Vicious dog controversy continues in Chicagoland

Fox 32 interview

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 they were nice. He had no concern about them being around his son. Then came the attack.

Borchardt is now an advocate for canine education. His group does not call for a ban on pit bulls. However, he said much more awareness of the danger is needed.

Jeff Borchardt’s website Daxton’s Friends




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





Alaskan Malamute

Chow Chow

Doberman Pinscher

German Shepherd

Shar Pei

Siberian Husky

Wolf Hybrid