Sunday, February 20, 2011

Be Aware: Pit bull Pets and Infant Children are a Dangerous, Even Deadly Mix

Fact: Pit bulls can be extremely dangerous.  

Case in point somewhat proven by the news articles linked below which include just some of the results from a quick google look-up of most recent pit bull attacks.

Please become informed and aware of this reality prior to deciding to bring or keep a pit bull in your home as your family pet.  Furthermore, be especially cautious of having a pit bull in your home if you have young children.

Also, if your child is an infant, PLEASE strongly consider choosing the safest for your baby route of not having a pit bull residing within the same home as your new baby at all ... the risks are just far too great to do so.

My intent here is really not to take any strong stance on either side of the debate, but rather HIGHLY ENCOURAGE everyone to become more informed and use greater common sense ...

If nothing else, please remember that we are all responsible to protect the children that have been entrusted within our care.  Most extreme dog lover or not, this HAS to be the VERY FIRST TOP PRIORITY for each and every one of us.

Pit Bull Mauls Baby to Death

Victim of fatal dog attack identified, autopsy results expected Friday

Newborn killed by family's pit bull terrier

Pitbull Attack Sends Girl To Hospital

Pitbull attack in Rutland

Jury finds couple guilty for dogs' attack on family

3 Pitbulls Attack 13 Year Old Lab

Two kids in hospital after dogs attack family at Hoppers Crossing

Arizona boy speaks out after losing ear in dog attack

Pitbulls bit 10-year-old’s face in vicious Arizona City attack

Should Pit Bulls Be Banned in Texas? Hear Both Sides

Pit Bull Bans — Some Jurisdictions Reconsider BSL

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Www.AncientGreece.Me said...

Good and another post from you admin :)

Anonymous said...

um, it's not the pitbull, it's the owner. If a person trains a dog to be vicious, that dog will be vicious regardless of what its breed is. Pitbulls are really loving and caring dogs, as are every other breed if they're brought up the right way

Anonymous said...

Umm...No, it's the breed. These dogs were genetically selected by people to fight. They have a greater propensity for attacking, because they are not a Labrador, nor a poodle and have a different brain. So, yes, it is the fault of people for irresponsibly breeding vicious dogs, but there you have it. I work in a Level One Trauma Center and guess which breed hands down is doing the vast majority of attacking and mauling- Pits!!! Not my opinion, the cold hard truth. These dogs are indeed dangerous and a liability to their owners and others that share the community that might be subjected to their violent potential.

Anonymous said...

Pit bulls are only dangerous if not raised properly like any dog, pit bulls were used as a nanny dog for many years l. since the 90s that the pit bull was misslabeled in news articles as a gang member dog making the dog more popular with people who should own this type of dog let alone any breed

Anonymous said...

Despite the fact that pit bulls were bred to fight with each other, early breeders took pride in producing dogs that were trustworthy and friendly to people. Handlers bathed their opponent’s dog before a match, stood in the pits with the battling dogs and often pulled them apart to end a fight. Any dog who behaved aggressively toward a person was culled, or killed, to avoid passing on such an undesirable trait. Pit bulls typically lived in their owner’s homes, where they earned the nickname “nursemaid’s dog” because they were so reliable with young children. In fact, “Pete the Pup,” the children’s friend from the old TV series “Our Gang,” was a pit bull.