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05-02-2012, 03:30 PM
trachea just doesn't sounds as "lexiconish" as windpipe.
DJ's left nut
05-02-2012, 03:31 PM
no, dogs usually go for the throat when they are trying to kill something. A baby's windpipe will fit in pretty much any dogs mouth
Very very few of these dogs are actively trying to kill anything. I'd guess the dog in this story wasn't either.
It was a 'correction' by a dog that was simply way too big to be issuing corrections.
If my labs wanted to kill a toddler, yeah - they'd pull it off. But most of these kids dying aren't intentional 'murders' by the dogs, but rather a dog that was trying to respond to a stimulus and issued...well, a bit of a disproportionate response.
Like I said - with a dog that size your margin for error is reduced to zero. With a pug or even a labrador, the dog can have that miscalculation and not manage to kill a small child. But when you're looking at a dog that ways upwards of 120 lbs, a miscalculation will leave you with a tiny little corpse.
05-09-2012, 11:53 AM
05-09-2012, 11:55 AM
You're toast, Nucky
05-09-2012, 12:16 PM
05-09-2012, 12:51 PM
Barkley from Sesame Street has killed 76 children that tugged on his fur too hard.
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