On the radio and in the newspaper, Reporters and Journalistes said that there was a young woman who is in her 20's or 30's, was attacked by a black labrador. They said that the dog had jumped on her, and ripped and ate both her nose and her mouth. Before her operation, she always wore a mask, and never left her house. Now, 3 days after her operation, they say that doctors put her to sleep, and put a nose and a mouth from an elderly woman who had died before her operation, on the girl, and she hasn't yet woken up yet because they REALLY put her to sleep for a long time. Now, today, normally on the news, they will say if she doesn't mind the thought of having the nose and mouth of a dead person on her, and if she can properly breath, because before I told you guys that she wore a mask that gave her oxegen. I really mean that when I said NO nose and NO mouth, I mean, two holes where her nose should have been, and a BIG whole for where her mouth should've been. So, hope that she will be okay and that she won't be too grossed out.
Labrador attacks are rare... why did her lab attack her?
Anyways, she sure was lucky to have had survived!
The dog was shot, and died. Was tested for rabies, but had no problems.
There was a serious family quarrel earlier in the evening. It COULD be that the other partner was the lab's primary "human". The dog COULD have been injured during the altercation..The victim had taken meds to knock herself out, which would account for her inability to fend off an attack before the damage was so extensive
... Any combination of factors in addition to those already mentioned.
Did they check to see if the dog had a brain tumor. I know of a lot of labs who have turned aggressive from a brain tumor.
One was a dog that was raise to be a service dog, but she was to aggresses. So the puppy raisers kept and she died at the age of 2 1.5 or 3 years from a brain tumor. No body every checked her so they didn't know until it was too late.
Just a thought not sure why any dogs turns on its owners or people in general. Some is temperment issues, some is lack of obedience and the dog takes over alpha role. Then will attack if asked to do something and then the person trys and make them do it.
My brother in law has a boxer/great dane mix that is that way and then I have a friend that has an assie that is also that way. They just have dominace issues.
labradoe attacks are more common than you think. being one of the most populated purebreed dogs in america. they count for more attackss than, pitbulls and rottwielers combined. you just do not see many of the stories. media does not care when a lab attacks, but when a pit attacks they are all over it.
I don't know if you read one of my other messages that I wrote, that I was in France for a trimester, since August and coming home to Vermont December 18- the attack was in France.
There was a friend of my teacher (because for the trimester I have also been in school) who got attacked by 5 Rottweilers last Saturday, and had the luck that her face landed in the snow, so she survived, but was badly injured so she's at the hospital for a time. Her kids were there at the time, and both got attacked also. One at the leg, and the other at the hip. Them too are badly injured, and also at the hospital. Jeeze, I'm just saying what I think, but, I wonder if certain dogs are going to be the human's enimies in the future, because atleast already 3% of people all over the world have been attacked already this year by dogs. The percentage seems to be rising every year...
Gunny, I didn't know that labs are the dogs that attack human's the most here in the U.S.. I'm surprised! And I think you're right... I probably missed out on a few labrador attacks in the United States, but I meant that labrador at. were rare here in Frace... for the moment. Thanks for the info though, in the 14 years of my life, I've never heard of labrador at., you can't imagine how I'm surprised... But me, a labrador lover, it's pretty sad to here about labrador attacks.
Lang- You know, I really don't know if the dog had a brain tumor. On the news, they sometimes don't include important details, but they said that the dog(male) really had know problems at all. She said herself that she was just reading a book in her chair, and that the dog just came and attacked her. But thanks anyways!
Gunny, here is a link to the dog bite-related fatalities (DBRF) in a 19 year period 1979 to 1998. (Look at the table on page 2) Labs are not even top five. Maybe labs did the most non-fatal biting but I still have to find evidence for that.
The CDC study that is so often refered to in regards to dog bites only studies Dog bite fatalities. Not non-lethal dog bites. No true study has ever been conducted that shows what breeds are most likely to bite (no fatally) in any given situation. That doesn't sound like a big deal, right?
Well, about 15-20 people die annually as a result of dog attacks in the US. That basically means, any given individual in the US, child or adult, is 5x more likely to be struck by lightning as they are to die as a result of a dog bite. And it's true that pit bull type dogs and rottweilers are most likely to be the cause of those 15-20 fatalities.
However, when you consider that there.s approximately 4.5 million people bitten anually by dogs.. and 800,000+ of those are serious enough to be medically treated at a drs office or emergency room.... and there are NO statistics at all given that show what the breed of dogs doing the majority of those 4.5 million bites, or giving bites serious enough to require medical treatment... Thats a huge huge hole in having reliable information about what breeds are doing the most biting.
For myself, as labrador retrievers are 3x more popular than pretty much any other purebred dog, and given the sheer number of 'lab mixes' in the humane societies, I'd say it isn't hard to believe more labs are biting than any other breed.. why? Just because you are far more likely to encounter labs and lab mixes than you are other breeds.
Now personally (as in among friends/family, not you guys ;))? I dont know anyone who's even bitten by a pit bull or rottwiler. I myself have been bitten by my grandmother's german shepherd/golden retriever mix, my husbands been bitten by an australian cattle dog, my 4 year old has been bitten by a pomeranian/pekingese mix, and the worst dog bite I've ever seen was given by a west highland white terrier.
I think that what should be done is that there should be a survey given where peopel are asked if they have ever been bitten, was it a family dog or done at the workplace (for example, i'm sure people who work at vets offices are far more at risk of having dog bites occur than your average Joe) And if people aren't totally certain of a dog's breed that has bitten, they should put 'uncertain' or 'mixed breed'.
I could not find the stats i had, it was from a rescue organization gininv facts about the u.s bite epidemic. THe reprt was not bashing or supporting any breeds. it was more of an informative artivle sighting. that pit bulls and rottwielers were resposible for the majority of canine homicides on a human. but the dogs more likely to bite. the german sheperd, the labrador, and the chow chow. all had more bites to thier credit than pitts and rotts combined.
Personally I donít know anybody that was attacked by a pit bull or a Rot. Someone I know have a black lab, two years ago it attacked and almost killed another smaller dog. The family ended getting sued and paid a huge fine.
There seems to be an ever growing expectation of a "behaviorally homogenized" dog - "Benji" in the shape of a Rottweiler. Breeds of dogs with greater protection instincts or an elevated prey-drive are often unfairly viewed as "aggressive or dangerous". No breed of dog is inherently vicious, as all breeds of dogs were created and are maintained exclusively to serve and co-exist with humans. The problem exists not within the breed of dog, but rather within the owners that fail to control, supervise, maintain and properly train the breed of dog they choose to keep. ...........AMEN !
foosdog, seeing how you seem to downgrade pits on here, i would expect you to find an article like that. it is simply not true. all dogs have the same potential to bite. pitbulls are not any more apt to bite than the rest of them. channel your hatred of pitbulls into a "worthy" cause for the good of ALL dogs and you could be a contributing member of society.
I thought we just went through this whole debate not too long ago.
(*Just wanted to state my happiness with the few amounts of Chow attacks.......considering the breed personality and all the crap they went through, they really have a VERY undeserved reputation. I am sorry but they should not be on the DD list. They just need educated owners....as do all dogs on the list. Just my two cents*)