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    I'm sorry, but to me it is black and white. I mean I totally agree that the story might be exaggerated, but even reading your possible interpretation of the events doesn't change my outlook on this - a dog shouldn't attack a boy for danging a toy in front of its face. And if the dog did attack the boy for simply waving a toy around, it obviously did show that it is aggressive regardless of whether it turned on the girl while she was trying to get it off her brother or not. It could've been a BC, chihuahua, or any other breed, but that wouldn't change the fact that a dog attacked a boy for waving around a toy, and kept attacking him until someone else started kicking and punching it to get it away.

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    No need to get defensive re your breed, Clea.
    New dog, there very short time, kids left with it, even for a few minutes..accident waiting to happen with unknown dog of ANY breed.

    Parent's fault.

    If they were there the attack may have still occurred but injury may have been less. The dog though IMO once attacking a human should be PTS or taken back by the rescue/pound and not homed with kids. I am a bit undecided on that one as I feel a dog attacking then has it in them for repetition.
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    Oh that's so sad. Get better little man!

    I wanted to add what cute little kids they are! His little sister is a very brave girl. I'm sure their parents are so proud.
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    In your opinion then, Clea, why DID the dog attack the boy then?

    Most news stories like that won't actually show the dog in question. Such as with a snake bite story, it could have been a non venomous snake that did the biting, but they'll still show a brown snake. In this case, the bitten face of a young boy is more sensational then a dog.

    IMO, I think it's acceptable to suggest that it not biting the sister WHILE it was attacking her brother was due to the fact that it was already attacking someone. I understand that some dogs definitely go into a "zone" in which they can't be interrupted from. The story seems very black and white to me. But, as with every news story, we don't know the full, truthful story -.-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liza View Post
    I'm sorry, but to me it is black and white. I mean I totally agree that the story might be exaggerated, but even reading your possible interpretation of the events doesn't change my outlook on this - a dog shouldn't attack a boy for danging a toy in front of its face. And if the dog did attack the boy for simply waving a toy around, it obviously did show that it is aggressive regardless of whether it turned on the girl while she was trying to get it off her brother or not. It could've been a BC, chihuahua, or any other breed, but that wouldn't change the fact that a dog attacked a boy for waving around a toy, and kept attacking him until someone else started kicking and punching it to get it away.
    My opinion is that the dog went for the toy that the boy was holding in front of his own (the boy's) face. That being the case, the dog accidentally got the boy instead of, or in addition to, the toy. Otherwise (especially given it was an adult dog) the damage would have been much, much worse and the 4yo's efforts would have been futile given a staffy's high pain threshhold and relentlessness in an "attack". I find it very, very hard to believe that the dog continued to attack the boy, given the relative minor amount of physical injury that appears to have been sustained by him (compared to what one would expect, based on the newspaper report).

    I'm not trying to make excuses, just questioning whether it was a 100% true account of what really happened.

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    Im sorry but the parents are at fault... Who leaves their kids with a dog that they just got from pound. The people at the pound might of not done the right tests.. not every pound is like RSCPA

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    It gets me as to why people continually leave children with dogs unsupervised. Especially a dog they do not know much about.

    Children can not understand the warning signs dogs give. Hell most adults don't either.

    Now their is two kids who have had a terrible experience and a dog has been pts. All thru ignorance of adults.

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    This is bull****. First they adopt a grown up dog (which is fine), then they feel free to leave the kids with the dog after it's been with a family for just an hour. People are so efin stupid. You just don't do that!!! Where is a proper introduction, where is settling down into the family and getting used to kids? Oh, a dog should know it just like that, huh? You just chuck all the toys in the middle of the room and let the dog and kiddies play. Yeah right! I am not surprised a tiny little bit that this incident occurred. I feel sorry for the dog and I don't think it was supposed to be PTS.

    Also, the story stinks big time. If the dog was "mauling" the boy, and younger sister was hitting it and kicking it I think she'd be mauled too. Dog was quite possibly provoked with a toy and jumped to play. Being a bulky strong and stocky dog - sht happened. I know how much damage can cause a dog that wants to play and get something when it plays, I own one and you really have to be extra careful, especially when around kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    I don't believe the dog "attacked" him. I believe Connor was dangling a toy up in front of his own face and dog went for toy and got the boy instead of the toy.

    Look...I know what a Straffy is capable of and they don't just "attack a little bit".

    I was out the back with Sumo one day...we were playing with the hose. Sumo was jumping at the water coming out. At one point...he came too close to me...jumped up to "bite" the water....got the front of the hose and my hand...pretty bloody hard. Did he mean to "attack" me or was it just a case of circumstances???

    If this dog was aggressive...yep it should be put to sleep IMMEDIATELY.

    If this Staffy wanted to hurt the boy for whatever reason...I think we all know what would have been the end result.
    Very well said.

    Personally, IMO the parents are to blame for leaving the kids alone in the yard. I don't care how well associated your dogs are with kids, doesn't matter how big or small the dog, the two should NEVER be left unsupervised, even for one minute.

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