First - this is not meant to be a further discussion about Princess and her activities that she posted about recently.
What I’d like to discuss is how so many people here seem to know nothing about dog behaviour. I am not defending the owners here, as this appears to clearly be a case of the owner not being able to control the dog(s) - but if the child that answered the door was giving off any signs of being uncomfortable or afraid when Princess knocked on his door, then chances are good that the dogs picked up on that and were trying to defend ‘their boy’. That being said, the biting should NEVER have happened because if the dogs can’t be under control around children/other adults then it shouldn’t be allowed free access to the front door. Perhaps the kid didn’t think his dogs would do that, or the owner thought that, or maybe the planets were all aligned just so - so an attack would be imminent.
Or, perhaps the dogs are psychotic - because lets face it, ALL pit bulls are insane and good for nothing but being vicious (there is a VERY thick layer of sarcasm coating that statement). My dogs always act different if they can sense my unease with a situation - they can all of a sudden think they are 20 feet tall and nothing could possibly defeat them, even though they only way 11 and 14 lbs. But again, I want to be clear - that still doesn’t mean it was ‘ok’ for Princess to get attacked in the way that she did.
I guess I’m just not easily convinced that a dog attacked for no reason whatsoever. Many times there is a reason that was missed because of the lack of understanding about dog behaviour - but that doesn’t mean that the reason is justified. I for one am glad that the dog was reported because if it happens again to someone else, at least there is a paper trail.
Oh - and as for the “tell us the address so I can avoid that house and all the dangers within!” comments - your kid is just as likely to be hit by a bus as he/she is to get attacked by a dog behind the door of a house someone chose to knock on for whatever reason - so feel free to wrap your kids in a plethora of bubble wrap so that nothing dangerous could ever possibly happen to them.