STAFFORDSHIRE terriers have tended to have some bad press in recent times with many so-called “trophy dogs” trained up to be quite aggressive by certain members of the public.
However, the Lockwood’s family pet is living testament there is nothing awkward about the breed and the problem usually lays with the owner.
Buffy is a nine-year-old Staffy cross, who was bought as a companion for daughter Tienne’s birthday from the Ponderosa dog rescue centre at Tong, in Bradford.
“We had chosen a couple of names, Chelsea being one of them (our daughter was at one time a closet Chelsea fan), but we decided Buffy suited her best,” explained Tienne.
“She has the best temperament imaginable, a real people lover with a cheeky smile and loving heart and is living proof that a dog is not just a MAN’S best friend.
“She’s quite greedy and never full; rips her toys to bits in seconds and could give Frank Lampard a run for his money as she’s got some mean football skills.”
The biggest problem with Buffy came when she was taken to obedience class and refused to do anything and ended up causing complete chaos, and was subsequently banned.
How long have you had your pet? 8 years.
What did you call her and why? Buffy, after the TV programme Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
What’s the best thing about your pet? She’s loving and affectionate and been the perfect companion for daughter Tienne.
Has your pet got any naughty traits? She likes hopping over the wall into next door’s garden and pinching their dog’s toys
What’s her favourite treat? Playing football in the garden, ‘telly time’, journeys in the car and eating the left-over Peshwari nan after a Saturday night curry.