The family also owned three pit bulls -- one was loose in the house and two were locked in the basement.
At the time of the attack, the young boy and his family were visiting the Fort Campbell serviceman's home.
The boy was outside in the backyard with the service dog, described as a "small German shepherd," when the animal attacked.
In 2012, one fatality involved dogs from three different dog breeds, thus producing a death count total of 41 rather than 39.
10 dog breeds contributed to one death: husky, labrador-shepherd mix, boxer-mix, golden retriever-mix, cane corso, presa canario, Boston terrier, bullmastiff, mastiff-Rhodesian ridgeback mix and one unknown breed.
Neighbor Jessica Golden, who had also gone to the store with Dylan and his mother, was inside her home when she heard Destiny's screams.