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    Dog related child death

    Yet another dog inflicted death tragedy, a young boy has been savaged to death by a dog, woman has been arrested.

    Is it not about time dog owners to have compulsory Public Liability Insurance, and for a test "for good reason" to own a particular breed of dog that has a prepensity to be aggressive, hostile or the like!. Or do we just have to accept that dogs bite and maim, or even worse

    This is the second dog related death in as many weeks. Imagine God forbid, if these had have been firearms related, accidental, or not, then Iam sure there would be a huge Public ground swell of hostility towards the legally held firearms owners in this country. Do we really have to endure the situation where we have irresponsible individuals with dogs dangerously out of control, or is it not time for a completely different approach to the owning dogs

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    It's a tragic and needless event, and I couldn't agree more with the suggestion that some sort of 'test' needs to be put in place. This is happening far too often, and in every case I can think of the owners appear to be the type of stupidly-irresponsible people that shouldn't be allowed to take charge of a stuffed-toy, let alone a potentially-dangerous animal. But, while it's easy to blame the dog regardless of its breed, almost without exception there's a series of events leading up to attacks such as these. I hazard a guess that the toddler was constantly pestering the dig and the owner wasn't there to either stop the behaviour, or see the warning signs. But again, this comes down to sheer irresponsibility on her behalf, and highlights the dangers of leaving ANY dog alone with a young child. Children don't recognise when their behaviour with a dog is leading to a potential bite (or worse). I even keep a close eye on my perfectly lovable and docile Labrador when she's with small children, and they're NEVER allowed to continue bothering her if she's showing signs of wanting to be left alone.

    Yes, there needs to be a test!
    Last edited by Woodsmoke; 19-08-2016 at 09:41.
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    2/3 of the attacks are by staffies. Staffies should definitely be a banned breed. Pointless breed IMO that every Chav owns which straight away leads to indiscriminate breeding Yes I know that this tragic attack didn't involve a staffie but they usually do!

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    More people are bitten by Labradors than any other breed, however the lab is the most popular breed in the country so that's why.

    It's not a breed problem, it's an owner problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by long_range_rob View Post

    It's not a breed problem, it's an owner problem.
    Totally agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by long_range_rob View Post
    More people are bitten by Labradors than any other breed, however the lab is the most popular breed in the country so that's why.

    It's not a breed problem, it's an owner problem.
    We hear that statement all the time but that's of no help to the victims when another staffie has attacked them! The fact that the owner or breeder was a Chav is of no great comfort!

    Perhaps read this Jack Russell tops cops’ list of dogs most likely to bite humans The Sun

    Labs don't even get a mention. Regardless, there is one thing being bitten but quite another to be seriously injured. Staffies make the papers on this front almost weekly. I can't remember seeing a lab attack in the papers ever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by long_range_rob View Post
    More people are bitten by Labradors than any other breed, however the lab is the most popular breed in the country so that's why.

    It's not a breed problem, it's an owner problem.
    Really, I'd like to see proof of that as I've never heard of anyone being bitten by a lab.

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    I have to say it's an owner problem rather than breed problem , Staffies do seem to be the breed in the papers the most for attacks but you only have to look at the type of ownership they have.I know that's a very stereotypical statement but most Staffies are owned by tracksuit wearing dole dossers

    i also know that that statement tars a lot of respected people with a Staffie that is very well socialised and behaved


    the other statements about you shouldn't trust a dog with a child is a term used widely

    personally if an owner has doubts that there dog may bite a child then they will probably bite anyone and they are not really a dog you could trust

    Most owners will know what there dogs behaviour is like and what the dog would do in most situations
    Last edited by Markfox; 19-08-2016 at 12:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baguio View Post
    breed IMO that every Chav owns
    Staffies can be wonderful dogs. Not at all fair to blame any breed in particular. I honestly think the owners are to blame almost in entirety. Yes, Staffies may have more potential to cause serious damage than a Yorkie, for instance, but bad owners lead to bad pets . . . . .
    Last edited by Woodsmoke; 19-08-2016 at 12:48.
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    Dogs should be kept on leads when not on the owner's own property unless they have specific permission from the landowner

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