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    IMHO you need to either work TREMENDOUSLY HARD right now to stop this from continuing or you need to have him/her put to sleep.

    He/she does look like a "pit bull type dog" (not saying it IS an APBT) and therefore if you do not do something about it NOW you will be adding another casualty to BSL.

    I have been in a situation where an APBT was biting, growling and lunging at me for NO reason.....I persevered for too long......ultimately she was put to sleep (RIP Beautiful girl) before she hurt anyone more.

    If you keep this dog (not saying you shouldnt but it may be a lot of work) and he/she bites or attacks a child or adult you are only going to be adding to the thousands of dogs who are identified as an APBT and PTS due to aggression.


    FYI human aggression in an APBT IS NOT NORMAL!!! It is stated in the AKC (American Kennel Club) Breed Standard that any American Pit Bull Terrier who shows any human aggressive tenancies should be desexed and managed (obviously with a lot of thought being put into the quality of life for the dog) or should be put to sleep immediately.

    I feel for you mate I really do! Big hugs from me and my dog x

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    It doesn't matter what breed of dog it is, it has bitten a child and is now acting in a threatening menacing manner around children.

    That makes it a "Dangerous dog", which, while council may have not "declared" it dangerous, it's still dangerous. And the restrictions on a "dangerous dog" are the same as for the "restricted breeds" like "pitbull".

    You need to muzzle it when out in public and never let it off lead in a public place. And at home it needs a secure run - ie a big cage with a lid on it to stop it jumping out.

    If you don't say it is a pitbull - it isn't. However most council dog rangers are pretty quick to declare dogs that look like that "pitbull" or "dangerous" based on appearance alone, let alone the dog's behaviour.

    Is up to you what you do with it, but you're asking for trouble if you keep it loose with small children around.

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    The dog needs a muzzle or to be PTS.

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    no matter what breed the dog is if they have bitten a child they will not be rehomed, and it is a terrible idea to give someone else a such a problem as this dog. if you or your mother does not want to work with this dog then i would say put it down, it is safest for all involved
    "In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." - Edward Hoagland

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    You must be in a hard place atm

    In some cities if you rehome a dog that has bitten regardless of breed and it bites again you can be charged for it by the law

    If this was my dog PTS would be the best option

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    I personally would not even consider rehoming a dog that has bitten, I could never live with myself if they did it again and the new owners were not responsible enough with the dog...... Depending on the behaviour, reason for first bite (there usually is no good reason but some kids do push for trouble with intolerant dogs), and the way he was acting when growling at the kids in the playground, I would really be deciding between PTS or retraining...... But I would never rehome.....

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    Any dog who bites a child needs to be handled with care or shot, if the child was agitating the dog, albeit without knowing better hopefully, then the child needs watching.
    Pitbulls were often called nanny dogs, because they love their kids, they are the only breed of dog bred specifically NOT to bite man, BYB and poorly bred Pitties may have lost this trait to some extent but that is no reason to think that if a dog has Pitbull in it that it will attack the kids.
    None at all.
    It is deed not breed, the dog may have been cruelly treated by kids before you picked it up, or your child may have caused him to dislike her,either way keep them the hell apart, dog attacks do escalate, each one worse than the one before, this is a common thing, savage attacks do not happen out of the blue, people just fail to see the signals or fail to act on them.
    This dog has given warnings, you must act and take great care or get rid of the dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staffwild View Post
    I personally would not even consider rehoming a dog that has bitten, I could never live with myself if they did it again and the new owners were not responsible enough with the dog...... Depending on the behaviour, reason for first bite (there usually is no good reason but some kids do push for trouble with intolerant dogs), and the way he was acting when growling at the kids in the playground, I would really be deciding between PTS or retraining...... But I would never rehome.....
    Very true why pass this trouble on stop it now or PTS

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    Quote Originally Posted by roxi View Post


    what breed would you say the tan dog on the left is?
    Possibly staffy x rhodesian ridge back?

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    Judge the Deed - not the Breed... it doesnt really matter what breed he/she is any dog that has bitten a child should not be rehomed... sadly as everyone has said, if you can't have the dog trained or kept away from all children the dog should be pts... the situation really needs carefull consideration we only get a small part of the story here...

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