kjackson, I feel for you and your situation. Although Bulldoggin’ doesn’t mince his words or put it as nicely as others have, he’s right. These dogs are not HA and do not out their mouths on humans let alone kids. These dogs were NOT bred to be protectors and it is not in their history. Any APBT
that out his mouth on any human was culled and historically not as nicely as we do it now.
I know how hard this decision must feel for you and that you and your family love this dog but those here with real knowledge and bulldog experience have also said the best thing to do is PTS. There would be no decision in my house if any of my dogs ever put their mouths on a person, especially a child and no one loves their dogs more than I do.
A good example of the true nature of these dogs...I had my three out playing and my eldest was playing rough with her little sister and my male got a case of the a** about it and it was on. It wasn’t about protecting anyone. He thought they were fighting and he was on it. I was RIGHT there and was able to scoop him up in the heat of the moment and NONE of my dogs out as much as a scratch on me. And that was in the heat of the moment. Now, I’m not telling you this because it was ok by any stretch of the imagination. This happened because it was MY mistake allowing them all together and letting things get too rough. And these dogs were raised together. But it shows the true nature of these dogs. And highlights that you can never be too careful and even those with experience make stupid mistakes sometimes. Fortunately no major damage was done that I couldn’t handle myself so no vet visits were required but would you be able to say the same about your dog? Single handedly scoop him up next time he goes to bite someone? Because it will happen.
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