Reality TV star's daughter mauled to death

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Oregon authorities say the 4-year-old daughter of a reality TV show star was mauled to death by the family's Rottweiler.
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SPEAKS THE TRUTH

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When will people understand that these anymals have an aggresive nature.
Poor little girl... she did not have to suffer this fate.

Shame on the parents.
Dont Blame the Dog

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Speaks the Truth...
Rotts are not typically an aggressive dog. They are in the same family as German Shephards. I have owned many Rotts over the years and have NEVER once been bitten or even threatened.
Dogs are like any other animal (humans included), when they are treated lovingly and with respect they live up to their true nature as mans best friend.
I agree on the "Shame on the Parents" part. Interesting to look at the history of behavior with these specific dogs and their owners!!
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They are still animals and will act like animals given the chance. I would NEVER trust one around any child.
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Give the dog to Danielle Graham and Hakeem Funtua, they'll take good care of it.
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Mar 1, 2010
 
A truly awful story and just this morning I was wondering when the next pitbull murder/mauling would occur. Sad sad sad. Poor kid.
Pogo

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Mar 2, 2010
 
Dont Blame the Dog wrote:
Speaks the Truth...
Rotts are not typically an aggressive dog. They are in the same family as German Shephards. I have owned many Rotts over the years and have NEVER once been bitten or even threatened.....
You've never been bitten by a Rott, but then you weren't four years old and left alone with one regularly, were you?
Dogs view a small child differently than they do an adult, and some may feel more enboldended to do something they wouldn't do to an adult.
Dont Blame the Dog wrote:
..... Dogs are like any other animal (humans included), when they are treated lovingly and with respect they live up to their true nature as mans best friend.....
They may be man's best friend, but not all dogs are necessarily a small child's best buddy.
Dont Blame the Dog wrote:
..... Interesting to look at the history of behavior with these specific dogs and their owners!!
That may or may be not in this instance. It could be as simple as the dog being jealous of the child.
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Mar 2, 2010
 
Why would a parent put there child in a position like this. If the odds were 1 in 10,000,000,000 I wouldent take a chance with my child ! I am sorry for your loss.
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Westsidejesse wrote:
Fukeeeen parents, the rotts deserved to be killed, damb dogs , they kill babies like rag dolls, and I say viva Argentina.
D U M B A S S!
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Pogo wrote:
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You've never been bitten by a Rott, but then you weren't four years old and left alone with one regularly, were you?
Dogs view a small child differently than they do an adult, and some may feel more enboldended to do something they wouldn't do to an adult.
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They may be man's best friend, but not all dogs are necessarily a small child's best buddy.
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That may or may be not in this instance. It could be as simple as the dog being jealous of the child.
'...child left alone' is the clue... the humans are responsible. dog breeds are not the problem.
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Mar 2, 2010
 
Put the big man with the big ego and big dogs in a b-i-g jail cell. Tears for his daughter, he shouldn't have been raising her.
Miguel in Lomita

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Dogs have been bred to do specific jobs. Retrievers, Shepard's, Pointers are working dogs, Rottweiler's, Chows, etc are guard dogs. These guard dogs and fighting dogs have it bred into them to do what they do. Jail the owners for this tragedy and make people put them in fenced yards. These dogs will be put down now that they have mauled this poor little girl. This should not have happened with responsible owners.
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Mar 2, 2010
 
I know there isn't much info in this article, but how could they not have heard the attack? How could it be that they found her after it happened?

The parents need to be held accountable for this.

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Wow wrote:
A truly awful story and just this morning I was wondering when the next pitbull murder/mauling would occur. Sad sad sad. Poor kid.
Ah yes, blame the dog and now we've gone from Rott to Pit-bull. If you are sitting around "wondering when the next Pit-bull murder/mauling would occur" you have too much time on your hands and again, this was NOT a Pit, but this is a very sad very avoidable tragedy and it's a complete shame that people are not responsible when it comes to owning a dog. I've said it before and will say it again, NO DOG SHOULD BE LEFT ALONE WITH A CHILD UNATTENDED. Doesn't matter the breed, this is just common sense! The owners absolutely appear to be completely irresponsible dog owners which makes me wonder the purpose of their owning a dog in the first place. Now they have to live with the fact that because of their irresponsibility, their 4 yr. old child is dead and I am ashamed to say that. Hopefully, they will never have another animal in their home because it is painfully obvious that they are irresponsible. This is a true tragedy for this baby.
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Mar 2, 2010
 
Why would anyone have potentially vicious dogs at home around the kids anyway?? They'll have to live with it and this will probably destroy their marriage. I can see the blame game starting. Hmmmmm.....let see here....Bad Karma comes back 100 fold. Too bad the kid died a horrible death. I am so sorry to read all this. No winners here. The parents lose, the kid is dead.....the dogs will be put down....A marriage will likely end and the parents will have to remember this for the rest of their lives. Was this worth having vicious dogs to boost ego??
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Mar 2, 2010
 
I once had a small pet dog that was friendly with children but when one of my toddler nephews began hitting and poking the dog, I realized that the dog might retaliate in self defense. My brother thought it was cute and didn't stop his son from tormenting my dog, so I put the dog out in the back yard.
Simple step to take, but a very necessary one. Sometimes even the best of pets have their limits.
Ahhhhh

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Mar 2, 2010
 
More tabloid journalism! Well done.
Dustin

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Mar 2, 2010
 
Who?

Oxymoron = Reality TV Star

The Breeze sure is headed downhill fast when this is put out as news.
pogo

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Mar 3, 2010
 
VOTER wrote:
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'...child left alone' is the clue... the humans are responsible. dog breeds are not the problem.
Of course you don't leave children alone with a dog but that wasn't my main point in rebutting the other poster. Even a well-treated dog can revert to its nature and do something like this, and some breeds are more likely than others to do this.
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Mar 3, 2010
 
Perhaps someone should realize this Rottweiler's are not nice pets. Keep track if you don't beleive me.
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SPEAKS THE TRUTH wrote:
When will people understand that these anymals have an aggresive nature.
Poor little girl... she did not have to suffer this fate.
Shame on the parents.
When will you learn how to spell animals?

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