Can Dogs Smell Fear?

If you are afraid of a strange or aggressive dog and you approach it in a fearful manner—your breathing could be elevated, you may be sweating and hormones may be surging through your body—but can that dog smell your fear? Most animal experts believe a dog cannot literally “smell fear.” They theorize that humans give dogs stronger reasons to bite than odor. The New York Times Science … [Read more...]

Great Pyrenees Dog Attack Case Settled for $1 Million

A Colorado woman was the recipient of a $1 million settlement earlier this month in a dog attack case. Renee Legro, who was 33 at the time of the 2008 attack, was mauled by two Great Pyrenees dogs in the mountains near Vail, Colorado while participating in a mountain bike race. It was nearly twenty minutes before campers in the area heard her screams and came to her aid. By the time rescuers … [Read more...]

Dog Bite Studies Show List of Dogs Most Prone To Biting

Which dogs are most prone to bite? This is a difficult question to answer depending on whether you want to know which dog is more likely to bite more frequently than other breeds, or whether you are trying to find out if a dog’s bite has been found to cause fatalities to humans. Dr. Julie Gilchrist of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes, “There are enormous … [Read more...]

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