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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-11-2010, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
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Police Force Train Dogs to Headbutt?

Can they really be serious? I hope it's a hoax but this article looks legit. Wow. And since when is a Mal stronger or more agile than a GSD? Check out the link for the whole article.

Police Force Train Dogs to Headbutt | K9 Magazine

"Police Force Train Dogs to Headbutt

You really couldn’t make it up… a Welsh police force is training its dogs to headbutt criminals rather than bite them, because politically correct – ‘PC’ – bosses are afraid that allowing the dogs to bite criminals will infringe their human rights! . . ."

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Good grief, this "PC" "BS", has gone waaaaaay to far with no signs of slowing. Interesting that it coincides with hardly any personal responsibility remaining in our cultures.
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Not 100% but my huhsband was speaking to a cop about were to go to train for ScHc. And it came around about Malinos (sp?) He said they are swithcing to him because they are more heat tolernt. And because there desrret dogs they can work a lot longer in the oklahoma heat. But I have no idea hw true that is. Its notthat stronger/faster but maybe its because there not so hot natured?

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It would not surprise me. They already put booties on their dogs when searching a mosque for bombs so as not to offend. Whatever. I will check with my friends over there
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The people who came up with this are clearly idiots, imo.

I'm actually more worried about the dogs. Structurally speaking, a dog's neck is far stronger than a human's but that's in up-down, left-right movements. In compression, I doubt a dog's neck and upper spinal column is any stronger than a human's and I think they are going to start seeing dogs getting injured.

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The idea of head butting is crazy, what is this world coming to.
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And since when is a Mal stronger or more agile than a GSD?
I agree that a Malinois is more agile, but stronger? I think it depends on the individual dog. A Malinois definitely has more speed and maneuverability over a gsd in my opinion.

As a whole I would venture to say that since the GSD is bigger boned with a bigger head, they would be stronger, I assume stronger is referring to bite. Again, it depends on the dog.

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My old dog is malinois and GSD always looked more malinois to me but a little heavier boned than the pure breds. He was extremely easy to train but would get depressed like I hurt his feelings if I corrected him to hard. Before I got my GSD pup I was looking for mals and I nearly adopted an 11month old purebred female. She was simply too much for my wife and kids and I had to take her back to her owner. Extremely high drive but she also wasn't really well socialized and a dog like that can be scary without the right socialization at a young age.

I don't know if mals are stronger than GSD's but I would agree that they are more agile and quicker to react.

I am no expert though so would be interesting to read someones thoughts who knows more.
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If they do that, we wouldn't have any more fun videos like this:

K9 Takedown

(Note the gun that goes flying, up in the upper left corner of the screen.)

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