Chihuahuas peaked out at being moderately aggressive on some measures but were usually on the “sometimes aggressive” end of the spectrum.
They only stood out because most other breeds—including pugs, collies and King Charles Cavalier Spaniels—were “seldom aggressive” or “never aggressive.” The American Pit Bull Terrier—a breed often portrayed as highly aggressive—consistently ranked as one of the least aggressive dogs, with the exception being toward new dogs, where it was still below Miniature Schnauzers.
This is happening because of Breed Specific Legislation or BSL.
BSL is a law that bans or restricts certain types of dogs based on their appearance, usually because they are seen as “dangerous” breeds.
Hank, the pit bull I talked about earlier, lived in Miami, Florida.
BSL applies only to dogs of a certain appearance, not to all dogs.
It does not take into account how the owner raised, trained, or managed the dog.
It does not take into account the dog’s actual behavior, which is not fair at all.
He was an extremely affectionate and playful dog who enjoyed spending 90 percent of his day relaxing on the couch and the rest playing with his owners.
Hank was taken by the police while the family wasn’t home, and now they have killed him without even letting his family say good-bye.