i have a question why do rotty always attack a child?i receive an email from my friend the subject was dont buy rottweiler and it has a picture of a dead girl attacked by rott her mom was trying to stop the dog from biting the girl bad sadly its too late,and my husband friend also have a rott he bought a puppy he has daughter a girl also, they both grown up and this girl was playing in the swing not intentend to poke the head of rott the dog turn around and bite the girl head the scalp was damage.why is it like that!!!
"Please read your post. Maybe rotty attack child from lack of understanding. only the rotty knows for sure."
I certainly couldn't understand much of that post. From what I gather some irresponsible parents had untrained Rotties, from god knows where, and left them with their kids unsupervised. It's been said a thousand times, but I'll say it again: No child should every be left unsupervised with any dog! I would never leave Harley with any kid. Not b/c I'm afraid Harley would attack for no reason, but I'm afraid some kid will hurt or provoke him. It's a parents job to be there and if they're not, they have no idea what happened. Even if a kid realizes that what they did provoked the dog, they aren't going to admit it. Most of the kids who end up being victims, know even less about dog behavior than their dummy parents. What parent is going to admit that they let the kid be around a dangerous dog? For some reason every dog that attacks becomes a "loving family pet." I don't know if it's really the way the owners describe the dog or if it just makes for a better sound bite, but it's total BS. 99% of the time the dog gave some kind of warning.
Where did these dogs come from? I'll bet they didn't come from Code of Ethics breeders. How many obedience classes had they gone though? How many hours were spent socializing the dog? How much time was spent teaching the kids about giving the dog the proper respect? How much experience did the owners of the dog have with Rotties and dogs in general? Why was this breed chosen in the first place? Rotties aren't for everyone. They require a lot of commitment, training and socialization. Most people can't or won't live up to the requirements of Rottie ownership.
Any email containing the picture of an actual dead body is sick, they people who created them are sick and the people who forward them are sick. I recieved one about texting while driving and didn't appreciate it one bit.
Alesha, the question should be 'why does any dog attack a child?' The Rottweiler should not be singled out, the same as the APBT or German Shepherd. When these terrible tragedies happen, there are many questions to be answered...as was mentioned before.Don't let a horrible picture or an e-mail colour your judgement of one breed. There is much more to this scenario than meets the eye.
yea the kid might have been beating it or just pissing it off...wouldnt you attack somebody if they were beating you?
also it might've not had good training...dont single out a breed or change your judgement of the breed because of a story or two...my friends have 3 rottys and they are the sweetest dogs ive ever known...
rowdyrotts--I loved your pictures--darling little girl and big ol' teddy bear of a rottie. I cannot think of a single Rottie that I have met that wasn't sweet and kind, and I've met bunches. They are highly intelligent and beautiful. I would tell you, dear alesha, that you should probably not consider getting a Rottie if you have this preconceived notion of them being child attackers and vicious killers. ALL dogs need to be well socialized and trained.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read!! Groucho Marx
Thanks Razz, Thats my grand-daughter Madi and my boy Baltar. Owned Rottys since the 80's. Two kids and now two grand kids and they've never been anything but gentle with the kids. Its all in how you raise them.
"Dino"- was our Rottweiler that we raised with our kids for 11 years. My youngest daughter was about the same age as him. He was one of the best kids dogs we ever had and very protective of them as well.
I haven't clicked the link and loked at the pictures, and I won't because it doesn't sound like anything I want to see. I think one of the posts mentioned that the child was in a swing, however, and I think that may be worth discussing. I remember there was a dog attack some years ago where a child in a baby swing was attacked by the family dog. The dog supposedly had never shown aggression before, was a smaller breed that is generally considered mild mannered, and the child wasn't near it to do anything to provoke an attack. A dog behavioralist was interviewed, and she said that the swinging motion could have been what provoked the attack. She said the dog perceives it as an "advance and retreat, advance and retreat" which some dogs will interpret as aggressive behavior. i don't know if there is any truth to it, but it's certainly something to be aware of if you have dogs and children.