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should they be banned as a species due to their supposedly dangerous temperament?

over a year ago
What do you think of this?+20 points

No I don't think they should be. All puppies are born with a good temperament, it's bad owners and bad experiences that create bad dogs. It's bad owners that need banning from keeping pets.


i agree with Tasha


I think greater restrictions should be placed on owning so-called dangerous breeds. We had a thing locally a few years back where staffy pups were being purchased for dogfights in our local park. Appalling; terrifying and desperately cruel. And of course so easy for anyone who wanted to do this just to buy an animal from gumtree.


Perhaps it should be illegal for aggressive breeds to be in public areas unless wearing a muzzle, with instant dog tranquillizing and confiscation, mandatory 3 month quarantine, and a large fine, for first offenders. I think such a law would stop a lot of irresponsible people from choosing these breeds.

More on muzzles, here: https://mydoggie.co.uk/best-dog-muzzles-for-biting-dogs/#.W-laLJMzZpk


I'd go as far as banning all dogs in some public areas, specially where young children are. I was on bitten by a dog as a child in the park - it was off the lead and I tried to stroke it!


I am afraid I do not agree with some comments. Some dogs do have an inbred aggressive temperament just as some are more placid and gentle. Why would some breeds be aggressive and some not so when they are all owned by a very diverse population? There are some breeds that you never hear a bad thing about. The bad things are always from the same breeds of dogs.


Personally, I don't think that they should be banned at all. When people say that bulldogs (or other breeds of dog) should be banned due to their 'dangerous temperment', too a degree, I can see where they are coming from with regards to not wanting dangerous animals in situations where they could potentially cause harm. However, they're going about it all wrong. The way I think it should be dealt with is by having a crackdown on breeder's / owner's that make dogs going from harmless to potentially harmfull (dogfighting ect.) and ban harmfull breeder's / owners. It's sort of like the saying; leave a gun on a porch for a day, it shoots nobody. Give a gun to someone (with the wrong intentions) and it shoots.


No...they get dangerous if they teach them to be dangerous.


I've had two dogs, a pitbull and a golden retriever. I treated them the same.

Guess which one was friendlier around people?


Dogs have been man's companion for centuries - and dogs have been bred according to the jobs they fulfil. Though I do not believe a dog would be a complete nightmare on their own, as I do truly believe a bad owner will have a beast that cannot be handled, if a specific breed has had it ingrained in them to be aggressive and attack as its first point of call, then it will do as it is predisposed to do. I have been around some gorgeous bulldogs with no problems, but without proper care and proper training, I can imagine the terror and harm they could leave in their wake

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