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Little Ella McKevitt was innocently playing in her aunt’s garden with her friends. One can easily imagine the scene; it’s one that plays out up and down the country, the two year old happily running around and the ensuing sounds of childish laughter and excited squeals of delight.

And then four dogs from a neighbouring property suddenly come crashing through a hole in the fence…

Little Ella was only saved from death by the heroic actions of her aunt but not before she was severely bitten on the face, neck and body. The terror and agonising pain that little girl must have felt simply doesn’t bear thinking about. Continue reading

From my Dog World opinion column ‘Crossing the headlines’ (8th May 2013)


With the recent tragic death of fourteen year old Jade Anderson, once again the spotlight has been fully focussed upon the problem of ‘dangerous dogs’. It is a very emotive subject and a difficult one to tackle – so difficult in fact that successive governments (since the disastrous introduction of the Dangerous Dog Act in 1991) have promised action but constantly failed to deliver.

I’ve always believed the core of this problem lies in our cities and recent findings by Dr Simon Harding of Middlesex University seems to bear this out. He said, “dangerous dogs are being bred by young men as a business asset in drug deals, debt collection and for gang image”.

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