Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Picture of Rufus, a male Staffordshire Bull Terrier

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Home:Madison County, FL  
Age: 14 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Rufus Rupert, Rufus Rupert Magoo, The Boy

Tearing things up--toys, tree branches, what-have-you

Being bothered while eating

Favorite Toy:
He has a VERY strange relationship going on with a 3' piece of pvc pipe, which he carries with him EVERYWHERE.

Favorite Food:

Favorite Walk:
From outside to inside

Best Tricks:
Hanging 3' off the ground from tree vines, getting his pvc pipe through the narrow doggy door.

Arrival Story:
While driving by the dump, I caught sight of a small black puppy in a grassy area. Went in to check it out and found a fur-less bony creature, who was very happy to come to me and sit on my lap while I phoned my husband to see if we could fit one more dog into the family. He had to go to the vet first, where he was found to have advanced mange and dehydration. Several months of treatments and TLC took care of that!

It's been a challenge bringing a bull terrier into this family of dogs and cats. He did not respond well to Tupper's dominance and so they are permanently separated by a fence. There was a problem with one cat but that has lessened considerably over time. Another cat seems to be besotted with him and rubs herself all over him, which he tolerates. He respects Cissy, the Pom, as well as the other two smaller dogs--while we don't leave them unattended at large in the house, I don't worry about him hurting them. He's a wonderful dog with us, adores being cuddled, respects our stature (aside from occasional fussing about going out at night), and is just a real sweetie. He's been more work than any other, but the rewards are worth it. Isn't it funny how it works out that the dogs that cause the most concern are the ones that you end up loving the most?

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December 9th 2004 More than 12 years!

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