Why wasn't the granddad watching the kid more carefully? And no where in the story does it say what the kid did to the dog.
I can not help but laugh at these blind dog lovers. A dog bit a 4 year old child and you guys are indifferent. I would love to see your reaction had an strange dog attacked your your child, sibling or family members. You guys are speaking of the bread of the dog but that is irrelevant since you do not know THIS dog that did the attacking.
I am with the granddad on this one.
Sure you could probably find stories of dogs going insane and running around biting people, but how many times does that happen? Nearly all of the time the dog gets pushed too far before it does something. For all you know the kid could have been beating the **** out of the dog with a baseball bat but you don't know that do you?
Yes the dog should have been on a leash when out in a very public area but the question still remains why didn't the grandfather stop her? Would you let your kid run upto a strangers dog or even a stray dog without carefully watching him/her?