Monday, February 11, 2008
Tauranga, NZ - Police said the girl had been introduced to the dog, a five-year-old Staffie Mastiff cross, by its handler. She had patted the dog, who had been tied to a tree. The dog had then become aggressive, broke loose and ran after her, taking her to the ground. After suffering bites to her ribs, arms, elbow and shoulder, the girl was taken to Tauranga Hospital.
DigsBite.org mentions a video created by Randall Lockwood from the ASPCA that states a relevant fact about fighting breeds, which includes the American Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier and their mixes:
"These were animals that simply had never learned to distinguish between another dog and a small human being. And the injuries that I've seen, and some of the autopsies that I've assisted, where of children who were essentially being treated by these dogs as another dog might be treated."Enough said about dogs with fighting genes.
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