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Woman, 25 mauled to death by Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross breed dog!

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These dogs should've been banned years ago IMO, they are clearly a danger and should've been included in the Dangerous Dogs Act.



  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,172 Disability Gamechanger

    "The dog - thought to be a Staffordshire cross - is said to have attacked her and caused fatal injuries while she was sleeping alone at home."

    So mirror speculation at this point?
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  • 1119082
    1119082 Posts: 258 Connected
    that is not fair or nice anyways 
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  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Member Posts: 5,499 Disability Gamechanger
    @MrAllen1976 my partner had a  Staffordshire bull terrier and he is soft and a big baby he runs and hides when he sees a cat 

    Its the way people train them  if you train a dig yi be vicious  thats what the dog will be is vicious  any dog can turn 

    I had a doberman  called zuse I had three children at the time he was soft as putty   he was never left alone with any of my children  

    My next door neughbor  poised him  because they said he was a dangerous dog yet he  hadnt done anything 

    I laughed when I had my chow  more people were scared of him and he was tiny lol 

    If owners didn't train their dogs to be vicious  then this type of dog would be a lot safer 
  • Geoark
    Geoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,384 Disability Gamechanger
    @lisathomas50 while I agree with what you are saying, too often it is not because they are trained to be vicious but rather they are not trained at all, and owners have little or no control over their dogs.

    Grabbing at stories like this where there is barely any information can be somewhat misleading as to make any kind of judgement is pure speculation.

    Other reports reveal she had 'rescued' the dog from a garden where she had seen it on and off over a number of years. Sorry but even accepting her intentions was good, it sounds more like she stole someone's dog which had possibly been neglected, possibly abused physically and with no real idea of the dogs' temperament. On top of this, it seemed to have easy access to her bedroom where she would have been at her most vulnerable. Yes, this is still speculation but based at least on further information being reported.

    Again, accepting she had the best intentions this does seem like a complete recipe for the disaster that followed. There are good reasons why any rescued dog is given a full assessment and not just medical before they are put up for adoption and efforts are made that the rescued animal goes to a suitable home.

    Rather than just blaming the dog it would seem more like a series of mistakes resulting in a young woman sadly losing her life and my sympathies go out to her family and friends. 

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  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Connected
    In a related story, just seen https://reachplc.hub.loginradius.com/auth.aspx?return_url=https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-baby-boy-mauled-dog-23458514 when I looked at the story in the OP... It doesn't say what breed the dog was, but it was probably a Staffie again.

  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,112

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    It's not the breed of dog but the owner. I have grown up around Staffordshire Bull Terriers, English Bull Terriers and Saint Bernards. I have never been bitten or attacked, even as a child when I used to crawl around in preference to my wheelchair. My wife and I bred Staffordshires for years and were registered members of the Kennel Club, so underwent all of the necessary background and environment checks. Staffies are energetic, loyal, loving (to the point of neediness) dogs. 
    Dog licences need to be brought back in. Much more scrutiny needs to be shown to the type of human that should be allowed a dog of any breed.
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