That is very sad but are these people total idiots. Papillonmama you hit the nail on the head displace the dog then show him that he has been replaced and no proper introductions and no leash how stupid. Sorry but this was the parents fault and the dog paid the ultimate price and now the child will have to endure surgery to repair the damage. It is not about the breed of the dog it is about stupid people who own dogs.
A dog has so many friends because they wag their tails not their tongues.
R.I.P. Buddy 2002-2008 The best Mastiff ever.
Now owned by Clark the Crazy American Bulldog