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'Ax Men' Star's Daughter Killed by Family Dog

3/1/2010 3:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

'Ax Men' Star's Daughter Killed by Family DogThe 4-year-old daughter of Jesse Browning -- one of the stars of The History Channel's "Ax Men" -- died tragically yesterday in Oregon after being mauled by one of the family's pet Rottweilers.

Jesse -- whose father owns the "Browning Logging" company featured on the show -- called 911 around 1 PM after the dog attacked his daughter Ashlynn at the family home, this according to Clatsop County Sheriff Tom Bergin.

We're told Ashlynn was airlifted to the Oregon Health and Science University Hospital in Portland shortly after the attack ... but was pronounced dead on arrival.

We're told cops are investigating the incident.

Sheriff Bergin tells TMZ the dog involved in the attack -- along with another Rottweiler owned by the family -- was taken to a nearby animal shelter for a mandatory hold.

The family will be given three options on the fate of their dogs -- they can take them back into the home (with restrictions), adopt the dogs out to another family ... or choose to have them euthanized.

And there's this: Bergin said four months ago to the day, one of the family's other Rottweilers attacked another family member -- that dog was put down after the attack.

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CrossT    

How horrible. My thoughts go out to the family.

1634 days ago
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that.is.all    

JESUS CHRIST. HOW F'NG AWFUL AN SAD.

RIP BABY GIRL, ASHLYNN

1634 days ago
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jm    

How sad - that poor little girl.

1634 days ago
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YOUCH    

OMG!!!

R.I.P. darling child.

1634 days ago
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Dog behaviorist    

There are no bad dogs, only bad owners. A dog behaves due to what the owner did or not do with the dog during his life. If the is no rules, no exercise, etc. then the dog wont magically know what it's expected from him. A lot of dogs act our of frustration for lack of exercise.

"Atired dog is a good dog"

1634 days ago
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Makenna    

This is the families fault. You never leave a Rottweiler with a 4 year old. Their instinct is to chase after someone when they are running and 4 year olds are always running.

1634 days ago
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London not England    

WHY DIDN'T SOMEBODY ACT TO Euthanize That DAMN WHALE that killed TWO PEOPLE!?!?!??!?!?!

I'll Tell you Why: CAUSE WHITE FOLKS LOVE THEIR DAMN ANIMALS....

To a FAULT!

And would rather see a Human person DIE, or Go to Jail over some Damn dogs, or a Killer Whale.....

Keep ya Damn Animals.....

1634 days ago
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dr cyclops    

here we go again,,,,what an idiot,,he should be put in jail for having killer dogs,,jesus christ how many times do we have to read this crap..and they are will ing to give him back his dogs ,,good greif....i would check and see if they happened to take a large insurence policy on that girl in the last year or so..and maybe tied some steaks around her neck the day she was attacked..these dogs should all be killed along with pit bulls ,,when are people going to learn,,too bad it wasnt that bonehead who got chewed up

1634 days ago
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Lisa    

I never heard of a dog attacking someone then letting another family adopt it. What adoption agency would allow that and who would want a dog with that kind of history? I love dogs, I had a choc lab but that just isn't safe. I hate to say it but if a dog attacks once, they'll do it again. They already know the taste of blood and it can't be trusted.
But then to have the dogs allowed back with restictions..that's also a dumb idea! Why bother having a dog that can't be trusted after it killed your child! Like I said, I love dogs but I don't get it. Oregon has some absurd laws about this.

1634 days ago
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Lisa    

I'm sorry...I forgot to give my condolences to the family. How tragic and sad.

1634 days ago
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Stacy    

omg omg When you put dogs into dog fighting rings this is what happens. The dogs get so violent! This is tragic. he should have called Cesar Milan to save his dog, now the dog will be put to sleep, which is murdered in cold blood for only doing what came naturally. omg omg

1634 days ago
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Jack    

Rottweilers are not pets anyone should have around children no matter what anyone says that there are no bad dogs, only bad owners. That is ridiculous. Another one of his children was attacked 4 months ago by another rottweiler and he didn't get rid of them then? He should be charged with child endangerment at the very least.

1634 days ago
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NUNYA    

HOW STUPID ARE YOU IDIOTS??? ROTTWEILERS ARE NOT AGGRESSIVE NATURALLY CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF. I'VE OWNED FIVE AND NOT ONE EVER SHOWED A SIGN OF AGGRESSION YET TWO OF HIS ATTACKED??? HE MUST HAVE TRAINED THEM TO BE THIS WAY AND THE IDIOT LETS HIS 4 YEAR OLD NEAR THEM UNSUPERVISED!?!? LETS KILL HIM FOR BEING STUPID. I'M SO SICK OF PEOPLE KILLING THE ANIMALS RIGHT AWAY, LOOK AT THE OWNERS!

AND AS FAR AS THE WHALE, WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE IN A TINY TANK PERFORMING ALL THE TIME? HELL NO, IT IS A WILD ANIMAL, WHY KILL IT? WHITE PEOPLE HAVE COMPASSION AND LOVE THAT'S WHY WE LOVE OUR ANIMALS AND THAT'S WHY WE DON'T LIVE IN THE GHETTO AND WASTE ALL OUR MONEY AWAY.

1634 days ago
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C'mon TMZ    

How horrible! R.I.P little darling

1634 days ago
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Joe    

the parents should be shot!

1634 days ago
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