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Bull Terrier owner must pay €22,000 to girl bitten on face – in the news this week

If you’re a dog owner, it’s an all too familiar scenario: you’re out and about with your pooch, and someone approaches to ask if they can pet your four-legged friend. We’ve all been there.

But for one owner, their worst nightmare was about to take place. A man in Portugal was perched in the open back of his car with his Terrier when the four-year-old daughter asked to stroke his canine companion. Suddenly, the dog turned and the child was bitten badly on the face.

The poor little girl has been left with a disfigured lip, and the owner of the biting Bull Terrier has been condemned to pay damages of €22,000.

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