I will be a Doberman owner for the rest of my life. Spaying/neutering is required. Our own dogs (beyond barking) have been the worst guard dogs. In the earlier days, they were used for cattle herding and bear hunting, among other things. And because of it, there are many people making judgements against an entire breed or breeds. According to … I have also done research on this subject. I read the article. I truly believe all my dogs do have the intellect of a four-year-old child. This is a site for people who love dogs. All dogs just need a firm but living hand to guide them. The ratings also vary. ), I love huskies and me and my brother have 5. Their coat can be short-haired, long-haired, or broken. The study also showed that "temperament testing" isn't all it's cracked And dogs revert to instinct rather than using owner determined rules of behavior. After pulling my dog off him I apologized, and as soon as I’ve tried to offer any help to the man he end up running. Just educate yourself before getting a large dog or any dog and don't get a puppy unless you have time to train it. But if this is just about aggressiveness then okay, So you are NOT an expert in dog behavior you simply did a bit of googling to find what you have printed. Animal Health to Vaccines. They were first known as the “Rottweil butcher’s dog,” but the name was later shortened to Rottweiler. Our own family has adopted many of these breeds to be part of our family. You and EVERYBODY you know has never seen X-breed of dog do anything aggressive, so that must mean that breed isn't aggressive? The huskies also literally killed everything that came in the yard, and chewed through my screened in porch to eat my cat. Dachshund (Standard Smooth) 3. (Then Rottweilers can be rather aloof and do not accept strangers easily. That was a mistake. We have a Husky and Malamute mix who loves kids, cats, dogs, anybody. He was family but I will never trust a Pitt again. The goal of the test is to examine how the dog reacts to people, noises, and its surrounding environment. To have a good canine companion you have to treat and raise it correctly. The only reason Pitbulls are on here is because of there reputation i'm telling you now pits are big baby's that love people and attention. I love dachshunds but I never thought they were aggresive. Compared to utility dogs, pastoral, terrier, and working dogs were more likely to be reported for aggressive behaviour. We’ve not seen aggression towards our family or others. educates everyone on quality purebreds. Also, if you are someone that thinks being mean to your dog (like rubbing their face in pee, or hitting them) to teach them, then you have no one to blame but yourself when your dog becomes aggressive because they learned it from you. But the only thing she did was corner him in the backyard and keep him there until I got home 45 minutes later. Sorted by most aggressive to least aggressive based on percentages by the American Temperament Test Society (ATTS). I have a pitbull as a family dog, and I wouldn't ever ask for any other dog. Celebrity dog behaviorist Cesar Milan is one such person who is against breed-labeling. aggression. The author did their research as you should do yours. The study did find that some dog breeds were more likely to be reported as aggressive: hounds and dogs classified in the Kennel Club's "utility group"-- something of a catch-all category for dogs "having been selectively bred to perform a specific function not included in the sporting and working categories," according to the KC's website, and including miniature schnauzers, Boston terriers, … In general you can say the smaller the size the higher the level of aggressiveness. Dog aggression is defined as dangerous behavior directed at another individual, including other animals. Weird mix I know. If you don't train them they will be out of control. It’s simply the owner! My German Shepherd sleeps on my pillow with me!! Chowchow 2. As someone who worked as a vet tech for 15 years I agree with most of the dogs on this list, especially the chihuahua, Dalmatian, chow, rottie, and husky. Even two at a time. 6.2 million car accidents p/year, 50% of those involved are permanently injured. a list of 33 dog breeds that were rated for their aggression in a study that analyzed the behavior of thousands of dogs. Pits get a bad reputation because of bad or abusive owners. So instead of going by what people say about these amazing dogs go meet a few of them. Just kidding, of course. I wish more people saw that and understood that they’re not all bad dogs :). And all my dogs were loving and excellent with people and all children, but Boston Police always stereotyped them! I am dog lover and I created a blog about dog breed. Firstly, surveys don't exclude the people who've had bad pet experiences but comment sections like this do. I think you need to do you research again. Recently my 13 yr old Staffy, with terminal cancer, fought off 3 coyotes in my yard when she & Border Collie were attacked. Dobermans with the exceptional few aren’t aggressive. A lot of people don't, and a lot of dogs don't need much more than walking at heel and figuring out what NO means. Husky’s aren’t aggressive at all they should not be on this list!!! to bite strangers, family and other dogs. This was a very comprehensive article and the author deserves credit for backing up her findings with real statistics. the study, said smaller breeds might be more genetically predisposed Because they are are my companion and friend and my family. Across all those millions of dog owners who don't train their dogs, the dogs most likely to be aggressive are the ones you see above. They do not like strangers, and therefore make good guard dogs. They are good with children, but if not given enough attention by their master, they can develop some behavioral issues. I hate the way the pit bull has been corrupted, turned into weapons for the baser elements of society. I love pits and I think BSL is useless, damning good dogs. For example, when conducting the aggression test on the Rottweiler breed, over 5,000 Rottweilers were tested, while only 46 Chihuahuas were put through the same test. Behavior such as teasing the dog comes to mind as a top reason: other studies show that in most dog bite cases, the kid started it. @Laurel: The article is NOT inaccurate. I do not fully agree with the percentages provided by the American Temperament Test Society, because the number of dogs tested per breed is not the same. This is a breed that in Victorian times was the “nanny dog”, chosen to watch over children. Sorry but would not recommend to anyone with small children or other pets. They would appreciate someone that cared about where they were getting their pup from, if they have an issue with their dogs meeting new people that could be a red flag in relation to the dogs temperment. The only dogs that have ever bitten me were those two breeds. Pit Bulls and Rottweilers scored about average to below average in the study. Protective aggression IS a real thing. Breeds with the lowest percentages are ones that frequently showed signs of aggression, panic, or extreme shyness during the test. Basset hounds, golden retrievers, Labradors, Siberian huskies. Look out, Paris Hilton. We had two when i was eight and they were pretty aggressive towards strangers ome of them even bit me remember what i said up top about all breeds can turn we had these dogs since they we 6 weeks old and whem they got about 1 year old the male bit me for trying to get a sucker out of his mouth yea i know it was food but thats not the point 5. The Dalmatian is listed by the AKC as a medium-sized dog in the working group. Rather than ban the breeds, control the right to ownership. Greyhounds rated the most sedate. Dogs from professional breeders who care and take time to find the right match for breeding rarely have aggressive dangerous pups. This has resulted in the recognition of the Parson Russell terrier instead. (People take priority over pets any day) and you can argue that the child was bothering the dog and it was her fault.. blah blah blah. Pit bulls are banned in many countries including the Canadian province I live in. Not anyone else. AKRON, Ohio — A new study is giving insight into which dog breeds are most at risk to bite people and how severe the injuries could be. I think some people on here are being a little harsh. If there were 46 dogs tested for the Chihuahua breed and 14 of those dogs failed, the percentage would be the number of dogs that passed (32) divided by the total (46), which yields a 69.9% passing rate. Yes, the Dachshund, the wiener dog, better known in some countries as the sausage dog. They are very loyal and protective of their owners and will defend their home “area.". This article is completely inaccurate. small dog, a dachshund won't inflict the same amount of damage as a I find them to be quite friendly with people they are familiar with, but not overly aggressive with strangers. Many of those dogs go in those tests already scared or afraid. One in five Dachshunds have bitten or tried to bite strangers; about one He’s so nice and she just had a baby and he gaurds her. 1C and 3C). *Despite appearing on many "aggressive dogs" lists, everything I have researched tells me that they are good with children. These trends should not be ignored because people "disagree" with them, but they should also not be viewed as an end-all-be-all, as you point out. If you're unsure there's a fantastic guide here: http://www.braintrainingdogs.info/ - Once you win your dogs mind, any behavioural issues become a thing of the past. People taking the time to read PetHelpful have had good experiences with their pets and are enthusiastic enough them that they want to be more engaged with the wider community of pet caretakers. It's the Chihuahua. Elizabeth Goldie-Scot on September 10, 2019: I am afraid I find your list of aggressive dogs very misleading and not. He is a big gentle giant. It will only be aggressive if you teach it to be or if you mistreat it. Once you make that bond with a Doberman you will never have a more loyal, loving and protective 'child'. Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on December 30, 2018: Yes. Because training (or lack of training) and how the dog was previously treated can make a huge difference in the personality of any dog, doing some type of background check would be a good idea. Thirdly, have owned Shih Tzus and Dobermans for 25 years. In reality , there are no mean dogs, just mean people. By kicking them you are just abusing them. I believe that dogs are aggressive or bad tempered because of the owner and who raised them. breeds get little dog syndrome because the owners spoil them. Jack Russells are small-sized dogs and range in size from 14 to 18 pounds. large one, or the same amount of headlines. They can range in size from 8 to 32 pounds. They are definitely all little a-holes in their own right. They are normally good-natured with children, but because of their size and energy level, they are not recommended for families with very small children. It is, as you mentioned, far worse when a pit bull decides to get aggressive. I think it was beautifully written. Dear Lady, I’m afraid your list is flawed. Some time in awhile I would love to have another one. But, this might occur for several reasons: it’s easier to let small dogs get away with being aggressive, because the consequences of a nippy chihuahua are not the same as with a nippy mastiff. The Jack Russell terrier and the Parson terrier are basically the same breed but with minor differences. There was this time when he bit a man walking behind us, that was really unexpected and happened so quick I could barely get him off! In almost every measure, out of the 35 most common breeds, Chihuahuas were reported as the most aggressive, especially toward bigger dogs … She still has scars but she is ok. We had to put the dog down. These breeds would just do anything to please their master. The world's 1st Breeds scoring low for aggression included Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on June 18, 2020: Sophie Hill from Michigan on June 10, 2020: Well researched article, Sheila. https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/dog-care/common-dog... I’m actually surprised and happy bull terriers are not first on this list and how less than half of them came up as aggressive! I have had a few of these dogs, and have been around the rest. This new variation was more mild-mannered and smaller-framed. are not reliably exhibited during temperament testing using this Dalmatian 6. I have a lot of pitbulls and they are so loving and caring. Are you are looking to get a new puppy to keep as a family pet and would like to know the breeds that may not be the best for children? They each have their own personalities. Dogs are a lot like humans. It can of course be corrected but people rarely seek help for these kinds of behavior. After I read most of the comments, I noticed that people have been saying, "It is not the breed that makes it aggressive it is how they are treated." They have a very strong, protective instinct towards their masters, but if raised with strong leadership and good owners, they can get along with children as well as other dogs. Most dog bites aren't reported, and because the The world's 1st They are in an unfamiliar setting and don't know where they are or what is going on. heart in the television show, Frazier -- the Jack Russell terrier. We should be blaming the owner not the dog. Well written and researched article, thank you Sheila. I have yet to find a country that has banned chihuahuas or dachshunds. Or the small. An untrained APBT can cause more physical harm than an untrained chihuahua. Because they do not like strangers, they bark often and can be good as an alert-style watch dog. They are not a backyard dog and want to be with their owners. he act big and bad too. I just wish some dog owners knew how easy training can be. I have Progressive MS & she wakes me up for medication time, she reminds me to eat, she gets my clothes, helps me walk, she does my PT with me-makes me when I’m not feeling up to it (the dr did it all around several dog type toys so it’s Our Play Time 2wc a day I just can’t say no to those eyes that love & help me sooo much), she catches me before I fall, if I pass out she picks me up & puts me on my bed or couch & covers me up(staying by my side the whole time), she gets drinks & so many things for me, she goes out to dinner with me & use to go grocery shopping with me (I have someone else do that & order online now). Most of these comments are avidly argueing the same points that are made in the conclusion and saying how the author did bad reaserch or doesn't know what they are talking about. I have a Jack Russell Terrier mixed with Chihuahua and a German Shepherd my babies are 2 and 9 years old. Some of these dog breeds are actually aggressive but it is all how you train and treat the dogs. Strong guidance and firm training are required to have a well-mannered chow chow. Chow Chow 4. It's up to the puppy mommy and daddy to shape their personality to be a beautiful thing and not a thing of evil. The study, published this week in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour They are medium-sized dogs included in the terrier group and can weigh between 55 to 65 pounds. I have a pug. The only problem is he can get pretty aggressive when he sees a dog that’s approaching him. The Jack Russell terrier breed is not recognized by the AKC due to opposition of the breed's parent societies. Back in 1996, I conducted a study of over 6000 people in which I was able to show that a person’s personality predicted the breed of dog that they would most … Breeds scoring low for aggression included Basset hounds, golden retrievers, Labradors, Siberian huskies. The origin of the Doberman goes back to Germany, where a man by the name of Karl Louis Doberman is credited with developing this breed. So I am an owner of 2 Pitties, and i have had pits my entire life. Documented, cited, global information for all dog owners is powered by the NetPlaces Network and the internet's first, Privacy Policy ~ ii NetPlaces Network ~ These people act like these dogs that they have on their list is a wild animal. Anton Gully, thank you for sharing your knowledge. Therefore, the percentages cannot fully represent the aggression level of an entire breed. Going back to the self-selection bias, people here are more likely to train their dogs. If the owners aren’t capable of being a benevolent leader the dog will take matters into his own hands. (PIT BULLS/DOGS) While many stereotype pit bulls as dangerous and aggressive, a new study proves that in many situations, the nation’s most feared dog is actually just as docile as other dog breeds. If you are uncertain about a pit bull's pedigree, do a background check before you choose it as a family pet. I own a chihuahua who is very protective of me towards my other male dog but is fine with every other dog. The dachshund is categorized in the hound group by the AKC. He is so nice and loves meeting new people. The least aggressive breeds included Basset Hounds, Golden Retrievers, Labradors, Siberian Huskies, and Greyhounds. They have long, thick coats that can come in red, black, blue, cream, or cinnamon colors. They are very energetic dogs and need a good place to release some of this energy. I absolutely agree with you on Pitbulls and all other breads labeled "Most Aggressive or Dangerous" dogs. authorities (a large bun, perhaps? :). However I do have a couple of issues with it. The pet department at OnBuy wanted to find out if cuddling dogs could reduce stress, as well as uncover which mood-boosting breeds make humans feel the most relaxed — and the results are not surprising at all.. but he will let you touch him and everything. Then about a year later I decided I wanted a male husky. but researchers said that data (pit bulls aren't at the top of that list of bites or bite attempts rising as high as 20 per cent toward strangers They became popular in the U.S. as guard dogs and worked with the Army and police forces. Know your dog and act accordingly. The Jack Russell’s origin began in England where they were primarily used for fox hunting. I hope you have a Happy New Year! The exact origin of the Dalmatian has not been confirmed. So my point is maybe the article is flawed and maybe it isn't. This behavior includes barking, biting, lunging, snarling, etc. Dogs like dachshunds and chihuahuas were rated as the most aggressive dog breeds towards almost everything. They've been great with cats and other dogs. Advertising. Then there are all the people supporting them because they can get a "pit" pup for $40-100 at the flea market or off of sites like craigslist with no clue as to the personality traits or temperment genetically. The Doberman is a very intelligent breed and has been used mainly as guard dogs and for police work. Understanding what their dog needs to behave properly. If the owner is an aggressive jerk his dog would also try to copy him. People please educate yourself before you get any large dog, or any dog for that matter. They are intelligent and loyal dogs who usually study their environment before responding to situations. Because we don't hurt them! We don't need to be perpetrating any type of breed tension with dogs. I know Shih Tzus are not on the list. This is conducted with a series of different strangers approaching the handler, as well as a number of hidden noises. They can range in size from 85 to 130 pounds. {1} 6.2 million car accidents p/year, 50% of those involved are permanently injured. Well I have to say that my little miniature long hair dachshund is sweet most the timeline. The whole thing of doing a background check of a pitbull before choosing it as a family dog is not true at all. If you train your dogs properly and you, yourself present as a stable person, then your dogs will present themselves the same. My experience has been that it is almost impossible to find a dog or human aggressive Coonhound, Beagle or Flat Coat. She just scared him half to death. I am sorry, but ya'll, read the whole thing! If a dog doesn't know how to approach another dog it could lead to problems. The owner just need to advocate for the animal. There are many other GREAT breeds out there. The results of both studies were quite similar, apparently relied upon some of the same study materials. Take caution with small pets, such as mice, rats, hamsters, as dachshunds have a strong hunting instinct towards this type of animal. More than 50% of dog bites involved similar dog breeds. I had an American Pitt He loved people, big lap dog to everyone But, one day he killed one of our neighbors chickens and it never stopped. That would be like saying all white people are mean, or spanish are mean. Won’t even hurt a fly. Sweet, playful, stoic with overly rough children, yet still protective of home and family if threatened. even smaller than Dachshunds, and the fashion accessory of choice for In the mid-1990s, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a broad analysis of dog breeds involved in fatal attacks in the United … bites of big dogs are more likely to get reported, they are generally With the correct training, ANY dog breed can be calm and docile. 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