Posts tagged with "dog behaviour"

12. January 2021
Why can we not see the need to routinely investigate dog 'attack' incidents, including fatalities, in a thorough behavioural and social manner? This viewpoint was originally published in 2013, in response to a fatal dog bite in the UK. The assumption, in this most recent dog-related fatality as well as those before them, is that there is already enough information to know why it happened: five large dogs in a small house who killed a child must have had an irresponsible owner, and that is...
12. January 2021
Article by Dr Kendal Shepherd in the Veterinary Record, June 2013
DDA section from 'Demystifying Dog Behaviour for Veterinarians'
My experience of the Dangerous Dogs Act - why extending the breed ban to include XL Bullies may be an unmitigated disaster.
DDA section from book.pdf
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Table comparing bull breed standards
Table includes the UK Government XL Bully standard and illustrates how using breed standards to identify potential danger is an utter nonsense and always has been.
Table comparing bull breed standards.pdf
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