Denver NBC news anchor Kyle Dyer was bitten on the face by an Argentine Mastiff during a live interview after the firefighter shown in the video rescued the dog from icy water the day before.
Denver Health Medical Center said, “Kyle Dyer is currently in fair condition and is being evaluated by the trauma team. She is awake and visiting with family who asked that we thank the community for their immediate outpouring of support.”
At the end of the interview Dyer leaned in close to the dogs face to say “Happy Valentine’s Day” when the the animal lunged at her face, biting her lips.
Doug Kelley, the director of Denver Animal Care and Control, said Max’s owner will be cited for the dog bite, for a leash law violation and for not having Max vaccinated for rabies.
Argentine mastiffs were bred from a violent group of hunting dogs, but aggressive traits were supposedly bred out. The dogs are possessive of their owners.