The most aggressive breed named in a new study

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Anyone who has ever had a small dog snap at his feet will declare that the smallest dogs often tend to start fighting.

Now, a new study finds that small dogs are almost always more aggressive than large dogs.

The Miniature Poodle and Miniature Schnauzer are at the top of the list of the most aggressive dogs in a new study published in Scientific Reports.

Large dogs such as Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and Lapponian Herders have been found to be the most obedient.

Researchers at the University of Helsinki have studied more than 9,000 dogs to analyze aggressive behaviors such as growling, clicking, and biting.

Other factors that have influenced aggression, as well as breeding, include fear, age, peers of other members of the same species, and the owner’s previous dog experience.

Older dogs are more likely to be more aggressive than younger dogs, scientists say this may be due to the pain caused by their health, and male dogs may be more aggressive than females Is high. We also found that the small dogs in the breed were more ready to snap than the large dogs.

“It is important to understand the underlying factors of aggressive behavior. Under what circumstances aggressive behavior occurs and what is the motivation for dogs to do so? In normal family dogs, Aggressive behavior is often not desired, but some dogs with public affairs have the ability to be aggressive. At the same time, aggression can be caused by welfare issues such as chronic pain, “said Helsinki University. Dr. Sara Micola, a doctoral researcher at the hospital, explained.

This study investigated aggression against both dog owners and unfamiliar humans. Dogs were classified as aggressive if they frequently roared or, at least occasionally, attempted to snap or bite into humans in the circumstances described in the study.

Small dogs are likely to be aggressive, but studies have found that their behavior is unlikely to be addressed by their owners because they are not considered a threat.

“Aggressive behavior is a serious and common behavioral problem in pet dogs,” the study states.

“A dog that behaves aggressively can cause public concern by chewing on a person or other pet, with medical or fatal consequences for the victim.”

“The severity of aggressive behavior can range from biting and snapping attacks that can lead to the death of the victim to less serious but more common barks and barks.”

“People who are thinking of keeping a dog need to have a good understanding of the breed’s background and needs. For breeders, fear and aggressive behavior are inherited,” said Hannes Loi, a professor at the University of Helsinki.

From the most aggressive dog to the least aggressive dog

  1. Rough Collie

  2. Miniature Poodle

  3. Miniature Schnauzer

  4. German shepherd

  5. Spanish water dog

  6. Romagnot

  7. Chinese Crested

  8. German Spitz Mitter

  9. Coton de Turea

  10. Wheat terrier

  11. Pembroke Welsh Corgi

  12. Cairn Terrier

  13. Border collie

  14. Finnish lapphund

  15. Chihuahua

  16. Smooth collie

  17. Jack Russell Terrier

  18. Staffordshire Bull Terrier

  19. Shetland Sheepdog

  20. Lapponian herder

  21. Golden retriever

  22. Labrador retriever

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