Pit Bull Attacks Child
How Unreal

Ringgold, GA

#1 Aug 16, 2011
and scary!

Believe it or not some of the readers wrote in support of the breed and went as far as blaming the child for the attack. Some questioned whether it was a full blooded pit bull.(In their peter pan world pit bulls are "docile" towards humans)

http://www.tennessean.com/comments/article/20...
Billy

Nashville, TN

#2 Aug 17, 2011
I've had dogs my entire life, I always have pairs so they can keep each other company while I'm at work or out for the day. I have always had at least one pit in the pair and it's been my experience that a pit is no more aggressive than any other breed of dog and none of mine have ever bit anyone. They've all been big babies who at worst would cover you in drool as they begged for a tummy rub.
What I will say though is that a pit is a strong dog with a powerful jaw and when one does bite it has the capacity to do a lot more damage then most other breeds much the same way a professional boxer is more likely to to land you in he hospital with one punch as opposed to just getting a bruised ego from some scrawny punk in a street fight.

I feel sorry for anyone that get mauled by a dog of any breed, I was mauled by a German Sheppard as a small child but I harbor no ill feelings to the breed because really the fault usually belongs to the dog's owner in an unprovoked attack. Having a dog is a big responsibility and sadly a lot of pet owners don't take the time to make sure their animal is well trained, well socialized, and kept in a place it cannot escape from. They also don't do enough to discourage aggressive behaviors if the animal displays any.
A well trained dog will be protective but not aggressive and there is a big difference between the two. My feeling is if you are unwilling to do what ever it takes to make sure your dog is well adjusted, healthy, and under control then you should not have a dog.
How Unreal It

Ringgold, GA

#3 Aug 24, 2011
Billy wrote:
I've had dogs my entire life, I always have pairs so they can keep each other company while I'm at work or out for the day. I have always had at least one pit in the pair and it's been my experience that a pit is no more aggressive than any other breed of dog and none of mine have ever bit anyone. They've all been big babies who at worst would cover you in drool as they begged for a tummy rub....... usually belongs to the dog's owner in an unprovoked attack. Having a dog is a big responsibility and sadly a lot of pet owners don't take the time to make sure their animal is well trained, well socialized, and kept in a place it cannot escape from. They also don't do enough to discourage aggressive behaviors if the animal displays any.
http://johnsoncitypress.com/News/article.php...

is to have neighbors who would keep a dangerous animal in the vicinity of kids. The Judge did the right thing in signing an order to put the animal down. You correctly say it is always the responsibiliy of the owner. This is just my opinion. Every pit bull owner I've ever met was kinda off. Cowardly types who wanted to seem tough or the downright sadistic types who enjoy the fear their "animal" elicits. You know them, tatoos out the wazoo,
tobacco chewing sorts. The other type is public housing gangsta types. They simply do not, and never will, understand the responsibility they have in owning a potentially dangerous dog. I would support a citywide ban if the commissioners in JC want to pass one.
reallly

Johnson City, TN

#4 Aug 24, 2011
i think all of tennessee should ban pit bull whether full blodded or mix, they are dangerous and do not need to be kept by anyone,,, too many children have been mauled by these dogs, i dont beleive it matters how you raise them or not they are dangerous. a friend of mine had one of her horses killed by two pit bulls, and what about the ones that were terrorizing elizabethton, until they were shot and killed by police..we need to wake up and realize it is the breed of dog and not the owner. if i see one on my property i will shoot it if it is a pit bull, no ??? asked
Kiki

Nashville, TN

#5 Aug 25, 2011
I have a pit bull. She is not a violent dog at all. In fact she has a very child like quality to her.
Idk

Madison, TN

#6 Aug 25, 2011
It seems like it's the pitbulls that you always hear about doing the attacking. Prejudice against the breed?
PitsRule

Nashville, TN

#7 Aug 26, 2011
All you anti pit-bull folks haven't a single brain cell between yourselves. Maybe we should euthanize kids who act out in class or fail in school because there's a good chance they'll grow up to be criminals and possibly kill someone.

"reallly" I think you need to be put down.
How Unreal It

Ringgold, GA

#8 Aug 26, 2011
PitsRule wrote:
All you anti pit-bull folks haven't a single brain cell between yourselves. Maybe we should euthanize kids who act out in class or fail in school because there's a good chance they'll grow up to be criminals and possibly kill someone.
"reallly" I think you need to be put down.
That's the problem. You fail to make the distinction between people and dogs. I love dogs but wouldn't hesitate to put one down id they were a danger to children or anyone.
hmmm

Chatsworth, GA

#9 Aug 26, 2011
the problem is, mosty of the time these animals are provoked and the lying kid is not going to admit he threw rocks at it, poked with a stick or whatever. I'm not saying this is the case here, but usually it is and the dog gets the bad wrap for merely protecting itself and its territory like they are supposed to do.
How Unreal It

Ringgold, GA

#10 Aug 26, 2011
hmmm wrote:
the problem is, mosty of the time these animals are provoked and the lying kid is not going to admit he threw rocks at it, poked with a stick or whatever. I'm not saying this is the case here, but usually it is and the dog gets the bad wrap for merely protecting itself and its territory like they are supposed to do.
Listen to yourself. You blame the kid. You shouldn't be allowed to own a Pit Bull let alone a sharp stick.
PitsRule

Nashville, TN

#11 Aug 26, 2011
How Unreal It wrote:
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That's the problem. You fail to make the distinction between people and dogs. I love dogs but wouldn't hesitate to put one down id they were a danger to children or anyone.
Oh I can make the distinction just fine, dogs are some of the best people I know. It's nothing but your own arrogance and ignorance that makes you think humans are above everything else on the planet.
Humans are the ones who will lie, cheat, steal, attack, and kill you for no good reason at all. Dogs like most animals don't become aggressive unless provoked in some way and just because you don't know your actions are threatening to an animal doesn't make you right and the animal wrong. I'd kill a human in a second if they harmed one of my animals. The sign in my yard reads "never mind the dog beware of the owner".
Duh

Johnson City, TN

#12 Aug 26, 2011
How Unreal It wrote:
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http://johnsoncitypress.com/News/article.php...
is to have neighbors who would keep a dangerous animal in the vicinity of kids. The Judge did the right thing in signing an order to put the animal down. You correctly say it is always the responsibiliy of the owner. This is just my opinion. Every pit bull owner I've ever met was kinda off. Cowardly types who wanted to seem tough or the downright sadistic types who enjoy the fear their "animal" elicits. You know them, tatoos out the wazoo,
tobacco chewing sorts. The other type is public housing gangsta types. They simply do not, and never will, understand the responsibility they have in owning a potentially dangerous dog. I would support a citywide ban if the commissioners in JC want to pass one.
Bottom line, it is the owners fault then if the dog is aggressive, uncontrolled. I rescued two off the mountaintop over in NC years ago. Gave one to a man. Mine was wonderful, a pure baby. He never said BUT I learned the man/idiot was in the dog fighting/gambling field. Yes, that is something that should be be prosecuted, stopped. It goes on though is places in many states, in "out in the boonies" where it can't be detected so easily. It is a BIG enterprise. Big money is invested. Same thing goes on with game roosters. I knew of a top CC lawman years ago into raising the fowls for this purpose. So, HA, who ya gonna trust?
Duh

Johnson City, TN

#13 Aug 26, 2011
Forgive me; I didn't edit that post.
hmmm

Chatsworth, GA

#14 Aug 27, 2011
How Unreal It wrote:
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Listen to yourself. You blame the kid. You shouldn't be allowed to own a Pit Bull let alone a sharp stick.
Listen to yourself. You blame an animal for doing what it's natural instinct is. The child should be taught to stay away from strange animals and respect the space of people and animals. You shouldn't be allowed to have kids let alone a dog. You're probably one of the people that lets your kids run completely wild without any discipline. Then they get in trouble and you wonder why? Same instance with a dog, if you don't tell a child they can be dangerous, not to provoke them, to leave them alone and not try to pet them unless adults are with it, then yes, the parent and child is to blame.
How Unreal

Ringgold, GA

#15 Aug 29, 2011
hmmm wrote:
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Listen to yourself. You blame an animal for doing what it's natural instinct is. The child should be taught to stay away from strange animals and respect the space of people and animals. You shouldn't be allowed to have kids let alone a dog. You're probably one of the people that lets your kids run completely wild without any discipline. Then they get in trouble and you wonder why? Same instance with a dog, if you don't tell a child they can be dangerous, not to provoke them, to leave them alone and not try to pet them unless adults are with it, then yes, the parent and child is to blame.
your logic is. It presupposes the kid somehow earned the attack.

I recall an idiot of your caliber. I was invited into his home. When I entered his dog nipped me. I smacked the dog's nose (purely a defensive reflex) and the dog yelped. THE OWNER HAD A FIT. Somehow your intelligence hasn't progressed any higher than that of a "pack" animal. I suggest you first obtain your GED then maybe a community college would find a place for you. Whatever you do please educate yourself. There are too many dumbasses like you in this area.
PitsRule

Nashville, TN

#16 Aug 29, 2011
How Unreal wrote:
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your logic is. It presupposes the kid somehow earned the attack.
I recall an idiot of your caliber. I was invited into his home. When I entered his dog nipped me. I smacked the dog's nose (purely a defensive reflex) and the dog yelped. THE OWNER HAD A FIT. Somehow your intelligence hasn't progressed any higher than that of a "pack" animal. I suggest you first obtain your GED then maybe a community college would find a place for you. Whatever you do please educate yourself. There are too many dumbasses like you in this area.
Obviously that was a good dog, he was protecting his owner and home. He immediately recognized you as an ass and someone who shouldn't be invited in. Dogs often display a keen sixth sense that humans sometimes lack. I dare you to raise a hand to my dog, I'll beat you so bad you'll be begging to be mauled by a dog.
How Unreal

Ringgold, GA

#17 Aug 30, 2011
PitsRule wrote:
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Obviously that was a good dog, he was protecting his owner and home. He immediately recognized you as an ass and someone who shouldn't be invited in. Dogs often display a keen sixth sense that humans sometimes lack. I dare you to raise a hand to my dog, I'll beat you so bad you'll be begging to be mauled by a dog.
My guess is you're a ninety pound weakling. Same as you're IQ. You should keep your dog. It may help you navigate the world you live in fear of.
PitsRule

Nashville, TN

#18 Aug 30, 2011
How Unreal wrote:
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My guess is you're a ninety pound weakling. Same as you're IQ. You should keep your dog. It may help you navigate the world you live in fear of.
Live in fear of? You're the little puss who's afraid of a dog I live with daily. Take your feeble attempts at psychobabble and shove them squarely up your arse. It's obvious from your pathetic replies to the posters here that your nothing but a pompous moron regurgitating some nonsense you probably heard on Dr. Phil. I bet you're nothing but a coward in person which is another reason why the dog probably nipped you, they sense fear as well as negative vibes quite readily.

Want to show us what a real man you are? Be the high and mighty educated one, shut your suck hole, and don't reply further to this posting. I'm betting you're the little douche-bag I think you are and will come on back. Not to worry though, I'll be here ready to kick that flimsy soapbox out from under you every time.
hmmm

Chatsworth, GA

#19 Aug 30, 2011
How Unreal wrote:
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your logic is. It presupposes the kid somehow earned the attack.
I recall an idiot of your caliber. I was invited into his home. When I entered his dog nipped me. I smacked the dog's nose (purely a defensive reflex) and the dog yelped. THE OWNER HAD A FIT. Somehow your intelligence hasn't progressed any higher than that of a "pack" animal. I suggest you first obtain your GED then maybe a community college would find a place for you. Whatever you do please educate yourself. There are too many dumbasses like you in this area.
Typical response from someone without a legit rebuttle. You attack the person not the arguement. Thus, proving you are the one lacking in education. From the hissy fit you've portrayed here, I imagine somewhere around that of 8th grade. I have a college degree and am well aware of your mundane argument. The truth is you have no clue what you're talking about when it comes to animals. Your only defense is to take the arguement to personal attacks. I think it's rather sad personally.

Like the other poster said, dogs sense things people don't. Therefore the dog sensed you as a threat. If you smacked it's nose and it ran off , you're lucky it didn't attack you and give you the mauling you deserved.
Commoner

Johnson City, TN

#20 Jun 17, 2014
It should be a felony to be in possession of a Pit Bull. These animals have no place in today's society.

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