Sun, May 13 2012 at 1:07 PM
Some years ago the weekly scientific periodical "Science News" which is a Tertiary Scientific Periodical that does not run ads and publishes based only on subscriptions, ran a research article on dogs. The dogs, if my memory serves me correctly were dobermans, pit bulls and rotweillers. The article essentially reported that researchers had discovered the seemingly abrupt demeanor of these dogs to attack and in some cases kill their owners or small children with whom they had practically grown-up. Their studies concluded that the dogs mentioned above suffer from sudden collapses of blood vessels to cognitive areas of the brain. When the collapses in the cognitive areas occurred, they ceased recognizing their owners as friends and saw either a meal or an enemy. These collapses of blood vessels their research concluded were genetic and could happen at any time. Thus explaining the seemingly abrupt and until then unexplainable behavior from pets to killer dogs. .I had considered owning a pit bull, but that was before reading the article. I will never own any of the 3 mentioned above.