Sucks she got attacked, but pointing out it was a "pitbull" perpetuates the stigma that the breed is aggressive or dangerous. This could have happened with any breed of dog. Again, I'm not condoning the behavior of the other dog, but the reason pitbulls are the most common dog to be put to sleep is due to this stigma. I do feel sorry for your dog, just be careful with pointing out the breed as this had nothing to do with the attack. Best of luck with the recovery.
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There was no offense taken at all, just sometimes we don't think about unintended consequences, we all do it. Good thing is everyone seems to be very intelligent about dogs in general on this forum, so I don't think that stigma has much weight here. There is a dog park by my house and dog walkers will bring packs of 20+ dogs and just let them run crazy at the park, it is super dangerous and irresponsible. I don't understand how the dog walker can possibly expect to control that many dogs off of a leash.
It's never the cocker spaniel that is viciously snarling and pulling at its owners leash, fangs dripping with foam and saliva for absolutely ZERO REASON. It was the Pitbull doing that. The owner even had the lack of brains to complain that there were so many dogs off their leashes around his violent angry dog. As if the off-leash dogs were the problem, not his Pitbull that wanted blood. People are strange.
I read the other day that Pitbulls were manually selected for breeding *based on* aggressive traits. This isn't something that should just be ignored out of political correctness, or fear of offending people. If you breed for cuteness and sweet disposition, you're going to end up with a line of dogs that are cute and sweet. Not all Pitbulls are aggressive and mean. But the breed that has had the most problems at the park has consistently been the Pitbulls.
Makes it kinda hard to ignore the "stigma".
That is absolutely disgusting that no one stepped in to help I am just so relieved that Daisy was not hurt more than she was and I totally agree some dogs should not be allowed to attend these parks if they are aggressive, There is aggressive dogs in all breeds and a lot of the time it is the way the owners have raised them and they feel its tough to have an aggressive dog.
I can imagine how scary this was for you and I would have done exactly the same no fear when it comes to protecting our babies.
Dog parks I probably would not go to for this reason not that we have one here but if we did I would not go.
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Wow! I'm sorry to hear that! Bubba had a couple of incidents like this ( not as intense and without blood) at the dog park. They jumped on top of him and looked like they were biting him, and Bubba just layed there. I, like yourself, jumped in right away. The owers were a ways away chatting with other people. Part of the problem is owners are socially so much with other people that they don't notice the early signs of aggression and stop it before it happens. I have watched Caesar milan a lot in the past. Dogs can get past an episode like this if we allow them to. Many times people have fear when they are bringing their dog around other dogs after and incident like this and dogs pick up on this emotion. Bring Daisy around other dogs that YOU feel comfortable with, to build both confidences again. It's tough to do, but it works. Bubba is still just as submissive as he was before. Glad she's OK, BTW!
I'm so sorry this happend to you and dasiey!!! I always worry abut this to when I got to the dog park, luckily though chesty is just a small bully and i take him in with the little dogs and no one ever says anything, i will take him in with the big dogs as long as this one black lab is not there it is so mean to other dogs and the owner is to busy talking to everyone and not paying attention to her dog, its attacked so many dogs. I hope you and dasiey are doing ok!
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I am always scared of the dog parks you just never know. She should never take a dog that can be aggressive. I feel bad for your daisy hope she r recovers fully
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So just an update. Today we went to the dog park. Guess what happened? Baxter bounced up to a pitbull, happy as can be, and ended up getting chased 20 yards and then trampled as the dog viciously growled and barked at him.
It didn't take long for me to turn to the owner and say "F****g Pitbulls"
Oh, I should note, this is the pitbull that everyone said was sweet. Great reputation.
You should have said F***ing useless owner..... The dogs behavior is an extension of the owner not properly knowing the breed or training their dog. In the 70's is was the German Shepard, in the 80's it was the Domberman Pincher, in the 90's the Rottweiler ... These were all do to assholes wanting to make a fighting breed... So until the assholes find a new breed to train as fighters it will be the Pitty.
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