Insurance executives say that it isn't fair to ask them to insure the homes of people who own dangerous dogs--such as pit bulls and Doberman pinschers
Little Rock's Miniature Pinscher
Rescue Outreach took 2nd place in the contest.
Toy breeds (396): Affenpinschers 7, Brussels Griffons 10, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels 34, Chihuahuas (Long Coat) 20, Chihuahuas (Smooth Coat) 33, Chinese Cresteds 40, English Toy Spaniels (Blenheim & Prince Charles) 5, English Toy Spaniels (King Charles & Ruby) 7, Havanese 26, Italian Greyhounds 21, Japanese Chins 11, Maltese 13, Manchester Terriers (Toy) 7, Miniature Pinschers
10, Papillons 19, Pekingese 12, Pomeranians 21, Poodles (Toy) 10, Pugs 34, Shih Tzu 17, Silky Terriers 6, Toy Fox Terriers 9, Yorkshire Terriers 24.
The bottom 10 are the plott coonhound, Dandie Dinmont terrier, Sealyham terrier, German pinscher
, Canaan, komondor, American foxhound, harrier, otterhound and, in last place, the English foxhound.
The CDC considers pit bulls, rottweilers, German shepherds, huskies, Alaskan malamutes, Doberman pinschers
, chow chows, Great Danes, St.
The breeds that MetLife has identified as a high risk include American Staffordshire Terrier, chow chow, German shepherd, Doberman pinscher
, Malamute, husky, pit bull, Rottweiler, dingo and "any other dog that has a previous bite history," Berstein said.
This perplexing disorder has long fascinated Emmanuel Mignot of the Stanford University School of Medicine, who maintains a colony of Doberman pinschers
that suffer from a canine form of narcolepsy.
The animals most likely to be involved in an injury-causing or fatal attack include pit bulls, Rottweilers, German shepherds, huskies, Alaskan malamutes, Doberman pinschers
, chows, Great Danes, Saint Bernards and Akitas.
The first ad pictures the heads of two Doberman pinschers
nose-to-nose - one docile and the other ferocious with fangs showing.
Since DRU's founding in 1988, this non-profit organization has helped over 1,200 homeless Doberman Pinschers
Dog-centric: Olson, a gourmet chef who loves entertaining at home, is mom to a daughter, a son, a niece and two Doberman pinschers
, Reno and Jazz.
But now research on narcolepsy-prone Doberman Pinschers
has shown the dogs respond to orexin replacement treatment - a protein missing from the brains of sufferers of the sleep disorder.