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    Toddler Needs 200 Stitches After Dog Attack

    A toddler is recovering in hospital after receiving 200 stitches to his face following an attack by his grandmother's dog.


    Joshua Mann, two, was mauled by the family collie as he stroked the animal.
    Horrific pictures show the extent of Joshua's injuries, with deep scars crisscrossing his face.
    His family have been told he will have to endure further surgery before he can return home to Brockworth, near Gloucester.






    Joshua will need further surgery



    His mother, Lisa Mann, 23, said she was shocked when she first saw her bloodied son in hospital.
    "I thought he was going to die. He looked in so much pain," she said.

    "All I wanted to do was pick him up and hold him, but I wasn't allowed."
    The attack took place on Saturday when Joshua was at his grandparents' farm in Andoversford, near Cheltenham.
    "Joshua was stroking the sheep dog, Rossie, when she jumped up and latched onto his face. Rossie pulled him to the ground and wouldn't release him," Miss Mann said.
    "His dad and others ran over and started punching the dog to get him to let go."
    While many dog attacks that grab the headlines are by illegal breeds such as pitbulls, the family said this incident was a warning to others that all dogs can be dangerous.




    "You just need to be more aware, if a dog is not brought up around children, if they're not used to them, they can just go," she said.
    "People naturally think it's pitbulls, rottweilers and the other dangerous breeds, but this was a collie. It's not usual that a collie would do this, but he wasn't brought up with children and snapped," she said.
    A RSPCA spokeswoman stressed that dangerous dogs "are not defined by breed".


    Toddler Joshua Mann From Brockworth Mauled By Family's Collie Dog Gets 200 Stitches | UK News | Sky News


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    a sheep dog is just that , a working dog ,not a grandmothers lap dog ,it needs loads of exercise ,she was probably too lazy to throw a ball for it

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    Collies are known to be dangerous and especially bad with children.
    Cretin parents..... Again.

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    Even though my dog has a lovely temperament, I don't let any of my neighbors children or any of my mates children play unattended with my dog.

    At the end of the day she's a dog and I've seen what mine can do to street dogs they doesn't like. I don't think it matters what the breed is, all breeds can have ingrained triggers that set them off.

    Poor kid, destined for a life with a hugely scared face.

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    ^True mate, but think of how much money the parents will save by not haveing to buy costumes when he goes out 'TRICK OR TREATING'

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    I would trust my soi dog with a child way before trusting a Collie with a child.
    Even more, I would firmly expect my soi dog to protect the child not attack it..
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    ^True also, when I was a kid we had a Tobian and he would protect me against any thing. I remember once when I was about 12 I was on a long walk with my dogs and a family of other dogs came out of a house and tried to attack me. "Toby" the tobien put himself between me and them and stopped whatever was going to happen. On the same walk one of my American Cockers got tepted by a run away sheep, (or lamb) Toby chased her down and shook the shit out of her and she never chased a sheep again.

    Maybee some dogs have something in them, more of a mans best friend gene than others.,

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    Obviously wasn't "Lassie".

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    Poor little boy.
    The owners know the Collie was never brought up with kids!!
    irresponsible dog ownership coupled together with bad parenting brought forth this nightmare.
    Kids in the house, dogs on the leash. Simple.

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    Looking at the full face picture of the kid, I would say that a plastic surgeon could get rid of the scars. I had a staff member hit in the face by a piece of flying metal. Once the wound healed up there was quite a scar but she had some kind of laser treatment done and the scar virtually disappeared. All you could see was a slight difference in skin texture if you looked really close. The wounds look pretty dramatic in the pictures but they are likely not too deep. All the stitches would be to keep the wounds closed and let the skin surfaces bind. Then you clean it all up with cosmetic surgery----using a laser. For the kids sake, I hope I'm right.

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    Terrible story and as mentioned above any dog can turn nasty even when not provoked.

    My family dog is a pug and I doubt if she could hurt anyone let alone punction someone's skin even if she attempted to do so.

    Whoever was looking after the 2 year old, allowing the child so near a potentially dangerous working dog has a lot to answer for.

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    Why did they use stitches on someones face anyway? I've got loads of glued up wounds that you can hardly see the scars.

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    Poor kid, be he grows up to be a cat lover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    My family dog is a pug and I doubt if she could hurt anyone
    BULLSHIT!!!! that dog nearly broke my neck!!!! mind you i was pissed and nearly fell over the cute little ferker in the dark

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    ^True also, when I was a kid we had a Tobian and he would protect me against any thing. I remember once when I was about 12 I was on a long walk with my dogs and a family of other dogs came out of a house and tried to attack me. "Toby" the tobien put himself between me and them and stopped whatever was going to happen. On the same walk one of my American Cockers got tepted by a run away sheep, (or lamb) Toby chased her down and shook the shit out of her and she never chased a sheep again.
    Good story, mate. What is a Tobian though? I have 'googled' and it just ain't happening.
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    Poor kid, be he grows up to be a cat lover.

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    You would think the scars would heal completely after a while, given the age of the little guy.
    The mental scars may take a little longer.
    "no no no!!! Puleeeeze don't take me to grandma and grandpas!!"

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