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  1. On the Toledo story the pit bull activists are convinced the baby pulled the pit bulls ears. It’s the Baby’s fault! These pit bull people don’t believe in the traits of this dog. They have pictures of pit bulls sitting with children! Pit bulls are prey driven and unpredictable—-time to learn something pit bull owners.

  2. Pit Nutters are mad at the Toledo story – they think it paints an unfair picture pf pit bulls. Here’s what a so-called dog trainer has to say:

    Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at 8:27 p.m.

    When Holly Leach battled her roommate, whose pit bull apparently attacked her son, some viewers thought it looked like a scene from Jerry Springer.

    Viewer Amy Hines was among the pit bull owners upset with NBC 24.

    “I think it was just a family incident between two mutual friends. The dog wasn’t vicious. It was a family dog,” Hines said.

    She e-mailed NBC 24, saying she was disgusted, it was unprofessional, and that the news should give an unbiased report – show the positive side of the breed.

    So NBC 24’s Rob Packard met the dog trainer and her pit bull at Wildwood Metropark.

    “She’s my baby because I don’t have children. She lives with me, she is in my bed at night playing fetch. She’s my family,” Hines said about her pit bull.

    She believes the breed gets a bad rap because of irresponsible owners, not because the dogs are naturally vicious.

    “I think it’s the environment that’s the way they take care of their dog. I live in a different environment. This is the way I take care of my dog. My dog is going to act different,” Hines said.

  3. These pits don’t know the meaning of the word pain. Look at what they can take when they are in a pit fight, but when a baby pulls their ears it’s a reason to bite the baby? Why? Because it hurts?

    If a dog doesn’t like the way a child acts he should just get up and find another room to stay in.

  4. Wait a minute…..the pit bull bloggers are always insisting that these dogs are GREAT with children! I could quote about a thousand pit bull “experts” that say pit bulls are exceptionally patient and tolerant with children; because of their high pain threshold, they tolerate the hugging and ear pulling BETTER than other breeds. They are the “nanny’ dog”, remember? Endless on-line posts about how “my pit bull sleeps with the kids, lets them ride on his back, etc. etc.?” Why would an ear tug cause the “nanny dog” to grab a child by the face?

    So which is it? If the breed is so tolerant, why are so many children attacked with little or no provocation? Why do some pit bull “experts” recommmend that the dogs are NOT a good choice for families with small children? The pit bull PR machine stumbles when trying to explain away vicious attacks; if there is no problem with the breed, why so many incidents?

  5. The pit bull ‘Nanny Dogs’ kills more children than all other breeds combined.

    That’s a pretty impressive resume when selecting a breed for babysitting duties, ain’t it?

  6. Whats missed in the article is that Pit Bulls are declared legally viscious dogs in Ohio via statute. These two nutballs were legally forewarned by the law.

    “The it’s just a dog” argument doesn’t work there.

  7. The term “nanny dog” was coined in Great Britain were the dogs are now banned.

  8. Great Britain has only banned American Pit Bull Terriers NOT Staffordshire Terriers, (very close cousins and some would say, the SAME dog). Staffordshire Terriers are the original “nanny” dogs.

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