Pit Bull Facts  

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Here's a great article that I thought I would pass on... It's time to set the record straight! –Kim

Some Facts about Pit Bulls

January 16, 2011

FACT: The term "pit bull" does not refer to a specific breed of dog. It's a generic term applied to American pit bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers, and hundreds of mixes containing elements of these breeds. DNA analysis shows that most "pit bulls" are predominantly made up of other breeds – from Lab to poodle. The term "pit bull" designates an appearance, not a breed.

FACT: Pit bulls are family-oriented dogs, blessed with a tremendous sense of loyalty.

FACT: No single neutered household pet pit bull has ever killed anyone.

FACT: Pit bulls score at or below average for aggression when compared to other dogs. Temperament evaluations by the American Temperament Test Society give American pit bull terriers a very high passing rate of 82.6%. The average passing rate for the other 121 breeds of dogs in the tests was 77%.

FACT: And no, a pit bull's jaw does not lock.

FACT: Dogs are not naturally aggressive. Almost any dog can be taught to be aggressive, and, like many other breeds, pit bulls are strong dogs who can inflict real injuries. However, the evidence shows clearly that this is not a dog problem, but a people problem.

FACT: The needless, senseless, killing of homeless pets at animal shelters comes at an enormous economic and moral cost. Public and private agencies spend $2.5 billion each year caring for and/or killing homeless dogs and cats. Pit bulls represent one in four of all animals taken into shelters. More than 80% of pit bulls in shelters will die before their second birthday.

StubbyDog is a non-profit organization, focused on changing public perceptions of pit bulls.

Source: http://stubbydog.org/2011/01/pit-bull-facts/  All photos by Bethany Obrecht.
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I couldn't agree more. So many people accuse the dog when 90% of the time it is the dogs up bringing that creates the hostile in them. Dog Food Reviews

July 6, 2012 at 12:22 PM

I've owned lots of dogs but I have to say I love my pitbull baby more than any dog. He's a big beautiful boy who's super happy to see me every day and very well behaved. I'm so sad to hear about the death of a family pet because of its breed. I consider it k-9 profiling. And that's just not cool.

August 21, 2012 at 10:20 PM

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