How can we reduce the risk of dog attacks?

A toddler has died after being attacked by her family dog at a property in Victoria’s east.

The 14-month-old was bitten on the face by a German wirehaired pointer, with some expressing surprise, claiming the breed isn’t typically considered dangerous.

While the exact circumstances in this case are still to be established, the question arises: how best to protect family members from the family dog, no matter how placid a breed may be considered?

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