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Kyle Dyer Dog Bite: Dog Bites News Anchor in the Face During Live Broadcast [Video]

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Kyle Dyer, a news anchor for 9News, an NBC affiliated Denver television station, is recovering in the hospital after being bitten by an Argentine mastiff dog on live TV Wednesday.

According to reports, Dyer had been interviewing the owner of the dog, Michael Robinson and the fire fighter, Tyler Sugaski after the dog – an 85-pound Argentine mastiff named Gladiator Maximus (Max) – was rescued after falling into a frigid lake while chasing a coyote.

The news anchor was petting the dog during the interview, and was bitten on the face in the live segment. The news station is not rebroadcasting Kyle Dyer’s attack, but a video can be seen below showing the dog attacking the anchor.

Following the attack, Kyle Dyer was rushed to a local Denver hospital where she underwent reconstructive surgery for injuries to her lip.

Thankfully, 9News reports that Dyer is “currently in fair condition and is being evaluated by the trauma team. She is awake and visiting with family who asked that we thank the community for their immediate outpouring of support.”

Vice President of 9News Patti Dennis also added that Dyer will make a return to the news station as soon as possible.

“Kyle will go through a recovery and be back in a period of weeks–probably several, but she will be back,” said Dennis.

Meanwhile, Max the dog is currently impounded for 10 days. According to the Denver Post, during those 10 days Denver Animal Care and Control will look for signs of illness, including rabies. Max may be released to his owner after those 10 days. A judge will hold a hearing to decide the dog’s fate.

Watch the Kyle Dyer dog bite video below and let us know: Was Dyer partially at fault for getting in the Mastiff’s face? Should the owner have said something to stop her?

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327 Responses to “Kyle Dyer Dog Bite: Dog Bites News Anchor in the Face During Live Broadcast [Video]”

  1. Yvonne Russell Tenney

    You NEVER get that close, or in the face of a dog who does not know you, the breed has nothing to do with it. She screwed up big time.

  2. Toni Mancini Demonbreun

    First of all you never get into a dogs face. Second this dog is listed as a Mastiff not a pitbull. But the news anchor should have NEVER gotten that close to the dog.

  3. Margaret Vick

    The dog earlier in the day, is in a icy pond for about 20 minutes, then you have him on tv and lean over him and come down towards his face. WHAT do you think most dogs would do? I'd bite you too if you did that to me. I hope nothing bad happens to the dog. He tried to worn her.

  4. Julie F Crossposter

    That is not a pit bull, and what would that matter? They are less likely to bite than a Dachshund, Poodle, Chihuahua, Shi-tzu, Bichon, Shnauzer, and many other breeds. You don't get into the face of ANY dog that you don't know very well. The owner should have stopped her, but she should also know better.

  5. Suzanne Zimmerly

    They as, should the owner have done something? Well, I don't know, but I was on live TV once and I was pretty nervous and I sure don't think I would have corrected the interviewer…unforunately, you kind of assume the know what they are doing. Apparently not.

  6. Margaret Vick

    Reread the article. This was a Argentine mastiff not a pitbull. Same general look but different breed. But really who gets down into a dogs face like that????

  7. Shauna Liggins

    I find it interesting neither the firefighter nor owner flinched after she was bitten.

  8. Jennifer Hall Nelson

    She never should have gotten in the dog's face like that! I don't really think the owner is at fault….she should have known better, especially after stating that she loves dogs. Not a smart move on her part.

  9. Tammy Figueroa

    Never get into a strange dog's space like that, particularly in their face. The owner should have put down a few ground rules on that as well but as an adult, you would think she would know better.

  10. Lisa Schultz

    You don't put your face near a strange dog no matter what breed it is. I'm sorry the woman got hurt – I really am but that was foolish.

  11. Karen Morgan

    I guess she didn't take the course on "don't get in a strange dog's face" or else she would not have gotten that close to him. Sorry that this happened to her but she shouldn't have tried to be THAT friendly to a strange big dog who was in an unfamiliar place. That was 1 of the first lessons I taught my daughter when she was a child – don't get in a dog's face – no matter what!

  12. Suzanne Zimmerly

    That was a pretty quick bite, more like a nip, unfortuantely, it's a big dog. She was stupid to get that close. I hope she knows that now.

  13. Becky Long Peach

    This was not an attack, it was a warning…the dog nipped her, like it would a puppy it was trying to correct.

  14. Casy Brock

    It was the anchors fault. She should of never got like that with his face. I have had many dogs and fosters and I know this until they come up to you like that hell no and ahe said age is a dog person she should of known. He just got rescued and then on t.v. ??? With a strAnge lady in his face, I'd of bit her too

  15. Diane Chavez

    Seriously, why would you put your face in the face of a strange dog? Dumb dumb!

  16. Lindsey Rumfola

    Does anyone else notice how tight the owner has the dog by the collar? He's practically choking the poor thing and when you do that to a dog it put tension in him. He was obviously agitated look at his eyes he kept challenging her by looking at her face. Dumb people shouldn't be allowed to have animals.

  17. Faye Lee

    I think she got way to close to the dog. I know she was feeling sorry for the dog for what it had been through but I can see where the dog could probably feel her getting to close and being a stranger might have frightend him. I hope the lady heals soon.

  18. Jeanne M Benjamin

    Why would you shove your face into the face of an animal that you don't know? The reporter was pushing it, that was not an attack, it was a warning to the reporter I hope the reporter is educated on personal safety. The dog was behaving as nearly any animal would when it feels threatened. Personal space is not limited to canines only… and humans are said to be the intelligent species on the planet? So many seem to have forgotten basic "universal" behavior etiquette. Then again, since when has the media ever given a damn about privacy or personal space?

  19. Cathy Terry

    The dog had just been rescued from a traumatizing situation, was placed in an unfamiliar environment, and she knelt to kiss the animal in the face. Good lord, for someone who "loves" dogs didn't she know how threatening that would be to the dog? She hadn't even been talking to the dog, but around him so hadn't established relationship.Remember that animals don't have hands to push people away, or defend themselves, just their mouth. I'm sorry she was injured, but it certainly was not the animals fault. Dumbass.

  20. Laurie Vonderlage

    I feel bad for her but she had no business getting that close to that dog's face. The dog just went through a major trauma and then he was in another strange and stressful situation in the TV station. Anybody should know to keep a good distance. The breed of the dog has absolutely nothing to do with it.

  21. Silver Bean

    I agree you NEVER get that close to a dog you don't know.Sorry that the reporter got bitten and hope she has a speedy recovery.

  22. Nancy Jo Daly

    Wrong move lady! Margaret Vick was right, the dog was worn out and being pretty patient but you can see he is tired and pulls away from this whining 'awww poor baby' stuff the woman was doing. That causes anxiety. And THEN she shoves her face into his? I know she meant no harm but it pushed the dog over the edge and maybe the owner should have told her to back off. She should have been sitting in her chair. I know other people bitten by other dogs for getting in there face…one was a dalmatian. And NO Mike Haas, this is NOT a pit-bull. It was a mastiff, bred for cattle herding not fighting and mostly a sweet natured breed (as are pit-bulls but you will never believe that you just buy into the hype).

  23. Nancy Jo Daly

    Wrong move lady! Margaret Vick was right, the dog was worn out and being pretty patient but you can see he is tired and pulls away from this whining 'awww poor baby' stuff the woman was doing. That causes anxiety. And THEN she shoves her face into his? I know she meant no harm but it pushed the dog over the edge and maybe the owner should have told her to back off. She should have been sitting in her chair. I know other people bitten by other dogs for getting in there face…one was a dalmatian. And NO Mike Haas, this is NOT a pit-bull. It was a mastiff, bred for cattle herding not fighting and mostly a sweet natured breed (as are pit-bulls but you will never believe that you just buy into the hype).

  24. Anna Bailey

    The article made it sound like she was mauled. Clearly that was a "get out of my face" warning bite. The dog did not maliciously attack her (thank god). As a proud owner of a Boxer and a Pitt bull, I am truly upset that this is even a news story. If this had been a golden retriever (which has one of the highest "bite" records) it wouldn't even have been an issue, but because we are trained to think these dogs are evil, the media watches their every move. This poor dog is probably going to be sentenced to euthanasia, aka Death. :(

  25. Anna Bailey

    The article made it sound like she was mauled. Clearly that was a "get out of my face" warning bite. The dog did not maliciously attack her (thank god). As a proud owner of a Boxer and a Pitt bull, I am truly upset that this is even a news story. If this had been a golden retriever (which has one of the highest "bite" records) it wouldn't even have been an issue, but because we are trained to think these dogs are evil, the media watches their every move. This poor dog is probably going to be sentenced to euthanasia, aka Death. :(

  26. Sheila Bennett

    You don't get in the face of a strange dog, not even a poodle. They don't know you & in their thinking, you were going to bite them. STUPID

  27. Sheila Bennett

    You don't get in the face of a strange dog, not even a poodle. They don't know you & in their thinking, you were going to bite them. STUPID

  28. Jason Harrison

    That was a little Nip….COME ON! She shouldn't be stickin her face in the face of an animal that just went through that kind of stress anyway….What's wrong with you!

  29. Toni Mancini Demonbreun

    Well you just can't fix stupid. My husband is a retired Firefighter of 28 years and he probably would not have gotten in on that either. The woman is lucky he did not do more damage. Next time maybe she will be more cautious. Maybe she will think twice.

  30. Donna Cook

    I decided after seeing the video to check this particular breed of dog. And was also going to say the dog is Mastiff not a Pit Bull, although with this breed, the Pit Bull is a 4th bred of an Argentine Mastiff. The list of dogs that were needed for breeding this dog were as follows and one will see that most are gentle dogs – Great Pyrenees, Irish Wolfhound, Pointer, Great Dane, Dogue de Bordeaux (?), Boxer, Spanish Mastiff, Bull Dog and then Bull Terrier, which is not necessarily a pit bull either. Anyway I think that she may have startled him by moving away from his face too quickly. He was fine when she did have her face close to his.

  31. Sharyn Rogers

    To wantonly stick your face close to a dog who does not know you AND is stressed by the unaccustomed lights; people and noise is just plain stupid. The dog was just rescued from certain death that morning. Leaning that close to a dog who does not know you is inviting trouble. Sorry to say you deserved….no, because probably the dog will pay for YOUR stupidity.

  32. Toni Mancini Demonbreun

    you know, Pitbulls get a bad rap. I have 3 Pits, and they are the sweetest dogs in the world. I was leary at first before I got them ( I will admit that) but I would not trade one of them for anything in the world. They are truly a blessing. Loyal, lovable, and eager to please. People should not say anything about them if they have never owned one.

  33. Angel Lady

    You never get in a dogs face like that. The dog may have felt she was a threat to him or the firefighters and was doing what comes natural, defending. I have Chihuahua's and as small as they are if they feel someone is getting to close they try to protect me and my family.

  34. Sherry Benson Mulholland

    I agree who would get that close to a dog you don't know..especially one with a head that big..She should not have done that not the dogs face and I don't think the owner had time to stop the dog it was too fast..she will know better the next time for sure…Dumb ASS.

  35. Neita Windle Bell

    It doesn't matter what Breed of dog it was , any dog would have done the same thing! if you know anything about dogs you should know not to get up in their face like that! Don't blame the firefighters either, that was so quick they didn't have time to tell her to stay out of his face! come on it's the reporters fault 100%. bet she learned a lesson! I sincerely hope she is OK Also the reaction of the Firefighters I'm sure was that she wasn't hurt, the Dog snapped at her and they probably didn't realize the dog got her right away. a Mastiff is not a pit bull and should not be mistaken as one!
    but once again I agree with Margret I would bite you too if you got up in my face like that!

  36. Katie D Dube

    first of all why on earth would you put your face that close to a dog that just got traumatized? NOT THE DOGS FAULT! the dog should not be punished what so ever!

  37. Silvia Carvalho

    I have a pitbull myself and hes a big baby, but so right, can not get to a dogs face that close and specialy a stranger, no matter what breed the dog is, my sister has a boxer and shes a dorable, but she don't like people onher face, so cant blame the breed.

  38. Carrie Miller

    Yep!! The dog def gave her a warning when he showed his teeth to her but she was too busy watching the men she was interviewing to see it! And like the comments said…the dog had just been through a very traumatic experience and she was a stranger!!

  39. Elizabeth Calkins

    With an unfamiliar dog no one should ever stick their face in the dogs. This dog was traumatized earlier on in the day and has every right to be a bit sketchy….

  40. Sherri Kowalski

    I do feel bad that the woman was bitten, but no one should be putting their face anywhere near a dog's. You're just asking for it, especially if the dog is stressed, nervous or possibly both. The dog very well could have been protecting it's owner, too. She's coming towards him and the dog. The dog, of course, doesn't realize she just wants to give him a kiss.

  41. Elizabeth Calkins

    And of course they picture the most "angry" looking picture to use for the headline…. this makes me sad.

  42. Stephanie Pearcy

    WTH, how can someone be so stupid as to put their face in the face of a dog that they don't know and that has just been traumatized by being caught in the lake! She got what she deserved! I'm surprised they didn't say it was a Pit, they get blamed for it all. Looks more like an American Bulldog than a Mastiff to me. Just makes me love my Pit more…

  43. Nalin Montez

    seems like every person on here is ok with what happened. just a bunch of insensetive people. nothing new. if it were one of thier kids, they would feel different weather or not shes a grown woman or not, no one sees that coming. dogs are unpredictable. I have a friend who has a pitbull and that dog isn't a threat at all to anyone, he's loving. as someone on here said, the dogs breed has nothing to do with it. so if it were a pit or a rotwiler or a mastive, still, that woman could not have seen it coming and it's not okay. the only thing I can say is I'm sorry that happened. she wouldn't have went near it had she known it was dangerous. but maybe that dog was warning her, I don't know but it's sad to see the dogd owners did not ask of she was okay or tame the dog. like most animals who are trained, when they do wrong like pee on the floor or dump on it, you give it a spank just like some parents do thier kids. fuck that animal. yes its in it's nature but its still not okay…poor lady. those men are pricks, I hope that mastive bites them too.

  44. Laura Anne Hemby

    I agree…you absolutely NEVER get in the face of a dog who does not know you….no matter what breed they are! And she should have stopped and backed up when she saw the dog start snarling. That was her first warning!

  45. Jessica Rainey Broadway

    are you stupid or what any body with good sense knows u never get in a dogs face and for the question should the owner have warned her there was not enough time and besides he didn't attack her he was warning her to get out of his face and he was filling inscure and threatend by her being in his space and face she is at fault not the dog.

  46. Jenny Haessig

    yes he should have stopped her when she tried to get that close. any dog is going to do that if it doesn't know the person. she should have just petted the dog during the interview if anything. and that is a pitbull not a mastiff.

  47. Artie Collins

    she should of never been that close to a dogs face that doesn't know her….i don't know why the guys let her get that close as well…

  48. Nalin Montez

    you know how most dogs are lovong and non threatening, usually, you could kiss it and rub it and what not and they love it, since shes a dog lover, she probably assumed it was no different. how unfortunate.

  49. Nalin Montez

    you know how most dogs are loving and non threatening, usually, you could kiss it and rub it and what not and they love it, since shes a dog lover, she probably assumed it was no different. how unfortunate

  50. Djinn Jerden

    That close she had it coming…..especially what the dog just went through….u don't get in somones let alone an animals face not knowing them

  51. Nalin Montez

    seems like every person on here is ok with what happened. just a bunch of insensetive people. nothing new. if it were one of thier kids, they would feel different weather or not shes a grown woman or not, no one sees that coming. dogs are unpredictable. I have a friend who has a pitbull and that dog isn't a threat at all to anyone, he's loving. as someone on here said, the dogs breed has nothing to do with it. so if it were a pit or a rotwiler or a mastive, still, that woman could not have seen it coming and it's not okay. the only thing I can say is I'm sorry that happened. she wouldn't have went near it had she known it was dangerous. but maybe that dog was warning her, I don't know but it's sad to see the dog's owners did not ask of she was okay or tame the dog. like most animals who are trained, when they do wrong like pee on the floor or dump on it, you give it a spank just like some parents do thier kids. fuck that animal. yes its in it's nature but its still not okay…poor lady. those men are pricks, I hope that mastive bites them too.

  52. Stephanie Pearcy

    Its not a pit !!!! I love mine more than anything. He is the sweetest thing there is. I have had several dogs and he has the biggest heart. Yes its true they are capable of inflicting a lot of damage but I have not seen 1 case where is hasn't been instigated in some way. Stop buying the hype !!!!

  53. Sheena Kittle-Baniaga Karr

    People always think dogs are mans best friend.. they are dogs.. ANIMALS. I am glad the lady is ok but you just don't get close up and kissy with dogs.. o r any animal damn I had a ferret bite me even sheesh.

  54. Julie Marie Figueroa

    she should be put into quarantine for 10 days for poor judgement. The dog already had a traumatic day and she's a stranger.. basic common sense that we teach our children early on.. always ask permission before petting a strange dog and don't get that close- especially with your face to a dog that doesn't know you. It's unfortunate that she got hurt but the people are at fault- not the dog.

  55. Samuel McKeown

    You them Anna banana! The breed doesn't make the dog vicious. Dogs are like humans, if you get all up in their business they are going tell you. People need to really stop being so drama ready when this happens. I too had 3 boxers and they all were very loving but they each had a personality.

  56. Nalin Montez

    I read alot of the posts on here and it upsets me because all everyone is saying is " oh, you shouldn't have gotten that close and you should have known better". how about "gee, that's too bad, sorry about that anchor lady". how about some sensetivity or some smypathy? jesus! tell her something she don't know now.

  57. Patrina Chamney

    Getting in the face of a dog that doesn't know you well is a huge mistake, and is the reason for many bites (especially to children who haven't been taught otherwise). I have a small scar on my lip from having gotten too close, too quickly to a St. Bernard when I was young – it was only the second time I'd met him, and I didn't know that neighborhood kids had teased him. He jumped up to bark, just as I leaned over the fence to pet him. (We became great friends afterward, and I later became a dog trainer).

  58. Crissy Allen Weidner

    I agree 100%….and the dog was showing all the signs of distress when she was that close…the tongue was out..ears back..looked like he was panting…if the reporter knows dogs she should of seen those signs….after all he been through he was still scared…what would possess a person to get that close to s strange dog after the trauma he had been through…..now the poor dog has been sent away….we have to remember even though we treat our pets like people they are still animals….and just like people have mood swings in a split second….so sad…..

  59. Suzanne Samuela-Maldonado

    why would you put your face that close to a dog that does not know you? he's had a very over stimulated day and is in a overly stimulated enviroment. Clearly her fault, give the dog back to the owner.

  60. Kalena KP Horie

    She's also covering his eyes part of the time. Strange setting, traumatic event, stranger all over his face…not surprised he tried to get some space. Sorry she got hurt but if the dog wanted to hurt her he would of done a lot more than that nip.

  61. Chris Volden

    Kyle should have NEVER gotten in that dog's face. That was a stupid move on her part. You never get that close to a dog you do not know or does not know you. I am thankful though that Kyle is going to be okay and wishing her a speedy recovery. Hopefully next time she will think twice before doing that ever again.

  62. Stella Oxford At-Bigoxbulldogs

    Yes, it is horrible that she got bit and I hope she makes a full recovery…But what she did was stupid, stupid, stupid! The media is putting all of the attention on the host, but what about the dog! I just hope that the judge that hears this case knows something about dogs and sides with the dog. It would be an outrage if this innocent dog gets put down because of someone's stupidity!

  63. Rosalie Hobbs

    It seems to me the owner/handler might have briefed the newscaster on the possibility that the dog was "Anxious" after all it had been through. I think it was the owner and the fireman's fault. The newscaster was trying to be sympathetic and maybe had no idea what a dog is capable of. Sad situation all around. I love my dog, but a dog is a dog and a human is a human. I hope Kyle has a quick recovery!

  64. Jennifer Cherence

    Not only do you not get in a dogs face that you don't know . You never make direct eye contactwith them in the dog world that is taken as a challenge or a threat.

  65. Stacey Moore

    If ANYTHING happens to this dog, 9News will be banned from our household. The dog was clearly recovering from trauma and had given repeateded signals that he was not comfortable with Ms. Dyer being so physical with him. It's a dog, not a toddler and as a reminder to 9news, animals don't speak English. They're not going to break out in a tearful commentary on their dislike of someone invading their space. This incident falls entirely on the news station and the reporter.

  66. Crystal Rentze Rebholz

    Mastiff are on the dangerous dog list for a reason, and should be respected. She should have known better , but the owner should have stepped in no matter what. I feel bad for her and wish her a speedy recovery, but unless the dog is yours you do not get that close to business end of ANY dog no matter what the breed.

  67. Lynn Seawell Church

    Why would she get in a dog's face that she was stranger to? She was at fault, not the dog, He was just protecting his personal space. It doesn't matter what type of dog it is, the possibility is still there if the dog doesn't know you. The dog nor the owner was at fault in this, in my opinion.

  68. Angie Dunn

    BAD HUMANS! BAD HUMANS! The poor stressed dog put into yet another stressful situation and has to defend itself the only way it knows how!

  69. Michele Braxton-Nelson

    The anchor needs to be put down for getting into that dogs face and dogs don't like their faces rubbed all the time. Its like someone in your face all the time. People get real and the owner or the guy who rescued him did nothing wrong althought I would have told her not to get in his face…but that is me. I own 2 of these beautiful animals mother and son and they are wonderful. I have people at my house and on my property all the time we have never had an issue. It's called READING THEIR BODY LANGUAGE and he was clearly nervous.

  70. Christina Ulrich

    You NEVER put your face in a dogs face unless you are familiar with the dog. There are many dogs who will be sweet and loving while you are petting it but do not like to have peoples faces in its face. There was nothing the owner could have done to prevent it because it was so sudden. The dog might have been fine under normal circumstances but that was not the case here.

  71. Tina Thompson

    Wrong move woman-never put your face that close to a dog that don't know you. And further more the dog was traumatized with the incident of falling in the icy water. Don't blame the dog or master-regardless to whether you warn people or not some just don't get it. The dog better not pay the price. We humans are suppose to be the intellegent species. Lets use our heads people.

  72. Nancy Jo Daly

    Crystal there is no 'reason' for a dangerous dog list. It is a prejudice. The only thing that should be on a list are cruel people that train dogs to be ugly and stupid people that do what this news anchor did. If there is a dangerous dog list then Golden retrievers need to be on it because statistically according to hospital ERs they are the number one breed that causes dog bites in the US. I wonder what was wrong with those owners not warning her…being on TV I suppose is unnatural for dogs AND owners.

  73. Anne Warren

    Moron should havae never put her hands near his mouth-not her mutt do not touch. It had been in trauma situation that day-he owners were assholes for responding 1st to mutt and ignoring human's situation-they all attended to mutt throughout conversation and should have told her to back off-still slow followup to human injury instead of anomal. Humans 1st even when they are idiots-studio and interviewer were morons.

  74. Beth Balluck

    oh plz sorry she got nipped but strange dog tired dog hands in his face then u put your face in his so sorry dog wins that was a warning not aggressiveness 1st rule do not put face in any dogs face hope judge is thinks that 2

  75. Sue Anderson

    The women bared her teeth and growled when she was saying "yourrrrr gorrrrrgeous" then put her face within reach of an unfamiliar animal. Not the dogs fault and it happened so fast the owner couldn't of reacted fast enough to her stupidity.I hope this comes out OK.

  76. JoJo Sherman

    I AGREE! YOU SHOULD NEVER GET IN A DOG'S FACE… ESPECIALLY WHEN THAT DOG DOESN'T KNOW YOU…THE DOG MUST COME TO YOU FIRST… THAT GOES WITH EVERY BREED… BUT OF'COURSE THIS IS GOING TO BE ADDED TO THE LIST OF REASONS PITT BULLS AND MASTIFFS ARE CALLED BAD…WHEN MOST OF THE TIME IT IS THE "HUMANS" FAULT THAT DOGS DO WHAT THEY DO.

  77. Patryna Mcqueen

    It is unfortunate, but she should have known to research information about dog tramas and reactions if she was planning to have an animal on live TV. Lack of knowledge is not a defense and the dog was nervous already. If anyone noticed his posture as well as the glancing looks when the buzzing noise sounded in the back ground, most would know he is barely tollerating the consistant petting and pulling of his collar. Poor woman and dog. Bad situation all around.

  78. Jacqueline Jansen

    Tell that to the innocent child that approched the dog in a childish way and got bitten in the face…….I love dogs and I learn my children not to approch.

  79. Nancy Jo Daly

    Cynthia Sikorski Keebler Her voice was annoying too…high pitched…and the fussing tone surely added to the dog's stress. I feel bad for the woman. She was clearly clueless. I think the owners being on TV felt some stress and were holding the dog tight to them…that added to it…I hope the woman recovers quickly and realizes it was her fault because I would hate to see anything happen to that beautiful dog.

  80. Melody Irick Stephenson

    I sincerely hope that this dog does not end up being blamed for this. I agree with other posters: after the trauma the dog had experienced earlier in the day (being in freezing water), etc. this dog should never have been put in this position. He looks like an amazing animal. And, even viewing the video of the actual incident, he was not "attacking", he was only "nipping" probably as a warning to back off and give him some personal space. If he had been attacking, he would never have turned loose and pulled away. It's obvious that the newscaster is an animal lover and of course, she did not "deserve" her injury, however, she should not have had her face so close to the animal. I wish her a full recovery. And, I wish this animal to continue to be loved and raised by his owner.

  81. Kristin Belcher Sanchez

    She deserved to get bit. What a crybaby. I am a dog groomer and get dog bit regularly. Never been to the doctor for it. It won't kill you. That dog gave her numerous signs.

  82. Patryna Mcqueen

    Though it is sad that this situation happen, the truth is still there. THIS WAS AVOIDABLE. She is not on the news for being stupid. She invites an animal to her studio, she should have known the basics: like tramatized animals are generally nervous and should be handled with care. No one is saying they are glad this happen to her to teach her a valuable lesson. Most are probably hoping the judge knows about animals and can see that this was not an agressive action by the dog. No one wants to see an innocent dog punished for reacting to a person who obviously lacked knowledge on how to handle a dog.

  83. Debbie Hammel

    It is definately common sense to not get in the face of a dog that you do not know. Animials have their 'space' just as people do. Sucks to be her but the dog is in no way at fault for his reaction.

  84. Tracy Rinesmith-Hurd

    The dog was being good until she got in the dog's face. If she was use to dogs she would have known not to get into a dog's face. The dog was probably nervous about being in front of all those people to begin with and with her getting into the dog's face just caused the dog to bite.

  85. Patryna Mcqueen

    The breed is closely related and similar, but it is not a pitbull. He clear states in the interview that the dog is an Argentinian Mastiff.

  86. Patryna Mcqueen

    The breed is closely related and similar, but it is not a pitbull. He clear states in the interview that the dog is an Argentinian Mastiff.

  87. Kristin Belcher Sanchez

    This wasn't even a bite it was a snap. Of course the dog will pay for this idiots ignorance.

  88. Dawn McDow

    NEVER EVER should you put your face that close to a dog you do not know; especially when they have had a trying day such as this poor dog. Poor baby is now in doggie jail because she was not paying attention and neither was his handler/owner. This is a case of yet another animal paying for the mistakes of the people around them. I hope that he is let out soon; it is utter ridiculousness that he should be there to begin with! I hope that she heals well and quickly but it was her mistake NOT the dogs.

  89. Debbie Hammel

    It is definately common sense to not get in the face of a dog that you do not know. Animals have their 'space' just as people do. It's sad that the anchor lady didn't think of that but the dog is in no way at fault for his reaction.

  90. Jacqueline Jansen

    Ow and by the way, Pitlbulls are as bad as Herders the only thing with pitbulls is that they are not able to open their mouth whenever they bit, it seems that their jar gets stuck or something or maybe that's a fairytail

  91. Jillian Rainville

    Why is the dog in quarentine? If the owner has the dog up to date on Rabies shots, then there should be no quarentine. She does not know the dog, and dog does not know her. Dog was stressed out already. She had her hands all over him. Dog would not take his eyes from here. All the signs were there to indicate this was going to happen and all ignored it, especially the owner. And yes, that was just a warning nip. For such smart animals that we are, we are so stupid!

  92. Kathy Hastings Craiglow

    Well…..what can I say that hasn't been said……never, ever put your face in a dogs face….even your own. I had a friend who had a cocker spaniel for 12 years and one day she was just brushing his hair as always and he reached up and literally ripped her eye out…..she now has a glass eye and the dog was put down. That was 15 years ago and I will never forget that you just don't put your face near a dog's mouth NO MATTER WHAT!

  93. Cynthia Londo

    They should not be calling this an attack! He did not attack her he warned her to back off, then he pulled away. If he wanted to attack he would have lunged at her and kept trying to mall her. I hate the words they use, trying to make it worse that it is. It was her fault. I feel bad she got hurt but its a lesson to be learned, don't be all in a dogs face you don't know! And the dog was clearly stressed out.

  94. Shirley Latz

    Why was she down on the floor, which it looked like . That poor dog , I kept wondering why she was so rough with his face, knowing he had a very frightening day . I have little dogs, but if you rough up thier faces like she did and then have your fave in his —You will probably get bit. Keep your hands and face away from strange dogs. That poor dog , I feel for him and hope he is not blamed for this incident . Very poor judgement on her part.

  95. Kelly McDermott Thompson

    what was she thinking? you can look at the dog and tell he is nervous…I think the owner is nervous too, and see how he is holding on to his collar very tight and petting him like he is trying to calm the dog…she was ok when she was just petting him from a distance but when she got in his face…that was it, he had no where to go or move, he felt very restrained…Very poor judgement to have him in the studio after all that he went through…there was no need for an interview, or reunite him with rescuer…Lord the dog doesn't care who got him out of icy water, he is just glad he to be out of it… I feel bad for her, but she was not paying attention at all.

  96. Carol Arnold Thaxton

    YOU should NEVER get that close to a massive dog or unfamiliar dog's face! What was she thinking? Had she ever heard stranger beware? Why was she not in her chair…The dog was in an icy pond and still probably traumatized by that event! I don't even get into my dogs faces and they know and love me! I don't care if it is a Pit…Mastiff…or chihuahua, you never get in a dogs face. Pure D Stupid! I'm sorry for the anchor but REALLY! Wrong Move and that poor dog will probably be destroyed.

  97. Nalin Montez

    Patryna Mcqueen innocent dog? so your more concerned about the dog than the human it's obvious. I can care less about that animanl. bit it's not about what my opinion is, it's what people are showing and like I said, no one sounds like they give a shit so….thats my opinion and you have yours.

  98. Nalin Montez

    innocent dog? so your more concerned about the dog than the human it's obvious. I can care less about that animanl. bit it's not about what my opinion is, it's what people are showing and like I said, no one sounds like they give a shit so….thats my opinion and you have yours.

  99. Nalin Montez

    innocent dog? so your more concerned about the dog than the human it's obvious. I can care less about that animanl. it's not my opinion that matters, it's what people are showing and like I said, no one sounds like they give a shit so….thats my opinion and you have yours.

  100. Bonnie Calkins

    It's anything but an "attack". She stuck her face in the dog's face. If it was an actual attack the dog would have kept after her. Instead he warned her with a bite and a bark…the only way they know how to warn seeing as though they cannot talk! Hey news cast people, rename the story to, "news anchor sticks her face in dog's face and get's warned" instead of dog attacks news anchor…really? get your facts right!

  101. Rinda Waddle-Cash Shuman

    Definitely proves that liking dogs and having a knowledge of dogs is two totally different things. Didn't her parents ever tell her not to get in a dogs face? That is one of the first lessons about dogs I ever taught my daughter, along with never petting a dog unless you have permission from it's person.

  102. Deb Bloom

    That lady was clearly at fault. Plain and simple. They had him leashed and had a good hold on him. She had no business in his face like that. Who does that? What an idiot. and if she pushes for that dog to be put down or anyone agrees that he should be put down, then they need educated. The dogs no dummy. He was only doing what dogs know. Protecting himself or his master.

  103. Mildred Updegrave

    I'm thinkin' she might be just a wee bit more careful next time?

  104. Merle DeMoss III

    Yes, and yes. Responsible owners make the best dogs! She was at fault and the owner should have protected his dog at the same time. If we, as pet owners make poor choices, we will end up losing our beloved dogs! Train well, act responsibly!

  105. Nalin Montez

    one more thing, and this is just to express why it bothered me. now of course I wouldnt want to see an animal hurt for nothing, not even of there was a reason, I'm not suggesting it be put down for doing whats in its nature but I'm sayig it was just unfortunate and I wish those two men would have at least asked the anchor if she was okay. anyhow, once, I saw this little girl, she walked up to a dog that was behind a fence and tried to pet it. I saw that dog attack her, nearly ripping her arm off. though they killed the dog, I have to say I'd rather that dog have been killed than that little girl. now yes its the dogs nature and yes that little girls mom should have been watching her kid but it's still not okay. these things happen but still, do you feel the dog shouldnt have been punished? that little girl didnt know better and maybe the anchor did but as a dog lover, I'm sure she meant him no harm and didnt expect it so I still feel for her. just saying

  106. Anthony M Hamilton

    Can you keep your face away from MY dogs face, this is not your dog. I still have people come up and try to smooch my animal, I think we should educate people on animals and not hold the animal responsible for the person getting bit.

  107. Bill Adams

    It's almost like she wanted to be bitten. Maybe to generate a big news story? Hope she recovers well and has learned her lesson.

  108. Shauna DeMoss

    Exactly what Merle said. As owners we need to be careful to protect our dogs from the world. The average person doesn't understand dog physiology. Poor dog, stupid people.

  109. Denise Wilkins

    Yep Sheena happened in my town. I watched the rescue, damn dog treaded freezing water for over 20 minutes. Was happy when he was rescued then got nervous when they tried to put him on tv the next morning. Sure enough fear came true. Sad because the news anchor is really nice and loves dogs, but got caught up in the moment. I just hope they don't put him down. Really pretty dog, maybe he needs to live with my little bro in Kona.

  110. Aimee Lee

    He definitely did not attack her look how big he is if he wanted to attack she wouldnt have had a face…He warned her and how dumb is this lady? He is showing his teeth which means back the eff off

  111. Angie Fincham

    I think she bought it all on herself. She should have known that any animal will be stressed out after going through what that poor dog it earlier that mornong. I feel sorry for the dog and his owner. If anything the owner should be fine for not having the dogs shots but I feel that nothing should happen to the dog.

  112. Julia Herrera

    @Nancy: Any animal can be dangerous, mostly humans, but looking any animal in the face can provoc an attack. I was always taught to give any dog a respectful distance until introduced by the handler/owner. While I empathise with the person bitten, the owner is ultimately responsible for the dog. That breed is territorial & protective. And you're right about the stats from ER's. I used to take & file those stats when I worked in ER & actually, the small dogs were the worst biters next to the goldens. Goldens aren't vicious, just mouthy.

  113. Kat Farres

    I used to do several 'be safe around dogs talks' a year but now the schools are all 'stick to the curriculum'…..

  114. Julia Herrera

    Btw, Mastiffs are usually very laid back except when they think it's time to protect "their" territory or owners. Due to the breed being so large they normally don't need to do more than warning growl. Must have been a lot of tension around for the dog to haul off & bite.

  115. Joyce Wolf

    First of many rules regarding animals as I grew up – keep your face away from a dog you do NOT know. Show the dog your hand, let him sniff – even then you should stay clear especially if the dog is ill or scared or in a new surrounding. I'm sorry – this guy should have kwown not to do. I do feel sorry for the dog because he was protecting himself. people just don't think things thru and then end up getting a dog put to sleep because the DOG did something wrong. he only knows what he is trained to do and what his intuition tells him to do.

  116. Elizabeth Hare

    Reading an intense story in this week's NYer about face transplants (!) – one patient was attacked by her dog while she blacked out. You never do know.

  117. Ashley Landis

    any person with common sense would know you don't get a strange dogs face! I don't care if its an 80 lb dog or a 2 lb dog. if they are not comfortable they will growl, show their teeth and then bite. the poor dog had just went through a very traumatic thing , and the stress from that and being on the set for the tv show, on top of her all over his face and head… yea she had it coming.

  118. Faye Laraine Arbou

    SHE should have known better than to get in a strange dogs face. The master of the dog was carefully holding the leash tightly. She should have noticed and not taken advantage of the dog who did not know the anchor woman.

  119. Nancy Jo Daly

    Julia Herrera The little dogs usually bite when they are sitting on the owner's lap and somebody approaches them…they are protecting the owner. If you look at this dog the owner has him pulled
    up tight by the leash right against him and with everything they have gone through that day (the icy water and the television cameras) it was a stressful situation for that dog…clutched between stressed owner and the high pitched voice and nervous patting of the stranger…right after the dog has almost lost it's life? I agree with the many many other people on here who say that they also would have bitten the woman. And he really was offering a disciplinary nip…unfortunately a nip from a mastiff on the face can be serious. Moral of the story…you don't tug on Superman's cape, you don't spit in the wind, you don't pull the mask off the ole Lone Ranger and you don't shove your face into his..lol

  120. Linda Jones

    I have had dogs all my 55+ years and currently have 6. You NEVER put your face down to a strange dog, big or little or look them in the eye. They take it as a challenge. A Mastiff of any kind looks at his surroundings and no matter where they are, it is THEIR property as far as the eye can see, much like an Anatolian, Great Pyranees, Maremma and other working breeds.

  121. Lindsey Rumfola

    Ashley Landis Yeah I think so too and I don't think he realized he was just making it worse but dogs feel tension through their owners… this poor dog went through hell then was surrounded by people he didn't know… and now his life is on the line… it's sad. People who don't know how to handle bully breeds like this shouldn't own dogs.

  122. Ashley Mercer

    This dog just went through a trmatic experience she should have even gotten that close let alone petted him. It's not the dogs fault it's hers and the owners for not saying something. If I went through something like that and then some idiot got it my face with a camera and stuff i'd snap at them too. Only difference is that I can talk that dogs only way of saying get out of my face is to bite. It's their only form of communication to use body language.she just shouldn't have gotten in his face like that.

  123. Pat Hutcherson

    What was she thinking? The poor dog was probably stressed being there to begin with, and to have this person stick her face right in the face of the dog is stupid. This dog is not to blame!

  124. Pat Hutcherson

    What was she thinking? The poor dog was probably stressed being there to begin with, and to have this person stick her face right in the face of the dog is stupid. This dog is not to blame!

  125. Anonymous

    Hope for all the best for the Anchor…speedy recovery to her. That said – Yvonne Tenney, etcal are all quite correct…IF you know dogs at all, you never get that close at first – after all, they just met and she was trying for a Kiss.. On TV too.. How about some decorum.. But, as she said, hope she still "just ADORES" dogs? Besides, it was just a love bite – she would be the headless "Talking Head" if he had wanted to.

  126. Johannah Skogberg Audet

    Yeah, hover over a stressed out dog that doesn't know you and then stick your face in his. Brilliant! I have seen other footage of reporters doing the exact same thing that resulted in the exact same outcome…and it's the dog's fault????

  127. Darlene Sullivan

    Hope he dont get put down. Man I see that this morning, and she felt of confident an fearless. NOT ME.. I know she wasnt thinking. Sad for both of them. The scares for her and the posibility of loosing his life. Cause he can't be trusted.. Heartache

  128. Lexis Richard

    I read the story before I seen the story they made it sound like the dog out of know where bet her in the face and its crazy how they blew it way out context hey if a person I never seen before gets that close to my face I may punch them cause I don't know you.she should have known better common scene lady the dog and have a bigger"great" story.

  129. Denise Tallman Silsbe

    Dog Rules 101…Don't get in their face, don't look into their eyes…too bad the newscaster learned them the hard way. Hope she heals quickly and also the dog is not punished for being 'a dog' who was under extreme conditions…:(

  130. Dina Garcia

    It was a mistake the last place that dog should have been was on TV, he needed to be home curled up with some blankets and some warm broth. I feel bad for her but never get into a dog's face that doesn't know you.

  131. Amie Barnett Osborne

    It does not matter what BREED the dog was, you never get in ANY dogs face. Even a Chihuahua will bite you if you get in their face. It is a shame the poor dog was punished for telling the woman to get out of his face, it is not like he didn't warn her. It is all over his body language.

  132. Lisa A Treacy

    Not the dog's fault. I can't believe that newsanchor got so close to the dog's face. The dog had clearly backed away from her right before the nip…..then she got right back in the dog's face. Stupid human move, not a mean dog!

  133. Lynn Posey

    she should have never gotten on the floor and the same level with a dog she doesn't know and who does not know her, the dogs face area is a no zone area for unknown people, she was very wrong

  134. Nat Esteban

    She deserves the snap she got. He didn't maul her… that was a "get the hell away from me" snap, the same thing dogs do to each other. And for the love of all that's holy, THAT IS NOT A PITBULL. Dogos don't even have pitbull in them (despite some internet websites).

  135. Robert Goupil

    Did she not see the warnings the dog was giving her? The dogs upper lip is curled up and he is pulling away from her, then she goes and pulls the dog towards her face. Anchor is at fault.

  136. Brian Farmer

    Of course it was her fault. She is a dog-lover and therefore should have known not to put her face near a strange dog; especially one with big teeth! Shameful how the 9 News director blamed the dog and the owner. At least The Inquistr is showing the video. 9 News didn't have the guts to show it although they will show everybody else's bad accidents!

  137. Jean Taylor

    When she was in his face, he bared his teeth (which his owner probably couldn't see). Then he turned his head away from her. His meaning was clear: back off! No one was paying attention to the dog. And his nip was a warning. He could easily have lunged at her and done some real damage. The dog was not at fault.

  138. Shannon Skalka

    All though Kyle should not have gotten as close as she did to the the dog, I think some responsibility should be put on the owner. If the dog was suffering from any post traumatic stress (as it has been stated), then the last place an animal under duress should be is in a strange place full of strange people. Pets are like children and should be treated as such–if you had a child that was acting out or showing signs of emotional distress, you wouldn't put them in a situation that would exacerbate their all ready sensitive behavior any more. If the dog had anxiety, the owner(who knows the dog better than anyone) should have stepped in and made it clear that the dog was becomimg anxious, or waited a few days to do the segment all together, once the animal had fully recovered physically and emotionally. Though there is blame on the anchor, she clearly had no malicious intent and cared very much for the animal's safety and well being. It is a sad sitiuation, but in no way did the anchor "deserve" to have to suffer thru a painful dog bite, painful surgery, and what will likely be a painful rehabilitation.

  139. Shawn Cox

    Natural reaction and I think it is hard to tell if it was even an act of agression. I agree to close to a dog that is not familiar with the person. What I see looks more like a nip or a bump rather than an agressive bite backed up with more bites. Unfortunate but I could not say it is a case of a dog out of control.

  140. Mandy Mc

    What an ignorant person. Clearly she is not a dog owner, otherwise she would have known better. Any outpouring of support is for the dog not you, you idiot!

  141. Brianna Palacios

    Unfortunately, its a law(just another way for state to get $)..whenever a person is bit regardless of the situation, the dog is quarentined(doggy jail) and they have to be bailed out, on top of costs for mandatory chip placement, updated tags/shots..etc. I went thru it w/ my dog, and it wasnt even his fault. He was just protecting me. He was updated w/ everything, but it costs $300 to bail him out after 10 days. Some laws just SUCK!

  142. Julie Wiggin

    Why has no one commented on the fate of the coyote that Max chased into the water? Max should have been on a leash so he wouldn't disturb wildlife. As for Kyle's behavior, I see toddlers get in dogs' faces all the time & they don't get bit.

  143. Trish Champion

    Of course you are going to get bit if you stick your face in front of a Dog that doesn't know you. I wouldn't do that! Does an NBC anchor not have common sense?

  144. Alecs Perez-Crespo

    Clearly the anchor was very passionate about this dog. Unfortunately, she is not well informed on the fact that dogs act ob instints. They do not reason. That is the reason you do not put your face so close to their mouth because the only way a dog can defend itself when it feels threaten is to bite. This poor dog had already had a very stressful day. Instead of allowing him to relax, he was taken in to do an interview. I feel bad for the dog. he is now being held for 10 days and a judge is going to determone his fate. I certainly hope he is returned to his home with his owner so he can go on with his life. The whole situation is very unfortunate but if the anchor lady loves dogs as much as she states in her interview, she would should make sure this dog is not put down.

  145. Kristi Cooper

    You don't stick your face in an animal's face like that, at least not one that doesn't know you. In animal terms, that is an aggressive move, trying to assert dominance. He did not attack her, it was a warning nip to back off. If he had attacked her, he would have been hanging off of her face. They should not put him down because of this, but I would say that he should not be allowed to be that close to people he isn't familiar with, because a lot of people don't understand animal posture & "silent signals", and he might bite someone else.

  146. Kristi Cooper

    And I wouldnt really want to say she is partially at fault, since she obviously didnt know not to get in his face. But if the owners know anything about dogs, they should have told her to back up.

  147. Rocky Butler

    That dog was trying to play with her,
    I imagine his owner play fights with him all the time!
    If that dog was trying to hurt her he would have Riped her face off in one Bite…

  148. Michael Mendiola

    Getting up close to a dog's face by an unfamilar person, is a threat of hostility, the dog was just protecting himself. The news girl shouldve known better and the dogs owner for letting her.

  149. Sharon Griffin

    No one should have to caution her…her common sense should have told her not to get up close and personal with a strange dog!!!!! Sometimes with familar ones too…should have given the dog its space….even toddlers are taught that basic principle….sorry she got hurt, but should have kept her face out of the dogs face!!!!!! Neither the dog or its owner were at fault…..live and let live and may she learn a valuable lesson…stick your head in a dogs mouth…it will bite!!!!! Heres to a speedy recovery for Dyer!

  150. Angela Lisowski

    I totally agree with the fact that you never put your face up to a dog that you do not know. Especially since the dog was in unchartered territory and probably felt threatened.

  151. Brittany Russo Russell

    No, the dog isn't being blamed. The owner however is… For not having him on a leash and for not having control of the dog. The anchor should NOT have put her face near a dog that didn't know her. Thankfully she will be okay.

  152. Felecia Kardel

    Completely her fault. She says she loves dogs but obviously she knows nothing about them if she is stupid enough to think she can get right up in its face when she just met him! If he gets euthanizes that is awful and totally unfair.

  153. Melody Irick Stephenson

    Brittany Russo Russell …But. if you watch the video, the owner DID have him on a leash…a short leash and he was keeping the dog on a tight leash and was holding the dog close against his legs. I didn't see the leash the first time I watched the video, but he definitely had the dog leashed and controlled.

  154. Barb Benson

    I would not ever put my face or trust in any dog that dont know me. What the hell. Its a live animal with teeth.. lol

  155. Nancy Mckinley

    the dog was already stressed out by everything that was going on around him. he was constantly licking and panting two clear signs of stress. the dog probably has never done that before and therefore the owner was unable to worn her not to get in his face. and then you can see her she's above the dog and not at eye level with him making him even more stressed and waving her hands to him this is an aggressive move on her part. there is another video out there where a police dog attacked a reporter for the same thing. I think they should keep him for 10 days and release the dog back to his owner and move on. She was in the wrong. the owner was in the wrong for agreeing to put his dog in a situation after he was traumatized earlier in the day.

  156. Gayle England

    I agree that the lady irritated the stressed, tired dog by constantly rubbing its head and face. Never get in a dog's face unless it is yours. The dog owner really should have cautioned the lady. I hope the dog is found 'innocen't and that the lady fully recovers from her careless behavior.

  157. Jessica Balthis

    Def. looked like a pit mastiff mix. Most mastiffs or full breed are alot bigger. I know this from being a vet tech for 7 years. And def. her fault for getting in his face with not even knowing the dog. Most people won't even know when a warning is shown, obviously she did not know.

  158. Mark Steingart

    To answer your question, No! Dyer wasn't "partially at fault", she was ENTIRELY AT FAULT. I really like the lady and I wish her a speedy recovery, and i hope she has no long term pain. I can also appreciate the fact that she feels for animals and certainly was moved by the plight of this dog, but the error is clearly hers. There is no sin in making mistakes, not owning your mistakes – thats the sin.

  159. Anonymous

    Make all the excuses you want for the dog. His actions prior to the bearing of his teeth and the one second before he bit, gave little indication, if any, that he was angered. He is now and will ever be in the future, a biter. The possibility of an unpredictable and violent action will always be there. All dogs will at one time, or another, give a nip on average in their lifetime. The difference between a sheltie and a mastiff is the difference between serious injury and annoyance. This is the risk you take with this style of dog. His owner's reaction was also very revealing. He did not seem overly surprised or shocked and made no move to offer immediate assistance. His tight grip on the dog's collar showed me this was no lap dog. I wonder if the news staff vetted the dog owner enough about its temperament.

  160. Anonymous

    Her fault for putting her face close to a dog she does not even know, she could at least have had a treat for him.

  161. Courtney Price

    A) The dog did not "attack" her–it was a warning nip that got a sensitive bit.
    B) She keeps pawing at his nose/mouth–extremely sensitive areas!
    C) The dog was tired, having had a traumatic day being RESCUED from drowning in a freezing lake.
    D) The Anchorwoman obviously didn't do any homework on how to approach or act near unfamiliar dogs.
    E) The owner HAD control of the animal, but the anchor kept getting closer and closer to the dogs face.

    Kyle Dyer needs to speak out on behalf of the dog. SHE screwed up and the dog's in prison awaiting sentencing. BOO!

    http://www.inquisitr.com/192431/dog-bites-news-anchor-kyle-dyer-dog-bite-video/

  162. Courtney Price

    A) The dog did not "attack" her–it was a warning nip that got a sensitive bit.
    B) She keeps pawing at his nose/mouth–extremely sensitive areas!
    C) The dog was tired, having had a traumatic day being RESCUED from drowning in a freezing lake.
    D) The Anchorwoman obviously didn't do any homework on how to approach or act near unfamiliar dogs.
    E) The owner HAD control of the animal, but the anchor kept getting closer and closer to the dogs face.

    Kyle Dyer needs to speak out on behalf of the dog. SHE screwed up and the dog's in prison awaiting sentencing. BOO!

    http://www.inquisitr.com/192431/dog-bites-news-anchor-kyle-dyer-dog-bite-video/

  163. Lynn Luongo Socks

    The dog warned her, pulled back his lips for a few seconds before actually biting her. She had a chance to move her face away, if she moved swiftly, if she had bothered to recognized the dog's body language. Really hope Kyle realizes this was her lack of judgment, and not have anything done to the dog, sweet baby.

  164. Lynn Luongo Socks

    The dog warned her, pulled back his lips for a few seconds before actually biting her. She had a chance to move her face away, if she moved swiftly, if she had bothered to recognized the dog's body language. Really hope Kyle realizes this was her lack of judgment, and not have anything done to the dog, sweet baby.

  165. Michele Sorrenti Christensen

    I'm with the dog – she was too close. It happened too fast for the guardian to do anything. I hope nothing happens to the dog.

  166. Jay Rubik

    Glad to hear that the dog is going home with its owner and not being labeled a dangerous animal.

  167. Maddy Murphy

    The dog pulls away and she continues to rub all over its face. you can clearly see that the dog is not enjoying what is going on. No dog likes to be petted all over its face by a stranger. Its not the dogs fault at all.

  168. Stacy Beeler

    When I read this, this morning the first thing I thought of was….stupid human for bending down over the dogs face…he's in an environment he has never been in before…lights, cameras, people…and if she was even the least bit scared of this or any dog, he can sense that…When a dog, ANY BREED, is in this situation, if you are not the owner…DO NOT GET IN THEIR FACE…if you are this uneducated about dogs, maybe you should learn about them first….just sayin'…again human error, not the dog!!!!!!

  169. Michele Brugmann

    He (Maximus) was licking his lips prior to the bite, a clear sign of his discomfort.. He could've easily done more damage but that bite was just a message to her to 'get out of his face', not a full on attack! She was SO wrong!

  170. Ashli Bottomlee

    plus didnt help that the guy didnt have him on a leash, but ur right if it had been a full-on attack, she would be very seriously injured…but the leash law means he will face charges or at least fines

  171. Courtney Price

    Shane Price P.S. The picture they're leading with is a disturbing image as well. It's sensationalized, and frankly…it's wrong. That dog was not a blood-thirsty animal wanting to tear her up. He just wanted her to leave him alone.

  172. Bundy Wist

    I hope she gets better, but she was really pretty foolish sticking her face in a strange dog's face, especially since the dog just went through a traumatic event and was in strange new surroundings.

  173. Susan Vickers

    As the majority of people are saying, You Do NOT get in a dog's face like that when they don't know you. Especially when they are stressed, People are to blame, not the dog.

  174. Susan Vickers

    As the majority of people are saying, You Do NOT get in a dog's face like that when they don't know you. Especially when they are stressed, People are to blame, not the dog.

  175. Joan Owens

    the woman is an idiot, you never shove your face in a dogs face, especially one that has been thru a trauma. She's the one who should be impounded instead of the poor dog who has to be away from the people he loves and now is further being traumitized. poor dog.

  176. Kelly Porterfield

    This was a stupid, avoidable, and potentially lethal mistake on all the people involved. They poor dog had just been traumatized, stuck in a room with what I assume to be many strangers, with an owner who wanted his 15 minutes. Was there anyone in the room willing to use common sense or their brain? Now, the owner could possibly face heartbreak and the beautiful bullie could lose his life. Though, I do believe the owner was just as much, if not more so, to blame. Boos all around.

  177. Michele Sorrenti Christensen

    I agree, I hope she does get better. The thing I'm concerned about for the dog is that there is often a knee-jerk reaction to kill dogs that bite even though looking at the incident I don't think he was aggressive or meant to hurt her. It was a "hey you're too close" warning that did some damage due to his size. One of my dogs gets the same warning a lot because he approaches other dogs too fast and doesn't use proper doggie manners. It's the equivalent of putting your hands up to keep a stranger from getting too close.

  178. Lisa Wolfe-Hall

    I would expect a child to get in the face of a strange dog but not an adult (that should know better). As for the owner "not warning" her, he was in "shock" at being on live tv and probably wanted to tell her to quit but had fears of being chastized or what not. I don't know if you can understand how I think the owner felt. He probably overwhelmed and out of place and didn't know how to stop her without "creating a scene".
    The dog DID NOT ATTACK her, that was a text book warning nip/snap, she invaded his space.

  179. Laura Shepherd

    The owner was definitely dumb and that anchor needs to learn how to interact with dogs… she was totally disrespecting his space and what a weird way she was scratching and petting him! I was getting nervous for him just watching it.

  180. Darla Conley

    When Dyer got in the dogs face, that was a direct challenge to the dog with the angle of eye contact she had with the dog. The dog was friendly with her up to that point! She challenged him! He just responded the way a dog responds to a challenge. So sorry she was bitten, but I don't believe the dog was at fault!

  181. Anonymous

    Good for the dog. That stupid bitch should learn how to read dogs. She got what she deserved for being an idiot.

  182. Dan Scammell

    Not the dogs fault…She should know better…Don't blame the breed either…People need to use common sense around any animal!

  183. Suzanne Hendricks

    The dog was clearly giving her warning signs, licking his lips, turning his head away from her. Very irresponsible on her part. A good lesson for anyone- do not get in a dog's face- that can be very threatening for even your own pet.

  184. Angie Briggs

    The owner should have been able to read his dog's stress signals better, but that reporter should have known to never get into the face of a dog you don't know very well.

  185. Emily Dozier

    A Chihuahua would have bitten her. Don't get in a dog's face that doesn't know you, especially soon after it was traumatized. Please don't punish the dog for the woman's error. I hope she does well.

  186. Trisha Ochoa

    Too often people forget that dogs are animals. Yes, they are domesticated, but we must understand that they are not people, they don't know our rules, and we don't know theirs. Like visiting another country, give respect and space and everyone will be just fine.

  187. Claudia Carroll

    It was totally Kyle Dyer's fault. 9 News is now trying to censor the truth of the total culpability of Ms. Dyer by hiding the video. The real victim is the dog, Max. Ms. Dyer provoked the traumatized dog, who gave her plenty of signals to back off out of his face, as seen on the video.

  188. Anonymous

    She was in the dog's face and kept touching him almost non-stop. That dog got scared and felt threatened. It was the newscasters fault in this case. I do feel bad for what happened but I hope they return the dog to the owner.

  189. Annie Whitney

    So the ladies fault! anyone who has common sense knows you can't put your face that close to any dogs face much less try to kiss its nose! If they put the dog down it will be a complete injustice. It is 100% her fault. They brought the dog on to the show after a very traumatic event and then got in his personal space. Shes an idiot and I'm sure thousands will be outraged if they put that poor animal down. Its not the dogs fault!

  190. Mary Johnson

    Dogs can not speak. He turn his head away she went into his space at that point he gave her his warning, Dogs can not tell you how they feel they show you. This in no way was the dogs fault. This could have been avoided with a little common sense.

  191. Annie Navarro

    Humans supposedly have the higher intelligence. It's about time they used it. Dogs are not people and should not be treated as such. This could have been avoided if the people had used their intelligence. It's not like there's never been anything published about how and how not to approach a strange dog. This dog should be sent home to live out his life in peace and comfort with his family.

  192. Annie Navarro

    Humans supposedly have the higher intelligence. It's about time they used it. Dogs are not people and should not be treated as such. This could have been avoided if the people had used their intelligence. It's not like there's never been anything published about how and how not to approach a strange dog. This dog should be sent home to live out his life in peace and comfort with his family.

  193. Rachel Johnson

    Its so sad that this dog will probably be punished because of her lack of common sense. Number one thing I learned growing with dogs is you never ever stick your face down in theirs! This was clearly a warning bite you can see it in the body language of the dog. He immediately retreated to his safe zone with his owner. This is a sad situation that could have been avoided and unfortunately the dog will probably end up paying the price.

  194. Mark Laforges

    Rule #1 never stare into a dogs eyes, that is a challenge to the dog. That little nip was a warning to get out of my face, if you look at the dog he did not lunge. Completely the ladies fault partially the owners, for letting her do this. Dogs do this to other dogs all the time to give them space. The dog felt smothered and that is k9 language.

  195. Amanda Van Nostrand

    As a news anchor you are expected to interact with an animal, unless of course it's an exotic animal of some kind like a hawk or a snake. I agree that she was too close, however the dog didn't give her any warning to back away. There wasn't any growling or teeth baring. Also the owner didn't do anything once the dog snapped. Be a responsible owner and let people know about your dog's behavior! Animals are unpredictable and it's the owner's responsibility to make sure that is under control.

  196. Chantelle Frazier

    I agree, the owner should have made some attempt to control the situation better – keeping her away from the dog, something. But I actually spoke to my dog trainer about this and she said he showed all the signs of distress – panting, licking his lips – the dog just came out of a seriously stressful situation and clearly, had not yet recovered. Distress or irritation doesn't always come in the form of barking or growling. I think this was his way of warning her to back off.

  197. Brian Robles

    I'm going to respectfully disagree. Animals are unpredictable and should always be handled accordingly. I would never stick my face near a strange dog's mouth. "Kissing" a dog is something that should be reserved for a lifelong pet, not a dog you just met in a studio. Of course this was just a warning bite. The dog made no further attempt to attack the anchor. You have to realize that our skin is much more delicate than an animal's. Dog's do this to each other all the time in an effort to convey the message of, "Back the fuck off," and there is rarely any blood shed. I think this is more the fault of the anchor than the dog. Though, I still would never wish harm to anyone like that and I hope she recovers.

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  200. Lynn Lourenco

    You are a disgraceful person for even suggesting that. This woman made a mistake. No one is to blame here. Instead of showing concern for this poor human being, you condemn her. How sad are you?

  201. Julie Marie Figueroa

    you said yourself she made a mistake.. thats another way of saying its her fault. you dont quaranine and threaten to euthanize dogs because people make mistakes.. I also said it was unfortunate that she got hurt. read entire articles and entire comments before replying. It makes you look foolish. Instead of of going around saying its noones fault try to learn something from it otherwise people dont learn from their mistakes and are bound to repeat them. How sad would that be?

  202. Lynn Lourenco

    Mistake? Fault? who cares!! To quote you "she should be put into quarantine for 10 days for poor judgement." WHY?????? for making a mistake???? That is a disgusting thing to say about another human being. That's all I see here by all of you . Nothing but a bunch of haters. Do you have a kid? So if your kid cheats on a test which they know they really shouldn't because it's; And I quote you again "basic common sense that we teach our children early on.." Should we beat him, hang him up, lock him up or shoot him? what would you suggest? because cruelty seems to be at the forefront of your mind. "It's unfortunate that she got hurt but the people are at fault- not the dog." Great way to show concern with that big ole BUT in there.

  203. Julie Marie Figueroa

    I feel sorry for you..does that count.. you make up a ficticious situation and then get yourself all worked up.. why ? seriously I do feel sorry for.. you want to make drama where there is none and you apparently dont have the common sense to figure out the point.. I didnt come up with the quarantine idea- its already in the article… and it is cruel- that's the point but you'll never get it cause you have nothing better to do than look for and create drama where there is none… now I truely do feel sad..

  204. Bill Eastwood

    So lets all promote the idea that all dogs are not violent so everyone puts their face in it's mouth huh.
    Yeah that's logical.

  205. Rob Barron

    Anne, first of all the owner did exactly as he should have done. He pulled that dog back. You don't know it that dig would have bit her more time if he hadn't respond that way. He may have never had someone stick their face up to that dogs face that got bit. That woman did the wrong thing. She moved her face up to that dog quickly and did not ask. There are several factors involve in that do biting her. But he was happy until she put her face to his.