oh - although I don't agree that the pit should be put down.... maybe just put into the hands of an experienced pit bull handler that understands the energy level and handling quirks of the breed. In the right hands, almost no dog is bad. You just have to know what you're getting into!I agree with Konotashi - this owner (of the dog that jumped the fence) obviously has not done the research and taken the time and training necessary to responsibly care for a powerful breed. That is just sad and that is why powerful breeds get a bad reputation. Time and time again I say - it is not the breed, it is the owner! What an injustice to the dog - both dogs!
The sad part is they never doThe owner of this pit bull already had not shown to court for a previous attack a month earlier. The dog had no license and no rabies shot. Yet he still had the dog outside and unsecure. I hope he goes to jail. He probably wont.
I would like to know what this means. If you mean that game dogs are not man bitters/eaters that is false. The APBT is supposed to be extremely human friendly and extremely animal aggressive. However breeders have strayed away from the friendly towards people concept. I have heard of plenty of Legendary Game dogs that were man eaters. So if thats not what you mean Id like to understand.I guarantee you, this is not a Pit Bull. Anyone with any basic APBT knowledge would know that. .
Martemchik - I didn't think about it that way, I guess my knee-jerk reaction was to just try to save every dog but looking at it in the real world I think you're right. There are so many dogs out there who would make loving pets and wouldn't hurt a fly. Why should this dog be added to the mix when there is already such a slim chance of adoption... This one would need so much work and who's to say the dog would end up in the right hands - even the most loving owners are sometimes misguided. Humanely euthanize the dog and hope that the owner has learned a painful lesson.Yeah...too many dogs out there looking for homes that have never hurt a fly to worry about finding the perfect home for a dog that has attacked someone. I just don't get our new found want to save everything that moves just because we feel like its the owner's fault and not the dogs.
It's hard enough to find a home for a perfectly normal, don't hurt anyone, don't bark at anything pit bull...finding a home for a dog like this is pretty much impossible. And to spend resources trying to rehabilitate such a dog in order to place it in a good home takes away time and money from hundreds of other dogs that could be placed much easier.