Unprovoked Dog Attack

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  1. Izzy's Valkyrie

    Izzy's Valkyrie Very Food Agressive

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    So my boyfriend was absolutely shocked when I said the dog needed to be put down from that video. I may love dogs but they can't just go rambo on humans for no reason.
     
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    I have been following dog attacks/fatalities for quite some time now. I follow them because for one, I have a breed that tends to be number 1 in serious attacks and I've always wanted to know why. I use to think that dog attacks were mostly provoked, but in my time keeping up with them, I find that most of the time that is not the case.

    When I saw this dog attack it made me feel sick because I knew that if the mom was not there, that dog would have drag him off and killed him. Fatal dog attacks usually follow a common formula and it is not usually a dog who is reacting to a negative situation, but a dog who is focus and wants that person(most of the time a young child or a baby) dead. Here are the common situations:

    A child visiting a home with a dog who never meet the child before. This is one of the most common incidences where fatalities occur. From what I've read, it is usually a child/baby being babysat by their grandparents or a family friend. I assume these dogs probably weren't socialized with kids. Many times the dogs are not introduce to the visiting child and is put in a room or chained outside. For some reason, the dog or dogs(usually more than one) try their hardest to get to this unknown person to the point where some would break down doors to get to the victim. The dogs would even attack their owner just to get to the victim. I read a story where a babysitter was taking care of a baby. She went outside where the dogs were and the dogs became fixated on the baby. They tried to grab the baby off her hands and she tried to push them away. They actually began attacking to get the baby. When they finally grab the child, she tried her hardest to grab the baby from them but she ended up being serious bitten. Another case was a family going over to a family's friend place. The two dogs were in the yard and the friends of the family introduce the kids(a young boy and a girl) to their dogs, only to have one of the dogs jump and latch on to the boy's throat. No warning, just an attack from what the witnesses describe.

    Two dogs, one dog is in heat. I read of a couple of instances where an male dog became very overprotective of a female in heat. The victims tend to be a child who is very familiar with dog, not some strange child. The most recent was this year involving american bullies. Now, there are pictures of the child with the male dog and she seemed very comfortable with the dog. One day, the female was in heat and apparently, the male dog went into a rage and attacked the girl. No matter what the owners did, they could not stop him. The police came and the dog was still in such a rage, it took nine bullets for the dog to stop its rampage. A similar story, an overprotective male dog around a female in heat who attacked a child, the dog was also in such a rage that it took several bullets to take it down.

    Victim goes near a chained dog. Another very common story is either a visiting child or a child of the family wander into the chain space of a dog.

    Dog( usually 2) escape yard or chain and target a random victim. This one puzzles me the most. It usually involves a bull breed and the targets can range from random kids to elderly. I have read of one case where an elderly woman was out walking and two dogs came upon her and just attacked her for no reason. The dogs were intent on attacking her and anyone intervening would be attacked too. Even more odd are the number of cases where two dogs have jumped fences to attack someone, usually someone elderly. Why these people are targeted, no one knows. It seems like the victims just happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, like this young boy on the bicycle

    Unintended baby. The baby is either left alone with the dog or is just alone. This is usually the family dog who carries out the attack. The family usually claims that the dog never showed aggression towards the baby before which gave them a false sense of security.

    Dangerous dog-on-dog fight . Fights between dogs where the owner tries to stop it and one or both turn on the victim( not too common).

    Than you have the unexplainable ones where the victim is the owner and the dogs allegedly just went on the attack. I remember the story where the owner, a woman, went out to the yard where two dogs were contained. Her son heard screaming and found the dogs attacking the mother.
     
  3. Sweet72947

    Sweet72947 Squishy face

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    Slick Kristina

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    "I get concerned that we are fielding so many calls for this one dog," Johnson said. "I have 200 other dogs that need a home, who haven't bit anyone and make great family pets."

    This quote hits the nail on the head. Hundreds of other sweet dogs are going to be euthanized at that shelter just for not being adopted...but nobody is worrying about them
     
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    Agreed 10000% they only want the dog that was saved from________and was on tv or whatever! can't just go get a random dog from the shelter, is wrong with people.
     
  6. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    I found this so scary.

    The dog should be PTS (and I don't say that lightly) and the owner should be heavily prosecuted.

    Here the owner would be held accountable and be severely punished.
     
  7. Xandra

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    I don't think you can prosecute here unless there was knowledge that the dog was dangerous. To my knowledge, no one has mentioned the dog having a history of being loose or biting, so perhaps the owners just kept it away from other people and didn't realize the extent of its aggression. That being the case, I don't think they should be charged with anything serious.
     
  8. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    It's all about having your dog under control.

    If your dog is out of control and causes damage, you are accountable. Whether you knew it was aggressive or not. The dog was roaming free and not under control and in being out of control has viciously bitten a child. The owner should be held accountable for that.

    Perhaps if they were there'd be less dogs roaming free!
     
  9. Xandra

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    I guess I was thinking criminally liable, which I don't think is appropriate. Civilly liable sure, if the parents want to sue the dog owners, but the family and owners are good friends and neighbours from what I read.
     
  10. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    The kid's parents we're on the news, my brother saw. Apparently they're really kind people, and wish to just put the incident behind them. They are not looking at pressing charges, since i guess the dogs owners were very cooperative and that's enough for them.
     
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    elegy overdogged

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    That makes me really happy to hear, honestly. Sometimes awful things happen that nobody expects.
     
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    *blackrose "I'm kupo for kupo nuts!"

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    sassafras mushinois

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    Everybody thinks they can fix him. Meanwhile, dogs that don't need fixing languish. It's heartbreaking.
     
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    release the hounds Active Member

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    It's gotten ridiculous actually and I wonder how much of it is really for the dog or so some people can feel better about themselves?
     
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    0% for the dog 100% for ego???if it was for the dog they would be just as happy with a dog that isn't human/dog aggressive.
     
  17. Dogdragoness

    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    I always am hesitant to say "that dog needs to die!" Even in this circumstance, my questions would be more focused on the why the dog did it. Is it because it was suffering from some kind of affliction, mental or otherwise? It didn't seem to have rabies or anything like that, maybe just wired wrong?

    Still sad for the dog, I read a few of the comments, WTF is wrong with people!
     

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