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· OCD Bullyologist
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This article showed up in my Google Alerts e-mail and once I saw the title I had to read it.
This woman is an idiot. Plain and simple. What this woman doesn't know is how the whole incident happened. Most people never do know the whole story BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T THERE.
Angry Mom says:
"I don't think people with small kids should have pit bulls -- period. There are just too many stories that you hear about pit bulls killing kids. I've never heard of a poodle killing a child, but it just seems like pit bull attacks are a common occurrence (same with German shepherds and Rottweilers -- they're just as dangerous, and should be nowhere near children)."
This woman should check out this story about a poodle attack.
This child was bitten by a cocker spaniel it was playing with.
This child required 100 stitches after being bitten by a Labrador Retriever.
This toddler was bitten by a West Highland Terrier.

No wonder people say pits are always in the news. If you search any breed of dog pit bull articles are all that appear; however, they are the same articles repeatedly.
One thing you notice about all those articles is the dog breed isn't mentioned in most of the headlines, almost as if to keep it "hush-hush."

The author also states:
"I know that pit bull owners would probably disagree with me, but obviously the parents of the 2-year-old California boy who was killed didn't think their dog was violent either ... until the worst happened. Do YOU think people with kids should have pit bulls or other violent dog?"
The dog may not have been violent and aggressive all the time. Perhaps the 2 year old and the dog were unsupervised, which led to the tragic incident. Perhaps the dog was not neutered. Side note: a spayed/neutered APBT has never been documented in a fatality when kept exclusively as a household pet. I encourage everyone to spay/neuter their pets please!:) In addition, YES I think responsible people with kids should have pit bulls, if that is their dog of choice and their pit bull is child friendly. Notice I said RESPONSIBLE. NO, I don't think people with children should have VIOLENT dogs, as that would be IRRESPONSIBLE; however, not every pit bull is violent, lady. 9 times out of 10 a dog bite occurs because of negligent parents leaving their 2-year-old (who can be very annoying to a dog sometimes) UNSUPERVISED leading to misfortune. I'm thinking people with her high level of ignorance shouldn't have kids either. Also, many of the alleged pit bull attacks were not actually pit bulls.

Breed identification is rather problematic because there are over twenty dog breeds erroneously identified as being pit bulls.Over twenty-five different breeds are responsible for fatal dog attacks. The overlooked breeds ranging from Pomeranians and Chihuahuas to Golden Retrievers and Collie breeds do not appear on any BSL laws anywhere. These are just as likely to be dangerous when in the hands of careless owners.
 

· OCD Bullyologist
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What bothers me more than most of these articles is the inability of any of the detractors to accept logic, facts, statistics or really any kind of stance that will prove them to be in the wrong. People who vocally dislike pitbulls or who promote BSL seem for the most part to be completely incapable of independant They often remind of the spoiled little rich kid on the playground who when confronted by his classmates yells out "My daddy will sue"
LOL so true:rofl:

Well in 11 years I have yet to have a PITBULL harm my kids or nieces and nephews sooo I think I will keep mine :D
Me too, Holly!:goodpost::clap:
 

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If I thought for a minute my grandkids were in danger from their 7 pits I would be screaming my head off and I would probably be fighting with my son and his wife but I know everyone of the dogs and I feel that they are safe. The only thing I have seen the dogs do to the 9 month old is either lick her feet when she sticks them in the crate. She sticks them up and they will lick and she will just laugh. That is usually with Bumblebee (my fav). She goes by Snoops cage and he likes to lick any part of her body that he can reach with that tongue of his. Usually its the back of her head. Then she has a "dog" lick on the back of her head. Yeah I think we'll keep them around the kids. I feel better knowing that when my 5 year old granddaughter goes outside to play that she has something that will protect her. People think twice about coming in your yard to grab your child. The only dog I worry about that they have is the chiwawa (sp). But my daughter-in-law is a very and I mean very responsible dog owner. How do I know that? I had to take her to the vet not too long ago with one of her dogs to have it put down. It was showing aggression towards people and she was not going to take a chance of the kids being hurt or anyone else for that matter. She was heartbroken. This was one of her pups from her last litter and it had been adopted out. Things happened, the dog came back, it just wasn't the same dog that left. But like I said she is a VERY RESPONSIBLE owner. She loved that dog but she also knew it wasn't a life for her being tied up away from everyone and everything for something that wasn't her fault.
I don't know Holly personally but I will say that from what I do know of her here on the forum she is definitely a responsible owner. I love all of her positive pit bull pictures of the dogs and the girls. :clap::clap:
 

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Francis has the same temperament of my pitbulls. What causes these issues in small dogs is owners letting there dogs do whatever they want becasue they are small. My Chihuahua is crate trained and raised witht eh same manners I would expect from my pitbulls. She IS NOT one of those yippy snappy dogs. She is completely human friendly.

The dogs you have to worry about are the ones that have not been properly raised and socialized, and it the owners that sit there and leave their children unattended with ANIMALS.

Dog attacks are an OWNER problem not a breed problem.
Absolutely agreed!!
 
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