Skip to comments.7 Dog Breeds that Don't Deserve Their Stereotypes
Posted on 01/10/2014 12:51:52 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
Have you ever been out in public, minding your own business, simply walking your dog, and people start moving to the other side of the street in fear? There are many dog breeds that don't deserve the bad rap society places upon them. Perhaps your dog is one of the breeds or mixed mutts that get a bad rap.
Dogs of certain breeds are not born dangerous by default. This, coupled with breed legislation, media focus on particular breeds, and the sensationalizing of certain incidents of attack have lead to an overall generalizing that ultimately hurts a dog, and may cost him his life.
1. Pit Bull: Sadly, this breed has taken on more criticism and warnings than most other breeds in recent years. Often labeled as vicious, untrustworthy, and in possession of locking jaws, the Pit Bull tops our list as receiving a bad rap. According to the American Temperament Test Society, Pit Bulls ranked second in reliability overall. In other words: This original "nanny breed" is not the problem, but the way he is trained may be the issue.
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3. Doberman Pinscher
4. Cocker Spaniel
7. German Shepherd
>>1. Pit Bull: Sadly, this breed has taken on more criticism and warnings than most other breeds in recent years. Often labeled as vicious, untrustworthy, and in possession of locking jaws, the Pit Bull tops our list as receiving a bad rap. According to the American Temperament Test Society, Pit Bulls ranked second in reliability overall. In other words: This original “nanny breed” is not the problem, but the way he is trained may be the issue.<<
Chet99, this one’s for you!
Poodles are the worst dogs.
It’s not the training, it’s the indiscriminate breeding.
Dogs vs. Lemons
A friend had a pit-lab-damnedifiknow. Sweetest dog in the world.
Carol needs to go down to her nearest urban dog shelter where half of all dogs turned in are Pit Bulls and adopt one of those bad rappers.
Ban lemon-aggressive breeds!
2. Chihuahua: Any dog can snap or bite, so labeling this pint-sized pooch as an “ankle biter” is unfair and creates an inappropriate stereotype. This small breed is lively, alert, and publicized by Hollywood movies and on mainstream commercials. As a result, improper breeding and owners not familiar with the breed are part of the bad rap reasons unwittingly bestowed on the Chihuahua.
Chihuahuas. Nervous, litle bad tempered dogs that shake and yap-yap-yap.
I’ve got no use for these things.
5 Famous Pit Bulls
by Samantha Drake
I’ll never own anything but a rescue dog. The world is overflowing with unhoused dogs and, as nice as pure breds are, all these lovable mutts need homes.
I was not aware that German Shepherds had any sort of bad rap. My family has had a couple of them, and they were very good dogs.
The main downside I see to GSD’s is that purebred examples don’t live very long.
I do know that pit bulls have a bad reputation, but one of the sweetest dogs I’ve ever met was a pit bull that belonged to one of our neighbors. Guess they brought him up right...
The important point is that, the damage when done by a Pitbull, is far and away worse than any other breed.
A buddy of mine had a beagle (since departed) who I once saw steal a tri-trip right off the grill. With his owner watching.
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