Toddler left with horrific injuries after "perfect" family dog attacks her
The mum said their dog was always calm and placid.
A toddler has been brutally injured after her family dog attacked her.
The girl's parents were stunned when their "perfect" St. Bernard bit her.
Speaking about the horror attack, the girl's mum said she found her 1-year-old covered in blood.
Mum-of-two Lizanne Naudé revealed that her little girl Mené needed skin grafts after the attack.
Their dog tore through her skin and even ripped the young girl's lip in two.
Mené has been scarred after the incident.
It is believed their pet was usually calm and placid. The family dog had to be put down after the terrifying incident.
The mum said she was heartbroken, but it was the right thing to do.
She said she was shocked by the attack because their "perfect" dog was always so calm.
The mum told The Mirror that the attack came out of nowhere.
However, the dog then lunged at the girl's father, which finalised their decision. They had no choice but to put the dog down.
She said it was a miracle that he didn't hit a major artery.
The mum said both she and her husband continue to have nightmares about the incident.
She also said she cannot help but think about what could have happened to her daughter.
The attack happened last August and left Mené with over 14 wounds.
Her mum said: "We’re thankful at the end of the day because it could have been so much more serious, but it’s been a hell of a rollercoaster.”
She has warned other parents to be wary of their own dogs because you just don't know what could happen.