A short time ago KXLY did a story on a Coeur d'Alene man bitten by a pit bull. That story prompted quite the discussion about pit bulls on our website and facebook. In response to that, KXLY is taking a look at dog bites in the city and county of Spokane.
It's no surprise, pit bulls do have a reputation for being very fierce. However dog trainers say all dogs bite. It's just that some breeds are bred to bite less.
When Ryan Draper found a young dog running for the freeway he didn't plan on keeping the pit bull.
"As you can tell, Dozer is a sweetheart so yah, I had to keep him," said Draper owner of Dozer, a now 11-year-old pit bull.]
Now, 10 years and thousands of games of fetch later.
"I mean, playing fetch, he's a hard core advocate of that," said Draper.
Dozer is an irreplaceable part of Draper's life. A part that Draper knows comes with a stereo type.
"I try not to invade anybody's space and keep him on a leash," said Draper. Draper says Dozer is great with kids however he does notice people being a little extra careful around his dog.