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"Dog the Bounty Hunter" fury misses the mark

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  • RPoling 4 years ago

    Blame the owners not the dog. What an interesting concept (that is sarcasm by the way). Great article! Shared on FB -

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    Laura Dapkus 4 years ago

    It sounds like this dog was being overly exuberant and friendly. An accidental scratch and a bite isn't the same thing at all and I don't see what is wrong with having the dog in a residential neighborhood. However, responsible owners need to keep our dogs from jumping on people and keep their nails trimmed so that they don't scratch people. Sounds like some obedience training is in order here.

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    dallanta 4 years ago

    First off, it is the owner and not the pit bull that is the problem. The pit bull pays the price though.
    An afterthought, I never watch dog the bounty hunter. He and his bunch might be legal, but they are nasty looking and acting people looking for a place to get shot.

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    Dannydel 4 years ago

    I' am sick of hearing: "She is the sweetest little thing...", particularly after a pit bull has ripped apart another child. Pit bulls, Rottwielers and Pressa Canarios are responsible for 74% of dog bites in the U.S. People who have a child and a pit Bull, might as well let the child play in the street. These people are usually of a specific type, tattoos, not highly educated. If they don't have the intelligence to realize the risk they are putting a child in, the state should step in and protect the child.

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    Laura Dapkus 4 years ago

    I have to disagree with this because "statistics" such as these are based on media reports, which are notoriously inaccurate due to bias, sensationalism and incorrect breed ID.

    The CDC says: "There is currently no accurate way to identify the number of dogs of a particular breed, and consequently no measure to determine which breeds are more likely to bite or kill."

    In the 15 years I have had these dogs I have known hundreds of people raised with American Pit Bull Terriers (some in their 70's) and people raising kids with these dogs but they are responsible. Any dog can bite or kill a child.

    That being said, I get angry when someone says after their dog maims someone, "He was a perfect angel and never bit anyone before." They are lying. Unless there is a medical issue, animal behaviorists say there are always other incidents or signs leading up to a serious bite. People either don't read the signs or are in denial.

    If a parent has a dog that bites, snaps, growls over food or toys, the parent needs to see a vet to get help. If you cannot get help and cannot keep the dog safe from others and your own kids, I am sorry but the dog needs to be euthanized. Don't hand the problem off to someone else.

    The dogs that killed Justin Clinton bit three times before (that we know of). Had the owners exercised reasonable caution and kept the dogs in kennels or crates during the day, the child would still be here.

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