I hate pit bulls
posted at 8/31/2012 7:07 PM EDTTook my 22lb terrier hiking today in the Blue Hills. We were hiking up the trail when I see someone with a pit bull coming down the trail. I saw the dog was on leash, but I figured to give it a wide berth anyways. The owner of the pit had the same idea so when we pass each other we were a good 20 yards a part. Suddenly I hear shouting and look up to see the pit bull charging us. Apparently it wiggled out of it harness.
I stepped in front of my dog and when the pit bull ran around me, I kicked it in the head 3 times. The kicks to the head had no impact and the pit set on my dog. I kept kicking it in the head when I tripped and fell. The owner showed up and started kicking his dog in the head as well. His dog and my dog were locked up. The pit was big, probably a mix. Weighed probably 70lbs. We were both kicking his dog in the head when it finally let go.
My dog was limping but not much blood.
The pit bull got a solid "bad girl" from its owner. He should have beat the shit out it as punishment for launching an unprovoked attack.
I washed out my dogs wound with some water and took him home. Washed the wound out more thoroughly and saw there were 2 bites. Shaved the area around the wounds and saw they were worse than I initially thought plus my dog was still limping so I took him to the vet.
They thought his front leg might be broken but the X-ray was negative. They shaved his shoulder and it revealed several bites. He had bites on both sides of his shoulder. The entire area looks like hamburger meat.
Ive seen 2 unprovoked attacks on dogs. Both times they were by pit bulls.
I don't think all Pits are bad, and certainly the owners bear the blame. But there are entirely too many bad pits with clueless owners. And how am I to know which pit bulls have good owners and which have bad owners.
Just ban the breed. None of this muzzle nonsense. And for the good pit bull owners, I say too bad. Why should the rest of us be put in danger because you think a dog bred to kill other dogs would make a good pet.
Re: I hate pit bulls
posted at 9/2/2012 10:58 AM EDTSeems like a very controversial subject, Petco forum has an ongoing debate about pit bulls also.
I have never owned one, but if I did, I would muzzle the dog whenever I was off my property (fenced in yard) to avoid potential liabilities, if nothing else.
Same thing for a german shepherd or any other aggressive breed or mix.
Re: I hate pit bull dogs
posted at 9/4/2012 2:33 PM EDTTest