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4 thoughts on “2017 Dog Bite Fatality: Infant Killed by Family Dog in San Marcos, Texas

  1. GSD are predatory dogs – I don't trust my shepherd mix alone with my cats for that reason, they are separated when I'm out of the house or when I'm asleep. It's a shame these parents weren't more careful with their own child 🙁

  2. Interesting observation, Lucu Lencia. It's absolutely unreal the amount of denial people have about dog breeds' innate traits, and good for you for recognizing the reality.

  3. Wow. There are so many glaring red flags in this story. I'm quite sure that father is full of s**t. He "fell asleep" (aka passed out drunk or high), slept through his child being killed by the dog, then awoke a mere 20 minutes later to find the baby cold to the touch? Nope. No way. He passed out for hours, not 20 minutes. I'm no M.D., but I'm pretty sure a deceased human takes hours to reach room temperature. I certainly hope this sorry excuse for a parent is charged with something.
    I have had GSDs nearly my whole life and know them well enough to know they're a strong, intelligent, energetic breed with a high prey drive and strong protective instincts. They're not a breed you leave alone and unsupervised with young children. I never trust my dogs 100%. (Even my sweet Pyr mix who is incredibly gentle). No one ever should, ESPECIALLY when bringing a new baby into the home. So many people assume that because their dog is great with them, that it will be great with their new baby. It's a possibly fatal mistake.
    This poor little girl never even got a chance at life because her "father" decided his needs were more important. It's so very, very sad. I'll be interested to see if he is charged. I'd also love to know more about the dog, but may never come to light.

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