Freddy wrote:Every party has a pooper, and I am it at this party.....This was about a year and a half ago. A local family had a pit bull. Owned it since it was a pup. Never was aggressive to anyone. It was about 3 years old when who knows what happened. The owners kids were playing in the front yard, the dog with them as always. The next thing anyone knew the youngest child was mauled and later died.
I'm sorry, this was a loving dog in a loving home. You can't tell me it had anything to do other than the breed. I would not own one, I would never, ever, leave kids with one.
im joining the poopers on this one, I do agree that how you raise a dog plays a critical roll but the simple fact is certain traits come with your evolution no matter what kind of animal you are, you cant stop greyhounds from wanting to run, you cant stop corgys from wanting to heard, etc. Its just a risk i personally would not wish to take when it comes to my young children, a pitbull was bread for the soul purpose of being a fighting machine, why not go with a dog breed that was bread for swimming or retrieving (it would be alot more fun for your kids and alot less stress on your mind).