Pit Bull? German Shepherd? Not according to a new study published in the Applied Animal Behavior Science Journal.
Dog owners with small breeds know that the little guys can be tense, and to some people these results are not really surprising.
On the other hand, people rarely associate dog aggression with small pooches. The results of the study show that one in five Dachshunds bit a person it didn’t know and one in every twelve bit its owner.
Coming in at close second is the Chihuahua, while Jack Russell takes the No. 3 spot on the list. One of the reasons why previous research continuously showed larger breeds were more aggressive was because dog bites by smaller breeds are seldom reported. Thus, they were never included in any studies.
As far as Pit Bulls go, their scores were about average.