Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

Punish the Deed not the Breed

It's been going around the net a lot, and I can't say I agree. Right now it's about pit bulls, but it also applies to German shepherds, Rottweilers and other breeds which are trained to kill.

There are not a lot of children killed by chihuahuas, or any of the smaller breeds of dogs. They just don't grow large enough to do that kind of damage. No amount of training can bulk them up enough.

I suppose a greyhound would be big enough to pose a threat, but they are built for speed.

I've never seen a Labrador trained to kill, they have the mass but not the musculature. I have seen huskies and malamutes trained as guard dogs, and they can become very dangerous.

Training has a lot to do with it, but some breeds have the build and temperament to be more aggressive and dangerous. It's called evolution.

  • Renn FAIL

    The Renn Faire was from 10 am to 10 pm today, so I figured I could sleep in and get there around 11, but the water was turned off in the neighborhood…

  • To-do list and then some

    Another night with fewer trips to the loo. Spook did not stay on the bed very long. Easy to see why - when the lights came on my blanket was 3/4 off…

  • Watched some Tivo, made an impression again at the dentist's

    Apple and PNB breakfast after a better than average sleep with Spook on the bed until I got in the shower. She's still a bit out of it from the…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 1 comment