Yesterday news broke that a pit bull attacked and killed a man in Hamilton, who was walking the dog with a friend.
As the day progressed, the details of the story changed:
1) Residents falsely labeled the breed, as the dog turned out to be a Shar Pei-Fila mix.
2) The dog did not kill the owner. It was not responsible for the man’s death.
When the dog attack occurred, a resident armed with a bat came to the man’s aid.
This section of Hamilton is said to be a dangerous area that attracts crime.
Police are urging the public not to jump to any conclusions about this scenario.
Oakley has often pondered the question of nature vs nurture when it comes to some dog breeds. When the story referenced a vicious and deadly pit bull attack, the public responded with “well, what do you expect, it’s a pit bull!”
But now that it turns out the breed in question is a shar pei-fila mix, the reaction has shifted to “well, this dog was obviously treated poorly and made to be aggressive by its owner.”
What is it? Are certain dog breeds naturally destructive, or does it all come down to how a dog is raised?