Kelly Holleran Sep. 16, 2013, 8:36am

A man blames the kennel where he purchased his dog for causing the dog to bite him, saying it failed to properly train the dog before selling it.

Gaute Larsen is suing Real Presa doing business as Cabeza Grande Kennel and David Meyer of Pocahontas. The suit was originally filed in Cook County in February, but was transferred to Madison County Circuit Court on Sept. 3.

In his complaint, Larsen claims he attempted to give his Presa Canario dog named Havoc a bath on Feb. 13, 2011, at about 7:15 a.m. However, when the water touched Havoc, he attacked Larsen, according to the complaint.

Because of the attack, Larsen suffered severe puncture wounds, the suit states.

He blames Real Presa for the dog attack, saying it failed to properly train Havoc before selling him.

In his complaint, Larsen seeks a judgment of more than $300,000, plus costs.

David Nemeroff of Nemeroff Law Offices in Chicago will be representing him.

Cook County Circuit Court case number: 13-L-1489.

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