A Million Dogs in the UK are Aggressive

Tue, 24 Jan 2012

A million or so in the UK are aggressive, according to a recent study.

A top veterinary charity claims that this is due to there being inadequate .

This revelation by the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) follows a Staffordshire bull terrier ripping off a young girl's ear in a park.

The charity stated that there are far too many pets that growl, snarl or bite as they have not been adequately trained or .

The research also highlights that 87 per cent of people consider dog owners ought to face tougher penalties should their dog attack another human or animal.

Approximately 4.1 million dogs do not attend in their first six months of life, and a quarter of dog owners who got their dog as a puppy did not adequately socialise it.

PDSA Senior Veterinary Surgeon, Sean Wensley, said: "The aggressive behaviour displayed by some dogs is a grave concern due to the serious and sometimes fatal consequences it can pose to both people and pets."

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