Skip to comments.Stray Pit Bull Saves Woman, Child From Attacker
Posted on 02/04/2011 9:27:57 AM PST by rottndog
The wandering 65-pound Pit Bull mix might have seemed menacing to some passerby, but one woman will always remember him as her guardian angel.
The dog, which authorities think is lost and not a stray, successfully thwarted a robbery attack on a mother and her 2-year-old son, who were held at knifepoint Monday afternoon.
The Florida woman, who has been identified by authorities simply as Angela, was leaving a playground with her toddler son in Port Charlotte when a man approached her in the parking lot with a knife and told her not to make any noise or sudden movements.
Angela didnt have to do either to protect herself and her child a dog mysteriously ran to the scene and charged the man, who quickly fled.
I dont think the dog physically attacked the man, but he went at him and was showing signs of aggression, just baring his teeth and growling and barking. It was clear he was trying to defend this woman, Animal Control Lt. Brian Jones told Pet Pulse.
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That dog derserves a steak dinner!!
“Pitbulls are ALL EVIL” /s
I appreciate your sarcasm. I have a pit cross that I got from a shelter abhout 6 1/2 years ago. She doesn’t know she is a dog, just a short person with a funny looking fur coat. She is absolutely the best dog I have ever owned and I would not hesitate to have another one. I have never seen her aggressive/protective side and don’t want to. She could be a formidable foe for someone if the situation dictated it. 60 pounds of muscle....red
baring his teeth and growling and barking,
“Do you feel lucky, punk? Well, do you?”
I have no personal experience with owning a pit bull, but one of my neighbors had one. He was one of the nicest dogs I have ever met.
It’s my opinion that a dog is ultimately only as good or bad as its owner.
Chet99 is gone. Got zotted.
I have a couple cross pits too. (didn’t know it when I got them) Both are wonderful with the grand kids and other pets. Now, the wild pigs, raccoons and coyotes haven’t found them too friendly. :)
To: Chet 99
Get a life, ah. Zot!
2 posted on Saturday, November 06, 2010 2:27:37 AM by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
ah...so that’s what happened to ‘ole Chet...
Wow. I was away. Didn’t know. I was wondering why there weren’t many dog attack threads. Guess I know now.
The dogs are alright
In case you or anyone else missed this.
Pits (and other bull breeds) can make excellent dogs, but you DO have to make sure they are raised right. You need a strict and steady hand, and make sure you socialize them around other people.
An unknown Pit scares the h*ll out of me, because more often than not, they are not optimally raised and trained, unfortunately. But ones that I know are wonderful dogs.
He probably just wanted to eat them later.
I confess that I made a friend of someone I really didn’t speak to in h.s. because I emailed him about his adorable pit bull. Now, mine? She’s loveable, great with the kids, and a pain in the ass. She likes jumping through windows. Cost a pretty penny in vet bills to sew up her arm, because she wanted to see the poodle walking down the street. Then, she ran a block on her bad foreleg.
>>Its my opinion that a dog is ultimately only as good or bad as its owner.<<
ANY dog, ANY breed can do permanent damage to one’s face. I have never trusted strange dogs because a dog is a dog and has a job to do. Protect the pack. If I’m not a member of the pack, I expect a dog to do what God made dogs to do.
It’s when we humanize them that they become what we make them into. Whether it be the most aggressive being in the neighborhood or a substitute baby in frilly dresses and strollers.
There are very few “bad” dogs, but a hell of a lot of “bad” owners.
Unfortunately, there is more to the story.
Animal control has determined that the dog is blind and mistook the perp for the child.
We have a Pit Bull too. Biggest love monkey ever, but mess with the kids and you get a warning growl.
He watches sentry when they play in the yard. Best dog ever.
I have a dog that’s half Pit Bull, quarter Rottweiler and quarter Great Pyrenees. He’s a big baby who constantly sits on my wife’s and daughter’s feet. I adopted him as a puppy so he could help protect my family when I’m not home. He has a real deep sounding bark that will make someone think twice before coming into the house.
no discription of the attacker???
Ohh, that would be the guy missing a chunck of his azz...
Thanks very much for that link. I hadn’t seen it...real eye opener...once you wipe away the tears.
Great story. Thank you!
Forgive me, I need new glasses, I failed to see the /s at the bottom of your post and took it serious.
I apologize, my bad.
I checked your homepage. Gorgeous Rotts.
I second that. Your dogs are very handsome, rottndog.
Your little one is pretty adorable too!
Alas...they have both past on now. Great dogs they were. Down to one rott-mix for now. Oh, and a couple of dachsy-huahuas (I don’t really consider them dogs as much as big rats).
I’ve had two pit bull experiences.
Last year an emaciated pit bull walked into our yard. It was covered scars and had damaged its hip. We kept him for two months and nursed him back to health. He was a great dog with adults, but as soon as he got near another dog or a child he attacked. We had him put down.
Two months after that, the vets office contacted us to let us know that someone had abandoned a lab puppy at his office. The puppy had lost a leg after being hit by a car. We decided to foster him and got so attached that we kept him. As he grew up he looked more and more like a pit bull. Now he’s full grown and he’s the sweetest dog we’ve ever had. He’s good with kids and other dogs. He’s protective, but not aggressive.
The lesson is that a lot of how the pit bull acts is determined by the way they’re raised.
Do a google search for Sergeant Stubby, the most decorated dog of WW1. He was a Pitbull and is on display at the Smithsonian. Pitbulls are good dogs. It’s how you raise them.
I hear you about the little dogs. My dogs are 100 to 120 pounds. The puppy is 60, but he's young yet. :)
BIL had a pit-lab....they’re great dogs but owww, my shins. Tail would clear a table wagging and tended to leave anyone in range with black and blue shins.
AFAIK, Chet_99 is no longer welcome on FR. JimRob one day had had enough, and that was that.
Linda Blair even shows up with her pitty!
Agreed. We adopted a rescue from our local Humane Society 3 years ago because our oldest, then 10, was absolutely petrified of all dogs, and we thought if we adopted one, she might generally improve, which she did, quite a bit. We ended up with a pit mix, very small, and not much pit in her (you can see it in her body shape and if you look straight at her face), but enough that the shelter made sure we lived in a town that allows them.
Anyway, she has the sweetest disposition I have ever seen in a dog. She has never snapped at our kids, never growled at a human with any sort of menace, loves our elderly cat, loves all people and loves other dogs even more. She’s very careful with hands etc during play and the only aggression we have ever seen was one snap at a larger dog at our local dog park last summer (it came at her from behind and above). I know she has defensive capabilities, she just hasn’t had need to express them, but I have no doubt that if she got a danger vibe from one of us, the person on the other end would be in serious hurt.
She’d be the perfect dog, if I could just break the burying instinct that rips holes in comforters and sheets...
>It is my opinion that a dog is ultimately only as good or bad as its owner.<
No question about it. Nice people have nice dogs.
It is how you raise them, plus their natural temperament. Some dogs just have a bad temperament (much like people).
Where are all the other dog haters. There are almost always tons of pit haters spewing their BS.
There is a slight difference between Staffies and Pits, due to their coloring. Staffies can’t have pink noses. My pit has a pink “dudley” nose therefore she can’t be classified as a Staffie. Staffies are defined by strict coloring guidelines.
Yeah, the silence from those ignoramuses is thunderous.....