This guy has a ticking bomb on his hands.
The minute a dog with his abilities decides to challenge for the Alpha spot you are screwed.
Once again not the dogs fault, just a poor owner.
But that seems to be the point with the fighting breeds. For every caring skilled responsible owner there are 5 ghetto thugs and country bumpkins
breeding aggression into theirs. And they don't have 1 or 2 well socialized well cared for dogs, they have many and they treat them like crap.
I'm a dog lover, I volunteer at the humane society and have 2 dogs, a boxer and a little terrier. I've only come across a handfull of dogs in my life
that I was afraid of. One was a 90 pound Akita that got loose after a large hoarder seizure I was involved with, one a doberman a friend had and
treated poorly, the rest were the pit types. I've met some sweatheart Pits and Staffies, I know they are out there.
But that isn't the issue as much as the way these breeds came into being, they've been selectively bred for hundreds of years to be killing machines.
You can't ignore the fact that these dogs possess the ability to do much more damage than the average dog. Once that clamp is established poking
their eyes won't even work to get them to release. The only way to decrease the innate aggression is to breed it out of them.
One sad reality with dog rescues is that overly aggressive dogs need to be put down. I was so against it on my first rescue that I almost quit in
protest. That was 15 years ago, and between fostering dogs, working at the shelter and going on hoarder rescues (we have far too many, one every 2
years) I've come to realize that these dogs can never be placed with a family. They are the canine versions of sociopaths, and while it possible that
a skilled trainer could fix the dog with enough training, there are just too many dogs and not enough trainers. We are talking about a major effort
here, not just a few dog obedience classes.
Once a fighting breed, or any dog for that matter, shows aggression over anything you have a problem. You should be able to reach down and take their
dish away while they are eating. Same with toys and beds, if they snap or growl at all you have a problem.
So what do we do with dogs that are naturally aggressive when the shelters are already at capacity with adoptable dogs? There just aren't enough
rescue groups to take the dogs.
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