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 dangerous. But he changed his mind. He wanted to be there just in case.
So Jennifer and Samson Kim, along with their daughter, and 7-year-old son, Sport Kim, headed out to meet the newest addition to the family on May 18, 2013.
When they got there, the dog was anything but welcoming; it started barking, to the point where Jennifer Kim’s sister had to put the pit bull in the kitchen.
But the dog didn’t quite make it there.
Out of nowhere, Jennifer Kim said the dog lunged from her sister’s grasp, jumped over a coffee table and latched on to her son’s face as he stood up from the couch. The dog sunk its teeth in and wasn’t letting go, she said.
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS DOG BREEDS
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