Why Good Dogs Go Bad

The animals probably didn't change all that much until about 500 years ago, when selective breeding started an avalanche of changes in the canine world, leading to everything from powder puff pooches to Doberman pinschers.

They have found their niche in everything from cheering the elderly to making their owners get out and walk, which by the way, is as good for the owner as it is for the dog, which is likely to be less aggressive if it gets more exercise, according to the Penn study.

Somewhere along the way, of course, the human-canine love fest got a little out of hand. Seriously, folks, one study out of the University of California, San Diego, confirmed a widely held belief that dogs and their owners do tend to look alike. Especially if the dog is a purebred.

But unfortunately, as the Penn study shows, the relationship is not always that harmonious.

A bad dog can be a serious threat to humans, especially children, and the vets caution that when a dog goes bad, professional help is essential. Kicking the animal won't help, and could make things worse.

-- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6949062. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6949062. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6949062. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6949062. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6949062. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6949062. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6949062. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6949062. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6949062. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6949062. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6949062. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6949062. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6949062. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6949062. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6949062. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6949062. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6949062. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6949062. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6949062. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6949062. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6949062.
Page
  • 1
  • |
  • 2
Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston stopped a would be smuggler from bringing nearly 7 ounces of cocaine into the country in tamales, Aug. 22, 2014.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Real Housewife Phaedra Parks Lists Home in Suburban Atlanta
Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Phaedra Parks, has listed her 4,000-square-foot home with 5 bedrooms and 6 baths for $340,900.
In this image from video posted on Facebook, courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, former President George W. Bush participates in the ice bucket challenge with the help of his wife, Laura Bush, in Kennebunkport, Maine.
(Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Center/AP)