CN - Baby mauled to death by husky used in family sled business

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    'Our worst nightmare': Newborn baby mauled to death by husky used in family dog sled business (Daily Mail)
    Malicious attack then?
    more, with pictures, at link above
     
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  3. passionflower

    passionflower Just 1 tip to find a killer

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    Just like the Pittsburgh incident..............
    except these husky's look well and nourished.
    The PA case the husky had a broken leg and IMO, looked skinny.
     
  4. Emma Peel

    Emma Peel Keep your bowler hat on in times of trouble, & bew

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    A husky?

    That's like...unheard of. Husky's don't do that.

    so very sad for this family.


    from the linked article http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...eath-husky-used-family-dog-sled-business.html




    In my lifetime experience (and I've only raised huskies & german shepherds) this is unheard of - for this breed.

    I wonder what went wrong.

    Again, so very sad.
     
  5. Emma Peel

    Emma Peel Keep your bowler hat on in times of trouble, & bew

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    passion, I'd not heard of that incident.

    I looked it up.

    Thanks for pointing it out.

    Newborn babies left alone with the family dog. Very sad. :no:

    People should know better, but one can see how they might trust the family dog.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/17/dog-kills-baby-husky-pittsburgh_n_1285099.html
     
  6. jjenny

    jjenny Active Member

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    There are quite a few cases where husky killed a baby (I mean, we are discussing a couple of the recent cases right now). Huskies should never be left alone with babies.
     
  7. Quiche

    Quiche New Member

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    I'm a German Shepard/Husky mix person. I can't imagine what happened here, unless the dogs were romping and playing and the infant was included in that. ( :eek: )

    I wish more detail was given on the type of injury this wee one suffered... this is just mind boggling. My heart goes out to these folks. :cry:
     
  8. Flossie JMO

    Flossie JMO New Member

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    So very sad. :(

    I almost agree with your opinion, I however would say my opinion is No dog should ever be left alone with babies or children under the age of 12.

    I adore huskies, but I have seen them high on the list of bites by breed. The studies generally have flaws ime, and are based on press reports, or opinions of breed, and many are mixed and can't be used to point at a specific breed. Same goes for many are not reported at all, especially with less damage or from smaller dogs imo. Or bites by canines on the job, dogs guarding properties and biting intruders and what have you. Also what was the situation? Intact animals can be a big risk for attacks, sick or injured dogs, cornered dogs, chained dogs, dogs with pups, roaming dogs or when in packs, the list goes on. So many factors can be at play.

    I recall a really tragic case where a newborn was brought home from hospital and in a car seat iirc, and crying, and the family dog went and picked the baby up and brought her to her parents, and the act of picking the baby up caused the babies death :(

    "Husky" can often include Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, Samoyeds, northern breeds, wolf hybrid, sled dogs, mixes and are sometimes referred to as husky type imo. The same way Pits get grouped imo. Not usually the most helpful stats. And I think a lot of people look at Pits, Huskies, Sheps, Rotties and Dobes, but it's important to know Labs, Poms, Cockers and Westies have also been on the lists iirc.

    My prayers for the baby and the family. :(
     
  9. nao

    nao New Member

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    I find dog behavior facinating. I used to rehabilitate GSD's in years gone by, when they where tooo popular, as the Pits and guard breeds are now.
    Breed types can be generalized, herders, sight hounds, guard etc
    Husky types and sight hounds are the most pack type dogs, - a newcomer to the group must made important by the humans.
    With guard breeds-they are usually very loyal to one person, all outsiders are a threat including babies.
    Herding dogs attack the arms- legs - which is why they are usefull for police work etc.
    Guard breeds would not be good for police work, they go for the head/kneck.
    When i had a child i had a 1yr GSD he was sweet and gentle with the babe but i did'nt have time for the GSD/mental exercise needs.
    So i got a sighthound puppy (whippet)but because she was a pack dog it started as a very competive relationship with my 4 yr old child. I had gone with my child to visit some whippet kennels and was impressed by their gentleness as adult dogs.. So i would'nt trust a whippet or husky(pack breed) as much as i would trust a GSD, with a baby.
    I am sure this lose of child, since they are very dog orientided, hurts them in many ways.
    An accident as i believe,(IMO) as most young child loss to dog, stupid maybe, i would expect this will hurt them so much more, cause they are dog people.
    My bro's girlfriend with babe moved in we had a Gsd and a Doberman, the dobi growled at the babe , i was suprised, never any agression from her. she was rehomed quickly and with info of her dislike of young ones.
    My whippets worked of leash obediance, something that is said sighthounds are not capable of. But it did not stop my whippet leaping out of the window of moving vehicle to chase a bear she saw.
    Dogs are dogs, they should not be given human expectations, some are wonderful, some are nutters or abused have baggage.
     
  10. White Rain

    White Rain New Member

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    I personally wouldn't leave a teacup yorkie, poodle, etc...alone with my baby. I wouldn't even leave a NEWBORN pup. I wouldn't leave A CAT.....
    Maybe I am over-reacting, but infants and small kids and animals don't mix.
    MOO
     

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