Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
How about we start something called the "Small Dog Owners Need To Teach Their Dogs Manners" movement, please?
I've seen more aggressive small dogs (think poodles, Shi-Tzus.. I have no idea how to spell that..etc.) than big dogs. The owners don't do any training because they can just force the dog around.
My Rottie is very well trained - but she HAS to be. Any mishaps from her (being an "attack dog" breed) may lead to her being put down, which I couldn't stand, so Rich and I had to lay down a solid foundation on her.
I still stand firmly on my view that it's not the dog that's the problem, it's the owner.
HAVING SAID THAT, there are "bad seeds." I believe that animals, just like humans, can be "wired" strangely, and they can be not right in the head. Those dogs can be dangerous... but it can happen just as easily to a Pittbull as with a Lab.
I personally have heard of more dog bites from "gentle" breeds than "aggressive" breeds.
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