...that Dexter is doing his bit to improve your rep OK, I know we're currently having some pretty serious threads about breed traits etc, but just want to slightly lighten the mood by noting: In our local area, there are a LOT of Staffies. And every single one is walked on lead and trots along like a little darling. We regularly run into them while out and every single time, it is Dexter who kicks off and behaves like a raving loonie - while the various Staffies send him bemused looks as they go prancing past without so much as a growl or tug on the lead You can perhaps imagine people's expressions as they watch these enounters beween my 'butter wouldn't melt' looking Lab and these Staffies. The best encounter: some months back Dex and I were at the local shops. Some people nearby were commenting on how lovely Dex was. Then a group of schoolkids arrived with a very alert looking Staffie on a lead. The people watching were then treated to the sight of that 'sweet' looking Lab going MENTAL while the Staffie watched in surprise and the kids almost wet themselves laughing as I hung onto the lead for dear life. So never fear Staffie owners - Dexter is doing his bit to show how beautifully you often behave!