I know I am quite late to this topic. lol I agree up to a point. I mean, I WOULD consider a dog as dog aggressive if he couldn't be around dogs without it breaking out into a fight, but I don't think that it should be blamed on the dog and I don't think it should be expected for dogs to be able to instantly become friends with every dog they meet. I don't think a dog is aggressive if he growls out or even nips a stranger that tries to touch him, because the dog doesn't know that person, and shouldn't be expected to warm up to him without even getting a chance to smell said person. I HATE when people say that puppy biting is a sign of aggression and is a serious problem. Lol, they are WAY off. I completely understand why a dog would be uncomfortable in any of these situations, and they are not THAT bad, but I think owners should make it their responsibility to make their dog more tolerant of these situations. Several days after I got my puppy, I was doing everything I could to get her used to uncomfortable situations. I would play with her ears, paws, and face and poke her everywhere. I would kiss her on the nose and make high pitched cooing noises and have people over that would do the same thing. I did all I could to make sure that she would NOT react in an uncomfortable situation and it doesn't bother her at all. That is what I think people should do, but that is just my opinion, and I don't know if anyone else does that. I don't think that we are letting the so-called "garbage" live and breed, because many of them are stable dogs. A dog won't react in an uncomfortable situation if it has been introduced to it from an early age, and I don' think the most reactive dogs should be bred, as I don't think the most submissive should be bred either. Only dogs with balanced temperament should be bred, not the two extremes. Different breeds also react to different situations. I am almost sure that even if you were to expose an Akita puppy as much as you possibly could to uncomfortable situations, it would still react if a stranger came up to it and rammed their hand in its face, whereas an APBR would NOT normally react in such a way if exposed to these situations. It all has to do with the basic breed temperament and exposure from an early age. I wanted my dog to be good with small children, dogs, and strangers, which she is, and I don't see my dog as "garbage" in any way. Just because she is a well adjusted dog, does NOT mean she is "garbage"!