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For some reason I'd pictured neck wounds, but maybe Orson's leg was more accessible to the other dog.

Dogs that are serious about the attack (i.e. it's not a dominance display - they really want to hurt or kill the other dog) will try to break the other dog's front legs first, then go for the abdomen for the kill. It's really awful.

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There was definitely shaking. It was horrible. He essentially just has deep bite wounds and soft tissue damage skin pulled away ... damage. The bites were concentrated on the upper part of the inside of the foreleg and in the "armpit" area.

Christ. DAMN good thing Orson is literally twice the other dog's size!!
If that had been Rocsi, she'd be dead*; if Morag, either dead or with broken bones and internal injuries.
*Which is why I can't afford to bother with tact when larger dogs harass her at the park; with a 14-lb dog, there aren't any second chances if a larger dog actually bites.
It's also why anyone with an unleashed female Pit gets "Please call your dog NOW!!" if they show any interest whatsoever in either Morag or Rocsi, and on the second offense gets "If she goes after my dog, I WILL kick the *** out of her."
Last person I said that to got *** off, but left the area; 30 seconds later, his dog made a completely unprovoked attack on another female dog.
For some reason I'd pictured neck wounds, but maybe Orson's leg was more accessible to the other dog.

Dogs that are serious about the attack (i.e. it's not a dominance display - they really want to hurt or kill the other dog) will try to break the other dog's front legs first, then go for the abdomen for the kill. It's really awful.

Geez, that is awful. I've never seen that before, thank doG. Though during the last really serious fight between our Dal and Sibe bitches, the Dal sustained a cracked bone in her foreleg. She was always the instigator; I suppose the Sibe had had enough of it. Their fights definitely weren't dominance displays, and I was always convinced that they'd fight to the death if left to their own.
Mustang Sally
but "you need to understand that if your dog attacks another dog >and the owner reports it, the city can confiscate your dog and have him destroyed."

In Baltimore City, that's almost certainly "WILL confiscate and have her destroyed".
That's one of the things that utterly pisses me off about people who repeatedly fail to control aggressive dogs (human- and dog-aggressive) - they purport to care about their dogs, yet put them at risk of being seized and killed.
(And don't get me started on the commercial dog-walker* who continued to not only walk a human-aggressive Boxer on our local trails, but to LET HIM OFF LEASH, despite at least two serious bites to humans.)

*Janet - this wasn't J.B., but one of his former employees; although he's the one who orginally started taking the dog out. And of course, he was guilty of the same thing with a Labrador a few years earlier.
*Janet - this wasn't J.B.,

Should have been "J.Z.", but I'm betting you knew who I meant anyway.
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I'm really and truly sorry for all of the dogs' injuries, but were you out there with them?

She says this in the original post: "My guilt is somewhat assuaged knowing I was able to hold the 100lb dog to keep it from potentially becoming a 2-on-1." That sounds like she was out there.

Thanks!

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
I'm really and truly sorry for all of the dogs' injuries, but were you out there with them?

Yes. I was 10 feet away from Orson. I always stand outside when he's out there.

Thank you for the clarification. I have had dreams (well, nightmares) about what you've gone through.
Rocky sends his best. Friday takes a while to warm up to nekkid dogs but is very perceptive when it comes to dogs which are hurting.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
Thank you for the clarification. I have had dreams (well, nightmares) about what you've gone through.

The nightmarish thing is that I was right there and couldn't do a damn thing to prevent it. And even then I couldn't be the one to pull her off him because I was occupied with the huge dog. If another person hadn't been there to kick them apart, Orson might be dead.
Rocky sends his best. Friday takes a while to warm up to nekkid dogs but is very perceptive when it comes to dogs which are hurting.

Far from nekkid, Orson has two coats! Half of which seems to gather in the corners of my living room.
Cate
The nightmarish thing is that I was right there and couldn't do a damn thing to prevent it. And even then I couldn't be the one to pull her off him because I was occupied with the huge dog.

I have a friend whose elderly dachshund (on leash) was attacked by two Akitas (also on leash) right in front of her apartment. The two undergrads walking the Akitas just stood there and flapped their arms helplessly while their dogs mauled Nicholas quite badly. I believe my somewhat diminuitive friend ended up wading in there and kicking the crap out of the Akitas.

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