I have been looking at purchasing an English Bulldog and have been looking at various websites. I looked at this one and had gone to view their monthly photo page. I cringed whenever I saw the pictures of the little girl straddling the English Bulldog but really became heartsick whenever I saw the little girl standing on it's head and smiling about it. Obviously they don't see anything wrong with this behavior and treatment of animals and maybe I am being too sensitive but the little girl problably weighs about 15-20 pounds and to have that standing on this dogs head seems cruel to me. What does anyone else think of this? Is it just me?
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***Edited By: pyrmom on 5/7/2008 3:23:23 PM*** Reason: remove link
The little girl straddling the dog is cute and somewhat harmless because she doesn't appear to actually be putting any weight on him. The one where she's standing on his head is pretty bad though. But I would imagine that if it hurt, he wouldn't let her do it. They probably just think their little girl is the cutest thing (she is adorable) and they don't even think about the fact that she shouldn't be encouraged to do that stuff to the dog. Just so you know, when the moderators see this, they are going to remove the link to the website. We are not allowed to give names like that. It's sort of breeder bashing. But I do see where you are concerned.
I agree it is cute and some people dont think about things like that they just figure if the dog lets the kid then it doesnt bother the dog too bad.When my daughter was smaller she use to ride on Hannibal as if he were a horse and he did enjoy it, he would push his head thru my daughters legs so that she would be stradleing him.
Most of the pics are cute. The only one I take issue with is the one at the bottom of the page captioned 'elizabeth using import as a footstool'.. as she's standing on the dog to reach the counter.. sure she's lightish.. but it's not something I'd let fly even if I owned danes..
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I dont care how cute the child is. Allowing them to stand on any part of an animal does make the child look any cuter. It only makes the parents look ignorant. Wonder if they would still find it cute and take pictures , if it were the dog, standing on the child...............
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Both of those Bullies are a little on the heavy side, especially the poor old tan guy. I imagine it was quite uncomfortable for them to be pestered by this kid on a hot day. These kind of people annoy me, reinforcing my own buyer's contract.
I don't have to see any pictures to know this IS dog abuse. No child should be allowed to treat an animal with so little respect for the animal's feelings or possible discomfort. I know one think if those people had one of my dogs or one of my rescued dogs I would be on their doorstep demanding the dog back. I don't find such behavior cute in any way shape or form. I managed to raise seven children and they were all taught to respect the dogs and to never do any thing mean to an animal and sitting or standing on or riding were all on the do not ever do list or Mom will put you in the corner and you might turn eighteen before she lets you out again.
Well, I'm sorry but I consider it abuse. People need to teach their children to respect and love animals. When we were looking for a yorkie, this guy called and said they had one just about 2mo. old and could no longer take care of it. They had a little boy that was about 5 and I just thought about wonder how many times this kid has slammed this poor baby to the floor or who knows what. If yorkies get any blows to their head it causes seizures and I just couldn't take that chance knowing nothing about these people. We know Kayla came from a great home and it just pays to be picky.