Friday, May 28, 2010
Front cover and anti-BSL article in Atomic Dogg, Winter 2010, Issue 12.
Parents Adored Pits
UPDATE 05/29/10: It was also revealed on Friday that the child's parents were pit bull aficionados. According to the Press-Enterprise, though the blinds were drawn at the family's home on Friday, pasted in a front window of the home was a sticker for Atomic Dogg Magazine, a magazine devoted to the "American Bully Breed," which is a pit bull characterized by a stocky body and oversized head, or as Kinneman pit bull kennels states, "built to have the look of a buff athlete."1
The blinds were drawn Friday and no one answered the door at Nathan's house. Jim Keller said the family was with relatives. The driveway, smeared with dried blood where the mauling occurred, painted the grim story. A Red Flyer wagon and Little Tikes tricycle languished a few feet away. Nearby lay a torn, blood-stained T-shirt that said: "You can move a mountain. You can't budge a dog."05/28/10: Pit Bull Was New to Home
Pasted in a front window is a sticker for Atomic Dog, a magazine dedicated to the "bully breed" -- pit bulls. Only one of the dogs attacked Nathan, but city animal control has impounded both for 10-day quarantine before deciding their fates, Robertson said. -The Press-Enterprise, May 28, 2010
New information has been released about the death of 2-year old Nathan Aguirre. According to San Bernardino police Sgt. Gary Robertson, the toddler lived with his father, Raul Aguirre Ramirez, mother, Kitziha Navarro, 8-year old brother and the two family pit bulls. The dog that killed the child, a 17-month old2 male pit bull, had only been with the family for three months. The parents got the dog from a person in Muscoy. No other details were provided about the person.
Prior to the attack, the boy had been riding his tricycle in the backyard when his father stepped away briefly. The mom, who was in the house, then came out to check on the child. She found the toddler in the pit bull's mouth. The mother grabbed her son, ran into the house and notified authorities. San Bernardino police called the incident a "tragic accident," just as San Bernardino County Sheriff's officials did after a family pit bull killed 3-year old Omar Martinez in January.
05/28/10: Victim: 2-Year Old Nathan Aguirre
San Bernardino, CA - A 2-year old boy, terribly mauled by a family pit bull Thursday, died at 1:18 am this morning according to coroner's officials. Yesterday, the child was rushed to Loma Linda University Medical Center in near death condition. In an earlier report, an eyewitness said the child was playing in his backyard when the pit bull "snapped" and attacked the boy. Authorities took two pit bulls from the family home, but only one participated in the attack.
2010 U.S. Dog Bite Fatalities: January 1 to May 28
Thus far in 2010, 13 U.S. citizens have suffered death due to serious dog bite injury. Of these victims, 8 (62%) were killed by pit bulls and include: Omar Martinez, 3-years old (Apple Valley, CA), Johnny Wilson, 56-years old (Chicago, IL), Anastasia Bingham, 5-years old (Terry, MI), Christine Staab, 37-years old (Philadelphia, PA), Jane Doe, 5-days old (Conyers, GA), Ethel Horton, 65-years old (Lucknow, SC), Thomas Carter Jr., 7-days old (New Port Richey, FL) and Nathan Aguirre.
21.5 to 2-years old is when pit bulls reach maturity and begin to do what they were bred to do: grab ahold of things and shake it until it's dead. Many serious attacks occur when a pit bull is in this age range.
01/12/10: 2010 Fatality: Pet Pit Bull Kills 3-Year Old Boy in Apple Valley
10/27/09: 2009 Fatality: 19-Month Old Boy Killed by Pit Bull-Mix at Babysitter's Home
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| 5/28/2010 1:57 PM |
San Bernardino is full of pits, they are everywhere, running the streets. Unless you have been there, you can't imagine how bad it is. Keep in mind that San Bernardino is the largest county in the country, 22,000 sq. miles, mostly isolated. The scumbags and criminals gather there. Fontana is home to Hell's Angels. That may soon change however will all the maulings and deaths they have had from pits.
| 5/28/2010 2:37 PM |
Police say Nathan Aguirre was riding his tricycle and playing with his father in the backyard Thursday night when the father went inside and the boy was mauled one of the family's two pit bulls. The toddler died Friday at a hospital. Sgt. Gary Robertson says the boy's mother walked into the backyard and saw him in the dog's mouth and screamed. Robertson says the dog dropped the boy, the mom grabbed him and ran in the house to call for help.
| 5/28/2010 9:23 PM |
OMG, a pit from Muscoy? Go into Muscoy at night, no streetlights at all, and you will hear the pit fights everywhere. Cockfighting too. Muscoy is known for pit bulls, mean pit bulls. Even the ACO's are scared to go into Muscoy.
Dark, San Bernardino does have a high number of pit attacks. The largest portion of SB is criminals trying to get away from society. If you ride down the street, you will see more pits than you can shake a stick at. At one time the pit population at the Devore shelter was over 65%. San Bernardino has worked hard to get the pits altered at least and now the population at the shelter on pits has dropped. Something may be in the works there.
| 5/29/2010 11:06 AM |
In my experience, they were good dogs and well-cared for," Jim Keller said.
"Pasted in a front window is a sticker for Atomic Dog, a magazine dedicated to the "bully breed" -- pit bulls"
what a surprise, a pit nutter.
| 5/29/2010 12:09 PM |
I know the magazine; it focuses on the "American Bully" breed, which is a modified pit bull and still unrecognized by the AKC and UKC. The only club that does recognize it is the American Bully Kennel Club (Mission Hills, CA). The bully trend seems to have spawned from Southern California.
I wonder if the offending dog had Razors Edge or Gotti blood? These hefty, squat pit bulls are not cheap. Such bloodlines run $2,500-3,500. The pit bull in the video clip, however, looked more like a fat pit bull than a "bully" whose head size is larger. For instance, the "Bra’tac" dog's head on MrPitBull.com looks like it belongs on a mastiff.
| 5/30/2010 12:11 AM |
I believe it is Atomic DOGG magazine, and this is another business run by the owners of the American Bully Kennel Club ABKC
Craven Desires, your site has the lowdown on this whole breeding scene, Atomic Dogg, the ABKC, and participants in this scene. I thought this sounded familiar.
The full story on these dogs and their breeders is at https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4325894281523642428&postID=2552166070268340704&isPopup=true
| 5/30/2010 12:13 AM |
If you read through https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4325894281523642428&postID=2552166070268340704&isPopup=true you will see that the breeders of these dogs advertise them as having "high prey drive and fiery temperaments"
I was reminded of that by a comment left.
| 5/30/2010 12:18 AM |
Eukanuba and Animal Planet have sponsored "dog shows" by these dog breeders, despite the fact that their breeders advertise them as aggressive.
If you look at the information on craven desire's comments blog entry, some of these ABKC breeders appear to work for Eukanuba, and are getting money directed to their personal interests.
Tia Torres of Villalobos pit bull rescue is also taking money from these breeders and ABKC (as stated by ABKC on their website) and is pictured posing with these breeders.
| 5/30/2010 11:48 AM |
The Mugleston's Pit Bull Farm is producing these dogs to be over a 100 lbs. They even list the "head size" measurements. At the height of 22.5 inches, Goliath, is 142 lbs!
| 5/30/2010 7:25 PM |
fancier defined by colby and jessup
p39 Colby's Book of the American Pit bull Terrier by Louis B Colby and Diane Jessup
Into the era trotted the Pit Bull at his master's heels. He definitely had a following with fighters, but he was also a darling of soldiers, firemen, loggers, and others who enjoyed his rough-and-tumble good looks and bravado. Dog shows were just becoming popular, and the new concept of breeding to a physical standard of appearance rather than for useful purposes was just beginning to have a negative effect on the intelligence and soundness of the working and sporting breeds. The white Bull Terrier, strictly a show breed, was also gaining popularity. It was considered very fashionable indeed for a young gentleman to be seen about town with either a fighting cock under his arm or a pit bull at his heels. The more genteel of the men kept the fashionable show Bull Terrier while, as usual, the Pit Bull found more favor with the true fancier and the working man.
translation: the pit bull was the preferred dog of the lower class and dog fighter riff raff.
| 6/04/2010 11:27 PM |
I found out that this is in the City of San Bernardino, not the county. The police are the ones calling this an accident, not the sheriff's department. Probably half the police department there owns pits.