Breed differences in canine aggression

  title={Breed differences in canine aggression},
  author={Deborah L. Duffy and Yuying Hsu and James A. Serpell},
  journal={Applied Animal Behaviour Science},
Canine aggression poses serious public health and animal welfare concerns. Most of what is understood about breed differences in aggression comes from reports based on bite statistics, behavior clinic caseloads, and experts’ opinions. Information on breed-specific aggressiveness derived from such sources may be misleading due to biases attributable to a disproportionate risk of injury associated with larger and/or more physically powerful breeds and the existence of breed stereotypes. The… Expand

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