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    To those who are suggesting rehoming .
    The dog has reacted aggressively towards the toddler and bit child on the face .Who's to say it wont happen again ,to an adult maybe this time ? Or as Occy says , to other peoples kids ? Are you willing to take that risk?

    I think it highly irresponsable (sp) to rehome a dog that has bitten a person.
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    Forgot to add and the dog has a history of aggressive behaviour.
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    I met a person who adopted a Great Dane from a shelter, simply because he had one more day before being put too sleep.
    2 months later, the Dane killed one of his original dogs, a little Maltese. Not sure how or why, but it happened.
    He sent the Dane to live on a farm.
    Very irresponsible.

    Its easy for us to say the dog should be put down, but sometimes the heart beats head.

    Honestly, if this was Roly, I think I would chose the irresponsible option.
    Im so thankful its you and not me
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    Pugger I dont care what size the dog is.
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    For me, this would be a clear-cut decision, but you and many others are not me. We are all different.

    I could never, ever allow myself to continue to live with a dog that has bitten one of my children. I could also not re-home a dog that had. You may find a home that appears suitable for him at this time, but no-one knows what the future holds or where he may end up. That is an unknown that I personally could and would not take any risk with, I'm sorry.

    Temperament in an animal, particularly one living around children every day in the same house, must be 100% trustworthy. It really does come down to that - if I can't trust my children's lives totally around a dog, then...well...that's it.

    Only you and your husband can make this decision.
    I don't know what else to say, except I'm sorry this has happened to your family, and wish you all the best no matter what you choose to do. It isn't easy, I know.

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    True. Size doesn't/shouldn't matter.
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    I still think that rehoming to someone who is aware of all this, who may wish to take it on, is not going to be silly enough to get to face level when eating and can control situations that they themselves are in and be very aware and take segregation measures if there are visitors is a viable option. If this was not to happen then yes, PTS is the only other option, safety has to come first. I am not a put the dog first at all costs person but there can be some alternatives looked at, maybe discarded, if the history is so bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    Choppa you would obviously re-home to the right person.. without children.

    Sheesh.. we are talking about a dog the size of a mouse.. would you PTS a cat that scratched someone?
    I agree. As an owner one such dog who has bitten my child because she did wrong (picking him up when she knew very well not to)...I am more than happy to rehome him with my mum..who's kids are all grown adults. None of my kids are afraid of him, and he is happy to snuggle beside them, even sleeps on my eldest sons bed!....he just wont tollerate being picked up by kids.

    Untill the day she can take him...his home is here and my kids need to respect that he too has rights to be left in peace.

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    I have to agree with Chop no matter what size or breed if a dog bites a child it needs to be PTS and rehoming should not be an option EVER

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    Sorry Ozey but I find that very irrsponsible .
    It only takes once and your child has no sight or is scarred for life or perhaps worse.
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