Debunking the Aggressive Dog Breed Myth with Expert Insights

World Dog Day celebrates our furry companions, but myths about aggressive breeds persist. Expert Ana Paola Velasco Espinosa debunks the notion, emphasizing that behavior stems from human influence. Choosing the right breed involves more than aesthetics; climate and health considerations matter.

Debunking the Aggressive Dog Breed Myth with Expert Insights
Expert Ana Paola Velasco Espinosa emphasizes responsible dog ownership, dispelling myths on World Dog Day. Image by Pexels from Pixabay

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. β€œIt's about understanding what kind of guardian you can be for the type of dog you choose,” she points out.