Your are viewing a read-only archive of the old DiS boards. Please hit the Community button above to engage with the DiS !
and ow my leg hurts.
Got in as are missing a fence panel, asked them what they were doing said we're looking for our dog presumed it was bullshit till said dog comes bounding from next doors garden also missing fence panel and then stuck it's teeth in my leg. MY BEAUTIFUL LEG. Apparently it's a rescue dog and they had no idea it would react that way around people but now my housemate tells me they saw them looking for it the other day as well. Sounds fishy.
What (rough) breed? If it's anything in the vague postcode of 'bulldog' then call the police NOW.
Leg is fine and dandy although you can see the outline of the things teeth in my calf. Got away with it a bit I think.
I'm no fan of putting dumb animals to death but this one sounds like it needs to be at least investigated. Maybe say that it was being overly aggressive rather than that it bit you if you want it to live. A dog expert should check it out pronto though.
but reckon I'll have to have a chat to someone tomorrow as if it was pretty aggressive with absolutely no provocation. Feels unfair though that I get a relatively pissy bite on my leg and the thing gets put to sleep.
just say you saw it acting aggressively - it'll be impounded at the absolute most, muzzled at all times at least
but if it was a little kid it would be a different story. My cousin nearly had her eye taken out by my grans dog when we were kids. He wrongly got put down. If she hadnt of been pulling on his hair/tail/face then she wouldnt have got bit.
This is different though. Definitely tell someone about it. Just to be sure.
this ought to provoke a long, heart-rending debate :(
sounds like it should have been on a muzzle to tell the truth - and it also sounds like it was already partially conditioned to violence - am not necessarily condoning its death but saying that there was very little else that could legally be done
he was the best tempered dog in the world. That was the first time he ever bit anyone. He managed to bust her eye open and she had to get stitches.
Broke my grans heart getting him put down. :(
Grandmas usually have children, and they have children.. and those children are little terrors that like to pull on dogs fur.
If i had someone poking and pulling my hair all day i would get a bit frustrated. Its only natural.
Grandparents dogs probably bite grandkids because the kids are coming onto their territory and the owners don't properly supervise the interaction because they think "oh, he knows the kids, he'll be fine."
I'd say 99% of dog bites are due to people being idiots, whether the victim or the owner.
i would say it's rarely the dogs fault. Some people should not be allowed pets.
Im going to take this opportunity to announce that I HAVE THE BEST CAT IN THE WORLD! No really, she's so vocal, chats back in meow and has a range of different meows for different situations. She's also a manx so has the cutest little bunnybum. Kind of hops when she runs. So smart! and has started coming up and boofing me with her pads and running away again for a new game..awwwwww <3
Just thought id get that all out there. THE BEST CAT
I'd happily spend the rest of my life ending the lives of canines with my bare hands.
I'd expect payment, but it'd be a job I'd enjoy more than anything else in the world.
where the victim was a dog I was in partial custody of - it was one of the worst things I've ever seen and I'm just glad my one got out of there with a few puncture wounds. the bastard was holding onto its face for 40 seconds, throughout some fairly physical attempts to dissuade it
it's the canine burden - bite and die - I'm not sure this SHOULD be the law but it pretty much is and you shouldn't expect anything else unless there's a pact of silence from all witnesses. which isn't a good idea if there's even the slightest chance of a repeat offence
years back still remember the blood on our driveway, luckily the thing only had hold of his leg and he was fine in the end but it was grim as fuck. Same line was given about it being a lovely dog but just flipped.
For an almost identical reason :(
was it framed by another dog for a crime it didn't commit.
"If it's anything in the vague postcode of 'bulldog' then call the police NOW."
If the op thinks this dog is a genuine danger because of its behaviour, he or she should call the police, regardless of the breed.
I'd think seriously about whether you think the dog is a danger, because the police will probably have little choice but to put it down if you report the bite.
As it happens you've picked the wrong breed to generalise.
And if you meant "pit bull" rather than "bull dog," keep in mind that outside the UK these dogs aren't thought of as any more or less dangerous than other big breeds, they're legal in most places and are popular pets. It's our absolutely wank Dangerous Dogs Act that has perpetuated the myth about certain breeds being more dangerous than others.
Naturally, if a large, powerful dog bites you it'll probably cause more damage than a bite from a Border Terrier (awesome little guys). Doesn't mean that breed is more likely to bite.
bulldogs contain pitbulls within a far wider classification (boxers, staffies etc) that are 95-99% good as gold, 1-5% plain fucking dangerous
train a rottweiler to kill and it'll kill but these ones are usually the ones people aren't bothered with training properly. you wouldn't slack on an alsatian because you'd be afeared for your own life but a smaller dog won't harm anyone will it now?
bulldogs are absolutely among the most naturally aggressive kinds, beagles too but they're less common and more good-looking so tough
I think you're confusing "bulldogs" with "pit bull types" or at best "bull breeds." If you're going to wrongly tarnish a group of dog breeds as dangerous, at least get the media coined arbitrary catch all term right.
And you can't "train a Rottweiler to kill.". You train a dog to respond aggressively to a given stimulus, but it's down to the individual dog, not its breed, how extremely that aggression manifests.
And again, you've used a weak example. Rottweilers are big and strong, but they also tend to have a higher tolerance for provocation and a generally dopey as fuck That's why the police don't use them as attack dogs but do use the smaller and weaker German shepherd.
It's this sort of bullshit that makes dick head dog owners more attracted to certain breeds in the first place.
You're going start talking about "status dogs" in a minute, aren't you?
All I have to go on is the evidence of my experience, and the FACT that every single blood-drawing dog attack I've ever either witnessed or been affected by has been perpetuated by a variety of bull terrier. If this isn't the same as a bulldog then excuse my ignorance.
'You can train a Rottweiler to kill' was figurative - you can certainly train it to have a vicious breaking-point. Granted that Alsatians have greater potential for violence.
I happen to think that bull terriers can be lovely, personality-filled dogs and I wouldn't for a second outlaw them. People can get whatever dogs they want, but they should be aware of what can happen without good training or a healthy environment, especially if they own a pitbull and not a fucking poodle.
Cheers, I'm off to google 'Fatal Golden Retriever Attack'
I'm hung over.
I also regret saying that about bulldogs in my initial post - he should have called the cops regardless of what breed, and you're right that any dog COULD be dangerous. But recent experiences, as detailed above, have coloured my opinion, and I'm perhaps being a trifle loose. If the media perception of bull terriers didn't exist, I'd certainly have invented it after seeing the little French bulldog's face being ripped into by the boxer.
Sorry to hear :(
when I was a kid. horrible little thing. anyway, I had to get a tetanus shot. you should also do this.
it was strange; it bit the front of my shin, properly sank its teeth in, but I barely felt any pain.
if you came down with tetanus, you'd have difficulty exacting revenge on the offending dog by biting it back. it's good to know this won't be a problem for you.
needed lots of stitches.
I still like dogs though.
dunno what the guidance is, but let me tell you my shit story...
i used to live next door to a chained up semi-wolf that (for whatever reason) ended up in my garden. flying in the face of all reason (because i frikkin' love dogs), i decided to say hello and give it a stroke etc. all was ok for a few seconds. then the instinct kicked in and he chomped on my arm for a mo. i wrenched away and the wolf-dog immediately looked sheepish. ... ... when my nurse housemate came home she decided i needed a tetanus jab. so, rather than wait in a&e for hours, she called her mate who was working at the hospital, and we schlepped off to pick up a syringe from her on-shift buddy. went home. it felt a bit weird being injected in my grubby ol' kitchen. but i didn't die. so yay. the end.
I don't remember getting one as a teenager though but my parents ensure me I had one.
the pharmacist sitting next to me says no. and that you should get a jab. she sez to read this:
dont die on me, wilykit
stay stayin' alive.
Dogs fucking blow
So I think my point stands
who didn't bother cleaning up after his pet.
Therefore: Owner's fault. Not the Cat's.
hope your leg's ok :(
I don't know about dog bites but if a cat bites you and draws blood the chances are it'll get infected, I think.
Bruised to fuck now around the bite. The woman came round on Friday to say she had the dog put down and she was sorry. I felt horrible as I bloody love dogs.
Must have gone through some shit to end up like that. :(
Also, I was thinking more of antibiotic infections too not just Tetanus.
Obvs the only thing to do was put it down but doesn't seem fair. Bloody hate needles as well.
said that i assumed so. don't bottle out. make sure you get it sorted, yeah?
Sidethread - Total fucking divs who walk their dogs without leads on busy streets / don't tie them up when they go into shops and just go like "wait there dog, lol".
But I was going up a hill and my legs didn't work as per usual in dreams.
"Are they rabid?"
*tries to run up hill*
Thing One. No single dog breed is more dangerous than any other, it's how they are trained that is the problem. Pit bulls and the like are generally bought by fuckwits who have no idea on how to effectively socialise a dog, never mind one with a bit radius larger than most folks faces. These people then mistreat and mishandle their pet creating something which is aggressive and often unpredictable in it's behaviour. Like it's owner.
I've been in the company of rescue dogs of this type of background and due to the caring nature of the new owner, the dogs have been placid, well behaved, sociable and friendly.
Second thing. There are too many domesticated dogs in cities. They're a nuisance, mainly due to irresponsible ownership, but they're also functionally useless. I can see the continued use of dogs as 'working animals' which is where they'll generally be happiest, but having dogs in flats and having time to take them for a couple of hours walk a day (max) is ridiculous, selfish and a drain on resources which could be much better used on something else.
Bonus third thing: those fucking purse rats need to all be put under the heel. what a ridiculous thing to have bred. zero function. ugly. psychotic. pathetic creatures. Into the mincer with them all.
Because I'd definitely post that B&W one of a huge crowd rising for a standing ovation
then pushed the owner over