Something I've been pondering...
We all know dog aggression is to be expected in this breed, whether it is shown in certain circumstances or not...it's just a given. My question is this...for those who breed their dogs or place rescue dogs, where do you draw the line? What level of dog aggression is acceptable and what level makes a dog unadoptable/unsafe? A dog who will only fight same sex dogs? A dog who fires up at the sight of any other dog? A dog who doesn't start fights, but is very reactive if provoked?
(Of course I'm not saying "unsafe" referring to people, but rather to whether or not that dog could thrive in a normal household and/or neighborhood (that would invariably include other dogs, cats, etc.), of course assuming he has responsible owners.)
Unfortunately that is where I'd have to draw the line unless the adopter was a trainer or had TONS of experience with the breed and was prepared to do the work it took. I'd love to say all of them can be adopted, but in all reality there aren't enough good handlers to take themMaryellen wrote:i am talking about the uncontrollable, blinded must eat that dog and i dont care if my owner shoots me i will get that dog and not listen and get that dog and get that dog type of dog.. the ones that no matter what you do or say or physically do they wont settle down.. its hard enough finding dog savvy people , try finding one that can contain an idiot dog that has off the wall dog aggression.. its too risky, and alot of the game people dont want a dog like that cause they are already speutered, and no way would a rescue adopt one to them.. i have to look at the adoptability to the JQ public ... drivey is one thing, but off the wall smashing thru windows because a dog is walking across the street is unadoptable in my eyes
pittie_1 wrote:my female rescue, I dont trust her for nothing. she has the real sneaky look. When she sees my daughter she curls one side of her lip up. I cant place her. She has been with me for two yrs now. When It seemed like adoption was now out, I thought she would just stay at my home. But she is becoming more aggressive towards the other dogs, and still my daughter who has never done anything out of the way to her. my daughter is 17. my sons retriever who I have been watching while he is in the navy , he sees mya coming and he closes his eyes and turns his head. she walks by and give him a bite on the face and smacks him with her paw. she's awful. she used to be cute as can be. but to see her now....she looks at you and turns her head real slow so she can see out the side...... its like having the exorcist in the house!!
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