Caution: dog! Are dogs as dangerous as they think of them?
Some of us cannot imagine life without a dog, while others are panicky afraid to even live in the same house with a “terrible and terrible, unpredictable” animal. At the same time, “potentially dangerous dog breeds” are often mentioned.
Are “potentially dangerous breeds” of dogs so dangerous?
A list of potentially dangerous dog breeds exists and is approved by the Ministry of Agriculture (Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus on December 21, 2001 No. 40). However, it is worth taking a closer look at it, and many questions immediately arise.
For example, on what basis were breeds chosen? Why is there a German shepherd, but no Belgian shepherd? Why did they include the American Staffordshire Terrier and the Bull Terrier - breeds in which aggression towards a person is considered the most cruel marriage - and did not include the American Bulldog - a good guard and bodyguard?
However, there are other oddities. Not surprisingly, ordinary citizens search the Internet for non-existent dogs. Lawmakers not only found them, but also labeled “especially dangerous”.
Who is a Greek Shepherd? Greek - is (though it is unknown whether anyone saw it in Belarus), but Greek does not exist.
Is Cape Corso apparently a pseudonym for Cane Corso?
By Doberman Vladeka Roshiny, perhaps they meant the pet of the Romanian aristocrat Vlad Tepes, better known as Count Dracula?
In the photo: Probably, this is how the Doberman Vladeka Roshiny should look
Has at least one person seen the Daufman Sheepdog in reality?
Is superdog a mutated superman who escaped from Frankenstein's lab?
Is the cross between Maykong and Yoda a four-legged friend?
It is strange that the Three-headed Cerberus, Anubis and the Hound of the Baskervilles were not included in the list. Without these mythical creatures, he seems not quite complete.
The list of potentially dangerous breeds clearly lacks the Hound of the Baskervilles. There are some teeth!
And any dog can bite, regardless of breed. In the end, everyone has teeth. Whether she will do this is another question, and the answer to it depends more on the owner and the people around than on the dog itself. It's not for nothing that the song is sung: “A dog is a bite only from a dog’s life.”
My own experience, the experience of many clients and just acquaintances proves: a dog can live safely and comfortably in a family, including with children. You just need to choose the four-legged friend correctly, educate him correctly and teach children the basics of interacting with the pet.
Paradoxically, small dogs bite people much more often than large ones. And there is an explanation for this.
In the photo: Small dogs are more likely to use their teeth than their large relatives
Firstly, tiny creatures feel more vulnerable - because they are surrounded by Gullivers, who cost nothing to cripple the baby! And therefore, if the Newfoundland suffers a squeeze on the part of a five-year-old child, not seeing this as a threat to himself, then the chihuahua will simply be afraid for his life - and completely justified.
Secondly, miniature dogs often do not warn that they are going to bite, and this can happen unexpectedly. Not because they are insidious by nature, but because through sad experience they were convinced that all warnings are meaningless. And if people are likely to listen to the growl, for example, of a German Shepherd, the growl of the Yorkshire Terrier more often causes emotion: “Ah, he tries to seem big and brave! Ooty ways! ”
So, strangely enough, communication with large dogs is often much safer than with small ones.