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

The Borchardt family

Jeff and Kimberly Borchardt, of Wisconsin, with their 14-month-old son, Daxton, who was mauled to death by two pit bulls. (Submitted photo)

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 puppies had never shown signs of aggression, as a precaution, Daxton Borchardt was not to be around the dogs, Jeff Borchardt said.

But after the baby sitter dressed Daxton, she picked him up and decided to let the dogs out of her house in Walworth County, Wisconsin, Borchardt said.

She also had Daxton in her arms when she called the dogs back into the house, he said, and that’s when everything went wrong.

Without warning, the dogs attacked.

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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