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    Retired police officer attacked by bulldog

    ST. PAUL, Minn. - A Minnesota man who rescued a bulldog from a shelter faces an uncertain future after the dog attacked him, severing an ear and tearing away the skin from most of his face.
    Fifty-three-year-old Jim Stewart of Woodbury had no issues with the dog since he got Igor five months ago. Housemate Amy Klinefelter says the dog was ``very sweet.''
    But on Sunday she heard a thumping in the basement, and went downstairs to find Igor standing over a barely conscious Stewart, blood spattered all around.


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    Maybe I'm not familiar with the breed, or the incident itself...but I would think you could avoid a bull dog attack by....standing up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmur5074 View Post

    Maybe I'm not familiar with the breed, or the incident itself...but I would think you could avoid a bull dog attack by....standing up.

    At least an attack to the face area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    At least an attack to the face area.
    Yeah I'd think so. Who knows.
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    It depends on what type of bulldog. Although most are familiar with an English Bulldog...there is another breed called an American Bulldog which is a very big, powerful breed of dog which would have the the ability to do that type of damage. But yikes...that would hurt and the dog is a danger for whatever reason. Sad to see the dog put to sleep but for whatever reason...might be in the best interest of safety. Wonder what really happened???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolven View Post
    It depends on what type of bulldog. Although most are familiar with an English Bulldog...there is another breed called an American Bulldog which is a very big, powerful breed of dog which would have the the ability to do that type of damage. But yikes...that would hurt and the dog is a danger for whatever reason. Sad to see the dog put to sleep but for whatever reason...might be in the best interest of safety. Wonder what really happened???
    More commonly called a pit-bull. They are bred for fighting. Sadly the breed gets a bum rap because it is usually the individuals who train them are to blame. The dog only wants to please. I have heard that once this dog tastes blood or has killed or wounded, they are pretty much toast because they will do it again. High prey drive I guess. I would be extremely leery of any pit-bull coming from a shelter. Just don't know how it was trained. This is the breed of dog that Michael Vick was put in jail for if I remember correctly.

    Once again the media doesn't tell the whole story.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CTR man View Post
    More commonly called a pit-bull. They are bred for fighting. Sadly the breed gets a bum rap because it is usually the individuals who train them are to blame. The dog only wants to please. I have heard that once this dog tastes blood or has killed or wounded, they are pretty much toast because they will do it again. High prey drive I guess. I would be extremely leery of any pit-bull coming from a shelter. Just don't know how it was trained. This is the breed of dog that Michael Vick was put in jail for if I remember correctly.

    Once again the media doesn't tell the whole story.
    Not getting into the whole putbull argument again..as I seem to lose a lot and get tired of arguing ()...but the American Bulldog is NOT the same breed as a pitbull. They are a completely different breed of dog. As is the American Staffordshire Terrier. Although they are all fairly big, muscular dogs...they are different breeds! That is all.
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    You're right, Wolven. I stand corrected. They just seem to get lumped into one category because most of us don't know the difference between the breeds.

    I have a lot on my mind as of late, so please bear with me.


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