Incomprehensible, especially when there are other Scotties who are so good with children. Surely, there must have been warning signs with this dog. I find it hard to believe attacks like this come out of nowhere.
A few years ago I was walking down the street when I saw a dog tied to a post lunge at the person walking ahead of me. I assumed the owner must be inside a nearby store so I went in and asked if anyone owned the dog outside and explained what had happened.
A bunch of people came out to look and treated me like an hysterical woman — until a group of students walked by and the dog lunged again and bit one of the group, tearing her jeans but not injuring her luckily.
At that point, the dog’s owner emerged from the store and feigned complete disbelief that her animal could do such a thing, but when she was asked to pay to replace the jeans, she untied the dog and scurried off.
There is no doubt in my mind she knew she had a dog that needed to be muzzled. Unless there’s something like rabies involved, this kind of behaviour doesn’t just happen.