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From German Shepherds to Pit bulls, a specific breed of dog is often singled out as being more dangerous than the others. There are stories and myths behind the behavior of such breeds, as well as simply looking scary. In this presentation, I will discuss why certain traits in dogs promote fear (such as dark coloring) and why certain breeds promote fear - such as a modern day prejudice that is quite similar to racism in the human society.
Utah State University
Chemistry | Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Ericson, Hannah, "Why Dogs are Feared" (2020). Fall Student Research Symposium 2020. 18.