Marianne Fraser and fiance William say they brought home a German shepherd cross puppy who began turning aggressive a week later and left her with shocking leg injuries
A puppy owner says she was left with horror cuts and bruises on her legs after her young German shepherd cross attacked her shortly after moving into her home.
Marianne Fraser and fiance William brought the puppy, Thor, from a breeder on October 17 but they claim he started to act aggressively after a week.
He began to regularly attack Marianne by locking onto her legs and biting and in the end the couple were forced to give up the dog, it is alleged.
Images show Marianne’s legs with severe bruising and, she says, bite marks from the German shepherd-Belgian Malinois cross who allegedly had serious behavioural issues.
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The couple said the dog had come from Fawnnest Kennels in Lockerbie, Scotland, and William told the MailOnline how they saw a “dramatic change” in its behaviour after a week.
“He started to challenge Marianne, locking on and not letting go, then the biting started. After couple of days, he got worse and it resulted in Marianne endlessly being attacked and her face being hurt,” William said.
Thor was picked up by Julie Nevett who runs a rescue centre which specialises in retraining pups for military or police purposes.
She wrote on Facebook how she had received another dog from the same litter, which she named Thor 1, due to similar behavioural problems and was critical of the breeder.
I feel dreadful for both owners, not only have they lost a significant amount of money and their puppy, they have quite serious injuries.
“I b****y hope the breeders are suitably ashamed of themselves.”
In an update, she insisted that the dogs “are not pet pups” but rather “working line pups” whose nature needs to be “channelled appropriately” and she rubbished the idea that either dog needs to be put down.
Replying to her first post, one person claimed that a friend had bought a German Shepherd from the same breeder which turned out to be “riddled with problems”.
William has since said he’s contacted the SPCA and his local council over the kennels who he claims have offered to refund the money in exchange for having the puppy back.
He added: “It’s not about the money – it’s about the pup and what they have done.
“This is not Thor the pup’s fault as they have obviously been kept as wild animals. I just want people to know there are two of the same pack there.”
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.