Seriously, you people need to read up on genetics.
Your lack of knowledge on this subject is disturbing when you are so rude to people who actually take the time to get into this stuff.
Hmm, I wonder why people don't come to this forum anymore...
I'm going to go away for a few months again.
THIS is why some of us have an idiotic stereotype view on americans...
And WHO is being rude here?
Your claim is we have a lack of understanding on this subject... now, where are your facts to back up that claim?
I think quite the opposite... we have a very good understanding, it is you who have a lack of understanding, and have bought into the media hysteria perpetuated about certain breeds of dog.
Your claim was that some "dogs" are just aggressive. Yes, that is true, some *INDIVIDUAL* dogs are just aggressive. Sometimes that is due to training and socializing - they either were not properly trained and socialized, or they were specifically trained to be aggressive. Sometimes that is due to genetics - those *INDIVIDUAL* dogs inherited genetic qualities that make them aggressive. Sometimes it is due to health - a sick or injured animals is naturally going to be aggressive as a self-preservation measure.
HOWEVER - there are NO
breeds that are actually, genetically aggressive. NONE.
In EVERY breed that has a "reputation" (and remember, reputation doesn't mean a whole lot - blondes have certain reputations, so do redheads, so do caucasians, hispanics, africans and african americans, europeans, canadians, and everyone else on this planet, doesn't mean those reputations are true!) , there are individuals that *may* be aggressive, and there are many more individuals (that you do not get to hear about, I have yet to see a media outlet report on the sweet, cuddly pit bull that wants nothing more to lick its childrens' faces and cuddle up with its owners in front of the fire for a night of watching "Lassie" reruns) who are NOT aggressive. And for every breed that does not have a reputation for being aggressive, there most certainly ARE aggressive individuals.
If you can't understand this, if you refuse to understand this, it is YOU who have a lack of understanding on the subject. And I have a strong suspicion this is the case, since you are refusing to read any post that is "too long". You simply cannot debate a subject if you refuse to read what is presented.