i forgot to mention, in any case of a dog attack, it is not the dogs fault, it is the owner/commander of the dog. its guardian, at all times should have control of their animals. being so nonchalant and cocky that their dog is "good" is totally irresponsible.
November 27, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
This is a great example of why "Breed Specific Legislation" is total Bullsh!t. If my staffordshire terrier did this the dog would be shot on the spot. But my STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER would have never ever do this. the Staffordshire Terrier is put in the class of pit bulls under all legislation for banning breeds.
most pitbulls/staffy's would not do this. it is not in their nature to attack people. But a highly trained dog, a police K9 who spent months to a year in dog school, cant even obey a command to stop. this dog has done this kind of stuff to officers during chases also. it is a bad dog. should be changed to a more stable obediant breed like a lab, pit bull, etc.
the officer is at fault obviously, and nothing will happen, just an apology to the family, a little pay out, and the dog will never skip a beat being back on the street immediately. which it is. "oops he cant tell the difference of a little boy playing in his BACKYARD, between a fleeing violent suspect, HUM, does something seem wrong here? but ME and YOU, civillian dog owners, and their dogs are held to a much higher standard for some reason, and we as owners could be charged with violent felonies if our dogs attack some one and god forbid, hurt them.
but the dog that cost the city $50,000-$70,000 to buy and train, should be able to stop chasing if told to. but it doesn't, at very least if one of our dogs (us citizens) bit someone if we are not sued or criminally charged the dog will be put down for sure. being deemed as "never will be able to be around anyone with out the eminent danger of him maiming or killing a person" but this dog can get away with it.
with its history of infractions it should be taken off the force.
November 27, 2011 at 7:24 p.m.