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reply to post by Serdgiam
Everyone mistakened him for a pit, often.
He is less than a year old in this pic. He's still a big baby at this point. He caught parvo at 3 months old and survived. Vet said had he not been so big, he probably wouldn't have made it. We had to feed him an I.V. multiple times a day for 3 days since it was the weekend and we couldn't afford the extra vet care. At 125, I'd say he was about the size of Bruiser. So they may have been around the same in weight. Bruiser was a little bigger though, I think. I think it had a lot to do with him being out in the open 24/7 and the amount of food he ate every day. This dog was the arnold of pits.
reply to post by stumason
kid is kid, dog is dog. Do we kill kid that kills other kid ? no. Dogs dont know what they are doing. I would defend the dog. The dog is not to blaim. Its his nature. Neither is the kid. There is no point to argue.
No one is responsible. No one is to blame (except if the dog is trained to fight).edit on 19-3-2014 by ZeroFurrbone because: (no reason given)
reply to post by chiefsmom
People saying dogs aren't dangerous if "trained properly" clearly don't have a clue - some dogs are bred to be aggressive and powerful animals, no matter the training, like the one in this story. Every time we here of a dog mauling a human, it is nearly always the same breeds, over and over again. You never hear of a Labrador or Yorkshire terrier mauling people..
reply to post by StallionDuck
Don't mean to question you, but buster sure looks like an American bulldog, not an Old English. His legs are long, and his muzzle. Are you in another country? (not America?) I'm just wondering if maybe they are called different breeds in other countries.
This is why I'm asking:
My old english, short stubby legs, smooshed face, but solid as heck at 77 lbs.
I have kids, and I realize that they don't always listen. Especially at that age, but they can be warned. At 3 my youngest knew not to touch the dog dish, even with our boxer. I did try to clarify that I do believe this was 100% the adults fault in this.