Is Britain the toughest country on Earth?
Having recently declared the UK a nation of quivering saps, I may have to reassess my opinion in light of the news that "Thieves may be specifically targetting Staffordshire Bull Terriers".
Would you read a headline like that in France or Italy? "Leesten, Fido, just hand over ze bone and ze squeaky toy, and nobody gets hurt!"
I imagine the continentals might occasionally mug a Maltese, defraud a dachshund or burgle a beagle, but only here would thieves deliberately target an animal that's essentially a set of mobile jaws.
There may be hope for us yet.