Man’s pit bull attacks his 6-year-old son

A 6-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital Wednesday night after his father’s pit bull bit his face.
Sandusky Register Staff
Jan 10, 2014

Erie County deputies and paramedics went to the Burr Road home of the child’s grandfather at about 8 p.m., shortly after the dog bit the child, deputies said.

Deputies are unsure what caused the dog to attack, but the boy suffered from multiple puncture wounds to his face, each about the size of a fingernail, deputies said.

Deputies told the grandfather to quarantine the dog.

The child was taken to Elyria Memorial Hospital for treatment, deputies said.

Comments

deertracker

You mean the dog wasn't "just playing"?

Peninsula Pundit

Oh,yes, just playing.
These dogs are as safe as the day is long.
A dog's mouth is cleaner than a humans, y'know, so the child has nothing to fear.
He can blame his scars on acne.
The dog can't be responsible.
It's only a dumb animal, y'see.
It's the father's fault, obviously.
A dog is only as good as the environment it's raised in, after all.
If it was my dog and my boy, the dog would be dead as soon as I got back from the hospital.

mimi's word

Hopefully you never own an animal or have children since you have no compassion...You can see the change in the natural demeanor of this dog in the last 100 yrs. It has to do with over-breeding, in-breeding and the changing of the spirit of the dog to fight. A dog's mouth is not cleaner than some humans but it is clean in most aspects when it is properly cared for and kept clean. It is more than likely NOT a dumb animal. The GRANDFATHER, since some can't read only skim, is ultimately responsible for the actions of the animal. I have had animals my entire life, was raised on a farm. They have their own personalities. If you don't plan on raising an animal with respect and dignity, do not have one of any kind! And knowing it was a six year old was he wrestling with the dog and it was rough? The article states that it was only small puncture wounds. The dog didn’t rip his face open...which is what could have happened with a vicious animal.

BabyMomma

I have big fingernails. It said multiple puncture wounds, each about the size of a fingernail. Since you can't read, you only skimmed it. Even my pinky nail by itself is enough to warrant a .40 to the dogs head.

Maboom2Paul

You can't blame emotional scars on acne. Not to mention acne to a teenager is the end of the world. So having all those scars wouldn't help the kid any by calling it acne.

msmous

I agree with Peninsula... If it was my dog and my son, I too would have the dog put down, or take care of it myself.

indolent indiff...

multiple punctures to the face, size of a fingernail? on a 6 year old? sounds like significant injuries to me. put the dog down and charge the grandfather!

JMOP

It's the dads dog, not the grandfathers.

How sad for this boy, he's going to be traumatized by dogs in general. Hope he heals quickly.

GET THE FACTS

THANK YOU JMOP
HE WILL HEAL IN TIME AND IT IS A VERY UNFORTUNATE INCIDENT THAT WILL REQUIRE HIM SOME COUNSELING AND THERAPY..
IT'S REFRESHING TO HAVE READ A NICE COMMENT INSTEAD OF WHAT SOME OF THESE OTHER SO CALLED HUMANS WROTE!!

GET THE FACTS

INDOLENT INDIFF.....
The dog will be put down but you making the comment of charging the grandfather get real!!! you don't know the whole story.........

GET THE FACTS

INDOLENT INDIFF.....
The dog will be put down but you making the comment of charging the grandfather get real!!! you don't know the whole story.........

Maboom2Paul

I just read mimi's word. Did you just skim because fingernail size bite marks all over his fave isn't minor. A 6 year old face is small so it sounds like he nearly did rip his face off. I have no doubt if they had been wrestling there would have been no biting involved. Read it again.

he said she said

I own a pit and so does my kid. My granddaughter plays with the dogs and I don't have to worry about her getting bit. She lays on them, rides them like horses and the dogs even sleep with her; I have never heard either one of them growl at her.

It's how the dog is socialized that makes a big difference. Our dogs will allow anyone to pet them but don't think that they won't protect their domain (and their humans) if they feel the need to.

Licorice Schtick

"In the 8-year period from 2005 to 2012, pit bulls killed 151 Americans and accounted for 60% of the total recorded deaths (251). Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers accounted for 73% of these deaths."

http://www.dogsbite.org/

JMOP

So you're saying not to get aggressive breeds?

Licorice Schtick

Pit Bulls are far and away the most dangerous breed. Rotties are a distant second. An entire industry has been built on the popularity of Pit Bulls. These mills don't care about safety or responsibility; they're just cashing in. To protected their bonanza, they run a propaganda campaign to fool good-hearted suckers into thinking that Pits are no different than other dogs. But they are. They were bred for terrifying strength and tenacity, stealth, guile and unpredictability in attack, and a drive to fight to the death.

http://www.dogsbite.org/dangerou...

ladydye_5

I have a Rottie and a Pittie mix. I also have children. I also KNOW not to leave children alone with ANY animal. Dog, cat or otherwise. It is your choice to have any dog you want. I have my dogs you can have yours. But do not try and tell me what I can or cannot have. Do you know the other breeds that were bred to fight, defend, attack and guard? There are many dogs that have strength and tenacity. And any animal has the ability to be unpredictable. Heck, I think cats are very unpredictable, that is why I do not own one.

If you want to throw out statistics there are also thousands of pit bull owners that have NEVER had their dog attack anyone. And then the other side of the coin, the stories of attacks by NON pit bulls.

Kingsin

Most pits I have been around had a good demeanor, but this breed has a deep seated instinct to go into attack mode at a snap. It's like the people who want to own a grizzly bear and then wonder why it one day just up and ate grandma. I've seen other breeds (even chihuahua's) which were mean as can be- but they aren't all solid muscle, nor do they have the biting strength of this breed, I think that's what makes them so dangerous.

Stop It

I have a chihuahua. His temperament goes against his breed as he does not go into ankle biter mode often. He knows the sound of my brother's and mom's cars and just goes to the door tail waggin'... He IS all muscle but it's not like he's gonna jump up and bite ya in the neck like the rabbit in Monty Python. (RUN AWAY!!!!) He's a good alarm for what he does. He weighs 8 1/2 pounds and stands 6 inches tall. Can anyone say FOOTBALL!!? yeah.

Pit bulls, german shepards, dobies and chows can just go off for no reason and they DO have the stature to harm.

deertracker

Your last statement is very true!

BEHAPPY

Here we go~blame the dog~it's ALWAYS the dogs fault~especially if they are a pitbull. Time to blame the ignorant humans for a change. Six year olds can be pretty tough on a pet~they can only take so much too!!

GET THE FACTS

FOR YOUR INFO THE PAPER REPORTS ONLY HALF THE TRUTH-----
THE DOG IS A PIT BULL MIX!!!!

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STHU

I agree with he said she said I too have had a Pitbull and American Staffordshire Terrier and American Bulldog/Pitbull mix, It is how they are raised. I would never have anything other than the so called "bully breed" because they are very loving when loved! Haveing a dog is like having a child, you can tell how they are raised!

he said she said

@STHU It is how the dog is raised. I was told when I got the puppy that I was going to have problems with her because her mom and dad were hard headed and so will she be. She's headstrong but with a strong NO and training, she is fine now--she knows that I'm the alpha b*%^h.

rjk1915

The pit bull reasoning is that if it hasn't happened yet, it's safe.

Peninsula Pundit

For Sure!
Probably the grandfather and the father had the same idea as 'he said', above.
And the poster who refers to animals and children as an equivalent is just sick.

he said she said

You can attack me all you want about the ownership of a pit, I really don't care. All I can say is that they won't attack you or your pet if you are walking by my house. I had the insurance when it was needed, dog tags and all the vet records you would care to see.

As with any dog from an ankle biter to the largest breed, the dog has to be socialized and trained. You can't let a dog run your household--you are a train wreck waiting to happen if you do. If it's not trained, then that is when you run the risk of having the dog bite a family member or a stranger.

I will not change the breed of dogs that I prefer to have because of bad publicity. I had an experience with an ankle biter that had bitten many people for no reason. This dog was considered vicious and the owner ended up having to put the dog down because of it's vicious demeanor and going broke paying hospital bills.

Nemesis

Wow, the canine racism is so predictable.

I have a friend whose wife is a dog trainer. She socializes pit bulls for a couple of rescue organizations and has great success, but occasionally gets one that she can't help. Dogs are individuals, and any breed can be raised to be a lover or a fighter - the only thing special about pits is they are PHYSICALLY equipped to be good fighters, but then all men are physically equipped to be rapists.

he said she said

@ Nemesis You said 'the only thing special about pits is they are PHYSICALLY equipped to be good fighters, but then all men are physically equipped to be rapists'. With that being said, should all women be wary of all men? I have a Pit and she's a love bug, I also have an ex that was a mean hateful person. If I had to choose, I'd choose the Pit anyday!!

I said and will keep saying that dogs have to be socialized and trained no matter their size or their breed. If you don't then you should start counting the days until something happens.