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Opinions on Pitbulls?
#1
These dogs are among the most dangerous breeds:


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Quote:In the mid-1990s, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a broad analysis of dog breeds involved in fatal attacks in the United States between 1979 and 1996. Over that period, the Pit Bull was identified as the breed/type of dog involved in 60 incidents, ahead of the Rottweiler in 29 and the German Shepherd in 19.

These days, dog attacks still regularly make news headlines and according to more recent research conducted by a national victims' group dedicated to increasing awareness of the problem, the breeds responsible have not changed too much. DogsBite.org's 13-year fatality report identified breeds of dogs involved in U.S. attacks between 2005 and 2017, as well as victim age groups, the number of dogs involved and whether the incidents resulted in any criminal charges.

The following infographic shows that the Pit Bull is still responsible for the most fatal attacks in the U.S. by far, killing 284 people over that 13-year period - 66 percent of total fatalities. That's despite the breed accounting for just 6.5% of the total U.S. dog population. The Rottweiler came second with 45 fatal attacks recorded while the German Shepherd was third with 20. Even some breeds that are not associated with aggression, such as the Labrador Retriever, also make the top-10 list with 9 fatal attacks documented.


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Do you guys think that the Pitbull makes a good pet after training, or it is too violent to own?
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#2
Gun or knife will help when you are surrounded by agressive dogs.
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#3
They’re probably fine if well taken care of. You have to bear in mind pit bull is a bit of an umbrella term to describe many dog types and the breed may be disproportionately common among poor communities. There are likely reasons for why they are so over represented in these statistics, beyond just being inherently more dangerous.
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#4
Can be good breed if the owner is aware of the nature and responsibility that comes with the breed. Also, the name "pitbull" can be used for any of the bully breeds and their mixes but mostly its associated with the American Pitbull Terrier, American Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Stafforshire Bull Terrier, American Bulldog and American Bully. All those dog breeds I mentioned share very close relation to one another with the main focus being bloodsport/Dog Fighting. The exceptions are the American Bully and American Staffordshire which are being bred for other purposes like show, guard, and companionship.
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#5
This is a truly controversial breed. In fact, there is a ban on them in Ontario, Canada:



Quote:Dozens of people gathered at Parliament Hill in Ottawa Saturday to appeal to Ontario's new provincial government to change the law that bans pit bulls. 

The legislation bans the pit bull terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, American pit bull terrier and any dog that has an appearance or physical characteristics substantially similar to any of those dogs.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/pi...-1.4747424


They also get edgy memes due to their reputation:

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#6
Desex ALL of them. They have no place in civil society.
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