Pitbull and Husky terrorize, kill family pet in LoxahatcheeBy Jamel Lanee’ – 6:12 PM, Apr 6, 2015 LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. – Wild dogs on the loose and terrorizing a neighborhood in Loxahatchee. One family is grieving after they say one of the dogs, killed their family cat. In between what could have been a vicious attack last Tuesday. Danielle said two dogs, a white pitbull and a husky mix, ran onto her property in Loxahatchee. The dogs charged in the barn, killing one of her cats.“The pitbull was covered in blood when it left here. The husky mix had the name Sadie on its collar,” said Andrew Parsons.
Both said the pitbull crushed Penny Apple’s skull and broke her neck. Danielle found her here in the grass. Moments later, the dog turned to her.
“The pitbull turned around with his hair up and was growling,” she said.
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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.
Most APBT puppies get along fantastically with other animals, including dogs. Puppies often love to play with and have companionship with other animals. This often gives owners a false sense of security. As the APBT matures, their relationship with other animals can change drastically. Often dog aggression issues emerge from 1-3 years in age, but some dog’s exhibit aggression as early as 6 months of age. They often will actively seek out other dogs to engage in fighting with and have broken their collars, crashed through windows, and torn through fences to do so, and one recently leaped from an apartment 2nd story balcony, to get to a dog. They can get along with other dogs at times, but things can escalate quickly and they can attack suddenly and for no apparent reason. They often redirect onto humans who try to break up the fight14. Extreme caution should be used with all animal interactions and owners should never be completely comfortable. They can be unpredictable and a dog that plays nicely with dogs for years can suddenly change. Many owners have been shocked to see their beloved pet’s fighting instincts suddenly surface. It is highly recommended that the APBT is separated from other animals in the household when they cannot be supervised15. This is not a breed that is suitable for interactions at off leash dog parks16.
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Huskies are highly intelligent dogs and can do practically anything they put their mind to. Huskies have a strong “prey drive” and are generally are not recommended for families with small animals. They are skilled, patient hunters and are notorious for ending the lives of other house hold animals. Huskies can do well with older children if well socialized and trained to know that children are friends and mean good things happen. No matter how well socialized a Husky is, it remains dangerous around infants and toddlers in particular, seeming to perceive them as small non-human animals. Extreme caution should be taken with all interactions with children.
They are hardy canines that are able to withstand harsh, cold climates due to their inherited tremendous stamina and warm coat. Their lightweight build enables them to be quite agile and move with great speed. Huskies are not well suited for the heat and owners must be careful not to let them overheat in warmer temperatures. In sled racing country, races are cancelled if the temperature is above 15C / 59F**.
Huskies will easily make friends with most humans and fellow canines. Huskies are happier when they have a companion of similar size to play with. They can be affectionate, but it has to be on their own terms. They are considered, strong willed, aloof, and independent. Huskies are considered ineffective guard dogs and have little interest in being guardians.
Huskies have a tendency to howl, but they rarely bark. They will howl with each other, to “talk” to you, or just for fun. Once a Husky starts to howl, it may be difficult to get them to stop and they may talk for several minutes. This can make them difficult to own in community living situations where neighbors may not appreciate the noise.