The auctioneer’s left ring finger is nearly torn off when he gets bitten by one of his French bulldogs, Louis and Jax, as he attempts to intervene in a fight between the two.
Dan Dotson bears no hard feelings towards his dogs despite coming close to losing a part of his left ring finger. In fact, the “Storage Wars” star admitted that he still loves his French bulldogs when one of his beloved pets bit him hard on the hand.
In the Tuesday, May 4 episode of “Storage Wars”, the 58-year-old could be seen attending an auction with a bandaged hand. About the injury, he told those attending the auction that one of his French bulldogs had bitten his finger off in December 2020. Shortly after the incident took place, he actually posted a YouTube video explaining what happened.
In the nearly one-minute video, the auctioneer offered more details of the terrible accident. He revealed that it happened when he tried to intervene in a fight between his two dogs, Louis and Jax. Over a photo of the dogs, he quoted Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys Are Back In Town” lyrics that read, “If the boys wanna fight you better let em.”
The short clip also included a number of photos showing how bad Dan’s injury was. The images revealed that the tip of his finger was close to being completely severed. There were also pictures of his bloody wedding ring. Fortunately, doctors at Redlands Hospital in California were able to reattach the part of his finger.
“Louis and Jax are best of friends but when the bullies get in a fight, you have to be careful where you place your fingers,” Dan explained in the description box of his YouTube video. “Louis accidentally bit my finger off. Thank you Dr. Grigoryan for saving my finger.”
Despite the terrible accident, Dan stressed in the video, “I love my dogs.” He continued to explain that Rambo, his 100-pound Mastiff, helped him break up the fight by pinning one of the French Bulldogs to the ground after he got bitten. “From now on, it’s Rambo’s job to break up the boys when they’re fighting,” he added. “He did great, clamping and pinning the aggressor like T-Rex to the floor.”