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Shocking Stories About Labradors Mauling Children
Jasper- Retriever Mix
With the current story about a 2-month old baby boy being killed by a Labrador Retriever mix I was tempted to scour the internet for other tragic cases that involved these "family" dogs. There is a lot of backlash with owning specific breeds such as Pit Bulls and Rottweilers but do people really think when get a family pet?
Yesterday news broke in South Carolina about the horrific mauling of an infant while the father was taking a nap in other room. The baby was dismembered by the dog and no one knew until the mother arrived home with the couple's 7 year old child.
In 2011 a story came out of Huston were a 2-week old infant was mauled by a Labrador Retriever mix while the mother watched, horrified. In that case, the baby was in a carrier on the floor and dog was behind French doors, the dog was able to squeeze through the dogs and attack the newborn. The mother, clearly in shock, watched through a window while family members rushed to help the infant and restrain the dog. The baby need to be airlifted to a near by hospital and only survived another 5 hours before passing away from his wounds.
In 2008 a Black Labrador Retriever puppy that was only 6 weeks old at the time mauled an infant so severely that the baby was dead before emergency crews had arrived. There were three people at home at the time of the incident and two other dogs. However, at the time the police did have high suspicions that the Black Labrador Retriever was the only dog involved in the brutal attack of the 8 week new born.
Dogs Around Children
No matter what size or breed of the dog, even the experts will tell you that leaving a child along with the dog could be the worse mistake of your life. Too many parents have had to suffer with the deaths of infants and toddlers to ignore the simple truth. Dogs are still dogs. Whether your dog is a Pit Bull or a Labrador Retriever it should not be trusted to be left alone with small children. You never know what might happen when you're not looking.
Yes, facts and common sense tells us that bigger dogs mean bigger damage, but even Chihuahuas and Poodles can kill new born babies. Parents need to start using their brains before they have to bury their children from accidents that were avoidable.