"Some breeds of dogs are genetically dangerous and by nature agressive. Measures against these breeds reduce dogs bites"
What do they think about that...
Dog professionals who are members of the Collective share the same beliefs
The potential dangerousness of a dog is not linked to its breed
Breed Specific Législations are without scientific and statistic basis
Breed Spécific Législations are ineffective in reducing dog bites, unfair and counterproductive.
A real dog bite prevention policy must be based on several approaches :
An effective application of some existing measures as :
- Mandatory identification (microchip) of dogs : 25 % of dogs are already not identified in France ;
- Legal obligation of dog bites reporting : less than 1 % of dog bites are actually really reported.
The creation of a national structure of dogs bite reporting, in order to analyze and understand the data, and if necessary adapt prevention policies.
The management of potentially dangerous dogs on a case-by-case basis, according to their own behavior and not their breed and - after analysis - the implementation of individual measures to these dogs and their owners (for example : leash, muzzle, owner formation, etc.)
The implementation of a global STRATEGY of awareness and (in)formation for the benefit of several classes of people :
○ Local communities,
○ Police forces,
○ Health professionals,
○ Individuals at risk, mainly children,
○ Public overall.