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Sunday, July 20, 2014

A 4-year-old boy was killed Saturday night when he was mauled by two pit bulls who escaped a crate at his uncle's home in Riverview, Florida. Logan Shepard was left alone with the dogs in the family room while adults and his 15-year-old cousin talked in another part of the house. They heard screams and found the boy in the front yard with the dogs over him.

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Pit bulls don't kill people, peo....no of course pit bulls kill people.

#1 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-07-20 08:52 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

After a thousand stories like this about pit bulls there was a story today about a pit bull that warned a deaf boy of a fire.

www.huffingtonpost.com

#2 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-07-20 09:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

ALL 'bull' dogs have an ancestry as 'baiting' dogs. ALL-OF-THEM.

Of the various breeds, ==PIT==bulls have the most recent and most intense breeding in that regard. How recent? To the current day.

For most bulldog breeds, you have to go back centuries to find them being widely used for their INTENDED BREED PURPOSE. In the centuries since, few have been used to 'bait' bulls.

With ==PIT==bulls, however, any random dog is almost certainly only a few generations removed from the fighting pit.

Individuals pitbulls might be sweet dogs, but the breed should not exist, and should be made extinct (by ending all breeding of any dog with more than a few percentage points of pitbull ancestry).

(Other bulldog breeds have mellowed a bit over the last couple of centuries, although I don't especially approve of them either, they are no longer the ==PURPOSE BRED THREAT== that pitbulls are).

#3 | Posted by USAF242 at 2014-07-20 09:24 PM | Reply | Flag:

Pit Bulls are dangerous and I say this after my friend who had a pit bull and who told me how safe they were was attacked by his own pit bull. So many stories, it's ridiculous.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2014-07-20 09:58 PM | Reply | Flag:

The problem is as often as not the owner as well.

This is a dangerous breed by the virtue of its breeding and needs an owner who knows how to handle and train a dog properly.

Unfortunately, most owners aren't interested in properly training the dog and may have only gotten it because of their reputation.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2014-07-20 10:09 PM | Reply | Flag:

"The problem is as often as not the owner as well."

I love the way they say that, the Pit People, oblivious of the irony.

I have a lot of experience with pits, very little of it good.

#6 | Posted by FlyUntied at 2014-07-20 11:24 PM | Reply | Flag:

"He was a good dog" "He was turnin his life around"

#7 | Posted by FlyUntied at 2014-07-20 11:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

It's a similar irony of the Heroic Grandparents, their own children incapable of raising a family, that step up to recapitulate their error.

#8 | Posted by FlyUntied at 2014-07-20 11:30 PM | Reply | Flag:

Existing pitbulls should have loving homes, and NOT be bred Most will be sweet dogs, because they are dogs.

But like any breed, they have breed characteristics, and in their case the breed characteristic they were created for was to kill other baiting dogs. Other dog breeds with baiting ancestry exist in plenty, but only in pitbulls have they been so bred to the current day. Nearly all pitbulls will have a fighting dog ancestor within the last 100 years, most will have several or more. And ==ALL== those old baiting dogs were bred to WIN in the pit, by killing, for centuries.

Baiting dogs go back at least to Roman times blood sport, and pitbulls can trace their breeding and BREED PURPOSE to such blood sport. A breed purpose reinforced most generations to the CURRENT day. (Other baiting breeds have been much less frequently used in blood sport for a couple of hundred years, allowing some mellowing, although I still don't especially approve of them....).

#9 | Posted by USAF242 at 2014-07-21 01:01 AM | Reply | Flag:

Charge the dog owner with murder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#10 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-07-21 02:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

The adults and a 15 year old cousin went into a bedroom to talk.......yeah right.

#11 | Posted by rosemountbomber at 2014-07-21 02:45 PM | Reply | Flag:

Relevant passage: "The pit bulls were crated but got loose..."

It's one thing to say you have to crate your dogs when you leave the house because they will misbehave in your absence (e.g. "That table leg looks tasty!"), but you have to wonder what were the behavioural issues that meant these dogs had to be crated even when people were home.

#12 | Posted by thecommentator at 2014-07-21 04:24 PM | Reply | Flag:

"but you have to wonder"

Er, no we don't. Pretty obvious.

#13 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-07-21 04:34 PM | Reply | Flag:

People who deny that pit bulls are unusually dangerous live outside of what I like to call the orbit of sanity.

#14 | Posted by cbob at 2014-07-21 08:31 PM | Reply | Flag:

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