"Aggression" isn't the problem. The problem is the DAMAGE pit bulls do when they attack. Furthermore, ALL serious dog attacks are reported. In fact, serious dog attacks involving non-pit bulls are more widely-reported than those involving pit bulls because they are rare. Last year, the most widely-reported serious dog attacks in the US were the retriever-mix that killed the baby in South Carolina, the husky that murdered the newborn in Pennsylvania, and the big, ugly mastiff in Nevada that killed the little boy on his 1st birthday. The most widely-reported attack in England last year was the Jack Russell terrier that killed an infant. And it is NOT "how they are raised and trained." Dogs are products of their breeding and the majority of pit bulls involved in human fatalities have been raised from puppies and have never been mistreated or "trained" to fight! Radcliffe Robins, DVM and animal behaviorist, says: "Temperament is 100% genetic; it is inherited, and fixed at the moment of the dog’s fertilization/conception/
birth. Temperament in the dog cannot be eliminated nor transformed from one type to another. It cannot change during the dog’s lifetime. It is the permanent mental/neurological characteristic of the individual dog. Environment, socialization or training can MODIFY the expression of an individual dog’s temperament, but they cannot transform it nor eliminate it. The dog will die with the temperament with which it was born."--JANE CLARKE
American Bulldogs were once called American Pit Bulldogs until the two obscure hog dogging registries - NKC and ARF - rebranded them once the pit maulings started escalating. The "AMERICAN" Bulldog is the reconstituted original English Bullbaiting Bulldog that Pit Bulls descended from. They were allowed to go extinct in England when the bull baiters had to switch to dog fighting to stay ahead of the law. In some circles, it is thought that Colby Pit Bull Blood was used to recreate them. Changing names and rebranding to create confusion and to stay ahead of the law is common through Bully Breed history - like a felon using an alias.....Vintage
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
HEMET CA - 2 LOOSE PIT BULLS ATTACKED A WOMAN AND HER DACHSHUND - THE DACHSHUND WAS KILLED
UPDATE: A WOMAN WHO HAD HEARD OF THE ATTACK SPOTTED THE OTHER PIT BULL AND COAXED IT INTO HER GARAGE AND CALLED AUTHORITIES.
A woman was attacked and her beloved pet dachshund was killed by 2 loose PIT BULLS in the parking lot of the Seven Hills golf course on Pepper Tree Drive on Monday night. The woman was treated at a local emergency room for puncture wounds, scrapes and abrasions. One of the Pit Bulls was captured and the other ran off and the owners have not come forward.
The attack came on the eve of a decision by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors to instruct County staff members to draft an ordinance requiring that Pit Bulls and Pit Bull Mixes be spayed and neutered.
ON FEBRUARY 8, A 91-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS KILLED BY 2 PIT BULLS IN A HEMET MOTEL ROOM. ON MARCH 5, A 76-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS SEVERELY MAULED BY A PIT BULL WHILE WALKING.