No, dogs never attack FOR NO REASON. But sometimes, dogs attack people who haven't provoked the dog, either intentionally or unintentionally. Some dogs have a very high "prey drive" (ie hunting instinct) which, when aroused, causes them to attack anything that moves.dogs, unless they are freakin rabid, very very very very very very very seldom attack people for no reason. usually the person is acting in a manner that is threatening or a manner that the dog interprets as threatening.
Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:
These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.
The dog may have been trying to establish dominance over your son. Some dogs don't like to have certain parts of their body touched. The dog could have been ill. Your son may have move too quickly and startled the dog. etc
In neighborhoods/city type areas, it's primariliy the owners resopnsibility. Maybe if they had to carry insurance for dogs that are far more likely to butcher kids, they might opt for a poodle?
We had an incident in our neighborhood years back with two pit bulls locked on to a neighbors dog in his own yard. He was screaming for help, I responded. Of course, it wasn't the breed, right? I love pit bulls, I just don't know how they fit in with neighborhood living.