Pictured: The owners of a bull surrendered just weeks after photos emerged that showed it had caused horrific injuries to its owners
A dog owner sustained horrific injuries to her legs after being attacked by a new puppy just days after bringing it home.
William Fraser and his fiancée Marianne were excited to welcome the puppy Thor into their home in time for him to settle down for Christmas.
But the Belgian Malinois cross-bred German Shepherd was having behavioral issues and soon started behaving aggressively.
The pair told MailOnline that they brought Thor home from breeders on October 17 and it only took a few days before the problems started.
The shocking photos show purple and black bruises all the way up to one leg and two cuts in the flesh of Marianne’s legs after the dog lunged at them.
William said it was “with a heavy heart” they were forced to make the decision to abandon him.
William told MailOnline: “We saw a drastic change in the second week he was with us.
“He started challenging Marianne, holding on and not holding back, and then he started biting.”
The couple adopted Thor from the Fawnnest Kennels in Lockerbie and shared photos of Marianne’s injuries in an effort to warn others.
William said they tried to stay optimistic and invested in getting a coach and a behavior specialist but there was no improvement.
They said the Milinois Belgian mix of German Shepherd was attached to the owners’ legs and didn’t let go
The photos shared showed that its owner sustained horrific injuries to his legs
Thor, a 17-week-old German Shepherd Malinois cross has been abandoned by his owners
“After two days, his condition worsened and this resulted in Marianne being attacked endlessly and her face hurt.”
In what he described as “the toughest decision,” William said the couple decided to hand Thor to a rescue center that specializes in retraining dogs for military or police service.
He told MailOnline, “We’re devastated. It still hurts. We had to take time off from our work because we’re particularly upset about Christmas time when we thought we’d have the pup.”
Julie Nevitt picked up a Thor this week and said she received another puppy – which she named Thor 1 – from the same litter after the owners were unable to deal with the behavioral issues.
In a Facebook post, Jolie said that Thor 1 was brought to her for causing injuries to a child that required medical treatment.
It claims that both puppies were delivered to the owners by Fawnnest Kennels and that the owners expect to receive a “pet quality puppy”.
Pictured: Heartbroken couple William Fraser and Marianne Brady with their first dog Bear
The owners (pictured) rescue Thor after he couldn’t manage his behavior
Jolie posted pictures of the horrific injuries on Facebook yesterday, writing: “I never named the breeder of any dogs who got into our rescue.
Today I will break this rule. I am appalled by both owners, not only did they lose a huge amount of money and puppy, they were very seriously injured.
Never buy a Malinois X German Shepherd from Fawnnest Kennels. I hope the breeders feel proper shame of themselves.
The post received over 300 comments from social media users who were divided with their opinions on whether it was the breeder or the fault of the inexperienced owners.
Lynne Dixon said: This “breeder” sold a German Shepherd puppy to friends. She is now five months old and you would be lucky to see a one-year-old.
Thor has been delivered to a rescue center and it is understood that he will be trained for the military or police
“The spine and hips are full of problems, and the pup has also done some a few times as well.”
William told MailOnline that he has contacted the SPCA and the local council to raise concerns about Fawnnest Kennels.
He says that when he complained to the breeders they offered him a refund in return for the puppy.
But Mr Fraser told MailOnline: “It’s not about the money – it’s about the puppy and what they did.”
In his warning posted online, he added: ‘This is not the fault of a bull as it is clearly kept as a wild animal. I just want people to know that there are two of the same group.
German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois are commonly trained for the police and military, although it is not uncommon for them to be family owned.
It is understood that Thor was retrained for military and police service.
Fawnnest Kennels has been contacted by MailOnline.