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Pit Bull Attack: Wisconsin Toddler Dies In Dog Mauling [Video]

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Authorities say a young boy has died after he was viciously attacked by two pit bulls in southeastern Wisconsin this week.

According to WXOW 19 News, 14-month-old Dax Bogart was at his babysitter’s apartment in Walworth County Wednesday afternoon when the sitter’s two dogs suddenly lunged at the child and began biting him.

The babysitter, identified as 30-year-old Susan Iwicki, immediately jumped in to stop the attack but was unable to remove the animals from young Dax. Police eventually arrived on the scene and removed the two pit bulls — the animals were later euthanized.

The toddler was taken to Mercy-Walworth Medical Center before being airlifted to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin where he died about 3:30 pm, according to the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department.

Following Dax death, friends of the family told WISN 12 News described how his parents had spent a long time trying for a baby.

“Just unbelievable. (I’m) at a loss for words. They’re both beautiful parents and tried hard for a long time to have this baby, and now it just got taken away,” said family friend Dario Newell.

Emily Dueschen, another friend of the child’s father, added, “I just want (the child’s father) to know that I love him, and that we’re all here to support him in whatever he needs. We’re all here for him.”

The investigation into the case is still open.

There was no initial word as to whether the babysitter faces any criminal charges.

WTAQ notes that Wednesday’s mauling was the first fatal dog attack in the area since 2002, when a 10-year-old girl was killed by six Rottweilers.

More on the pit bull attack that took the life of Dax Bogart in the video below:

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106 Responses to “Pit Bull Attack: Wisconsin Toddler Dies In Dog Mauling [Video]”

  1. Jenni Stanley

    Great……..someone else couldn't control their dogs so now responsible dog owners will again suffer…….this does not mean that I don't feel compassion for this child's parents, but the actions of this irresponsible dog owner should not affect those that are responsible dog owners.

  2. Pauly Maloney

    sorry but the sitter should be charged with endangering the welfare of a child the fact that the dogs never bit anyone before doesn't matter. if the hand gun which only was fired once killed a child the ower of the gun would be charged.

  3. Jenni Stanley

    I agree that the owner should be charged, she should have been more responsible, the same way people with guns need to be responsible when children are around

  4. Zoe Winthrop

    Well if that had been me, there would be no way I would leave my child with an owner of pitt balls or any other vicious dog for that matter. That poor baby, what a way to die. Savagely being chewed up and probably shaken to death as well. I think I would have beat that woman up to a pulp as well! They should be pets at all. Too bad they didn't eat the woman up afterwards before they were put to death.

  5. Laura Yepthatsme

    Wow that babysitter needs charges pressed against her, for not having them dogs in a cage and away from that baby! It is her fault for not taking precautions to prevent such things from happen. I can't imagine what that family is going through.

  6. Stephanie Meginnes

    Any dog can attack… I've been attacked by smaller dogs, so I cannot say that BSL is the answer. We don't know what happened to trigger them, and we often forget that dogs, like any other animal, do react instinctively at times. The babysitter is responsible, IMO. If I get any kind of signal of my dog getting agitated (there are signals), I would immediately remove them/it from the problem area.

  7. Leanna Flood

    The parents shoul have known better than to leave their baby with a sitter that owned this breed to begin with. And the owner of these dogs should face prison time for owning them.

  8. Pauly Maloney

    i agree just the same when an person who uses an illegle gun law abbiding gun owners are punished my heart an soul goes out to the poor parents for their loss.

  9. Shannon Kasarcik

    Exactly I have two mutts but I watch them like a hawk when new people or kids are around just because you never know and if they act dumb they both have their signals just like you said. I put them up. Period.

  10. Pamela Danford

    Not all pits are bad dog. I have one and she is sweet as can be but when i have children in my house she is not around them. Any dog can turn on you or someone else it is not just pits. My friend had small dog that attacked her son when he was just learning to crawl.

  11. Elizabeth Berens

    not all pit bulls are vicious. My uncle had a pit bull that was the sweetest dog all he would do is lick you to death unless he felt you were hurting someone in the family. Also, grew up with a Doberman that protected me till it died. I now have two German Shepherds that are wonderful with my 5 year old daughter and 2 year old special needs son. it is not the dog so much as the owner. You can raise any dog to be vicious the same as you can raise any child to be violent. Just because there are violent children does that mean that we should label all children violent?

  12. Leisha Brown

    I agree that any dog can bite or kill but Pitt bulls are the worst! I have owned alot of Pitts before I had kids and I've had some good dogs but would never totally trust them,especially with a baby or small child! They are violent dogs by nature.i think people who own Pitts when they have babies are just crazy!

  13. Erika K Moureau

    The idiotic owner should be euthanized instead of the dogs! The owner/babysitter says she was right there and could not stop the attack. Obviously, the dogs were in charge and she wasn't. WHY was a 14 month old baby in the same room with 2 pitts? There should be criminal charges filed for sure.

  14. Rebecca L Smith- Krahenbuhl

    Any dog can attack but bigger stronger dogs can kill. My grandma had a pit. Loved that dog! But she was strong. Kids should not be left unattended around any dogs. Especially during toddler years when children tend to pulling on tails and get near dogs food bowls. But Pits are extra strong.

  15. Rebecca L Smith- Krahenbuhl

    Any dog can attack but bigger stronger dogs can kill. My grandma had a pit. Loved that dog! But she was strong. Kids should not be left unattended around any dogs. Especially during toddler years when children tend to pulling on tails and get near dogs food bowls. But Pits are extra strong.

  16. Marilou Madera Slagle

    If they wanted baby so bad, one of the parents should have stayed home to raise it. Why let a baby be raised by someone else for 10 hours a day!!! Live a little less expensively. There are so many non-necessities people "want". Cell phones and cable and giant tv's and expensive furniture and vacations. Shoot, even paper towels are a luxury. Prepared foods. NEW clothes.

  17. Marilou Madera Slagle

    If they wanted baby so bad, one of the parents should have stayed home to raise it. Why let a baby be raised by someone else for 10 hours a day!!! Live a little less expensively. There are so many non-necessities people "want". Cell phones and cable and giant tv's and expensive furniture and vacations. Shoot, even paper towels are a luxury. Prepared foods. NEW clothes.

  18. Shannon Marie Bush

    Please ppl.. Stop saying it's the mothers fault and that she should have known. She has already lost her son. There was no way know this was going to happen. People make mistakes all the time.

  19. Shannon Marie Bush

    Please ppl.. Stop saying it's the mothers fault and that she should have known. She has already lost her son. There was no way know this was going to happen. People make mistakes all the time.

  20. Kristine Sailor

    I very much agree. us that own dogs and are responsible for them, we will again as you said here them wanting to ban pitbulls, when in reality its not just one breed of dogs doing this.

  21. Kristine Sailor

    I very much agree. us that own dogs and are responsible for them, we will again as you said here them wanting to ban pitbulls, when in reality its not just one breed of dogs doing this.

  22. Zoe Winthrop

    The mother should make sure that her child is left in a safe environment and the first thing I would have asked, is, do you have any animals. I don't care what you say']

  23. Millie Crisp

    I own a pit as u can c by the picture at left and I have 2 kids.all dogs give signs when they r getting annoyed or unsettled and u can not blame the breed blame the owners period.my pit is the greatest and would give her life for either of my kids or me and my husband.my prayers r with the family of that sweet boy regardless who's to blame.

  24. Stephanie Meginnes

    I've owned a Sheppard/Lab mix that we had to remove because of his volatile personality, whereas we kept the pit-mix who was not aggressive and cuddled the kids and cats. My grandparents owned little dogs that were so mean you had to watch your face and hands if you got too close. When you say "this breed" what do you mean? Many people get confused about "pit" which is so often used to explain any bully breed. Was this actually an American Bull Terrier or another kind of bully breed? If not, than what was it? When do you stop determining what dogs are on a BSL list? Some animals, both small and large, are considered high-strung, temperamental, such as Labs and Dalmatians to name a couple, but that doesn't mean their personality isn't temperate, nor that training cannot influence them positively? No. ABT's are no different. I found your remarks to be rather close-minded, likely based on misinformation and lack of fact. The responsibility lies with the owner. She should have known the cues of the dogs, which would have alerted her to their agitation and promptly removed them. People need to have more responsibility over their pets, rather than allow them, the animal, to bear the brunt of wrong by simply being animals who are not able to form thoughts and reason like a human.

  25. Cheryl Parker Anderson

    WHY would any RESPONSIBLE baby sitter, or person leave a young child alone with ANY DOG. She should have had to have a license to have the dogs. She is a stupid owner and now a child is dead. Of course on the parents side, they should have REFUSED to leave the child with anyone who had dogs.

  26. Angela Skornia

    This poor baby! Nothing would have stopped me from getting those dogs off that defenseless child!! This inexcusable and should have never happened! My prayers are with the family. Rip Dax, sweet angel…

  27. Cathy Franzosa

    I wouldn't put baby in babysitter's house that have pittie. can't trust the babysitter. human don't handle dog properly will caused the dog to dominate and bite. the dog shouldn't be put to death! its the owner's responsiblity!

  28. Nicholas Youlose Doepker

    Its how you Train them… my friend has a Pit that is just a big cuddle monster she loves to be laid on and lay on people its how you train your dogs not the type of dog…

  29. Kristie D Reid

    Yeah this person thought her pitts. What the sweetest loving licking baby's too….. IT'S TO LATE WHEN YOU FIND OUT THAT THEY AREN'T……….Sorry that's my opinion……
    …..

  30. Leanna Flood

    I know plenty. I owned them too and used to curse people who judged but you go through what my family has been through an ill guarantee you that your opinion would change too. And when you have to look at your child's mangled face that was caused by the family's "baby" and had her since 8 week of age and would never hurt a soul. You will know why I hold such a grudge. And not only that. My family has had several situations that never thought the dogs were capable of doing. They were never once mistreated and always loved everyone. It's their nature. My mother worked for the post office for 12 years and for several years the same dog would greet her at the gate and kick her like crazy. One day this same dog left her with most of the muscle and skin from her arm. Thanks god the owner was there. My cousin also owned 3 of this breed but they got out of the yard one day and started roaming. They had been raised with their children who was 5 and 7 at the time. These dogs slep with these kids and played every day. But they attacked innocent children the same ages and almost killed one. Now when you go through what I have and situations tha closed to home you can argue my opinion but until you do and you probably will. Don't worry about my opinion. I just pray to god your kids don't have to experience that an have to live with the scars because of your stupid decision to own a dangerous breed.

  31. Leanna Flood

    I know plenty. I owned them too and used to curse people who judged but you go through what my family has been through an ill guarantee you that your opinion would change too. And when you have to look at your child's mangled face that was caused by the family's "baby" and had her since 8 week of age and would never hurt a soul. You will know why I hold such a grudge. And not only that. My family has had several situations that never thought the dogs were capable of doing. They were never once mistreated and always loved everyone. It's their nature. My mother worked for the post office for 12 years and for several years the same dog would greet her at the gate and kick her like crazy. One day this same dog left her with most of the muscle and skin from her arm. Thanks god the owner was there. My cousin also owned 3 of this breed but they got out of the yard one day and started roaming. They had been raised with their children who was 5 and 7 at the time. These dogs slep with these kids and played every day. But they attacked innocent children the same ages and almost killed one. Now when you go through what I have and situations tha closed to home you can argue my opinion but until you do and you probably will. Don't worry about my opinion. I just pray to god your kids don't have to experience that an have to live with the scars because of your stupid decision to own a dangerous breed.

  32. Amanda Potter

    I have seen both a golden retriever and a pug attack toddlers for no reason we could see. And I have seen first hand a pit save a child from drowning. So it is not just the breed.

  33. Amanda Potter

    I have seen both a golden retriever and a pug attack toddlers for no reason we could see. And I have seen first hand a pit save a child from drowning. So it is not just the breed.

  34. Jenni Stanley

    I do not agree that dogs, no matter the breed, should be banned from children. Banishing a dog to a cage or an outside pen only because there are children around will not help. If there are warning signs that the dog is acting aggressively toward a child then yes, the dog should be removed but the owner should also be aware and figure out what the problem is and how to correct it, not simply isolate the dog every time a child is around. There are always warning signs, owners simply must be alert and respond quickly to the warnings.

  35. Jenni Stanley

    I do not agree that dogs, no matter the breed, should be banned from children. Banishing a dog to a cage or an outside pen only because there are children around will not help. If there are warning signs that the dog is acting aggressively toward a child then yes, the dog should be removed but the owner should also be aware and figure out what the problem is and how to correct it, not simply isolate the dog every time a child is around. There are always warning signs, owners simply must be alert and respond quickly to the warnings.

  36. Chantal Roberts

    This has NOTHING to do with the breed! This has to do with a negligent dog owner who should have locked them in a room, safely away from the child since she knew he was going to be at her home! Just like any animal, the reaction a dog has is based on upbringing and how socialized they are. If she knew they werent safe for children then she should have gone to the parents home to watch the child (and the parents should have made sure the dogs were OK with the baby). When a baby is involved you take ALL precaution s!!

  37. Rhonda Morgan

    This was not a mistake.
    A mistake would be like leaving the door unlocked or a glass cup on the table.
    This is complete negligence.
    Pit bulls have 3600 pounds of pressure in a death grip.
    They were developed to be "the butcher's friend " in England, OKA the American Staffordshire Terrier.
    As an ER nurse, I have seen many dog bites, but with pits, I have seen mailings that are traumatic with broken bones and lacerations that only a pit can inflict.

  38. Rhonda Morgan

    I have seen a 300 lb. man put the pits head between his legs and pry the dogs mouth open with a metal bar to release the victim.

  39. Rhonda Morgan

    I have seen a 300 lb. man put the pits head between his legs and pry the dogs mouth open with a metal bar to release the victim.

  40. Perry Platypus Kellogg

    If a dog EVER shows aggression to a young child….they should not EVER be around them again! Who's child is gonna be the guinea pig to see if the dog is reformed? Yours, Jenni?

  41. Perry Platypus Kellogg

    If a dog EVER shows aggression to a young child….they should not EVER be around them again! Who's child is gonna be the guinea pig to see if the dog is reformed? Yours, Jenni?

  42. Perry Platypus Kellogg

    Jenni Stanley and banishing them to a cage might save a toddlers life……

  43. Karen Ambrosine

    dogs shouldve never been in the house. stupid owner

    dogs should have been somewhere else, not around baby. stupid owner makes hard on others now.

  44. Chadwick DeHart

    Facing prison for neglect yes, but not for owing. That's anyone's right.

  45. Chadwick DeHart

    "Petey" on the Little Rascles was a Pit and they never had an incident. Goes to prove it all in how the dog is raised and treated. Don't blame the dog…blame the owner.

  46. Tonia Wilkerson

    This would have never happened with my pit he was raised around kids and even shares his food with one of my cats I can get up in his face and knows I'm playing. He is by far one of the sweetest dogs I have ever been around. There was a young son here a few weeks ago and they love each other so much that when my pit's human daddy was fake fighting with the boy my pit went after his daddy to help the boy! It all how you raise and treat your animals! When you treat them like common animals and not the family members they should be then you can have the problems.

  47. Amanda Scuorzo

    see leanna flood its people like u who are so quick to judge so what does that mean that everyone who owns pits should do prison time?what about people who are so close minded and judemental like yourself?what punishment should they get i have a pure bred pit and a 4yr old and a 5 mo old and lemme tell u she is the sweetest and she protects them and the only way she would be this "vicious dog" u speak of is if our family was being threatened she plays with evry kind of other dog with no aggression what so ever and she does not even attempt to do anything violent.and any dog could be a nasty dog depends on how u raise them theres a lot of reasons those dogs could have done that ,just like if was any other type of dog, if they are not used to childern or if that child has never been at that house because pits are territorial so if something invades their space and their home that theyre not used to they will protect their home and if that was the case then its the owners fault instead of dogs but bc of this now those dogs will prob be put to sleep when they were just doing what is natural.i have the deepest sympathyfor those parents i couldnt imagin losing a child,but people like u make me sick thats like saying i should go to prison for owning my pit ur opinion is ur opinion and ur welcome to it but u and people like u disgust me thats half of whats wrong with this world today close minded judgemental people like urself.

  48. Michele Mewes

    Leanna, how bout you learn some facts before shooting off your mouth. Pit bulls are some of the sweetest dogs out there as a breed. Individual dogs vary by all breeds. The same thing used to be said about German Shepards, Rotts, Pins and others. Now it seems to be the Pit's turn. Blame the owners and abusers.

  49. Amanda Scuorzo

    oh and what about the pit who save the old lady with alzhiemers or the pit who took the bullets to save its owner?,just for a couple of examples but people like you wont acknowledge those facts because its not making them out to be murderous brutal beasts to blame for negligence and incompetence.

  50. Lola Aileen Vanslette

    I think whoever mistreated those dogs should have to pay. I also don't think the dog owner tried hard enough to stop the attack. If you cannot control the dogs, they should have been kept locked up while a child was in the home, not kept in the same area. It is criminal negligence at best, so yes I believe the owner should be brought up on criminal charges. No, I don't think all pit bulls should be banned or destroyed for an owner's irresponsible training or abuse of the dogs. I feel for the parents of the child they can no longer hold in their arms, but the owner is responsible, not the dogs.

  51. Lola Aileen Vanslette

    Pit Bulls are NOT vicious dogs! They are the most gentle souls you can find in a canine. If they are trained well, they will not attack. If the owner trained the dog that you are the Alpha, they would heed your commands. If you have no command over the dog, they will dominate and you lose all control. This owner apparently had no control over her pets, and should never have had those dogs near a child, period. The dogs aren't to blame, the owner is. Also, any NORMAL person watching a baby get mauled to death would have found a way to save him. She wasn't very motivated or that child would have survived. She was too worried about getting hurt and not so concerned about the baby.

  52. Leslie Matteson

    I wouldn't have ever left my child with someone who had two pits to begin with. The owner should face charges just for the simple fact the dogs weren't put in another room or outside when a child was in the house. I am sure the owner feels horrible about it and I truely feel for the parents of the child. Some safty precautions should have been taken on both sides.

  53. Lola Aileen Vanslette

    That is a typical reply from someone who knows nothing about dogs. Pit Bulls are sweet animals, they care for other animals and love people. Stop judging the breed of dog. I have seen mutts, Doberman's, German Shepherds and even Chihuahuas who are more vicious. My own son was attacked by a lab/rottweiler mix when he was five. Our family has owned Chows, Rottweilers, Pit Bulls and several other breeds that are also considered vicious that never hurt anyone.

  54. Mandee Lynn

    People really are so uneducated about dogs… as a million and one people have said prior to this; any breed can harm a child. I got bit by a Golden Retriever when I was in 7th grade. It was one of the neighbors dog. The two pits down the street from the Golden were the sweetest pups ever. I didn't get bit by them. So tell me again how Pitt Bulls are dangerous? If the owner is careless, the dog is careless. Same thing goes for any animal you own. C'mon people. If you're cruel to a cat, it won't be friendly. It's going to scratch you and hiss at you every time you go near it. Dogs are going to defend themselves if their owner is a piece of crap. Don't blame the dog. Blame the stupid human who doesn't know how to properly care for an animal.

    I feel sorry for the parents of this baby who was murdered but I do not blame the dog breed. I blame the owner. If you can't control your dog, it should not be out with children, and actually, you shouldn't even own one. 'Nuff said.

  55. Debra Mancini- Bean

    the dogs should of been kept away from the baby!(ive heard people make these dogs vicious )the babysitter was being careless.god bless the lil angel and his family…..

  56. Mandy Sorenson Bernarde

    Not all pits n Rotties are bad I've been around both breeds they are gentle natured..yet when a lab bites or attacks you don't hear about that..more people are bitten by labs than any other breed..I have a lab so im not dissing labs..

  57. Esteban Tellez Ponce

    I'm pretty sure she thought she was being responsible. Most pitbulls who end up mauling kids or small dogs too death, had never shown aggressive behavior. People need to accept the cold truth: Pitbulls are dangerous animals; they're unpredictable no matter what pitbull advocates say. The facts speak for themselves. I just had my puppy attacked by one at the park the other day, he underwent two painful surgeries and thank God he survived. I hate pitbulls and their owners.

  58. Esteban Tellez Ponce

    Millie Crisp I wish pitbulls only attacked and killed their owners but they attacked innocent victims. Children and small pets. visit http://www.pitbullvictims.org . Your pitbull and every other pitbull is tragedy waiting to happen. Agan, it's a shame that these damn animals usually attack other innocent victims and not their advocates such as yourself.

  59. Esteban Tellez Ponce

    Wipe all pitbulls from the face of the earth, together with their owners.

  60. Esteban Tellez Ponce

    Why wouldn any decent human being want to have pitbulls? what for?

  61. Esteban Tellez Ponce

    Kristine Sailor Very true, not just one breed, therefore, let's find the other vicious and killer breeds and take them all to some deserted island, together with their owners. Let them enjoy each other's company there but not here in our communities where peaceful people and children live.

  62. Esteban Tellez Ponce

    Pamela Danford All pitbull owners are in denial. They ALL SAY the same thing: "OH no, not mime, Mine is a sweeeeeeeeatheart! You should see how he licks my kids!! Hmmmm, yeah, all killer pitbulls did that before they mauled their first victim to death. Like I always say, it's too bad that pitbulls usually attack and killed other innocent victims and not their owners. I really really wish it was the owners the only ones who suffered the pain and heart ache WE, pitbull victims have to suffer.

  63. Esteban Tellez Ponce

    Elizabeth Berens You're in denial. You're dead wrong. You can train your dog in a thousand ways to be noble and kind but pitbulls and other viciou breeds are inherently aggressive. It's hard wired into their DNA kid. They can't escape it!! Same with lions and tigers born in captivity, aggressive behavior is an evolutionary defense mechanism that's codified in their DNA. Read today's headlines, a lion attacked and kill a worker. This lion was born and raised in captivity,he was even on the with Ellen De Generes show and she fed him from a bottle as a baby!!So don't tell me that it has to do with how you raise them!! NO , young lady!! PIT BULLS ARE VICIOUS, KILLER ANIMALS. My 7 month old puppy got attacked at the park and again, the owner said that he (the dog) had ALWAYS been a sweethart. Yeah…

  64. Michele Stroh

    Well for one thing two pit bulls in a apartment, they need exercise and space. If your going to get a dog that needs extra attention and exercise u better be able to provide it. I did home Daycare and owned a rottie never had one issue. Its all on the owner!

  65. Katie Dodson

    the parents and not just the owner should be held responsible too. they knew there were pit bulls in the house and they left the baby there anyway.

  66. Ellen Evans

    If you have any kind of dog you need to be responsible and have the dogs trained. There are to many untrained dogs and owners, that leads trouble. I'm not saying you can't have a bad dog, however I think there's more bad training than bad dogs.

  67. Misty Ann Daniels-Curtis

    that's THE BABYSITTERS FAULT SHE NEEDS TO TAKE RESPONSABILITY FOR THAT.

  68. Rachel Griepentrog

    In matter of fact labs or golden retrievers are the leader for dog bites… But yet you only hear about the pit bull attacks….

  69. Diana Cornwell

    you're a dumbass….you catagorizing all pits is like saying all gun owners are killers. a human can be raised to have no care for human life as easily as a dog can. should we ban humans too? so now you say lets ban guns. ok ban guns then a nife becomes the weapon of choice. ban pits another breed moves to the top of the "vicious breed list" then we ban them and so on and so forth. it is not a matter of the breed it is a matter of training. you could snap and kill tomorrow after years of being taught that or abuse so then i guess we have to ban the name esteban or abort all babies with the same features as yours. bet you cant even spot a pit bull http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/findpit.html

  70. Anonymous

    I have to disagree with you. It really has to do with the breed. I cannot believe the parents would leave their toddler with aggressive dogs. I cannot believe the owner would babysit kids if she even thought the dogs would attack. Pit bulls where bred for one thing, to kill other dogs. They see small children (toddlers) as prey or a small dog. That is why they attack. This story does not mention the lady was injured by her dogs when she tried to break up the attack. Some things are just bred into the breed. I have hunting dogs, pointing dogs. They point on instinct. That is my point.

  71. Chris Whitlock

    Definitely don't agree with how quickly dogs are euthanized in these situations yet people kill others and get a trial wasting tax payer money. Eye for an eye in my opinion. If they're going to do it to "animals" lets not forget that that's all we are.

  72. Dave Winters

    Question to Pit Bull owners:
    Aside from your personal bond with your current dog(s), would you consider a different breed when getting your next dog? If not, what desirable Pit Bull characteristics can't be found in other breeds?

    It appears that most Pit Bull owners are confident that their dogs are safe, but what a price (for someone) to pay if you are wrong. Lots of dogs bite, but only a few breeds are regularly associated with deaths.

  73. Barbara Ransom

    Esteban Tellez Ponce, I'll admit that I am not particularly biased toward any breed of dog over the other I also know that ANY dog will attack. It is in a canine's nature to attack what it considers a threat, just looking a dog directly in the eye if you are a stranger is a perceived threat to them so a toddler would be eye to eye with a dog. I got rid of my dog which was a Border Collie/Shepherd when my grandson was born because I will not risk his safety over a pet. People need to start realizing that animals do not have the reasoning skills of humans they often react by instinct alone.

  74. Darrin R. Gifft

    Two large dogs in an apartment with a child ,I hope she goes to jail. Nothing you can say could ever help with the loss of a child, it's just heart breaking.

  75. Hank Truesdell

    Pit bulls are just another breed of dog. Why do they get a bad wrap all the time? Because of people!!!! I was attacked as a child and had nothing to do with pit bulls! My attackers where from a winner dog to a yellow lab and a shepard! So stop attacking pit bulls! It has nothing to do with what happened! It is people at fault! Stupid people!

  76. Hank Truesdell

    Esteban, your stupid too! American pit bulls are great pets! And they are beautiful anim928-235-0259als!

  77. Keith Summers

    your full of shit Esteban, if…you know nothing about pit bulls and to hate owners of pit bulls is just stupid…i own a pit bull and she is afraid of cats so please don't tell everyone here all pitbulls are unpredictable…i don't know where your getting your "fact" but your so wrong its not even funny…i don't hate you, i feel sorry your so ignorant..

  78. Keith Summers

    jymm56 your just as bad as Esteban fool…the pitbull breed is not bred to kill…like ALL breeds of dog they MAY be TAUGHT to be violent by their irrsponsible owners, or, as in the case of police dogs, trained to be aggressive…get your head out of your ass and do some real research…

  79. Stephanie Meginnes

    That was one of my points. People say ban pit bulls, but 9 out of 10 of those people have misidentified what a "pit bull" actually is, which let's face it, has become a generic term for all bully breeds. Most here cannot go to your link and correctly identify an actual American Bull Terrier, which look nothing like some of those huge bully breeds so commonly associated as such. So MY dog will suffer due to peoples ignorance. Were the dogs that attacked actually an ABT, or were they ignorantly labeled by the owner and the press?

  80. Dee Hoffman

    Humans always need to be aware and responsible for the control and socialization of their dogs, NO matter what the Breed.There are so many unanswered questions in this very sad death of a child.My Heart and Prayers go out to all involved in this tragedy.

  81. Jaloney Caldwell

    FOUR pitbull deaths in first 39 days of 2013.Betty Todd killed by Her families pit bulls while babysitting.http://www.wyff4.com/news/local-news/abbeville-greenwood-news/Deputies-Grandmother-killed-by-dog-while-babysitting/-/9654572/18065754/-/vnjyf3/-/index.html
    http://banning-beaumont.patch.com/articles/91-year-old-woman-mauled-to-death-by-pit-bulls-in-hemet Woman was an artist in good health. So sad..
    http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8960900 4 yr old boy
    http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2013/02/19/outrage-after-2-year-old-killed-by-pitbull-in-texas/
    And then more deaths.. http://foxbaltimore.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/man-dies-after-running-two-dogs-being-hit-car-18068.shtml#.USmME2czJKA
    http://www.galesburg.com/x171156500/Police-No-prior-complaints-against-dog-that-killed-boy
    Somebody has some denial problems when it comes to deaths and pitbulls.. and think about that for a minute.. How evil is it to deny someone's death? Why? Cause they don't want any regulations on pitbulls or bad press.. so just deny, rationalize and make excuses as if THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT WORTH AS MUCH AS A DOG especially a pitbull dog, their god
    http://wqad.com/2013/03/05/pitbull-that-attacked-and-killed-little-boy-went-for-his-throat-then-his-face/
    SEVEN PEOPLE DEAD in 2013!
    http://blog.dogsbite.org/2011/08/how-to-pass-local-pit-bull-ordinance.html

  82. Jaloney Caldwell

    Not all drunks drink and drive and many drunk drivers do not kill…. we still regulate things that cause severe damage to humans more often. You don't have to raise a pitbull to be mean. Remember Darla Napora the pregnant pitbull advocate said the same things as you before she was mauled to death by the pitbull she loved and raised from a puppy. You are playing the "it can't happen to me game.. Not smart. Kids should not have to suffer the results of their parents gambling.

  83. Jaloney Caldwell

    Millie Crisp DSo ou are an unfit gambling parent that thinks you can see constantly changing DNA inside a body (wow you could cure cancer then? huh) and predict and intercept the pitbulls aggressive genes from being turned on.. I hope and pray your poor children don't have to learn your lessons for you as you can't undo a pitbull attack.

  84. Jaloney Caldwell

    Stephanie Meginnes ABT are different. They have killed more humans than all other breeds combined and have been the top killers for two decades. Dalmations and other breeds BITE AND RELEASE. Pitbulls hold on and stage their attack to last as long as it takes to kill. They have fewer pain receptors and exteme strength and endurance which is why they have killed several large abled bodied men. Turn off the reality t.v. Those "stars" are PAID to promote pitbulls.. just like t.v. celebs promoted cigarettes for money for decades on the t.v. Wealthy dog fighters promote this fad because they don't have to worry about getting caught and can keep their barbaric sport going with pitbulls popularized. The it's the owner not the breed mantra sounds logical but it's not. This repetitive slogan is illogical. Other dog breeds owned in much greater numbers have equal chances of getting neglectful and abusive owners, yet they adapt to human shortcomings and don't maul people or pets at anywhere near the rate that pitbulls do. Labs are routinely forgotten and chained in backyards and they are the most popular dog breed in America, Labs are not the top killers, pitbull are. Mortality, Maiming and Mauling by Vicious Dogs, Annals of Surgery, April 2011, is study of dog injuries in hospitals spanning the last 15 years. The study found that you have a more than 2500 times higher chance of dying if attacked by a pitbull. The statistics on pitbulls seriously harming people at a much higher rate than other dogs are overwhelming. You can't love out genes or untrain genes. Family owned and loved pitbulls can turn on a dime. If you believe that pitbulls are just like any other dog, and regurgitate the false "its the owner not the breed mantra" you might of believed the world was flat, too Just because something sounds good doesn't make it true. Regulating pitbulls is for the greater good of all. We can't keep having kids walking around looking like bombing victims for life and their parents begging for help to pay for the medical bills. These dogs were created for evil and nobody knows when or where.. but family loved and unabused pitbulls suddenly turn into monsters.

  85. Jaloney Caldwell

    so now you are again denying that pitbulls do more damage in their attacks which are attacks or maulings not bites.. The dog doesn't just remove it self because you want it to happen. You are not stronger than a pitbull. You are not talking about a poodle. Your delusions are deadly. FOUR pitbull deaths in first 39 days of 2013.Betty Todd killed by Her families pit bulls while babysitting.http://www.wyff4.com/news/local-news/abbeville-greenwood-news/Deputies-Grandmother-killed-by-dog-while-babysitting/-/9654572/18065754/-/vnjyf3/-/index.html
    http://banning-beaumont.patch.com/articles/91-year-old-woman-mauled-to-death-by-pit-bulls-in-hemet Woman was an artist in good health. So sad..
    http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8960900 4 yr old boy
    http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2013/02/19/outrage-after-2-year-old-killed-by-pitbull-in-texas/
    And then more deaths.. http://foxbaltimore.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/man-dies-after-running-two-dogs-being-hit-car-18068.shtml#.USmME2czJKA
    http://www.galesburg.com/x171156500/Police-No-prior-complaints-against-dog-that-killed-boy
    Somebody has some denial problems when it comes to deaths and pitbulls.. and think about that for a minute.. How evil is it to deny someone's death? Why? Cause they don't want any regulations on pitbulls or bad press.. so just deny, rationalize and make excuses as if THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT WORTH AS MUCH AS A DOG especially a pitbull dog, their god
    http://wqad.com/2013/03/05/pitbull-that-attacked-and-killed-little-boy-went-for-his-throat-then-his-face/
    SEVEN PEOPLE DEAD in 2013!
    http://blog.dogsbite.org/2011/08/how-to-pass-local-pit-bull-ordinance.html

  86. Brenda Rosa

    Pitts are not a breed everyone should own. By selective breeding, we have added specific behaviors to certain breeds. This behavior is there without training. Herders herd. Trackers track. Livestock guardians guard. Pitt bulls…. you can finish the sentence for yourselves. It is what it is.

  87. Nikki Chance

    our vicious doxies could hurt people too if we let them be mean. Scout definelty can. I don't blame him either. The shit shitty humans did to him, I'd hate them too (but he loves us <3)

  88. Laura Yepthatsme

    I've seen way more Chows attack children than any other dog. Those who own dogs should understand their nature and being as a whole. Even a tiny dog could cause serious damage to a young child. It is the owner who is responsible when such occurs because they are not taking precautions no matter how friendly a dog can seem and not training their animal properly. (Even with a trained dog they can still attack) @Millie Crisp – That really isn't the statement to be making if you are trying to defend a dog! @Katie Dodson – I don't see the parents to be responsible, grant it they could of chosen a better babysitter for their child but just because someone owns a dog doesn't mean they aren't responsible.