Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dogs - General Dog Chat


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #41  
Old 05-15-2014, 08:51 AM
Izzy's Valkyrie's Avatar
Izzy's Valkyrie Izzy's Valkyrie is offline
Very Food Agressive
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 5,837
Default

So my boyfriend was absolutely shocked when I said the dog needed to be put down from that video. I may love dogs but they can't just go rambo on humans for no reason.
__________________
Jade: DMH Cat
Tango: LH Tripod Chihuahua

Practice what you preach or keep your mouth shut.
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 05-16-2014, 01:53 PM
Tahla9999's Avatar
Tahla9999 Tahla9999 is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,104
Default

I have been following dog attacks/fatalities for quite some time now. I follow them because for one, I have a breed that tends to be number 1 in serious attacks and I've always wanted to know why. I use to think that dog attacks were mostly provoked, but in my time keeping up with them, I find that most of the time that is not the case.

When I saw this dog attack it made me feel sick because I knew that if the mom was not there, that dog would have drag him off and killed him. Fatal dog attacks usually follow a common formula and it is not usually a dog who is reacting to a negative situation, but a dog who is focus and wants that person(most of the time a young child or a baby) dead. Here are the common situations:

A child visiting a home with a dog who never meet the child before. This is one of the most common incidences where fatalities occur. From what I've read, it is usually a child/baby being babysat by their grandparents or a family friend. I assume these dogs probably weren't socialized with kids. Many times the dogs are not introduce to the visiting child and is put in a room or chained outside. For some reason, the dog or dogs(usually more than one) try their hardest to get to this unknown person to the point where some would break down doors to get to the victim. The dogs would even attack their owner just to get to the victim. I read a story where a babysitter was taking care of a baby. She went outside where the dogs were and the dogs became fixated on the baby. They tried to grab the baby off her hands and she tried to push them away. They actually began attacking to get the baby. When they finally grab the child, she tried her hardest to grab the baby from them but she ended up being serious bitten. Another case was a family going over to a family's friend place. The two dogs were in the yard and the friends of the family introduce the kids(a young boy and a girl) to their dogs, only to have one of the dogs jump and latch on to the boy's throat. No warning, just an attack from what the witnesses describe.

Two dogs, one dog is in heat. I read of a couple of instances where an male dog became very overprotective of a female in heat. The victims tend to be a child who is very familiar with dog, not some strange child. The most recent was this year involving american bullies. Now, there are pictures of the child with the male dog and she seemed very comfortable with the dog. One day, the female was in heat and apparently, the male dog went into a rage and attacked the girl. No matter what the owners did, they could not stop him. The police came and the dog was still in such a rage, it took nine bullets for the dog to stop its rampage. A similar story, an overprotective male dog around a female in heat who attacked a child, the dog was also in such a rage that it took several bullets to take it down.

Victim goes near a chained dog. Another very common story is either a visiting child or a child of the family wander into the chain space of a dog.

Dog( usually 2) escape yard or chain and target a random victim. This one puzzles me the most. It usually involves a bull breed and the targets can range from random kids to elderly. I have read of one case where an elderly woman was out walking and two dogs came upon her and just attacked her for no reason. The dogs were intent on attacking her and anyone intervening would be attacked too. Even more odd are the number of cases where two dogs have jumped fences to attack someone, usually someone elderly. Why these people are targeted, no one knows. It seems like the victims just happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, like this young boy on the bicycle

Unintended baby. The baby is either left alone with the dog or is just alone. This is usually the family dog who carries out the attack. The family usually claims that the dog never showed aggression towards the baby before which gave them a false sense of security.

Dangerous dog-on-dog fight . Fights between dogs where the owner tries to stop it and one or both turn on the victim( not too common).

Than you have the unexplainable ones where the victim is the owner and the dogs allegedly just went on the attack. I remember the story where the owner, a woman, went out to the yard where two dogs were contained. Her son heard screaming and found the dogs attacking the mother.
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 05-17-2014, 03:45 PM
Sweet72947's Avatar
Sweet72947 Sweet72947 is offline
Squishy face
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 9,105
Default

Can you believe people actually wanted to adopt this dog?

http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.co...helter-says-no

Quote:
According to Johnson, the dog is actively trying to fight and bite workers who are adding food and water in his kennel.
Because this dog sounds so very adoptable.
__________________
FOHA - Adopt!



"Give thanks to God for being dog. He gave us the joy of angels." - Trixie Koontz, Dog, Trixie Treats & Holiday Wisdom - Christmas is Good!
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 05-17-2014, 07:07 PM
Slick's Avatar
Slick Slick is offline
Show Dog
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 216
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sweet72947 View Post
Can you believe people actually wanted to adopt this dog?

http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.co...helter-says-no



Because this dog sounds so very adoptable.
"I get concerned that we are fielding so many calls for this one dog," Johnson said. "I have 200 other dogs that need a home, who haven't bit anyone and make great family pets."

This quote hits the nail on the head. Hundreds of other sweet dogs are going to be euthanized at that shelter just for not being adopted...but nobody is worrying about them
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 05-18-2014, 02:31 AM
ruffiangirl ruffiangirl is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Fort McMurray, AB, CA
Posts: 1,681
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slick View Post
"I get concerned that we are fielding so many calls for this one dog," Johnson said. "I have 200 other dogs that need a home, who haven't bit anyone and make great family pets."

This quote hits the nail on the head. Hundreds of other sweet dogs are going to be euthanized at that shelter just for not being adopted...but nobody is worrying about them
Agreed 10000% they only want the dog that was saved from________and was on tv or whatever! can't just go get a random dog from the shelter, is wrong with people.
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 05-18-2014, 04:39 AM
Dizzy's Avatar
Dizzy Dizzy is offline
Sit! Good dog.
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Wales
Posts: 17,570
Default

I found this so scary.

The dog should be PTS (and I don't say that lightly) and the owner should be heavily prosecuted.

Here the owner would be held accountable and be severely punished.
__________________
"Dogs are our link to paradise. They do not know jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing wasn't boring, it was peace."


Bodhi is the opposite of ignorance, the insight into reality which destroys mental afflictions and brings peace.

Owned by Bodhi Booglaoo and Fredington Holbein


Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 05-18-2014, 01:27 PM
Xandra's Avatar
Xandra Xandra is online now
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 3,793
Default

I don't think you can prosecute here unless there was knowledge that the dog was dangerous. To my knowledge, no one has mentioned the dog having a history of being loose or biting, so perhaps the owners just kept it away from other people and didn't realize the extent of its aggression. That being the case, I don't think they should be charged with anything serious.
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 05-18-2014, 01:37 PM
Dizzy's Avatar
Dizzy Dizzy is offline
Sit! Good dog.
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Wales
Posts: 17,570
Default

It's all about having your dog under control.

If your dog is out of control and causes damage, you are accountable. Whether you knew it was aggressive or not. The dog was roaming free and not under control and in being out of control has viciously bitten a child. The owner should be held accountable for that.

Perhaps if they were there'd be less dogs roaming free!
__________________
"Dogs are our link to paradise. They do not know jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing wasn't boring, it was peace."


Bodhi is the opposite of ignorance, the insight into reality which destroys mental afflictions and brings peace.

Owned by Bodhi Booglaoo and Fredington Holbein


Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 05-18-2014, 02:00 PM
Xandra's Avatar
Xandra Xandra is online now
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 3,793
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dizzy View Post
It's all about having your dog under control.

If your dog is out of control and causes damage, you are accountable. Whether you knew it was aggressive or not. The dog was roaming free and not under control and in being out of control has viciously bitten a child. The owner should be held accountable for that.

Perhaps if they were there'd be less dogs roaming free!
I guess I was thinking criminally liable, which I don't think is appropriate. Civilly liable sure, if the parents want to sue the dog owners, but the family and owners are good friends and neighbours from what I read.
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 05-18-2014, 02:04 PM
JessLough JessLough is offline
Love My Mutt <3
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ontario
Posts: 13,181
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xandra View Post
I guess I was thinking criminally liable, which I don't think is appropriate. Civilly liable sure, if the parents want to sue the dog owners, but the family and owners are good friends and neighbours from what I read.
The kid's parents we're on the news, my brother saw. Apparently they're really kind people, and wish to just put the incident behind them. They are not looking at pressing charges, since i guess the dogs owners were very cooperative and that's enough for them.
__________________
Ella: 3 year old female ferret
Nacho: ~8 year old male ferret

Goodbye, Rosey. You were the best girl I could have asked for. 10/15/96-03/08/13
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:00 PM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site