Saturday, May 1, 2010

Pit Bull Dog Fears and Facts

FEAR Pit Bulls have "locking jaws".

FACT We found that American Pit Bull Terriers did not have any unique mechanism that would allow these dogs to lock their jaws.

FEAR Pit Bulls have massive biting power measuring in 1,000s of pounds of pressure.

FACT On average dogs bite with 320 lbs. of pressure. The bite pressure of a German Shepherd, Pit Bull and Rottweiler were tested. The Pit Bull Terrier had the least amount of bite pressure.

FEAR Pit Bulls attack without warning.

FACT Pit Bulls signal the same as other dogs.

FEAR Pit Bulls are ticking time bombs that turn on their owners.

FACT Attacks by family dogs of any breed or type are extremely rare. Resident dogs maintained outside on chains, kennels or yards or used for guarding, fighting, protection, or irresponsible breeding can exhibit more aggressive behavior than family dogs. THERE IS NO DOCUMENTED CASE OF A PIT BULL MAINTAINED AS A HOUSEHOLD PET, WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN A FATALITY IN THE UNITED STATES.

FEAR While there are some Pit Bulls with good temperaments they are the exception not the rule.

FACT The American Temperament Test Society shows Pit Bulls consistently score above the average for all breeds tested, year in and year out.


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