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  • wrecker
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    Got a X breed. Ace dogs plagued by bad publicity, mine is soft as anything.
    They are pig headed though so require patience, a firm hand and a strong master.

    MrNutt
    Member

    Was thinking about getting one, if only because it will give me something to throw into the branches of tree’s whilst out emptying it. Anybody got one?

    godzilla
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    EBT’s are awesome dogs, we have a couple in our kennels. There not ment to be too good with cat’s and are can be funny about food and possessive of toys. No idea why people think there bad/scary, IMHO there way better than staffy’s.

    TheBrick
    Member

    Face of a boxer.

    don simon
    Member

    There not ment to be too good with cat’s and are can be funny about food and possessive of toys. No idea why people think there bad/scary, IMHO there way better than staffy’s.

    But a staffy wouldn’t be funny about food or possessive of toys… πŸ˜‰

    yunki
    Member

    Don Simon beat me to it..

    godzilla
    Member

    But a staffy wouldn’t be funny about food or possessive of toys…

    I’m just not a fan of staff’s, i shouldn’t have compared the two.

    loddrik
    Member

    I wanted an EBT, the wife didn’t, so that was that then….! πŸ™

    Robz
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    Have you got a suitable tracksuit and baseball cap to wear when you walk it?

    don simon
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    No worries godzilla not everyone is a fan.

    I wanted an EBT, the wife didn’t, so that was that then….!

    Who wears the trousers then? πŸ˜‰

    nmdbase
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    They are fooking uggggglllyy, I know nothing else about them.

    iDave
    Member

    beyond ugly. they look properly mauled with numerous ugly sticks.

    Spaceman
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    I knew one years ago, called Boris, possibly the only dog I’ve known that I’ve been scared of.
    My mate (teenage son of the owner) hit it one day, it buggered off for a couple of minutes, had a think about it, then came back and bit him.

    Mean fecker of a dog, I’d never trust one. Bad image too, baseball caps//shellsuits etc.

    Staffies on the other hand are lovely dogs.

    loddrik
    Member

    I’d say the reverse is true where I live. I’d say 7 out of ten dogs is a staff or pitbull of some description, it seems like every scall has one. EBTs on the other hand seem to be owned by families and people who don’t look like they have seen their fair share of a probation office.

    I would hasten to add that I know that staffs and pitbulls are poles apart in terms of temperament, the owners of said dogs however fail to care….

    Elfinsafety
    Member

    I call troll.

    There can be no preposteration such as a Nutt’s Mutt.

    jlf1970
    Member

    Evening all, we had an EBT for 12 years and sadly had to put him to sleep last year.

    Extremely funny breed with so many nutty traits (mad as a hatter) and very loyal. You would need to be a bit weary around other dogs and they great with people. They can be a bit boisterous so maybe not great for younger kids.

    Everything in view is fair game for eating (yes eating not just chewing) ie carrier bags,shoes,underwear and furniture were particular favourites of our dog Brian!

    Other traits include, difficult to get them to walk (very stubborn) and be aware they have only two brain cells and “one is always over there”

    Obedience classes when they are puppies would be a must (Brian our dog did not have these and would literally stick two fingers up at you if you told him to do anything!)

    Taking all of the above into consideration if I was ever going to get another dog it would be an English Bull Terrier πŸ˜‰

    anglax
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    I own an EBT, and I go MTB with him every weekend, it’s not the fastest dog for MTB, but he loves the trails, he is 9 months old, obedience classes are a MUST. I’ve never HAVE ANY TROUBLES WITH OTHER DOGS OR PEOPLE.
    I also have a cat in my house, he always tries to play with him, but the cat doesn’t like EBT’s tough games… on the other hand, they get along pretty good, I can leave them alone with no worries….

    If I would have to choose again, I would choose an EBT, they have a really unique personality and they are very loyal. You have to be firm and be really nice with them when they are little to avoid aggressive behaviors when they get older. (I MEAN REALLY NICE)

    slimjim78
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    Brian our dog did not have these and would literally stick two fingers up at you if you told him to do anything!

    I would love to have seen this.

    Brian is the greatest name ever for a dog. Beats mine, Dave.

    My mate (teenage son of the owner) hit it one day, it buggered off for a couple of minutes, had a think about it, then came back and bit him.

    Made me laugh out loud that did πŸ˜†

    I love EBT’s, ever since first seeing Bill’s dog on Oliver!
    They are so fugly that they go full circle in my eyes, and end up proper handsome.
    But then ive always loved fugly things, cars, bikes, my wife..

    Elfinsafety
    Member

    You can’t say that about your wife, for God’s sake. πŸ™

    slimjim78
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    You havent seen her.

    GlitterGary
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    Bulldog chewing a wee stained wasp on a nettle? Mine too.

    woffle
    Member

    Friends of ours have an EBT. He has to stand over her holding the collar with two hands if they come across another dog when they’re out walking – fair to say she’s not one for mixing with other dogs.

    That aside apparently they’re wonderful though as above – required lots of training early on.

    GlitterGary
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    Sounds wonderful indeed. I have to grab my dad by the throat when he’s out in the street and other people are around too.

    TurnerGuy
    Member

    My mate (teenage son of the owner) hit it one day, it buggered off for a couple of minutes, had a think about it, then came back and bit him.

    he must have figured out that your mate meant to hit him then, and so deserved a bite.

    My father had 3 EBTS (Butch, Blossom and Belinda) and was out playing golf one day. He was just teeing off and one of the dogs came bounding out of the ferns and took a driver full on in the face – he went back into the ferns, thought about, decided my dad didn’t mean it, and just came back.

    A friend of my fathers lived in India and his baby was in the cot on the veranda. A tiger came out of the jungle and was looking in the cot when his EBT came round the corner and went for the tiger – took half his face off before the tiger swatted him dead, but the tiger left the baby alone.

    theloner
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    I had a female EBT for 12 years. She was a delight, so much personality but stubborn as an ox. They are, generally one-owner dogs, however she was mine and it used to make me chuckle when she fragrantly ignored everything my wife said to her! I loved that dog to bits and was devastated when she died, I’d have another EBT anytime.

    deepreddave
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    Springer spaniel every time in my book but that said, no way I’d expect to eat half a tiger’s face. Respect for that fast munching mutt.

    Of the ones I’ve come across they seem much more affable than the average pet bull of which there are many round our way.

    Premier Icon Del
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    mate at work used to have one. lovely dog but she did have her ‘traits’.
    they’re looking at staffie for the next one, as there seem to be plenty of them for adoption, and they expect one to be more biddable. i’m inclined to agree.

    mcboo
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    I met one of these at the weekend. Instant love affair, Bassett Vendeen.

    Apgressive looking dogs are for losers. Get something nice that doesnt make folk cross the road.

    fd3chris
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    That’s a very insulting statement that agressive looking dogs are for losers, maybe you could of phrased that better!

    passtherizla
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    they are ugly but like someone said this just adds to their overall handsomness *sp*,

    staffies are ace too shame about the rep.

    I lost my rotty 5 months ago people gave him a wide birth, but there was no need, he was so soppy and gentle, great with really small children, super friendly and just generally amazing. miss him loads! My Jack Russel is way more of a handful!

    definitely a case of nurture not nature i reckon.

    mcboo
    Member

    That’s a very insulting statement that agressive looking dogs are for losers, maybe you could of phrased that better

    Maybe sure, but why bother. Where I live the correlation between wannabe street-thug and staffie/EBT is pretty close to 100%. Am sure there are some perfectly decent owners who genuinely love the breeds, but lets be honest, an awful lot of the knuckleheads who own them get precicely because they want to intimadate. How come they never have Labradoodles?

    Thats just where I live, maybe different round your way.

    fd3chris
    Member

    Why bother? Because there are plenty of good sbt owners our there having to fight this prejudice, me included, and we don’t need ignorant statements from non owners like yourself!

    surfer
    Member

    When I was younger a friend had a huge bull terrier, he was as gentle as any dog I have known and BT’s are one of my favourite breeds.
    My neighbour had a Bull Mastiff until recently and that was also gentle, playful and great fun.

    In my limited experience (owned about 6 dogs over the years) socialisation is key and most of the dogs I have owned have been good with people (not all good with other dogs)

    The important point here is size. Large dogs in my opinion are more intimidating and potentially more dangerous. I dont think the dogs discussed on this thread are more or less likely to be aggresive however given their size if they are that way inclined then the potential for damage is far greater and that cant be ignored.

    soobalias
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    you only need to look at what they have been bred for to realise what potential they have – the bullmastiff mentioned above is a perfect example

    EBT isnt a ‘large’ dog by any stretch of the imagination but the power of any bull bread is potentially dangerous

    you only need to look at what they have been bred for to realise what potential they have – the bullmastiff mentioned above is a perfect example

    EBT isnt a ‘large’ dog by any stretch of the imagination but the power of any bull bread is potentially dangerous

    The ignorance here is astounding

    Mastiff’s are different from the two Bull breeds you talk of, Staffies and EBT are very people friendly, they were bred for pit fighting not people biting. Mastiffs were pretty much bred to intimidate people but most are very placid. German Shepards, Dobbie’s and Rotwielers are potentially much bigger threats to people as they were bred to protect people.
    Any dog is dangerous, my lurcher could kill a small child in the blink of an eye, but Staffies or EBT are not any greater threat to people.

    spudnick
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    Me and my wife have owned a rescue english bull for over 2 years. Hes very loyal and protective over our newborn baby boy. Just sits at the bottom of his crib. They unfortunately get alot of bad press but spud is an amazing dog. Stuborn on walks sometimes but very friendly with other dogs and is just confussed by cats so leaves them alone. A cracking breed, go for it

    Nick

    surfer
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    my lurcher could kill a small child in the blink of an eye, but Staffies or EBT are not any greater threat to people.

    πŸ™„

    Swans can break your arm with their wings you know.

    yeah that wasnt worded very well was it, want I meant was, all dogs are dangerous

    Anyway, wake up dog there’s killing to be done!!

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