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κατι 1 child; Memphis, Tennessee 3143 posts
1st Feb '13

I would keep my dog,but things would change.

.Mommy.[40] 18 kids; Beverly Hills, California 21297 posts
1st Feb '13
Quoting norah's.momma✿:" DH's puppy bit my DD's cheek and at first I was super pissed, and wanted to get rid of him (I don't like ... [snip!] ... pretty rough with him. So we kept him. He hasn't done it since. IF it was a full grown dog his ass would be gone, though."


He was abused we think. His other owners gave him to us with ticks all over him. They didn't take good care of him at all. He's 5.

Brantley+Savannah 2 kids; Mills River, NC, United States 3119 posts
1st Feb '13

Depends on how old the kid is and what was happening prior to the biting. My son is 5 months old and our one year old rott, pointer, shepherd mixbis great with him ( we were worried at first) he plays with her face and she just takes it. Shell bite us trying to get us to play with her (nothing hard though) but she wont do that to DS hell straight up stick his handbjn her mouth and she doesnt do anything

.Mommy.[40] 18 kids; Beverly Hills, California 21297 posts
1st Feb '13

P.s. thanks for not making me feel like a POS mom. I've been crying all night. My husband took him to the hospital here in Germany. It wasn't bad enough for stitches at all, we just wanted antibiotics given in case the dog had any nasty bacteria in his mouth. German protocol is to keep him 5 days to give him antibiotics every 3 hours as a precaution.

delightfully mad Slut, Sweden 146 posts
1st Feb '13

If it was unprovoked, it would depend on the severity, whether that was a pattern, or what the intent of the dog seemed to be. Either way I'd probably re-home it, or if it was truly done with vicious intent, probably request the dog to be euthanized.



I'd do nothing if the kid provoked it. Teach the kid, not the dog. I'd be more worried about the mental stability of a dog that DIDN'T defend itself when someone was hurting it. That's what animals do, that's what they're supposed to do.



We got our pittie mix from a lady whose little sociopath put bobby pins on her ears and tail and twisted them. Eventually the dog bit him and bit him pretty good too. Instead of walloping the hell out of the kid (and I say that as someone who is disgusted by any kind of corporal punishment and considers it abuse), she put the dog on Craigslist and said she was giving it to the shelter if no one took it in 24 hours because she was "vicious." And we all know what happens to pits in shelters.



I have no sympathy for anyone, child or not, who is bitten when hurting an animal. If it's a baby, well, those parents shouldn't have been letting the baby hurt the dog either. Not the dog's fault they weren't watching or stopping it if thye knew it was happening.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
1st Feb '13

It sounds like rough housing caused it.



If my dog seriously bit my child unprovoked I would have it put down. Not a nip but a proper bite.



I wouldn't be able to rehome a dog like that unless it was used for pigging and around me most of those dogs end up in dog fights and that's completely inhumane. It's gotten to the point actually where dogs are being stolen out of yards. Big for fights and small for live food.



If he had bit a stranger legally we would have to have him put down.

κατι 1 child; Memphis, Tennessee 3143 posts
1st Feb '13

Idk how my poodle hasn't snapped yet and bit LO. He provokes the shit out of her. She's just so patient i guess.

Ecstasy 18 kids; Cuba 7748 posts
1st Feb '13
Quoting Nathaniel'sMom:" It would depend on if it was a nip or an actual full on bite and what the kid was doing."


:!: This



If the dog was being territorial or was unprovoked then it'd have to be put to sleep.



My Auntys dog (golden retriever) bit me when i was 7.... full on bit my arm (above my elbow) leaving teeth marks & drew a couple drops of blood.



He was eating &i went to go give him a treat, he freaked, thought i was going to take his food bowl, growled & as i backed away bit me.



I'd probably not trust my dog with kids after an incident like that... i may take it to the shelter or PTS if i couldnt fix that kind of issue/possessive nature.

♥ The Prodigy Due March 3 (boy); 33 kids; Perth, Australia 5616 posts
1st Feb '13
Quoting .Mommy.[40]:" It was a bite. About an inch wound, not deep though. It bled a little bit, but not much. He's a small ... [snip!] ... to when he's eating. He pulls on his legs (he has hip problems so it hurts), he kicks him sometimes. Pulls him by his harness. "

maybe just teach the child not to hurt the dog and annoy him, frenchies are small so although any dog can cause harm it isnt as strong as say a staffy, i have an american staff and hes so boistrous, my 9 month old has pulled his face skin poked him in the eyes and rammed him with the walker 10000000 times, the dog always just runs away, he has got pissed off with my son once and growled so we put him in the garden for an hour and he hasnt done it since, i do believe though with all dogs and babies/young children never leave them alone, dogs can snap at any time and i have even heard of a guy who called my friend (shes a vet) and said he needed to put his am staff down because something terribles just happened, the am staff was 2 years old and the guy had a 2 and 3 year old daughters well the dog had always been such a lovely dog, never growled never showed any aggression and one day the kids were in the kitchen with the dog the dad went into the living room and heard growling and then an ear piercing scream coming from the 3 year old, the dog had ripped the top of her scalp off and damaged her eye, shes still in hospital now it was months ago, the guy even felt guilty putting the dog to sleep, but that little girl is going to be scarred for life, it just takes a split second, i would never trust my dog and baby alone together even though hes not at all agressive.

Tay L 1 child; St Paul, Minnesota 719 posts
1st Feb '13

I wouldn't put a dog down! They are usually defending themselves. That isn't right to kill something for protecting themself. I also wouldn't take a dog to a shelter cause they'll just put the dog down. The dog shouldn't have to suffer for the kid being mean.



If the kid was being mean and they have been taught not to be mean to the dog, i'd tell them its their own fault. They were told not to do it and they did it anyways. Maybe that'll teach them not to be mean.



I would also tell the child that they wouldn't like to be treated that way so they shouldn't treat anyone or anything that way or suffer the consequences. By 4 they should have some understanding of that and should know that if they do something bad to an animal the animal is going to defend themselves and strike back. They are protecting themselves, its in their nature, just like humans will protect themselves.

~Raylan's Mama~ 1 child; Tennessee 2116 posts
1st Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting *Mrs. Mallard*:</b>" Depends on how old the kid is and what was happening prior to the biting. My son is 5 months old and ... [snip!] ... her (nothing hard though) but she wont do that to DS hell straight up stick his handbjn her mouth and she doesnt do anything"</blockquote>




My mom's rott is amazing with my son. He pushes her face away letting her know she's in his space and he's had enough and she just takes it too. And she's a jumper and is hardly ever around him (we live 600 miles away)



Our dog is similar where DS can do almost anything and dog won't do anything, but he gets annoyed after the 1,000,000th time and will growl...I've seen him snip but not enough to even leave a mark or even scare DS.

Ecstasy 18 kids; Cuba 7748 posts
1st Feb '13
Quoting .Mommy.[40]:" P.s. thanks for not making me feel like a POS mom. I've been crying all night. My husband took him to ... [snip!] ... any nasty bacteria in his mouth. German protocol is to keep him 5 days to give him antibiotics every 3 hours as a precaution. "


You sound like you did the right thing, i'd give him the benefit of the doubt.



Sounds like a once off kind of thing.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
1st Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Raylan's Mama~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting *Mrs. Mallard*:</b>" Depends on how old the kid is and what ... [snip!] ... annoyed after the 1,000,000th time and will growl...I've seen him snip but not enough to even leave a mark or even scare DS."</blockquote>



We have a rotti too and he would never hurt our daughter. There's been a few occasions when a child (about 10 years old) went to pay him and he was in front of my daughter and he went to nip her. We just be careful in public now and only let someone pay him while he has his attention on us otherwise he gets protective.



But IMO, I'd rather my dog protect my daughter. He is such a good boy.

Brantley+Savannah 2 kids; Mills River, NC, United States 3119 posts
1st Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Raylan's Mama~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting *Mrs. Mallard*:</b>" Depends on how old the kid is and what ... [snip!] ... annoyed after the 1,000,000th time and will growl...I've seen him snip but not enough to even leave a mark or even scare DS."</blockquote>




Yeah ours is amazing with him. If hes on the bed she knows shes not allowed to close in the off chance her paw might hit him and scratch him and when he has tummy time she comes and lays at his feet and puts her paw on his butt lol

~Raylan's Mama~ 1 child; Tennessee 2116 posts
1st Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting *Mrs. Mallard*:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Raylan's Mama~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting *Mrs. ... [snip!] ... paw might hit him and scratch him and when he has tummy time she comes and lays at his feet and puts her paw on his butt lol"</blockquote>




That last part made me lol literally! I bet that's cute!!! Rotts definitely aren't as bad as people think they are! This is my mom's second purebred that was sweet as can be...maybe a little over loving sometimes even. Now her Rott/ German Shepard mix just barks at him...especially if he's walking around or something but she doesn't go after him. She actually runs away from him lol She gets nervous I think cuz she doesn't know what he's going to do