Ohio man says dog got the best of would-be burglar
A family in northern Ohio says a man trying to break into their home left behind a trail of blood after meeting their dog at the front door.Pit bulls get a lot of bad press, the vast majority of which comes from improper training or mistreatment. The breed is no different than any other breed of canine: treat it with respect and love, and that's what is returned. Sounds like this dog was well-loved, and looking to protect its home and family.
The family in Port Clinton says they were home when their 11-year-old pit bull named Mamma heard something at the door and began growling.
I had to leave this in, because it's such a wonderful graf:
Tony Byrd Jr. tells The Blade newspaper in Toledo he heard screaming coming from the front of the house Sunday night and came out to see the would-be burglar shutting the door and running to a car.Heh. I'll pause to let you stop giggling like a tickled hermit.
If I were a betting man, I'd say the guy trying to gain access probably startled or scared someone in the house. Dogs can sense that sort of thing very well, and this one reacted accordingly to stop the threat.
Again, good dog.
Many many years ago, when I was quite literally a baby, we had a German Shepherd my dad adopted from the local K-9 officer. It was named "Guenther" (long story), and to hear my folks tell it, Guenther was as lovable as the day is long, and showed no signs of aggression whatsoever.
Well, one day, my mom was home alone and one of Dad's friends stopped over. Being a cop family, right down the street from my grandfather (a town cop) in a small town where everyone knows everyone, Mom had left the front door open. Dad's friend knocked on the door, but Mom didn't hear him, so he walked on in.
My mom, not expecting to see someone in the house, gasped and jumped back a little. Guenther, who had been curled up fast asleep on the other side of the kitchen, hit the guy in less than a second, knocking him to the ground with his teeth firmly hovering over the man's neck. Guenther never broke the skin, but had Dad's friend so much as sneezed he would have needed reconstructive surgery.
It was immediately sorted out, and as soon as Mom introduced Dad's friend to Guenther, he was back to happy, lovable mode. I think Dad's friend needed a change of shorts...
Back to our story, good dog.
That is all.
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