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Black Lab Bites 3-Year-Old in Face at Kingfield Outdoor Cafe

The boy was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

A 3-year-old boy was bit in the face by a black labrador retriever on May 31 in Kingfield.

The child approached the dog at an outdoor cafe on the 4500 block of Grand Avenue and was bit bit on the left cheek.

The boy was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

The dog, which is currently in the custody of animal control, is owned by a 22-year-old Minneapolis man.

It was of a Southwest Minneapolis child in the last couple months.

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Jesse Lykken June 09, 2012 at 06:23 AM
Ok, we all know that if this was a Staffordshire, or a Bull Terrier, everyone would be up in arms and talking crazy talk, calling for certain breeds to be banned etc. No matter what the breed, a dog will bite under certain circumstances. We can only hope that the little boy will be ok, and that this incident was an aberration.
DJ June 09, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Isn't it about time that muzzles, along with leases, be required for all dogs who are in public places? How many accidents like this will it take for this to become law?!
JobyLynn Sassily-James June 18, 2012 at 02:50 PM
I think it is the responsibility of the parents to regard dogs as any other danger for their children. You would not let go of your child near a large street or in a parking lot by because of the known dangers there, the same holds true for dogs. I don't think that it is a matter of breed although I do agree that the bully breeds get a much worse rap than others. I agree that all breeds are capable of biting in certain circumstances, even dogs you know. I learned that when I had a room mate who bent over to pet the dog neighbors dog who was lying on the porch as she was walking up the stairs of our duplex and he bit a big chunk of her face off. The vets said the dog had what would be considered a "stroke" and lashed out due to that. It can happen with age and you never really know when it will. For that reason alone I don't even trust my own dog as much as I feel I should. My tiny dog who is quiet, has been through training classes, listens very well, can ride in my bike basket and sit in it on a chair at outdoor patios and quietly give people kisses when they approach to say hi. A dog who has never shown any sign of agression at all and one I would never put a muzzle on for any reason. I have been bitten by a child at the park myself by putting my hand on some playground equipment in the wrong place but I would never dream of demanding people muzzle their children so I will not tolerate anyone telling me I need to muzzle MY child who happen to have four legs.

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