UPDATE: State Police Release Updated Press Release After a Child Attacked by Dogs in Lexington Park

June 8, 2019

UPDATE 6/9/2019: On Friday, June 7, 2019 at approximately 7 p.m., Troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack responded to the 48000 block of Leeward Circle, Lexington Park, for a reported animal bite.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 5-year-old child was playing inside the residence, when the 5-year-old child was attacked by the family Rottweiler. During the attack, a second family dog, a Shar Pei Mix began to attack the child. The dogs continued to attack the child until members of the community were able to enter into the home and remove the child from the dogs’ grasp.

The child sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter Trooper 7 to Children’s Hospital in Washington DC.

Animal Control responded and took possession of the dogs.

The case remains under investigation.

UPDATE 6/8/2019: Stephen Walker of St. Mary’s County Emergency Services said the dogs in question are not Pit Bulls as stated in the press release by the Maryland State Police-Leonardtown Barracks.

Walker described one dog as a Rottweiler and the second as a Shar Pei mix.

Both dogs are currently at the Tri-County Animal Shelter in quarantine.

Maryland State Police Press Release: On Friday, June 7, 2019, at approximately 7 p.m., Troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack responded to the 48000 block of Leeward Circle, Lexington Park, for a reported animal bite.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 5-year-old child was playing inside a residence when she was attacked by the family pit bull. During the attack, a second family pit bull also began to attack the child. The dogs continued to attack the child until members of the community were able to enter into the home and remove the child from the dogs’ grasp.

The child sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter Trooper 7 to Children’s Hospital in Washington DC.

Animal Control responded and took possession of the pit bulls.

The case remains under investigation.


142 Responses to UPDATE: State Police Release Updated Press Release After a Child Attacked by Dogs in Lexington Park

  1. Truthteller on June 8, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    All pit bulls should be thrown in a woodchipper. A good pit is a dead pit.

    • Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 6:09 am

      Ignorant….it wasn’t even a pit bull

      • Anonymous on June 11, 2019 at 9:22 am

        Yup probably has no experience what so ever with Pits if they did they would know of the wrongful sterotype they get …I personaly raised Pits for 7 yrs with 2 toddlers and can tell you they are the most loyal forgiving dogs I have ever encountered. Kids would jump on them pullers eyelids & our pits would just give them kisses…What a wrong steroids type made out of ignorance

    • Realitychecker on June 9, 2019 at 7:55 am

      We should throw you into a woodchipper for the stupid comment. It wasn’t a pit bull smart guy. You aren’t telling any truth, so do not label yourself so, fool.

    • Totesmagoats on June 9, 2019 at 8:21 am

      Your mom should have thrown you in a wood chipper

      • Synonymous on June 15, 2019 at 5:01 pm

        Says the planed parenthood employee.

    • Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 9:08 am

      Notice that it wasn’t a pit bull? I have one and you all need to stop harassing that breed. Any dog can turn and attack at any given time

      • Synonymous on June 15, 2019 at 5:02 pm

        Even yours.

    • Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 10:11 am

      Haha. Rottweiler and Shar pei!

    • Castillo on June 9, 2019 at 10:14 am

      REALLY

      • Castillo on June 9, 2019 at 10:16 am

        Truth is, this was not a pit bull.

    • Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 10:30 am

      They weren’t eve pits!!!! It was a Rottweiler and a shar pie

    • Sally andrews on June 9, 2019 at 10:39 am

      You are an awful person. Go play in traffic

    • Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 11:34 am

      They weren’t pits

    • Candie on June 9, 2019 at 12:46 pm

      Neither dog was a pitbull! Where did you read that at?

    • Candie on June 9, 2019 at 12:48 pm

      The last investigation did not say the dog was a pitbull Neither dog was a pitbull! The article states one was a Rottweiler and one was a Shar-Pei!

    • Pissed off Family member on June 9, 2019 at 1:58 pm

      It wasnt a pitbull the news ppl said it was a pit they know what kind of dogs they have

    • pit bull owner on June 9, 2019 at 2:40 pm

      A**hole the dogs were not pit bulls but a rotty and sharpie

    • Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 3:38 pm

      I agree. I shot and killed my neighbors 2 pitbulls that escaped, came over and got aggressive with my daughter. Ill kill every pit i see that gets near my family or comes on my land. All these dumbass pitbull owners are stupid as fu##. They should be shot along with their worthless dogs!

      • Bobby Tipton proud pitbull dad on June 10, 2019 at 9:21 pm

        Save Pitbulls euthanize a dumb ass Redneck and yes I have 2 Staffordshire terriers come put me in a woodchipper hillbilly..

        • Chinese chef on June 12, 2019 at 7:43 pm

          Bring pit bull to me.

    • Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 9:54 pm

      And this is relevant to this story how?

    • Pitbull on June 10, 2019 at 7:17 am

      lol good call

    • Seriously??? on June 10, 2019 at 10:08 am

      you are a horrible person. I feel bad for any children you may have

    • Jackie on June 10, 2019 at 10:08 am

      the 5-year-old child was attacked by the family Rottweiler. During the attack, a second family dog, a Shar Pei Mix began to attack the child.

      They were not PIT BULLLS READ THE ARTICLE !!!!!!!!!!

      GRRRRRRRRRRRR makes me so ANGRY

    • Anonymous on June 10, 2019 at 11:38 am

      It wasn’t even a Pit. maybe you should jump in a wood chipper.

      • Waaaah on June 12, 2019 at 7:45 pm

        Waaaaaah!

    • Anonymous on June 10, 2019 at 11:39 am

      why do you let this violence get posted?

    • The Media on June 11, 2019 at 12:21 pm

      LMAO@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t believe you caught that many fish on one line!!! LMAO!! Good job!

  2. Anonymous on June 8, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    OMG.. How horrible… Pitbulls should be outlawed… Hope the child recovers physically and mentally…

    • Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 6:10 am

      Your ignorant it wasn’t even a pitbull

      • Idiot ^^^ on June 11, 2019 at 8:14 am

        What about their ignorant? Its “you’re” you putz.

    • Idiots on June 9, 2019 at 7:46 am

      Yeah let’s outlaw pit bills because this kid was bitten by a shar pei, THAT Makes total sense.

    • Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 10:18 am

      Not even pit bulls, so what do you say about that?

      • Synonymous on June 15, 2019 at 5:04 pm

        It will be next time.

    • Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 11:35 am

      Funny because it wasn’t even a pit bull. So tired of breed shakers like you. This county is bs. Just because a dog bit somebody doesn’t mean he’s a pit bull

    • pit bull owner on June 9, 2019 at 2:41 pm

      how about rottie and sharpie…the police as usual were wrong… they later corrected their statement

    • Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 9:55 pm

      Now that you’ve voiced your irrelevant opinion, do you have one that pertains to this story?

    • Chris on June 10, 2019 at 7:12 am

      Maybe you should actually READ the article. It wasn’t a pit. It was a rottweiler and Shar Pei.

    • Pitbull on June 10, 2019 at 7:17 am

      lol good call

    • Jackie on June 10, 2019 at 10:09 am

      the 5-year-old child was attacked by the family Rottweiler. During the attack, a second family dog, a Shar Pei Mix began to attack the child.

      NOT A PITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT :( read the article !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. WOW on June 8, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    TRULY A DOG THAT BELONGS TO THE LOWER CLASSES

    • No sense on June 9, 2019 at 7:56 am

      What does that even mean?

    • Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 10:18 am

      Thank god these weren’t pit bulls, any dog can attack.

    • Sally andrews on June 9, 2019 at 10:42 am

      And fyi they were not pits

    • Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 12:53 pm

      Its not the dog its the owner that raised it. People are so dumb and judgemental they miss the point wtf dogs dont raise themselves

    • QueenSOSS on June 9, 2019 at 2:02 pm

      My Family isn’t in the lower class A RN AND A UNION WORKER ARE THE PARENTS OUR FAMILY NEVER BEEN IN THE LOWER CLASS… WATCH YOUR MOUTH YOU JUST KIGHT BE ABLE TO SAVE SOME TEETH

      • Local Dentist on June 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm

        Like you’re saving that one you have left?

  4. PENPEN on June 8, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Omg, how sad. I pray the baby is ok. My job is walking dogs and talking care of cats, etc. I hate hearing the bad stigma of Pits. They have a bad reputation. I have clients with Pit Bulls. They are the most compassionate loyal dogs I know. What causes this? Inbreeding, training, what? The attacks are increasing. I’m alone when I’m playing and walking them. I’ve never felt fear before but I can’t help but wonder about what can happen. Smh.

    • Walt Kawolski on June 9, 2019 at 8:10 am

      They’ve earned the reputation. They were bread in England for FIGHTING. Hey honey, what dog should we get for the kids? I know, let’s get an English Fighting dog, hell, let’s get 2 WTF.
      OH, it’s not the Pit, it’s not the Pit. It is in this GD case, and if you leave your 5 year old alone with any dog able to cause damage, especially a FIGHTING dog you should probably have your ass kicked and be banned from owning ANY animals. I’d have shot both of those GD dogs.
      The reason people buy these ugly dogs is because they have a tough reputation and they think it makes up for their insecurities…which it doesn’t.

      • Anonymous on June 11, 2019 at 9:32 am

        Wrong …Bred in America. . Thus the name American Pit Bull Terrier. . Breed started by 2 men Tudor & Colby …

        • Walt Kawolski on June 11, 2019 at 9:31 pm

          Wrooong!
          Pit Bull fighting was banned in “ENGLAND” in “1835”.
          John P. Colby “was 13 when he owned his first pit bull puppy in “1888”. ” Colby began breeding some of the best dogs with lineage traceable “BACK” to “IRELAND and ENGLAND”.
          Earl Tudor wasn’t born until “1835” .
          The pit bull breed began in ENGLAND.
          Colby and Tudor only continued the practice.
          Good God a Polack has to spell it out for you? Holy Shi# kid.
          I guess the Chihuahua is from Canada.

    • Walt Kawolski on June 9, 2019 at 8:14 am

      Rottweiler and Shar Pei, just as agressive even though Pits lead statistically in attacks and deaths.

      • Walt Kawolski on June 10, 2019 at 8:09 pm

        Statement stands, just change the breed names. And tell that rag the Post (that I never read anyway) to get their damn story straight.

    • O Sikorski on June 9, 2019 at 11:04 am

      Yes Pitbulls CAN be compassionate and loyal…as ANY DOG can be…but ANY DOG can turn in a moment when provoked or aggravated…My cousin had pit bulls and even he said that they are very good dogs, however, they CAN turn in an instant and attack for no apparent reason…

    • pit bull owner on June 9, 2019 at 2:43 pm

      what rotties…I guess you are familiar with lower class…b*tt wipe

    • Anonymous on June 10, 2019 at 11:41 am

      Any dog will snap. It’s all of how the owners raised them.

  5. Anonymous on June 8, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Parents?

    • Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 10:48 am

      That’s what I wonder. If neighbors had to come in to help the five year old, where were the adults in the house ?

    • Anonymous on June 10, 2019 at 11:02 am

      my question to where were the parents ?? members of the community ?

  6. Tammy on June 8, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    Why does everyone go straight to pit bulls?

    • Candie on June 9, 2019 at 12:49 pm

      That’s what I am wondering. The last updated investigation does not state there was a pitbull involved

  7. Lucas on June 8, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Thought they weren’t pits?

    • Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 3:41 pm

      Either way pits shpuld all be shot in the face. Pits are responsible for nearly EVERY fatal dog attack and 88% of dog bites.

      • Anonymous on June 11, 2019 at 10:45 am

        pulled that right out of yer azz din’t ya?!

    • Anonymous on June 10, 2019 at 10:15 am

      They were not pits, it was a Rottweiler and Shar Pei.

  8. Gravedigger72 on June 8, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    If members of the community intervened. Where the hell were the parents or other adult supervision?

    • Anonymous on June 10, 2019 at 11:40 am

      parents where smoking crack.

    • Anonymous on June 10, 2019 at 12:10 pm

      Prayers for the innocent child. As for the dogs: fake news causes a lot of problems.

  9. Anonymous on June 8, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    You people that keep pit bulls around children are freaking idiots! You never know when they will snap or turn on your children. I’ve seen it time and time and time again as a career paramedic. Almost every time it’s the same old “it was the nicest dog ever” or “he just snapped out of nowhere”. They outlaw them in many places for a reason. Now let’s hear the pitbull loving snowflakes….

    • Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 10:19 am

      Well seeing that these dogs were not pit bulls, what do you have to say for that?

    • Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 2:08 pm

      Well if you read the article you would see the kid wasnt attacked by pits

    • Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 9:57 pm

      A child gets attacked by two different breeds of dog, neither being a pitbull yet tou choose to mention pitbulls. Why?

    • Hulabird on June 10, 2019 at 2:03 am

      They weren’t pit bulls. And quit stereotyping the breed. If’s the owners fault. Always. And where were the parents anyway that the neighbors had to rescue the kid? Also, you don’t get to shut down my response by calling me a snowflake. Know-it-all not.

    • Anonymous on June 10, 2019 at 11:43 am

      I’ve seen Cats snap and attack people.

      • Anonymous on June 11, 2019 at 10:47 am

        …more often than dogs!

    • Jack on June 10, 2019 at 11:51 am

      read the update….it wasn’t 2 pits..so do you want to recant your current “You people that keep pit bulls around children are freaking idiots” statement? One dog was a Rottweiler and the second was a Shar Pei mix.ANY dog can show aggression as shown in this article….PRAY FOR THE CHILD before attacking the breed of dog!

      • Anonymous on June 12, 2019 at 7:02 pm

        No, you’re still freakin’ idiots.

  10. linda on June 8, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Someone dont know their dog breeds i guess any dog can attack u people assume its all pits, pit bulls r not all bad it how they r raised and treated, and i have seen some pits been beat and still be loving dogs. So people stop assuming all dog attacks are pits i was bit by a miniture chuwawa she took chunk out of my lip i needed stitches.

    • Rick James on June 9, 2019 at 4:44 am

      Just like guns. Guns aren’t bad, just some of the people that own or get them……..

    • Grammar Police on June 9, 2019 at 8:31 am

      I agree, however ur English needs a lil help. Y can’t u use regular words like the rest of us? Ur not helping ur cause when u type in ebonics. Oh, and a period or comma once in a while would help. Here endeth the lesson.

    • Sandra musser on June 9, 2019 at 10:26 am

      It said Rottweiler and shar pei mix….. then pit bull. If a dog has teeth there’s always a chance of getting bit. People hear pit bull and think horrible things. We’ve had a few and they’ve always been with our babies and always been sweet. Now we have cane corsos and their just as sweet. It’s not the dog it’s the way their raised and loved. The. Again maybe you should never leave a young child alone with any dog, don’t put your dog or your child in a situation where something could happen. So sorry for this poor baby and her family and the dogs.

    • Wow on June 10, 2019 at 8:20 am

      There is a difference that you fail to acknowledge. If given the choice of which dog you’d want to attack you, would you choose a “chuwawa” or a pitbull? If you choose pitbull you are a f***ing LIAR. The difference you pit bull lovers wont acknowledge is the damage inflicted. Imagine that dog attack you described with a pitbull, your face would have been removed from your skull. Yes, all dogs can attack at any moment. That is true. The problem is when a pit attacks, the damage is life altering. How many times have we red “5 year old child attacked and killed by the family min pin/chihuahua/bulldog/lab/etc? Pitbulls are SIGNIFICANTLY more dangerous than any other dog breed, hands down, thats just reality. But lets all ban guns, you know, “to protect children”

    • EB on June 10, 2019 at 9:48 am

      Im with you… Little yip yip dogs are responsible for more dog bites than big dogs. The reason you dont hear about it a lot of the time is they don’t usually require medical treatment. Doens’t mean they are not dangerous… especially to small kids. But the moment a pit bull even snaps at someone or charges their fence at someone it hits the news… and these were not even pits… Rotty and a sharpei.

      I bet if every Pomeranian or Chihuahua bite got covered by the news as it happened that’s all that would be on there 24/7.

      • B.B. Gunn on June 11, 2019 at 8:26 am

        This is true, but you are comparing a a BB gun (chihuahua) to a .50 cal sniper rifle (pitbull). That is the problem. Arguing that little dogs are more aggressive is S-T-U-P-I-D. The injuries sustained from a Chihuahua are nothing in comparison to what a pitbull is going to do to you if it goes on a rampage. Why take that chance? That is what I cant grasp. When you are deciding on what dog you want in your home, it seems pretty logical to think, if the dog we choose goes berserk, how likely are we to survive? Chihuahua = 100% chance of survival. 10 Chihuahuas = 100% chance of survival. 50 chihuahuas = 100% chance of survival. Pitbull = 50/50 if you are an adult in pretty good shape.

    • Seriously??? on June 10, 2019 at 10:06 am

      If you are going to stand up for Pits, please at least use appropriate grammar so you aren’t totally disregarded for being an idiot!!

    • Anonymous on June 10, 2019 at 11:41 am

      and look at that, you survived being attacked by a “chuwawa”. Those that get attacked by a pit bull don’t always have that luxury, they die. I’ll take on a “chuwawa” any day over a pit.

      and yes, I realize the article was updated and these dogs were not pits. Just responding to the comments.

  11. Anonymous on June 8, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Where were the parents? Why did it take members of the community to take action?

    I hope the child will be ok.

  12. Annoyed on June 9, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Can’t you just remove pitbulls from the initial report instead of posting an update withe actual breed of the dogs.

  13. Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 12:34 am

    Pit bulls are wonderful dogs and all you pit bull haters sound ignorant. Especially since the update states they weren’t even put bulls after all.

    • Enough already on June 11, 2019 at 8:35 am

      Can we please stop with these stupid generalizations. You’re blind defense of pitbulls is equally as stupid as the blind hate for pitbulls. Stop pretending they arent dangerous. They ARE. Thats just the truth. I agree, 98% of all pitbulls are perfectly fine, gentle, harmless, loving, etc. My brother has one, and he is a really, really good dog. So I’m not just one of those pitbull haters. But take your head out of the sand. When a pitbull snaps, people DIE. Dont you get that? The argument isnt “which dog is more likely to bite someone”. The argument is, “if a dog bites you, your chance of survival drops significantly if that dog is a pitbull”. You cant even argue against that with a straight face unless you are an idiot. They have a bad reputation, a lot of people are scared of them, legitimately scared of them. But this isnt a manufactured fear. It isnt a made up reputation. These animals have earned their reputation because they are without a doubt the most dangerous dog breed in this country. Cant be argued. It cant. So stop. Arguing they arent the most dangerous is like arguing that water isnt wet. STOP.

  14. Ur ignorance on June 9, 2019 at 1:08 am

    Wow. Animals(dogs) are as good as there owner treats them. Sh*tty owner=sh*tty dog. Ignorant ding bat’s.

  15. Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 1:09 am

    Rottweiler

  16. Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 6:43 am

    Canine RACISM

  17. Smh on June 9, 2019 at 7:51 am

    So does anyone on this thread feel like a complete idiot for trash talking pit Bulls since the TRUTH has come out that it was a rottie and a shar pei. No? Still want to hold a stigma? Go ahead, you’re probably a racist too. It all falls under the same category.

    • Cool Story Bro on June 11, 2019 at 8:39 am

      So pitbulls have actually never attacked anyone? Got it.

  18. Deb on June 9, 2019 at 8:31 am

    ANY dog, even sweet ones, can bite. I have a very sweet shelter dog who is a mix of “whatever” and she is wonderful with my grandchildren. Now, would I ever leave her unattended with them? No, because she’s an animal and children are unpredictable. I use to do foster care for shelter dogs and my preschool son at the time unexpectedly jumped onto the sleeping hound dog. Guess what? He got bit once on his back. The hound then hung his head low and retreated. He bit because the kid scared the hell out of him. Lesson learned for us all. That hound ended up being adopted by a lady with no kids which was the perfect home for him. I hope this child is ok and that the investigation leads to a solution for the humans an canines involved. It’s not the breed, folks. Any dog can bite especially if not properly supervised or trained.

  19. Steph on June 9, 2019 at 8:48 am

    What part of they weren’t pitbulls are some posters having trouble understanding??? I’ve had pit-mixes several times, including one now and she’s a wuss. She runs from deer and the yard cats. It’s how theyr raised, not the bteed. But the dogs in this story were NOT pits. I swear.

  20. Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 9:03 am

    I would like to throw your dog in a wood chipper!

  21. Michele Dowdell on June 9, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Well they weren’t pitbulls so stop hating on the dogs! Where the hell were the parents or at least a babysitter? Sounds like another case of poor parenting. Hope we hear the outcome of the investigation.

  22. EMTISME on June 9, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Seriously EVERY animal with TEETH can bite. In the past it was Rotts, Shepherds, Chows, Dobermans. Every so many years they lick another breed. As an EMT off and on for 30 years, I have seen more bites from other breeds NOT primarily Pitts

    • McGruff-Crime Dog at large on June 13, 2019 at 8:27 pm

      National stats supersede what you’ve seen in your small area.
      Did you work in all 50 states? Bites? I’m sure flies and mosquitoes have the most “bites”. For attacks and fatal attacks, your precious breed leaves all others in the dust, and are on the rise. In the last 10 years they have increased from 3 per year to 25 per year.
      Even if a Chihuahua bites more often, their intent is not to kill as the pitbull’s is.
      From 2005 to 2017 pitbulls were responsible for 66% of all fatal dog attacks. Rotts as you say were responsible for 10% and the rest of the breeds you mention, Shepherds, Chows and Dobermans make up under 5% each. So other dogs may “bite” more but none compare to the pitbull when it comes to who kills more.

  23. Jim on June 9, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Who in the article said pit bull except the last sentence, was a Rottweiler and Shar pei ..,,, update says pitbulls.

  24. Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Where were the parents of the child? No child should be left alone at such a young age. This could of been prevented.

  25. Me on June 9, 2019 at 11:20 am

    They were not even Pits. My question is where were the parents. This is just breaks my heart.

  26. Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 11:29 am

    The dogs were a Rottweiler and a Shar Pei mix. Read the article.

    Bernadette

  27. Breanna on June 9, 2019 at 11:36 am

    So sick and tired of you people automatically blaming pits when a dog bites somebody. This county sucks. All y’all at the top
    Should be ashamed. Weren’t even pit bulls

  28. Karla on June 9, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Good news it wasn’t a pit. It was a sharpei and a Rottweiler but go ahead with your pit bull hate.

    • SBD on June 10, 2019 at 6:36 pm

      Good news???!!!! How F’n ignorant are you? Stupid ass, the problem with pit bulls is dumbasses like you own them.

  29. Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    It was not a pitt. Can you people not read.

  30. Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Its not the dog its the owner that raised it. People are so dumb and judgemental they miss the point wtf dogs dont raise themselves

  31. Roderick Bishop on June 9, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    So are those who commented earlier willing to restate their opinions with all facts now revealed? Probably not because it takes a greater person to admit their wrongs then throwing things around.

    • Dog Handler on June 10, 2019 at 7:58 pm

      No, pit bulls still lead in most attacks resulting in death beyond comparison of any other dog, and moron ownership.
      It’s a good thing they weren’t pit bulls or the child would be DEAD. Anyone brushing off the possible danger of pit bulls is a feckin’ idiot. To date 570 Americans have been killed by pit bulls, and it’s been going on since 1833. fatal attacks have increased in the last eight years from 3 to 25 per year. There are many different breeds that can constitute a pit bull as long as it is a bulldog and a terrier, which creates a problem in consistent behavior. Combine this with a dumbass buying them for their “tough” reputation and you have trouble. There are fewer fatalities from bear and alligators every year, so I guess its alright to leave your kids with them also.

  32. Susan Sparks on June 9, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    My question is why was a five year old alone in the house ?

  33. Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Why did someone have to go into the home to save the child?
    Where were the parents?
    What’s the sharpei mixed with?
    Did they have rabies shots?
    Oh and WHERE WERE THE PARENTS?

  34. dog owner on June 9, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    I wonder how many other times the police have misidentified the type of dog it is.

  35. Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Where is everyone getting pitbulls from?? It says a rottweiler and shar pei… I guess they should be banned too. Any dog from the smallest to the biggest can attack someone.

    Anna

    Garf.freebies@gmail.com

    • Synonymous on June 10, 2019 at 7:59 pm

      That rag the Washington Post.

  36. Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Isn’t it funny neither dog was a pit. Ignorant people. Outlaw stupid people!

  37. Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    BAN ALL ROTTWEILERS!!
    BAN ALL SHAR-PEIS!!
    DEMOCRATS ARE SMART!!

  38. Mike on June 9, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    It wasn’t even pit bulls and you people should be ashamed of yourselves. A dog is not born aggressive towards humans, they are made this way by people and their owners , it’s really sad.

  39. Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Where were the parents..? I know a 5 year old child was not alone in house with 2 dogs..!!!

  40. Tiffany Mahar on June 9, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    I hope the child is ok!! But where were thr parents??? I know this 5 year old was not left at home with 2 dogs . prayers for the child!

  41. Mike on June 9, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    And bread of dog NOT JUT PITS can be aggressive people blame the owners not the dog ,

    • Chef on June 10, 2019 at 8:02 pm

      They don’t make bread with dogs, they make it with water, flour, yeast and sugar.

    • mmmm, Italian Bread on June 11, 2019 at 8:45 am

      I think my favorite is the Italian bread. With some butter on there. Delicious

      • Chef Ramsay on June 12, 2019 at 7:39 pm

        You should look up a recipe and bake it yourself, there nothing like eating it hot out of the oven, yes? There are many good recipes, but the basic one works for me.
        Pit bulls are banned in the UK where they were first bred..they’re dangerous you know. You Yanks and Canada are the only countries that allow their importation. They are banned in 39 countries including parts of China…in other parts of China they are served with a red wine and risotto.

  42. Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    Was not a pitbull

  43. Rick on June 10, 2019 at 6:22 am

    I guess everyone on here can’t read. This look at the text again. Paragraph two, sentence one “Attacked by the family ROTTWEILER”. You guys so ignorant and quick to draw assumptions That when you see attacked by family dog you automatically think it is a pit bull.

    • Synonymous on June 10, 2019 at 8:03 pm

      A well deserved reputation.

  44. Oldskool on June 10, 2019 at 8:29 am

    I would bet that the parents were in the home, in the bed, passed out drunk or high off of something? I also would bet that this is not the first time these dogs attacked the child or anyone else. Their thinking is don’t call the police, I’ll take car of it. Losers!
    I hope the child recovers well. Poor thing. SMH

  45. oldskool on June 10, 2019 at 8:31 am

    Before anyone replies… I know I said “car” it was a typo, I meant to type “care”.

  46. joke on June 10, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Dogs sense fear – except to them it smells like danger. they are afraid of what our fear will make us do to them.

    the parents should be thrown in a woodchipper!! THEY are the problem here… everybody hates on pitbulls, but wont says S#!+ about where TF the parents were??!!! nothing will change.. this poor child will still be under the care of some worthless, pos, bums.

    i pray this child is okay & not traumatized for life. i also pray these parents get it together & pay attention to their children!

  47. Quick to Judge on June 10, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    It was not even a pitbull. Pitbulls are not violent dogs. Any dog can be aggressive if they are taught those behaviors. If you have never owned one then don’t speak upon it. I have had pits all my life they are very loyal and great prorectors. Mine is actually a service dog.

    • DEATH TO PIT BULLS on June 10, 2019 at 1:11 pm

      At least you were printed. The worthless trash outta censorship HELL @SoMD Newsnet censored out my post.

      BOOK BURNERS!

    • Duh on June 11, 2019 at 8:49 am

      Um, that is part of what makes them dangerous. They are incredibly loyal and PROTECTING of their owners. But I guess we should just pretend that a pitbull has never bitten anyone because the pitbull defenders say they are all good dogs. Those dog bite statistics are just more institutional racism against pitbulls…

  48. anonymous #13 on June 10, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Where were the parents of this 5-tear-old child? Was he left alone in the house with large dogs? Why did the neighbors have to come to the rescue. I hope the parents get charged with neglect and child endangerment.

  49. Anonymous on June 10, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Yea where were the parents?

    • McGruff-Crime Dog at large on June 14, 2019 at 5:47 pm

      Walking their pitbulls.

  50. exrep on June 10, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    all of you pitbull haters but NOT one of you is upset that the parents were not even home, what, they live in a neighborhood of community baby sitters. it wasn’t even a pitbull and by the way NOT all pitbulls are bad it is the owner that is bad. arrest the parents for neglect

  51. Anonymous on June 10, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    PIT BULLS ARE A DANGEROUS DOG BREED

  52. Chief Gray Owl on June 12, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Not pitbull this time not mean dog safe. You trust dog bred to fight/kill with child you take chance. Defending pit bull like pissing in wind, never go well and just make you look foolish.