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Aggressive breeds of dogs


Here's a look at the various dog breeds that are considered potentially aggressive.

  • Chow Chows are one-person dogs that tend to bite without any warning. They are also a bit ferocious around strangers, and can be quite a tenacious fighter. So make sure to discipline this dog and set right from wrong, immediately.
  • The Papillon is fiercely loyal of their owners - to a fault. They can be quite possessive and standoffish to strangers.
  • Old English Sheepdogs are very protective of their owners so they might be aggressive if anybody tends to be too close to its owners.
  • A Llasa Apso often gets cranky around kids.
  • Rottweilers are extremely protective of their masters.
  • Chihuahuas aren't too fond of kids. They'd rather be with adults than play around with tots.
  • Toy Poodles bite people and other animals out of self defense. Unfortunately, 'playing' according to you may be perceived as a form of 'attack' to them.
  • Dachshunds aren't known for their patience.
  • Jack Russell Terriers are feisty creatures who require early training to prevent long-term biting and digging problems.
  • Giant Schnauzers are very dominant. They often challenge adults, particularly strangers.
  • ****er Spaniels often suffer from a dangerous genetic disease known as "rage syndrome." This syndrome causes spontaneous violent action against not strangers, but actual family members. Many Spaniels have been put down because of this unwanted behavior. Check with the breeder to ensure your Spaniel is free from this dangerous dog disease.
  • The Pekingese isn't all that tolerant of strangers.
  • Miniature Pinschers usually have aggression issues because they've got this "big dog-little body" mind set going on.

Here's a rundown of breeds that are typically gentle but can't shake off their "bad dog" image.

  • Boxers are pretty good with kids. They are good watchdogs, but will only become aggressive
  • Bulldogs are very playful and gentle.
  • Great Danes, while considerable in size, happen to be kind and affectionate.
  • Mastiffs are especially quiet and docile.
  • German Shepherds are great with kids too. These are courageous, fiercely loyal dogs who, if trained properly, will be extremely gentle to family and guests.
  • Rottweilers are also capable of tenderness and affection. They have a bad rep, but if they trust you, you'll never have to worry.


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Basil Faulty wrote:
..........Here's a look at the various dog breeds that are considered potentially aggressive..........

Great stuff, Basil.

My preference has always been for the Great Dane.  Hugely faithful, very tolerant, and highly affectionate.
They can be trained as a farm dog, a pack animal, a harness hound and a kiddies 'ride'.
All without a harsh word spoken.

Poor value though: They eat stacks and don't live very long. 8years is a long life for them. Unlike that bar steward of a Yorkshire/Maltese cross (operative word) that a friend of mine had.
It was the most foul breathed, bad tempered, antisocial animal that ever pee'd on a post.
It died aged 25, as diabolical as ever, of liver disease.

Sh1t on the liver it certainly had furious

 



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I was once bitten by a german shepherd, so shall always be very careful, I was young and thought all dogs were friendly all the time. Sadly said dog was put down. It was me that didn't know the rules. Ilove red heelers but find blues can take on the aggressivness of their owners, can be nasty. We always have small dogs,but training has to be intense and you can't get soft. I love hounds, greyhounds , staghounds, wolfhounds. But hard to travel with and the dogmounds wouldnt fit in DeBe's pocket.

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And what about the sh1tsu?
I've had good experiences with most breeds except perhaps the ute hugging border collie. A one-man dog.
My daughter had Rotties and they were so gently and loving. She now has big dogs again, and one is so shy it hides behind her bed when there are strangers in the house. A real sook, but don't give the kids a hard time when he's around.


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The Papillon is fiercely loyal of their owners - to a fault. They can be quite possessive and standoffish to strangers.

Being posessive and standoffish to strangers does not necessarily qualify as 'aggressive'.

Old English Sheepdogs are very protective of their owners so they might be aggressive if anybody tends to be too close to its owners.

MIGHT.... be aggressive!!!

Miniature Pinschers usually have aggression issues because they've got this "big dog-little body" mind set going on.

Have agression because they have 'big dog-little body' mindset.....

Oh come on now...I'd like to see what experience the person who originally wrote this bases these comments on. 

I have been associated with many of the breeds mentioned over many years both as an obedience trainer and judge.  I just hope not too many people take the info contained in the original post too seriously.


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Almost if not any breed of dog can be 'aggressive' if circumstances force it to be or if it is in a fight/flight situation and cannot do the latter.
For myself I have only ever been bitten twice and by Dachshunds both times, years apart!
Whilst not my favourite breed I would not hold it against the breed.
Hallo Boroma 577, perhaps I have been on the other end of your judging, I have been a trialler and showie for years - mostly gundogs, now trialling a Whippet with another apprentice Whippet learning the ropes!


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pawsoz wrote:

Almost if not any breed of dog can be 'aggressive' if circumstances force it to be or if it is in a fight/flight situation and cannot do the latter.

Annie


Annie...The term 'aggressive' would not apply in the situation you mention above...a more apt term would be 'reactive' especially if it was a one off.And it in no way justifies the comments re aggressive breeds as per the original post.

Take your Whippet for example....someone comes too close, startles him/her and you get a snarl or perhaps a warning nip.... Would you then classify your fur baby as aggressive???  I think not.....and I would be very disappointed if you answered otherwise.

Maybe people should look up the meaning of the word aggressive before writing such nonsense and plastering it on the internet and thereby giving the public unrealistic and incorrect information about particular breeds of dogs.

 

Sorry to get so defensive but it is this sort of public information sharing that does nothing but malign particular breeds of dogs and for no just reason.

 

I do have some knowledge about many of these breeds mentioned but how many other people out there in cyberland do not and what sort of message is it sending and how much damage is done and for what??

 

Personally I feel that unless you know something first hand about an issue like this.you should just sit back, watch and learn.

 

Dogs are very like people.you get the good and the bad in every breed for it is not just breeding that comes into play with personalities and behaviours but also environmental surrounds as well.

 

Rant mode off..and please Annie, dont take it personally.


 



-- Edited by Boroma577 on Monday 14th of December 2009 08:54:24 PM

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it may be apt to call a bighting dog "reactive" but unfortunately the copper will still shoot it if it "reacts" to them

taken to court, the owner will be sued for having an "aggressive" dog, I have yet to hear of an owner being sued for having a "reactive" dog

I agree 100% with Basil's and Annie's post and would actually add a couple of doggies to it!

you may have knowledge of doggies but I tell you now for nothing your people skills are sadly lacking

reactive or aggressive it is in the eyes of the victim and the law just how it gets described and in the end how it is dealt with

a nip is a bite and therefore could be interpreted as an aggressive attack, if you are not sure of this, ask a judge or a lawyer how much a nip would be worth to a movie star! or a politician, I for one would not like to be the owner of that dog

I think it is you who should gain a little information before lambasting your derogatory interpretations on doggy behavior on the net! and belittling other more knowledgeable folks

the law is clear on the instance of biting dogs, reactive or aggressive, call it what you like, if it bights in most cases it dies! and the owner is responsible,

I think in this instance it is you who should get some info on this subject as even I can see you are sadly lacking in knowledge of the laws interpretation on dog behavior

I know this because I have worked close with the local constabulary on a few "biting" issue occasions



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I love it when you get all 'aggressive' dave...bit like talking dirty, hey??

-- Edited by Boroma577 on Tuesday 15th of December 2009 10:25:56 AM

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oohh!! you are awfull, but I like you!!!!

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dave06 wrote:

oohh!! you are awfull, but I like you!!!!



Thanks dave...I like me too and so do most dogs....so I think you are in very good company.

 



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Hi Everyone
This is the first leg of my Grey Nomad journey...investigation...bought nothing yet.  I have found all your comments and articles massively informative...thank you.  Have heard it said...learn from other's mistakes...there is not enough time to make your own.
I had hoped to travel with my pet but lost him when he was run over whilst being looked after at a friend's when I was ill. I am still debating but very highly encouraged to do so now in the light of the information I have gathered from this website.
In reply to dogs with all manner of behaviour...irresponsible owners ARE TOTALLY to blame...they are the ones who need extensive training! This is not just in caravan parks...this is in general.

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Sorry for your lost jan ..yes i agree totaly irresponsible dog owner are to blame for dog behaviour ... my daughter has just left her 5 year old blue heeler with me .seen the dog is too much trouble now .. has had enought training to do the right thing ..the dog had bad history was bash badly as pup and is blind in one eye ..but problem is she had no real training but slowly but surely we are getting there .she a nice dog and that why i am puting time into here to retrain her ... my daughter wanted to put her down ..wont tell you what i told her it to rude for this forum... some people even my daughter should not own pets if it not going to be a life long responsibly.......

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