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A five-year review of dog-bite injuries from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, published in 2009 in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, found that almost 51 percent of the attacks were from pit bulls, almost 9 percent were from Rottweilers and 6 percent were from mixes of those two breeds.
In other words, a whopping two-thirds of the hospital's dog-attack injuries involved just two breeds, pit bulls and Rottweilers. Other studies confirm these statistics: A 15-year study published in 2009 in the American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology revealed that pit bulls, Rottweilers and German shepherds were responsible for the majority of fatal dog attacks in the state of Kentucky. Pit bulls have the reputation of being vicious fighters, liable to snap and attack without a moment’s notice. In the infographic below are a wealth of facts about the pit bull, as a breed, pet, and companion. Owners of pit bull-type dogs deal with a strong breed stigma,35 however controlled studies have not identified this breed group as disproportionately dangerous. It should also be considered that the incidence of pit bull-type dogs' involvement in severe and fatal attacks may represent high prevalence in neighborhoods that present high risk to the young children who are the most common victim of severe or fatal attacks.


Army has acknowledged that pit bulls are high-risk dogs; they are therefore prohibited in some military housing units.
Though pit bulls have strong jaws and, like most dogs, will hold onto their prey after biting it, there is no evidence that a pit bull's jaws are anatomically different from those of other breeds. You might be surprised that this reputation has been forced onto pit bulls by human misinformation, rather than earned through behavior.
The pit bull type is particularly ambiguous as a "breed" encompassing a range of pedigree breeds, informal types and appearances that cannot be reliably identified.
The average person might shrink back from an encounter with a pit bull, scooping up their kids or crossing to the other side of the street. Owning a pit bull is prohibited by many homeowners’ associations and apartment complexes.
Pit bulls are being banned, confiscated and killed based on numbers that have no demonstrable foundation in reality.


My sweet, chocolate lab mix, shelter dog was attacked by a pit bull this summer and the pit bull tried to kill her.
We learned that this pit bull plays with a five pound pomeranium, No matter, he wanted to kill my dog, and he almost did. I don't think pit bulls should be euthanized, but i do think they should not be bred anymore.




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