A small Lhasa Apso dog was killed Sunday night while being walked on Fox Run Road, according to Portsmouth police.
Officers and the animal control officer were called to Fox Run Road at 9:30 p.m. for a report of a dog incident.
A 22-lbs. Lhasa Apso, being walked by a 73-year-old Portsmouth woman, was allegedly attacked by an American bulldog, police said.
"The dog got loose and somehow escaped from home," said Lt. Brian Peters.
The bulldog allegedly attacked the Lhasa Apso, grabbing it by the neck and face. The bulldog then began shaking the 22-lb. dog in the process. The Lhasa Apso was killed during the attack.
The bulldog, owned by 53-year-old Theresa Young of 5 Fox Run Road, is now quarantined at the Robert Potter League for Animals in Middletown while the incident remains under investigation.