Does the Dog Breed Matter?

If you are searching for the perfect family dog, do you pick out a certain breed based on a set of characteristics or do you go to the local pound and adopt a lonely mixed bred dog who needs a home.

Well, depending on the needs and wants of your family, the answer varies. Some argue that choosing a specific breed of a dog is the only way to go, while others insist that owning a particular kind of breed only brings on more health concerns associated with the breed and that you are better off getting a mixed breed.

When it comes to issues like biting with dogs, does the breed make a difference? The answer is that it usually doesn’t. All dogs do have the potential to be dangerous. From Chihuahuas to Rottweilers, all dogs do have the potential to bite and be aggressive. All dog bites have the potential to be very dangerous, and can do extensive damage to people.

There are certain breeds of dogs that are more aggressive by nature, and these you might want to avoid if you have children, or live in a neighborhood with lots of children and other dogs. It is possible to train dogs to not act aggressively, but if it is a concern you should go with either another breed or a mixed breed. If you do choose a breed of dog that is more aggressive, you should be willing to spend a lot of time training the dog properly to deal with aggression and not act impulsively when taunted by other dogs or children.

If you are the victim of a dog bite, it is important that you seek medical attention if you have any concerns about the dog bite becoming infected or if you are unaware of the history of the dog. It is also important to contact the local authorities so that they are aware of the situation with the dog.

No comments: