EVEN IN HUMAN YEARS, the strange tale of Dr. Robert Taffet's pack of bite-prone dogs is getting old.
But come Monday night, millions of people with cable television are going to hear Taffet's story for the first time since he agreed to take part in the HBO documentary " One Nation Under Dog." The documentary, which premieres at 9 p.m., is about America's relationship with dogs and is broken into three chapters — Fear, Loss and Betrayal.
Taffet's story is "Fear" and it opens the film. Since 2002, his Rhodesian ridgebacks have bitten several individuals in Haddonfield, where he lives, and in Salem County, where he owns a goat farm. The bites have landed Taffet in courtrooms all over New Jersey, where he's mounted defenses to save them from being euthanized.