By Sara Tan
Dec 07, 2012
Why they made the list: Although many Bloodhounds are known to have a very calm and gentle temperament, their origins as a hunting dog still scare many people away. In addition, they can weigh up to 160 lbs. and can stand up to 27 inches.
Only a genetically unstable dog is dangerous. It has nothing to do with with the breed, it's the individual dog.The breed as whole is NOT dangerous. Sure, there are dogs of that breed that are "dangerous", but in every breed, there IS a dangerous dog. Heck, the Pit Bull breed is one of the most over-bred dogs. SO many breeders don't give two sh'ts. They create a problem. They breed dogs that have poor temperaments, dogs that are unstable. Back in the day when the breed was becoming a breed, a human aggressive dog would be culled. The only times a dog will be1. Human Aggressive is if the dog is Unstable, or unsound. 2. The dog was raised in unstable environment. The dog was abused,or neglect. Sometimes if a dog has very little, or no human contact the dog will be fear aggressive 3. Socialization. 4. The dog is the wrong handsSome of these breeds are dog aggressive, genetically. Most(well all), are usually not dogs for the novice owner. There wonderful dogs don't get me wrong.But so many dogs end up in the wrong hands. The majority of pet owners can't properly own a DA dog. You can't take away DA, you can only control it. DA, is a trait, & lie any other trait, it is genetically wired.
Bloodhounds? Really. No. They are the sweetest dogs I've ever known! I call bs on most of this list.
I lost all respect for this article and sit because of the dogs on this list. First of all, how is a bloodhound on there? They are the most gentle dogs I have ever known.
I work in a natural pet food store, I have seen all these breeds come in and they are all the sweetest ones. They just want to be pet and loved. Pitbulls especially are the most loving and forgiving animal there is. Its all the little ones like yorkies, poodles, matlteses, that are the aggresive ones.
I have a pitt who was used as a bait dog. You would think she woukd be aggressive but she isn't. I have a 9 year old who rolls aound on the floor with her and climbs all over playing with her and I have a 13week old who the dog loves as well. I have taken pictures of my dog with my newborn laying on her. She cries when the baby cries pushing at me to get up for the baby. Every morning she goes in my 9 year olds room to wake him. Her day is spent by the side of the baby. She sleeps with her head by her or she lays next to her. I trust my pitt more then a cat or my parents lil dogs. Husbands attack their wives, children kill their parents, men rape women and they are still in the world and when that occurs its oh they had a babd childhood. But just having the name doinh nothing wrong its the dog. There needs to be more knowledge about these pups. I would keep owning them and trying to make ignorant people aware. Its all how you raise them. Like anything else show them love and they will show you.
I have a pit that was used as a bait dog. You woukd think that her past would cause her to be aggressive. She is the sweetest dog I have ever owned. I have a 9 year old and a 13week old. However a person outside of home can make her go into protective mama pup of my two children she loves everyone who I bring in my home. I lay my 13week on her and take pics and every morning what my son gets up for school she goes to greet him and she climbs on the sofa to put her head next the baby. When the baby cries she cries too and gives the baby a lick to let her know she's there. They are really a misunderstood creature. I would trust her with my kids over my parents lil dogs. People need more knowledge on them.
I have an red nose pit and red nose cross with and english mastiff and i all so have two small kids thats 3-5 and they have never been bittin they just dont play with him cause he has got big mh dog have bark at strager and come very portective on certian sounds and i have never had an problem with any of my dog attacking any one so even if they did band them it would just be the next breed in line to take the place off the pitbull cause you still have dum owners so whats the point of trying to band them
Well i have own a pit bull for years and pit bulls are really people lovers its all how you raise your dog thats why they dont make so good of an gaurd dog but if you take any dog and keep it use to one inviorment it will become offensive its in a dog nature i dont care what kind of breed it is poodle pit mastiff rock more smaller dogs attack then pit bull i dont hear no body trying to band them why cause its a smaller breed and there not scared of it but the thing is if you socialize your dog with other dogs and people you shouldnt have no problem cant blame the doh its just doing what it is taught same as an child if you taught them to kill that child is gone to keep doing so its set in there ways so hope this helps kingpitt
Just Googe Pit Bull attacks and see how many children have been maimed and killed by this unpredictable breed. You will get thousands of hits....Nice to see other some other countries have common sense when it comes to potentially dangerous dog breeds.
and how many of those pits had horrible owners? Just because they bite someone it doesn't mean the dog was bad. The owners could have been abusing them inside the household or allowing their children to. Dogs sense danger. Just like anyone else, they were protecting themselves.
I completely understand where APB owners are coming from but the fact remains they can be very dangerous dogs. And yes while there are many great APB owners out there and know how to control their animal there are 10 times as many that are just purchased by idiots that want "the toughest dog" as a status symbol. Those are the ones that attack and run loose. When I walk my Mastiff I know her triggers and when to avoid certain situations. An English Mastiff has one of the strongest bite force out of any dog - almost 3 times that of an APB - but for the most part the aggression has been breed out of them. They were war dogs in mid-evil times but a gentle giant now, well for the most part. I have come across extremely gentle APBs that I am sure come from great owners and breeders but again it's the idiots that purchase these dogs as the cool gangsta symbol they have become that cause IMO the majority of the attacks associated with this dog.