No Bad Dog Breed, PHI1103

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i dont believe that there are any bad breed of dog.

Katherine Roth

 

Dr. Cohen

 

phi1103

 

essay

 

Everyone has heard of the steriotype where certain breed of dogs such as german shepard, rotweiler, and most importantly the pitbull are deemed as “bad dogs.” Well, I believe this to be an uneducated and illogical way of thinking. I do not believe any one breed of dog is bad any more than one race of human is bad. There's no scientific evidence to prove that one breed in particular is just a bad breed.

Scientists who've done studies on dog behavior have found that certain behaviorial traits that  we see from “bad dogs” such as aggressiveness and biting are the trademarks we see in ALL dog breeds. So it isnt logical to say that one breed of dog is bad just because one dog from that breed attacked another dog, cat or human. The theory of nature vs nurture comes to mind.

Nature, the genetic predisposition of the animal and  nurture, the environment in which the animal was raised both play I big role in how the dog behaves. I do not believe a dog to just be born bad. I believe that once it is born, its up to the environment to decide what happens with the dog.

If a dog is raised by a human to be a fighter and attack other animals then of course the dog will act aggressively towards other animals and humans. Fighting is what it was raised to do and thats all it knows. Whereas if you have another dog that was raised in a loving family environment and treated with respect, then of course the dog will wind up differently.

All in all, I feel that opinions about certain breeds of dogs should change. Theres been laws made torestrict ownership of these dogs and I dont feel theres any grounds behind it. I feel that opinions and laws about these dogs should change with good reason.

 


Submitted: April 09, 2012

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