Mary, Timothy is right, why are you quoting from websites that has a strong commercial interest of selling her book (all I see on this site is the Mastercard/Visa logos) and another website, www.dogsbite.org , that is a completely biased website run by Colleen Lynn. Colleen was bit by a pit bull back in 2007. She's hardly an unbiased observer. I love all the lawyer ads she has on her website too. Now we know who are funding her personal vendetta.Go to www.nonlineardogs.com and see what the scholar, researcher and animal behaviorist says about Pitbulls and other vicious dogs in My NUMBER 30.
If you truly want care about what the the scholar, researcher, and animal behaviorist community says about pit bulls, why not read and quote from unbiased scientific journals and/or websites that do not have commercial interests such as selling you a book or taking your court case (i.e. money)?
Additionally,did you even bother to read the article "The Social Organization of the Domestic Dog" you so often quote and rely on? I actually took the time and read this article. This is a longitudinal study of domestic canine behavior base on a group of just FIVE randomly acquired dogs. The study of only FIVE dogs can never be statistically significant because as it is underpowered (you can Google what study "power" means). Would you base on your own judgement on a human race's behavior base on interactions of just five people? Do you know how many of these FIVE dogs were pit bulls? The answer is NONE. These dogs are Collie/Lab mix, Border Collie, German Shepherd, Canadian Shepherd, and Jack Russell. Please take time to read any article you try to quote.
Also, this paper was never published in any peer-reviewed scientific journal. Peer-reviewed means that multiple experts of the field critically read the submitted manuscript and decide if it holds any truth and/or merit to be published in the scientific literature. This procedure upholds a standard of scientific integrity. Without this rigorous review, her study is no more than a personal viewpoint or basically, a personal blog. Anyone can start a blog.
Due to her inconsistent and highly controversial viewpoints she has been fired by the Dutch SPCA, thus she now relies on her book sales to live. She is now trying to ride Cesar Milan's coattails to make money. Having been to the Netherlands several times, in my opinion, the Dutch are a group of pretty fair minded people, so being fired by them speaks volumes.