Do you know why dogs are more likely to bite a child on the face?

United States
May 19, 2008 9:20am CST
If you think about it, this is not such a big mystery. Most little kids that get bitten on the face by a dog are less than three feet tall. That's just about the level of a really big and aggressive dog. I've heard that they bite the face, because that's what they'd do to another dog in a fight if they perceived it as a threat. Maybe that's why more adults don't get bitten in the face by dogs, because they're taller. But hand bites are not uncommon. I suppose the hands are just about at the dog's mouth level. How do you keep yourself or your kids from getting bit by a dog when you are out in your yard or at the park? Do you carry pepper spray or a stick to ward off strays? Would love to know. Thanks.
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@kykidd (6820)
• United States
19 May 08
I really like dogs, but if the owner isn't around, I don't go near one. I checked on my neighbors dogs for years until one time one of them made a run at me right after I had just gotten finished feeding him. Ever since then, I've decided if the owner isn't around, neither am I.
• United States
19 May 08
That's a really excellent point. Maybe dogs are more docile when they can see their owner and know he or she is alright. Dogs are pack animals, anyway. And, I guess if their leader isn't around (dog owner, I mean) then the dog is the head of the pack and in charge. Some animals do not handle power well. My big cat was that way when I was pregnant. He tried to take over the house. He was a real terror. That was a big ugly mess. Thanks for dropping by! Be well.
• India
31 Oct 08
hi.. sorry to say that i dont know the answer. but there is a saying Face is the index of mind.(but this too fails sometimes anyhow) i go near the dogs which has trusty face, (not to bite me) [Remember: face is the index of mind]