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Horrid. I feel for the family. This is why breed bans don't work- any dog with teeth (heck, any dog that's motile) can cause damage and even a chihuahua can tear apart an infant. Dogs are still animals- not hairy children, not predictable goldfish in bowls, but carnivorous, social predators loaded with intelligence, instinct, and ability. They're our pets and family members, colleagues, assistants, police officers, rescuers, therapists, hunting partners, exercise coaches, but we must never forget what they are fundamentally.

Quote:Reminder, all dogs have teeth and infants and dogs should never be unsupervised for even seconds.
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RIP Addison.

I should be able to obtain actual reports on this case without the media spin. The local papers yesterday had the dog listed as a "Sheep dog mix".
 

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I saw one article stating it was an OES mix. Looked like a lab in the photo, who knows. Either way, I have a good feeling this dog got dealt a horrible hand of bad genetics, who knows about the upbringing. Amaruq, it would be interesting to see what the report truly says.
 

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Yes it would be interesting to see and to know what set the dog off, if anything.

Very,very sad.
 

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OMG, heartbreaking. Looks like an OES to me too. The poor parents ...
I'm sorry, but I don't think anyone could predict that brutal of an attack from their family pet. And, it doesn't sound like the mother was far away if she was injured by the dog also.
How horrible.
Rest in sweet little angel. Your time on earth ended too soon.
 

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Tragic. My heart goes out to all involved that day!

I do think the press could have skipped posting the graphic pictures of the dog's final moments. On the other hand, I could have chosen not to open that link too.
 

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How very sad, little Addison was such a sweet looking baby.

I agree the dog was an OES. The second link said the dog was aggressive with the police officers when they tried to capture it with nooses and that's when it was shot.

REST IN PEACE ADDISON.
 

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Originally Posted By: ebrannanOMG, heartbreaking. Looks like an OES to me too. The poor parents ...
I'm sorry, but I don't think anyone could predict that brutal of an attack from their family pet. And, it doesn't sound like the mother was far away if she was injured by the dog also.
How horrible.
Rest in sweet little angel. Your time on earth ended too soon.

I know that 9 times out of 10 or so things like this can be prevented, some parents are just unaway and will leave a dog and a baby alone together however, things often time can happen in a split second.

Ive mentioned it before on here but when my son was a toddler, we had (well, my ex had) taken in a dog and long story short, I was standing by the door, son was in the hallway and Duke was in the living room. Duke went after my son (mind you we were all within a few feet of each other) I was right THERE and something tragic could of happened.

Not, a dangerous meaning, but I was in the floor with my 4 month old (5months on monday, woohoo) just last week and Buddy, our dog was playing and got a little to excited and, well, fell on the baby. (its usually the other way around eh? lol). Again, I was right THERE and, thankfully, this was only a dog playing and getting to excited, and nothing dangerous. If, by some chance Buddy had wanted to go after the baby, he could have even with me there.

I really feel for the parents and hope they find a way to get through this.
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I just opened the slideshow and now I can see it's indeed an OES or OES mix. Amazing that the media captured the dog's final moments and even posted it online.
 

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Originally Posted By: kutzro357Don`t know if this was posted.

This is horrible. Reminder, all dogs have teeth and infants and dogs should never be unsupervised for even seconds.
not only that, we must also remember that no matter how well trained your dog may be, or how obedient, mild mannered, etc etc, it is a dog and you never know what they are going to do.

this is so very very sad......
 

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In the captions it refers to an injured dog... Also, the dog appears shaven. We probably have half a picture but one thing is clear - it's a tragedy all around.
 

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Alot of people have their OES shaved down. Some only do it during the summer, others keep the dogs shaved short. An OES with a full coat is ALOT of work!!
 

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No matter what the dog did, to execute it on the front lawn via gun was totally uncalled for and unprofessional.

I didn't see that the dog was aggressive i.t. pics. They had him with the sling pole around his neck and could've brought him to AC to humanily euthanize him.
 

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we shouldn't trust any animal in a room with a child unsupervised. nor should we trust our childrens actions in a room with an animal unsupervised. children being left alone with animal is an absolute no.
 

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Originally Posted By: MaedchenNo matter what the dog did, to execute it on the front lawn via gun was totally uncalled for and unprofessional.

I didn't see that the dog was aggressive i.t. pics. They had him with the sling pole around his neck and could've brought him to AC to humanily euthanize him.
The reports that I have seen and heard the police officers tried to take the dog alive but the dog acted aggressively and they had no other choice but to shoot it there. They could not risk it escaping again and injurying someone else. The dog had already escaped from them once when they supposedly had it cornered in the woods and it made it's way to the house where the dog was killed.

The people at the scene where the dog was killed were the ones to report it as being injured because they saw the blood on the dogs face. They had no idea the dog had attacked the child and mother so they ASSUMED the dog was injured because of the blood.
 
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Originally Posted By: doggiedadwe shouldn't trust any animal in a room with a child unsupervised. nor should we trust our childrens actions in a room with an animal unsupervised. children being left alone with animal is an absolute no.
I disagree. Perhaps that might apply to people not well familiar with animal behavior but for those that are you can indeed know.

I was left alone with only my father's dog in attendance when I was a baby. I was safe as could be and indeed he even saved my life because he was there when no one else was.

I know our pets very well indeed too and after 46 years of being with GSDs and 36 years with Siamese/Burmese/Tonkinese type cats I can say I know their behavior pretty darn well. Not to say I don't still learn something now and again, but on the whole I'm quite qualified to judge how safe with an infant they are.

DW and I sleep in our bedroom and Trip is in his next to us. Odin sleeps right in front of him. We have no qualms about our newborn's safety in his guardianship.
 
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