Dangerous Dog Breeds That Get a Bad Rap

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Pit Bull

Pitties are the American Pit Bull Terrier, Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, and Staffordshire Bull Terrier, all of which are derived from English Bulldogs and

were developed for bull-baiting—biting bigger animals like bulls or bears to pin them.

Although the sport was forbidden in the mid-1800s, people turned the dogs against each other and bred them down with terriers to make them faster.

Pit bulls cause most U.S. dog attacks. Most destructive canines are bred for guarding or illicit dogfighting.

Even if it has a rough start, a pit bull may be a devoted, gentle family member with the right owner, training, and socialization.

They were originally called "Nanny Dogs" for their child-loving fidelity.

Chow Chow

The Chow Chow, one of the oldest domestic dog breeds, may act like a lion.

Without a caring, loving owner, the Chow Chow can be aloof, independent, and difficult.

This breed should never live with little children or other dogs without supervision or early socialization.

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