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13 thoughts on “2013 Dog Bite Fatality: High School Teacher Dies After Dog Attack, Former Mayor Seriously Injured

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  1. 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)

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!!!!!

  5. 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…

  6. 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.

  7. 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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