Brutal Doodles: New Canaan Dogs Bite Census Worker, Two Others

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Details of these recent dog bites in town follow a request for information from Officer Allyson Halm, head of the Animal Control section of the New Canaan Police Department.


Two Chichester Road dogs have finished a home quarantine after biting a U.S. Census taker who’d come onto their property.

On the afternoon of Sept. 17, a golden doodle and Lagotto Romagnolo—an Italian truffle-searching breed—bit the man on his backside and arm, according to police.

He sought medical assistance at an urgent care facility. 

The dogs finished a mandatory 14-day quarantine at home Oct. 1. 

Both were up-to-date on their shots and their licenses are to be renewed.


On Sept. 28, a Labradoodle bit a cyclist as he pedaled past on Valley Road.

The dog had been in the yard and darted out to bite the victim in his left leg, police said.

He came to police headquarters to report the incident and received treatment at New Canaan EMS, officials said.

Officers later went door-to-door to locate the dog. The animal was up-to-date on vaccinations and will be licensed, police said.


On Sept. 1, a Bernadoodle on a leash lunged out and bit a passing jogger on South Avenue. Bit on the left leg, the victim declined medical treatment, according to police. The animal was 

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