MARTINIQUE, LESSER ANTILLES ISLANDS (FRANCE) - A FAMILY DOG, AN AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER, MAULED A 15-MONTH-OLD CHILD IN THE FACE
A 15-month-old child was reportedly bitten in the face by an AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER, also known as an Amstaff – a dog with a powerful bite.
According to Martinique 1 ere, the incident occurred at around 2:30 pm on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at the child’s home. The child was rushed to hospital and was due to undergo surgery, it was reported.
The Amstaff is described as a medium-sized, short-coated American dog breed, one of several breeds commonly known as pit bulls.
It is considered dangerous and is classified as such in France. As a result, anyone who owns such a dog must apply for a permit.
In addition, on public roads the dog must be muzzled and kept on a leash.