Pit Bulls have locking jaws
Pit Bulls can't lock their jaws. Their jaws
are constructed just like any other dog.
In fact if you take the x-ray of a Chihuahua
and compare it to that of a Pit Bull, you
will see that they are both the same except
for the size difference.
Pit Bulls are unpredictable and
more likely to bite than other dogs
Pit Bulls are no more vicious than Golden
Retrievers, Beagles or other popular dogs!
In a recent study of 122 dog breeds by the
American Temperament Testing Society (ATTS),
Pit Bulls achieved a passing rate of 83.9%.
That's as good or better than Beagles ...
78.2%, and Golden Retrievers ... 83.2%.
How did your favorite breed do? See for
yourself - go to: www.ATTS.org
Pit Bulls are good with children
- FACT. Pit Bulls always test high
as one of the most stable breeds of dogs
in the country. These statistics can be
found with the American Temperament Test
Society of the United States, where they
always fall as one of the top five most
stable dogs. Because of this, they are extremely
patient and tolerant of children.
All Pit Bulls will "snap" and attack
a person sooner or later -
Pit Bulls are a very popular breed and rarely
attack. Pit Bulls are very powerful animals,
so when something does go wrong, it usually
makes the news. Almost all Pit Bull attacks
have involved unaltered Pit Bulls, so it
is very important to have your Pit Bull
spayed or neutered as soon as possible.
Additionally, serious Pit Bull attacks rarely
involve spayed/neutered Pit Bulls who have
received proper training and socialization.
Pit Bulls are good for first time
dog owners -
Although this breed is fantastic with people,
they can be a challenge. They are extremely
strong and athletic dogs and unless the
owner is prepared to attend a training program
and have a secure and structured living
environment, I would not recommend this
breed for your first dog.
Pit Bulls are good dogs for apt./condo
living - FACT. Though Pit Bulls
are athletic and love to get out and play,
if they had their druthers, they would be
sleeping on the couch, 24/7. They are short
coated dogs and do not do well outside in
the cold weather or very hot weather. They
don't shed too much and are easily groomed,
thus making them the ultimate indoor dog.
"Red nose" Pit Bulls are more aggressive
Are blondes dumb? Do redheads have a quicker
temper? Of course not. "Red nose" is simply
a color/style. They have a lighter pigment
such as a pinkish nose with yellow/green
eyes. They act no different than black,
brindle, or white Pit Bulls.
Pit Bulls are easy to train
- FACT. Extremely easy
to train. All they want to do is please
you. As they are so sensitive to your feelings,
verbal training comes easily with this breed.
Pit Bulls cannot be with other dogs
and/or cats -
This is probably the biggest misconception
and biggest misunderstanding when it comes
to this breed. With proper training and
handling, your Pit Bull can learn to live
peacefully in the company of other dogs
and often cats as well.