A man suffered terrible injuries when he was attacked by a Japanese Akita.
The pet, called Ice, escaped from its compound in Dewsbury Moor and savaged Gary Haigh’s arm.
He was left out of work following the attack on April 6 this year.
Now the dog’s owner, Maryam Younis, has received a suspended jail term at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court.
District Judge Michael Fanning also ordered the animal’s destruction after the mother-of-two admitted that she feared for her children’s safety if she kept it.
The incident happened when the white coloured dog escaped from Younis’ home in Low Road.
Mr Haigh suffered horrific injuries to his arm and is still out of work as it requires him to be able-bodied.
The court heard that Younis, 26, had two young children and didn’t feel that she could safely house Ice any longer.
Judge Fanning said that dogs of the same breed could be particularly dangerous because of their large size.
He said: “It inflicted incredibly serious injuries on a person who can no longer work.
“The impact on him is massive and there was the psychological impact of him viewing a disgusting injury.
“It’s fortunate that this was confined to his arm, it could have killed him.
Judge Fanning made a destruction order for the pet, adding: “There’s no way that dog can be safe so that it no longer represents a further danger to the public.
“It’s as dangerous as being inadequately in possession of a weapon or a car.”
Younis admitted being the owner of a dog dangerously out of control and causing injury.
She was handed a six-week jail term suspended for a year.
She must comply with a curfew for 10 weeks which will be electronically monitored.
Younis also has to pay £170 compensation to Mr Haigh as well as £85 costs and £85 victim surcharge.