Julie told me when I was first here that now in London kids can't carry knives, and so they were getting Staffordshire Terriers. We saw one with some boys.
In Edinburgh I saw a teenager with one that was straining at the leash, and he went into the store but left the dog tied outside. The dog seemed friendly then, and I'm sorry I didn't get a better shot:
He looked like a pit bull in the face.
Here's an article already five years old: How did the Staffordshire terrier fall in with the wrong crowd?
The Staffordshire terrier is fast becoming the weapon of choice for urban thugs. Malcolm Macalister Hall reports