Pit Bull Named 'Scarface' Mauls Family Members After Owner Tries to Put a Christmas Sweater on the Dog

How a Pit Bull Fulfills its Destiny: Breed-Specific TraitsFamily pit bull named "Scarface" mauls family after owner tries to put a sweater on it. Family Pit Bull Berserks Tampa, FL - In a story that has gone national now, we remind readers of breed-specific traits. Last Friday, WTSB reported that a family pit bull named "Scarface" attacked three family members after its owner tried to put a sweater on it. Brenda Guerrero, 52, went outside to put a sweater on the dog, when it bega… [Read full blog post]

2015 Dog Bite Fatality: Maryland Man Mauled to Death by Adopted Rescue Pit Bull

Attacked While Taking Down His Christmas TreeAdopted from Rescue UPDATE 01/08/15: New information has been released about an elderly man mauled to death by his pet pit bull while taking down his Christmas tree. The fatally attacking dog was a 4-year old neutered male pit bull that Eugene Smith and his son adopted from an unnamed rescue organization in May. The pit bull was not a stray as earlier reports claimed. Police officials continue to look into the dog's background. Ani… [Read full blog post]

2014 Dog Bite Fatality: Portage Man Mauled to Death by Pet Pit Bull on Christmas Day

Fatally attacking pet pit bull, FatBoi, as seen as the victim's Facebook Cover image. Coroner: "So Obvious" UPDATE 12/30/14: As noted earlier in footnotes, it is unusual for a coroner to forego an autopsy after a fatal dog attack. Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris listed the cause of death as exsanguination, massive blood loss. "This is so clear cut," Harris explained. "There’s no reason for me to spend $2,500 of the taxpayers’ money on something so obvious." Edward Ca… [Read full blog post]

Pair of Pit Bulls Attack Molalla Man Christmas Morning

Dogs Will Be Euthanized UPDATE 12/30/08: The two dogs suspected in a Christmas attack on Christopher Friesen will be euthanized. A resident spotted the dogs days after the attack, trapped (or dumped) inside the building foundation of a former lumber mill. The dogs were described as highly aggressive. Authorities are now calling the dogs American Bully-mixes, which is a modern breed line derived by breeding the American Pit Bull Terrier to the American Staffordshire terr… [Read full blog post]