A two-year-old toddler has died after being attacked by her family dog, which is a breed banned in several countries.
The dog was trusted by the family because it had never shown signs of violence in the past.
The fatal attack happened in the El Dique neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on November 4.
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The dog, a breed called Dogo Argentino, viciously attacked two-year-old Guadalupe when she began drinking milk out of a bottle.
She was rushed to the Rossio Hospital in the city of La Plata.
Her injuries were so severe she was then taken to the La Plata Children’s Hospital, but she died of a heart arrest caused by the wounds to her face and neck area.
The reason for the attack is unknown, as an officer who attended the emergency said the animal was used to living with the family.
Neighbours claim the dog had never shown signs of aggression and Guadalupe’s parents had it since it was a puppy.
They have another daughter who also grew up with it.
Local media report the dog has since been put down.
The Dogo Argentino is considered as a dangerous breed of dog which was first bred for big-game hunting in Argentina.
Its ownership is banned in several countries such as the Ukraine, Australia and New Zealand.
In the United Kingdom, under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, Dogo Argentinos are also prohibited unless a court exemption is granted.