It's finally Friday!
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We hear all the time, as pet lovers, that some dogs are more "dangerous" than others. We also hear that certain breeds are more likely to bite than others. But have you ever wondered what breeds are deemed "most dangerous?"
I did some research, and went to numerous sites. They were all pretty much the same.
A couple of answers didn't surprise me. But specifically 2 of them . . . shocked me.
10. Presa Canario
8. Great Dane
7. Chow Chow
5. Alaskan Malamute
4. Siberian Husky
3. German Shepherd
The number 1 breed deemed most dangerous dog is :
Yep! You guessed it.
Who makes these lists?
What is the criteria for picking which dogs get on this list?
Both great questions.
These dogs are said to have a higher number of bite rates, and have had more attacks tallied than most other breeds.
And yes, my beloved Siberian Husky is on this list, along with our close cousins, the Malamute.
Do these bite rate numbers really mean these dogs are dangerous?
In my opinion, no.
I'm not saying that these numbers are all lies, and all of these breeds are pawfect.
There are no pawfect breeds. There are also no pawfect people either.
Simple. Scroll back up through all of these dog breeds.
Think of yourself as not being the animal lovers that you are.
If you were to pick any dog breeds in the world that looked the "scariest" to a non animal loving person. This list would pretty much sum it up. Right?
We all know our share of dog fights, or guard dog incidents, dogs attacking children etc . . .
but there are SO many people who own these dogs for one reason.
Because they look "scary!" And if your a human, and you want a dog to look scary, then chances are, you will raise this dog to "be scary."
Face it, your not going to go out and adopt a Golden Retriever, if your trying to raise a guard dog, or a dog that scares people. So these breeds tend to get picked on more than others.
What do you think?
Breed discrimination? Or do you think these dogs deserve to be on the dangerous list?
Final Fact of the day :
Some, if not most of these breeds do need special attention.
For instance, Siberian Huskies need tons of exercise and mental stimulation, otherwise they become destructive. Some breeds need different things, and are not for first time owners. Please take the time to research a breed before you adopt.
Thanks for stopping by everyone.
This post was part of our Pet Parade blog hop.
Hosted by Rascal and Rocco.
Co hosted by Bionic Basil, Barking from the Bayou, Jan's Funny Farm, and me from
Love is being owned by a husky!
See you tomorrow for Siberian Saturday.
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