Thursday, January 7, 2016

JRT: Most Likely to Attack?

There is something going on in Liverpool.  The city has twice as many dog attacks resulting in hospital treatments than the British average.

In that city at least, Jack Russell Terriers, hunting dogs with a lot of energy, lead the pack in dog attacks.  I'm not surprised.  Their also possessive of their people and their things.

Last year, Jack Russells were responsible for six of 71 dog attacks in Liverpool, nearly double the number of attacks in 2014. Pitbulls and Staffordshire bull terriers accounted for five of last year’s recorded incidents, while German Shepherds attacked humans on three separate occasions.An angry Chihuahua also reportedly attacked someone in its way.
I'm not too surprised.  People want to treat them like "fur babies" when they are in fact capable hunters carrying a bit of a chip on their shoulder.

Owners, if you're going to get a terrier, make sure you're prepared for the challenge.  Read the whole story here.

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