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    Newborn Hospitalized After Family Dog Drags Him From Crib

    Another horrible story.


    LEXINGTON, Ky. A newborn baby was hospitalized in critical condition after being taken from his crib and carried outside his central Kentucky home by a family dog, authorities said Tuesday.
    The infant, Alexander James Smith, is just a few days old and had been put in his crib for a nap Monday afternoon. When his parents looked outside later, they saw their pet, a 4-year-old mixed breed called a Native American Indian dog, holding the baby in his mouth, said Jessamine County chief deputy sheriff Allen Peel.
    more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,...est=latestnews

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    What a nightmare
    Newborns and dogs should NEVER be left unobserved, when will people learn?
    Poor baby

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    Information on Native American Indian Dogs. Seems like a great breed -- but not with babies!
    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...num=4&ct=image

    Who would give a large dog of any breed access to a baby??

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    Omg how horrible!!! Didn't the baby cry when the dog got ahold of them? I just can't imagine having something like this happen. My prayers to this poor baby, a tender newborn would have received so much damage, I think about how fragile they are, so very sad

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    Boyfriends and girlfriends are not Babysitters.
    Just because you want to be with somebody does not mean they will take care of your children.

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    Please dont tell me American Indian dog is the PC way of saying part dog part wolf??
    Looks like a wolf to me.
    That poor baby.

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    People have got to stop thinking that pets are like their kids, even if they love them as much. No matter how much you love your animal, they are still animals and can be unpredictable.
    Happy New Years

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    Dog Drags Newborn From Family Home

    http://news.aol.com/article/dog-drag...om-home/580819

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 21) - A father was frantically calling 911 to report his newborn missing when he spotted the baby, bleeding from the mouth and clutched in the mouth of a family dog who had carried him from his crib to the heavily wooded backyard.
    Four-day-old Alexander James Smith was rushed to the emergency room at University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, where he was listed in critical condition Tuesday with two collapsed lungs, a skull fracture, broken ribs and various cuts and bruises
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    I see there is already a thread, Mods, please delete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas Bride View Post
    Omg how horrible!!! Didn't the baby cry when the dog got ahold of them? I just can't imagine having something like this happen. My prayers to this poor baby, a tender newborn would have received so much damage, I think about how fragile they are, so very sad

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    Don't most parents of newborns have a baby moniter in the room? My friend has a video one where she can see everything going on in his bedroom. If the baby's room door was closed tight, that dog might not have gone in there. It's tragic, but could have been prevented those first days by locking up the dog!

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    I have never heard of this breed of dog, and I am about as paranoid of a mother as they come, but I will have to say in defense of these parents that it would never have occurred to me that my dog (and our largest was a very big lab when my boys were infants) could have gotten the baby out of the crib. I am having a hard time imagining how this even happened unless:

    a) it's not a crib like the one I had and am picturing, but possibly a lower cradle or Pack 'n' Play type playpen OR

    b) the dog physically knocked over the crib (in which case someone should have heard a lot of noise!)

    Not everyone uses a monitor if they are in a small house or apartment, but it does make you wonder how this happened without anyone hearing the baby cry or any scuffle. Still, I always thought of my kids as "safe" in their crib and didn't think I needed to shut the door to keep the dog out except for the sake of quiet.

    Poor baby. I pray he recovers.

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    This is a horrible story. I can't imagine either how this dog was able to get the baby out of the crib.

    We have a Maltese and he was our baby before the birth of our daughter almost two years ago. We were VERY careful about first of all making sure that he was slowly introduced to the baby. My DH brought home one of the blankets she was wrapped in to let him smell it and acclimate himself before we even left the hospital. Then, when she and I were released I made sure to come into the house BY MYSELF first and greet him and give him my attention. THEN, after he was calm and collected DH brought our daughter in. Our dog sniffed her and got comfortable. After that we made sure we NEVER left them alone together and always used a monitor. We STILL use our monitor and although I can trust them together I still know he is an animal first and foremost and use that as my guide.

    I pray this baby heals and grows up to be just fine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SleuthyMama View Post
    This is a horrible story. I can't imagine either how this dog was able to get the baby out of the crib.

    We have a Maltese and he was our baby before the birth of our daughter almost two years ago. We were VERY careful about first of all making sure that he was slowly introduced to the baby. My DH brought home one of the blankets she was wrapped in to let him smell it and acclimate himself before we even left the hospital. Then, when she and I were released I made sure to come into the house BY MYSELF first and greet him and give him my attention. THEN, after he was calm and collected DH brought our daughter in. Our dog sniffed her and got comfortable. After that we made sure we NEVER left them alone together and always used a monitor. We STILL use our monitor and although I can trust them together I still know he is an animal first and foremost and use that as my guide.

    I pray this baby heals and grows up to be just fine.
    You handled the situation perfectly!!!

    A lot of ppl don't seem to realize how a dog perceives a new member of the household. Some may feel competitive; others may regard the baby as prey; still others may see the little one as a play toy.

    We always have at least two dogs living in our midst. Whenever babies or children come to visit, they are supervised constantly. We would never allow a dog unattended in the room where a defenseless baby slept. It's just instinctive more than anything else.

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    If one compares this story to the one I've linked below, it kind of doesn't add up that the dog inflicted so much injury "unintentionally." it seems the dog would have either killed the baby-which it certainly could have done quickly and easily, or that it would have cause only superficial injuries.

    Wondering if there is more here than meets the eye. What do you'all think?

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/americ...ale/index.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by drew View Post
    Please dont tell me American Indian dog is the PC way of saying part dog part wolf??
    Looks like a wolf to me.
    That poor baby.
    Native American Indian dog = wolf (?)

    Native Australian dog = dingo (?)

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    Here is an article with pictures of the family http://www.jessaminejournal.com/ and story http://www.jessaminejournal.com/stor...2/thw.9770.sto
    A beautiful young couple and their precious baby boy.

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    That article isnt exactly accurate...The father was on Tv doing an interview a day or so after this happened and he said they put the baby down IN the crib for a nap and when the mom went back to check on him he was gone...they started searching for him and after about a half hour the mom found the dog with the baby in his mouth, she then called for her husband and they had to coax the dog into letting the baby go....because the dog had the baby so long they did not feel as if it was an attack ( i agree if it was the baby would have been eaten or torn appart)...they said they thought the dog was either being protective of the baby as if it was a pup or it thought it was a toy...
    they have had this dog since it was a pup and they showed the dog with the other children as it grew.
    They did not blame the dog and i believe he said it would be put down. they do have other dogs.
    If the baby had been laying on the floor or sofa and the dog took it then id say the parents were careless however the dog took the baby from the crib no parent could have predicted that.

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