A lovely heartwarming tale, as told in the Brechin Advertiser by Steve Mitchell:
One local dog is going out of it’s way to dispel the reputation handed out to Staffordshire Bull Terriers and it’s owner has proclaimed that this Brechin dog is leading the way in dog-human relationships.
In fact Tasha has gained such a reputation with passers-by for her friendliness and warmth, her owner believes she is leading the way in seeing there is a far friendlier side to Staffies, given the right upbringing and the right environment.
Tasha’s owner Debbie said “If you’ve ever passed by (Tasha), you’re bound to have been greeted by a very waggy and friendly Staffy coming towards you.
“Staffordshire Bull Terriers usually get very bad press but this dog proves it’s not the breed it’s the other end of the lead that is usually at fault.
“Tasha ‘speaks’ to hundreds of people every week. Sitting at my garage door she doesn’t really give people a choice but to speak to her. She also has at least 10 regular people who visit especially to give her some kind of treat”.
Debbie was told a lovely story which prompted her to get in touch with the ‘Brechiner’:
She said “There is this little girl who regularly stops to speak to Tasha on her way home from school each day, ..and when I got talking to her grandmother she told me the little girl had been attacked by a dog (a couple of months previous), and she informed me that Tasha is the first and only dog she has trusted to speak to since the incident. It’s heart-warming to hear that.
“Given how badly the wee girls confidence around dogs must have been affected, I am very proud of Tasha for helping her regain some confidence and I hope she continues to make many more friends in and around Brechin”.
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