Originally Posted by blue eyed pony
That's because very few people with small dogs ACTUALLY train those small dogs... just pick them up when they're being really naughty, or put up with it because they're so small they can't pull you over... yep some people do train small dogs but sadly they are the minority. I have met FAR more dangerous/poorly behaved SMALL dogs than dangerous or poorly behaved pitbulls/ridgebacks/mastiffs/danes/etc
I disagree. I believe its breed personality. I will say that all of my opinions are based off human interactions. As sweet as I think pits are with people, I would not trust one around other animals...not their fault, that's what they were bred for. BUT as far as attacking people, they're low on my list. And as far as I'm aware, they are banned in some places for their danger to people, not other animals.
Take the Cavalier for example. The essential spoiled lap dog. 1 in 100 will ever see a training session. They are the most good natured breed you will ever meet. I've worked in the veterinary field for 9 years. Due to their crazy health issues, we see A LOT of Cavaliers...at least 3 a week. I can honestly say I've never met one that wasnt sweet as pie. Personality, not training.
Top breeds on my **** list as far as personality (with people who are not their family)
Shepherds, Corgis, Huskys, Akitas