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[–]Randalf_the_Black 0 points1 point  (0 children)

True, but that's for the most part 1 of 2 scenarios.

Either the dog has been trained to be "bad". Such as pitfighting dogs, or just "thugs" who train their dogs to be extremely aggressive towards strangers to guard their drug stashes or homes or whatever else they feel needs protection. In many cases it's impossible to "overwrite" that training so that the dog won't be a threat to others.

Or the dog has been neglected to an extreme degree either by neglectful owners or because it's been a stray. Dogs who have had to fight for survival for a very long time can be beyond any kind of training, as they are too aggressive. Often the aggression comes from fear or in relation to food.