Annabell Martin, 89-years old, was discovered dead in her garage after being fatally mauled by her grandson’s three rottweilers. The victim’s daughter discovered her badly bitten body, according to a news report. Dispatch received a call about 4:40 pm on January 26 to a home on the 1500 block of Pera Street, according to Corona police Capt. Tom Weeks. They found the woman dead with signs of being attacked by the dogs. Martin died at some unknown time earlier that day, Sgt. Kurt James, of the Riverside County coroner’s office said. The coroner’s website listed Martin as a, “victim of dog mauling.” When police officers arrived, the rottweilers lunged at them, causing an officer to shoot and kill one of the dogs. The other two dogs were confiscated and euthanized, according to Weeks. *The grandson told police his dogs had no history of aggressive behavior. Officials had no record of animal control receiving complaints from the home.
CORONA: Pet dogs fatally maul woman
2014 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Killed by Her Grandson’s Three Rottweilers in Coron
*Rottweilers require intense and rigorous training from a very early age. These canines need a physically strong, consistent leader or handler. Their size and power should always be taken into consideration in all situations and circumstances. Due to the delicate nature of interactions with other animals, it is not recommended that Rottweilers participate in dog play groups or dog parks. They need a secure fenced yard. Invisible fencing is not appropriate or dependable to protect the dog as well as children and other animals that may wander onto the premises. Proper fencing is not only to protect the dog, but for the public due to the Rottweiler’s intense guarding instinct. They can also be trained to accept visitors eagerly; however, if they sense anything out of the ordinary, interactions can quickly escalate to aggression. A slow and gentle introduction to strangers is a highly recommended as a safety precaution. Despite all the positive qualities Rottweilers possess, they can be difficult to own and may not work well as family pets, especially if there are small children in the household.
This is a list of dog breeds that have a history of being potentially dangerous to people, especially children. Daxton’s Friends for Canine Education and Awareness understands that any dog has the ability to bite or inflict serious harm to humans. This list consists of several dog breeds that have a higher than average number of recorded human fatalities. Please use extreme caution if you choose to bring one of these breeds into your home. Rental communities and homeowners insurance may restrict many of the dog breeds on this list due to the likelihood of a serious incident.
Pit Bulls, Mastiff, and Rottweiler lead in fatalities and are listed first. The rest of the breeds are listed in alphabetical order:
Pit Bull Terrier Family
- American Bulldog
- American Pit Bull Terrier
- American Staffordshire Terrier
- English/Standard Bull Terrier
- Miniature Bull Terrier
- Olde English Bulldog
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier
- Cane Corso/Italian Mastiff
- Dogo Argentino
- English Mastiff
- Fila Brasileiro
- Dogue de Bordeaux/French Mastiff
- Great Dane/German Mastiff
- Presa Canario
- St. Bernard/Alpine Mastiff