Trooper stopped Dogo attacking Jenna Rae Sutphin; the victim was flown to a trauma unit in DC and died from the mauling – dog attacked trooper too and was dispatched
The breed of dog is known for having an unsteady temperament
HUNTINGTOWN, MD. – Maryland State Police report that a dog that is similar in appearance and aggressiveness to a Pit Bull mauled a woman in Calvert County on June 21, 2018. The breed of dog, a specially bred fighting dog known as a “DOGO”, is known for having an unsteady temperament. The young child of a police officer was killed in Lusby in a pit bull attack recently.
Maryland State Police say that the dog who mauled the woman was fatally wounded by responding troopers after it charged a trooper this morning in Calvert County.
The victim is identified as Jenna Rae Sutphin, 28, of the unit block of Cherry Hill Road in Huntingtown, Maryland. She was transported from the scene to Calvert Memorial Health Center by ambulance and later transferred by air to Washington MedStar Hospital Center where she died.
At about 7:15 a.m., a trooper from Prince Frederick Barrack responded to the unit block of Cherry Hill Road and Route 4 in Huntingtown, Maryland, after receiving an animal complaint from motorists passing by the area. Upon his arrival at the scene, the trooper found the dog actively engaged in the attack on the woman in an overgrown area near the highway, adjacent to the front yard of the victim’s home.
Police say that as the trooper approached the scene, the dog aggressively began moving towards the trooper.
In fear for his safety, the trooper fired his State Police issued .40 caliber pistol, wounding the dog resulting in the winged dog fleeing from the scene of the attack.
The trooper immediately began rendering aid to the victim until EMS personnel arrived on the scene. Sheriff deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office also responded to assist.
WTOP reports that: “Sources who responded to the scene said that the woman was bitten in the back of the head and neck and that her family is preparing for the worst.”
The dog, later identified as a Dogo, was located a short distance away from the scene. In an attempt to apprehend the dog and prevent it from doing further harm to anyone, police on scene fired again, fatally wounding the animal. The dog reportedly belonged to the woman’s fiance.
Great Britain is one of several counties that ban the Dogo Argentino
From Pettravel.com The following breeds or their mixes are not permitted to enter or transit the UK: Brazilian Fila, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Tosa Inu or American Staffordshire Pit Bull Terrier. Also, some kinds of American Bulldogs have been found to be Pit Bulls. It is illegal to enter or transit the UK with any of these breeds or their mixes.
Dogs can only be considered for exemption from UK Dangerous Dog Laws through the courts. Pet owners cannot apply for an exemption when importing their dogs. Only dogs that are returning to the UK after being placed on the exemption list can enter. MORE
Dogo Argentino among breeds banned in Austraila
The illegal nature of dogfighting in Australia means that injured dogs rarely get veterinary treatment placing the dog’ s health and welfare at even greater risk. “Restricted Breed Dogs” cannot be imported into Australia.
These include the Dogo Argentino, the Japanese Tosa, the Fila Brasileiro, the Perro de Presa Canario and the American Pit Bull Terrier. Of these, the Pit Bull Terrier and the Perro de Presa Canario are the only breeds currently known to exist in Australia and there are strict regulations on keeping these breeds, including a prohibition on transferring ownership. MORE
Wikipedia reports that the Dogo Argentino is a large, white, muscular dog that was developed in Argentina primarily for the purpose of big-game hunting, including wild boar; the breeder, Antonio Nores Martínez, also wanted a dog that would exhibit steadfast bravery and willingly protect its human companion. It was first bred in 1928, from the Cordoba Fighting Dog along with a wide array of other breeds including the Great Dane.
The Dogo is an intelligent and courageous dog with a strong, natural instinct to protect its home and family. Dogos are very social dogs and are happiest when included in all family activities. Dogos make a strong distinction between familiar people and strangers, so it is imperative that they be well trained and socialized at an early age.
Dogos are hunters of great courage and endurance and will work individually or in packs. They have also successfully been used in police protection work. An unsteady temperament is a serious fault.
Jason Hammer, a Prince Georges County Correctional Officer, posted this information about the DOGO pups he raises and sells on his Facebook page;
Dogo Argentino Show Quality Puppies for sale, currently taking deposits, as Puppies will be ready for their forever homes in late November 2017. Deposit amount $500.
Please message for full pricing of puppies.
Father’s bloodline – Sire is Ch Yego Del Valor Blanco
Dam is Socorro Rose Del Valor Blanco
Mother’s bloodline – Sire is De Los Bucca
Dam is Pukalpa De El Tumi
Father is UKC registered and Mother is Federacion Canofila De Puerto Rico