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Old April 1 2013, 02:21 PM   #30
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Re: Georgia toddler mauled to death by family's pack of dogs

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I have long advocated for the extinction of this Frankensteinian breed of dog.
Pit bulls are generally more docile than other breeds the same size. The reason that you hear about so many bad ones are (aside from media knowing people will read it) that pits are fight dogs, taught (not bred) to be aggressive and have such a strong jaw that IF they are agressive, they're going to fuck someone's world up.

Chow's are worse, but since they're so weak comparatively you don't hear about what they do.
Agreed. The problem lies with the owners, not the breed.
Exactly. I'm so sorry this child died because the adults didn't "notice" a toddler went missing. Seriously? As a parent, when my children were young they were never out of my sight. Over protective? Maybe I conceed that.

In this case, I don't question the breed as much as the number of dogs the family owns. Granted, I don't know their particular situation, but I'd think it would be hard to properly socialize 9 dogs without specialized training and/or experience.
Large breed dogs in a pack, is IMO, a recipe for a disaster. In the practice I work for, we have all types of animals seen. When working with larger dogs such as PB's or GSD, Mastiff's ect, we use more than one tech to handle them, and we muzzle the animal as well. I've been bitten, scratched and semi-mauled by dogs that fear or aggressive bite. In every case, the owner was shocked that their pet was biting.
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