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Dog attacks: critics say microchipping won't help

Government plans to microchip all dogs won't help stop attacks on children, according to critics. One Wiltshire MP says the proposals will hit middle class pet owners and fail to deter yobs from using dogs as weapons.

It's a view shared by a mother from Dorset, whose 3-year-old daughter was attacked by a dog nine months ago.

Daisy Gray's report contains some upsetting images

Dog owners pick breeds to suit their personality

Owners of 'toy' dogs are seen as more agreeable and open to new experiences Credit: ITV Westcountry

Researchers at Bath Spa University have found that dog owners pick breeds that reflect their personalities.

German shepherds tend to be owned by outgoing people. Those who keep greyhounds are more emotionally stable and those with 'toy' dogs like chihuahuas are seen as more agreeable.