Pit Bull

Jamaica
December 28, 2010 10:47pm CST
A man had his throat ripped out by his pit bull this week. There will be no New year for him! That is one breed of dog I would never own. No matter how they say they can be loving! I am no Dog Whisperer! My sympathy to his relatives, that must have really been horrifying for them.
6 responses
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
29 Dec 10
Oh my that was terrifying and so sad news. I only know pitbull is tough when it comes to cat and fellow dogs but not to humans. Oh well, animals will always be animals, they have the bad mood that they attack humans even without reason.
• Jamaica
29 Dec 10
There has to be a reason in that dog brain, its just that we don't know dog behavior generally. Most people have no training on how to treat dogs, some get good owners and some get some really rotten breaks.
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
3 Jan 11
My profile picture is my real dog, he's name is Bern, a native dog. Even if he's so close to me I still give distance when he warned that he is angry.
• Jamaica
9 Jan 11
You obviously don't want to get into a tug of war with him over who is in charge!
29 Dec 10
I have this pit bull his name is John. He has been with me for seven years and their was no problem with him and my family. He is a dog that guards our house. The only thing that makes him mad is when he see's cats and try's to chase them but unfortunately for him cats are more mobile than him. He has not caught a single cat up to now.
• Jamaica
29 Dec 10
As I said, some are loving but it depends on how they are treated. They have to be trained to be loving and loyal to the owner and family and if they are mistreated they don't forgive or forget. That man must have done something to that dog for him to do that. I don't know exactly what happened.
• Jamaica
29 Dec 10
I went looking for the story and found one where a pit bull mother rescued a man from her pit bull offspring. The man was attacked by her offspring and when she saw what was happening she grabbed the other dog by the throat and pulled it off him. I have a feeling that this is the true story. My son told me about the dog attacking his owner but now I am beginning to wonder if he got it right.Pit bull and throat are there but in a totally different context, and the man was an employee and got bitten on his foot (pretty badly, possibly permanent damage). I am hoping that this is the real thing and someone didn't get killed. He has gone to bed so I will have to ask him in the morning.
• Jamaica
31 Dec 10
I checked with my son, the story he told me about was on the internet, it happened in the USA, the story I found happened here in my country. So they were 2 different Pit bull stories.
@dogsnme (1266)
• United States
31 Dec 10
That is a sad story for sure. But, pit bulls certainly get a bad rap. Any dog, if not trained or treated properly, especially with respect, can be vicious. Of course, we're not gonna feel as threatened by a vicious Chihuahua as we are by a vicious pit bull. Pit bulls are strong, aggressive dogs but it is their upbringing and the temperament of their owners that makes them, or any dog for that matter, dangerous. I have four dogs, all mixed breeds and all medium size, and they could all be dangerous dogs if I didn't treat them with respect. I can assure you, contrary to what many people believe, that dogs, or any other animal for that matter, have no understanding of or ability to show emotion or to reason. They react and behave totally by instinct. If they are treated improperly they will react in kind. The vast majority of behavior problems in domesticated dogs is a direct result of how they are treated by their owners.
• Jamaica
2 Jan 11
I had to laugh picturing the vicious Chihuahua. You are so right. How they are treated make the world of difference. I remember a story of an Alsatian that was hit by her owner. The lady was standing at the kitchen sink washing some dishes and the dog snuck up behind her and nipped her on her bottom. I laughed when they got to that part of the story but the end was pretty sad, they had her put down. I always felt that the dog was just trying to tell her something.
@kristinad (185)
• United States
31 Dec 10
there had to be a reason on why he did that dogs just don't that in less they are trained. i have a rescue pit bull who was burned and they gave him bathes in bleach to get him whiter when i got him i was pulling glass out of his leg and let me tell you he is the best dog that i have ever had he is so good with my 4yr son he sleeps in bed with us and so on. just because there are a few bad owners you can't take it out on the animals.
• Jamaica
2 Jan 11
He is such a good dog! After being treated like that you would think that he would no longer trust us humans! I am glad that you were able to take him out of his misery. Some people can be so disgustingly cruel to animals. Sometimes I wish that there was some way to make them change places with the animal that they are ill treating for even a day.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
31 Dec 10
The breed has nothing to do with it. It's behavior has to do with how the owner trained it. I have been around many pitbulls and they acted how their owners did. The ones that had nice owners were nice and the ones who had mean ones were mean. Punish the deed, not the breed. It is unfortunate what happened, but it has nothing to do with it being a pitbull. That's like saying that some white people have robbed banks before so all white people are bank robbers. It's ridiculous.
• Jamaica
31 Dec 10
Well you seem to know the dogs so I believe you. It sounds reasonable, dogs are very intelligent and can pick up behavior patterns from their owners. I think people need to be very careful how they chose their pets. If you are a miserable SOB from what you said you will have a dog that is also a miserable SOB~ and if its a Pit Bull well......
• Philippines
29 Dec 10
My Dad always wanted to adopt a Pit Bull. But then, we don't have enough room for it in our house. We already have 5 dogs in our house but they don't belong to any breeds. Our neighbors and relative just gave these dogs. Whoa! I didn't know that a Pit Bull could do that! It is indeed horrifying. I'll tell this to my Dad.
• Jamaica
29 Dec 10
That's a lot of dogs! If you are going to introduce a pit bull to that lot you would have to make up your mind to get a lot of fighting. They don't knuckle under easily and will want to challenge the current top dog.