Schoolgirl used her own body to protect her dog from Staffie attack

Schoolgirl used her own body to protect her dog from Staffie attack

Elisha Aitken, 14, was left with a fractured wrist and other injuries as she put herself in the way of her pet dog Basil.Johnson, a brewery agent from Tottington, admitted being in charge of dog dangerously out of control and causing injury at Manchester magistrates court, and was ordered to pay Elisha £300 compensation.

These dogs are waiting for a home in lockdown

These dogs are waiting for a home in lockdown

These angels need a home (Picture: Birmingham Dogs Home)Last week, we told you about Alfie, the adorable pup who hadn’t received a single adoption enquiry.Look at this beauty (Picture: Birmingham Dogs Home)This 10-year-old Staffie might be old, but she still likes to play and be active.

Wobbly dog Winston is looking for a steady home

Wobbly dog Winston is looking for a steady home

After numerous tests at the vet, it was found that Winston has an unusual double mutation of L2hga (or L-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria) a debilitating genetic disease found in Staffies and some other breeds which can cause wobbly walking, fits or collapses, muscle cramps.

Stray Staffie with a glorious smile finds her forever home

Stray Staffie with a glorious smile finds her forever home

She was adopted by a family just a few days after arriving at the shelter (Picture: All Dogs Matter)‘We saw her lovely little smile and couldn’t resist,’ said Frankie, 18.

Grandad Zach, the Staffie with Alzheimer's, ticks off bucket list

Grandad Zach, the Staffie with Alzheimer's, ticks off bucket list

Being famous is exhausting (Picture: Joel Goodman) The end of a long day (Picture: Joel Goodman)Although he’s now completed lots of the items, there’s still one big thing the staff want to do before he passes away – raise £5,000 as a legacy fund for him.

Shelter needs help to complete bucket list for a dog who has Alzheimer's

Shelter needs help to complete bucket list for a dog who has Alzheimer's

Dogs 4 Rescue are helping Zach complete his bucket list (Picture: Mercury Press & Media)Grandad Zach the Staffie has Alzheimer’s and spondylosis, a spinal cord condition, and he doesn’t have much time left.

Staffie with a stiffy: Dog owner can’t get sex toy out of her pet’s mouth

Staffie with a stiffy: Dog owner can’t get sex toy out of her pet’s mouth

It took Lissa an hour to wrangle the sex toy out of Hunis mouth (Picture: Caters News).

Adventurous dog went on solo bus ride for an hour before anyone noticed

Adventurous dog went on solo bus ride for an hour before anyone noticed

Alfie the Staffie cross went on an adventure by himself (Picture: North News / NNP)An adventurous dog enjoyed a solo bus ride through Darlington after wandering off from his owner.

This poor little Staffie is absolutely terrified of butternut squash

This poor little Staffie is absolutely terrified of butternut squash

Although Bethany still can’t understand why Zeus is so terrified of butternut squash, she said the video shows ‘how much of a softy’ Staffies and pitbulls really are.

Dog news: Newborn Staffies tossed away like rubbish sparks ANGER

Dog news: Newborn Staffies tossed away like rubbish sparks ANGER

Pitiful sight of newborn puppy dumped with litter-mates (Image: RSPCA) Shocking images of the innocent puppies spread out dead on the ground have been released today to track down the heartless person who discarded them on an industrial estate.

Flying dogs will make your day infinitely better

Flying dogs will make your day infinitely better

This one is definitely our favourite (Picture: ABillionClicks/ BNPS) Prince the Boston Terrier is about to make a perfect landing (Picture: ABillionClicks/ BNPS) Holly the Staffie takes a leap of faith (Picture: ABillionClicks/ BNPS) Dexter the flying pug feels his ears flap in the breeze (Picture: ABillionClicks/ BNPS) He laid down logs in a clearing of the woods and got someone to hold the animals at one end of the pathway.

One of the skinniest dogs ever rescued by RSPCA...and look her now!

One of the skinniest dogs ever rescued by RSPCA...and look her now!

RSCPA staff say Skye was the skinniest dog they have rescued (Image: RSPCA) The sight of Skye the Staffie enjoying the good life with her new family is a lifetime away from the horrific skeletal figure that greeted rescuers.

Dog rescued from streets becomes one of UK’s first police Staffies

Dog rescued from streets becomes one of UK’s first police Staffies

‘It feels really good to have a staffie on the force’ (Picture: Caters News)PC Moss said Cooper is one of the best police dogs in Staffordshire and has become something of an A-lister his county, being invited on school tours and to meet the public.

Pet Survivor Awards 2018: Dog almost killed by a game of fetch named as award finalist

Pet Survivor Awards 2018: Dog almost killed by a game of fetch named as award finalist

Brandy the Staffie came within a whisker of dying as vets battled for nearly five hours to remove the inch-thick piece of branch from her body.Astonishingly, the stick managed to miss major blood vessels when it pierced Brandy’s mouth, shot down her throat and finally lodged in her chest.Shocked owner Sophia-Jayne Lye rushed the badly wounded pet to the nearby PDSA Thamesmead Pet Hospital in south east London where surgeons began touch-and-go surgery.Today the owner described the horrific scenes when Brandy collapsed in the garden after swallowing the stick.The owner said: “I was inside when I heard my daughter screaming.

Woman almost lost her leg after dog mauled her in front of grandchildren

Woman almost lost her leg after dog mauled her in front of grandchildren

Theresa Anderson needed a skin graft as doctors battled to save her leg after the attack from the Staffie-type dog in Barrow, Cumbria. She suffered horrific injuries in the attack in Barrow, Cumbria (Picture: SWNS)