Evil Staffie tried to kill our puppy; Horrified couple fight off helhound as it mauls dog.
Byline: STEPHEN HOUSTON firstname.lastname@example.org
A ROGUE Staffordshire bull terrier leapt on to a man's shoulders - to try to kill his petrified puppy.
The brindle beast went into the attack when it spotted tiny Buddy cowering in fear on his master's shoulders.
It then jumped up and clamped its teeth on to the puppy's face, wrenching him to the ground.
Such was the force of the attack, theStaffie broke Buddy's jaw and popped his left eye out its socket.
It only released its grip on the sixmonth-old pup after being kicked by its stunned owners Ian and Margaret It only released its grip on the sixmonth-old pup after being kicked by its stunned owners Ian and Margaret STRONG Staffie like one that bit Buddy one that bit Buddy O'Connor. Ian, 65, said: "This has been a nightmare for us - the guy with the dog just stood back saying it was not his.
"Poor Buddy is lucky to be alive and we are lucky to have escaped injury."
The attack happened in Troon on Sunday at 4.30pm as the couple came home with Buddy, a Lhasa Apso-Brichon Frise cross.
Ian said: "I could see this guy on the other side of the street with a dog not on the lead.
"Buddy sensed something and started getting in about my feet so I lifted him up to my "Buddy sensed something and started getting in about my feet so I lifted him up to my shoulder.
"I turned my back on the dog and my wife saw it jump up and lock its jaws on to Buddy's head.
"He then dragged him out of my grasp to the ground and I started kicking it and Margaret had it by the throat.
"Somehow the dog released Buddy. There was blood everywhere and our only concern was to get Buddy to the vet.
"They immediately put him on a drip and gave him medication to null the pain."
On Monday he was transferred to another vet who fitted a muzzle which will act as a jaw splint.
Ian told our sister paper the Ayrshire Post: "He's been so stressed and we're worried he might not want to go out walking again.
"There's no way the Staffie should have been out without a lead."
Police said they were trying to find the Staffie's owner.
SHOCKED Ian and Margaret with injured puppy Buddy. Picture: Ayrshire Post