2016 Dog Bite Fatality: 6-Year Old Boy Killed by Family Pit Bull in Huntington, West Virginia

Isaiah Jacob Franklin, 6-years old, was killed by a family pit bull in Huntington. Family Mourns UPDATE 12/06/16: The name of a 6-year old boy killed by a family pit bull was finally released last night. Isaiah Jacob Franklin was brutally attacked by a pit bull Friday evening at his home in the 2600 block of 9th Avenue. He later died of his injuries. The family said the dog attacked without provocation or warning. The boy's aunt, Jenni Messer, spoke to WSAZ news, but only through t… [Read full blog post]

Anchorage Pit Bull Attack: Explosive Aggression, Immediate Unprovoked Attack, Executes the Killing Bite

The Mechanics of a "Classic" Unprovoked Pit Bull AttackPit bull attack scene, Glencaren Court playground, and two men who helped rescue the child. Victim Hospitalized Anchorage, AK - Last Friday, a pit bull bolted out of a home and immediately attacked a 9-year old girl on a playground in Glencaren Court. The dog raced about 30-yards to the playground and latched onto the girl's head. While one man held onto the pit bull's collar, another man struck it hard with a crowbar sever… [Read full blog post]

Video: Grandmother Viciously Attacked by Family Pit Bull During Ice Bucket Challenge

Video Captures Unprovoked, Unpredictable AttackDogsBite.org - A dog bite victims' advocate alerted us to this video on the day it was published on YouTube, February 27, 2015. For several reasons, we believe it will be taken offline in the future -- we preserved a copy in case this occurs.1 For those who can bear to watch it, it is a classic "unprovoked, unpredictable" attack by a pit bull, the very type of attack that appellate courts have described for over 25-years and why cit… [Read full blog post]

Triggers: What Prompts a Pit Bull to Attack?

DogsBite.org - We've placed together a list of pit bull attack triggers, routine activities that launch a pit bull into a full-fledged attack. Due to selective breeding for the purposes of dogfighting1 -- pit bulls were artificially selected to attack unpredictably, to "hold on and shake,"2 and to hide warning signals before an attack -- the pit bull breed often demonstrates "hair trigger" arousal. Pit bull owners often try to blame these mundane activities on explosive p… [Read full blog post]