Posts tagged "dangerous dogs"

Dog Bite Prevention Is Every Day, Or Should Be

Dog Bite Prevention Is Every Day, Or Should Be
Though Dog Bite Prevention Week is wrapping up, the idea of preventing bites should not end on a given day. Each year, more than 800,000 people receive medical attention for dog bites. At least half of them are children, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. While that sounds like a lot of people, it’s... Read more »

Dogs Attack at a Birthday Party

Dogs Attack at a Birthday Party
Image two dogs identified as pit bulls running from nowhere, terrifying kids at a backyard birthday party. That’s exactly what happened on August 4 on Chicago’s South Side. And the result was the mauling of an innocent 6-year old boy, who remains in the hospital. The adults at the party acted fast to stop it... Read more »

Pit Bulls, the All-American Dog

Pit Bulls, the All-American Dog
Pits Bulls are the All-American dog – at least dogs we call them Pits. Of course, in reality, these are mostly dogs of a certain phenotype or a certain ‘look.’ In fact, take any five Golden Retrievers or West Highland White Terriers, and genetically they have much in common – aside from being dogs, moreover... Read more »
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Killing of Dogs in Sochi: They're 'Biological Trash'

Killing of Dogs in Sochi: They're 'Biological Trash'
Killing dogs will be the new “sport” in the Olympic Village in Sochi. A pest control company, which has been killing stray dogs in Sochi for years, told The Associated Press on Monday that it has a contract to exterminate more of the dogs throughout the Olympics. Alexei Sorokin, director general of pest control firm Basya... Read more »

Most Dangerous Dog Breeds: No Such List

Most Dangerous Dog Breeds: No Such List
The 10 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds Based on Biting and Fatality Statistics that is the name of the above blog post – which has gone viral….I will provide a link (at the bottom of this story), but I don’t want to encourage or perpetuate  this nonsense. The post begins: “We wish we could say that... Read more »

Dog Bites; The Truth is That Many May Go Unreported, But Others Never Reported

Dog Bites; The Truth is That Many May Go Unreported, But Others Never Reported
Q: On a recent podcast, you talked about a dog that killed a baby. When I was a kid, the family dog bit me, and he wasn’t neutered. Do you have any statistics on how many dogs bite family members? — S.F., via cyberspace A: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,... Read more »
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Pit Bulls, Are they Good Dogs, Really?

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Pit Bulls are indeed misunderstood. Ken Foster is the author of  ”I’m a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America’s Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet.” Sadly, because of these ‘misunderstandings’ thousands of Pit Bull-looking dogs are needlessly euthanized annually. For starters, what is a Pit Bull? Because a dog resembles a certain ‘type’ many might describe as... Read more »

Toronto Rejects Pit Bulls; Welcome Mark Buehrle - Not Your Dog

Toronto Rejects Pit Bulls; Welcome Mark Buehrle - Not Your Dog
Mark Buehrle should have stayed in Chicago. Rarely does a major league baseball player get traded to a city where his family isn’t welcomed. After being swapped from Miami to Toronto on November 13  - it’s now happened twice, where the left-handed pitcher can move, but his entire family isn’t allowed to. Last off-season Buehrle... Read more »

Pit Bull Type Dogs, Their Images Slowly Being Resurrected

Pit Bull Type Dogs, Their Images Slowly Being Resurrected
If there’s a dog breed that represents Chicago – it’s actually not a breed but a mix of breeds which offers certain common features – we call these dogs pit bulls. Pit bull-looking dogs may be the most common dog in the city, and is arguably at the moment among the most common All American... Read more »
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Dog Lover Killed By Dogs: A Bizarre, Tragic Story

Dog Lover Killed By Dogs: A Bizarre, Tragic Story
This the most bizarre incident – Rebecca Carey, 23, of Decatur, GA a college student who cared for abandoned animals since she was a teenager was attacked and killed by her own dogs – or at least one of her dogs this past weekend, according to Fox News in Atlanta. Authorities said Carey, had five... Read more »