Steph McCawley, Supporter Engagement Officer, said, “Staffordshire Bull Terriers are the most common breed that we get into our care. Because of the negative markings placed on them, they are overlooked by the other races we have in our care. Staffies are lovable, love to be around people and are super affectionate. “
“Not only are they the most likely breed to be saved, they are also less sought after than other breeds – they take longer than the average 38 days in kennels to find a home. On average, staffies spend at least 47 days waiting to be adopted. “
Jack Russell Terriers and Chihuahuas are also some of the most common breeds to have arrived at Chesterfield Center in the past five years.
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Hugo, a staffie at the Chesterfield and North Derbyshire RSPCA Center, has been reserved for new owner following an appeal.
Steph said, “We find that the smaller races are much easier to convey and seem to be more desirable. It may be because they fit more easily in any home and are easier to manage. Larger breeds are generally more difficult as you are asking people to take in lots of dogs that need a bigger home and are more expensive to feed and need a lot more exercise. “
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