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OpenID truthbird  |  12/29/2013 4:32 PM  |  Flag  
It's hard to know if this is the dog (on Vick's Facebook page), but it does not look like a boxer. Also, the dog is named Quigly, but goes by its alter ego "The Devil - Caligula"

Blogger Colleen Lynn  |  12/29/2013 4:55 PM  |  Flag  
We believe that is his son, Tom Vick, Junior. They both also teach at Mohave High School and both teach social studies.

Blogger PutMeInCharge4OneDay  |  12/29/2013 5:58 PM  |  Flag  
I am not usually a betting person but I will be truly surprised if this dog turns out to be a "Boxer" (preferably with AKC papers).

I am going to suspect its a Shelter or rescue branded "Boxer mix" -

Much like this "Boxer x Jack Russell mix"

(that particular rescue has some of the most blatant mis-identifications I have ever seen to dupe the public)

Blogger Sputnik2009  |  12/30/2013 12:26 AM  |  Flag  
Real boxers have killed six people in the past 33 years. Pit bull types have killed 267 in the same period.

A betting man would place his money on this being a pit bull type or mix that they're now calling a boxer.

I hope they soon publish some photos of the dog.

Blogger Allie  |  12/30/2013 12:56 AM  |  Flag  
Check out the comment underneath the photo:
Awe.... This is Quigly.... can't get pictures when his alter ego Caligula comes out because holding the camera that long means bloody feet

Blogger Your Quiet Neighbor  |  12/30/2013 11:22 AM  |  Flag  
The dear sweetie little doggie-woggie is now being identified as a pit bull.

Blogger Decatur AL livin nt to 4 pits  |  12/30/2013 12:12 PM  |  Flag  
I sit here this morning with my old cynical introverted mind and I read and read and this little voice in my head says - nothing short of a pit bull could have kept this sustained attack going on its owners - yet, I was fully ready to accept that a Boxer did it - because it's possible. I will not gloat that a pit bull did this, but this was no accident. This was a Pit Bull doing what it was bred to do. Now, aren't we all glad that it wasn't the grandchildren!!!!!

OpenID truthbird  |  12/30/2013 12:15 PM  |  Flag  
More pit bull references coming out: "Tom and Diane Vick attempted to intervene when their pit bull attacked a smaller dog, according to the Arizona Republic."

Blogger Colleen Lynn  |  12/30/2013 12:51 PM  |  Flag  
We expected there were at least a handful of dogs in the house based on early reports. This one, posted Dec 30, says, 6 dogs -- "Former Mayor Diane Vick and her husband, Tom, tried to intervene after one of their six dogs, a boxer, attacked another, a cocker spaniel, Mayor Jack Hakim said. They were flown to a hospital in Las Vegas."

OpenID truthbird  |  12/30/2013 1:06 PM  |  Flag  
BULLHEAD CITY - A former Bullhead City mayor is seriously wounded and her husband is dead after five of their dogs attacked them ... Bullhead City Police Captain Tad Appleby said former Bullhead City mayor Diane Vick and her husband, Thomas Vick, were mauled Saturday after one of their six dogs, a shepherd, got into a fight with another dog, a cocker spaniel...

Blogger Colleen Lynn  |  12/30/2013 2:12 PM  |  Flag  
Mohave Valley Daily News
about an hour ago
DOG ATTACK UPDATE: According to the police department there were six dogs involved in the fatal attack and one of the dogs died due to injuries it sustained in the fight. All five dogs are currently being held at the Bullhead City Animal Shelter under mandatory quarantine.

Sunrise Hospital personnel said Diane Vick is in good condition, but still admitted to the ICU.
There will be a Tuesday edition out.

Blogger Your Quiet Neighbor  |  12/30/2013 5:19 PM  |  Flag  
Doesn't a pound have to photograph every dog in its custody? Human pounds (jails) have to do that when a suspect is booked. And those photos are a matter of public record.

Blogger Garnet  |  12/30/2013 7:28 PM  |  Flag  
Do a search on Petfinder using "boxer" and "Arizona," and you can find a few boxers along with a whole bunch of pit bulls.

This dog, for example, is apparently a "cattle dog-boxer" mix:

That dog has about as much cattle dog in her as I do.

Here's another "boxer mix" that's quite obviously a pit bull.

Blogger Sputnik2009  |  12/30/2013 9:04 PM  |  Flag  
Garnet, they have a lot of those Arizona "boxers" listed there.

And this is probably what they're calling a "shepherd" (that started the whole fight):

Blogger Packhorse  |  12/31/2013 8:19 AM  |  Flag  
That dog in the middle is no boxer ... we all know what that is.

Blogger Garnet  |  1/01/2014 12:36 AM  |  Flag  
Well, the dog referred to as a pit bull or a shepherd looks like a cross of those breeds. The boxer does look like a boxer.

What I find disturbing about any petfinder searches for pit bulls or mixes is the number of such dogs available. There are 650 available in Phoenix. There are 1600 in San Diego. This is a serious problem.

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