The year 2018 is the Year of Dog. A dog is characteristically described on one hand as being friendly and reliable, but on the other hand it can clamp its teeth and hold, too. Most people can therefore acquire peaceful breeds that are suited for family life. But how is it with fighting breeds?
The term "fighting breed" does not exist
From the point of view of cynology, such a concept does not even exist. Dogs are categorised in accordance with the International Canine Federation (FCI) to the following groups:
I. Sheepdogs and shepherd dogs, II. Pinscher and schnauzer, molossoid, III. - Terriers, IV. - Dachshunds, V. - German Spitz and primitive types VI. - Scenthounds, Leash hounds and related breeds, VII. - Pointers, VIII. - Retrievers, Flushing dogs, Water dogs, IX. - Companion and toy breeds, X. Greyhounds and breeds not yet recognised FCI
There is a large number of ´fighting dogs' as people call them, whether it be a luxurious Pit Bull Terrier, Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler or Stafford Terrier. The main role of these breeds is definitely not to be a luxurious domestic pet. They primarily require quality and consistent, professionally-managed training. Eventually, the use of such dogs is varied, but especially centred around work. The dog then becomes suitable for hunting, pasture, defence or life-saving purposes. Each of these dogs under certain conditions may become dangerous, but mainly it depends on the attitude of the owner. Lack of socialisation and poor training may transform such a fighting breed into a dangerous animal. Therefore, fighting dog breeds are suitable only for a narrow group of people. The training starts from early puppy age and is very demanding!
The most famous "fighting dog"
This is definitely a Pit Bull Terrier, which at first glance appears to be quite peaceful, but thanks to its luxuriously high intelligence is extremely difficult to train. Originally Pit Bulls were bred for gathering of cattle, horses and to manage bears. The main characteristic is its fearlessness and love of a clash with an adversary. If properly trained, becomes a good guard dog.
The most aggressive breed
Curiously enough, the most aggressive dog breed is the seemingly luxurious dachshund, which according to statistics is one of the most popular types of dogs. He is number one as far as barking and growling goes, but above all - biting. This is because he attacks every fifth person, including his own master.
Prohibition of certain breeds
Currently, some breeds are regarded as being very dangerous and in some states they are even banned or may be bred only under certain restrictions.