By Ben Chapman: ITV News Correspondent
The inquest is hearing from Michael Watts, owner of the Willow Tree Rehoming Centre, where Lexi Branson and her mum adopted the dog from.
The owner says he employed "suitable" staff - with experience of handling dogs - to carry out assessments of dogs' temperament.
The rehoming centre relied upon "on the job training" for the staff who assessed dogs as no external training took place.
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