Animals: Tragedy at Lynchburg

The German Shepherd instinctively mistrusts strangers, and if provoked by them, will develop a ferocity hardly ever seen in other canine varieties. There is no doubt, despite all that has been written and said to the contrary, that the wolf did enter into the ancestry of the breed, and certain of that animal's characteristics are still found in its makeup, both mental and physical.

—The Dog Owner's Guide

The two Goodman brothers, aged 4 and 5, had hardly left their rural Virginia home to play in the woods one day last week before the...

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