Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Boy Attacked by Dangerous Dog!!

Photo from Lancashire Telegraph.

No, the dog is not a Staffie!

This time it's a..... 

Yorkshire Terrier!

You can read more here.

I feel sorry for Owen Poole... Hope he'll be brave enough to go out on his own again.

What amazes me about this story is the comments left by the readers... and for some reason the comments are no longer at the website!!! 

There were comments about how Owen must have done something to the Yorkshire Terrier and that's why it attacked poor Owen. They were blaming Owen.

Now, if it was a staffie, the comments would have been the staffie is a devil dog and all staffies should be banned blah blah blah... 

I am not saying that it was Owen's fault that he was attacked. It might have been his fault. It could have been the Yorkie. Who knows?!

Anyway, I just wanted to make the point that Yorkshire Terriers can cause damage too not just Staffies!  It was interesting to see how quickly the readers can blame the boy when it is a cute little Yorkshire Terrier but quick to blame the dog if it is a Staffie!


  1. I couldn't agree more, Staffies are lovely dogs, and when the incidents arise that a Staffy has hurt someone everyone blames the dog, when the blame should be placed at the other end of the lead!

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  3. Jack Russel Terrier killed an 8 day old baby - said to have crushed the his skull with one bite. No one heard about that one though, guess it wasn't a staffie though so the press decided not to make a big thing out of that one!

  4. "Anyway, I just wanted to make the point that Yorkshire Terriers can cause damage too not just Staffies!"
    Are you serious? Of course other breeds bite kids too, but not all breeds are capable of the same damage. If this was a staffie the boy would've had half his face torn off!

    1. any dog is capable of doing that kind of damage you half wit