Here's a news editorial that finally completely covers the "Pit Bull" issue with truth and real statistics.
To all the people who have expressed fears about the breed, was this enlightening?
Answer by Briyawna at 11:38 AM on Mar. 3, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 11:55 AM on Mar. 3, 2009
People fight pit bulls because they were genetically bred to fight other animals, as were OTHER TERRIERS (Even the small ones). That's why to this day pit bulls can often be dog aggressive. However this does NOT translate over to people. Pit bulls actually were the first choice for dog fights because they would attack another animal but no matter how cruelly they would remain always friendly and loyal to their humans. Educate yourself:
Answer by aurorabunny at 11:58 AM on Mar. 3, 2009
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Answer by Sharon7772 at 12:14 PM on Mar. 3, 2009
Actually I DO know. I do pit bull rescue, work in animal welfare and am extremely educated on the breed. Of course there are pit bulls that attack people, just like there are dogs of every other breed that attack people. In reality though, the American Pit Bull Terrier ranks higher on the American Temperament Test Society's list (for good temperament) than Golden Retrievers and many other dogs that are often viewed as ideal family pets.
Did you know that Cocker Spaniels are the breed most often behind dog bites on children? I don't blame you for saying what you're saying, you don't know any better and you're going off of what you see on the TV. Check out this article on media bias and maybe you'll understand a little better.
If you would like to gain a better understanding of the breed and have questions I would be happy to answer them.