why would somebody want a bulldog?
Because they're awesome and look cool as hell.
Instead successive governments are weak and ignore the problem.
Doug the government doesn't care about peoples dogs. There is no will to suppress something that mostly rural poles all over the country do. It isn't the government's role to tell people how their dog should behave on their own property. Also, larger aggressive dog breeds are still seen by many rural poles as a work animal. That is why they don't pamper them like say a babcia and her jamnik. As long as they're not beating the dog and rheyre giving them some food and water, even if that water is so old it's now green, unfortunately there isn't much of a case for animal abuse. Neither is there much will to enforce such laws.
People have had guard dogs for centuries in Poland. That is the same in all parts of Poland but especially in towns or villages. If a dog isn't barking and wouldnt eat a person alive if he got through the fence then theyre not much good as a guard dog are they? However yes I do believe they should take better care of those animals. A guard dog isn't like a goat or cow where itll graze on its own. If its chained up it obviously can't get food and watee on its own and should be fed and given clean water regularly. Sadly even one part one the family doesn't treat their dogs well, or atleast what would be treating a dog well in my opinion as an animal lover. They treat them as just another animal on the farm serving a purpose. So they're not abusing it or starving it or anything but I always feel bad whenever I go there and see the nasty green water that looks like it hasn't been changed in a month or is just rain water that kept collecting. I spoil my pets though especially my Macaw now that my dog passed so I look at it differently. I look at is as a pet, a member of the family and not a beast that's on the farm. But that's how many people in rural areas view their dogs. I guess it's just a difference of how you view your dog - a pet or a farm animal meant to gusrd the place. Still though they should take better care of them even if they're meant just to be gusrd dogs.
I supppose the locals are used to it.
Bingo. Unfortunately they're also used to seeing malnourished dogs chained their whole lives so they become used to it. It's been that way for centuries though. But there are also a lot of people who treat dogs well although generally those tend to be ones who look at their dogs as pets, not farm animals