A video of a young child sleeping with a 100 pound pit bull was recorded after an earthquake in Alaska.
It happened after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck near Anchorage.
"The only way to sleep is if Fury is there with her to protect and relieve her anxiety, normally he sleeps on the floor next to her bed, but that night she called him to hug him," said the girl's father, Kyle Leary, to the Daily Mail.
In a video, the girl, named Adalynn, is seen putting the dog in her small bed before falling asleep.
Some people claimed that it could be a potentially dangerous situation.
"Obligatory" is nice, but dogs should never be left unsupervised with small children, "said someone at Reddit.
The girl who is terrified by the earthquakes accommodates herself in the 100 lb. "pitbull" bodyguard. can not sleep without her in her small bed for young children https://t.co/OWjWw8Y04q pic.twitter.com/Tv3PnpXMF5
– Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) January 9, 2019
"Big dogs do not have to be next to a child. They are animals at the end of the day and you should not trust the children around you. This is the poster of how a dog mutilates a child, "answered another.
But Leary said the pit bull is his "best friend and bodyguard for life." He said that if the owners raise the pit bulls "with love, they only show love."
"I agree to never keep a child and an animal unsupervised, but I've done over 100 hours of training with him and there's one thing I know, Fury is not just an animal." He knows it's his job to have Ady under her protection and be her service dog in any way she needs, "Leary told the post.
Some other people also argued that pit bulls can be "sweet" and "harmless".
"And start with all the people with your anecdotal. [expletive] stories about how their pit bulls are "so sweet". Yes, they are super sweet until they mutilate a child, "wrote another person on Reddit.
But one person tried to dispel that notion. "Pit bulls used to be known as nanny dogs and love children. Keep your comments to what you really know, "they said.
"Most abused dogs on earth"
The animal rights group PETA has said that pit bulls are "the most abused dogs on Earth."
"Pit bulls stay in shelters in record numbers, and as they are difficult to adopt, reputable shelters (that do not knock on the door in the dogs' faces) are discovering that they must sacrifice more pit bulls and pit bull mixes than all the other dogs combined, "the group said.
Karen Delise, research director of the National Council for Canine Research and author of "The Pitbull Placebo," has investigated hundreds of dog bite incidents.
She wrote in an article now discarded: "My study of deaths related to dog bites occurred in the last five decades has identified the poor property / management practices involved in the vast majority of these incidents: owners get dogs and keep them as "resident dogs outside of regular and positive human interaction, often for negative functions (ie, surveillance / protection, fighting, intimidation / status)," according to a previous report by The Epoch Times.
Dog bite statistics
DogsBite.org says that "every day, approximately 1,000 US citizens. UU They require emergency treatment for serious injuries from dog bites. Annually, around 9,500 citizens are hospitalized due to dog bite injuries. "
In a 13-year badysis, the website says that of the 433 dog attacks in the United States, pit bulls contributed 66 percent, or 284 deaths.
According to the report, Rottweilers, second on the list, inflicted 10 percent of the attacks that caused human death.
German shepherds accounted for 4.6 percent of the fatal attacks.
Mixed-breed dogs accounted for 3.9 percent and the American bulldog was the next with 3.5 percent, according to the report.
The Mastiff and Havanese accounted for 3.2 percent of deaths.
The last ones on the list were the huskies, who accounted for 3 percent of the fatal attacks.
The report collected fatal dog attacks between 2005 and 2017, and showed that 48 percent of the victims were children 9 years old or younger.