Pedestrian feels lucky to suffer only small bite wound
People don't realize that ANY dog can be aggressive or vicious. My pit bull is
one of the best dogs I have ever owned. The only time a story is made about a
dog bite is when it is dealing with Pit Bulls. I think it would be insane if Pit
Bulls were banned. Just because their bites are stronger then any other dogs
does not mean they shouldn't be able to have a life just like any other dog. It
doesn't mean they will bite. It really does just depend on the owner of the dog.
Any dog, literally, can be vicious and run off and bite someone. So should we
just ban ALL dogs?
Any dog (pit bull or rottweiler or any others) that can pass the good citizen
canine testing should be allowed to be family pets and should not be in the
aggressive or vicious dog category regrldless of breed. Any dog can be trained
and be socialized to the community appropriately. Bad owners give good dogs a
bad name. I make sure my dogs can pass this test to assure the public they are
I, too, thought bites were bites, get over it. Dogs do that. Then I was invited
to a neighbor's and got attacked by their german shepherd. If the dog had
attacked their 8-year old son, he would have had stitches. I'm an adult and it
was still a horrible experience. As I was the third attack in a week, they gave
the dog back to its original owner. No love lost there.
Too many, many pit bull owners ARE irresponsible. And a lot of other breed
owners, too. But some breeds ARE more agressive and dangerous than others. And
when a child is seriously harmed or dead, it doesn't really matter whether you
blame the dog or the owner. Some breeds of dogs are not bred to be family pets
and shouldn't be, even though individual ones can be lovely.Pit bulls and
rottys really don't belong in urban neighborhoods. Since we can't license dog
owners or prevent stupidity, let's not allow dangerous dogs in neighborhoods.
I know, I know, it is not the breed of dog, just the way they are trained or
treated... or it is just the irresponsible owner. All true. But also true is
the bite force of a pit bull vs any other dog on earth. The breed should be
banned, period. To continue to allow this breed in an urban area is like
allowing the ownership of a tamed lion in a neighborhood and then hoping it
never gets loose and forgets it's good training.
RE: lpfyour comment about these dogs being vicious is obsurd. You
need to change it to irresponsible dog "owners" should be outlawed. It doesn't
matter what kind of dog it is, the owners are responsible to teach and train
them. I have seen many small dogs ie: chihuahuas show more aggressive behaviors.
I have had several breeds of dogs over the years and I can honestly say my pit
bull has just as good of social skills as any of them (sheltie, lhasa apso,
labrador, Rat Terrier)Harley is more gentle with the grandkids than any of
them. SO before you bad mouth the dogs, think hard about the stupid owners
that have not been responsible for their pets.
It would of turned in to an attack,if the guy would of ran. Just think if it was
a child do you think with two pit bulls and one lab that the child would of even
had a chance! why do you think that attacks with a pit bull are in the paper all
the time? dont you think it's because these dogs are dangerous and should be out
Wow... calm down... a guy got bit by a dog and they wrote a story about it. I'm
trying to feel bad for the warm, fuzzy pit bulls with PR problems, but sorry--I
The word attack hardly describes this incident. This man was not attacked by a
pit bull he was bitten by a pit bull. If you have ever seen a dog attack, you
would know there is a huge difference. I am bitterly dissapointed in Deseret
news. I feel that they used these words to sensationalize the story to get
people to read it. The damage that is done when the media does this is huge and
hard for responsible pit bull owners to reverse. What we have here is a case of
irresponsible dog owners. All of the dogs should be taken from their owners and
placed in the care of people who are ready to take care of them properly. People
get minor dog bites like this every day, I was bitten much worse by a stray
maltese as a child, my bite actually required stiches but I don't remember that
dog being impounded or put down and this event certainly did not make a big
article in a major newspaper. Why is it that that the media insists on
demonizing what can be a truly wonderful breed of dog? Punish the owners with
your words not the dogs!