Why is it that people seem to love these most savage and dangerous dogs. I realize that a dog is only as good as its owner. I also realize that for every Pit bull attack story, there is some Pit bull story where it saved little johnny from the storm drain or something like that. Dogs as a whole have an unpredictable nature. They have been man's friend for as long as we know, but each dog is capable of an uncalculated attack. I'm sure the statistics show that you are more likely to be bitten by a dog under 15 pounds than by one over 30 pounds, but when is the last time you heard about a pack of Yorkshire terriers pulling somebody off a tractor while they are mowing a vacant lot and eating them alive. I have been bitten by a dog. It was some sort of terrier mix about 20 pounds in size. He bit my leg on my knew and left several painful puncture wounds. I was able to leave the incident with nothing more than some blood and a tetanus shot. What goes through my head all the time is what if that had been a Pit bull. Pit bulls that have one of the most powerful bites in the animal kingdom.
A dog like a pit bull as a different scale of hostility than most dogs. The most behaved Pit bull with one incident of aggression can be very significant. Really, we all know that a Pit bull is one step removed from a wild predator. Why do people want to own them. And they don't just own them, it is like they go out of their way to flaunt that their Pit bull is more tame than you think. they do this by leaving their gate open, sitting on the front porch while cupcake runs loose, or take walks with them on long leashes or no leash at all. "He won't hurt you. Its the owner, not the dog." What happens when I go running and I come across one of these people. Cupcake trots along all happy go lucky until they feel threatened and take a swipe at me. It has happened.
If you own a dog like this, get rid of it. If you can't, keep in locked up. I don't think that your desire to have a cute killer outweighs my desire to have my kids play freely in the front yard.