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Old 11-20-2008, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Post News, Father Fights Pit Bull To Save Daughter.

HAPPY VALLEY, Ore. -- A man rescued his daughter from an attack by a 90-pound pit bull that continued to attack, biting the man in several places Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Steven M. Hehr, 31, of Gladstone, and his daughter, Jayda Kempas, 7, were recovering Thursday as she waited to go into surgery for her injuries after the vicious attack that left them both injured and the dog dead, Strovink said.

Father Fights Pit Bull To Save Daughter - Portland News Story - KPTV Portland
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Chicago 'burbs'
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Wow. What a horrible experience for this family. I bet Daddy is even more of a hero to his little girl now!
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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Yeah, sorry, but those dogs give me the creeps.

Whose dog was it anyway? And why did the dog go crazy like that? Evidently, it thought the little girl was an interloper.
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Old 11-22-2008, 04:30 AM
 
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Daaaaaang! Go Dad!!!

I'm not one of those who believes all pit bulls are evil and I'm not really afraid of them (I'm more afraid of Chows), but I would never, ever own one. Sorry, but I'm downright prejudiced on this one.

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Old 12-30-2008, 11:04 AM
 
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Pure bred American Pit Bull Terriers don't attack kids or people. It's not how they are bred. And pure bred American Pit Bull Terriers don't weight "90 lbs". This dog isn't a pure bred American Pit Bull Terrier it might even be another breed all together that looks similar to a pitbull but yet and still the pitbull as a breed will always get the blame just because of its name.
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Old 01-04-2009, 03:41 PM
 
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It is not the dogs fault bit bull or not.It is all how the dog is raised.I have owned two pits and I have three small kids.They are great dogs if they are raised the right way.And the news always say they are pit bull attacks just because pits are Supposed to mean dogs.I think it is sad that people make this bred sound so mean and killers.
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Swamps of Florida
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I feel bad for the girl and her dad. Also story doesn't tell us where did dog come from and how attack started. Just a little details media like to omit....
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:48 PM
 
Location: WV
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Pure bred American Pit Bull Terriers don't attack kids or people. It's not how they are bred. And pure bred American Pit Bull Terriers don't weight "90 lbs". This dog isn't a pure bred American Pit Bull Terrier it might even be another breed all together that looks similar to a pitbull but yet and still the pitbull as a breed will always get the blame just because of its name.
Exactly. Pit Bulls were bred to fight other animals. Through history, they fought bulls, rats and other pit bulls for man's amusement. HOWEVER (and this is important) these "sporting dogs" had to be handled by their owners as well as the pit referee during the fight and therefore the dog had to be human-passive. In fact, Pit Bulls who showed any human aggression were typically put down.

Because of the Pit Bull's passive nature toward humans, these dogs became the most popular family dogs in the early 1900s. They were even nicknamed the "Nanny Dog" because they were so good with children.

And you're right about the problem with mistaken identity. There are about 25 AKC breeds that are often confused with Pit Bulls. I have a page of pictures of dogs if anyone wants to try to find the Pit Bull. Only one dog is an American Pit Bull Terrier. Can you find it?

Pit Bull Search
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:43 PM
 
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It is not the dogs fault bit bull or not.It is all how the dog is raised.I have owned two pits and I have three small kids.They are great dogs if they are raised the right way.And the news always say they are pit bull attacks just because pits are Supposed to mean dogs.I think it is sad that people make this bred sound so mean and killers.
totally agree..im glad the girl and her father are ok.. i feel bad for the dog and blame the owner
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:06 PM
 
Location: southern california
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the discussions on pit bulls are very much like global warming.huck let me esplain to you why that dog chewed up your leg. huck let me esplain to you why that sunami leveled your house. its just a phase of nature.there really isn't any problem you just need to change your perceptions. there now, feel better?? i have been attacked by a mean dog. utterly unprovoked. the owner joked about it with his friends. little or no remorse at all.
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