Re: This is why I refuse to let dogs around my child!!!
We had a Staffie mix for a short time (American Staffordshire Terrier - cousin to the American Pit Bull Terrier). She was the sweetest dog I've ever met. These dogs are FABULOUS family pets in the right hands! They MUST be trained and properly socialized, otherwise you're inviting trouble. Still, I agree, no animal should ever be left unattended with children! Also, if the dog has been aggressive, it needs to be evaluated and properly dealt with. Anyway, it is so sad to hear stories like this. People really need to be more responsible with their pets - they need to know the breed, know it's temperament, train it properly, and play with it properly.