Three women injured in Bradenton, FL – pit bull attack


Three women injured in Bradenton dog attack, deputies say

pitbull.jpg.size.xxlarge.promoTribune staff  – Published: April 5, 2015

Three Bradenton women who were looking after a relative’s pit bull were attacked by the dog Sunday, Manatee deputies said.

Tami Padgett, 55, was house sitting the 4-year-old dog with her twin daughters Brooke and Brianna Farnsworth, both 18, in the 14000 block of 7th Avenue East. When Brook Farnsworth went to the pool area to get the dog it attacked her. Brianna Farnsworth and Padgett were attacked when they came to her aid, deputies said.

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Mother and daughters hospitalized after dog attack

635638597931018173-police-tape10 News Staff, WTSP – 7:43 p.m. EDT April 5, 2015

The twin daughters and their mother were able to escape from the dog by entering the living room separating themselves from the dog with the sliding glass door.

Brooke, Brianna and Tami were all hospitalized in stable condition.

Animal Control responded and impounded the dog.

Read more: http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/2015/04/05/mother-and-daughters-hospitalized-after-dog-attack/25339885/


Three taken to hospital after dog attack


pit bull 3The American Pit Bull Terrier is, like all the ‘bully’ breeds, one of this group of descendants of the British ‘bull and terrier’ type fighting bulldogs. Once imported into the United States, it was bred up to be bigger again, and again used in baiting animals and in dogfighting. The American Kennel Club (founded 1884) was unwilling to register these fighting dogs, so in 1898 the United Kennel Club was founded specifically to register working pit-fighting dogs and to promote dogfighting. In order to be registered, a dog had to first win three pit fights7,8,9. The American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) became a ‘breed’. As dogfighting declined in popularity in the 1930s and 1940s, Colby (the most famous and prolific breeder of these dogs) began to search for a new market and began promoting the APBT as family pets10,11. This despite the fact that his breeding lines included child killers12.

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, in the United States, 16 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.

Read more: https://www.daxtonsfriends.com/american-pit-bull-terrier/


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:

potentially-dangerous-dog-300x300Pit Bull Terrier Family

Mastiffs

Rottweiler

Akita

Boxer

Alaskan Malamute

Chow Chow

Doberman Pinscher

German Shepherd

Shar Pei

Siberian Husky

Wolf Hybrid

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