Daxton’s Friends News


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A word from Jeff Borchardt and Daxton’s Friends I want to express my heartfelt appreciation to the victims, the survivors and their families as well as advocates of our struggle against the growing epidemic of pit bull and fighting breed dog attacks. Today we launch our billboard initiative thanks to […]


WHY DO WE CALL THEM ‘PIT BULL TYPE DOGS’? 10

We use the term ‘pit bull type dog’ because that is biologically the most accurate term. In order to understand this, you have to look at the biological history of the present day pit bull type dogs. Their history is twofold. The bulldog: The bull-baiting, bear-baiting, horse-shredding ‘bulldog’ has existed […]


“Don’t bully my breed, but we will bully the victims.” by Beth Clifton – Animals 24-7

SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 BY Beth Clifton by Beth Clifton A tribute art memorial entitled “Pay it Forward,” honoring 30 recent victims of fatal dog attacks, was unveiled on September 24, 2014 in Grand Rapids, Michigan by Wyoming,  Michigan resident Joan Kowal as an entry in ArtPrize, an annual outdoor art […]


Couple’s life forever altered after two pit bulls kill toddler

Couple’s life forever altered after two pit bulls kill toddler While Jeff Borchardt was at work on March 6, 2013, a close family friend who babysat his son, Daxton, dressed the 14-month old and put on his jacket and hat. Even though the two pit bulls the babysitter raised from […]


Philadelphia man says attack on daughter introduced him to dangerous world of pit bulls 1

Philadelphia man says attack on daughter introduced him to dangerous world of pit bulls Bill Johnson said he knew the family had dogs, but he had no idea it had a pit bull when he dropped his 10-year-old daughter off at her friend’s house in Philadelphia on Dec. 7, 2012. […]


Family traumatized by vicious attack of 7-year-old son 1

Family traumatized by vicious attack of 7-year-old son Jennifer Kim’s sister had just adopted a dog. So Kim decided to round up the family and go visit the canine in the small town of Maryville, Tenn. Kim’s husband, Samson, hadn’t planned on going because he knew pit bulls could be […]


Pit bull attacks leave lasting wounds, devastate families

Pit bull attacks leave lasting wounds, devastate families In Wisconsin, a 14-month-old was left with a crushed skull, severed spine, hundreds of cuts and a dangling eyeball before he died from his injuries. It took more than 1,000 stitches and facial reconstruction surgery to set a 7-year-old on the path to […]


Vicious dog controversy continues in Chicagoland

Vicious dog controversy continues in Chicagoland FOX 32 News talked Tuesday with Jeff Borchardt, a Wisconsin man who’s 14-month-old son Daxton was attacked and killed by two dogs at his babysitter’s house. The dogs were pit bulls who Borchardt said had been raised well. He knew the dogs and said […]


Babysitter shares her story after pit bulls kill 14-month-old boy a year ago

    Babysitter shares her story after pit bulls kill 14-month-old boy a year ago   EAST TROY, Wis. —It’s taken a year for former babysitter Sue Iwicki to find the courage to share her story after her pit bulls mauled a toddler to death. She’s now joined the family […]