OK, so I've seen many posts on different threads about people being bitten by different breeds of dogs, but I would really like to know, in this forum, who has been bitten and by what breed? You don't have to participate, this isn't breed bashing, I am just curious because of the stats of biting breeds that has recently come out.
I'll go first: When I was about 9 years old I was bitten in the face (mouth to be exact) by a husky X dog that was walking down the street alone. I almost needed stitches but the doctor said he didn't want to do them because it wasn't severe enough (thank God!). I was at his level because I bent down to pet it and it saw the moment as an opportunity to bite. They never did find the dog. Ever since then, I've never been afraid of another dog and will happily go into a kennel with all sorts of different breeds at the boarding kennel I work at, I even volunteer at the local SPCA and walk dogs (yes, even Pitbulls) and none of them scare me anymore.
Chow Chow- face. Age 3 (Surprised dog while it was being fed) Australian Shepherd/Labrador Retriever mix- hand. Age 11 (Reached out to pet a dog and read the tail wagging sign thing all wrong) Toy poodle-feet. All different ages. (Whenever you stayed at my Aunt Lauras house her toy poodle slept in the guest room (his room) at the foot of your bed. If you moved your feet in you sleep he would attack them.
I've been bitten by a kitten while trying to give it a flea bath. That was far worse than any dog bite I've ever gotten.
I still love all animals. I never blame them I blame myself for being an idiot and not knowing how to speak dog as well as they learn to speak human.
***Edited By: pope1982 on 7/8/2005 11:40:24 PM*** Reason: **
When i was little little (like 3) bitten in the face by my uncle's bull mastiff. DOnt remember it.
Age 12ish bitten twice by a GSD that lived down the road. (neither broke the skin though)
About two years ago, we adopted a senior cockapoo who was VICIOUS. He bit me twice. Once on the arm and once on the leg, on the leg one broke the skin.
Just this past january I went to go pet my friends chow/lab/shar pei mix and she flipped out and bit behind my ear. Totally random because I know her, she knows me and we always play/cuddle. Very strange place to be bitten--broke the skin and needed stitches and have an ugly scar.
I've actually been bitten by one dog, a golden retreiver/GSD mix. It was my grandma's dog and I was trying to distract her from attacking my mom's mixed breed. SHe got so excited she whipped around and bit me on the leg, not a bad bite but a bruise. (she straightened right up after that, she *knew* she was in trouble).
I thought we were talking about serious bites, when I mentioned my mom's Chow it was serious. The boy was in the hospital for 4 days and the dog was put to sleep. I dont think a poodle bite really counts, no offence to anyone just incase it was bad.
I've been bitten by a rottweiler while trying to break up a fight between two of my own dogs. The other was a malamute. What a scene !!! A friend repeatedly hit our rotty in the head with a ceramic bowl until she got loopy enough to let go. This took about a solid 30-60 seconds of repeatedly bashing her on the head with this bowl. I thought she would never let go !!! Finally she did and wouldn't you know it, just then the bowl broke. I got bit a couple of times. That was my EX-wifes rot...I sure miss that bowl. lol
I was bitten on my leg by my friend's dachsund a couple of summers ago. It left a scar. My oldest son was bit by a collie just for putting his hand on her back as she was walking beside him. My youngest son was bitten by a cocker spaniel when he went in the neighbor's yard to deliver something they ordered from him for his school. Sorry...no mutt bites here. All purebreds.
I agree, the size of the dog doing the biting should not make a difference, it's the fact that the dog bit in the first place. I'm not surprised that so many mixed breed dogs have bitten.. mixed breed dogs are very very popular in the US< how many of us own them in addition to the purebred dogs we have?
The worst bite I've ever personally witnessed was given by a west highland white terrier. It literally almost ripped the guys' finger off.
Wow, so many different breeds and so many different stories...
I'm glad people are honest enough to share their bite tales with everybody else...
Let's keep it going...
By the way, just because alot of bites mentioned are mixed breeds, doesn't mean that people haven't been bitten by pure breds either, just mean that they aren't here yet or don't know this forum exists...
***Edited By: canucktigger on 7/9/2005 12:28:52 AM*** Reason: add
I heard that if two dogs (or more) are fighting that to break them up you should spray them witht he hose. This may very well have no effect at all but I would try something like if it were possible at the time.
Yeah, whatever you do DON'T put your hands in there!
Nasty things happen when you try and physically break up a dog fight...Use other means but not your body! My own dog almost bit me when I tried to pull her away from an attacking Border Collie! Wow that was scary...
i have to share the fact have had been bite numerious times..i was mauled as a real young kid...and bit several times it seemed every year my mother used to say...i used to get all the stray dogs in the neighborhood and sometimes they did bite me..the mauling was bad..but lucly it was not in the face like several have already posted about..what is it with dogs biting in the face..most dogs bite me in the butt
I have been bitten by a chocolate lab and it left a very bad scar.. He attacked me.. My chihuahua min pin whatever he is has bitten me as well.. My 4 month old chi likes to chew on me but I think he is just teething...
My Husband and I have both received very *nasty* bites from our larger-than-life 3 lb Chihuahua. I think small breed bites are sometimes worse...just because you look at them and think "Oh, they are so small they couldn't possibly hurt you, even if they did try to bite you." Which is really funny after you have been bitten because they are quick little suckers! You're bleeding and they have disappeared-
***Edited By: PuPzRuS on 7/9/2005 2:05:51 AM*** Reason: sp