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New German research find "no justification" for breed specific legislation
The researchers undertook testing of 415 dogs that involved veterinary examinations, learning procedures, situations of dog-human, dog-environment, and dog-dog contact, together with obedience sessions.
Ninety-five percent of the animals reacted appropriately in the test situation. And while five percent displayed excessive aggressive signaling or behaviour in inappropriate situations, no significant behaviour discrepancy was indicated between breeds.
The results appear to indicate that justification for specific breed lists is not required.
Read the abstract from The Journal of Veterinary Behaviour by clicking here.
A further study compared the results of golden retrievers and restricted breeds, with no significant difference found. Read more here.
For more information on breed specific legislation click here.