NOT AGAIN!! A child mauled by a dog and another child with “life changing” injuries. I guessed a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Did I guess right? Of course, I did!! I’d have been surprised if the killer dog had been a Golden Retriever or a Cocker Spaniel.
All the BS, “It’s not the dog’s fault, it’s the owners” – there are Golden Labradors who have irresponsible owners but they aren’t known as child killers. There are plenty of Red Setters who have irresponsible owners but I don’t think I’ve read about a Red Setter mauling a child to death. It’s almost always a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Let’s be honest, I’m not one to judge a book by its cover but you do only have to look at some of the owners of these dogs to see why they have one – it’s a macho ‘thing’ – the dog is a weapon. The dogs are rarely muzzled in public so there’s no way that they are muzzled in their homes.
If you aren’t one of those brainless sorts who has a Staffordshire Bull Terrier as a weapon, why would you have one. There are so many other breeds to choose from and so many ‘non breeds’ in cat and dog shelters who need a home – why pay however much it is to someone who is breeding these animals?
Any dog can attack, any dog can act out of character, however much we love our dogs, we must always be aware that any dog can ‘snap’. It can’t be denied, however, that Staffordshire Bull Terriers ‘snap’ more than other breeds – more precisely, they don’t ‘snap’ – ‘snap’ implies acting out of character. It seems to me, and it is only in my humble opinion but it is based on evidence and my understanding of the evidence, it seems to me that when these Staffies (a loveable nickname which does not change the fact that these dogs kill people!!), when they maul a child to death, they are not acting out of character, that there is something sinister in their make up which predisposes them to kill.
Why someone with young children would choose to bring a Staffordshire Bull terrier into their home is completely beyond me – would these people give a rattle snake to a child as a pet? Would these people put their toddlers in a bath with a few piranhas? Would these people buy some Black Widow Spiders for their toddlers to cuddle in bed at night? Maybe….
How many more children will die agonising, horrendous deaths in the jaws of these dogs before the British Government takes action? Think about it, children, in agony, terrified beyond the imagination, screaming while being mauled by a slavering Staffordshire Bull Terrier!!! This latest attack, a child dead and one left with ‘life changing injuries’  –  I dread to think what those injuries might be!!!
Breeding and owning/possessing these dogs should be illegal and if you have one and it injures or kills someone, you should be dealt with by the criminal justice system as if you, yourself, had caused the maiming or death.
  • Michelle Garcia
    October 14, 2016

    My heart goes out to the child who has lost it’s life today, and what really infuriates me is that the parent didn’t do more to protect the child and the dog. SO how about instead of generating hate you first of all refrain from condemning any more dogs to death until you have all the facts in place. Take a good look at statistics, Staffs are the third most common dogs in the UK, so it is obvious the more of the breed statistically bites will appear more common, for instance:
    1 Golden retriever to 60 Staffordshire bull terriers. In a pen of said 61 dogs it would appear more likely a staff will bite because there are more of them.
    It’s very easy to jump on a bandwagon but really speaking you need to know what you are talking about before you do. You clearly don’t

    As you ‘yourself’ have stated, you don’t know, it’s just your opinion. You say it is based on evidence… yet you decline to state what evidence is and where it is from? You are condemning people’s family members to death based on ‘your opinion’.
    I don’t like the way ‘some’ people’s children behave in society, I don’t like the fact that it isn’t safe for an old woman like me to go into the city to the theatre at night on my own. It is however entirely preposterous that I should condemn all children to death for the actions of a few. I don’t like these idiots going round frightening people dressed in clown costumes. I don’t know whether they have mental health issues and therefore am not qualified to condemn them to death.

    Please think about what you are writing before putting it in the public domain, all that you have basically said is you think all Staffords should die because 1 of the 150,000 Staffords in this country, killed a child today. So let’s kill all parents for the actions of Baby P’s parent’s. Let’s kill all 10 and 11 year old’s for the actions of Baby Bulger’s killers. Your opinion and suggestion are entirely preposterous.

    Think of the flip side of that and something you do not seem able to comprehend. Some people look on their staffs as family, these are responsible dog owners. Why should their dogs die because someone got a dog they couldn’t handle and let a situation get out of control?
    First there needs to be a stop put on people breeding dogs willy nilly in this country.
    Second there needs to be a return to the dog license system, anyone without a license has the dog removed.
    Third All dogs should be micro-chipped and if caught loose in the streets the owners should have to pay hefty fines.

    There are too many irresponsible dog owners in this country and these need to be dealt with, but to blame a whole breed on the actions of 1 dog is as ridiculous as blaming the whole of Asia for the actions of Kim Jong Un.

    Please stick to talking about subjects on which you have education and experience, and don’t give your opinion on subjects on which you stated yourself (and you quite clearly) don’t.

    • Koby Gould
      October 18, 2016

      Hi, I take your points, I’ll read up on the breed and I’ll check the stats and the responses to the accusations and controversies. I’ll leave the post up for now otherwise I don’t think I’ll be able to comment again after I have done some reading and research. Thank you for the detailed response you have posted and the time you have given to doing it.

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