Sorry INVSTOR, but I agree with the shelter. How can you give it back when it no longer suits you to have a dog?
Very sad. They're not disposable razors.
Hoping you have a different view towards your current dog & have educated yourself a bit more with regard to how much time, energy & commitment is needed to own a dog.
Wish more people would consider the suitability of breed for their lifestyle before adopting.
When you gave it away, did you advise the new owners of its propensity for protectiveness? Or did you just think 'problem solved'?
(Know this sounds harsh & I'm sure you're a nice person in other regards, but it really makes my blood boil when pets don't suit peoples' lifestyles or show problem behaviour & the owner simply gives it away with no warning to the new owner & no guilt for their own lack of responsibility & committment to the animal.)
suitability of a breed?!?! have you had staffies near kids? they're the most docile damned animals on the planet!
the issue is dogs that have been trained to fight - the mental scars form their "training" impairs thier judgement.
i wish everyone would remember that just one half-step backwards - a dog is a killing machine.... a hunting predator with teeth and instincts that are designed for killing and eating flesh.
you can easily "breed out" this instinct to kill, you can also "breed in" a willingness to please. this is why staffies are happy to do whatever you tell them and can be the most licky little puppies at 9 years old, or ravaging killers at 18 months.
when adog is trained to please by fighting, and then it has to re-adjust to a life that goes 100% against that training, are you going to tell me that it's NOT a danger? i certainly hope not.
if you know nothing about the issues around dog fighting and the animals from these backgrounds, you should step off now to avoid any further compounding of myth and hearsay.