Children between two & four victims of dog attacks - SPCA

The SPCA says its statistics show that in most dog attacks, children between these ages are the victims.

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CAPE TOWN - The Cape of Good Hope SPCA says its statistics show in most dog attacks, children between the ages of two and four are the victims.

This comes as a four-year-old boy was bitten by a dog in Oudtshoorn last weekend. He died in hospital from his injuries.

The SPCA's Belinda Abraham says: "Aggression is genetic and there are certain breeds that we regard as guard dog breeds, which would be more likely to attack or bite a human. Dogs are considered pack animals and much of their behaviour comes from instinct."