Pit Bull Look-Alike Kills 7-Month-Old Baby [Video]

Pit Bull Look-Alike Kills 8-Month-Old BabyA seven-month-old baby boy was attacked and killed by a pit bull look-alike on Sunday. The infant was being watched by his step-grandmother in her home located on the 2200 block of Riverside Drive in Dayton, Ohio. It is not clear why the dog attacked the baby however, the pit bull look-alike was removed from the home by animal control.

A neighbor said the woman was banging on her door with the infant in arms desperately trying to get help. The neighbor frantically called 911 telling the dispatcher that the baby was not breathing and they needed help right away. Police responded to the call but the baby boy was already deceased.

Nearly a dozen family members and close friends arrived at the distraught woman’s two-story home as police were on the scene conducting their investigation. Some were angry and frustrated while others cried and hugged each other in attempt to bring comfort. The step-grandmother of the infant, although not biologically related to the child, was extremely emotional and very distressed.

A Dayton police report stated the same dog attacked a beagle on June 3rd. The beagle was on a leash being walked by its owner when the pit bull look-alike attacked. The beagle got away but not before suffering bites to its leg. The owner of the beagle did not want to press charges against the owner of the aggressive dog but did want the incident Pit Bull Look-Alike Kills 8-Month-Old Babydocumented.

The dog was reported a pit bull but records at the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center show an American Staffordshire Terrier is registered at the address. Reportedly, the American Staffordshire Terrier is the same dog as the American Pit Bull Terrier but is registered by a different kennel club.

At the end of the 19th century pit bull breeders sought the respect of the American Kennel Club (AKC) to recognize the canine but the AKC was reluctant to register fighting dogs. Finally in 1936 the AKC recognized the American Pit Bull Terrier but did not want the “pit bull” name associated with the breed. The “new” pit bull breed was called the Staffordshire Terrier in order to conceal its relation to the pit bull and its history of fighting.

In 1972 the breed’s name was changed to American Staffordshire Terrier to distinguish the larger American version from the smaller English version named the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The same year the breed register was also opened again to allow owners to list their United Kennel Club (UKC) registered pit bull as an American Staffordshire Terrier if they had not done so earlier but desired to.

People often ask what the difference is between the American Staffordshire Terrier and a “pit bull.” The answer is simple, there is not breed called simply a “pit bull.” There is, however, a breed called the American Pit Bull Terrier. Generally speaking, the American Staffordshire Terrier is nearly the same breed as the American Pit Bull Terrier. Today, the main difference is in appearance. The American Staffordshire Terrier is bred in part for AKC conformation and conforms to a stricter standard, particularly in size range. Conversely, the American Pit Bull Terrier is more often bred as a companion dog and has greater variances in size and other physical traits.

It is understandable for many why Pit Bulls have garnered a “bad name.” In North America between 1982 and 2013 records state 2,990 people have been seriously attacked, 1,777 have been maimed and 275 have been killed by Pit Bull breeds and mixes.

On Sunday in Dayton a seven-month-old baby boy was attacked and killed by a pit bull look-alike. The infant was being watched by his step grandmother when the attack took place. It is not clear why the dog attacked the baby but autopsy results are expected to be released today.  The infant has been identified as Jonathon Quarles Jr. by the Montgomery County Coroner.

By: Cherese Jackson (Virginia)

Sources:

Dayton Daily News
Dog Breed Profiles
Patriot News

12 Responses to "Pit Bull Look-Alike Kills 7-Month-Old Baby [Video]"

  1. allen   September 22, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    To Mary there is no such thing as pitbull breed.there is an am american pitbull terrier. The word pitbull is a briad description. They have reffered to lab mixes boxers shar pei Dalmatian Staffordshire bull terrier English bull terrier bulldog and countless others breeds as pitbull. Most people can’t even properly identify an american pitbull terrier

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  2. allen   September 22, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Pitbull type dogs include any type of dog that has short hair and muscular with broad head. So of course the be in top for attacks compared to pure bred dogs. Think if how many mutts fit that description. In reality you never really here an america
    n pitbull terrier attacked. The media has given these dogs such a bad rap.

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  3. Kayleigh rooke   August 18, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Im sorry but its not just them types of dogs that have killed people, last month in Britain a sharpie killed its owner but didn’t even get reported on the news

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  4. Mary Ann Redfern   July 23, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Good and FACTUAL article, Cherese. Pit addicts can’t stand the truth. Thank you.

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    • Cherese Jackson   July 23, 2014 at 12:56 pm

      Thank you Mary Ann for your comment and for reading. I realize people love their canines, but you are right – it should not override the facts.

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  5. Mary Ann Redfern   July 23, 2014 at 10:42 am

    An American Staffordshire Terrier killed an infant. The pit bull terrier breed/s killed 33 people last year and have killed 23 so far this year, 2014. They have killed hundreds of pet and livestock animals in this same year, 2014. They have mauled and maimed hundreds of people, pets and livestock animals this same year, 2014. Sensationalist? I’m sure you’re not happy about this article as this article points out a hard truth you are not willing to concede. If you own a pit bull terrier without being in possession of a break stick, six sided containment when dog is outside, muzzle and short leash when you walk in public and at least a $500,000 liability insurance policy you are NOT, I repeat, NOT a responsible pit bull terrier owner. Deal with the realities, pit addicts, NOT how you wish your dog would be. NOT dealing with realities is what is getting people, pets and livestock animals mauled, maimed and killed by the thousands.

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    • Daniel   July 23, 2014 at 11:15 am

      “The pit bull terrier breed/s killed 33 people last year and have killed 23 so far this year, 2014”.

      Wrong…false…100% INACCURATE. For those with whom the facts still matter in shaping their views, simply google the following phrase and find out for yourself who is leading you down the primrose path here:

      pitbull deaths 2013

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      • lee77   August 11, 2014 at 3:22 pm

        During the calendar year 2013, 33 people in the US were killed by dogs and pit bull-types killed 28 of them.

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  6. Daniel   July 23, 2014 at 9:52 am

    From this piece:

    “It is understandable for many why Pit Bulls have garnered a “bad name.” In North America between 1982 and 2013 records state…..275 have been killed by Pit Bull breeds and mixes.”

    No, no it is NOT “understandable”. 275 people over the last 40 years killed by Pitbulls? That’s an average of around 28 people per decade killed by Pitties. Now take into account that 26 people were killed by sharks between 1980 and 1989 (and that dogs live on land in close proximity to their human prey) it reveals in sharp relief how incredibly sensationalist this article is in its attempts to foster a factually unjustified hysteria against a breed of dog.

    Now if you wanna write a piece about negligent sh*tty dog owners and how their irresponsibility/ignorance about their own animal can be lead to these kinds of tragedies, I will be right here to cheer you on.

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    • Cherese Jackson   July 23, 2014 at 10:13 am

      Although you don’t agree with the content I appreciate your comment. Thank you for taking time to read the article. Have a great day!.

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    • Jess   July 24, 2014 at 9:04 am

      Agreed!

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  7. Layla Marino   July 22, 2014 at 3:18 am

    Sensationalist. Not happy about this article at all and I will be writing a rebuttal.

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