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    Hmm, I just asked my daughter about when she got bitten by Falcon...and I mentioned that some ppl think he should have been taken to the vet and get PTS....she's crying now...with Falcon on her lap

    Each dog, each child, each home is different...we all have different views.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozeymum View Post
    Hmm, I just asked my daughter about when she got bitten by Falcon...and I mentioned that some ppl think he should have been taken to the vet and get PTS....she's crying now...with Falcon on her lap

    Each dog, each child, each home is different...we all have different views.
    Why would you do that to her

    And yes,each case is different.
    Except for one thing.
    A dog that has bitten a person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
    Why would you do that to her

    And yes,each case is different.
    Except for one thing.
    A dog that has bitten a person.
    Why??...because it's what has been said here that 'should happen'....the dog should be PTS once it's bitten. I'm completely honest and upfront with my kids. I'm not going to lie or sugercoat the facts of life. If I got Falcon PTS because of what happened....I know my daughter (a big dog lover) will punnish herself for the rest of her life!

    Instead, I'd rather see it that she has learned a valuable lesson...DON'T pick up or annoy dogs. Dogs have rights to defend themselves too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    My ex-husband's nephew has a face that is scarred for life from a GSD. His mother had taken her children to visit her friend (who owned the dog) and while both mothers were having coffee in the kitchen the kids went into the back yard to play. They saw a 'funny shaped stick' and bend down to pick it up and throw it to each other and the dog. Yep, you guessed it - the stick was a mangled bone. The dog snapped at the child's face. A handsome boy gone forever. Some may say that the children should not have tried to pick up the bone. I can't agree with that. Ever.

    I do not know what happened to that dog years ago. I can only hope that it was euthanised immediately. I also do not believe the size of the dog should make any difference, but a ruddy big Shepherd could maim or even kill very quickly if it chose to.
    You have just highlighted why the dog should not have been put down. It behaved appropriately. Those mothers should have been keelhauled for allowing the kids to be outside with the dog.

    Here's a thought for the OP - you could try being your dogs leader since his previous leader is gone. However, if your decision is made, it is made and no one should judge you for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop
    A dog that has bitten a person.
    Which does not necessitate that it will again.

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    They have bitten once. It is quite likely that they will again.

    Either way I am not prepared to take that risk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop
    They have bitten once. It is quite likely that they will again.
    Why is it more likely? A lot of bites are due to circumstances (not aggressive behaviour), such as alan1979's situation (I certainly believe it was not aggression), and even my own- the incident that I have made a thread about. Is it not acceptable that sometimes a dog will feel the need to defend themselves when they feel threatened? I'm sure a GSD could have done a fair bit more damage then just a couple of stitches, and after seeing my dog tear into birds and possums that haven't been fast enough to get out of our yard, I'm confident he could have put holes in the man he bit.

    Obviously whether you take that risk or not is completely up to you . I just think that "it bit a person- put it down!" seems a bit black and white. A dog's personality does play a big part in its behaviour, but so does circumstance. I don't think its unreasonable for an owner to keep a dog that has bitten a person if it was circumstance that lead it to bite that someone.

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    Nope sorry.
    At the end of the day ,if a dog bites a person then it should be PTS.
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    Sorry if I'm being annoying. I find your responses interesting

    If that is your view, what of circumstances such as a criminal got into your house or backyard and your dog/s bit the man in defense for themselves or your property, would you put them down?

    What of where a stranger literally hits your dog for no reason at all? I obviously don't know your dogs, but can you guarantee they will not bite in self defense (or even for you, if you were in trouble)? What happens if they do (in those situations, of course)?

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    I certainly cannot accept that it is that black and white either.

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