A CRUFTS-winning dog breeder whose pet Belgian Malinois savaged a woman visiting her home has been jailed.
The raging beast, named Mako, tore into Natasha Turner’s leg leaving her screaming in agony.
4Margaret Peacock’s dog attacked a woman doing DIY at her homeCredit: PA4The grim injury on Natasha Turner’s leg after the attackCredit: SolentOwner Margaret Peacock, 69, was also bitten by the dog as she wrestled it behind a gate during the savage attack in Farnborough, Hampshire.
Following the bloodbath, Peacock begged Natasha not to call the police because she was scared Mako would be put down.
The dog breeder also bought the victim, who suffered “significant” blood loss, gifts.
She has now been jailed for two years and six months after she was convicted of being in charge of the dog while it was dangerously out of control.
Salisbury Crown Court heard how Natasha had visited Peacock’s home in February 2021 to do some DIY and see her own dog Bobo.
Describing the horror, she said: “It happened really quick, when we realised it was going wrong I was scared because I didn’t think I was going to get the dog off between us.
“It was like someone had got a knife, put it in your leg and was tearing it through with a knife, that’s the only way I can describe it.
“I was screaming. I was crying my eyes out. It was really, really bad.”
Shocking photos show Natasha’s leg and shoe covered in blood after the dog sunk its teeth into her.
She was left needing plastic surgery for her injuries.
Meanwhile, Peacock gave her money for petrol, online games, a £300 phone bill and a Bluetooth stereo to stop her going to the cops.
When she was arrested, the breeder claimed Natasha had arrived injured at her front door after being attacked by another dog.
4Natasha Turner needed plastic surgery on her legCredit: Solent4Her shoe covered in blood following the gruesome attackCredit: Solent
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