I Want EVERYONE to read this top one
and get it through their thick heads!



Straight off of Best Friends Magazine without any alterations, etc!!

Fear: Pit Bulls are the more dangerous than other dogs.

Myth
A dog is only as dangerous as his/her owner allows his/her dog to be.

Diane Jessup
Founder of LawDogsUSA

This above Fear Is A MYTH IT'S FALSE!!

The fact statement is perfect, hit the nail on the head. The owners make pits mean, not
the breed! This is my own personal opinion, and you can choose to disagree with me if you
wish, but my pit was abused before I adopted her, and you couldn't tell it now!!!



Statement:

Pit Bulls are the most dangerous dogs when it comes to
Human attacks because their Jaws lock.

Myth
Pit Bull jaws do not lock, they have the third strongest on PSI (Pounds Per Square Inch
Of the dogs, right under German Shepards in second, and Rottweiler in first.
In fact most Pit Bulls do less damage because Pit Bulls grab and hold on, and rarely
shake their heads like most dogs during attack.

as quoted from Best Friends Magazine...

Fear:

"Pit bulls have locking jaws"

Myth

We found that the Americal Pit Bull Terrier did not have any
unique mechanism that would allow these dogs to lock their jaws. There were no
mechanical or morphological differences....

Dr. I. Lehr Brisbin
University of Georgia



Statement:

Pit Bulls bite harder than any other dog known.

Myth

Pit Bulls are in fact, if you read closely above, only third
on the most powerful bite known in dog breeds. One of the breeds in the top two are reported
for bitings almost 6X more often than Pit Bulls.

As Stated by Best Friends Magaizine:


Fear:

Pit bulls have massive biting power measuring into the thousands of pounds
per square inch.

Myth
On average, dogs bite with 320 pounds of pressure per square inch. The bite
pressure of a German Shepherd, an Americal Pit Bull Terrier, and a Rottweiler were tested.
The American Pit Bull Terrier had the least amount of bite pressure of the three dogs tested.

Dr. Brady Barr, National Geographic


Statement:

Pit Bulls are mean, vicious, and has no right in a home.

Myth

Pit Bulls are actually very sweet natured dogs that don't want to do anything
other than please their owners, including putting their life on the line. This is why they
have been used so much for dog fighting. Dog fighting ring owners, and participants are the
ones that make the dogs mean, through lots of abuse, neglect, and torture.



United Kennel Clubs Description Of A Pit Bull



“The essential characteristics of the American Pit Bull Terrier are strength, confidence,
and zest for life. This breed is eager to please and brimming over with enthusiasm. APBTs make
excellent family companions and have always been noted for their love of children. Because
most APBTs exhibit some level of dog aggression and because of its powerful physique, the
APBT requires an owner who will carefully socialize and obedience train the dog…The APBT is
not the best choice for a guard dog since they are extremely friendly, even with strangers.

Aggressive behavior toward humans is uncharacteristic of the breed and highly undesirable.
This breed does very well in performance events because of its high level of intelligence
and its willingness to work.



This description borrowed from Midwest Rescue, you can learn more about pits, Myths and Facts
Here: http://www.midwestrescueabull.org/myths.html

As also stated in Best Friends Magazine....


Fear:

Family pet Pit Bulls turn on their people.

Myth

There is no documented case of a single spayed or neutered Pit Bull
maintained as a companion animal being involved in a fatal attack on a person.

Karen Delise, founder of the National Canine Research Council.


Statement:

Pit Bulls are not even a real breed.

Fact

“Pit bull” is a generic term that refers to a number of breeds, including

American Pit Bull Terriers
American Staffordshire Terriers,
Staffordshire Bull Terriers,
American Bull Dogs,

and many others. The Pit Bull has a wide range of dogs that are concidered Pit Bulls, even
If they are just mixes. A lot of good dogs get bad names just because they even slightly
look like Pit Bulls, or Pit Bull mix.



Statement:

Pit Bulls can't serve the community like so many other dogs.

Myth

Pit Bulls are being used all over the country as therapy and service dogs,
rescue dogs, and even as sniffing dogs for the police, etc. Pit Bulls are just as much
able to be used for these services as any other dog, if not more so since they're so
eager to please their owners.


For Pits Sake - Where The Pits Are The Heros

Here Pit Bulls are used almost exclusively for search and rescues, and have a High Success
rate at tracking and/or recovering the person or objects they're looking for!


As stated in Best Friends Magazine...


Fear:

While there are some Pit Bulls with good temperments, they are the exception
and not the typical rule.

Myth

The American Temperment Test shows that Pit Bulls consistently score above
average for all breeds tested year in and year out.

American Temperament Test Society


Fear:

Pit bulls attack without warning.

Myth

After doing temperament tests on 1,000 dogs, the institute found that
"Pit Bulls signal like other dogs"

Institute of Animal Welfare and Behavior, University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, Germany.