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A friend of an Alberta couple whose two-day-old baby was killed by the family's pet husky says the dog was probably trying to comfort the crying boy when it delivered one fatal bite to the child's delicate, tiny head.
Rob and Rhonda Fradette, and they seem to have done everything they were supposed to do when they brought their new baby home from the hospital last week.
They had locked the dog in its kennel in the basement and put their sleeping baby in his crib, Donald said. But somehow the dog escaped and went to investigate when the baby woke up crying. It was not a vicious attack, she said, and the same bite wouldn't have killed an older child.
"When dogs grab their young, they grab them there to pull them in," said Donald, who came to know the Fradettes through the dog-sledding community in southern Alberta.
Donald, who runs Mad Dogs & Englishmen Expeditions, a dog-sled touring company in Canmore, Alta., conceded that no one will ever know what was going through the dog's mind
The parents issued a statement through the RCMP on Thursday that described their son's death as an "unthinkable, tragic accident" but did not talk about what happened.
The RCMP will only say that their investigation revealed there was no negligence and there will be no criminal charges
The animal had not been aggressive before and went through training and obedience classes.
The parents said they also attended seminars by the Calgary Humane Society, including one on how to bring a new baby into a home with pets
Rob Fradette is a competitive dog-sled racer
Dogs can be dangerous. And they are more dangerous to children than to adults. But here's the reality. Dogs almost never kill people. A child is more likely to die choking on a marble or a balloon, and an adult is more likely to die in a bedroom slipper related accident. Your chances of being killed by a dog are roughly one in 18 million. You are five times more likely to be killed by a bolt of lightning.
No I don't see a difference between the attack of the pittbull and the husky
This is just simply not true. Pitbulls are not more aggressive than any other breed towards humans.
Oh i do ! , the pitbull is far more aggresive and violent when it sees red vs the husky
If a dog is raised in a bad home, it will be bad. A lot of idiots get pittbulls, they are popular in ghettos. Hence the violence problem
Myth #1: It's the owner not the breed
The outdated debate, "It's the owner, not the breed," has caused the pit bull problem to grow into a 30-year old problem.1 Designed to protect pit bull breeders and owners, the slogan ignores the genetic history of the breed and blames these horrific maulings -- inflicted by the pit bull's genetic "hold and shake" bite style -- on environmental factors. While environment plays a role in a pit bull's behavior, it is genetics that leaves pit bull victims with permanent and disfiguring injury
Your argument makes no sense at all. The locking jaw thing is a myth.
Really this whole banning big breed dogs isn't for "public safety" it's because the authorities don't want to have to deal with it when they are trying to violate your rights. They are afraid of them as guard dogs etc
When pits and other breeds like it is in red mode. Good luck is all i have to say . Those dogs with such violent behavoirs need to always be muzzled. , or kept at home away from the public.