Hi ladies Now I dont know ANYTHING about dogs apart from what I see in the press etc, much more of a cat person myself so I dont know if Im being overly paranoid. Actually, I hate dogs, am scared of them, I hate them jumping up me, licking me etc and am therfore nervous around them myself. Now one of my best friends has got a 'Staffie' which in my mind is a 'child eating dog!' (purely from what I have read in the press) The last year I have kept Isaac away from their house. My dear friend is most understanding and has said she will lock him away etc if we come round but Im uncomfortable with that as in I dont want to put the dog out of his home comfort and if he were to escape whilst we were there he might be angry and more likly to attack. On the other hand, I have read a lot about these types of dogs and its the owners that shape them to be how they are. My friends are both professionals, look after him well, walk him at least 3 times a day. In fact this dog has been attacked by 2 other dogs in the last unprevoked. My friends got married this winter and got all new BBQ stuff for pressies and really want us to go over and spend a lot of time with them this summer using it all. I just dont know what to do. Am I being too paranoid? Isaac has been around other dogs and is fine, but the older and more curious he gets the more hell want to play which might prevoke him? Can any one give me any more info?