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Are Some Dog Breeds More Aggressive?

It’s widely debated whether a dog’s level of aggression towards strangers due to it’s breed, or the way it’s owner raises it. Some states even have laws that are specific to certain breeds. Anthony gets to the bottom of this question and finds the reasons why certain dogs can be so aggressive.

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Human Directed Aggression in Domestic Dogs (Canis familiaris): Occurrence in Different Contexts and Risk Factors
“The consequence for dogs of showing aggression towards people is often euthanasia or relinquishment. Aggression is also a sign of compromised welfare in dogs, and a public health issue for people.”

The Truth About Pit Bulls
“There’s a great deal of confusion associated with the label “pit bull.” This isn’t surprising because the term doesn’t describe a single breed of dog.”

Are Pit Bulls Inherently Dangerous?
“The Maryland Court of Appeals recently deemed pit bulls and pit bull mixes “inherently dangerous,” but many animal experts and dog advocates believe the court overstepped its authority.”

What Makes An Aggressive Dog, And How You Can Spot One
“You see a Rottweiler standing next to a poodle and a Chihuahua. Which dog is most likely to bite you?”

Breed-Specific Laws State-By-State
“Over 700 U.S. cities have enacted breed-specific laws (BSL). Cities, such as Denver, that reside within a state containing an “anti-BSL clause” have effectively implemented them as well.”

Pit Bull Bans: The State of Breed-Specific Legislation
“When animal control officers in Kansas City, Kansas, seized Mike and Amy Johnson’s dog Niko in 2007 for violating the city’s ban against harboring pit bulls, it took eight months of legal wrangling and a DNA test on Niko before the city agreed with what the Johnsons and their paperwork had been saying all along-that Niko was a boxer mix.”

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