A few Pro-Pitbull groups are attempting to partner with San Diego PitBull rescue to hold a Pro-Pitbull rally in San Diego soon! If you'd like to be apart of the rally by bringing your bully and marching with us, let me know! Y'all know I'll be there with bells on :)
NOTE TO THE PU: I WILL BUMP THIS THREAD EVERYDAY UNTIL THE PRO-PITBULL COMMUNITY SEES A CHANGE IN PITBULL EDUCATION AND ACCEPTANCE.
Think about the facts before you judge. Pit Bull Statistics are truthful, with no bias.
According to the American Temperament Test Society, temperament evaluations of American Pit Bull Terriers shows that this breed has a very high passing rate of 82.6%. The average passing rate for the other 121 breeds of dogs in the tests: 77%. Look at the facts below. Pit Bulls have gone through so much, yet theyre still less likely to attack you then a Rottweiler, German Shepherd, or a Chow. Pit Bulls are facing bans across the United States and across the world, yet society is to blame, because theyre the ones tearing the breed apart. For many people, Pit Bulls are nothing more then an asset, for making money. These people mass produce Pit Bulls, force them to fight for their lives, and when they lose their fight, theyre killed. Many situations occur where the Pit Bull will be hung, electrocuted, shot, etc., yet THEY ARE THE ONES TO BLAME? I find that a little contradicting dont you?
The Pit Bull breed makes up 5-9.6% of the United States dog population. In 2007, there were above 72 million dogs in the United States provided by American Pet Products Manufacturers Association. Thats between 3,600,000 and 6,912,000 Pit Bull breed dogs in the United States.
So, for our example well take the average percent between 5 and 9.6, and use 7.3 percent, which would give an average estimation of the Pit Bull population in the United States. That leaves us with 5,256,000 Pit Bulls.
Other dog populations (United States):
(estimation) Pit Bulls: 5,256,000
(estimation) Rottweilers: 900,000
(estimation) German Shepherds: 780,000
(estimation) Chows: 240,000
Fatal attacks by these breeds of dogs (1979-1998):
Pit Bulls: 66
German Shepherds: 17
When we divide the population by the fatal attacks, we can get a percentage based on the dogs probability of fatally attacking a human.
Pit Bulls: .00125 %
Rottweilers: .00433 %
German Shepherds: .00217%
WELL, it would seem the Pit Bull is at the bottom of the list. 4 times as many Rottweilers, 2 times as many German Shepherds, and 3 times as many Chows are involved in Fatal Attacks based on the population percentage. It is only logical that if there are more Pit Bulls there would be more attacks. Lets take a little less blame on the breed and put a little more blame on the people. Through all theyve been through, the Pit Bull still triumphs.
There's also a really good video that made my class cry actually. Part of it is. About a momma dog that got shot saving her owner's life while she was pregnant ( the dog was pregnant, and she lived) :)
There's also a really good video that made my class cry actually. Part of it is. About a momma dog that got shot saving her owner's life while she was pregnant. (she lived) :)
That gave me goosebumps! That's what I love about these dogs - they were bred to NEVER give up, NEVER back down and when using that trait, as an owner, responsibly, it makes for one amazing and loyal dog.
i have no problem with pits. my friends recently adopted one though and its safe to say i do not trust that dog.. its 5 and they have no idea of the background of the dog.. i guess they moves pits around to different shlters here so they have a better chance of adoption. the first place they seen the dog siad they werent a fit family for him.. the 2nd place let them have him..
Im sorry but I just would own any dog on the top 10 dangerous dogs list! The first pic shows how many deaths there have been but not how many attacks and I would just never risk it with my child
You need to realize something, Tammy. A dog is dangerous because of how it was raised by the owner. Until you and people like you understand this, this breed will continue to be persecuted because of the sins of the owner. Excuse me, but I think being so closed minded and uneducated is disgusting and just plaing tacky. I would like to refer you to the first video I posted - then come back to me about "risking your children".
ETA: Need I remind you, Tammy, I have two pitbulls with whom I put all of my trust into when it comes to protecting my five year old daughter. If anything, these dogs are an attribute to her life, not a risk. I dare anyone whom my dogs do not trust to come within 5 feet of my daughter.
I agree dogs behavior is based on how they are raised however I would never own a dog that has lock jaw like pit-bulls. My dog was attack by a pit-bull at the dog park over a treat someone had left there. The owner was very good with his pit-bull got him off and everything pretty fast. However the pit-bull could have seriously hurt my dog more then most other dogs. Everyone needs to realize that it's the bread it's the dog itself however they need to also realize that are dogs out there that can be dangerous just in play. You can never 100% think your dog will never attack someone or another animal no matter what bread that dog is. Dogs just like people can not be controlled 100% of the time. And when those dogs that have lock jaw act up it can be deadly that's why there is that bad rap for those dogs.