An expert on dog behavior has defended the Staffy named Hero, who has beaten a dachshund in a park in Melbourne.
The dachshund, named Coco, escaped from the home of owner Kashila Chintamunnee in Pakenham, Melbourne and encountered a nearby park on Tuesday morning.
Coco was killed by the Staffy, although the circumstances that led to the attack were disputed by the respective owners.
Brett Males, from training company Sit, Drop, Stay, said he doesn't believe the male miniature Staffy was to blame.
& # 39; The dog has three unknown dogs in high drive in his personal space and the personal space of his pack & # 39 ;, he said 7news.com.au.
An expert on dog behavior has defended Hero (photo) after beating a dachshund in what the expert said was an action to protect his owners
Kashila Chintamunnee & # 39; s dog Coco (pictured together) reporter Hero and his owner Claudia Harrison at the town after her dog was killed
Coco was then killed by Hero (pictured with owner Mrs. Harrison) who was photographed covered in blood in the aftermath of the fight – but Brett Males said the dog was acting in its nature
Mr. Males, who has two Staffies himself, said the owner of hero Claudia Harrison panicked and climbed onto a table to protect her child.
& # 39; And the dog's instinct is to defend and protect, as most dogs do. Not only Staffies, & Mr. 39 said.
& # 39; If you understand the nature of the breed, the Staffy was on a leash … even though it was a timid Staffy and wanted to run away, it didn't have the opportunity because it was in the lead. & # 39;
He said that Hero needs to be tested to find out if this behavior is typical of him, and the breed is typically & # 39; gentle & # 39; for children.
Mrs. Chintamunnee reported the incident to the Cardinia Shire Council, while the owners of Heroes, Paki and Claudia Harrison defended their dog.
Kashila Chintamunnee said her dog Coco (photo) escaped from her home in Melbourne and was beaten to death by a Staffordshire bull terrier in a local park
A petition to & # 39; save Hero the Staffy & # 39; was created on Thursday morning and gets a quick boost online, with more than 16,000 signatures in just five hours.
& # 39; My goal here is to urge the Cardinia Council not to let this poor dog sleep & # 39 ;, is the petition.
& # 39; The owner of Coco has destroyed her fake story on news and social media, thereby maligning Hero and his owner, and luckily the true story and CCTV images have emerged to show what really happened. & # 39;
& # 39; The owner of Cocos has now changed her story so many times to try to seem innocent … and that speaks volumes. & # 39;
The Daschund escaped from his owner's property when Mrs. Chintamunnee's father opened the gate and three dogs ran out into the street.
Mrs. Harrison said that three dogs, including Coco, another Daschund and a Labrador, approached her, scared her son and attacked Hero.
& # 39; The other smaller dogs attacked my dog and they kept snapping at him, that was when he caught one of them and I couldn't get him off & # 39 ;, she told Daily Mail Australia. Tuesday.
& # 39; No one was there, I tried to take the dog off. & # 39;
CCTV recordings seemed to back up Mrs. Harrison's version of the events, taking the three dogs off their leash and running towards her. The images above seem to show three dogs in charge before Coco was put to death
CCTV recordings obtained by Ten News turned out to be a backup of this version of the events, in which the three dogs were taken off their leash and ran towards her.
Mrs. Harrison then grabbed her six-year-old son and jumped on a picnic table to avoid the dogs while Hero, who was on the lead, defended herself.
Mrs. Harrison said she was trying to call someone to help her when she saw a car coming across the road.
The dogs are then fought more than two minutes behind the park shelter until Mrs. Chintamunnee and her family arrive. The above vision seems to show the owner of the Staffy on a picnic table while she tried to get away from the three dogs
& # 39; The owners didn't know the dogs had escaped and I told them to get a bucket of water because I couldn't get my dog out (the other dog), & # 39; she said.
The mother said she only wanted to protect her son, which she told Mrs. Chintamunnee when they took a picture of her and the bloody dog.
& # 39; They said I was running away, but I had to take my son home and I didn't know what to do – they didn't ask about my son or something, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; They left the garage open, but I was the bad guy and I was the one with my dog in the lead. & # 39;
Mrs. Harrison said she felt sorry for Mrs. Chintamunnee, but she was just trying to protect her son and her dog.
Mrs. Harrison (pictured with her husband, Paki) told Daily Mail Australia that she was taking her dog for a walk with her six-year-old son when three dogs followed her
By the time Mrs. Chintamunnee arrived, it was too late to save Coco.
Mrs. Chintamunnee posted photos of her clothes and body covered in blood on Facebook and said she fought in vain to save her pet.
She told the Cranbourne Leader that her dog had the other dog & # 39; sniffed & # 39; when it escaped from her house.
& # 39; My father opened our gate and Coco ran out and sniffed the other dog … and he started lugging my dog, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; The dog was bitten too deep in Coco & # 39; s main vessel because he had lost so much blood – I was soaked in his blood, there was so much. & # 39;
Kashila Chintamunnee placed images showing her clothes and body covered with blood from trying to save her dog
She ran her dog to two nearby vets who were both closed and Coco died before she had the chance to get into a third vet.
& # 39; This dog should not be on the street, & # 39; said Mrs. Chintamunnee.
She later told 9 News: & # 39; It was the most traumatic I have ever experienced in my life. no one wants to see that happen to their dear little one. & # 39;
Coco was buried on Wednesday in the family's back yard, covered with red roses with white roses planted on top of the grave.
Because of the attack, blood was splashing over a path in the park in Pakenham near Melbourne
& # 39; You will really be missing my beautiful baby Coco, no words could ever describe how beautiful and loving you were & # 39 ;, Chintamunnee wrote on Facebook.
& # 39; You were not an animal to us, you were our family, our first little fur baby of the family. You will be missed and loved forever, but never forgotten.
& # 39; You will always be with us no matter what happens. & # 39;
Daily Mail Australia contacted Cardinia Shire Council and Mrs. Chintamunnee for comments.
Coco was buried on Wednesday in the family's backyard, covered with red roses, so the beloved dog would always be with them
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