Did you know:
The media focuses more on pit bull bites than any other breeds. According to a four-day study of dog-bite reportage, the National Canine Research Council found an ANTI-PIT BULL MEDIA BIAS. Three separate FATAL attacks by non-pit bull breeds were covered only ONCE or TWICE in local papers. Comparatively, ONE NON-FATAL pit bull attack was mentioned OVER 230 TIMES in the national and international media including CNN, MSNBC and FOX. (And you wonder why people are so misinformed!!!)
“Pit bull” is not a breed. It’s a label used for several breeds including the American Pit Bull Terrier, Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and the American Bulldog.
Breed-specific legislations and policies focus on a dog’s APPEARANCE, rather than the actual breed. People tend to misidentify a dog’s breed 75% of the time.
Pit bulls do not possess locking jaws. According to Dr. I. Lehr Brisbin of the University of Georgia, there is no difference between pit bulls’ jaws and those of other breeds.
A study done by Dr. Brady Barr of National Geographic discovered that the bite pressure (PSI) of a pit bull is actually LESS than that of a German Shepherd or Rottweiler.
Pit bulls, as do most terriers, bite and hold, whereas other breeds bite and release repeatedly. Dog fighters use bite sticks to disengage pit bulls quickly and efficiently. These sticks have little effect when used with other breeds that tend to snap erratically.
Pit bulls have a score of 86% for the American Temperament Testing Society passing rate. HIGHER than miniature poodles (77.9%), collies (79.7%), or beagles (80.3%).
Pit bulls are the most abused, MISUNDERSTOOD dog breed, comprising an estimated 70% of dogs housed and euthanized in urban animal shelters.
Thanks to Bullpitbulls.com