Are Large dogs more likely to start a pack and attack small children

United States
November 3, 2006 9:23pm CST
Why is it that we always hear on the news about rotts or shephards or pitts attacking and killing children is it because the small dogs are not doing it or just not doing any damage?
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
4 Nov 06
You know, I've never really thought about this before, but yes, it does seem to be a problem with the larger dogs. I've seen some nasty little dogs that yip and bite, but they never seem to have the pack mentality. Out here in the countryside where I live, people often let their dogs run free. My one uncle had to give up his sheep farm because of packs of dogs. If you lose 2-3 sheep a day to them, it's not worth it! (They were all big dogs, shepherds, etc.) Interesting observation, you got me thinking! I think with rotts and pitts that it's an inbred trait for the most part. Part of it too, is how they are treated as a puppy. I have a large dog, but it is trained...if it was aggressive towards my grandson, I wouldn't even think of keeping it.
• United States
5 Nov 06
We have German Shepherds and children my dogs are well trained and very protective of my girls I would of course never leave them unattended anyway and cannot understand many people who do. Most of the stories you hear are rotts but I would never take that chance. Sadly even if I was attacked by a pack of chihuahuas I would make it with just a few band-aids!