Faculty Advisor

Jamison, Wes V.

Faculty Advisor

Rissmiller, Kent J.


Attorney Antoine Goetschel in Zurich, Switzerland, expressed a concern for the public backlash against breeds of dogs that have been associated with a few highly publicized dog attacks. By interviewing veterinarians and breeders and researching archival data, we were able to make recommendations on how to reduce the number of dog attacks while treating the dogs fairly. We concluded that communities act quickly and irrationally without looking into the problem and that the solution requires a multifaceted approach.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies