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3 thoughts on “2014 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Dies in Rockingham County During Vicious Dog Attack

  1. That poor man. I cannot imagine how terrifying his last minutes were. Blue Heelers are not dogs to be trifled with. They are high energy working dogs. They need a job and a lot of discipline and direction. Allowing 15 to run amok in a pack would probably top the list of things not to do with your Blue Heeler. Allowing them to nip people would be a close second. They are smart, independent and need a strong alpha human to keep them in line. While I would have a hard time imagining one of these dogs injuring an adult badly enough to be hospitalized, a whole, undisciplined pack would be like being set upon by a bunch of Tasmanian Devils. These are medium sized dogs (30-40 pounds) that are bred to move cattle. They are not easily intimidated. Although I love my Heeler, unlike pit owners, I would not recommend this breed to someone just looking for a pet.
    My thoughts to this man and his family.

  2. Apparently for evidence purposes. But the dogs were swabbed/DNA'd right after the attack. Hopefully this will teach them that the current poor policy they have in place should be changed right away.

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