An kid 1 year and 5 months old was attacked and dead by a breed dog Chow-Chow at Fazenda Patos, in a region known as Cachoeira do Paiol, in the city of Frei Innocent (45 kilometers from Governador Valadares), in the East of Minas.
The Military Police reported that when the child’s father saw the attack do dog, left in defense of his daughter, and was also attacked by the dog, taking several bites.
The attack happened in the late afternoon of this Sunday (11). After being released from the animal’s clutches, the girl was taken to the São Geraldo Municipal Hospital, in Frei Inocêncio.
According to the Military Police, the doctor on duty reported that the girl arrived at the hospital alive, but with many wounds caused by bites of the dog, on the face, neck, head and neck. Despite all the efforts of the doctor and nurses, the girl died in the hospital.
The dog that attacked and killed the child is of a breed of Chinese origin and has a docile appearance. And it seemed to be docile, so much so that the child, according to the father told the military police who attended the incident, had the habit of always playing with the dog. He said he bought Chow-Chow four months ago. The father assumes that the dog became aggressive because of another dog that appeared on the farm and left him agitated.
Despite looking docile and fluffy because of the coat, the Chow-Chow breed is dangerous. “Eastern races are aggressive and treacherous. Chow-Chow, for example, does not like children, ”said veterinarian Paula Saraiva, who works in Valadares Governor. Paula was frightened when she learned about the incident in Frei Inocêncio and warned her parents to always seek information about the breeds when they go to buy a dog. “Many people buy a dog because of its docile appearance, but it is necessary to learn about the behavior of the breeds,” he said.