We sometimes take in extremely fearful or reactive dogs, knowing that it may take them a while to become more confident and/or less worried. These dogs may never be available to the general public because of their fearful or reactive snapping. However, because they can be very good dogs in their known environments, an experienced dog owner or trainer will likely be able to work with the issues.
To that end, these dogs are not great prospects for a busy, highly interactive or social lifestyle. They may be good sport or working prospects for an adopter who can focus solely on the dog but not for a busy family or multi-dog household or a busy public environment, such as dog parks or group outings.