reply to post by ignant
Pomeranian Kills Infant
The idea that the breed of the dog is the important factor is ridiculous! The owners are irresponsible. That is that.
I did a speech on this a few years ago, and I don't have all my research handy, but some of the key points were.
1. When a Rottweiler or Pitbull, even mixed breed, is involved in an attack, their breed makes the headline 85% of the time. When it is any other
breed, it only makes the headline 5% of the time.
2. The number one dog bite offenders were Dalmations, Chows, Chihuahaus, and other small breeds. Pitbulls were not even in the top 10.
3. When a death is involved, often times the breed was listed as Pitbull, but in reality the dogs were usually mixed breed, rarely was it a single
animal, it was usually a pack of dogs of several breeds, and usually the dogs were abused, neglected, or abandoned.
people will purchase a dog like a Pitbull or Rottweiler and abuse it and intentionally turn it mean. The dog breed cannot be blamed
for this, it is the owner doing this intentionally. They could do the same to any breed.
5. In reality, a tough dog, like a Pitbull, is very good for children, because they don't bite out of pain or fear. Kids can ride them, step on
their feet, pull their ears, poke them in the eye, and the dog will not bite over it. This is very important feature in a family pet!
Now, before my post gets too long, I had a Pitbull for 15 years. He would never leave my kids side. He was like having another adult in the house.
He guarded over them gently, but firmly! He alerted us if the kids were doing anything stupid, he slept by their cribs, he layed in the floor while
they played. He let them trip over him fall on him, drop toys on him, pull up his jowels and look at his teeth, roll him over, color on him with
markers, pull his tail, look in his ears, take his food away, share their popsicles, etc., etc., etc.