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    Infant dead, mauled by pet pit bulls!

    http://www.fox5vegas.com/news/17462295/detail.html

    Don't care what you say all! I am a dog lover to the end, this breed needs to become extinct! So often it's pit bulls.
    Only my opinion, no one else need agree.

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    You'll get no argument from me, Patty as a relative of a person that was mauled by a pitbull.

    This poor, poor baby. The poor Grandmom.

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    I think Ill skip the posts of the Pit Bull champions who will argue pasionately that its all anti pit bull propaganda and the infant brought it on itself because the PitBull thought it was fighting for its life, Mine is like a member of the family ect.ect. ad nauseum...
    They are in denial,period.
    These animals are not suitable for domestication and need to exist nowhere but in the Zoo.
    If you had a brand of SUV or a childs toy that had caused as many child deaths as these dogs it would have been re-called years ago.

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    Poor Baby. What were the parents thinking having this breed of dog around an infant? Especially since the dogs were known to have behavioral issues.....
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    I was at a bbq last night where the family has a pit along with 2 other dogs. I petted him several times along with the other dogs. While he was well trained and never a sign of behavior problems never in a million years would I leave a baby, toddler, young child or older person vulnerable to him. That poor baby! I do find the parents reponsible for this, it was so totally preventable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kline View Post
    If you had a brand of SUV or a childs toy that had caused as many child deaths as these dogs it would have been re-called years ago.
    well said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_the_puppy View Post
    well said!
    I double that for Kline.

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    That poor baby girl.

    I babysat a pit bull puppy years ago, and I would never, ever own one.

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    I feel so sorry for this baby. I definitely consider my pitbull a member of the family. However, not everyone could or should be a pitbull owner. They are a very high energy, powerful dog. They require lots of exercise. They are also very stubborn & require LOTS of training. I cannot imagine under any circumstances having ANY dog unsupervised with an infant.

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    Mine will protect my little girl Dachshund from anyone or anything. When mine gets out in a public campground, he's a sweety to everyone. When I'm on the hiking trail, no alligator, human predator or snake would get to me without a fight.

    I think that's where people get to trusting them around their little ones - they're just so darned AWESOME that you can't imagine they'd hurt a baby. Until they do.

    Unfortunately, my new male Dachshund and new little goat aren't on the "good" list whenever the neighbor's pit and mine are together. (Like bad company teenage boys!) I have to have an elaborate system of fencing to let the goat out to eat the grass, without the dogs thinking he's a play toy.


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    So sad for this little girl and her family. You never leave any dog or any ANIMIAL alone with a child. It could be a Chihuahua or a pit-bull or a cat. People need to learn all pets can be dangerous no matter what breed, intentional or not. I do not feel pits or rotts should be isolated to a zoo or annihilated, some people should just not own them.
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    No infant of 4 months should EVER be left alone with ANY breed of dog. The poor baby is utterly helpless to get away or defend itself. Even if the dog only intended to "play" with the baby, I've seen the way my dogs play with their stuffed toys. They are "disemboweled" in minutes. Unfortunately humans created a monster when they used selective breeding to develop a dog with greater than normal agression.

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    I find it interesting to show people American Temperament Test Society, Inc. breed statistics. American pit bull terriers have a 84.3% passage rate compared to only 77% passage rate of the general dog population. They had higher scores than dogs such as golden retrievers, yorkies, cocker spaniels and chihuahuas. Some people will always choose to blame the breed though, disregarding irresponsible owners, cruel living arrangements such as being chained up outside, etc.

    http://www.atts.org/stats1.html
    Last edited by petresq_algc; 09-16-2008 at 04:08 PM. Reason: link

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    Quote Originally Posted by petresq_algc View Post
    I find it interesting to show people American Temperament Test Society, Inc. breed statistics. American pit bull terriers have a 84.3% passage rate compared to only 77% passage rate of the general dog population. They had higher scores than dogs such as golden retrievers, yorkies, cocker spaniels and chihuahuas. Some people will always choose to blame the breed though, disregarding irresponsible owners, cruel living arrangements such as being chained up outside, etc.

    http://www.atts.org/stats1.html
    Thanks for the link. It shows people that it is not the breed to blame, but owners who did not do enough research on the needs of the breed or thsoe who neglected them.
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    I will never blame a breed of dog for their behaviour. Any breed, *ANY* breed of dog, needs to be trained as to who is head honcho of their family pack. Any animal who believes they are above another, human or other animal, is going to take advantage to show they are head of the household.

    It is a proven fact that any child brought into a family household should be watched because of jealousy or being looked as a threat to the pack. It should never, ever be ignored on any level. I had family members who had a child whose cat had major issues against their infant. Big time.

    People are responsible for how they choose to interact, discipline, train, and keep them knowing they are lower (pack thing) than they are. I cannot imagine no one saw any issues with these dogs. It does not happen overnight. Humans are responsible for how pets are and should be handled.

    Just say'in. FWIW...
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