Pit bull bites 3 people in Aloha; owner cited
ALOHA, Ore. – An Aloha woman was cited for having a dangerous dog after her pit bull bit three people Tuesday afternoon.
Animal control officers took the dog into custody.
Deputies responded to a 911 call about an aggressive dog that had bitten several people near Southwest 196th Avenue and Farmington Road. The caller, 41-year-old Reed McClintock, said he was trapped on top of a neighbor’s car.
McClintock told KGW the dog bit him three times before he called for help. He climbed onto the car and started screaming at the dog to keep its attention on him.
“I knew we couldn’t have the dog running crazy in the neighborhood,” he said. “I felt bad bleeding all over the lady’s car.”
According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the dog attacked a 15-year-old boy who was walking on 196th Avenue. The dog bit the boy on his knee.
A neighbor told investigators he saw the attack and ran to help the boy. He suffered a deep bite to his right thigh, according to the report.
Aloha man jumps on top car to escape aggressive dog
ALOHA, OR (KPTV) – An Aloha man says he had to jump on top of a car, bitten and bleeding, to escape an aggressive dog.
This happened Tuesday afternoon near Southwest 196th Avenue.
Reed McClintock said he was at home when all of a sudden he heard a dog barking outside. He thought the barking sounded aggressive, so he says he walked outside and witnessed a dog lunge at a teenage boy and bite him in the leg.
McClintock says the American bulldog’s owner, a little boy who was out on the street by himself, tried to stop the attack, but wasn’t strong enough to restrain the dog.
“I just came running out of the house, and went over there to get the dog’s attention,” McClintock said.
McClintock said once he got the dog to look his way, she came running straight for him.
“It did attack me, but I think they were more warning bites,” McClintock said.
McClintock says the dog bit his hand, arm and leg before he was able to break free. He then tried to draw the dog away from other children out on the street by running to his neighbor’s house.
American Pit Bull Terrier
The APBT is of medium intelligence, and it is athletic. They have plenty of energy and exuberance for life. They are affectionate companions are often referred to as a “nanny dog”, which leads many families to believe that they are suitable companions for children. Many can live happily with children and never have an issue, but there are many cases of the family pit bull suddenly attacking or killing a child in the household. The Pit Bull advocacy group BADRAP recently retracted their original “nanny dog” statements (https://www.facebook.com/BADRAP.org/posts/10151460774472399)13. In 2013 and 2014, in the United States, 27 children were killed by Pit Bulls and their mixes. Most of these children were killed by family pet pit bulls that had never been neglected or abused and had always loved the child. As with all breeds, the traits needed for their original tasks remain in the dogs – in this case, the sudden explosive aggression that was necessary to survive in the fighting pit. An APBT may never show this aggression, but if it does there will be no warning and the attack will not be easy to stop. Extreme caution should always be taken when this breed interacts with children. They are fun loving dogs that have “clownish” behaviors. Despite, their many positive qualities, this breed may not be suitable for everyone. Their high energy requires a family that can accommodate and appreciate this aspect of their personality. They usually do best with active families. Many American Pit Bull Terriers get calmer as they age and an older dog may work for a more reserved family.
Pit Bull Terriers need regular vigorous physical activity. They crave mental and physical stimulation. Regular long walks and plenty of play time can be ideal ways to burn energy. If their exercise needs are not met, they can develop destructive behaviors. They can often excel at physical activities, such as jogging and weight pulling. Some clubs admit them to agility and fly ball; others don’t because it is dangerous to have APBTs off leash near other dogs and the clubs don’t want to bear the liability in the event of an attack.
The American Pit Bull Terrier needs early socialization and training. Since they are active dogs, they can become unmanageable quickly. They need a firm and consistent handler that can maintain control at all times. They are eager to please and can learn tricks if trained patiently. They are very active both indoors and outdoors. Despite proper training and socialization, many dogs may be hard to manage and can still have unwanted behaviors.
The American Pit Bull Terrier has a history and bloodline deep rooted in the blood sports of animal baiting and dogfighting. As with all breeds, they retain their original traits. They often to do not accept other animals, especially dogs, and can be extremely aggressive towards them. They may accept animals they are raised with, but have been known to kill other family pets even after years of living together happily.
The term Bulldog is most commonly referring to the English Bulldog, although there are variations in the breed, such as the American Bulldog, Olde English Bulldogge, and the French Bulldog. The original Bulldog was used in the blood sport of bull and bear baiting, until those were outlawed in 1835. In New York in the mid 17th century, the Governor brought in Bulldogs to round up wild bulls. The English and French Bulldogs (but not the other variants) were eventually crossed with a pug, and no longer have the attributes of bull baiters. The Olde English Bulldogge is a recreation of the original bull-baiting, pit-fighting bulldog of Elizabethan days and is considered one of the Pit Bull breeds. The American Bulldog is a mix of these original fighting bulldogs and a mastiff type, and is also considered a Pit Bull breed. See Section Two for information about these two Bulldog types
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS DOG BREEDS
This is a list of dog breeds that have a history of being potentially dangerous to people, especially children. Daxton’s Friends for Canine Education and Awareness understands that any dog has the ability to bite or inflict serious harm to humans. This list consists of several dog breeds that have a higher than average number of recorded human fatalities. Please use extreme caution if you choose to bring one of these breeds into your home. Rental communities and homeowners insurance may restrict many of the dog breeds on this list due to the likelihood of a serious incident.
Pit Bulls, Mastiff, and Rottweiler lead in fatalities and are listed first. The rest of the breeds are listed in alphabetical order:
- American Bulldog
- American Pit Bull Terrier
- American Staffordshire Terrier
- English/Standard Bull Terrier
- Miniature Bull Terrier
- Olde English Bulldog
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier
- Cane Corso/Italian Mastiff
- Dogo Argentino
- English Mastiff
- Fila Brasileiro
- Dogue de Bordeaux/French Mastiff
- Great Dane/German Mastiff
- Presa Canario
- St. Bernard/Alpine Mastiff