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Dangerous Dogs and Kids

Did you know that a Poodle is three times more likely to bite your child than a Rottweiler ? And that the cute and adorable Pekingese, bites kids twice as often as Doberman Pinchers do? How about Retrievers, these high energy dogs, are almost at the top of the list.

I’m not trying to scare you away from any specific breed of dog, because I love them all and every dog with the proper guidance and understanding can be a great dog. I’m just trying to make you aware that every dog big and small, can and will bite someone often times that someone is a child.

The above breakdowns and statistics are available form the American Academy of Pediatrics, at this link : http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/117/3/e374

If you need free dog behavior advice, leave a comment or email me. My email address can be found on the left sidebar, above the avma.org link.

The Spirit Dog

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2 Responses

  1. To often many people who have never even met a specific breed of dog, are afraid of that dog because of a perceived notion.

  2. I read a great piece a couple of months ago about how even applying a particular stereotype to a specific bred can be wrong because each dog is an individual. That’s why BSL is such bull.

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