A pit bull is not a breed but a type that includes several breeds all lumped together as one breed and then compared to individual breeds for attack statistics and that makes it look like they are more prone to attack. Mis-identification of the breed is another reason you hear of so many "pit bull" attacks. Because of the bad rep these dogs get from the media people will call almost any dog that bites a pit bull.<quoted text>
How many times have we all heard of vicious dog (uaually pit bulls) attacks on small kids or adults and the owners say "Gee, he has never done that before, they must have provoked him". Again, anyone, repeat anyone who puts a persons safety above all else just so they can feel macho about owning a vicious dog is an idiot, should be prosecuted if an incident occurs. You say Educate yourself, I did, I now carry a 40 cal S and W.
Can you pick out the pit bull? http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/findp... There's only one in the 25 breeds pictured on this page. Check out the rest of the site including http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/pospr... which has positive news stories about the breed and http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/sadre... which shows the cruel things humans do to them.
Did you know that Petey from Our Gang was an American Pit Bull Terrier? I have two myself and they have the typical pit bull temperament, some animal aggression but they love their humans.