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GarnetSwarm1990 03-29-2014 09:37 PM

Re: 4-year-old dies after mauling by family's 130 lb. dog
 
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Originally Posted by ccured (Post 4123915)
That site is a garbage site. Pro pitbull sites say the number is something like 30-40%. The problem is propaganda on both sides of the argument. The 1800pet meds site is a good site to let you choose your own side. http://www.1800petmeds.com/education...-and-myths.htmThe single best thing you can do to prevent a family dog attacking a member of your family is have your pets spayed or neutered.

Great find. Very informative. Most misunderstood breed added to the mass amount of false or selective information.

treys1986 03-29-2014 10:24 PM

Re: 4-year-old dies after mauling by family's 130 lb. dog
 
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Originally Posted by ccured (Post 4123915)
That site is a garbage site. Pro pitbull sites say the number is something like 30-40%. The problem is propaganda on both sides of the argument. The 1800pet meds site is a good site to let you choose your own side. http://www.1800petmeds.com/education...-and-myths.htmThe single best thing you can do to prevent a family dog attacking a member of your family is have your pets spayed or neutered.

You may be right. However, that is not the only website with statistical data that shows that Pit Bulls account for far more human fatalities than any other breed.

Here's another.
http://puppytoob.com/dog-breeds/the-...statistics/11/

Here's another that has it as the #2 most dangerous breed.
http://list25.com/25-most-dangerous-dog-breeds/2/

Here's another that says that Pit Bulls make up about 6% of the dog population yet 70% of the attacks were from Pit Bulls.

http://17barks.blogspot.com/2013/06/...-2013.html?m=1

I didn't search for articles against Pit Bulls. I searched for Dog Attacks by breed. I love dogs. I have a chocolate lab that I wouldn't trade the world for. However, I will not trust a Pit Bull. It's not a coincidence if you ask me that the overwhelming majority of dog attack deaths result from Pit Bull attacks.

JerseyBird 03-30-2014 08:23 AM

Re: 4-year-old dies after mauling by family's 130 lb. dog
 
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Originally Posted by ccured (Post 4123915)
The single best thing you can do to prevent a family dog attacking a member of your family is have your pets spayed or neutered.

DING! DING! DING!

Plus just in general it's a good idea. We have way too many dogs of all breeds having to be put down in shelters because of overpopulation :o(

ccured 03-30-2014 08:49 AM

Re: 4-year-old dies after mauling by family's 130 lb. dog
 
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Originally Posted by treys1986 (Post 4124161)
You may be right. However, that is not the only website with statistical data that shows that Pit Bulls account for far more human fatalities than any other breed.

Here's another.
http://puppytoob.com/dog-breeds/the-...statistics/11/

Here's another that has it as the #2 most dangerous breed.
http://list25.com/25-most-dangerous-dog-breeds/2/

Here's another that says that Pit Bulls make up about 6% of the dog population yet 70% of the attacks were from Pit Bulls.

http://17barks.blogspot.com/2013/06/...-2013.html?m=1

I didn't search for articles against Pit Bulls. I searched for Dog Attacks by breed. I love dogs. I have a chocolate lab that I wouldn't trade the world for. However, I will not trust a Pit Bull. It's not a coincidence if you ask me that the overwhelming majority of dog attack deaths result from Pit Bull attacks.

I never argued your point that the majority of overwhelming fatal dog attacks are due to pit bulls. You are absolutely right however like I said look at the attacks. Unsupervised children, chained dogs, unsocialized dogs, and dogs running loose in packs. Owner and parent neglect is the main cause.

There are two different houses with pits about four houses down the street from me. They are directly across the street from each other. One is a very well cared dog. She is an inside dog in a house with kids. She plays with other dogs. The other is an over sized dog that stays chained up in the garage on a heavy chain. Hardly ever gets off his chain. I have seen him walked one time and he was on a chain like a tow truck hold down chain. Which one do you think would be likely to attack?

As for statement on searching for dog attacks not pit attacks that is all media driven. Non pit bull attacks aren't reported to the extent pit bull attacks are. See the link i posted earlier that showed 4 attacks. The pit attack got 250 news reports to 2,1, and 1 if iirc.

I do not own any pits. My dad has 1 and another dog that is probably cane corso pit mix. Both those dogs were found as puppies and probably came from unscrupulous homes. We have family that won't come over unless they are outside and stay outside. It is due to them coming from an unknown breeding place in the lower Richland area and there being those two and two other dogs. I would never trust any large dogs if I didn't know the owner.

ccured 03-30-2014 09:12 AM

Re: 4-year-old dies after mauling by family's 130 lb. dog
 
I just find it sad that what was once a national symbol has become the most hated dog in the country. They have more military recognition than any other breed and now they aren't allowed on military bases. The dog has not inherently changed the owners have. Back yard breeders, gang bangers, and white trash have ruined them

U-Dub Gamecock 03-30-2014 11:35 AM

Re: 4-year-old dies after mauling by family's 130 lb. dog
 
I have a 115lb Malamute... He stays outside... He is big, and stubborn, but not aggressive really to anyone..

I have many friends that own Pits, and even though most I have encountered are friendly, I don't trust them.

SClawman 03-31-2014 12:50 AM

Re: 4-year-old dies after mauling by family's 130 lb. dog
 
Supposedly a female pit was in the apartment in heat. A 130 pound male pit bull (not neutered) inside with a female pit bull in heat=a death wish for any person in that male pit's way.


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