Ive noticed in an american forum, that there is a completely different attitude to dogs. Almost like its your 'constitutional right', to own a guard breed, much like a gun.
so i ignore that they chop bits off their dogs still, as humans think dogs should have guinea pig ears and no tails. As time will deal with this, maybe?
But reading a thread about a woman, who rehomes a english mastiff as the family want a 2nd dog to play with their lab. they get there, the 14month old pup is on a prong collar, in the home. It bites one of its owners in front of visiting potential adopters. Who proceed to accept this dangerous pup right now, into their family, pop's it in back of car with 7yr old kid. Who gets bitten by dog on way home.
I mentioned the prong collar, inside the home was a red flag. And nobody else thought this abnormal, or a concern. That they want guard dogs, and the price is bite risk.
the world dog attacks include american family dogs. Surely, this culture has to be scewing the statistics a LOT. Its like another world exists, that is sooooo dangerous, that you need a high risk of mutilation to your kids dog to just survive there. Ive only been on holiday, and seriously, its didnt seem to justify such risks.