My American Bully bit me 25 TIMES – but I don’t think they are a risk

A MUM who was bitten 25 times during a horrific mauling by her own American Bully says she still doesn’t believe the dogs are dangerous.

Stephanie Jones was left devastated when she was forced to put down six-month-old pet Chase following the attack.

Mum Stephanie Jones  was savaged by her American Bully pup - but says she blames herself

Mum Stephanie Jones was savaged by her American Bully pup – but says she blames herselfCredit: Mirrorpix
Stephanie was forced to put puppy Chase down, but says she wouldn't be parted from her second Bully

Stephanie was forced to put puppy Chase down, but says she wouldn’t be parted from her second BullyCredit: Mirrorpix

The 32-year-old has been left with chunks missing from her arm after she was repeatedly bitten. While in hospital, she caught serious skin infection cellulitis.

Despite her ordeal, she says not all dogs are the same – and her other Bully is gentle with her three children, who are aged four, five and seven, the Mirror reports

She spoke after a wave of fatal attacks by dogs. Just days ago, Daniel John Twigg, three, died after he was savaged by a huge Cane Corso mastiff on a farm in Milnrow, Rotherham.

And in March, one-year-old Bella-Rae Birch was killed by an American Bully her dad had reportedly bought just a week earlier.

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It has led some to call for Bullies, which are not recognised by the Kennel Club as an official breed, to be banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

But Stephanie, from Swansea in South Wales, blames herself for Chase’s bites. She bought the pup after asking on Snapchat if anyone had a champagne-coloured Bully for sale.

Despite paying £3,000, she was refused entry to the breeder’s home, and did not meet the dog’s parents.

Stephanie told the paper: “He literally came out to me by the car, passed the puppy through the car window and promised to send all the paperwork in the post and I never received anything.

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“I’ve learned my lesson.”

On the first night Chase was home, the dog had a seizure-like fit and was rushed to the emergency vet. When Stephanie alerted the breeder, she was asked if she wanted to trade the puppy for another.

As she began to ask questions about his animals and the outstanding paperwork for Chase, she alleges he sent “threatening voicemails”.

Later that year, Chase attacked the family’s Cavalier King Charles spaniel and their second Bully.

As Stephanie grabbed Chase, it savaged her arm.

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She said some people are “shocked” that she kept her other Bully after the attack, but insists: “You can’t tar them all with the same brush.

“She’s literally my best friend. If I thought anything negative about this dog I wouldn’t have her round my children.”

She was hospitalised after the frightening attack, and caught skin infection cellulitis while recovering

She was hospitalised after the frightening attack, and caught skin infection cellulitis while recoveringCredit: Mirrorpix