Aggressive Dog Breeds You Think Are Cute

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Chihuahuas

Picture a dangerous, aggressive dog. You may be surprised to learn that your mental image isn’t the reality. Pet care providers such as trainers, boarders, and groomers interact with dozens of breeds every day, and the most common problem breeds might be the ones you would least suspect.  

Chihuahuas

Yes, these small, cute dogs are one of the biggest problems breeds according to people who work with boarding dogs Denver. Despite their size, their temperament and sharp teeth lead to a surprising number of injuries to care staff and other dogs.

Dalmations

The fun and heartwarming movie 101 Dalmations popularized the breed with its release in 1992 despite veterinarians’ insistence that they don’t typically make good family dogs. These spotted hounds were originally bred as hunting and guard dogs, and these instincts still influence their temperament.   

Huskys

Huskys were bred to pull sleds in cold, snowy climates. They work in teams, so you’d think they would be great with other dogs. Often, however, they don’t do well around unfamiliar dogs, especially ones that crowd and overstimulate them. If their senses are overwhelmed or if they feel cramped, they have a tendency to lash out.

Dachshuneds

Dachshunds are another small but fierce breed. These squat, long-bodied dogs were bred to be brazen enough to drive badgers from their holes, so if one doesn’t like you, its bite is sure to let you know. 

Chow Chows

Don’t let the look of this big ball of fluff fool you; these dogs were bred in ancient China to have the look and spirit of a lion! They were the guard dogs of the imperial family, therefore they are fiercely defensive and territorial. 

The breed isn’t everything when it comes to dogs. A good owner, diligent training, and a hospitable environment goes a long way to preventing problem behaviors. But there are always times where nature triumphs over nurture, so always do your research before choosing a dog breed or having your dog boarded.