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More trouble for Floyd, J-Lo’s former dog

floydJennifer Lopez’ ex-dog — well, he’s still a dog, just not her’s — is the subject of another lawsuit, allegedly the fifth biting incident in which the German shepherd has been involved.

Floyd, a trained guard dog who once belonged to Lopez and Marc Anthony, now belongs to “West Wing” actress NiCole Robinson and husband Craig Snyder.

Mary Bahl, who worked for the dog’s current owners, alleges the trained guard dog/family pet chomped on her breast and hand outside the couple’s upper East Side home last June. Bahl’s claims surfaced five weeks after the couple’s babysitter sued, saying Floyd bit her in January.

“Plaintiff was severely traumatized by the attack, and remains in fear of all large dogs,” the New York Daily News quotes the lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Manhattan Supreme Court, as saying.

The dog, whose full name is Floyd vom Meierhoff, was owned by Lopez and Anthony from Nov. 2005 to March 2007,

Floyd, who underwent military-style training in Germany, has also been accused of attacking a flight attendant, a housekeeper and Anthony’s personal assistant.

The latest suit says Bahl suffered “injury in body and mind” and major medical bills.


Comment from Eighteenpaws
Time March 18, 2010 at 7:05 pm

So sad for this handsome dog. “Military-style training?” I too had a shepherd like this once when I was very young. It took literally a couple years of re-training before “Zorro” was an amiable, curious, delightful companion again. He never was 100% sociable, but he was our kin and protector. These companies that train aggression for not “official” purposes but for every whimsical Hollywood star, NFL or NBA name, every local I-am-your-feisty-neighbor…or drug dealer….well, we just gotta make the case LOUD and clear that this is unacceptable and animal abuse at best that also endangers regular humans. My dogs bark like crazy at the slightest sound or adverse sight. Superior watchdogs, yes, but they would never attack or maim a human. That’s what you need. Bark, growl, posture, threaten. Scares just about everybody.

Comment from Anne’n’Spencer
Time March 18, 2010 at 8:13 pm

I wish we could abolish this kind of “training.” Outside of the law enforcement or military arenas, there’s something sinister about it.