Skip to comments.American Bulldog is stabbed 23 times by irate pet owner after it had a fight with another dog
Posted on 11/21/2012 6:50:00 AM PST by Cronos
Her dog had got in a fight with another dog in a walkway near her Hampstead home in north London.
The owner of the other dog Wayne Stearman, 41, left the scene and returned with two 10-inch knives before stabbing the bulldog.
One of the blows was so forceful that the knife bent in half in what one witness described as a blood bath.
Today, Mr Stearman said he knifed the dog because he was only trying to stop it killing his own terrier Monty.
Mr Stearman said: 'The dogs a lunatic. Id just stepped out my house and the dog went for him. It wasnt on a lead. It locked its jaw on to Montys head. Hes only little and hes a donut around other dogs.
'It was like a lion on top of a gazelle. I was screaming for help and the owner was nowhere to be seen.
When she did finally turn up five minutes later all she did was stroke her dog. I was kicking and punching it but it wouldn't budge so I went into the kitchen and got three knives. I'm not proud of what I've done but what was I supposed to do, stand there and let it kill my dog?
it tried to attack his dog three months earlier. 'I literally had to pick Monty up and throw him over the fence because this dog was going to go for him. He's attacked loads of dogs on this estate and he's even gone for a kid outside the Budgens up the road. I’m just glad it happened to me because it was only a matter of time before it killed a kid.
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Owners who want to have such a beast should always have it muzzled with a strong steel muzzle
He’s going to be alright but it has affected him. I’m on anti depressants because I can’t stop thinking about it. I can’t sleep. It’s been an absolute nightmare,' Mr Stearman.
The waterways worker, of Belsize Park, north London, was arrested over the incident and held in a police cell for 22 hours but has since been released without charge.
Neighbors who live near this beast should own a shotgun...
....and keep it loaded!
People who refuse to curb their dogs deserve exactly what the stupid woman got. a dead dog.
SHould have stuck the knives in the idiot who owned the dog too.
I feel sorry for the two dogs and the owner with the terrier.
The owner of the Bulldog is a menace. Lots of people like that around my neighborhood with pit bulls and other aggressive types and they refuse to keep them on a lead. Also smaller dogs which run into the road and get hit by cars.
These people are such irresponsible jerks. And they can VOTE as WELL as HAVE CHILDREN.
Mych as I love dogs, I cannot blame this man, I would have done the same, only my knives would not have bent, and bullets would have been involved.
As far as the human owner of this beast is concerned, I would like to think that I would have been able to control myself, but he deserves to be in jail for harboring a vicious animal, and he should be sued civilly.
There are three large dogs in our neighborhood and I see them every day. All three interact with their owners and families in loving ways.
But two of the dogs act completely different when their owners aren’t around. One is defensive and frightened of anyone who comes near the fence, the other is flat-out hostile. I’m really afraid that a kid is going to lose their face one of these days.
I spoke with a mail-woman who told me that this was common. She was really frustrated because owners never see their dogs act like that when they’re around. “Oh, he’s friendly and loving! He’s a great dog!”
Then she comes by to drop off a package when they’re not home and she gets teeth, growls and hackles up.
I tell my daughter, keep ‘em well-fenced and well-loved, but don’t assume that the dog is behaving himself when they’re alone.
Owners of breeds such as this, that are known to be aggressive and have the potential to do much harm, ought to be made to post a bond for their good behavior. No bond, no license. It wouldn’t prevent all incidents, but it would go a long way toward reducing them, and would have the salutary effect of discouraging irresponsible people from owning such breeds.
People who own dogs should know that this is a responsibility, not a toy.
I had my large, male Golden Retriever at the vet a couple of weeks ago. In came an ENORMOUS dog who was suffering from skin allergies. This monster was so big, I asked his owner if he were a cross between a Boxer and a Great Dane. The owner said no — that he was an “American Bulldog” and a smaller example. That does not square with the photos I’ve seen on line which depict an American Bulldog as a dog that is beefy, but somewhat shorter, though heavier, than my Golden.
It’s lucky that the dog was sick (and so was mine) because otherwise we might have had a confrontation right there in the waiting room.
93lbs? That’s one big dog
Indeed, there are people who refuse to train their large breeds and people who refuse to train their small breeds.
I remember the neighbors used to have a toy dog (looked like a Yorkie mix, but I was never sure) which they permitted to do its business in our yard.
My dog loathed that dog, but had never been able to get to the toy dog in time to make its displeasure known.
One morning, I noticed my dog was suspiciously quiet. I found it outside, her jaws surrounding the offending neighbor’s dog neck, looking at me as if to say “oh, it SOOOO deserves this, please don’t make me drop it, please don’t make me drop it.”
Needless to say I made her drop it. The toy dog ran back over to its yard and lost all compulsion to relieve itself in our yard (in fact, I never saw it in our yard again).
Most likely it was a mixed breed of some sort; it may have had American bulldog in the mix, but American bulldogs should *not* be similar in size to a Great Dane.
True story: When my son was small, maybe 5, I was in the yard and saw him running down the street toward home and there was a big dog after him. I started running toward the dog and I really was going to kill it with my hands - there was no question I was going to do that. The dog saw me running toward him, turned around and took off. HE knew I was going to kill him.
I know that is what happened with this owner whose dog was going to die unless he did something fast. Something clicks in your head and you turn into a killer in an instant. I've been there and I was an instant killer with that dog after my child.
” Note that this is a tough pitbull like breed.”
BS the American bulldog is nothing like a pit bull. About the only thing they have in common is that they are terriers
If a dog has to be killed with a knife, no sense bending knives trying to stab it in the heart. Just cut the jugular. Even a cat has enough sense to do that.
“People who own dogs should know that this is a responsibility, not a toy.”
About the only rational response I’ve seen on this thread. The American bulldog is not a “pit bull” and not a typically vicious breed (think petey from the little rascals). Dogs are dogs and will tend to be territorial and fight at times. I love my mixed lab-terrier but he is an animal and does not have the capacity to be rational or moral.
Not in London. The British have disarmed themselves and can go to prison for possessing a gun if they shoot a violent intruder.
The UK is a “target-rich environment.”
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