Skip to comments.Baby's first birthday party turns to tragedy when he is killed by family's mastiff dog
Posted on 05/01/2012 4:32:59 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
A baby boy has died after he was attacked by his familys mastiff dog during his first birthday party.
A day after turning one, Jeremiah Eshew-Shahan was at his grandmothers house in Las Vegas when he crawled over to the dog a mastiff-rhodesian mix weighing about 120 pounds and started to pet him. The dog then attacked the baby, sinking his teeth into Jeremiahs head and shaking him...
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That makes no sense either.
If they’re going to kill him anyway, they can test his brain much quicker and more accurately.
>>I will charitably not pick this up and run with it other than to say my daughter <<
And that is YOUR daughter.
Mine is different. They are all different. I feel no need to deny her a pet and use that pet to teach responsibility.
It’s why you raise your kids the way you want, and I raise mine the way I want. Both should turn out fine because we are both doing things right for our own children.
Greyhounds, as one example, have a high prey drive and will often chase and sometimes kill other pets yet have no record of human aggression.
A lot of the hound breeds fall under that generalization, as well.
Dogs are pack animals. If you wish to integrate them into your home successfully then you must recognize that fact. I am the alpha dog in the house. My husband is the dog's best friend. If the dog is not behaving correctly, I snarl at him and he drops his head and slinks into his crate. In fact, you can say "YOU ARE A VERY BAD DOG" and he will drop his head and slink off to his crate. He is absolutely sure of his place in the pack and absolutely sure that he will be punished if he violates that place in the pack.
I still wouldn't leave him out with a baby on the floor. Babies smell different, a dog may not identify them as human.
The large hunting and defense breeds are not a good choice, in my opinion, for a family with small children.
The most common “issue” that Dobermann owners have, when a new baby arrives in the family is that the formerly loyal-to-the-parents dog will abandon them and station itself in the nursery to ‘guard’ the new baby.
If I’d been able to have kids, they would have grown up with Dobermanns.
“Scolding the dog & locking him outside just made the dog more unhappy.”
I just can’t imagine a “wronger” way to have handled that.
The Pug probably needed a stroller lest it drop dead from overheating/exercise induced asphyxiation due its freakishly shortened muzzle.
As for the Golden, I have to assume it was paralyzed or otherwise disabled because I can’t imagine insulting my dog’s dignity by pushing his big ass around in a baby stroller.
[I have, however, considered hooking a cart to his harness and having him pull *me* around]
dogbitelaw.com is run by liberal animal activists.
I trust it about as much as I do Snopes.
Look at this horror. She is 14 pounds of terror, right?
Not only are you ignorant, but you militantly cling to that ignorance in the face of the facts. You accuse me of paranoia, but I never said that you're not supposed to have dogs. Sounds like YOU'RE a bit paranoid to me.
Oh, and you want to post some dog/kid pictures? Here are a few for you
Before Milan grabbed the fame and glory, this guy was the real/original deal
You can still find his books on Amazon and they far exceed what you’ll read in Milan’s ramblings.
I could post pictures from car crashes...would that justify banning cars? How many die from drunk drivers - does that mean we need prohibition?
Yes, there are stupid people, and there are also mean dogs. And stupid people are more likely to own mean dogs.
There are also millions of good dogs and dog owners, raising millions of happy kids in constant contact with dogs. I have 50+ years of living with dogs with no injuries of me or of anyone who has ever met us. It isn’t hard. And if I were inclined to take pictures, I’d have a thousand of kids playing with dogs - all without anyone ever being hurt. Deal with it, and stop supporting and promoting people like (from your link):
“Kenneth M. Phillips is the only attorney in the USA who does nothing other than represent people who have been seriously injured by dogs. Widely recognized as the nation’s leading authority on dog bite law, he has earned tens of millions of dollars for dog bite victims all over the USA.”
Now THAT is an unbiased source...
As for what you said, let’s go to the tape:
“I have to ask, Why is it so important to have a dog? You apparently are an intelligent person, and are well aware that dogs are dangerous and can hurt your children. To me one child is worth a million dogs. Why put any child at risk? Dogs killing children is not common, but dogs injuring children severely enough to require the services of a plastic surgeos is a very common event.”
‘Ax Men’ Star’s Daughter Killed by Family Dog
The 4-year-old daughter of Jesse Browning — one of the stars of The History Channel’s “Ax Men” — died tragically yesterday in Oregon after being mauled by one of the family’s pet Rottweilers.
Jesse — whose father owns the “Browning Logging” company featured on the show — called 911 around 1 PM after the dog attacked his daughter Ashlynn at the family home, this according to Clatsop County Sheriff Tom Bergin.
We’re told Ashlynn was airlifted to the Oregon Health and Science University Hospital in Portland shortly after the attack ... but was pronounced dead on arrival.
We’re told cops are investigating the incident.
Sheriff Bergin tells TMZ the dog involved in the attack — along with another Rottweiler owned by the family — was taken to a nearby animal shelter for a mandatory hold.
The family will be given three options on the fate of their dogs — they can take them back into the home (with restrictions), adopt the dogs out to another family ... or choose to have them euthanized.
And there’s this: Bergin said four months ago to the day, one of the family’s other Rottweilers attacked another family member — that dog was put down after the attack.
And the point is?
For years, I have always had a somewhat ‘serious’ dog around, some were lovers of children, some aren’t. That said, any larger breed dog can hurt kids inadvertently and I never leave even my 10 year old grandson alone with my dog. I have a trained mali and my dog will definitely bite, but is a baby with kids and family, but a rough enough player that you don’t leave them alone. Just common sense. Dogs will sometimes act aggressive to certain people, for reasons we can’t comprehend, even commonly non-protective breeds. The only time I have been seriously bitten was by a neighbor’s coonhound that just walked up to me sniffed my leg and took hold. Nobody knew why, he never had done it before or after.
I thought you wanted to post some dog/child interaction pictures. Since you gave some examples I decided to do the same. If you don't like my pictues, then don't post your mawkish pictures.
would that justify banning cars?
Please show me where I recommended banning dogs.
Now THAT is an unbiased source
Dogs bite children - frequently. CDC unbiased enough for you? (of course not any reality that contradicts your world view is to be discredited), but From the cdc web site:
Each year, 800,000 Americans seek medical attention for dog bites; half of these are children. Of those injured, 386,000 require treatment in an emergency department and about 16 die. The rate of dog bite-related injuries is highest for children ages 5 to 9 years, and the rate decreases as children age. Almost two thirds of injuries among children ages four years and younger are to the head or neck region. Injury rates in children are significantly higher for boys than for girls.Your denying the reality show that you're more than a bit irrational on the subject of dogs.
Deal with it,
Au contrair. You're the one who needs to "deal with it." Pull your head out of the sand and realize that dogs are dangerous. - particularly dangerous to children. If you want to put your children at risk I couldn't care less, but presumably someone who isn't as irrational about dogs as you are might think twice about putting their child at risk just to have a pet.
There’s no point because you are far to emotional to have an intelligent conversation.
Had you been cuddling with coons prior to the dog approaching you? ;]
I know what you mean.
The Dobe has an obsession with kids to the point of being idiotic about it.
His only desire in life is that they let him snuggle and kiss them.
However, he is a very big dog and his mad desire to entertain them could be harmful to kids too small to deal with his ‘give it all ya got’ paw shakes.
When they pet him, he does the typical “Dobe Donuts” wiggling ecstatically in a circle thing and I have to be careful that his big rump doesn’t accidentally knock them down.
I’m a spectacularly lousy judge of character but he isn’t it.
If acts edgy about some stranger, I take his word for it and move away from them.
On the flip side of that, people that I thought “looked scary”, he loved right up to immediately.
He apparently sees things ‘inside them’ that I can’t.
Just kidding about the coon cuddling.
My dad had a Bluetick who was completely berserk.
He was so afraid of the dog that I had to feed and care for it.
“Rock” never managed to bite me but it wasn’t for lack of trying.
IMO, he probably could’ve benefited from a full tick panel just to make sure he didn’t have Lyme or Ehrlichiosis because otherwise, he was just plumb mean.
Helluva coon hunter, though.
Anybody care to guess *the* #1 cause of death for children in the US?
Their own mothers.
Ban pit moms.
[locally, just recently, a “mom” was waiting in the welfare office and decided to repeatedly stab her little daughter in the chest and head]
She should be euthanized...but she won’t be.
She’ll be “evaluated”, “medicated” and back on the streets all too soon.
So tell me why a dumb animal who cannot truly understand the consequences of its deeds pays the heavier penalty when a “mom” with intent and intellect brutally murders her own child?
FYI, Kenneth M. Phillips has gotten filthy rich by promoting anti-dog litigious hysteria.
He should write for Snopes.
From the unbiased CDC:
“And according to numbers compiled from 16 states by the National Violent Death Reporting System at the CDC Injury Center, 130 children were killed in those states by a parent in 2008, the last year for which numbers were available.”
That number does not include non-fatal injuries.
“Pull your head out of the sand and realize that dogs are dangerous. - particularly dangerous to children.”
Wrong. AGGRESSIVE dogs are dangerous. Kids that don’t know squat about dogs are dangerous to themselves. Strange dogs should not be trusted.
But that list is not ALL dogs. Many dogs would give their lives to protect ‘their kids’. I’ve got 3 who are devoted companions of small kids.
My pictures were not mawkish. They demonstrated what millions of dogs are like around kids. Millions of people have grown up around dogs without ever being injured, or seeing an injury to a kid.
Some men are child molesters. That doesn’t mean we need to ban men from being around children.
Some dogs ARE dangerous. That is why my kids were all taught at an early age not to trust strange dogs.
But millions of dogs are NOT dangerous. My kids are safer with 200 lbs of furry protectors with them than they would be without them. Dogs are NOT wolves. Dogs have been bred for many thousands of years, and they are frequently very protective of small kids. My 3 dogs worship kids. That is a normal part of life for millions.
Humans are 5,000 times more dangerous than dogs.
I'm hoping everyone from Georgia isn't as ignorant as you are.
I do restrict my 75 lb Aussie mix around little kids. In his joy at seeing them, he can knock them over. And his desire to lick their faces CAN be annoying...
Mawkish, I know...
The trick is telling ahead of time when a dog is going to be agressive and when not.
Millions of people have grown up around dogs without ever being injured, or seeing an injury to a kid.
Millions more have been bitten and injured. What's your point? that some dogs don't bite? So what? Some do. The CDC estimtes that 4.6 million people are bitten annually - 800,000 seek medical treatment. There are FACTS.
Reminds me of my own childhood.
My gramma had so many 'hobo dogs' who wandered in and stayed it was crazy.
I spent many a summer day lying in the grass with them scattered all around, the lot of us just enjoying life.
Pretty smug and obnoxious comment.
But I’ll play, albeit briefly.
You all just aren’t worth the inordinate amount of wasted time any longer.
Don’t buy into your own hype too much, it can be misleading.
If I come back as a dog, I want to be one of yours. ;>)
“Millions more have been bitten and injured. What’s your point?”
Nope. First, 4.5 million supposedly bitten, but not bad enough to need medical treatment. If medical treatment wasn’t needed, then the dog wasn’t trying to harm anyone.
And how many of the 800,000 are for minor stuff? Ever been in an ER? People bring in kids for small scratches.
Now, how many dogs are there in America?
Would I believe that 1 out of 75 dogs is not to be trusted around kids? Yep. And I’d believe that ratio (or worse) for adult male HUMANS...
But the overwhelming majority of dogs do NOT harm kids in any way. And the vast majority I’ve known over 50 years ADORE kids.
“The trick is telling ahead of time when a dog is going to be agressive and when not.”
Easy if you know dogs. Pretty hard if you wet yourself in fear every time you see something with four legs...
Djinni *adores* that little boy, possibly because he always lets her lick the breakfast remnants off his face but I never let him in to play with her.
She can run 35 mph *easy* and her exuberance at seeing him made me concerned she'd accidentally flatten him on one of her over-joyed fly-bys.
[just as she's flattened me, several times]
I doubt she weighs even 50 pounds but her speed alone makes her a dangerous, furry missile of love.
Their affair continues apace *though the fence*....:)
[sorry it's not as "mawkish" as your photo...I tried]...;D
I’d sleep in a room full of 50 strange dogs.
I won’t sleep in a room with *1* strange human.
Consider it “empiric evidence”, if you will.
Just don’t pee in the house.
I wonder what FOG will do if I introduce the subject of owning large constrictor snakes into the mix?
A while back, friends of ours invited us over for dinner. They locked their pair of pit bulls in the back yard behind the patio door. So we sat down to dinner right next to the patio door, and BOOM... One of the pit bulls slammed into the patio door glass snarling and scared the crap out of me. Rick says relax, he does that a lot but can't come thru the glass. A couple weeks later we visited again, and the patio door was boarded up. Rick laughed, yeah the dog crashed through the window!
“Some men are child molesters.”
Funny you should mention that.
That’s how I came to have Dobermanns, in the first place.
Dear ol’ mom and dad did nothing to protect me from the weird uncle when I was 10 so I managed to get a Dobe when I was almost 14.
That dog saved my life.
“Suddenly”, the uncle “lost interest” in his weak, small prey....who was now followed around 24/7 by a dark, guardian angel.
I will have at *least* one until the day I die.
I -owe- them.
“When all other friends desert, he alone, remains”
No problem, I am already known for peeing outside.
You will need to get a sidecar and I want to be a Dobermann. ;>)
BTW.... We have tried that med you suggested for about 6 weeks and there hasn’t been any improvement with his chronic ear infection. We changed his diet from raw to a high quality kibble.... he doesn’t like it, but he eats it. I tossed his big pillow and I am at a loss as to what to do.
The vet said it could be environmental, but it’s not like we can simply move. LOL
I truly love the GSD breed, but should I ever get another dog, I am going back to Dobermanns. I never once had any of this nonsense with raising Dobermanns for 30 years... and my last guy lived for over 13 years.
God bless you girl.....
I can understand putting a dog in a stroller, but only if the dog is lame and really can’t walk any kind of distance. I can’t tell with the first one, but the dog in the second picture you posted has a lot of white in the face and may be very old.
Medical treatment wasn't sought, but still bitten. My a-hole cousin let her dog run loose, and it bit more than one jogger (This in a leash law jurisdiction) Her response? They shouldn't have been jogging when my dog was out. I think she had to pay ER bill for one, and the other didn't make a fuss over it. She was lucky.
My point is that dogs are NOT friendly furry humans, but dogs. Maybe you trust yours with justification, and I hope you're right in your assessment, but there are number that are NOT to be trusted, and people should keep that in mind when they have dogs around children. PARTICULARY large dogs or breeds like pit bulls, chows, etc that have a well deserved reputation for NOT being trustworthy.
I'll have to take your word for that.
Has the vet cultured ear scrapings for yeast or bacteria?
Yeast is almost always the problem.
Has his thyroid been checked?
[do that -first- if you have not already!]
“Environmental” is too catch all.
Did he mention systemic allergies?
You could try 25 mg of Benadryl and see if that stops the itching.
Do his ears stink and if so, what do they smell like?
[our vet can tell just by smell alone]
It's the truth! And I would have no problem at all telling it to your face.
Thanks for the link :)
He already did...with that first Dobe.
I was up watching late night TV and “The Doberman Gang” was on and I literally begged God for a dog like that to protect me.
Not even a week later, a stray Dobe wandered into my yard and parked himself in front of the door.
Nobody ever claimed him and that was my first one.
I named him Caesar.
He was really a very old beat up cream puff but “looked scary enough”.
About a year later my great-uncle gave me another one he’d gotten from a guy who was divorcing.
That sharp, young dog was *not* a cream puff.
After so many years of being terrified to even leave my own yard, the dogs and I went everywhere together.
I’d go get wonderfully “lost” in the woods with them and never felt a second’s fear again.
They literally saved my sanity.
Lots of abuse survivors turn to drugs, booze or suicide to ‘cope’.
I never did because I had the best “therapists” in the world.
God blessed me richly, I truly believe.
Yeah he is, isn’t he?
That’s just sad, then.
Poor old dog.
so you say from the safety of your keyboard.
Much to hubby’s horror, there’s precious little I *won’t* “tell to your face” when necessary.
It’s a miracle I haven’t been killed, yet.