live with small animals

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More information

When Minnie came to us at the end of March 2024, she was very underweight. We don’t know the exact ins-and-outs of her previous life, but she needs a lot of TLC. She will reward you with an ever-wagging tail and plenty of love in return! Someone experienced with nervous dogs or the breed would be ideal.

Minnie is very unsure around men so she will need a lot of time before she feels more comfortable. At the moment, we’re working on gaining her trust a little more before we socialise her, as she is jumpy in new situations. She came from a household with other dogs, but we don’t think that she was thriving there. She needs to be the only dog in a household with no young children – secondary school age or above.

Minnie is still unfortunately underweight, but is on a tasty salmon-based food to build her back up again. She does have some skin issues on her tail and ear flaps, which she is on medication for. She is coming on in leaps and bounds in terms of progress, and is really lovely with a heart of gold, although she hasn’t quite grasped toilet training yet!

If you see a red mark on her nose in her photos, don’t be alarmed – she keeps trying to stick her nose through the bars of the kennel to meet the dog next door!

Minnie is a crossbreed – we think she is a Bullboxer – a mix between a Boxer and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier in particular. Some things to look out for with this breed are:

  • The staffy inclusion can be seen through a need for companionship – and as such, Minnie cannot be left alone for too long
  • If not properly socialised and trained, these dogs can be aggressive towards other dogs – Minnie needs time and patience as well as training
  • Be aware that improperly trained dogs may pull on the lead, and due to Minnie’s size, you need to keep a firm hold
  • Bullboxers are very intelligent and able to learn a variety of tricks
  • The terrier inclusion means that these dogs have a high prey drive, so Minnie would not be suitable for a home with young children or other dogs

 

Minnie receives some much-needed cuddles Minnie, a staffordshire bull terrier with a pink collar, sits nicely to have her picture taken

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