Re: Surgery for 7-year-old attacked by dog, Aug. 12.
After reading about this terrible incident reported in the Peace Arch News, I looked on the Internet for more information about the particular breed of dog involved – the Dogo Argentino.
Interestingly, I found that this breed is one of several banned in a number of other countries. Owning one in the U.K., for instance, can lead to a hefty fine and/or up to six months in prison. I wonder why.
No, I don’t really wonder why at all. I can’t always tell, especially at a distance, but I steer clear of any dog that looks like it could be a menace.
That’s why I sidestep when I pass someone with a pit bull or similar breed on a public walkway. And why I wouldn’t allow a child of mine to play anywhere in close proximity to such a dog.
I hadn’t heard of the Dogo Argentino before, but I will certainly add it to my list of breeds to avoid.
I hope the little girl harmed by this dog gets all the loving care she deserves. And I’m glad to hear the dog has been euthanized.
Susan Kinnie, Surrey