"Clever" jug puppy dodges death by playing dead during Staffie attack in King George's Park, Wandsworth

Wandsworth Guardian: Stephanie Bowers with Alfie the 'jug' puppy Stephanie Bowers with Alfie the 'jug' puppy

A four-month-old puppy narrowly avoided being killed by a Staffordshire bull terrier last week after "playing dead".

Stephanie Bowers contacted the Wandsworth Guardian last week to describe the attack on her beloved 'jug', a cross between a jack russell and a pug.

The Wandsworth resident was walking her dog Alfie in King George's Park, also in Wandsworth, on November 18 when a black Staffie, allegedly called Mister, grasped her little pup by the throat.

The tiny pooch immediately went limp leaving Ms Bowers fearing the worst.

She said: "I thought that he was dead and tried my hardest to get my puppy out of the other dog's mouth but using my hands and hitting him.

"When the other dog thought my puppy was dead he let go.

"My clever puppy had played dead but was still injured and had to go to the vets for treatment."

Despite her attempts to help her dog, the owner and dog just walked off. Unfortuately there are no laws regarding dog on dog attacks unless the owner or a member of the public was themselves in danger or hurt.

PC Danielle Mastbraker of Thamesfield SNT, explained: "Current legislation does not allow proceedings in cases where a dog attacks another dog.

"The legislation concerned is for dogs being dangerously out of control and would cover circumstances where a dog bit or injured a human or was aggressive towards a human putting them in fear, then this would constitute an offence for which police could take action."

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9:04am Tue 27 Nov 12

bodon prifiz says...

Was both dogs off lead? a 4 month old pup because of its bones still developing should only be walked a few minutes (around 10-15) couple times a day. The pup went limp because it thought its mum was carrying him. As beautiful as this pup is (& i do wish him well) why describe its breed as jack russell/pug ? as my dogs are he IS a mongrel!!! please do not use these designer handbag dog pretend breed names.
Was both dogs off lead? a 4 month old pup because of its bones still developing should only be walked a few minutes (around 10-15) couple times a day. The pup went limp because it thought its mum was carrying him. As beautiful as this pup is (& i do wish him well) why describe its breed as jack russell/pug ? as my dogs are he IS a mongrel!!! please do not use these designer handbag dog pretend breed names. bodon prifiz

1:47pm Tue 27 Nov 12

trasie says...

Usually, when a **** carries her pups she carries them by the scruff of the neck and not the throat. We also don't know whether the owner of said 'jug' was exercising her puppy too much. I think the owner can describe her dog however she pleases.
Usually, when a **** carries her pups she carries them by the scruff of the neck and not the throat. We also don't know whether the owner of said 'jug' was exercising her puppy too much. I think the owner can describe her dog however she pleases. trasie

1:48pm Tue 27 Nov 12

trasie says...

Usually, when a **** carries her pups she carries them by the scruff of the neck and not the throat. We also don't know whether the owner of said 'jug' was exercising her puppy too much. I think the owner can describe her dog however she pleases.
Usually, when a **** carries her pups she carries them by the scruff of the neck and not the throat. We also don't know whether the owner of said 'jug' was exercising her puppy too much. I think the owner can describe her dog however she pleases. trasie

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