When are people ever gonna get it thru their thick skulls these dogs require special people to own them, who have had training, who hold a special license and with approved fencing!!
Dont even bother to start with the oh they are so sweet..blah blah blah, there are SERIOUS problems with this breed and until EVERYONE recognizes this fact innocent people are going to keep getting hurt.
I hate to say that I totally agree with you! I do not get that warm and fuzzy feeling when it comes to pits! A neighbor had one next door to me when I was a child and that dog devoured every pet that we owned. After he had attacked 3 kids and 2 adults he was finally sold.
I will say that I am sure that their are pits that are nice and good with kids, but I have never met one.
The post made the hair on the back of my neck stand up.
They may not have the 'locking jaws' but they have an extrodinary grip on things and they don't give up. That is why that poor mother had to sit there and watch the dog have her daughter by the neck.
I have first hand knowledge that they don't let go and that you some times have to literally pull their jaws apart. When my dog was being attacked has a child (IN MY HOUSE) the owner came running with a shovel handle and had to pry the pit off my dogs neck.
Dont even bother to start with the oh they are so sweet..blah blah blah, there are SERIOUS problems with this breed and until EVERYONE recognizes this fact innocent people are going to keep getting hurt. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Well i am going to start that blah blah blah.....
Well I have to say i am very sorry for they family's loss but......the mother shouldn't have let a 10 year old go out and help a dog like that. The dog was in destres and was already in panic he most likely already thought he was in danger and he was choking. That was the mothers own fault and the dogs owners fault.
When i was like 11 we had a pit he was sweet and was my baby slept in my bed and sat in my lap. So i love pits and they are sweet dogs to me.
if the dog had been running loose in the neighborhood, then i might agree with you miss melodee. but this dog was caught by the collar on his fence. the dog could have simply been in distress and panic mode, maybe the collar had become tight around its throat and was cutting off air.
sounds like the dog was contained in its own yard. anytime an animal is in distress, you cannot trust it NOT to bite. i dont believe this attack has anything to do with the breed of dog, it could have been any dog in a similiar situation.
i feel very sorry for the pain the parents must be enduring right now with the loss of their daughter.
My good experince with a pit...... When i was like 7 there was a pit pup next door to me. He was only like 3months when we met i LOVED him. My mom told me never to go near a strange dog. Well i was like he is a puppy LOL. We long story short every day till we moved i played with that dog for 2 years he was sweet.
My bad experince with a pit....... When two dogs came to are door one day(i was still at school i was only like 5 or 6) my mom feed them and my cat jasmine was under the x-mas tree. The female pit saw her and went at here. She shuck her and her head was in her mouth. My mom was hiting at the dog and hit it with a glass and it steped on it a let jazz go. Well jazz lived but could only eat soft food she had a very expensive surgery that a freind of my mom that rescued paid most of.
See good and bad. I STILL AM and ALWAYS WILL BE A PIT LOVER.
It is NOT the breed, but the people who do stupid things like let their dog get caught in a fence or let their CHILD approach an unknown dog that give pits a bad name. Seriously, children should never be allowed to go up to dogs that are in a distressed situation or a dog they do not know! I mean come on, why did the mother let her go to this dog? People need to be responsible before owning the breed, but not because it is an evil breed, but because there are so many owners out there who give pits a bad name that we do not need anymore of those. I have a pit mix and a non-pit and no effect on me choosing him or making me want to choose her less. The breed stigma that is attached to the pit is wrong and whenever 1 dumb idiot lets his dog get stuck in a fence and someone else lets their young child go to it, makes everyone else who owns a pit or a pit mix look bad. People are trying to break down these stereotypes but it is people like this who do stupid things that let these totally wrong stereotypes continue.
***Edited By: rescuepups! on 9/3/2007 9:49:12 PM*** Reason: *
rescuepups!, That is what i think. When ARE own dog was hurt one time my mom and dad wouldn't let me go near him but he was one of the sweetest dog.(i say all my furbabies were the sweetest LOL) The dog was in panic and it was scared not the breeds fault or the dogs. it is very sad that happened but i also feel bad for the dog.
read the article people, this dog was once again stuck on the fence, as the article states the child had helped him before, so it wasnt anything unusual for this to happen....its the BREED, not how they are raised.
I would not agree that this is just the breed itself. I know some pits that would lick you to death LOL and some AST as well. They are not bad dogs, they could be very friendly dogs just for a very responsible owner.This is a breed that needs a very experienced and responsible owner. But, I agree, that this is not a breed for anyone, and they may become dangeroues dogs, very dominating, and eventually aggressive, if not trained properly. Myself, I think, a license should be required to own this dog, some educationa as well as proper training. When I see ads about pups pit bulls saying how nice family dogs they are and how nice thay are with children, I am very sad, I cannot imagine what would happen to those families and children if they are not properly informed how to train this dog. This is just another dog victim of irresponsible breeder and irresponsible owner.
I love dogs more than the average person, but I would not have a pit because I have had too many experiences where they just cannot be trusted. When I worked at the vets we were boarding one that was 2 years old and had boarded there since he was a puppy. He seemed to be a very sweet dog, never had any problems with him at all until oneday he decided to attack the kennel manager for no apparent reason. She was taking him for a walk like she did about 3 or 4 times a day. He lunged up at her knocking her down and was trying to go for her throat. She had bite marks all over her arms and legs but somehow had the strength to hold him up off of her face and she was laying on her back. a man at the buisness next door just happened to see what was happening and ran over to help her. This was a very sweet, loving dog that all of a sudden turned on someone that he knew very well. Not saying that there are not some good pits but I jus don't think that you can always trust them. I guess that could be said of other dogs too but it just seems that there are more pits that attack than any other breed. I just don't think that I would want one, no I know that I wouldn't want one and especially if I had young children.
Responsible breedrs of AST ot PBT breed for no agression! Unfortunatelly, there are so many BYB who breed just for agression or just for nice pups. I do not think that any PBT or AST from responsible breeder would be so agressive. I have my own experience. many years ago, my friend wanted to get AST and he contacted the AKC breeder, well he went throught so much testing and questions, and I know he was a very nice person and I know he would really take a good care of that dog, but he was turned down by that breeder, as he did not have enough experience with AST....
Do you realize how stupid that sounds? Do you know how many pit bull type dogs there are in the world (I used type" since pit bull is such a blanket term) that do not have behavioral issues?
To me, that sounds like a serious issue with the wrong crappy owner. As it would for ANY breed. We can't stop those same awful people from reproducing, so what makes you think we would be able to save a dog or a person from who may be stuck on the receiving end of all that abuse/neglect? We are destroying our own planet and each other, why not an entire breed of an innocent animal because of something that is our fault? Sure, let's get right on top of that...
There are bad examples of every breed that are not socialized, trained and loved properly. Unfortunately, also ones that resort to biting.
I've been bitten by MANY varied breeds of dogs in my lifetime. It didn't make me hate dogs. It didn't make me dislike any breed, or mixed breed.
To be in a paralyzing fear of something, is no way to live.