There were renewed calls for a further tightening of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 last night after two Rottweilers needed hospital treatment after being savagely attacked by a Jack Russell in a Dundee park.
The Rottweilers, Gripper and Killer - themselves considered 'dangerous' - had been playing happily in a childrens playground after school when they were approached by the Jack Russell who growled something under his breath, then began a frenzied attack that left the two bigger dogs cowering and whimpering. They later shrunk off and licked their wounds.
The owner of the pair, Janice Dick, 19, said:
"It's a bluddy disgrace! Ma dogsa totally blameless. The'd nivver hurrt a fly. That bluddy Jack Russell should be a shot wiya big gun!"
But Maurice McMutt, the owner of the Jack Russell, called neither Jack nor Russell, but Stephen, said:
"Those two Rottweilers must have said something to my dog first. There's no way Stephen would have attacked them without provocation. He's not that sort of dog."
Stephen offered no explanation for the unprovoked and vicious attack, and was later shot with a big gun called Derek.