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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Dangerous Dog Breeds, GSD #3 on the list

This urks me to no end . . how come there isn't any small breeds on the list?

I'm sure if they did a study on how many people of bitten by small dog breeds vs. large dog breeds, they would shocked.

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I'm guessing its the big dog , big bite vs. little dog, little bite thing. I have big dogs and little dogs and you would probably get bitten by my chihauhau before my boxer..


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Probably because they're focusing on the "dangerous" part. And not just number of bites. For an adult, a Chihuahua biting you is probably not as "dangerous" for your health as a Rottie or GSD biting you.

But I get your point. I've been bitten by many, many more small breed dogs than larger breeds (including the "dangerous" breeds).

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Before we got our GSD, we called our insurance agent to see if it was a problem with respect to home-owners insurance. GSDs were not on their list.
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My former step mom had a mini doberman. That thing (I call her a thing on purpose) could do some serious damage that I'd never see my GSD do. I've been bitten by that little &^%$ many times to the point of breaking skin.

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Before we got our GSD, we called our insurance agent to see if it was a problem with respect to home-owners insurance. GSDs were not on their list.
State Farm?

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State Farm?
Good guess, but wrong . Don't actually know what it is but it's not
State Farm. However, I will take you up on that
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I hate reports like this because they come up with a list and don't prove the results. How do they come up with these lists? Was this study statistically sound? There was an article on another thread about fatal dog attacks for the last year and socioeconomic status was a significant variable in those cases.
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I have noticed that the little yappy dogs are a lot more ferocious than the big dogs.

Please bear with my stupid questions. This old dog is learning new tricks. lol.

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I've met more aggressive labs than german shepherds, i'd like to know who decides these things lol.
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