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What are "bully breeds"?

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I've hear the term "Bully Breeds". What does it mean?
asked Jul 24, 2013 in Dog Breeds by anonymous

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Bully breeds are dog breeds that have been inaccurately stereotyped as dangerous a nd aggressive. Among the so-called bully breeds are Pitbull, Staffordshire terrier, Boxer, Cane Corso, Rottweiler, Dogue du Bordeaux, Tosa Inu, all types of Mastiffs, Presa Canario, Doberman Pinscher, Great Dane and more. The truth is that any dog can be aggressive. These dogs have been named bully breeds unjustly because of their size and the fact that they are used as guard dogs and in the past, some for fighting. German Shepherds who have the highest number of reported bites against humans are not on the list, thank goodness. You must check because some of these dogs are illegal to own in certain places.
answered Jul 25, 2013 by (36,420 points)
Also English bulldogs and American bulldogs! :) I'm not allowed to board my bulldog at petsmart because she's a "bully breed".
You're so right. There are even more dogs on the list and it's so unfair to label them. The problem is with some of the unethical breeders and people who purchase them and abuse them. I have a German Shepherd and she is my love. I also have a pitbull mix and a shepherd mix - wonderful, sweet, loving dogs.