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15 thoughts on “2022 Dog Bite Fatality: Hockley County Man Found Dead in his Driveway was Killed by Pit Bull-Type Dogs

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  1. It sounds like Mr. Woods was getting ready to go to work or returning home. Or he was out for an early morning walk, given the current heat wave in Texas near 100 degrees.

    Found in his driveway, he may have been attacked within only minutes after going outdoors or getting out of his car

    Once more, it appears a pack of marauding loose dogs has claimed another victim.

    Condolences to Mr. Woods’ family.

  2. Pit bulls should not be permitted as pet animals any more so than tigers or bears. Far too often they ‘somehow get out’ and it ends up with a seek and destroy mission on an innocent person.

    • It seems that pitbulls are actually more dangerous than tigers are bears.

      I think the comparison of bully dogs to rabid animals is more accurate.

      Both rabid animals and bully dogs attack: without first trying to avoid conflict, unprovoked, on neutral ground are will travel to attack victims. They attack prolonged not stopping if the victim submits or “plays dead”, not stopping even if suffering severe personal injury,. Pit bulls are capable of severely injuring or even killing otherwise healthy dogs, humans, cattle, horses.

      No one who is educated or compassionate would want more bully dogs or more rabid animals to be created

  3. wild city coyotes will not murder humans, but a loose or pack of, PET pitbulls running at large, will, have,can,and do, murder humans, it is safe to live amongst wild city coyotes,but not running at large,or get loose from the owner pet pitbulls, this is a FACT, not my opinion. this breed of dog is a weapon, let the dog take the rap, do the attack, and the owner gets away with murder,pitbulls are dangerous

  4. Cut it out with the pit bull type.why don’t come out and its a pitbull .sheesh this is like the fifth fatal dog attack that involved a pitbull .

    • Perhaps they could update their definition and call them pit bull adjacent. Or is that hate speech? (Sarcasm off.)

  5. Ah yes the American Bully, American Bullie, & the American Bulldog. “it’s not a pit bull, it is an entirely different breed!”

    It can’t be a pit bull becase it is a really big pit bull.

    That’s some reasoning, even for nutters.

    • Exactly. There are four size standards for American bully as well — five size standards if the “exotic” is included. It appears UKC standard is for the “classic” and “standard” sizes, as if having both are necessary? Also, the ABKC registry site has been offline for months. A .NET version appeared some months ago and there are still no photos (https://abkcdogs.net/breed/). This echoes the jockying of the ownership of the pit bull registry AADR for many years, which now operates on a “Wix” website. Good things should be headed for ABKC according to reviews on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheABKC/reviews

      • Merritt Clifton, with whom I disagree about much, ad a good point about American Bullies vs Pit bulls.

        “The relationship between an “American pit bull terrier” and an “American XL Bully” is essentially the difference between a Ford Ranger and a Ford F-350: though the latter vehicle is much bigger, both are Fords, both are pickup trucks, and both are built to do the same thing.

        Like the definition of “pickup truck,” the historical, traditional, and practical definition of “pit bull” is based on functional attributes, not make or model.

        Just as many automobile manufacturers produce a line of pickup trucks, each with a different brand name, many pit bull breeders have produced pit bull lines, under various names, usually meant to disguise that a pit bull is ancestrally a pit bull. “

        • Dr. Duke, I sometimes quote Merritt Clifton due to finding that quote at attorney Kenneth Phillips website.

          Would you be willing to give me some clues in short on what you disagree w him. This is a difficult time to spend at the Clifton website. Thank you.

        • You can have a 5lb poodle, a 10 lb poodle, a 30lb poodle or a 50lb poodle.

          And they’re all arfing poodles.

          This splitting-hair nonsense on pitbulls needs to end. Size is irrelevant.

          What the dog is bred to do instinctively, is relevant.

          • Thank you! And no, we do not distinguish breed size differences in fatalities for any breed (Bull terrier or Miniature bull terrier, for instance.) I believe there is one instance of a Schnauzer (size not reported in media) involved in a fatal dog mauling and another of a “Giant Schnauzer”… Both deaths are attributed to “Schnauzer.” It does get more difficult with American bullies (think Gladys), because the massive size in her case, very well could have come from a Neo-combination, as the bullies can have up to five bully breed-mixtures. We did a detailed examination of American bullies/pit bulls in fatalities after Gladys case. This is an ongoing process as the breeding standard (and pedigrees) for American bullies are continuously evolving, along with their “perpetual” open studbooks.

        • Agreed on the pit bull Ford Ranger/Ford F-350 metaphor. The practical definition of “pit bull” is based on functional attributes, not make or model.

  6. I his cousin at same age and 5.5 miles away, this has got to be a cover up, these meth heads have a way of doing that. He had about 10 other people living in his home and I wonder why no one heard a damn thing. Yes a dog will eat dead flesh, and 3 can take a man down, but there has to be more to this story, 6 months ago there where 2 other deaths within this group of “friends”. All declared accidental, something fishy here.

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