Nebraska Letter Carrier Awarded $25K after Dog Bite

April 3, 2016

  • April 4, 2016 at 2:12 pm
    Agent says:
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    Could we hazard a guess that it was a Pit Bull or Doberman that got this mail carrier? This should get the HO cancelled if they didn’t tell the carrier about their vicious breed.

    • April 4, 2016 at 2:27 pm
      Fair Playing Field says:
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      It’s not the breed, Einstein. It’s how the dog is trained (or not).

      Are you one of those shrill gun control nuts, too?

      • April 4, 2016 at 2:54 pm
        Bill says:
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        I’d bet it was one of the dogs on the restricted list of most companies. And yes, I know that it isn’t always the breed, but is it just a coincidence that bad owners tend to go with the dogs on the list? I haven’t seen a lot of lousy owners clamoring to buy a poodle lately!

      • April 4, 2016 at 3:23 pm
        Agent says:
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        I am with Bill on this one. Bad owner, vicious breed and you have the perfect storm for a claim. By the way Einstein, Pit Bulls make up a very small portion of the dog population and have by far the worst record. Don’t bother to tell me they are really sweet dogs. Their temperament is aggression and it is in their DNA.

        • April 4, 2016 at 6:01 pm
          Merendipity says:
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          That’s actually really untrue. Their natural temperament is not aggressive. However, their natural temperament IS territorial. They’re fierce protectors. This is why they’ve been exploited, just like rottweilers and dobermans and shepherds were once exploited breeds. Anyone can take a dog’s natural tendencies and turn them into something negative.

        • April 5, 2016 at 9:09 am
          Fair Playing Field says:
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          And Simple Agent gets schooled yet again. Thanks, Merendipity.

  • April 4, 2016 at 5:56 pm
    Merendipity says:
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    Not a single article that I found mentioned the breed of the dog involved in this incident. If the dog was one of the dozen or so pure breeds (and endless numbers of mixed breeds) that could be called a “pit bull,” I HIGHLY doubt the news coverage would leave that out. The news media loves to jump all over pit bull breeds. The breed not being mentioned signals to me that it’s NOT a pit bull…..which just goes to show you that ANY dog can be vicious with or without provocation. All manner of breeds attack people…..you just only hear about the pit bulls.

    • April 5, 2016 at 3:57 pm
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      The Pit Bulls have by far the worst reputation and actually kill small children and elderly people. It is all over the news constantly. You need to wake up and smell the coffee. When they interview the owners of these nasty dogs, they say I never dreamed my dog would ever do this. He was the sweetest dog. Guess what, your dog just killed an 8 year old boy for no reason.

  • April 7, 2016 at 8:38 am
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    LOL. Thank you for your anecdotal “evidence”.



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