I know I will probably catch all sorts of hell for this question! Anyway,there is a kid that got bit from a pitbull and had 100 stitches on his upper thigh last night. A man was walking his pit on a rope, thats it, no collar nothing. Nobody (reporters) knows why that dog bit that boy, we knew the man had just a rope and thats how the dog escaped and attacked. My question is, why do humans blame the dog and not the human?? I am under no circumstances taking anyone side. When the media and others look at the statistic of dog bites thru out the US and the attorneys that specialize in these cases, come around and start dooling worse the a dog who smells a T-bone steak. Those statisitics are flawed. First, not all dog bites are the same. There is a guy named Dr. Mark Wulkan, who says that "some breeds of dogs have no place around kids. Not surprisingly, he singles out the usual suspects - pit bulls and Rottweilers". This is how the dog bite statistics are flawed. For example, a incident could be anything from an accidental and playful scratch or nip to a full-blown attack by a poorly-trained, aggressive dog. Those reports also include incidents where a scared or injured animal bites a rescuer or vet. When a dog bite/attack occurs and the animal control shows up, they take the report and the dog and report to the proper people. In this type of report, the media will not look at what made the dog attack. For example maybe the dog is sick, bred to fight and the kept as a pet, abuse by the owner and sometimes ther local kids will tormet a dog when it is behind a fence and the dog snaps. ( wouldn't any animal or humans? u can only take so much). The circumstances to why that dog bite someone never gets into that report, but then that wouldn't make headlines. When a dog attacks, just about everyone will automatically assume it was a pitbull or a Rottweiler. That is what we hear about most often in terms of aggressive behavior. So what do ya'll think in the terms of having a dog that is "labeled" aggressive, and do u think that if and when a dog attacks, that the owner should be asked questions and some sort of investigation should be done as to why that dog attacked? And if it finds that the owner was abusing or neglecting this dog he should be brought up on charges, and the possibility of jail time?
What most people do not know is during the WW2 era is that pit bull dogs where the favorite family dogs and considered a great dog for kids because they where so protective and gentle with kids. Mom's love them because they could let the child play in the yard with the pit bull dog and they known the child was safe. I know this is a big off topic but also in WW2 German shepards where the evil dog, and even more recently when the movie cujo came out then Saint Bernard was the evil dog and I can remember dobermans being the evil dog when a movie came out about them. There is always a evil dog which I believe it wrong because it the dog owners who raise bad or neglected bad dogs. The Media love a Villon so today evil dogs is a pit bull, in a few years it will be a different bread.
Answer by KimPrintable at 1:23 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
Answer by bethany49 at 3:54 AM on Jan. 7, 2011
Answer by Carpy at 8:15 AM on Jan. 7, 2011
I agree more often than not it isn't the dog's fault. We have a lab/pit mix. I've had family members, one of whom has never had a dog that DIDN'T bite, chastize me for having him with my kids. I'll put my dog against any other dog any day of the week. He's a baby. I would never say he won't bite because any dog will bite under the right circumstances (or wrong I guess) Being a pet owner is a responsibility that is not all fun and games. If you know your dog is fearful keep him in his comfort zone or work with a trainer to address it. I think bites should be thoroughly investigated to determine the cause.
Answer by sopranomommy at 9:33 AM on Jan. 7, 2011
Answer by alexis_06 at 2:47 AM on Jan. 7, 2011
Answer by LoriKeet at 6:43 AM on Jan. 7, 2011
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:46 AM on Jan. 7, 2011
Answer by alexis_06 at 2:46 AM on Jan. 7, 2011
Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:21 AM on Jan. 7, 2011
We have always owned a dog, or 2 or 3...We recently had to put down our cute Jack R/beagle mix as he started biting adult men. He was about 10 ten years old and healthy, but became a fear biter. As a person who has had a bad bite from an unknown dog, I do NOT trust ANY dog, primarily those I do not personally know. I would never put my face near any dog's(or animals) face....not even my 2 lovely girls' faces. (short haired pointer and yellow lab).
Answer by Sisteract at 11:50 AM on Jan. 7, 2011