Please donate to support our work is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity organization. Learn more »

12 thoughts on “2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Owner of Doberman Pinscher Show Dogs Found Dead with Multiple Dog Bite Injuries

Please review our comment policy.

  1. Generally I get annoyed when the pit bull people create conspiracy theories and alternate theories involving the attacks by pit bulls. But I actually have to question this attack. Where her dogs found inside because there was a dog door? I would hope they do bite analysis, especially if they find there’s no way the dogs could go freely inside and outside of the house. We have seen it before, pitbull’s breaking into homes and scaling fences to attack and then leaving afterwords. Knowing she had show dogs has a very high correlation that these dogs were not fixed so nce fixed dogs cannot compete. Her dogs would serve as a lure to a pit bull.

  2. Agree with Christy. Swab for other DNA on the victim, especially If no human blood indoors.

  3. Going back to 1984, there was the Old English Sheepdog show dog that killed a woman. Daralin Talisman’s King Boots killed his owner’s 87yo mother. That was a spectacle – the owners wanted the dog back and fought for it in an early example of baffling killer-dog owner behavior.

    AKC does allow sterilized (fixed) dogs to compete in performance events such as agility. If she was involved primarily in that, she might have had the dogs spayed/neutered. The AKC people routinely sterilize their dogs after their conformation/breeding days are over, and some AKC people quit competing in conformation and focus on agility, rally, etc. If she’d been excommunicated from her local AKC group for stealing from them, she probably wasn’t breeding.

    • Aren’t fixed male dogs allowed if they have those implants, you know, the silicone balls that get inserted in the dog’s scrotum to make them look unaltered? Or if they have that neuter operation that is like a vasectomy, not a full testicle-removal neuter?

      I thought I read that not too long ago, but I could be wrong; I don’t know much at all about the world of show dogs. (And it really doesn’t matter, I’m just curious more than anything else.)

  4. I’m confused. One person on a different website said the attacking Doberman was a rescue dog. Was there a dog door? If not, was there evidence inside the house that an attack occurred? Human blood? Torn clothes? Was she inside and managed to get outside before she died? Or did someone else’s dogs kill her in her own backyard? Have the Dobermans been DNA’d? Was dog saliva detected on the body and DNA collected and compared with the Doberman’s DNA? Is there any possibility that someone with a grievance toward her could have intentionally turned loose a killer dog in her backyard? Did a killer dog on its own get into her backyard? Was her backyard fenced? So many questions!

  5. We just acquired our third in a row dobe last year. We are old and she will be our last. I like to think we are different than pitbull enthusiasts because there’s not a chance on earth i want to see this covered up. I have questions as do many of you. It is peculiar that she was found outside and the dogs inside but im going to assume sloppy repor for the time being.

  6. I love the Doberman breed. Hopefully DNA is being analyzed to confirm it was her dogs. People have the right to know the truth. Her dog looked gentle and kind in the photo. I would have never picked it out of a lineup as a future killer. I wish we did know what triggered each brutal attack so those triggers could be avoided in the future. I have a big, non aggressive type dog and after learning about dangerous dogs, I view my own dogs differently. If this professional handler dogs mauled her, I guess mine could turn on me. I’ll be waiting for future updates on this case.

    • Why will it take so long? They have already determined her death was not due to wild animals in that area. People are very interested in knowing if it truly was her dogs that killed her.

  7. I wish they would say if the house had a doggie door or had any open doors or windows.

    If the Dobermans has access to the yard and the house, yea they probably did it. If they were secured in the house, it would look like it was other dogs.

  8. I am going to comment here but just briefly to say most of you doberman owners are in denial about the sometimes viciousness of the doberman! I have owned quite a number over the last 60 years and showed and even trained some. i recently had to put my 6 year old spayed female down because she viciously attacked me for no reason. I was one of the lucky ones as my husband was here and able to fend our dog. This dog had bouquet training, love, care, the works! I will go to my grave wondering why such a sweet dog that we had from 3 months could turn on me so! If it can happen to me, it can happen to anyone!

Comments are closed.