"If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went"~Will Rogers

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

When little dogs attack.....

Leaves!
http://www.buzzfeed.com/awesomer/15-dogs-attacking-leaves

Officer keeps paralyzed dog, graduates a second

http://www.kare11.com/news/article/977315/396/Officer-keeps-paralyzed-dog-graduates-a-second

SC Judge: Jury to Decide Dog Mauling Death Charges

http://www.wltx.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=188502

And of course anything gets turned into Pit related

http://www.facebook.com/HillsPetUS/posts/414845545205003?comment_id=4994778&offset=0&total_comments=24

Meth lab gone, no need for dog

http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/local/east-volusia/2012/05/26/dog-left-at-burned-trailer.html

Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department to enforce vicious dog requirements

http://www.lcsun-news.com/dona_ana_news/ci_20711231/do-241-ana-county-sheriffs-department-enforce-vicious?source=rss

Legal beagle! Seeing-Eye dog helps law student get her degree

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/legal-beagle-seeing-eye-dog-helps-law-student-degree-article-1.1085020?localLinksEnabled=false

Dog Jokes

http://www.yuksrus.com/animals_dogs.html

The Stranger-Bibles Good for Something

http://www.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2012/03/03/bibles-good-for-something&view=comments

Blog Post

http://thisisindexed.com/2008/09/that-old-ladys-face-looks-delicious/

I'll Have Another Horse Triple Crown: Mario Gutierrez Key to Historic Win

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1193568-ill-have-another-horse-triple-crown-mario-gutierrez-key-to-historic-win

Blog Post

The ATTS test cited is NOT a test given to evaluate dogs as safe family companions...it is a test that evaluates working drive in dogs. It is used primarily to evaluate dogs for bitework/protection sports like shutzhund and french ring. It does not test for dog/dog aggresion, the most common temperament problem in pit bulls. Dogs can fail NOT because they are aggressive, but because they fail the tracking portion of the test by refusing to walk across wire grating. Schutzhund trained dogs are allowed an aggressive response to the "threatening stranger", and guarding/fighting breeds can fail if they back away fearfully from the threatening stranger.....they can fail for not being aggressive enough.

Good Forum Post About Pits as Police Dogs



I think the qualifier here should be...... how common are pit bulls in law enforcement? The answer is that pit bulls have never been used by law enforcement agencies for police work in any substantial numbers, and the few dogs cited have been outliers. The Law Dogs program started by Diane Jessup shut down years ago, as there was little demand or interest from law enforcement agencies for pit bulls. The most common dogs used by police and military operations are GSD and Belgian Malinois. As a previous poster noted, beagles are the most common dogs used for agricultural detection work in airports.

Also note that there is a difference between a police canine and a detection dog...the small handful of pit bulls that have been used by law enforcement agencies have been detection dogs, similar the the beagles used for detection work.

The dogs used for police and military work come from breeding programs which are carefully selecting dogs for specific traits that make them suitable for this type of work....high drive, intelligent, low fear, and healthy...which means free from commono genetic diseases like HD, etc. It costs a lot of money to train, screen, and develop these dogs, and many still don't make the cut. There needs to be enough genetic material available, from suitable dogs, to maintain the health of the dogs, which is why some programs are importing dogs from overseas to keep the gene pools diverse and viable, and avoid too much inbreeding.

Pit bulls have never, and will never, be used in any significant way, in police work....the dogs are simply not being bred for these purposes, and the very small number of ethical hobby breeders existing couldn't produce dogs with the right qualities in any meaningful numbers. Terriers, in general, are not well suited for this work, because of their general lack of biddability and independent, often stubborn, temperaments.

When Vicious Dogs Attack

http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/NC-Raleigh-Cameron-Court-1447867.html

FOLLOWUP: After Surgeries, Pit Bull Victim Finally ‘Getting Her Smile Back’

http://b-townblog.com/2012/05/25/followup-after-surgeries-burien-pit-bull-victim-finally-getting-her-smile-back/

Neighbors upset over Pit Bull attack

http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/news/neighbors-upset-over-pitbull-attack/nPFJG/

Liverpool boy, 12, mauled in suspected pit bull attack

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2012/05/26/liverpool-boy-12-mauled-in-suspected-pit-bull-attack-100252-31048124/

Janet said: “The family said it was an Argentinian pit bull but we don’t know for sure because it has disappeared.
“We thought they would have had it put down but I found out last Saturday that it has gone missing.

Wow! The dog has gone missing! What a surprise!

Activist visits pregnant mom mauled by dogs

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Activist_visits_pregnant_mom_mauled_by_dogs-154311625.html

"Out of concern for her welfare, the TTCA wanted to see how she was doing." Bullshit!

WALTHAMSTOW: Man arrested over dog attack

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/whereilive/localheadlines/9728067.WALTHAMSTOW__Man_arrested_over_dog_attack/

Dog ‘shaken like a rag doll' by Staffordshire bull terrier

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9727472.Dog____shaken_like_a_rag_doll__by_Staffordshire_bull_terrier/?action=complain&cid=10417468

Sheriff: 2 pit bull mixes seized after attack on livestock

http://www.wnem.com/story/18628382/pitbull-mix-dogs-seized-after-allegedly-attacking-livestock?clienttype=printable

Pensacola woman awarded $643K four years after pit bull attack

http://www.pnj.com/article/20120526/NEWS01/305260021/-643K-dog-attack-suit

Man says dog in attack was vicious

http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/crime/man-says-dog-in-attack-was-vicious

Pit bulls are number one breed coming into Roanoke's dog pound

http://www2.wsls.com/news/2012/may/25/pit-bulls-are-number-one-breed-coming-roanokes-dog-ar-1943547/

Well let's see...one thing is that they are very over bred, especially given the high numbers in shelters..also people that believe the hype that they are a good family dog(without doing their research to see if it's the right dog for them) find out soon enough and then contribute to the ever growing population in the shelters.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Pit Bull attacks child

http://www.cbs58.com/news/local-news/Pit-Bull-attacks-child-154168865.html

Mom faces child endangerment charge for dog bite

http://www.katv.com/story/18624718/mom-faces-child-endangerment-charge-for-dog-bite

Dog walker mauled stopping fight at Kenley Aerodrome

http://www.thisiscroydontoday.co.uk/Dog-walker-mauled-stopping-fight-Kenley-Aerodrome/story-16183349-detail/story.html

OT-Heartbreaking picture of toddlers being carried out of house after they were suffocated 'by their mother enraged by husband's affair'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2149733/Stacey-Smalls-Heartbreaking-picture-toddlers-carried-house-suffocated-mother.html

Ya know, this has begun to be a regular occurrence...parents killing their kids and then trying to off themselves(sometimes succeeding, sometimes not). If, for whatever reason, you feel the need to "check out" go right ahead! But leave the innocent children behind....safe and sound.

Toddler Bitten in the Face by 175-Pound Dog

http://www.startribune.com/local/stpaul/154064445.html

http://www.twincities.com/stpaul/ci_20709518/st-paul-170-pound-dog-bit-girl-head?source=rss
Second time this dog has bit a child.

"In the past they were used especially as a fighting dog." Same kind of dog that killed Diane Whipple.
"Breeders warn that Presa Canarios should not be wrestled with nor allowed to play tug-of-war games in which they grab rags and shake their heads vigorously. Such activities, in the words of breeder Tracy Hennings, can "build up the dog's bite drive."

Blog Post

http://www.arfanage.com/animal-shelters/pitbull-attacks-female-animal-control-officer

Sheep killing dogs shot dead

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/local/sheep-killing-dogs-shot-dead-1-4583248

Attacked terrier needs surgery

http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/6986053/Attacked-terrier-needs-surgery

Another savage dog attack at Batehaven

http://www.batemansbaypost.com.au/news/local/news/general/another-savage-dog-attack-at-batehaven/2569197.aspx

Elderly Man Attacked By Pet Owner

http://www.turnto23.com/news/31110593/detail.html

Man in jail after pit bull attack

http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/news/story.aspx?id=758005

Pit Bull Attacks Toddler at Park in Anaheim

http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-pit-bull-attack-anaheim,0,7479553.story

Man recovers after pit bull attack (video)

http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2012/may/24/ep_dog_bite_follow_052512_177519/?news&local-news

"Not once did the dog growl. Even when it had 20-year-old Paul Alderete II by the neck."

"All owners need to clearly heed to Mr. Countryman's statements. He thought he "knew" the dog, all appearances are that he was a very responsible owner." I totally agree with this comment. Never be lulled into a false sense of security about any dog.

Owner says dog attack wasn't dog's fault

http://www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/region/anne_arundel_county_/owner-says-dog-attack-wasnt-dogs-fault

WTF! Typical pitty owner! If this boy was riding his bike on PUBLIC property, he had a right to go anywhere. If you can't control/contain your dogs so people are safe on PUBLIC property, then it is your fault! You can't tell someone they can't be on PUBLIC property because you are a crappy dog owner than can't handle your dogs.
Where's Judge Milian when you need her:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToWrXvheg5s

OBA: 'Don't lift pit bull ban'

http://bermudasun.bm/main.asp?SectionID=24&SubSectionID=270&ArticleID=58699

Ventura council approves pit bull ordinance

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2012/may/23/ventura-council-approves-pit-bull-ordinance/

Owners speak out after dog attacks, kills smaller dog

http://www.wlky.com/news/local-news/indiana-news/Owners-speak-out-after-dog-attacks-kills-smaller-dog/-/9718538/14157956/-/eikwbdz/-/index.html

"He said this incidents is a good example of why people should know the backgrounds of animals before fostering or adopting."

East Side man, 63, bitten by pit bulls running loose

http://www.buffalonews.com/city/communities/east-side/article872167.ece

http://www.buffalonews.com/city/police-courts/police-blotter/article872744.ece

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Alligators and drugs not an uncommon combination

http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/region_north_cincinnati/lebanon/alligators-and-drugs-not-an-uncommon-combination

"But if McCants was using the gators for protection, he'd be relying more on myth than reality.

"They're absolutely all bark and no bite," Oxier said. "People would go, '...I'm not going anywhere near that alligator,' but they're actually very docile animals, not prone to attack humans at all."

You would almost think it was a pitty person talking about a pit bull!

Aggressive dog released amid troopers shot but survives

http://www.adn.com/2012/05/23/2476990/aggressive-dog-released-amid-troopers.html#storylink=rss

Students rally around sick Southaven service dog

http://www.wmctv.com/story/18609061/students-rally-around-service-dog-in-southaven

Dogs attack girl walking to school in Lakeside

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/may/23/dogs-attack-girl-walking-to-school-in-lakeside/

Girl, 4, bitten in face by dog in Homewood

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/girl-4-bit-face-dog-homewood/nPCjg/

No link between aggressive dog breeds, delinquent owners: study

http://www.vancouversun.com/life/link+between+aggressive+breeds+delinquent+owners+study/6666347/story.html

Dog bites into spray can; explosion ignites kitchen fire (VIDEO)

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/dog-bites-exploding-spray-paint-ignites-kitchen-fire-171334142.html

Dog shot after attacking two people and killing cat in suburban West Palm Beach

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime/dog-shot-after-attacking-two-people-and-killing-2371127.html

New animal ordinance is approved

http://www.thewesternnews.com/news/article_7eeadcbc-a443-11e1-b6c8-0019bb2963f4.html

Calaveras tightens up dog laws

http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120523/A_NEWS/205230323

Boy viciously attacked by own pet pit bull

http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/18598870/2012/05/22/boy-viciously-attacked-by-own-pet-pit-bull

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Judge to consider motions regarding dog that killed baby

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/may/21/judge-consider-motions-concerning-dog-killed-baby/

Victim: Cops MIA for hours after pit bull attack

http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/fairfield_cty/victim-cops-mia-for-5-hours-after-pit-bull-attack

Pit bull ordered quarantined after dogfight

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120522/NEWS01/705229961&source=RSS

Pet pitbull attack sends man to hospital

http://trib.com/news/pet-pitbull-attack-sends-man-to-hospital/article_226e5d2a-b9e9-5131-b4ae-43387b95484b.html

Terryville woman bit by Pit Bull

http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/litchfield_cty/terryville-woman-bit-by-pit-bull

3-year-old attacked by pitt bull in the Bronx

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_york&id=8672519&rss=rss-wabc-article-8672519

Roanoke Police officer bitten by pit bull, dog eventually killed

http://www2.wsls.com/news/2012/may/22/roanoke-police-officer-bitten-pit-bull-dog-eventua-ar-1934707/

Prince William to queen's dogs: Stop yer yapping!

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2012/05/prince-william-to-queens-dogs-stop-yer-yapping/1?csp=34life&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+usatoday-LifeTopStories+%28Life+-+Top+Stories%29

Facebook: The Perfect Place to Disown Your Crappy Relatives

http://jezebel.com/5912218/facebook-the-perfect-place-to-disown-your-crappy-relatives?utm_source=Jezebel+Newsletter&utm_campaign=e5f9042895-UA-142218-20&utm_medium=email

Animal Control decides to put down dog that bit boy

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/animal-control-decides-put-down-dog-bit-boy/nPB4L/

Pit bull put down after Lowell attack

http://www.lowellsun.com/local/ci_20679412/pit-bull-put-down-after-lowell-attack

Dog killed by pit bull at soccer game

http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/crime/dog-killed-by-pit-bull-at-soccer-game

WTF! The dog that killed the other dog given back to the owner! I hope the owners of the other dog at least take this pit owner to civil court.

Victim, 65, in serious condition at hospital after pitbull attack in Syracuse

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2012/05/victim_65_in_serious_condition.html

SPD: Officer shoots loose pit bull

http://www2.highlandstoday.com/news/highlands-news/2012/may/22/lainsido1-spd-officer-shoots-loose-pit-bull-ar-406339/

If pit bulls weren't dangerous, owners wouldn't fear being held liable for their behavior

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/readersrespond/bs-ed-pit-bulls-20120522,0,6230652.story

Disagreeable People Prefer Aggressive Dogs, Study Suggests

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120522084326.htm

Monday, May 21, 2012

Vicious dogs attack boy

http://kfor.com/2012/05/21/vicious-dogs-attack-boy/

So aggressive

http://dogrescuerslife.blogspot.com/2012/05/so-aggressive.html

Woman in stable condition after being attacked by pit bulls

http://www.wltz.com/story/18574669/woman-in-stable-condition-after-being-attacked-by-pitbulls

Pit bull jumps from 2nd story window and attacks lab

http://www.nbc12.com/story/18575779/pit-bull-jumps-from-2nd-story-window-and-attacks-lab

Pit owner in total denial.

Regina police shoot dog, charge owner

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/05/21/sk-dog-shot.html

Victim talks about deadly Pit Bull attack

http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/new_haven_cty/victim-talks-about-deadly-pit-bull-attack

Pit bull attacks seeing-eye dog in Royal Oak

http://www.dailytribune.com/article/20120521/NEWS01/120529933/pit-bull-attacks-seeing-eye-dog-in-royal-oak

Dogs fatally shot near Ellicott

http://www.gazette.com/articles/dogs-138939-shot-society.html

Postal Worker Attacked By 2 Dogs

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/31093696/detail.html

To shoot or not to shoot? When police fire at family pets

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/shoot-or-not-shoot-when-police-fire-family-pets/nPBFw/

Maybe if people would be responsible and ensure their dog doesn't just "somehow" get loose, there wouldn't be this problem.

Rethinking dog domestication by integrating genetics,archeology, and biogeography

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/05/15/1203005109.full.pdf+html?sid=5618cb89-ff91-42a3-9b30-b5a93ff263e1

Waterbury Considers Aggressive Dog Policies

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Waterbury-Considers-Aggressive-Dog-Policies-152300525.html

Letter to the Editor

http://www.ironmountaindailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/534752/How-do-you-know-.html?nav=5111

Pit bulls attack jack russell

http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/6961827/Pit-bulls-attack-jack-russell

I'm glad to see the attacking dogs owner was responsible in not only agreeing to have her dogs put down but paying the victim dog vet bills.

Please save us from dog owners like this!

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120520223349AAXBAlC

Owner’s appeal after dog attacked

http://www.scarborougheveningnews.co.uk/news/local/owner-s-appeal-after-dog-attacked-1-4568422

Man fights for life after dog attack on Brighton beach

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/9278324/Man-fights-for-life-after-dog-attack-on-Brighton-beach.html

Nanny crocodile

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2147163/Saltwater-crocodile-called-Jugular-goes-sale-family-pet--hes-sure-away-burglars.html

Blog Post

http://17barks.blogspot.com/2012/05/nanny-dogs.html

Boy, 2, hospitalized after dog bites him

http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/652490_Boy--2--hospitalized-after-dog-bites-him.html

Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another arrives at Belmont Park

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/othersports/2018251974_digs21.html?syndication=rss

Stray dogs maul woman in north Mobile County

http://blog.al.com/live/2012/05/stray_dogs_maul_woman_in_north.html

Renters Taking Advantage Of Assistance Animal Regulations

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Renters_Taking_Advantage_of_Assistance_Animal_Regulations_152237255.html

Alleged pit bull attack frightens dog owner

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120521/NEWS01/705219913&source=RSS

Skokie considers stricter law after 3 dog-on-dog attacks

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-skokie-dog-ordinance-0518-20120521,0,5032375.story

"Counard said that the proposed ordinance is not designed to target pit bulls specifically and added that it is likely a coincidence that pit bulls were involved in the three deadly dog-on-dog attacks." Ya, just a coincidence my ass.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Pit Bulls, Vicious or not?

http://www.hometownstations.com/story/18566559/pit-bulls-vicious-or-not

When horses attack!

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=dea_1337514583

Pit Bull Attack Draws Crowd, Cop Gunshots

http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/pit_bull_attack_draws_crowd_cop_gunshots

"About an hour and a half earlier, Officer Fitzgerald had seen the pit bull, on the loose and acting wild, on Whalley Avenue. At the time it had eluded her. Now she and the other cops and the crowd watched the pit bull continue to tear at its dead prey."

"Some in the crowd called out criticisms that the police hadn’t tased the dog." NO! The dog killed a poor elderly womans dog. This dog needed to be shot. The cops did the right thing.

Dogs killing Babies

http://www.scribd.com/doc/94140724/Dogs-Killing-Babies

Man defends shooting dog caring for pups

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/man-defends-shooting-dog-caring-for-pups-152136425.html?device=mobile

I'm surprised he didn't shoot the dogs when they killed his dog.

Cravendesires Blog Post

http://cravendesires.blogspot.com/2012/05/nanny-dogs.html

Insurance Claims, County Regulations Up Ante In Dog Biting Cases

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/05/19/insurance-claims-county-regulations-up-ante-in-dog-biting-cases/