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Daxtonís Friends, five years after trusted pit bulls killed a toddler
Animals 24-7 ^ | March 7, 2018 | Merritt Clifton

Posted on 03/07/2018 1:00:42 PM PST by Norski

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin––Five years ago today, on March 6, 2013, two pit bulls raised from puppyhood in a loving home environment killed Daxton James Borchardt, age 14 months, and badly injured his babysitter, Susan Iwicki, whose pit bulls turned on both of them.

“The horrific attack started,” Borchardt recalls, “while Susan was carrying my son at the hip and letting her dogs back in from a potty break. Susan’s well-raised, loved and cared-for pit bulls ripped my son from her arms. A metal gate was ripped from the gatepost during the struggle. This unprovoked, prolonged, and unstoppable attack lasted an entire fifteen minutes according to Susan and police reports.

(Excerpt) Read more at animals24-7.org ...


TOPICS: Agriculture; Health/Medicine; Pets/Animals; Society
KEYWORDS: chet99; childcare; dog; pitbull; pitbulls
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1 posted on 03/07/2018 1:00:42 PM PST by Norski
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To: Norski

This was posted in the wrong category earlier.


2 posted on 03/07/2018 1:01:42 PM PST by Norski
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To: Norski

The jihadis of pets...


3 posted on 03/07/2018 1:08:12 PM PST by null and void ("If you see something say something." "If we say something *DO* something!!!")
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To: Norski

Pitbulls are very much like Muslims.

You never know when they’re going to snap and start killing people.


4 posted on 03/07/2018 1:08:27 PM PST by MeganC (There is nothing feminine about feminism.)
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To: MeganC

Think of them as a breed that always wears a bomb belt and you just try to train them to not press the button. Most of them don’t, but...


5 posted on 03/07/2018 1:13:41 PM PST by robroys woman (So you're not confused, I'm male.)
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To: Chet 99

This one is for you Chet, wherever you are!


6 posted on 03/07/2018 1:16:41 PM PST by freedumb2003 (obozo took 8 years to try to destroy us. Trump took 1 to rebuild us. MAGA!!)
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To: Norski

After a moment’s thought, I’m typing this anyway:

The father was negligent for engaging a babysitter for his toddler son with two large breed dogs, regardless the breed.

The owner was doubly-negligent exposing the baby to the dogs unrestrained. She should have been charged (I can’t find that she was).

Let er rip.


7 posted on 03/07/2018 1:17:15 PM PST by logi_cal869 (-cynicus-)
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To: logi_cal869

Daxton. Says a lot about his judgement.


8 posted on 03/07/2018 1:22:55 PM PST by gundog (Hail to the Chief, bitches.)
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To: logi_cal869

Yes. I agree. The child paid the ultimate price for this.


9 posted on 03/07/2018 1:24:22 PM PST by Norski
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To: null and void

Yes. However, they were never bred to be pets, which is part of why the specific maulings and deaths are occurring.

Quote: “We use the term ‘pit bull type dog’ because that is biologically the most accurate term. In order to understand this, you have to look at the biological history of the present day pit bull type dogs. Their history is twofold.

bullpit1-300x198The bulldog: The bull-baiting, bear-baiting, horse-shredding ‘bulldog’ has existed at least since the reign of Richard III in England (1452 – 1485), when watching ‘bulldogs’ slowly torture bulls, bears, horses and other animals to death was considered normal public entertainment. These dogs were also used to hunt wild boar, not only tracking the boar but engaging directly in killing it, and in dogfighting matches where they were pitted against each other in fights to the death. There were no breed clubs to give these dogs fancy names — they were called simply ‘bulldogs’. The term ‘pit bull’ was an American variation on the same theme, referring to any of the pit fighting bulldog types.

Until the late 19th century, the only pedigree that mattered for any bulldog was its fighting pedigree – the list of kills it had committed on some other bulldog in the fighting pit. It wasn’t until early in the 20th century, as dogfighting declined, that the breeders of these dogs sought other ways to sell them. They turned to the new kennel clubs, which had been established to cater to the upper class hobby of breeding dogs for shows. After much lobbying, the 1930s saw the registration and re-branding of the pit fighting bulldogs by various kennel clubs, always with a name intended to hide the type’s bloody history (eg, changing this molosser’s name from bulldog to ‘Staffordshire terrier’). Since that first deception, many new breed clubs have arisen, dedicated to producing slight physical variation in the fighting bulldog so as to claim a new pit bull type ‘breed’ all their own (eg, American Bully, Pit Bull XXL, Olde English Bulldogge, American Bulldog).

All of these dogs in fact come from the same limited gene pool, all of them retaining both the physical and the behavioral traits that have always typified the fighting bulldog. Pasting a new ‘breed’ label on yet another slight variation of the pit fighting bulldog does not change this fact.”

Quoted excerpt from “Why Do We Call Them “Pit-Bull-Type” Dogs”


10 posted on 03/07/2018 1:38:51 PM PST by Norski
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Neighbors across the street have 2 pitbulls that stay mostly in the house. They also have a 3 year old & are expecting another child. I hope the day never comes when I see police, fire & medics over there.


11 posted on 03/07/2018 1:40:01 PM PST by Qiviut (Obama's Legacy in two words: DONALD TRUMP)
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To: Norski
they were called simply ‘bulldogs’. The term ‘pit bull’ was an American variation on the same theme, referring to any of the pit fighting bulldog types.

I take issue with this description that fails to differentiate the working bulldog from what occurred when this trusted dog (which still exists and works today), was bred with the terrier, resulting in the pit bull terrier.

Because of this breeding to create a fighting dog, Americans who bred and worked the traditional "Old White" and other working bulldogs, renamed their dogs the American Bull Dog.

12 posted on 03/07/2018 1:51:26 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Q is BaWhat ifrron Trump, time-traveling back from the future, to help his dad fight the deep state.)
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To: Qiviut

I know of a young couple who have a pit bull and expecting a baby in the near future. They are getting rid of the dog because they aren’t going to take any chances.


13 posted on 03/07/2018 2:13:35 PM PST by WASCWatch
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To: logi_cal869

The babysitter was a personal friend of the parents. She was mauled badly in the attack. She apparently had the dogs put down immediately. She is also involved in effort to publicize information about pit bull type dogs with Daxton’s parents, the Borchardts.

Even now, five years later, it is not all that common for the dog owners to be charged.


14 posted on 03/07/2018 2:22:35 PM PST by Norski
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To: logi_cal869

People like to deny a breed’s genetic traits. I’ve know many good pitbulls BUT I don’t believe they belong in a home with small children. I also don’t think it is a good idea to have more than one pitbull for a pet. Also it is very important to know the history of the dam and sire. I doubt many dog owners have access to such information anymore. It might not matter if you adopt a miniature schnauzer but sure does if you adopt a pitbull or certain other larger breeds.


15 posted on 03/07/2018 2:33:37 PM PST by lastchance (Credo.)
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To: Norski

It was criminal negligence, IMHO.

I would never, EVER knowingly put a small child in proximity to ANY large breed canine to whom it is a stranger (not raised from a pup with the child).

But I know animals.

I equate this to a person who walks off of a curb and gets hit by a car exclaiming, “I have right of way!”

To which the obvious merits observation: Shouldn’t you have chosen to NOT walk into a street assuming the odds against injury favored ignorance of personal safety?


16 posted on 03/07/2018 2:36:26 PM PST by logi_cal869 (-cynicus-)
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To: lastchance

Not denying. Agreed.


17 posted on 03/07/2018 2:42:30 PM PST by logi_cal869 (-cynicus-)
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To: gundog

What? The dead baby?


18 posted on 03/07/2018 2:47:07 PM PST by silverleaf (A man who kneels for the national anthem doesn't stand for much of anything)
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To: Norski
Like it was just so weird.They never did that before. I just don't get it. Weird.

Wikipedia Fatal Dog Attacks

19 posted on 03/07/2018 2:47:09 PM PST by super7man (Madam Defarge, knitting, knitting, always knitting)
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To: Qiviut

My wife’s nephew and his wife had two pits and a two year old. I told my wife, I hope that they never turn on them.

His wife left him and he moved in with his mother along with his daughter and the two dogs. Two weeks later, they tore apart his mother’s old aging 12 year old mid sized dog.

He had them put down. I was glad it wasn’t his daughter that was attacked.


20 posted on 03/07/2018 2:56:12 PM PST by packrat35 (Pelosi is only on loan to the world from Satan. Hopefully he will soon want his baby killer back)
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