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Poll: Should Government Put a Tighter Leash on Pit Bull Ownership?

Fatal attack on 8-month-old boy is latest incident pointing to potential threat of the breed.

A male pit bull that June 14 in Lemon Grove has been euthanized—but the contentious issue of the breed’s danger lives on.  Owners are fiercely defensive of their pit bulls. Opponents say they represent a greater threat than other canines. Is a special license needed? An outright ban? How do you fall on the pit bull spectrum?

Jamie Groover September 18, 2012 at 06:34 PM
The only dogs I have ever owned were pitbulls. I had about 5 of them and I never had one problem with any of them. I never trained them to be tough. I never purchased toys that they could shake like they were attacking. I never abused and beat any of them. But I also realized any dog with teeth is capable of attacking someone so always kept my dog on a leash and Always super Careful around people. I have al ays promised myself if any of my pits ever as much snapped at anyone I would turn them in. But so far they have been great dogs. My do sister is scared of any dog after she was bit by a German sheaphard
Jamie Groover September 18, 2012 at 06:40 PM
I was shopping for some toys for my pits and there were alot of chew toys that are like small images of kids and I think when dogs have chew toys that have human child characteristics they might mistaken a child for a rag toy. So I stay away from buying my dog certain chew toys.
Eric Heininger April 03, 2013 at 07:27 PM
FYI, I have a large 120lb German Shepherd that was attacked by a pitbull this morning completely unprovoked. Typical death bite clamp to the neck. Luckily my dog is a long haired shepherd...He had mostly fur. I still had to physically wrestle the pair to the ground and beat the &$% out of the Pit untill he let go. Heavy punches to the rib cage had the desired affect on the Pit. The attack took a whole 30 seconds.. BEWARE! This breed is extremely dangerous.
Kevin George April 03, 2013 at 07:32 PM
Eric, where did this happen? I was knocked flat by a pit bull last night while trying to keep it away from my dog.
Tom Yarnall April 03, 2013 at 07:36 PM
Too bad you didn't have a lead pipe.

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