It is scientifically
impossible to prove that certain dog breeds are genetically "dangerous."
When countries, states, and cities, impose Breed Specific Legislation, they
base it on that certain dog breeds are dangerous.
Papers done by
the scientific community regarding genetics and "dangerous dog breeds."
Quotes by the scientific
community regarding genetics and "dangerous dog breeds."
- As for
statistics used to support the idea that some breeds are more dangerous,
the numbers are misleading. There's a problem getting records. "Golden
retrievers bite, Labrador retrievers bite, but don't get reported." (Dr.
scientific studies showing significant differences in jaw strength among
breeds does not exist" (Dr. Stur, 2000).
classification of dog breeds with respect to their relative danger to
humans makes no sense, as both, the complex ancedent conditions in which
aggressive behavior occurs, and its ramifying consequences in the
individual dog's ecological and social environment are not considered"
(Dr. Fedderson-Peterson, 2001).
"Currently no valuable scientific method
to evaluate the tolerance to pain is available" (Dr. Stur, 2000).
- "There is
absolutely no evidence for the existence of any kind of "locking
mechanism" unique to the structure of the jaw and/or teeth of the
American Pit Bull Terrier" (Dr. Brisbin).
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TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- A 74-year-old woman was found mauled to death by
her two dogs Thursday