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Florida - Akita Mauls Woman's Foot at Dog Show

There are 52 comments on the First Coast News Jacksonville story from Jan 23, 2008, titled Florida - Akita Mauls Woman's Foot at Dog Show. In it, First Coast News Jacksonville reports that:

Animal control agents took a large Akita into custody after it attacked a woman at a dog show in Melbourne.

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Since: May 08

Decatur, GA

#41 Jun 11, 2008
Akitas can be tricky dogs. My friend Rick had one, Maggie, who was a doll most of the time, unless she did not like you. Then watch out. But mostly it was subtle things, or she would just ignore you.

“the ONE AND ONLY OC ;)”

Since: Apr 08

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#42 Jun 11, 2008
Donna wrote:
The Akita use to be the number one biting dog. This is not a dog to have around children. This dog is a lot like the chow, it bites without any warning... with someone who knows what they are doing, this dog can be a well behaved animal, you have to establish that you are alpha with this dog. I have trained dogs for many years. I would never let a small child around a pit bull and carrying a permit for concealed weapon.. I would shoot immediately if a pit bull came within 4 feet of one of my grand children,, if u have ever watched this breed attack a child it is something that will haunt you for the rst of your life... this year alone.. Pit bulls have killed 74 people.
the akita was never the no. one biting dog....please stop with the misinformation.

the top number of dog bites actually come from smaller breeds. the dog bites of larger dogs are just sensationalized.
why is it that in Japan, the Akita acts as a babysitter or police dog? the properly trained akita loves the children within its household and as for biting without warning...that is BS. i know my dog and she has never bitten another human being...she has bitten a rott that was off leash that was showing agression towards me and her. her entire body went into attack mode like a lion, and it is quite obvious when it happens.

the akita is nothing like a Chow...i can attest to having owned a dog grooming business and that is the ONLY breed that we would not groom.

you train dogs yet would shoot a pitbull that would come near you. please disclose the name of your dog training camp.
tommy salami

Jacksonville, FL

#43 Jun 13, 2008
nicole brown simpson's akita stabbed her and ron goldman and dipped the glove in both their blood and planted it behind the guest room wall....................... said o.j. so it must be true
carolyn

UK

#44 Nov 4, 2008
i have an akita brandy she is 2 she has started biting at her feet, she will bit them till they bleed, i have taken her vets and they carnt seem to find anthing wrong, any suggestions please,
noshellswill

Jacksonville, FL

#45 Nov 4, 2008
scott1 wrote:
OH MY GOD! A DOG MAULED SOMEONE AND IT WASNT A BULLY BREED BUT A BREED THAT IS HIGHLY REGARDED AS A VERY LOYAL, WONDERFUL FAMILY PET! where are all the people who love to spew vile rhetoric about pitbulls and other bully breeds now???????
Yet another snapping bloody_jawed poster_child for:

WHEN GOOD DOGS GO BAD.

(WEBSTER) Akita: <1st> Pitbull with clipped nose-hair. <2nd> any large piece of hairy, flea_ridden furniture owned by the irresponsible, sired by the untrainable and fed by the unwary.(Coll) fern-bar brickhead.

RIP/SNARL/SLASH

Since: Jan 08

Washington, DC

#46 Nov 4, 2008
Wow, they took the Akita into custody....I wonder if they read it's Miranda rights.
noshellswill

Jacksonville, FL

#47 Nov 4, 2008
Donna wrote:
The Akita use to be the number one biting dog. This is not a dog to have around children. This dog is a lot like the chow, it bites without any warning... with someone who knows what they are doing, this dog can be a well behaved animal, you have to establish that you are alpha with this dog. I have trained dogs for many years. I would never let a small child around a pit bull and carrying a permit for concealed weapon.. I would shoot immediately if a pit bull came within 4 feet of one of my grand children,, if u have ever watched this breed attack a child it is something that will haunt you for the rst of your life... this year alone.. Pit bulls have killed 74 people.
Given the number of PERVOS floating the streets these-dayz there IS a "family self_defense" issue. A well trained NBK will defend (young)family members against attack ... to be balanced against the serious risk of SLASHER_JAWS going postal.

Those risks seem balanced to me ... tipping in favor of the NBK "watchdog". Yep I pig-hunt with bricks and I understand they are noones pal.
Hikari akitas

Munday, TX

#48 Jan 6, 2009
It is not the dogs fault anymore than it would be a pitbulls fault if it was the focus of this story. Domesticated animals are the direct result of what we do. I can gaurantee that I can tell you the pedigree on this dog. Breeders are responsible because they knowingly breed aggresive dogs. The owner is soley responsible for this incident because she knew the dogs was aggresive and she took to a dog show where the dog was going to be surrounded by dogs and people. The dog did not ask to be born bred or brought to that dogshow. Is your cat responsible for using the rug next to the cat box or is it your fault for not cleaning the box out. It is impossible to blame an animal for the actions of irresponsible people.
Travelincat wrote:
<quoted text>How is it not partly the dogs fault. Did the owner command the dog to attack? Was the dog sensing that a 70 year old woman was going to attack? If this were her child attacking the woman, would it not be their fault because the mother didn't train them "not to attack". It isn't necessarily the breed of the dog, but that particular dogs temperament. Sounds like he is not suitable as a "pet". Either way, he has no business out in public, and sure as hell shouldn't have been at a dog show! But, it sounds like, unless she plans to keep him isolated, something like this would have happened eventually.
fuckpitbulls

Gainesville, FL

#49 Mar 23, 2009
pitbulls are all black people breeds and every humane society you go to you see like 233241235 of them waiting to get put down. they're a nuisance just like their smelly black owners. i say get a blood hound! find them coons!
riggs

Sarasota, FL

#50 Jan 11, 2012
Donna wrote:
The Akita use to be the number one biting dog. This is not a dog to have around children. This dog is a lot like the chow, it bites without any warning... with someone who knows what they are doing, this dog can be a well behaved animal, you have to establish that you are alpha with this dog. I have trained dogs for many years. I would never let a small child around a pit bull and carrying a permit for concealed weapon.. I would shoot immediately if a pit bull came within 4 feet of one of my grand children,, if u have ever watched this breed attack a child it is something that will haunt you for the rst of your life... this year alone.. Pit bulls have killed 74 people.
Alot like a CHOW!! Tells me you have no idea what the heck you are talking about!!! I have had Akita`s for 25yrs & they can be dog agressive,pack animal that has a strong will & YOU MUST BE THE PACK LEADER!! Like a Chow,HA thats an insult from someone that does not know!!!
riggs

Sarasota, FL

#51 Jan 11, 2012
Riverside Rob wrote:
Akita's are from Japan.
A pit/bully is a lot more predictable than Akitas
and German Shepards.
My homeowners ins. policy had a list of 8 breeds
that I could'nt own ( without voiding the policy).
Akitas and German Shepards were 2 of them.
A pit more predictable than an Akita, I would really dispute that,I own Akita`s & have been attacked by pits & have NO fear of ANY dog,I WILL WIN that battle! Pits my go after almost anything & people ARE on that list.. Akitas can be dog agressive & if they do get after a person you can BET THERE IS A REASON!! A pair of pits attacked the bike I was riding & took a full grown man off the bike & only let me go because I got up & fought & WON!!!! If it had been a kid, I can only say I would be going hunting!! A few scrapes & I was OK, they come up & bit the back of the front tire & we went down in a heap & come up fighting for my life!!
Mags

Wheeling, IL

#52 Aug 6, 2015
My 89 year old mother -In law and her little shitzu/schnauzer mix walk around her block 4 times a day. Sat. 8/1/15 they were attacked from behind by a German Shepard with no leash or collar. The dog knocked her down to the ground and was biting her and her dog. She was hitting the dog on the head trying to pull her dog underneath her. Fortunately her screaming brought out someone from their garage with a 3-prong rake and started trying to get the dog away. Another couple who was walking saw and came over and dragged her and her dog into the garage and the owner closed the garage door so the Shepard couldn't get them. There is still blood all over the driveway and garage. The dog has broken ribs, punctured lungs, in the hospital for 3 days and is still healing at her daughter's house. Mom was taken to the ER. Fortunately she didn't break a hip, but she looks like she was beaten with a baseball bat. She is still so shaky even today Thursday. Her whole left side is black from her shoulder to her ankle. She has so many puncture wounds and scratches she is black and blue all over. If that was a child walking her dog it would have been dead. The police tracked the owner down from the microchip and returned the dog to the owner. They owner was issued a ticket because their dog bit another dog. No mention of biting a person. This is not even legal but this won't be the end of it!!

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