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Old 03-17-2014, 07:37 AM
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Why is there a petition to save this dog? I get that adults messed up in this situation but.... a dog that does that much damage to a kid and people are petitioning not to have it put down? I don't get it.

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Old 03-17-2014, 08:06 AM
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That dog mauled the child.
It wasn't a simple nip, his face suffered a lot of damage.
The owner also states that the dog killed her other dog last year? (Not that the 2 are always interrelated of course, but the combination I feel indicates a certain lack of inhibition).

There are too many pit bulls awaiting homes as it is. Pit bulls that have bite inhibition. To save one that has a history of mauling a child? It's asinine.

I hate to say it, but I'm certain it's those "Omg pit bulls are great and it's all in the way you raise them" people. The ones that don't quite comprehend the genetics involved.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:29 AM
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Ozfozz hit the nail on the head with this one I think.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:38 AM
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I wish people would quit making so many excuses for their dogs. Demand better. It's sad when a dog is put down, i get it. So if you have a dog that demands excuses be made for it, do a better job and managing those situations so no excuses need to be made and look for a better dog next time. If you like managing those situations with dogs with less than decent temperament, then by all means, make a life out of it. I know many do, and they don't have to make excuses because they spend more time managing and keeping everyone safe.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:02 AM
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I wish people would quit making so many excuses for their dogs. Demand better. It's sad when a dog is put down, i get it. So if you have a dog that demands excuses be made for it, do a better job and managing those situations so no excuses need to be made and look for a better dog next time. If you like managing those situations with dogs with less than decent temperament, then by all means, make a life out of it. I know many do, and they don't have to make excuses because they spend more time managing and keeping everyone safe.
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That dog mauled the child.
It wasn't a simple nip, his face suffered a lot of damage.
The owner also states that the dog killed her other dog last year? (Not that the 2 are always interrelated of course, but the combination I feel indicates a certain lack of inhibition).

There are too many pit bulls awaiting homes as it is. Pit bulls that have bite inhibition. To save one that has a history of mauling a child? It's asinine.

I hate to say it, but I'm certain it's those "Omg pit bulls are great and it's all in the way you raise them" people. The ones that don't quite comprehend the genetics involved.
Yes and yes.
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:02 AM
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That dog mauled the child.
It wasn't a simple nip, his face suffered a lot of damage.
The owner also states that the dog killed her other dog last year? (Not that the 2 are always interrelated of course, but the combination I feel indicates a certain lack of inhibition).

There are too many pit bulls awaiting homes as it is. Pit bulls that have bite inhibition. To save one that has a history of mauling a child? It's asinine.

I hate to say it, but I'm certain it's those "Omg pit bulls are great and it's all in the way you raise them" people. The ones that don't quite comprehend the genetics involved.
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I wish people would quit making so many excuses for their dogs. Demand better. It's sad when a dog is put down, i get it. So if you have a dog that demands excuses be made for it, do a better job and managing those situations so no excuses need to be made and look for a better dog next time. If you like managing those situations with dogs with less than decent temperament, then by all means, make a life out of it. I know many do, and they don't have to make excuses because they spend more time managing and keeping everyone safe.
x100. I do have a little more optimism for a dog that (as in this example) gets taken off a chain, and potentially goes into a knowledgeable foster home. But I guess I don't see the point, considering there are 1359032095 pit bulls that are being put to sleep for no reason. Are we really going to start running around and saving dogs with (major!) bite histories at this point?

I guess I feel like, anyone that will be able to appropriately manage a dog like this, probably already has dogs. And if he killed another dog...he can't safely be in one of those homes, right? So he is going to live the rest of his life on lockdown, pretty much. Or is going to go to someone that is inappropriate and he is going to bite someone again or kill another dog. How is that fair?
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:11 AM
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Nope you are not missing anything, it's stupid. It goes back the have to save them all attitude. A friend had a 7 year old St. Bernard, he attempted to do this to her then 3 year old, she was right there and was able to prevent it but decided that it was best to have him euthed. This was not his first time showing aggression to the child, the other times it was small growls when she stepped on his tail, this time was an outright lunge. He was not dog friendly at all, was man aggressive and not so good with other women either. And he was seven, pretty much a typical byb, mill type saint. So she put on Facebook that she had decided to have him pts. Some chick she had on her friends list came right unglued, offered to take him into her home until a foster or adoptive home could be found...this woman had 3 kids and 4 dogs and a husband and brother living with her. Some people are just flipping nuts.
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:21 PM
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But still there are how many pit/pit mixes (and other dogs as well) that wouldn't have gone after the child for picking up the bone? How many of them will be euthed today? Meanwhile 40,000 people are fighting to save this one dog? It's illogical.
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:31 PM
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If some kid came into my yard and tried to take food away from my dog and my dog bit him, I don't think I'd be very accepting of being forced to put him down.

Not entirely sure what happened there, whether it was a sustained attack vs a chomp etc. but I'm pretty opposed to mandatory euthanasia for dogs that bite on their owner's property.
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:20 PM
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That is true, ruffian, but if this was my own dog and someone came onto my property, my dog is worth more to me than all those other dogs. Just because it's one dog, I don't believe in letting him die because others are.

My golden x is more likely by a million to bite someone who goes for his things while my apbt x is more than willing to share all his belongings. I bet if my golden bit a child, it wouldn't be so wrong to try to save him over a pit. There are many pits in shelters, but IF the child went onto this dogs property, the dog shouldn't have to suffer over an irresponsible babysitter because dogs are dying in shelters.

Edit: Because he's a pit, I'm sure a lot of people are seeing the dog as aggressive. I'm sure if a golden retriever bit someone, everyone would say "Goldens are normally such great dogs! It must have been a mistake, please save the dog".
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