Are certain dog breeds more aggressive?

Asked By: Aurelio Treutel
Date created: Thu, Mar 18, 2021 3:52 PM
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The results found Chihuahuas and Dachshunds were the most aggressive toward both humans and other dogs.

Those breeds, however, are smaller and usually inflict less-severe injuries.

Pit bulls, the researchers found, were not significantly more aggressive than other breeds toward strangers and their owners.

Answered By: Mohammad Renner
Date created: Fri, Mar 19, 2021 5:55 PM
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Some medical conditions can cause dogs to become aggressive.

If a dog that has never shown any sign of aggression suddenly begins growling, snapping, or biting, it may be caused by a disease or illness.

Pain is an especially common cause of aggression in dogs.

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Some medical conditions can cause dogs to become aggressive.

If a dog that has never shown any sign of aggression suddenly begins growling, snapping, or biting, it may be caused by a disease or illness.

Brain diseases or tumors, thyroid disease, and rabies are a few illnesses that may provoke the onset of aggression.

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The signs of a dominant and aggressive dog include staring; excessive low-range barking; snarling; growling and snapping; standing tall; holding ears erect; and/or carrying tail high and moving it stiffly from side to side.

However, beware, often a dominant aggressive dog will give no sign before biting.

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The safest and most effective way to treat an aggression problem is to implement behavior modification under the guidance of a qualified professional. Modifying a dog's behavior involves rewarding her for good behaviorβ€”so you'll likely be more successful if your dog enjoys praise, treats and toys.
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Inter-dog aggression occurs when a dog is overly aggressive towards dogs in the same household or unfamiliar dogs.

This behavior is often considered normal, but some dogs can become excessively aggressive due to learning and genetic factors.

Inter-dog aggression occurs much more frequently in non-neutered male dogs.

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Instead, the best way to train away aggressive behavior is to reward good behavior. Sometimes your dog may need a little reminder that you are in charge, but ultimately he will respond best to reconditioning through reward-based training. Much like children, dogs need to be conditioned to not act out.
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Bulldogs are not aggressive by nature, but like any dog, they can become aggressive when provoked… If a Bulldog has been improperly socialized, it is much more likely that he will bite as an adult. Although Bulldogs are completely gentle and calm with their owners, they tend to be wary of strangers and strange dogs.
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