On World Dog Day, celebrated on July 21, the spotlight often turns to our four-legged friends. As one might expect, conversations about breeds, dog behavior, and health come to the fore. Ana Paola Velasco Espinosa, a distinguished figure from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics at UNAM, sheds light on some commonly held misconceptions and shares advice for prospective dog owners.
No Such Thing as an 'Aggressive Breed'
A common myth is that certain breeds are inherently aggressive. Velasco Espinosa debunks this: aggressiveness in a dog largely depends on the humans around them and how they are raised. “It's about understanding what kind of guardian you can be for the type of dog you choose,” she points out.