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6 thoughts on “2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Winchester Mother Dies After Pit Bull Mauling Inside Her Home

  1. They got it in 2017 at 9 weeks old and it killed her in 2018 after multiple attacks? This one “turned on”a bit early. Not even two years old yet.

  2. Beware of the dog? You betcha! I see one of those signs and make a mental note not to set foot on the dog’s property or to befriend its owners.

  3. Dogs commonly become difficult during adolescence… my shepherd mix got a case of “shark mouth” at around 7-8 months old (just before first heat cycle) – she’d jump up and bite the leash, my clothes etc on walks, apparently due to leash frustration / overstimulation & adolescent hormones (bratty “teenager” phase). She never bit my skin or seemed aggressive during these episodes and it was a phase that quickly passed (nevertheless it was quite nerve wracking and worrisome).

    I guess with pit bulls adolescence is a much more dangerous affair… ? Unless this was something else entirely… unstable temperament? Punishment based training? Combination of those maybe.

    Still, it seems that with such a powerful breed with such capability for violence you’re taking a much larger risk…no room for human error at all.

    At least it was only the owner and not an innocent bystander that died this time.

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