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Dog mauls girl, 18 months, to death in Sussex
telegraph ^ | 17 Apr 2010 | Andrew Alderson and Ben Leach

Posted on 04/17/2010 2:19:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono

Her 32-year-old uncle was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after the incident at around midday on Saturday.

Police officers were called to an address in Cotton Walk after reports that the baby was unconscious and had suffered serious head injuries. The girl, who was with her three-year-old sister, mother and grandmother, was taken by ambulance to East Surrey Hospital in Redhill, but she was pronounced dead on arrival.

The dog suspected of killing the girl was being held by police. The animal is believed to be a mastiff-type breed.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: chet99; dog; jpb; mastiff

The boxer is a muscular, mastiff-type breed from Germany


1 posted on 04/17/2010 2:19:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: Chet 99

Overkill?


2 posted on 04/17/2010 2:20:10 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

The only way to stop this is to ban Chocolate Labs and Toy Poodles.


3 posted on 04/17/2010 2:22:11 PM PDT by umgud (Obama is a failed experiment.)
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To: JoeProBono

I do not think that a Boxer fits the english definition of a mastiff. The English mastiff was bred to be a watch dog but it is considered to be mild mannered.

Any dog can turn violent ... that is why human supervision is always the rule for kids around pets..


4 posted on 04/17/2010 2:27:21 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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5 posted on 04/17/2010 2:28:05 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: RnMomof7
"Any dog can turn violent ... that is why human supervision is always the rule for kids around pets"
6 posted on 04/17/2010 2:29:51 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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7 posted on 04/17/2010 2:32:14 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Chet 99

Leeds postal workers boycott house over cat attacks

Royal Mail has stopped deliveries to a house in Leeds after postal workers came under attack from an elderly cat.

Tiger is said to have scratched postal workers and chased them down the garden path at his home in High Bank Street, Farsley, over the past few weeks.

Owner Tracy Brayshaw, who must now pick up mail from the nearest sorting office, said the ban was “a bit silly”.

She added: “We’re talking about a 19-year-old geriatric cat here who likes lazing out in the sun.”

Mrs Brayshaw, 43, a pharmacy dispenser, said the black-and-white cat slept for 20 hours a day but was always ready to pounce on unsuspecting staff.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/west_yorkshire/8611776.stm


8 posted on 04/17/2010 2:40:00 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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9 posted on 04/17/2010 2:42:05 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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10 posted on 04/17/2010 2:48:11 PM PDT by Slinky911
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To: JoeProBono

RIP.


11 posted on 04/17/2010 2:48:45 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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12 posted on 04/17/2010 3:04:35 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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13 posted on 04/17/2010 3:06:32 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: All

14 posted on 04/17/2010 3:09:18 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Chet 99; shibumi; Salamander
Judging by the responce to this story people loose interest in repetative dog mauling stories.

Find yourself a new Hobie

Everybody needs a Hobie.

15 posted on 04/17/2010 3:32:52 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

I once had a cat that ruled the house, my dog was terrified of him


16 posted on 04/17/2010 3:34:24 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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17 posted on 04/17/2010 3:41:10 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
My prayers go out for this little child and her family.

You should know this poor child was not killed by a boxer. The article said it was a type of mastiff which is much larger and bred as a guard dog. A boxer is half the size of an English mastiff which ranges from 176 to 286 lbs., whereas a full grown male boxer is from 65 to 80 lbs.

A Boxer is the absolute best dog breed to have around children. In the 1960's at one point my family had 22 Boxers from multiple litters on our farm. They are the most noble dog breed and are a protector of innocents. My daughter grew up with a Boxer in our home and my wife and I have a rescued Boxer that is the sweetest young man anyone could ever meet. He is sitting on his futon behind me as I type this.

18 posted on 04/17/2010 3:45:24 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: JoeProBono

In other news, an Amish man murdered his neighbor, proving once again that the Amish are just as dangerous as the Muslims.


19 posted on 04/17/2010 3:48:30 PM PDT by Chet 99
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20 posted on 04/17/2010 3:59:52 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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As the owner of a Boxer I don’t agree with classifying it as a mastiff-type. Too small and most certainly not of a watch dog mindset....well at least mine isn’t


21 posted on 04/17/2010 5:24:20 PM PDT by Space Ghost
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To: Chet 99

Just because pit bull attack stories are the only ones you post, doesn’t mean that they are ones that happen...Geez, get over yourself.


22 posted on 04/17/2010 6:05:46 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

the ONLY ones that happen...


23 posted on 04/17/2010 6:10:34 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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Thank you it took until your post #18 before any of the lovers expressed sympathy for the child and her family...Typical for pitt threads defenders when the story is about pitts...May the family find peace and God Bless that child...Her death was a horrifying one.


24 posted on 04/17/2010 8:29:17 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: JoeProBono

Boxers can get big, but they don’t typically have the personality or temperment to hurt children. They are more known for being “babysitters.” With that said, dogs and children should always be well supervised. ;)


25 posted on 04/17/2010 8:30:53 PM PDT by TNdandelion
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To: higgmeister
According to this site, boxers are molossers, and therefore could be loosely grouped with mastiffs; the article only says mastiff-type.
26 posted on 04/17/2010 9:01:54 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: LongElegantLegs
The English Mastiff and the the Boxer are both recognized distinct breeds in the United Kingdom.   If the dog had been a Boxer the Telegraph would have said that.

This picture in the Sky News article, "One-Year-Old Dies In 'Appalling' Dog Attack ", clearly shows the dog was not a Boxer. Your link also indicates that the Boxer is as gentle as a lamb with children.

27 posted on 04/17/2010 10:11:46 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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I never said the dog that attacked was a boxer, just that boxers are indeed mastiff-types.
I have a fondness for the breed, myself.


28 posted on 04/17/2010 10:25:28 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: LongElegantLegs
I never said the dog that attacked was a boxer, just that boxers are indeed mastiff-types.
I have a fondness for the breed, myself.

Didn't it disturb you that on a dog mauling article, the first picture on post number one was a Boxer?   The picture of the actual dog that killed the girl looks like a Pit-bull Terrier, illegal in the UK.   Judging by its relative smallness against the chain link fence fabric, it is much smaller than a mastiff.

29 posted on 04/17/2010 11:07:33 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: higgmeister

It didn’t really bother me; I assumed it was posted to illustrate the foolishness of grouping dogs by ‘type’.


30 posted on 04/17/2010 11:14:58 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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