Dogs have been selectively bred for thousands of years, sometimes by inbreeding dogs from the same ancestral lines, sometimes by mixing dogs from different lines. The process continues today, resulting in a widening in appearance without speciation. Breeds are usually categorized by the functional type from which the breed was developed. Dog breeds have become subject to be banned throughout the world for their immensity and aggression. Many little dogs bite as much, if not more frequently than their larger brethren. Because of their smaller size, the bites aren’t serious and rarely require medical attention, which skews the statistics unfairly. Below is a list of top 5 dog breeds that are dangerous than they seem.
Bull Terrier is a breed of dog in the terrier family. The Bull Terrier’s most recognizable feature is its head, described as ‘shark-head-shaped’ (sometimes confused with egg-shaped) when viewed from the front; the top of the skull is almost flat. Bull Terriers are the only dogs that have triangular eyes. The body is full and round, with strong, muscular shoulders. They are either white, red, fawn, black, brindle or a combination of these. Bull Terrier’s history is similar to that of the Pit Bull, used in bloody baiting sports. They were particularly effective in rating games, being tossed into a hole swarming with rodents and dispatching dozens at a time. Today, it is far gentler than in the past, but it maintains some of its gladiator genes. If not properly trained by a dominant owner, the Bull Terrier can become bossy, and acts of aggression against other dogs and animals are part of its character. They are also prone to certain conditions, including deafness and obsessive-compulsive disorders.
Shar-Pei is a breed of dog known for its deep wrinkles and blue-black tongue. Shar Pei has numerous wrinkles, but as they mature, these loosen and spread out as they “grow into their skin.” Once among the rarest dogs on the planet, the pudgy, wrinkly Shar-Pei has been a resident of China for over two thousand years. There is no clear link between them, but it is likely that theShar-Peii and the Chow Chow have a common ancestor.
Although they look cute on motivational posters, the Shar Pei’s loose skin has a gruesome purpose –it allowed the dog to twist and bite during dogfights leaving it capable of retaliating even if an opponent got a good hold in. While their popularity as dog fighters has subsequently waned (due to comparative rarity and the overwhelming dominance of western bull-breeds), the Shar-Pei maintains its guarding instincts and a serious temperament.
Pekingese also known as Lion dog, Peking Lion Dog, Pelchie Dog, or Peke is an ancient breed of toy dog, origination in China. They are called Lion Dogs due to their resemblance to Chinese guardian lions (the Shih Tzu also known as Lion Dog in Chinese). Unlike most of the breeds on this list, the Pekingese has a royal pedigree. Another ancient breed, for many years’ only denizens of the Chinese Imperial Palace, could keep them. They were not imported out of their native country until 1860 when British and French troops invaded during the Second Opium War and took some home. Blunt faced, furry little gremlins, their temperament is somewhat reflective of being the pampered, overindulged pet of royalty. They are not keen on strangers or children and will take on other dogs despite being relatively defenseless themselves
Beagle is a breed of small hound that is similar in appearance to the much larger foxhound. The beagle is a scent hound, developed primarily for hunting hare. With a great sense of smell and superior tacking instinct, the beagle is employed as detection dog for prohibited agricultural imports and foodstuffs in quarantine around the world. The beagle is intelligent but single-minded. It is a popular pet due to its size, good temper, and lack of inherited health problems.
Like a lot of the other dogs on this list, top 5 dog breeds that are dangerous than they seem, its recent working heritage has instilled in it a sometimes unmanageable drive. This excitable, impulsive dog breed, the beagle will be very hard to train and may cause it to act out inappropriately, including biting. If it catches an enticing scent, the beagle will often become completely unresponsive to its master. Given the proper foundation, they are known to make wonderful pets, but they suffer greatly from any indulgence.
Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog and is named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. Chihuahuas come in a wide variety of colors, and two coat lengths. Chihuahua seems to maintain an urge to overplay for its size. Under six pounds at maturity, Chihuahuas are especially unsuitable for homes with children. They are known to bond intensely with their owners to the point of obsession, lashing out viciously at anyone else who approaches, including larger dogs. More than anything, Chihuahuas are a victim of their masters, allowed and even encouraged to enact behaviors which would never be tolerated in a larger dog. Called ‘small dog syndrome,’ this can only be overcome if the owner is willing to demand respect. Chihuahuas suffer a list of health problems, probably due to a certain amount of inbreeding early in their history necessary to achieve their tiny size.
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