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Anonymous asked in PetsDogs · 4 months ago

Why do Pit Bulls go after toddlers?

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  • 4 months ago
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    They are right at their height.

    Toddlers are also fast, they run, they squeal and have high pitched sounds... All of which can trigger PREY DRIVE.

  • 4 months ago

    All large breeds can at times go after something that runs and screams or that simply runs away. Not just toddlers but also adults, children and smaller dogs.The reason is that they confuse it with prey and it sets off the chase instinct. It is a primeval instinct and it is not reserved to Pit bulls but can happen in most large breeds and even small breeds though these present much less danger. Sometimes owners have a tendency to forget that no matter how much they love their pets and how well trained they may be they are always animals. We should not put excessive trust in them and always be vigilant so as to prevent problems. Animals do not reason, they act on instinct and sometimes can have unexpected reactions to many things. So it is always good to err on the safe side.

    It is for this same instinct that it is never advisable to run from a menacing dog.The best strategy is to stay very still with arms down against the body. If you run it will chase.

  • 4 months ago

    they're mortal enemies. ever since the pit-toddler war of 1654.

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Why do people keep asking this same inflammatory question?

    Worse dog mauling I've ever seen?  A Chow that attacked a child.

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  • 4 months ago

    small enough to take down easily. pit bulls will go after adults, too ... but usually only when there is more than one of the dogs

  • Ryde0n
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    4 months ago

    Pit bulls have often been referred to as  Nanny Dogs .

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  • 4 months ago

    They have a natural instinct to attack other dogs and often other things that they perceive as dogs.

  • 4 months ago

    Just kick the dog in the face and it will stop

  • 4 months ago

    I've seen them go after a big man too.

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    They are like Trump, attack the innocent and defenseless.

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