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5 thoughts on “2011 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull-Type Dog Kills 11-Month Old Child During July 4th Gathering

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  1. American Bulldog DBRFs 2005 to Present

    Violet Serenity Haaker
    3-years old | Ocala, FL
    February 20, 2010
    Killed at her mother’s breeding operation, that produced dogs with champion hog dog pedigrees all over the south.

    Kathleen Jeanette Doyle
    90 years old | Phoenix, AZ
    July 26, 2009
    Neighbor’s American “Pit” Bulldog

    Cheryl Harper
    56-years old | Livingston, MI
    September 13, 2007
    Neighbor’s 4 American Pit-Bulldogs

    Edward Gierlach
    91-years old | Livingston, MI
    September 13, 2007
    Neighbor’s 4 American Pit-Bulldogs

    Tori Whitehurst
    4-years old | Phoenix, AZ
    November 5, 2007
    American Bulldog that had been adopted 3 months earlier and passed multiple temperment tests

    Boyd W. Fiscus
    83-years old | Morgan County, IN
    July 1, 2005
    American bulldogs (2), Mastiff
    Border collie

  2. Amazing, lillyann completely missed a point she made, the neighbors dog hasn't harmed the 2 year old despite the child causing it some aggrivation. That dog obviously wasn't bred with a fight reflex that can suddenly erupt. If the small dog did "turn" then in all likelyhood it would nip the child, maybe even draw some blood and cause a lot of crying, but the dog wouldn't require the police to shoot it inside the home because it stayed aggitated and the baby would be very much alive.

  3. When I was young I often cared for a terrier type dog and we played a lot. I'd flop them on their back and we'd rough house like the boys we were.

    The dog was very adamant however to not let me poke his stubby tail or try to grab it. He would not bark or lunge, but he would carefully push my hand aside with his nose and give a small poof. That was his only aggravation.

    I cared for the dog periodically for at least four years. If I had tried that with a pit type dog I'm sure I would have been dead.

  4. I also find it amazing that this lillyann person prioritized the dog who was rightfully killed for killing a human baby. These kinds of people should be banned from deciding laws and regulation.

  5. I was visiting a friend that has an American Bulldog. The dog growled at me several times and snapped at me once. I thought little of that until reading some things on this site. I was lucky. Aggression is a prelude to a bite, or worse. I won't be visiting there again.

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