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Sheila O'Leary April 24, 2014 at 05:58 am
The pictures of that little girl break my heart. I can't imagine having to do something like thisRead More to save your own daughter.
Hakim Abdullah April 24, 2014 at 06:14 am
Ban these devil dogs!
Krystal Thivierge April 24, 2014 at 06:48 am
Are you kidding me?! Ban people like @Hakim Abdullah!!!
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John D April 24, 2014 at 05:31 am
#Harriet. Those stories are 2-years old. You can find more than that in just a week with pitRead More bulls. If you've noticed, the blogger is only posting recent attacks.
Harriet Laurin April 24, 2014 at 06:52 am
@John - Not arguing that the media reports more frequently on PB cases - which, because PB's have aRead More larger bite size usually are more devastating than other dogs. However, the blogger and others are acting like this is the only dog that ever bites, which is far from the truth. And at least one other individual commenting on this situation is using data spanning 30 years.
Harriet Laurin April 24, 2014 at 06:59 am
#mplo - that information has nothing to do with bite statistics; the article isn't really properlyRead More named. Only fatalities were included in the underlying AVMA source data. Bite stats were not tracked. To get a true sense of the "most aggressive" dogs, one would have to have tracked the individual elements of breed population counts, bite counts, fatality counts and then determine % of each incident type for each breed/breed mix to truly assess which the percentage of risk associated to each breed. And type-of-owner factors and how they treat the dogs (which affects the temperament of the dog) is another consideration beyond that. Can PB's be dangerous? Absolutely - and so can any other dog. I was babysitting once and the "sweet kids" sicced their Airedale on me - my first experience with an aggressive dog. I hid in a bathroom and the dog nearly took the door apart before the parents got home. That doesn't mean Airedales should be banned - just that parents need to teach their kids proper responsibility about the dog. Regardless of breed.