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The World's Most Aggressive Dog Breeds

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The most aggressive breeds of dogs may surprise you, because they are all so cute!
A lot of people have misconceptions when it comes to which dog breeds are most aggressive and which ones aren’t. Aggressive dog breeds generally exhibit behavior that’s meant to scare or intimidate other animals or people. You can tell if a particular breed has aggression issues by the way it acts. You should especially pay attention when you are selecting a puppy. Is it the bully of the group, or quite shy and timid? Either case can lead to uncontrolled aggression, whether out of dominance or out of fear. Uncontrolled, regular growling, snarling, biting and lunging are dead giveaways that something’s up with the dog.

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It's really annoying when people say that staffordshires aren't listed in the text. The reason they aren't is because they aren't agressive. I have a staffy and he is the most sweetest thing in the world, I've met people with staffys and their dog is just as sweet. They love people. Plus it's also the way that people raise them that makes them look like aggressive dogs.
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There are not bad dogs, only bad owners...same goes with kids.

What about kids with ADD? Other disorders that affect behaviour and interpersonal communication? Dogs can be born with a temperament that veers toward aggressive, no matter what you do. This is why many breeds are not only bred for their physical abilities, but for their manners.

As for the tendency of little dogs to be more aggressive, I think this is largely because, at least with breeds like dachshunds, their bites don't do enough damage for their poor temperaments to be isolated and bred out.

While I love pit bulls (never met a bad one yet) I know that just by virtue of their physical design they are incredibly dangerous. My biggest wish is that people stopped heaping all of their fears on the breed and focused on a more positive push to breed out aggressiveness, as was done with great danes.

And although I was attacked by a doberman in my youth, I still think they are majestic and beautiful dogs. I never learned to hate the breed because of one dog.
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We used to have 2 dachshunds and they were some of the goofiest most active dogs. The male we had didn't get along w/ another male dog, but to people, he was the most loving little weenie.

And I agree, that it's not always the owners fault for a dogs personality/temperament.
For instance, a mixed breed dog that my brother adopted from a shelter (that was given to my husband's aunt when it was about 7 months old). It was a male dog, looked like it had mostly Border Collie in it and that sucker was mean as hell towards other dogs. Nice as can be to people. Sweet and gentle, but even though it was fixed as a puppy, and no matter how socialized it got with other dogs, it still had that extremely violent dominant alpha dog thing going with the other dogs on the property and almost killed a few of them.
I remember when they first got the dog (it was only a few months old, still a small cute puppy), they also had another older puppy (that's now ours). And from the very start, the male dog would attack it.
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I love dogs. However I don't fully agree with "There are no bad dogs, only bad owners" mantra. Dogs have temperament. To say that it is always the owner's fault all the time implies the dogs don't have personality or individuality. There are good dogs and bad dogs, in the same way that there are good owners (people) and bad owners. And big powerful dogs like pitbulls should be treated with more care, just because they have the potential to do more damage.
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Friend's kid was attacked by a Rott Sunday. Owner controlled dog with a single word command! My dachsund is cranky, and my jack digs and nips...
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