Monday, February 26, 2024

Ten years of dog attack data: 2013-2023

 The pit bull problem is only getting worse

Pit bulls: 83.2%
All others: 16.8%

We've crunched the numbers and the results are in. The data for the 10 year period from the end of 2013 through the end of 2023 shows no relief in sight from the pit bull problem. Indeed, 2023 was the worst year so far.

Here is a breakdown of serious and fatal attacks by breed over the ten year period

A note about the attacks from "unidentified" dogs: Adding them to the totals would only obscure the data, since it would have the effect of claiming the attacks were committed by no type of dog. A reasonable assumption would be that the attacks from unknown dogs were of a breed distribution roughly equivalent to the attacks from known dogs.

Thus, 755 of the 908 attacks could be attributed to pit bulls, and 153 of the attacks to all other breeds. Of the 41 deaths, 32 could be attributed to pit bulls and pit mixes, and 9 to all other breeds.

Link to the 2023 final dog attack report by animals24-7 Here

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

The promise of a puppy

Who doesn't love pit bull puppies? 

It's easy to be convinced, when you're looking at your cute 6 week old puppy, that everything's going to be OK, because you're going to raise him right. What could possibly go wrong? But what you don't know is that hundreds of years of genetic selection and fine tuning for all-out aggression for no particular reason will eventually make itself known.

Around age 2, on average, comes the magical mauling age, and you've got a ticking bomb. A sweet, well-behaved pit bull that's never shown any sign of aggression can be triggered, the primal drives manifest, and then there's no stopping it without blood.

This story plays out time and again, while the pit bull advocacy continues to deceive, claiming "it's all how you raise them". The dangerous misinformation spread by these pit bull advocacy groups is directly responsible for many human deaths and many times more animal deaths.

Pit bulls are not protection dogs. They are purpose-bred bloodsport dogs. 

Crime scene images from pit bull attacks below.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Ten best personal protection dog breeds

Found this discussion of 10 best personal protection dogs, and felt it was worth passing along.

Not a lot of surprises, and lots of meaningful discussion of the reasons for inclusion in the list.

For those who are pressed for time, the list is covered during the first 20 minutes or so, and the rest of the video contains practical advice, and comments & questions from callers.


Thursday, September 17, 2020

The Akita experiment so far

Our Akita just turned 3 years old. 

She came from a line bred "for mass and temperament", and she is calm and good natured. I've been told that she's "really nice for an Akita". She's a big baby with the family, and fairly tolerant of people in general. She's good with dogs she knows well, and although strange dogs need to be on their best behavior when meeting her, she's never seriously hurt another dog, though she obviously could.

She does seem to view cats, squirrels, rabbits etc as prey, and so she never leaves the property without being under my control. If she'd been raised with cats, she might view them differently, as others who raised Akitas in a household with cats have reported peaceful coexistence.

I can't stress strongly enough that a dog like her is not for everyone. She's incredibly strong, and cat quick, and I credit her for getting me back into somewhat reasonable shape, as she simply must have our walk/run daily, regardless of weather or temperature.

She's not an easy dog, she's not like a lab, a golden or a poodle. But for those who can love primitive beauties like her, they make a very stout and faithful companion.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Voices of the victims - one family's story

About three years after being attacked by a pit bull, our Poodle died. After the attack, she was never the same. She experienced seizures and never jumped or ran and played again.

The night of the attack, after coming home from the Vet, I woke up at 3 am-ish to find her seemingly frozen solid. I put my hand on her body and did not feel a heartbeat or a breath. I panicked thinking she was dead and was dreading waking my wife to tell her. Instead, she opened her eyes, took a breathe and came back to life.

She never played, or ran, or jumped again. It felt like she had aged 10 years in one night.

My wife is heartbroken but I know we did everything we could to make her ending great.

I beat that pitbull in the head with a brick and I saved m dog's life and I am now a strong believer in the Pit Bull abolishment movement.

In happier times
Protect and love your babies. Their lives are short and should be amazing.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Canine genetics are real

When we brought home our 8 week old Akita puppy, a meek little 16 pound ball of fur, our senior chihuahua mixes ran out, barking, to investigate. The Akita pup hid under the car from them.

For her first 6 months, if anyone spoke to her, she would pee. She was subservient and mild mannered. We raised her with love and care, socializing her daily, meeting new people and new dogs every day under safe and pleasant circumstances. In other words, she was raised in a way that will surely result in a docile, friendly dog, according to the current fur-mom theories.

Fast forward 2 years - our now 100 pound Akita has become a strong, calm, confident dog.

While still very sweet towards her human pack, she's not so sweet when meeting a new dog. It's always a question - will she like the other dog, or not?  If she doesn't like them, that other dog is on very thin ice.

Just to be clear, she's fine with dogs that she grew up with.

But now we have to be very careful with introductions. I've seen her not liking a dog and it can be kind of a big deal - and beyond that, anything else that moves really brings out her prey drive. So, despite all our careful socialization, she has turned into this hard edgy primitive canine, at least when it comes to other animals - or strangers.

None of this comes as a surprise to those knowledgeable of the breed. It's standard behavior. Nothing in how we raised her has anything to do with these breed specific behaviors.

In other words, the old "it's all in how you raise them" turns out to be a myth. The genetic aspect turns out to be a far more important factor.

Of course, this is nothing new - pointers point, retrievers retrieve, shepherds herd, guardians guard, hunters hunt...

And bloodsport dogs do bloodsport:

Innocence lost: before and after encounter with pit bull
Dog fighters have selectively bred generations of pit bulls to view dogs as targets, to give no signal of their intent to attack, to launch a sustained, relentless attack, despite injury suffered, and to continue the attack regardless of whether the victim fights back, submits, cries, or tries to run away.

True to their genetic heritage, loose "family pit bulls" kill tens of thousands of pets and farm animals every year, and many of those pets were killed in their own yards, or even in their own houses, where they should have been safe.

Innocent dog savaged in a pit bull home invasion. She did not survive

While pit bulls are known for their animal aggression, it's worth noting that pit bulls have also killed more Americans than any other breed, in every single decade since 1851. In recent years, pit bulls have been killing vulnerable humans at 3-4 times the rate of all other  breeds combined. None of these facts have anything whatsoever to do with how the pit bulls were raised, or treated.

Another unusual pit bull characteristic is the penchant for maiming, disfiguring or killing their human companions. About half of all fatal pit bull attacks target their owners or other family members - something that would be unthinkable for any dog breed that wasn't created specifically for cruelty and violence.

Given these facts, how can anyone insist with a straight face that "it's all in how you raise them" - that they could literally love away, or train away, the very stubborn genetic imperatives of a type of dog which is the product of centuries of careful selective breeding to enjoy torturing and killing animals for sport?

Pit bull, happy and relaxed after doing what it was bred to do.

I'm looking at you, pit bull activists.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Yet another pit activist gets an education

The pain, terror and suffering inflicted by pit bull activists continues to escalate, as they ramp up their activism in denial of history and genetic science.

Inevitably, a number of these pit activists will have a rude awakening, in the form of an ugly confrontation  with reality. Sadly, it is often other innocent parties who pay the price for these costly life lessons.

Our focus today is a recent Facebook post, from the group "Our Pets Were Attacked By Pit Bulls" which we highly recommend for anyone wanting to know what's going on in our communities.

So, a pit bull activist posted video of their newly adopted pit bull "smashing stereotypes" by sitting next to a kitten without killing it. She smugly declared "This is so funny! This is exactly how it is with Maggie and Max vs my pit bull Kali (laugh emojis) Pits aren't as scary as their rep"

A few weeks later, the inevitable happened: a type of dog which was the result of centuries of careful selective breeding to enjoy bloodsport, did what it's genetic blueprint dictated, and innocent blood was shed for fun:

Having seen what pit bulls were bred to do and to be, what action does this pit activist take? Does she have the killer put down, to avoid any further horror?

No, she simply laughs off the purpose-bred cruelty of the pit bull as "some quirks", and tries to make the "quirky" pibble someone else's problem.

This is the sort of deadly imbecility we as a society are facing.

References -

The Facebook Link
The Reddit Link