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"Aggressive Dogs"

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"Aggressive Dogs"
German Shepherds
GERMAN SHEPHERD:
The German Shepherd is a relatively new breed of dog, with their origin dating to 1899. As part of the herding group, German Shepherds are working dogs developed originally for herding sheep. Because of their strength, intelligence, trainability and obedience, German Shepherds around the world are often the preferred breed for many types of work, assistance, search-and-rescue, police and military.
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German Shepherds are large-sized dogs. They have a domed forehead, a long square-cut muzzle and a black nose. The eyes are medium-sized and brown. The ears are large and stand up, open at the front and parallel. They have a long neck, which is raised when excited and lowered when moving at a fast pace. Their tail is bushy.German Shepherds have a double coat. The outer coat sheds all year round, is close and dense with a thick undercoat.
JAWS:
The jaws are strong, with a scissor-like bite.
WEIGTH/SIZE:
24–26 inches for males and 22–24 inches for females. Their weight is 66–88 pounds for males and 49–71pounds for females.
LIFESPAN:
9-13 years
Rottweilers
ROTTWEILER:
The Rottweiler is a breed of a domestic dog. The dogs were known as "Rottweil butchers' dogs" because they were used to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat and other products to market. Rottweilers are well devoted, good-natured, Alert, steady, self-assured, obedient, calm, confident, courageous, fearless. Rottweilers are now used as search and rescue dogs, as guide dogs for the blind, as guard dogs or police dogs.
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Medium to large size dogs.
JAWS:
Have a scissor-like bite similar to a German Shepherd.
WEIGHT/SIZE:
Males are 110 - 130 pounds, Females are 77 - 106 pounds.
LIFESPAN:
8 - 10 years
Pit Bulls
PIT BULLS:
dog breeds considered of the pit bull type include the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, and American Pit Bull Terrier. Many of these breeds were originally developed as fighting dogs from cross breeding bull-baiting dogs. After the use of dogs in blood sports was banned, such dogs were used as catch dogs in America for semi-wild cattle and hogs, to hunt and drive livestock, and as family companions, although some owners still bred and used them for illegal dog fighting. Pit bulls successfully fill the role of companion dogs, police dogs, and therapy dogs. Pit bulls are friendly towards people, family, friends, and strangers. Known for its character, strong nerve, and intelligence, the breed makes an ideal companion for households with children, while remaining strong and vigilant enough to protect its loved ones if need be. It's never necessary to put these dogs on guard or attack training. This breed is naturally attuned to their environment and they are intuitive about real threats.
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physical characteristics such as a square shaped head or bulky body type. Pit bulls have wide skulls, well-developed muscles, and strong jaws.
JAWS:
A myth is that pit bulls have "locking jaws". There is no physiological "locking mechanism" in the jaw muscle and bone structure of pit bulls or other dogs. Pit bull-type dogs, like other terriers, can exhibit a bite, hold, and shake behavior and at times refuse to release.
WEIGTH/SIZE: Pit bulls
are not a recognized breed of dog, there is no size standard for them. "Pit bull" is a generic name commonly given to a dog with a certain look, and they come in a variety of sizes. The American pit bull is not recognized by the AKC but is recognized by 12 other breed clubs. Their size varies greatly from 14 to 24 inches and 22 to 78 pounds. The actual size of the dog does not matter as much as the dog's proportions of weight to height. The American bully is a short, stocky dog with a large head and wide chest. This pit bull-type breed reaches a height of 18 to 21 inches in males, 17 to 20 inches in females and a weight of 70 to 120 pounds.
LIFESPAN:
12-14 years
Boxer's
BOXER:
Boxers are descended from hunting dogs, and as early as WWI boxers were used as attack and guard dogs. Boxers are known for their strong jaws and powerful bites, and they're a protective breed of dog, which is good for families wanting a sense of security. However, boxers have earned a reputation as being headstrong. These dogs are hypoallergenic with a short and smooth coat. They have a temperament of playful, loyal, energetic, friendly, and intelligent
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They are medium sized dogs and have different coat types, all white, brown with or without white markings, all brindle or with white markings.
JAWS:
Have strong and powerful bites.
WEIGHT/SIZE:
Male Boxers weigh from 66 - 70 pounds and their average height is 22 -25 inches. A female Boxer weighs from 55 - 60 pounds with an average height of 21.5 - 24 inches
LIFESPAN:
9 -10 years
Great Dane's
GREAT DANE:
The Great Dane is one of the world's tallest dog breeds. The world record holder for tallest dog was a Great Dane named Zeus, died September 2014 at age 5, who measured 44 inches from paw to shoulder. Their large size belies their friendly nature, as Great Danes are known for seeking affection from their owners. It is one of the giant working breeds, moving with a long reach and powerful drive.
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The Great Dane is a short haired breed with a strong galloping figure. The Great Dane's appearance shows off dignity, strength and elegance with great size and a powerful, muscled body. They are one of the largest dogs.
JAWS:
People think pit bulls are strong! think again a Great Dane bite force is around 775 pounds, compare that to a Pit Bulls 225 pound bite force.
WEIGHT/SIZE:
Males can weigh up to a minimum of 120 pounds. Females weigh a minimum of 100 pounds. Males get up to a minimum 30 inches in height from paw to shoulder and females get up to a minimum 28 inches paw to shoulder.
LIFESPAN:
They live up to 8 years.
Huskies
Husky:
Husky's are primarily known as a sled dog. Huskies are athletic and energetic dogs. Because of the breed’s history as a working dog, they are not primarily social. Huskies are a very active, energetic, and resilient breed. Siberian Huskies were bred by the Chukchi of Northeastern Asia to pull heavy loads long distances through difficult conditions. The dogs were imported into Alaska during the Nome Gold Rush and later spread into the United States and Canada. They were initially sent to Alaska and Canada as sled dogs but rapidly acquired the status of family pets and show dogs.
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They have a thickly furred doubled coat designed to protected them from harsh winters, triangular ear that stand up, and their markings are very distinctive.
JAWS:
Have an average bite force of 240 pounds, stronger than a pit bulls.
WEIGHT/SIZE:
Males weigh from 45 - 60 pounds average height of 21 - 23.5 inches. Females weigh from 35 - 50 pounds with an average height of 20 - 22 inches.
LIFESPAN:
They live 12 - 14 years
Doberman Pinscher
DOBERMAN:
The Doberman is descended from many different breeds, including the Great Dane, the Greyhound, the German Shorthaired Pointer, the Rottweiler, and others. Doberman is traditionally a very athletic breed and many excel in agility and obedience trials. The Doberman stands on its toes, not the pads like a normal dog would, and is not usually heavy-footed. Doberman Pinschers are well known as an intelligent, alert, and tenaciously loyal companion and guard dog. Personality varies a great deal between each Doberman, but if taken care of and trained properly they tend to be loving and devoted companions. The Doberman is driven, strong, and sometimes stubborn. Owning one requires commitment and care, but if trained well, they can be wonderful family dogs. Unlike some breeds like the German Shepherd, the Doberman is not always automatically eager to please, but with consistency they can be easy to train and will learn very quickly. As with all dogs, if properly trained, they can be excellent with children. They adapt quickly, though they pay attention to consistency and value attention.
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They have an albino color which is extremely difficult to see, each purebred Doberman has markings on the chest, paws/legs, muzzle, above the eyes, and underneath the tail. They are powerful in the hindquarters and can sometimes be top-heavy because of their deep chest. The ears are cropped and posted, and the tail is docked.
JAWS:
The muzzle is long, and so affords the leverage for an extremely strong bite.
WEIGHT/SIZE
: Males 88 - 99 pounds. Females 71 - 77 pounds. Males 27 - 28 inches, Females 25 - 27 inches
LIFESPAN:
They live 9 - 12 years
Dog Fighting
Dogfighting is a "contest" in which two dogs specifically bred, conditioned, and trained to fight are placed in a small arena enclosed by plywood walls to fight each other for the spectators' entertainment and gambling. The injuries inflicted and sustained by dogs participating in dogfights are frequently severe, even fatal. The American pit bull terrier-type dogs used in the majority of these fights have been specifically bred and trained for fighting and are unrelenting in their attempts to overcome their opponents.
Effects of Dog Fighting
The effects of dogfighting are widespread and go beyond brutality to animals. As in many illegal gambling operations, dogfighting attracts other crimes, notably drugs, money laundering, racketeering and illegal firearms. A sheriff’s officer in Ohio said that 64 out of 65 dogfighting raids he had revealed drugs.
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