Breed bans can get people hurt by giving them a false sense of security. ANY dog can be a threat. Look at how many news articles I can find about breeds such as golden retrievers and labs killing or maiming people or small animals. They have the steriotype of being the most safe dogs around children. Its funny how when a pitbull kills someone, the news is all over it, but when other breeds KILL people, we hardly hear anything. Even though “other dogs dont kill people” is the main excuse I hear from breed ban supporters. Though i think the following news articles prove otherwise.

Chocolate lab attacks 9 year old. And guess what…they actually went after the owner on this one. Its a miracle. http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2010/July/chocolate%20lab%200710.pdf

Greyhound bites 2 year old twice-and is getting a repreive from being put down. If this was a pit, it would already be put down. http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2010/July/greyhound0710.pdf

13 year old attacked by german shepherd, a new hampshire drug sniffing police dog. http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2010/July/NH%20State%20Police%20dog%20bites%20kid%200710.pdf

Chow mix and 2 black labs attacks man, dogs were unprovoked. http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2010/June/chow%20and%202%20black%20lab%20mixes%20attack%20man%200609.pdf

Husky kills newborn http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2010/June/husky%20kills%20newborn%20mother%20charged%200610.pdf

2 german shepherd attack man and his golden retriever puppy http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2010/May/GSD%200510.pdf

Chihuahua mix attacked police officer and was shot because it wouldnt let go even after being tasered. http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2010/April/chi%20shot%20by%20police0410.pdf

Town finally cracks down on stray dogs after woman is attacked by stray german shepherd http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2010/April/mixedbreed%20shepherd%200410.pdf

Sled dogs kill toddler http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2010/April/Sled%20dogs%20kill%20toddler%200410.pdf

Black lab mix viciously attacks woman http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2010/March/black%20lab%20mix%200310.pdf

Loose black lab attacks woman as she was getting out of her car http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2010/March/possible%20Black%20Lab%200310.pdf

2 hunting dogs killed a womans cat http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2010/March/two%20hunting%20dogs%20attack%20cat0310.pdf

2 great danes attacked and killed 40 sheep before farmer shot them http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2010/Februrary/great%20danes%20attack%20sheep%200210.pdf

Miniature dachshund killed by boxer lab mix http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2010/Jan/boxer%20labrador%200110.pdf

Loose lab attacks 56 year old man while walking http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2010/Jan/Labrador%200110.pdf

Toddler killed by weimaraner http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/December/Toddler%20killed%20by%20Weimeramer%201209.pdf

Alaskan malamute kills 49 year old woman http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/December/malamute%20bites%20woman%20dies%201209.pdf

Officer shoots shibu inu that mauled woman. http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/December/shiba%20inu%201209.pdf

Woman injured after stepping in to protect small dog from 2 german shepherds. The dogs had to be taserd to get them to let go of the woman. http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/December/Two%20GSDS%20killed%20by%20police1209.pdf

Lab/husky mix killed a neighbors poodle http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/November/labhuskymix%20kills%20toy%20poodle.pdf

Lab nearly kills pomeranian http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/November/Black%20Lab%201109.pdf

Bulldog kills neighbor jack russel terrier http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/November/bull%20dog%201109.pdf

Greyhound kills puppy at local park http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/November/Greyhound%20classified%20as%20vicious%20after%20killing%20another%20dog%201109.pdf

Joe Namaths lab deemed “dangerous” and is allegedly involved in 4 different attacks http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/November/Lab%20declared%20dagerous%201109.pdf

Woman loses both legs in chihuahua attack http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/November/woman%20looses%20both%20legs%20after%20chi%20bites%20her%201109.pdf

Mastiff kills miniature dachshund http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/October/mastiff%20mix%201009.pdf

Great dane attacked and mangled a boys face, and is NOT being put down. WTF? http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/October/great%20dane%201009.pdf

Neighbors german shepard mix jumped the fence and attcked a 6 year old boy. This instance wasnt the first time the dog attacked the little boy, its just that the first time, authorities did nothing. How much do you want to bet that if the dog had been a pit, the second attack never would have never happened because the dog would have already been put down? http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/September/gsd%20mix0909.pdf

Black lab and yellow lab finally held after 3 attacks http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/August/black%20lab%20mix%20and%20a%20yellow%20lab%20mix%20multiple%20attacks%200809.pdf

Golden retriever kills small dog http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/August/Golden%20Retriver%20kills%20small%20dog%200809.pdf

Husky mauls toddler while owner stands by. http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/August/Husky%20mauls%20toddler%200809.pdf

Lab attack puts 15 month old in critical condition http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/August/Labrador%20bites%20toddler%20whose%20in%20critical%20but%20stable%200709.pdf

A wolf hybrid, a family pet, dragged the families infant out of its crib and into the yard. Baby was in critical condition when rush to the hospital. http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/July/Wolfhybrid%200709.pdf

Man who fought to ban pits in area fights to keep his lab after it attacked someone. Ironic isnt it? http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/June/yellow%20lab%200609.pdf

2 labs and a boxer kill a horse http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/June/boxer%20and%20two%20labs%20kill%20horse%200609.pdf

Man mauled to death by two alsatians http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/May/man%20dies%20two%20alsatian%20dogs%20attack%200509.pdf

Mastiff kills puppy http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/May/mastiff%20kills%20puppy%200509.pdf

Boxer/pointer mix mauls woman and her two year old son http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/April/Boxer%20pointer%20initialy%20id%20as%20pit%200409.pdf

Family husky mauls infant http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/April/Family%20husky%20mauls%20infant%200409.pdf

Former state representative Mark Wright’s labrador attacked a second person. The first time it happened, he said he would have the dog put down… http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/April/Labrador%20strikes%20again%200409.pdf

Yellow lab attacks seven year old girl but attorney deems the dog “not dangerous” http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/March/yellow%20lab%20bites%20child%20but%20not%20deemed%20danterous%200309.pdf

Chow killed 2 week old infant http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/March/chow%20family%20dog%20kills%202%20wk%20old.pdf

Mixed breed killed 8 year old girl http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/January/fatal%20attack%20siberian%20husky%200109.pdf

3 week old infant killed by siberian husky http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2009/January/fatal%20attack%20siberian%20husky%200109.pdf

Child mauled by cocker spaniel http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/December/Kid%20mauled%20by%20Cocker%20Spaniel%201208.pdf

5 huskies returned after killing neighbors dog http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/December/5%20huskies%20released%20after%20killing%20neighbors%20terrier%201208.pdf

Alsatian kills family pet, and the owner of the alsatian just turned and walked away. http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/November/Alsatian%20killed%20famlies%20dog%201108.pdf

Husky kills infant http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/September/husky%20kills%20infant%200908.pdf

Woman lies about the dog that bit her child. She said it was a loose shepherd mix, when in fact it was the families lab mix. http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/August/Lab%20mix%20parent%20lied%20about%20attack%200708.pdf

Infant killed by black lab http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/July/Black%20Lab%20and%20or%20Pug.pdf

Lab kills 2 month old left alone in swing http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/July/fatal%20Labrador%200708.pdf

Sheepdog mix kills one year old child http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/July/fatal%20attack%20sheepdog%20mix%200708.pdf

Golden retriever/lab mix and an australian shepherd fatally maul a woman http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/June/Fatal%20attack%20on%20owner%20aus%20shepherd%20and%20golden%20ret%20lab%20mix%200608.pdf

A pair of blue heelers attack a woman and she is saved by her pitbull http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/May/Pit%20bull%20saves%2066%20yr%20old%20owner%20from%202%20attacking%20dogs%200508.pdf

German shepherd kills small dog http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/June/GSD%20kills%20small%20dog%200608.pdf

Hound kills baby swans http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/May/hound%20kills%20baby%20swans%200508.pdf

Husky kills toddler http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/April/husky%20kills%20toddler%200408.pdf

Lab kills bichon frise http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/April/Labrador%20kills%20another%20dog%200408.pdf

2 shepherd mixes kill sheep http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/April/two%20shep%20mixes%20kill%20sheep%200408.pdf

5 year old girl attacked by a pair of labs http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/March/child%20badly%20hurt%20when%20two%20labradors%20attack%200208.pdf

Woman is saved by her pitbull when attacked by 4 stray dogs http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/March/pack%20of%20strays%20attack%20woman%20her%20pit%20bull%20saves%20the%20day%200208.pdf

Retriever/german shepherd mix kills puppy http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/March/RET%20GSD%20kills%20puppy%200308.pdf

Husky kills shih tzu http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/Feb/huksy%20kills%20shih%20tzu%200208.pdf

Poodle kills puppy http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/Feb/Poodle%20declared%20dangerous%20having%20killed%20another%20dog%200208.pdf

An american bulldog mix and lab/chow mix killed a family’s chihuahua http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/Feb/abd%20and%20chow%20lab%20mix%20kill%20dog%200208.pdf

Chow mix kills puppy http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/January/chowmix%20kills%20puppy%200108.pdf

Sons 3 boerboel dogs brutally kill dad http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/January/chowmix%20kills%20puppy%200108.pdf

Jack russel kills infant http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/January/Family%20JRT%20kills%20infant%200108.pdf

This family owned a pit and a jack russel terrier. Guess which one brutally killed the family’s 6 week old infant. http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/January/JRT%20KY%200108.pdf

English mastiff “used as a weapon” http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/January/english%20mastiff%20used%20in%20threatening%20manner%200108.pdf

Bull mastiff kills puppy http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/January/Bull%20mastiff%20mauls%20puppy%200108.pdf

Man killed by pack of stray dogs. None were pits. http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/January/man%20killed%20by%20pack%20of%20mogrels%200108.pdf

Doberman/pincher mix kills 8 month old baby http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2008/January/man%20killed%20by%20pack%20of%20mogrels%200108.pdf

Huskies kill cat http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2007/December/Huskies%20kill%20cat%201207.pdf

Pack of greyhounds attack man and his yorkshire terrier http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2007/December/Pack_of%20greyhounds%20attack%20man%20and%20his%20dogs%201207.pdf

12 year old attacked by beagle. “You always think it’s a Pitbull or Rottweiler. It doesn’t matter what kind of dog it is, you never know when this will happen to your kid,” Irene said. http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2007/November/Beagle1107.pdf

Dachshund mutilates sleeping infant http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2007/November/Dachshund1107.pdf

11 year old boy used german shepherd “as a weapon” against an 8 year old girl http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2007/November/11yr%20old%20sicks%20GSD%20on%20girl%201007.pdf

Siberian husky kills chickens and ducks http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2007/November/Siberian%20Husky%20attacks%20chickens%20and%20ducks%201007.pdf

Boxer and boston terrier attack woman and her puppy http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2007/October/Boxer%20boston%20terrier%201007.pdf

Great dane kills beagle http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2007/October/GreatDane1007.pdf

Officer shot and killed aggressive lab http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2007/October/officershootslab1007.pdf

“Family” german shepherd kills 2 year old boy http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2007/Sept/GSDfatalattack1007.pdf

3 labs terrorize and kill neighborhood cats http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2007/Sept/threeblacklabskillingcatsinneighborhood0907.pdf

Mountain sheepdog kills woman http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2007/Sept/weiner%20dog0907.pdf

Husky kills infant http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2007/August/Husky%20kills%20infant%200807.pdf

Lab killed maltese http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2007/August/Labkillsdog0801.pdf

Lab attacks city worker, and then police http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2007/July/labrador%20attacks%20city%20worker%20then%20attacks%20police%200607.pdf

Pack of greyhound mixes kill owner http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2007/June2007/IW-greyhounds0607australianfatalattack.pdf

Chow/lab mix kills owner http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2007/June2007/fatalattack0607%20ind%20B.pdf

2 Chow mixes kill owner http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2007/June2007/indychowlabmixesfatal0607A.pdf

Woman killed by pack of 14 greyhound/irish wolfhound mixes http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2007/June2007/IW-greyhounds0607australianfatalattack.pdf

Elderly woman killed by doberman and german shepherd http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2007/May/GSD%20and%20Dobe%20fatal%20attackTX%200507.pdf

child scarred for life by jack russel terrier but will not be put down because its not listed as a dangerous breed. http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2007/May/Totscarred%20for%20life%20JRT%200307.pdf

3 great danes kill beloved family beagle http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2007/April/3%20great%20danes%20kill%20beloved%20pet0407.pdf

Golden retriever and australian shepherd killed owner http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2007/March/GoldenRetrieverputtodeath%20after%20fatal%20attack0307.pdf

German shepherd kills owners mother http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2007/January/GSD0107.pdf

2 great pyrenese killed man and allowed to live http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2006/December/grand%20Pyrenees%20get%20to%20live.pdf

Presa canario kills owner. I just have to quote the writer of the article. “The dog that attacked Willey was a Presa Canario, akin to a pit bull.” Basically, shes saying that its not a pitbull but shes going to call it one anyway. http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2006/August/PresaFatality0806.pdf

Sled dogs kill 2 year old http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2006/July/fatalattacksleddogs0706.pdf

Chocolate lab, mixed breed, and possible great pyrenese killed woman http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2006/June/Fatalattackd4dogs0606.pdf

Pomeranian attacks pitbull http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2006/April/pitbullattackedbypomeranion0406.pdf

Two lab mixes kill pomeranian and attack pitbull http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2006/March06/mixedbreedlabs.pdf

Chained great dane kills woman http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2006/March06/Greatdanekillswoman0306.pdf

Owner commands german shepherd to attack http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2006/Februrary2006/GSDorderedbyowner%20to%20attack%20officer0106.pdf

7 year old boy killed by bull mastiff http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2006/Februrary2006/BullMastiffkillsboy0206.pdf

2 neopolitan mastiffs kill 5 year old boy http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2006/January06/Neos010606.pdf

Dingo mix kills toddler http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2005/December2005/dingocross1205.pdf

School children witness husky kill shar pei http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2005/December2005/Huskykillsdog1205.pdf

Jack russel terrier kills puppy at dogpark http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2005/July2005/specarticle_puppykilled.jpg

Pack of what appears to be shepherd/chow mixes kill zoo animals http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2005/July2005/possibleshepardchowmixes.pdf

Husky kills infant http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2005/July2005/RIHuskykillsinfant.pdf

Boy attacked by german shepherd, and attempts to protect friend by claiming it was a pitbull http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2005/July2005/RIHuskykillsinfant.pdf

American bulldog, johnson bulldog, neopolitan mastiff, and border collie kill elderly man http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2005/July2005/IndianaFatalAttack.pdf

Dalmation jumps out of car window to attack passing pitbulls http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2005/June2005/Dalmationattackstwo%20pitbulls.pdf

German shepherd kills small dog at dogpark http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2005/June2005/shepardkillspet0605.pdf

Mastiff kills jack russel terrier http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2005/May2005/MastiffkillsdogMay05.pdf

German shepherd attacks and kills family pet http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2005/May2005/GSD0505.pdf

Golden retriever attacks mother and child http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2005/May2005/IdahoGoldenattack0505.pdf

German shepherd and lab kill bichon frise http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2005/May2005/GSDandLABkilldogMay05.pdf

Alaskan malamute kills 7 year old http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2005/May2005/AlaskanMalamuteCO050805.pdf

Family’s 2 siberian huskies kill 2 year old http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2005/May2005/Huskyskill2yroldMI050605pdf.pdf

Mixed breed dogs kill elderly woman http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2005/April2005/GAwomankilledbymixbreeddogsApril05.pdf

2 mongrels kill a family’s shih tzu http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2005/April2005/Shihtzukilledbymongerals.pdf

Mutt kills 5 week old infant http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/October2004/10604MuttKillsInfant.pdf

Bouvier kills yorkie at dogshow http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/October2004/Bouvierservicedogkillsyorkiesept04.pdf

Basset/shepherd mix kills 17 month old boy http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/Feb2004/DogattacksandChildren.pdf

Poodle attacks pitbull and its owner http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2002/PoodleAttack.jpg

Police dog kills 4 year old boy http://understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/2002/nebraska632002MartellNE.pdf

98% of the dogs in these articles were family pets and 99% of the attacks were unprovoked. The main argument I hear from breed ban advocates are that pits have killed people, that other dogs dont have the capacity or drive to kill people or other animals, that pits are very likely to “turn” on their owners, and that pits are the only breed that will make a special effort to go after and kill things. Going after one specific breed and advocating that they are the only breed you need to worry about can get people hurt or killed. You NEED to be weary of ANY dog you encounter, not just pits. ALWAYS ask the owner before you pet their dog. You cannot assume that its nice, just because it isnt a pit. You hear mostly pit attacks in the news because those attacks spark contraversy, which is the main goal of news networks. They know someone dying from a pit attack is going to get alot more attention than a person being killed by lab. Its just a fact.

Another fact is that labs actually have a slightly higher bite force than pits.

Every breed out there does the whole bite and shake thing.

Pits do not have locking jaws.

Dogfighters actually have to bait and abuse their pits to “toughen them up”  in order to get them to be that “fighter.”

Pits are NOT naturally inclined to want to kill things.

The fact that they “look” mean, and are very muscular, is not proof that they are any more of a risk than your neighbors lab.

Breed specific legislation is no different than racism. 100 years ago, a common thing you would hear in the south is that black people were dangerous and more likely to attack and kill someone. White people did just as much killing, if not more, but those murders were overlooked. Sound familiar?

I am in no way, stating that pits have never harmed anyone, or that they are not capable of killing someone. Of course they are, just like all the other breeds listed in the above articles.  I am trying to explain that you CANNOT tell whether a dog is likely to attack based on its breed. Pits were chosen by dogfighters because of their appearance, protective nature, and their ability to do damage if they are trained to do so. Their protective nature should not be confused with unprovoked aggressiveness. When I say “protective,” I mean “protective.” I mean that if a pit senses that its family is in danger, it will step in and defend them and will die trying. So, when people say that their pits are loyal, and other instances where people can say that their pit saved their life, they are not lying. So, there is one trait that you can say seems to be breed specific, and thats loyalty.