Miniature Doxie facing death over 'ankle bite' (UK)

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Postby cheekymunkee » January 25th, 2007, 11:06 am

Eight-inch dog facing death over 'ankle bite'


Last Updated: 12:01am GMT 24/01/2007



An eight-inch tall sausage dog has landed her owner in court under the Dangerous Dogs Act for allegedly biting a neighbour on the ankle.

And Lucy, a miniature Dachshund, faces being put down if her owner Melanie Hobson is convicted of having a dog dangerously out of control in a public place.

Mrs Hobson, 25, of Gosforth, Newcastle, denied the offence at Newcastle magistrates' court and faces a trial later this year.

Yesterday she described the case a "nightmare" and said even the police who called at her home seemed stunned when they saw the size of the family pet.

Mrs Hobson said her children, Monique, two, and Jacob, four, would be devastated if the pet was destroyed.

"Lucy is a lovely dog. She's tiny, how can she be classed as a dangerous dog? The kids adore her.

She's kind and gentle with them and incredibly patient."

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Postby Purple » January 25th, 2007, 12:11 pm

...and the tables turn...
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Postby SisMorphine » January 25th, 2007, 12:17 pm

It's small so it can't be dangerous? :shock:
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Postby Jenn » January 25th, 2007, 12:27 pm

"Lucy is a lovely dog. She's tiny, how can she be classed as a dangerous dog? The kids adore her.


Hmmm, maybe because SHE BITES/BIT!!
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Postby msvette2u » January 25th, 2007, 2:56 pm

That's what small dogs do BEST :shock: All the same, poor doxie. She should have kept it under control. It IS always the owners' fault!
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