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No matter what kind of dog you have you probably love it as much as your children. It is a part of the family after all and you must treat it as such. However, sometimes dogs, depending on their breed, can become dangerous, even violent towards family or strangers. It is best to look out for those type of dog breeds and either avoid them all together or train them not to be violent dogs. It is up to you after all to take care of them to the best of your ability.

The American Pit Bull terrier has made headlines quite a bit lately for attacking their owners. They have an aggressive temperament and have typically been bred as fighting dogs. This is purely the history of the breed, they can be very dangerous but there are ways to train your dog not to be so violent. If raised in a loving home from puppy to adult, chances are you will not have any serious problems with your Pit Bull. There are many families who raise more than one Pit Bull in the home and have zero problems. However, if it you choose to raise your dog in a violent manner, then you need to be prepared for the consequences. They will become violent if that is what you train them to be.

A Basset Hound is a medium-sized dog that requires a special type of nutrition due to its odd body shape. They are very loving dogs that need a lot of love and affection. They are short dogs who are low to the ground but have a tendency to become obese due to their slow moving nature. They are hunting dogs so make sure you remember that when you are walking them they like to sniff everything out.

Since Basset Hounds do tend to become obese quicker than other dogs it is important to know what to feed them. They do eat a lot of food so keep that in mind. Many Basset owners decide to go the raw diet route and eliminate dog food all together. If you are going to choose to feed your Basset Hound dog food you should go with something All-Natural such as a Purina product.

Making sure you train your dogs to be kind and loving creatures is one of the best gifts you could ever give to them. Most people think it is just the breed that makes the dog dangerous but more often than not, it is how they are trained that makes them who they are. Provide them with a loving home with lots of love and that is a good start. Read up on the proper ways to train your pet before you adopt a “dangerous” breed.

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