Family speaks out after son attacked by dog
MIAMI (WSVN) — A South Florida family is speaking out a day after their 8-year-old son was attacked by an American bulldog while walking in his neighborhood with his mother.
Leon Montiel is recovering at Jackson Memorial Hospital a day after being attacked at 3820 N.W. 12th St. Miami Fire Rescue arrived and transported him in stable condition after being bitten in the arm and leg. “Had it been an 8-year-old thinner than this, it would’ve destroyed his muscle [and] bone basically,” said Montiel’s father, Oscar Montiel.
The dog recently bit another person several weeks ago, according to Carlos Cabrera, the dog owner’s grandson. “Like two weeks ago,” he said. “He’s pretty normal, he’s just not comfortable around people.”
Oscar said he has seen pictures of the man who had been previously attacked by the dog and said it was horrific. “The other gentleman that went through this a week ago? When I saw his face devoured, I could not imagine what would have happened if any of the bystanders and neighbors at that moment, rescued my wife from what it is that was happening,” he said.
Dog attacks 8-year-old boy in Miami
A dog left his home and rushed to attack a boy who was playing with a bouncing ball in Miami’s Flagami neighborhood Thursday, witnesses said.
The 8-year-old boy was with his mom at 3820 NW 12th St. The dog bit his arm and leg, City of Miami Fire Rescue Ignatius Carroll Jr. said. His mom wasn’t injured.
“The lady in the house came out to try and drag the dog away,” neighbor Maday Rosales said.
8-year-old boy attacked by dog while walking with mother
MIAMI (WSVN) — A South Florida boy was attacked by an American Bulldog while the two were walking in their neighborhood, Thursday.
Miami-Dade Animal Services responded to the scene. Garcia said the child and mother were playing on the sidewalk when the dog ran over. “They were on the sidewalk with his mom, messing around, laughing and stuff, and he was just bouncing his ball and then out of nowhere he [the Bulldog] just came rushing out and just jumped on him,” she recalled. “The mom pulled and also the owner grabbed him and just pulled him off, and then they just took him inside.”
Maday Rosales also witnessed the attack and wanted to step in. “As he walks out, we ran out, and we’re trying to find something to have the dog, stopped, and we couldn’t.”
The dog recently bit another person several weeks ago, according to a person related to the dog owner.
8-Year Old Mauled By Dog In Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Rescue crews rushed an 8-year old, mauled by a dog, to a South Florida hospital on Thursday.
Miami Fire officials said it all happened at 3820 NW 12th Street.
An American Bulldog named Rudy somehow got out of the house and went after a little boy walking by with his mom.
Surveillance video from a neighbor showed a mother and son walking then suddenly, right in the middle of the screen, you can see the dog.
The video shows the 8-year old victim bouncing a ball before the attack, witnesses tell us it seemed like the dog was going after the ball.
“We just see this big dog throw himself on top of the kid, bring the kid down, just start hassling him, bit him and all this stuff,” said witness Rebecca Garcia.
8-year-old boy undergoes surgery after dog attack
American bulldog leaves deep gashes on thighs, arm of boy
Father: Son Recovering, But Traumatized After Dog Attack
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A young boy is recovering after being attacked by a dog while he was walking down the street with his mother Thursday.
Leon Montiel, 8, is recovering at Holtz Children’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial Hospital Friday.
The boy’s father, Oscar Montiel, spoke exclusively with CBS4’s Gaby Fleischman. He said his son suffered several severe bites to his leg and arm. He also said that he got several stitches and is on antibiotics so that the wounds don’t get infected.
“He’s eating today, smiling, making little moves, there’s discomfort but we haven’t allowed him to see what happened to his thigh, it’s severe,” Oscar Montiel said.
He said while he’s expected to be okay physically, his son and wife are traumatized by Thursday’s incident.
The term Bulldog is most commonly referring to the English Bulldog, although there are variations in the breed, such as the American Bulldog, Olde English Bulldogge, and the French Bulldog. The original Bulldog was used in the blood sport of bull and bear baiting, until those were outlawed in 1835. In New York in the mid 17th century, the Governor brought in Bulldogs to round up wild bulls. The English and French Bulldogs (but not the other variants) were eventually crossed with a pug, and no longer have the attributes of bull baiters. The Olde English Bulldogge is a recreation of the original bull-baiting, pit-fighting bulldog of Elizabethan days and is considered one of the Pit Bull breeds. The American Bulldog is a mix of these original fighting bulldogs and a mastiff type, and is also considered a Pit Bull breed. See Section Two for information about these two Bulldog types.
Unlike the English and the French Bulldogs, the Olde English Bulldogge and the American Bulldog were not mixed with Pug or other purely companion breeds. The Olde English Bulldogge is a recreation of the original bear-baiting, horse-baiting, pit-fighting bulldog of Elizabethan England. The American Bulldog is a mix of these original bulldogs with a mastiff type1,2.
The Boston Bulldog is smaller than these two, but it is also considered a fighting breed, created by mixing Pit Bull with the Boston Terrier (the Boston Terrier is a slender terrier type that functions mostly as a companion breed)1,2. The Boston Bulldog is no longer very popular as a fighting dog because of its small size, but it retains the characteristics it was originally bred for.
All three of these Bulldogs are considered Pit Bull breeds. For more detailed information, please see our American Pit Bull Terrier page.
- American Bulldog
- American Pit Bull Terrier
- American Staffordshire Terrier
- English/Standard Bull Terrier
- Miniature Bull Terrier
- Olde English Bulldog
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier
WHY DO WE CALL THEM ‘PIT BULL TYPE DOGS’?
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 at least since the reign of Richard III in England (1452 – 1485), when watching ‘bulldogs’ slowly torture bulls, bears, horses and other animals to death was considered normal public entertainment. These dogs were also used to hunt wild boar, not only tracking the boar but engaging directly in killing it, and in dogfighting matches where they were pitted against each other in fights to the death. There were no breed clubs to give these dogs fancy names — they were called simply ‘bulldogs’. The term ‘pit bull’ was an American variation on the same theme, referring to any of the pit fighting bulldog types.
Until the late 19th century, the only pedigree that mattered for any bulldog was its fighting pedigree – the list of kills it had committed on some other bulldog in the fighting pit. It wasn’t until early in the 20th century, as dogfighting declined, that the breeders of these dogs sought other ways to sell them. They turned to the new kennel clubs, which had been established to cater to the upper class hobby of breeding dogs for shows. After much lobbying, the 1930s saw the registration and re-branding of the pit fighting bulldogs by various kennel clubs, always with a name intended to hide the type’s bloody history (eg, changing this molosser’s name from bulldog to ‘Staffordshire terrier’). Since that first deception, many new breed clubs have arisen, dedicated to producing slight physical variation in the fighting bulldog so as to claim a new pit bull type ‘breed’ all their own (eg, American Bully, Pit Bull XXL, Olde English Bulldogge, American Bulldog).
All of these dogs in fact come from the same limited gene pool, all of them retaining both the physical and the behavioral traits that have always typified the fighting bulldog. Pasting a new ‘breed’ label on yet another slight variation of the pit fighting bulldog does not change this fact.