http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/03/four-year-old_killed_by_rottwe.html Four-year-old girl killed by Rottweiler in Astoria, OR "A 4-year-old Astoria-area girl died Sunday after being mauled by her family's Rottweiler. Clatsop County deputies were called to a Svenson home, 4200 block of Hillcrest Loop Road, just east of Astoria, at about 1 p.m. after Jesse Browning called 9-1-1 to report his wife's daughter, Ashlynn Anderson, had been attacked, said Sheriff Tom Bergin. Ashley's mother is D'Ette Browning. Jesse Browning is her stepfather. Jesse Browning and and his father Jay Browning star on The History Channel's "Ax Men." Jay Browning is the owner of Browning Logging. The show, which airs Sundays, portrays the lives of loggers across the U.S......." more at link This story bothers me on so many levels. I am a dog lover through and through. I share my home and bed with seven. I happen to know a lovely Rottweiler very well but I have a lot of cautious respect for his changing moods. I also know 4 year olds and how they can be impulsive. I really don't want to start a nasty debate about dog breeds and child safety but I do want to point out that another aggressive dog was removed from this home recently. I am just heartbroken that a child had to die such a gruesome death and that the dog probably has no idea where his playmate went. Sometimes, the pet isn't the right fit for the family. JMO At least if one of my 6 pounders bites one of the grandkids (never happened but always could), they wouldn't be dead. It's just terribly sad.