Stella the Staffie helped to break the unfair stereotype given to Staffies when she became the UK’s first of her breed to join the police.
An unwanted dog who was rescued by the RSPCA before becoming one of the UK’s first ever Staffordshire bull terrier police sniffer dogs has hung up her badge after a ‘Stellar’ eight-year career. ‘Stella the Staffie’ was taken in by RSPCA West Hatch Animal Centre, in Somerset, in 2013 when she was found roaming the streets by an RSPCA inspector. Her skills and paw-tential were spotted by kennel supervisor Sue Dicks who realised she had a special talent and got in touch with her police contacts who’d taken rescue dogs on for working before. Click the link below to read more.