I've just read some extra on this story, apparently a very conflicting piece of evidence has come out from the woman who Dutch bit. Details are here - http://www.krextv.com/news/around-the-r ... 73301.html
Montrose animal control also released a statement about the attack, but I find it massively conflicting and am pee'd off because I cannot find it to link here at present. Basically it highlights the claims made by the woman which you can read in the link above. Okay, so if Dutch was in a fight with another dog, of course she had to go and break it up. BUT one thing that strikes me as strange is the comment she made about the metal pole she used to hit Dutch with. She claims the pole from a Tiki torch which she used to hit him over the head with bent immediately after the first strike, that the metal was too feeble and thus why she only struck him once with it. Okay...so if the metal pole was too feeble to hit him with, if it bent upon contact, can someone explain to me why it was covered with Dutch's blood? If it bent on contact then it couldn't have broken the skin, it wouldn't have been strong enough. Here is a picture again -
Hmmmm, hit him once with it, did you??? Hit him once, my left foot! The blood on there is enough to warrant a repeated beating with it. Has this woman never heard of a hose pipe? I do understand she had to act quickly to get these dogs to stop fighting, but a blast with some high pressured water right at them could have been more successful than clobbering him. Again though I do understand she had to act quickly. Then there's the part about him biting her. Why would he wait to bite her, once the attack was over? I've broken up a dog fight before, and I was bitten in the middle of it on the leg, not five to ten minutes after it had ceased. That struck me as odd, unless he bit her because he was still all pumped up on adrenaline after the fight, or scared, or a mixture of both.
It will certainly be interesting to see what else comes out with this. The Tiki pole claim is what strikes me most though, my picture evidence above shows that I don't think my suspicions are unjust.