This is conducted with a series of different strangers approaching the handler, as well as a number of hidden noises. Please, don't accuse somebody of this until you read the whole post, thank you. Rottweilers are naturally aggressive, but they are usually not dangerous to humans. All it does is keep people from adopting dogs that desperately need homes and are perfectly adoptable. They are also known as being the smallest dogs in the world. I also have a pitbull and he is the best most lovable dog ever. And all my dogs were loving and excellent with people and all children, but Boston Police always stereotyped them! From my experience, huskies do tend to be territorial and do not always get along well with other dogs, but they are usually good with children. They're trying to defend themselves. The researchers point out that the circumstances that cause a dog to bite vary and may be influenced by breed behavior tendencies and the behavior of the victim, parents, and dog owner. If the parents are even tempered then the pups are as well. More than 50% of dog bites involved similar dog breeds. They are the sweetest dogs who give kisses galore and would not ever becone aggressive to anyone unless provoked to do so just like any dog! You and EVERYBODY you know has never seen X-breed of dog do anything aggressive, so that must mean that breed isn't aggressive? towards aggressive behavior than larger dogs. These people also tend to be younger and/or inexperienced dog owners that are not ready for what it takes to own a highly intelligent and often quite stubborn breed that can make every single thing a battle of wills if you give in even once, they will expect you to give in again. Staffys ARE NOT catergorized/classifyed as pibbles and no dog is aggressive its always how you raise it, you can have two "bad tempermented" dogs and if you raise the pup differently than the parents, then that pup is different. This is exactly why I have him: home invasions have been a bit of a problem in my part of the world in the last few years, and I know for sure that anyone intending to come into our house and do us harm would have to get past him first. Some of you have mis-understood the point of this article. It should be a privilege and if owners can’t behave as if it is, they should stick to guppies. The only problem is he can get pretty aggressive when he sees a dog that’s approaching him. However I do have a couple of issues with it. window.open(x, 'largeimage','menubar=yes,status=no,scrollbars=yes,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,width=800,height=700,left=50,top=50'); Sweet, playful, stoic with overly rough children, yet still protective of home and family if threatened. Most of the comments she touched base on in the article. So I would appreciate it if people would stop posting lists like these for their own gain. 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. If you read the bloggers evaluation of this article it states all of what these comments are saying. I have also done research on this subject. My experience has been that it is almost impossible to find a dog or human aggressive Coonhound, Beagle or Flat Coat. Now my Jack Russell mixed now he love kids and the friendlies thing ever. 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. Have owned German Shepherds for some 40 years, do they protect yes, will they prevent strangers entering your hose absolutely, will they take over property management if you are there NO, they will advise arrival, always seem to understand friend family the unknown and deal with them differently. (They're called velcro dogs for a reason) I personally have never had an overly aggressive Doberman. function enlarge(x) { The study included questioning 6,000 dog owners. They are not a backyard dog and want to be with their owners. They are not as there are some differences. I am dog lover and I created a blog about dog breed. However, as everyone else has stated the owner makes the dog. I hope you have a Happy New Year! Australian Cattle Dogs. Even small dogs like Chihuahuas should be held to the same standard and can be well rounded and well behaved if care was taken in selecting the parents and the pup is raised properly including training, socialization... And most importantly, like a dog! In my newbie days I got a female Siberian husky pup. Now finally my favorite breed of dog i was raised aroud rottweilers from around 11 till i was sixteen and my stepdads brother who owned two fought them but guess what u messed with one of us kids and it was your ass they were the most sweet natured and down to earth dogs and smart as a whip the only thing that would make me hesitate in buying one is they keep a skin disease and they have breathing problems... so there u have it yes i do believe these most aggressive dogs do tend to turn more but when we hear these stories we dont get the whole truth we dont know what provoked that rottweiler or pitt to turn on its owner u think the owner is gonna tell u the whole truth about it naw they aint i believe amd this is my experience with these two breeds is that i bet alot of these cases the dog was either abused or mistreated something had to provoke these dogs to attack no animal not even rottys or pits are gonna turn for no reason i just don't believe that mostly the only reason people fear pits is because of their jaw pressure which makes me hesitate but the pit i got and hes three years old i would trust with my life and any kids life hes loyal good guardian over me and my boyfriend and the only time he shows aggression is when he has to by like me being home by myself amd someone drives up but after he gets their scent hes goes back to his mellow self thats every dogs instinct u show these dog breeds alot of love and affection they will do the same back to u that's just my opinion. Protective Aggression - Dogs may show aggressive behavior when they think that one of their family members or friends is in peril. Milan strongly believes that "the most dangerous dog in the world is the one that has been made that way by a human.". I’m still going to get a Dalmatian but thanks for the heads up. I have a lot of pitbulls and they are so loving and caring. German Shepherd 9. 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, … the study, said smaller breeds might be more genetically predisposed Don’t you think kangals should be on the list. All dogs are special in their own way. The Flat Coat was exuberant about meeting everything/one he met. She got along real well with the kids, the cats, strangers, everyone and everything. biting after adoption. either) is misleading. This has resulted in the recognition of the Parson Russell terrier instead. I have 8 dogs and they are all soo nice and so cute they will let anyone pet them. I currently have my 4th and 5th ones. . Now that we're all relaxed we can move on to Doberman 3. Jack Russells are small-sized dogs and range in size from 14 to 18 pounds. They match two aggressive dogs, hoping for more aggressive pups. We have a Husky and Malamute mix who loves kids, cats, dogs, anybody. 2 on the most aggressive list .... German Shepherd, maybe? When in reality it is just an aggressive owner who probably mistreats his dog anyway. Frequently the people breeding them know nothing about proper breeding. }, WHY some breeds are better for certain age and activity levels.1. Some time in awhile I would love to have another one. Then about a year later I decided I wanted a male husky. The breed's origins can be traced back to Karlsruhe, Germany in the 1800s. even smaller than Dachshunds, and the fashion accessory of choice for I think it was beautifully written. They are intelligent and loyal dogs who usually study their environment before responding to situations. 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. It will only be aggressive if you teach it to be or if you mistreat it. One should not fail to compare a dog's capabilities to cause physical harm as well. Pit bulls are also wonderful it is how the owner raises them. It was really awesome. Just kidding, of course. aggression. 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. I owned a chow and he only ever TRIED to attack someone once when i was walking him alone at night and some guy tried to walk up to me. Overall great article in my opinion with data to back up the claims. 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. Advertising. Failure is determined when a dog shows any signs of the following: There are many dog trainers who, when asked what the most aggressive dog is, will not respond with a specific breed. People usually don't go to a pet pyschologist to sort it out and dogs stay aggressive in similar circumstances. 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. Any one having them as companions are not "namby pambies"! Instead, the most aggressive breeds towards adult strangers turned out to be: Dachshunds (3), Chihuahuas, Jack Russell Terriers, and. Dog aggression is defined as dangerous behavior directed at another individual, including other animals. And I mean neither dogs nor owners are sure about their name. Similar dogs have been found in paintings on walls of Egyptian tombs where they are running behind chariots. Breeds scoring low for aggression included Basset hounds, golden retrievers, Labradors, Siberian huskies. The Chis and Doxies were extremely confrontational with dogs and humans. questioning 6,000 dog owners. But he doesn’t do that all the time, he’s nearly 3 and after a bit of training his trauma seems to fade away and he’s not as aggressive as he used to be towards other dogs. I could just keep going on & on about my Doby. Rottweiler. Your list is not correct. Chihuahuas, 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. Many seek answers to this question. I think you should not determine dogs on little accidents that have happened before also I have 2 huskies and 1 cockapoo and they are the nicest dogs ever they treet my cockapoo like parents. Treat your animal good and they'll be good toward people. I am a previuos owner of Doberman, Pitbulls, Huskies and Rottweillers. It is very often the owners fault that a dog is aggressive because it, has not been socialised and given the right training. The Doberman Pinscher is listed by the AKC as a medium-sized dog in the working group. Dear Lady, I’m afraid your list is flawed. It's all about how they are trained, but sometimes they could have a mental health problems or something traumatic that happened to them. The number of dogs tested per breed varies greatly, so the percentages may be skewed. Dobermans with the exceptional few aren’t aggressive. In evaluating dogs that passed the temperament test used by the shelter, So breeds like Maltese, Westie, Yorkie etc should really top this list. They are very loyal and protective of their owners and will defend their home “area.". This is a breed that in Victorian times was the “nanny dog”, chosen to watch over children. You have no idea what you are talking about. My German Shepherd sleeps on my pillow with me!! Highlights: Loyal, Protective, Affectionate. Omg apparently noone reads the article before commenting! Did any of you even read the article or did you just skim through the pics? 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? The exact origin of the Dalmatian has not been confirmed. Secondly, personal anecdotal evidence is always going to appear more important to you than statistics. It has a lot to due with the breed and not just the owners...I wish people would understand that!! The results of both studies were quite similar, apparently relied upon some of the same study materials. Dachshund (Standard Smooth) 3. People get scared when they see him, but he had never ever shown aggression towards a human and he will wag his tale and go with anyone. 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. Take the pit bull out of the hands of bad owners. This new variation was more mild-mannered and smaller-framed. Dog attacks are so rare, 99% of all dog bites are preventable. 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. Most people would suggest a Pit Bull, Rottweiler, Akita or Chow. They have been used as carriage dogs, guarding passengers as well as cargo, since the late 18th century. This study also provides statistical facts as to which breeds really are aggressive. And because of it, there are many people making judgements against an entire breed or breeds. It is known that they were most often used as hunting and herding dogs. The author did their research as you should do yours. bull owners, and begin contemplating how to hide your pet from They are short-haired dogs with a straight, dense coat that is black with rust or mahogany markings. If you don't train them they will be out of control. https://pethelpful.com/dogs/Top-10-Smartest-Dog-Br... Sheila Brown (author) from Southern Oklahoma on December 25, 2018: I am so sorry that you had such a bad experience! The Siberian Husky originated in Siberia, where they were used to pull sleds over long distances in cold climates. Well, for the conclusion he clearly states that it is how the dogs are treated. The whole thing of doing a background check of a pitbull before choosing it as a family dog is not true at all. An Unexpected Answer", "Common Dog Behavior Issues: Aggression," ASPCA. Aggressive owners, aggressive breeds. Being carried around in a bag and held 24/7 may look cute to some but it is detrimental to the psyche of the dog and leads to issues with insecurity, seperation anxiety as well as other anxieties and overall an unhealthy level of codependency. I realize you posted this many years ago. 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. Because this isnt accurate, I’m sure you like to write but this article i think Is just ridiculous. The goal of the test is to examine how the dog reacts to people, noises, and its surrounding environment. He only barks because he know people are scare of big dogs. Pits/Staffies are often dog aggressive but most did not initiate aggression, responding when confronted by overly forward and dominant dogs. The world’s 1st I have had Chow Chows for 30 years. Aggressiveness is especially true for small size dogs. All of these dog breeds are great! The percentage listed under each breed indicates the number of dogs that have passed the temperament test based on the total number of dogs tested for that breed. It's up to the puppy mommy and daddy to shape their personality to be a beautiful thing and not a thing of evil. I am so glad your were not injured! When the breed was brought to America and dog fighting was banned, a second strain of this breed developed. But again that's just me. Hi I had a husky and she was the most kind and sweet dog in the world! I have had two American Eskimos puppies. They are a very intelligent breed and were the first to be used as guide dogs for the blind. Dogs are registered every year with the govt and transfer of ownership is greatly restricted. 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! Sometimes aggression can be fear, so if you don't want your dog to be aggressive towards other dogs you have to socialize them and it goes the same with people. Just a heads up they are lovable puppies to adults. When barking was included, this percentage rose The dogs on this list are sorted in order of lowest to highest percent of dogs that passed the temperament test conducted by the American Temperament Test Society. 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. They aren't mean or aggressive unless you raise them that way. 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. My boy only ate it when I gave it to him, and he does that all the time. Even two at a time. We should be blaming the owner not the dog. If you're unsure about how to train a calm, obedient dog there are some really helpful video tutorials at: http://www.dansmethod.com - It's just a matter of patience and consistency. The pit bull does not just 'go away' like the yorkie... hence, your logic is flawed. I do not agree with your assessment. For example, when I took my boy to the vet check up a veterinarian offered him a treat but he wouldn’t even look at it or touch it!! But you pay for it. We loved her and she loved us. You can’t just give away or sell the dog. Actually golden retrievers tested more poorly than pitties. and 30 per cent toward unfamiliar dogs," he added. Just educate yourself before getting a large dog or any dog and don't get a puppy unless you have time to train it. said temperament tests often fail to identify certain types of Firstly, surveys don't exclude the people who've had bad pet experiences but comment sections like this do. Most dog bites aren't reported, and because the Despite being regulated in military housing facilities and over 900 U.S. cities, pit bulls contributed to 71 percent (22) of these deaths. They are in an unfamiliar setting and don't know where they are or what is going on. Annie Klacks, "The Most Aggressive Dogs? This is 100% correct. Labrador Retrievers have been crowned the best dog breed for lowering human stress, a new scientific study has found.. Even Sheila misses this point, and of course it's understandable, but owning a hundred dogs is ZERO substitute for collecting statistical information about the other hundreds of thousands or millions of a particular breed out there. They can range in size from 85 to 130 pounds. (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. We don't need to be perpetrating any type of breed tension with dogs. Dogs are a reflection of their family environment and training. Because they do not like strangers, they bark often and can be good as an alert-style watch dog. So if a certain breed is commonly considered to have an "aggressive" personality, it could point to the type of person who tends to own that specific breed (e.g. This world is doomed! bites of big dogs are more likely to get reported, they are generally He loves people alot too. I think you need to do you research again. function enlarge(x) { I have a jack Russel terrier mix he sleeps on pillows he is not any where close to aggressive. So while I agree that they could be aggressive, their aggressiveness was bred into them for a purpose. It can of course be corrected but people rarely seek help for these kinds of behavior. Too many people get a dog because of how they look or think they are cool without knowing how to handle or train them. They have a thick, glossy, short-haired coat and come in red, black, blue, or fawn colors. I even bought one at 8 weeks to grow with son and she is a biter and is aggressive to strangers and doesn't like cats. window.open(x, 'largeimage','menubar=yes,status=no,scrollbars=yes,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,width=800,height=700,left=50,top=50'); 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. small dog, a dachshund won't inflict the same amount of damage as a These dogs were puppies when I got them and were raised with my children and other pets...didn’t matter. Then maybe all dog breeds will not be put on most aggressive, barks a lot or worst to potty train lists. 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