A probe has been launched after three dogs were reportedly attacked by an “aggressive” akita at a beauty spot.
The akita — a large breed of dog originating from Japan — is said to have attacked a dalmatian, a golden retriever and a boxer at Clatto Woods.
The dalmatian suffered puncture wounds in its back and the retriever sustained minor injuries while the boxer was not injured.
The incident was reported to the city council’s dog warden and an investigation is now under way.
One of the dog owners, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Tele the akita “lunged” at her boxer without warning.
She added: “I had my dog on its lead and I saw a guy with the akita and noticed that it wasn’t on its lead.
“The akita wandered across and had a wee sniff at my dog and then, out of nowhere, lunged at him.
“The guy just stood back and did nothing.”
The dog owner said she was able to split the dogs up and was relieved to find that her pet was “shaken” but uninjured.
However, she said she was then approached by two other dog owners who wanted to warn her about an “aggressive akita” which wasn’t on a lead.
She added: “I said that I already knew and told them what had happened to my dog.
“The guy’s dalmatian had puncture holes in its back — he was taking it to the vet.”
The woman immediately reported the incident to the dog warden and was told by council officials that “someone would be patrolling the area” in the coming days.
She has called on all dog owners in the city to keep their dogs on leads, saying the incident “could have been much worse”.
The attacks are said to have taken place around 10am on Monday.
A spokeswoman for Dundee City Council today confirmed it was investigating the incident.
She asked anyone who may have information to get in touch.
She adding: “We are aware of the issue and are looking into it.
“Anyone who has information about the attacks should contact us on 01382 436285.”