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Published on Feb 8, 2012

A dog rescued from an icy pond in the US may be put down after it bit a news anchor during a live television interview.

Kyle Dyer was rushed to hospital after being bitten by Max, an Argentine Mastiff, on a Colorado's 9NEWS morning program on Wednesday morning.

Max was on the show after being pulled from a freezing reservoir by a firefighter on Tuesday after it fell through the ice while chasing a coyote.

Dyer suffering bite wounds to her face and is in a "fair condition" at Denver Health Medical Centre.

"I just adore dogs, but I'm especially happy to meet you after your story yesterday," Dyer said to the mastiff as she patted him during the interview.

"You're gorgeous."

As the interview ended Dyer leaned in towards Max in a show of affection but the dog bared its teeth and snapped at the news anchor before owner Michael Robinson was able to restrain it.

"So you may have seen Kyle get bit by the dog in the 7am hour," co-anchor Gary Shapiro wrote on Facebook.

"All we know for sure is that he got her on the lip, and she's being treated for the injury at the hospital."

Max's owner will be cited for leash law violations, not having control of the dog and not vaccinating it for rabies.

The animal is not showing signs of rabies but may be put down anyway.

Colorado television station 9NEWS is not affiliated with Australia's Nine Network or ninemsn.

Comments • 3,672

She wasn't treating the dog right. If you don't know the dog you shouldn't be sticking your face in its. No matter what breed it is, you have to give some space to dogs that don't know you. She was way too close.
This dog was not put to sleep. It was returned to an owner. The news anchor said she was glad it was NOT put down and understood it was an accident. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/24/kyle-dyer-recovering-afte_n_1299133.html Anyone who understands dog behavior knows that the news anchor made a bad move getting her face that close to an unfamiliar dog. It bit out of feeling intimidated and stressed.
Beautifully Bodacious
The woman was in the wrong....not the dog.
Diamond Grader
Totally inappropriate behavior on the part of the announcer.
Lisa Dogsonlysupply
Classic signs, lip licking....turning his head away....DONT EVER PUT YOUR FACE IN A DOGS FACE! EVER!! 
Man Knight
nose removed! that;s what happens when you approach this kind of dog, so close! didn't you had enough with the petting? you wanted a kiss too? ooooh , how sweet, now get your nose back!
I like that man ok alright okay ok
Zakary Brady
She had bad breath
What a dumb stupid asshole twat bitch. Poor dog. It was clearly stressed out and to have her fugly face shoved in his,I'd have bitten her too.what a fucking idiot.
moz kingston
Sorry but I've got a huge American bulldog and I wouldnt think twice about putting my face in his because I know I can trust him and I know I can trust him not to do that to a person stranger or not if you can't trust your best friend sorry but he's not really your bedt friend ...the dog in the video is dangerous plain and simple!
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