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Posted: 7/23/2013 8:45:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/23/2013 9:44:27 AM EST by M4A1Carbine]
1. Daschund
2. Chihuahua
3. Jack Russells

"The Dachshund. Yes – the wiener dog. The study found that “one in five dachshunds have bitten or tried to bite strangers, and a similar number have attacked other dogs; one in 12 have snapped at their owners.”

Pit Bulls and Rottweilers scored average or below average in the aggression study. Breeds that scored on the low end are Basset Hounds, Golden Retrievers, Labradors, Siberian Huskies and Greyhounds.

The researchers say that the bite statistics that have been released in recent years are skewed because most dog bites are not reported. Big dog bites are more likely to require medical attention, but this does not mean that those breeds are doing the majority of the biting."

http://www.dogguide.net/blog/2008/07/the-3-most-aggressive-dog-breeds-revealed-pit-bulls-rottweilers-youll-be-surprised/

Greyhounds and German Shepherds are two of my favorite breeds.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 9:12:40 AM EST
I've heard that the concern is not the aggressive breads, but what aggressive breads can cause the worst physical damage when they do attack. Dogs like Pitbulls, German Shepherds, etc.

I have a German Shepherd myself, and she is one awesome (but a little dumb) dog.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 9:19:17 AM EST
What are you getting at, OP?
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 9:40:21 AM EST
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Link Posted: 7/23/2013 9:41:06 AM EST
Not surprising. The smaller the dog the bigger they think they are.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 9:57:52 AM EST
That's funny...

Just this week my wife came home from work (vet) with a gnarly looking chewed up finger from a Dachshund!!!

She's always telling me it's the smaller breeds that bite the most. Regardless, it's the big dogs I fear!
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Link Posted: 7/23/2013 10:55:39 AM EST
My in-laws have a dachshund and a 60-ish pound yellow lab. The dachshund has to be muzzled at the vet.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 11:19:15 AM EST
we have a 3 year old dachshund and he will take on any thing bigger than him he don't bite me mutch but my girl friend just about has to handle him with welding gloves
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 11:51:27 AM EST
Chihuahua's are damn terror's.

With a big dog you have a good chance of hitting it if you shoot it.

Those damn Chihuahua's you need bird shot and really lead the target to get them. Heaven help you if they get in close.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 12:06:18 PM EST
I have a Chihuahua and a bullmastiff. The Chihuahua is way meaner than the Bullmastiff. If I could put the Chihuahuas fire in the Bullmastiff, there would be no dog, hell there probably wouldnt be a bear in the world that could take him. Mine is especially cranky when he is trying to sleep. He doesnt bite people unless you really provoke him, but he'll growl and isnt afraid to play rough. Now when it comes to the bullmastiff, he wont hesitate to jump of and grab hold of a jowl if he even thinks he's up to something, especially near his food dish. Paco is my early warning and Boris is my security system.

As far as daschunds go
The standard size dachshund was bred to scent, chase, and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals,
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I guess you gotta be some sorta badass to go into a badgers house and.....BADGER them.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 12:13:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By M4A1Carbine:
1. Daschund
2. Chihuahua
3. Jack Russells

"The Dachshund. Yes – the wiener dog. The study found that “one in five dachshunds have bitten or tried to bite strangers, and a similar number have attacked other dogs; one in 12 have snapped at their owners.”

Pit Bulls and Rottweilers scored average or below average in the aggression study. Breeds that scored on the low end are Basset Hounds, Golden Retrievers, Labradors, Siberian Huskies and Greyhounds.

The researchers say that the bite statistics that have been released in recent years are skewed because most dog bites are not reported. Big dog bites are more likely to require medical attention, but this does not mean that those breeds are doing the majority of the biting."

http://www.dogguide.net/blog/2008/07/the-3-most-aggressive-dog-breeds-revealed-pit-bulls-rottweilers-youll-be-surprised/

Greyhounds and German Shepherds are two of my favorite breeds.
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Good article. Got 2 full GSDs myself. Fantastic dogs, who've both spent a little time at Greater Atlanta Schutzhund while they were younger. They didn't quite have the drive it takes to compete at all though. Extremely well trained though, nothing bad at all to say about GSDs, you just have to work that drive they have with a good game of "ball" a couple times a day and be stern in your training. I also am a huge fan of the SportDog eCollars myself too. Its made my 2 able to be off-leash and under just voice control (of course in the right place with the eCollar) in public.

I'd recommend the breed without a doubt though!
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 12:24:42 PM EST
My Min Pin thinks she's a Doberman....
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 12:31:30 PM EST
Wasn't there a case where a "pack" of Chihuahuas jumped a cop and forced his retreat? I think he was even dumb enough to report it.Yep.

FREMONT, Calif. — A pack of angry Chihuahuas attacked a police officer who was escorting a teenager home after a traffic stop, authorities said.

The officer suffered minor injuries, including bites to his ankle, police Detective Bill Veteran said.

The five Chihuahuas escaped the 17-year-old boy’s home and rushed the officer as he stood in the doorway Thursday, authorities said. The teenager had been detained after the traffic incident.

The officer was treated at a hospital and returned to work less than two hours later.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 1:44:12 PM EST
The only dog that ever came into my yard and tried to chew its way through my chain link fence to get at my dogs in the backyard was a pitbull. I stood there on my deck in disbelief and was about to go inside to get my pistol when the owner drove by and the frantic women ran down into the yard to get her dog. I asked her if that was normal behavior for that dog and she said "yes" her pit doesn't like other dogs and she was very sorry. I can't imagine would have happened if some little kid had been playing out in the yard with their pup. I call bullshit on the study, why not make a list on the number of people killed by each breed and which breed has killed the most people? I'm betting pitbulls top that list.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 3:00:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 03rangerxlt:
I've heard that the concern is not the aggressive breads, but what aggressive breads can cause the worst physical damage when they do attack. Dogs like Pitbulls, German Shepherds, etc.
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This....and....

More traffic accidents are caused by by Kias and Hyundais but when a Freightliner loaded with 54,000 pounds of freight is involved in an accident odds are somebody is going to the hospital or worse yet the morgue.

That's just the way it is no matter how you feel about pits, GSD's ETC or 18 wheelers carrying freight.

td
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 3:03:25 PM EST
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I have a Pit/Jack Russell mix. His energy and strength are through the roof, but he has never snapped at anyone or other dogs. Pits and Rots are extremely strong and look intimidating which is why they get such a bad rap. Its all in how you train, and treat them.

Link Posted: 7/23/2013 3:10:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DoMdrty:
I have a Pit/Jack Russell mix. His energy and strength are through the roof, but he has never snapped at anyone or other dogs. Pits and Rots are extremely strong and look intimidating which is why they get such a bad rap. Its all in how you train, and treat them.

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I think there's moar to it than just the Integral f(x) by separation of parts:

2011 fatal dog attacks by breed

Link Posted: 7/23/2013 3:18:52 PM EST
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I think there's moar to it than just the Integral f(x) by separation of parts:

2011 fatal dog attacks by breed

http://www.dogsbite.org/img/2011-fatality-chart.gif
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Originally Posted By DaveS:
Originally Posted By DoMdrty:
I have a Pit/Jack Russell mix. His energy and strength are through the roof, but he has never snapped at anyone or other dogs. Pits and Rots are extremely strong and look intimidating which is why they get such a bad rap. Its all in how you train, and treat them.



I think there's moar to it than just the Integral f(x) by separation of parts:

2011 fatal dog attacks by breed

http://www.dogsbite.org/img/2011-fatality-chart.gif


I've seen similar charts showing that mass shooters prefer using semi automatics and AR15s and that they're more 'dangerous'.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 4:13:30 PM EST
More people are bit by sunfish than sharks.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 5:09:52 PM EST
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More people are bit by sunfish than sharks.
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RFA. Don't bogart that joint my friend, pass it over to me.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 5:24:19 PM EST
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I've seen similar charts showing that mass shooters prefer using semi automatics and AR15s and that they're more 'dangerous'.
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Originally Posted By M4A1Carbine:
Originally Posted By DaveS:
Originally Posted By DoMdrty:
I have a Pit/Jack Russell mix. His energy and strength are through the roof, but he has never snapped at anyone or other dogs. Pits and Rots are extremely strong and look intimidating which is why they get such a bad rap. Its all in how you train, and treat them.



I think there's moar to it than just the Integral f(x) by separation of parts:

2011 fatal dog attacks by breed

http://www.dogsbite.org/img/2011-fatality-chart.gif


I've seen similar charts showing that mass shooters prefer using semi automatics and AR15s and that they're more 'dangerous'.


This guy is disappoint:
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Originally Posted By robpiat:
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I don't know about sunfish but I can tell you that the shark attacks I've seen were either mistaken identity or the shark was provoked. They're awesome creatures and you should consider yourself lucky if you ever see one in nature.

Link Posted: 7/24/2013 1:53:21 AM EST
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Originally Posted By M4A1Carbine:


I don't know about sunfish but I can tell you that the shark attacks I've seen were either mistaken identity or the shark was provoked. They're awesome creatures and you should consider yourself lucky if you ever see one in nature.

http://w1tp.com/t_shrks.jpg
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Originally Posted By M4A1Carbine:
Originally Posted By robpiat:
More people are bit by sunfish than sharks.


I don't know about sunfish but I can tell you that the shark attacks I've seen were either mistaken identity or the shark was provoked. They're awesome creatures and you should consider yourself lucky if you ever see one in nature.

http://w1tp.com/t_shrks.jpg

I would consider myself unlucky coming in contact with a shark because they could mistake me for food and bite a chunk out of me. And since I'm not a diver it would probably mean the boat I was on sank.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:43:15 AM EST
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I would consider myself unlucky coming in contact with a shark because they could mistake me for food and bite a chunk out of me. And since I'm not a diver it would probably mean the boat I was on sank.
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Originally Posted By ledslngr:
Originally Posted By M4A1Carbine:
Originally Posted By robpiat:
More people are bit by sunfish than sharks.


I don't know about sunfish but I can tell you that the shark attacks I've seen were either mistaken identity or the shark was provoked. They're awesome creatures and you should consider yourself lucky if you ever see one in nature.

http://w1tp.com/t_shrks.jpg

I would consider myself unlucky coming in contact with a shark because they could mistake me for food and bite a chunk out of me. And since I'm not a diver it would probably mean the boat I was on sank.


Most of my shark contact has steel leader and braided fishing line in between us. :) On good days it involves a fork. :)

Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:55:28 AM EST
When I was a kid, we had a toy poodle. He was very territorial. He kept everything out of our yard. Once I saw a German Shepherd coming into the yard, so I let the poodle out and sic'd him on the GSD. That poodle looked like a white lighning bolt flying across the yard. The shepherd looked at him like "Wha..?", and turned to head back from whence he came.... but not fast enough. The poodle never slowed down and he grabbed the shepherd by his dingleberries. The GSD started moving then, and the event ended by my seeing the GSD dragging my poodle across the far end of the yard, down into a ditch, and as they came up th eother end of the ditch, my poodle lost his grip, did a flip and never slowed down, just kept on chasing. I stopped laughing enough to call him back, and reward him with a doggy biscuit.

I never saw that shepherd again.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:13:36 PM EST
Just my 2 cents, but the two Chihuahuas we own are far more aggressive than the Rottweiler, Basset hound, or Lab Mix we own. In fact they are more aggressive than any other dog we have owned or fostered, which include rescued rottweilers, pit bulls, labs, retrievers, and just about any mix of large bred dog you can imagine. In my opinion it has more to do with personality and training of the dog. Our little dogs know they are little and because and act aggressive when they know that the big dogs are behind them, in fact when they look back and see that the Rotti has lost interest they decide that whatever they were barking at is not worth barking at. They are small and they know it, and we didn't work as hard to make sure they were trained properly and because of it they think they can get away with thinking they are larger than they are and this is our fault. Every time we own or foster a dog now we make sure to train them in how to act with people, it doesn't matter the bred.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 2:36:06 PM EST
I've got a terrier mix and my roommate has a Dachshund/Chihuahua mix and everyone is afraid of my husky mix.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 2:52:43 PM EST
I had a chihuahua when I was growing up and she lived 18 years. She was very protective of the family, especially from other dogs, but never hurt anybody. She would just bark and act crazy which worked pretty well for the most part. Now, about 15 years later, I have another one. My kids chase her around and they all have a good time. I had the kids first and got her at 6 weeks old. I NEVER tolerated her being anywhere near aggresive with them and she has never even tried to bite them. She did bite my finger ONE time when I was getting on to her but I took care of that quick and decisively. Now if I point my finger at her she pins her ears back and rolls over on her back exposing her stomach. They are great alert dogs too.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 1:38:29 PM EST
We have two Dachunds and they are not that bad. They are very alert though and hear everything. Course, any dog that was bred to go down a hole and dig out a Badger has to have some "attitude".
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