This section deals with the issue of dangerous dogs and the discussion of whether some breeds should be defined as dangerous.
It is pretty much axiomatic in the dog world that there are no dangerous breeds, only dangerous dogs. And it is also increasingly understood that aggression is not abnormal behaviour for dogs, and that dogs who aggress are not ‘vicious’ or ‘bad’ in comparison to some mythical ‘normal’ dog.
Having said that, though, the issue of dog bites is a huge one and one which cannot be ignored or minimised. This document is work in progress, but will attempt to address some of the issues around this very difficult area.