Not really. Owned in the past and still own a pitbull, grew up in a household where my mom showed dogs and we always had like half a dozen around at any point in time. Never been bit by a pitbull, never had one even try to bite me (been bit by about a dozen other breeds though). My current pit was a rescue who spent basically his whole life in a cage in a shelter, was on death row, then bounced around fosters until we got him and he still is the sweetest dog you could ask for. You could slap him in the face and it would probably just think you were just trying to pet him. I've never even heard him growl. They are not violent unless you make them violent by decision or neglect. The don't just "snap" and they are capable of being the best dog you could ever ask for.transistor wrote: Pit bulls have a well-deserved reputation
Chihuahuas bight people all the damn time but their ability to cause damage just isn't there, so you never hear about it. Its not the breeds fault that dumbasses with monster energy stickers on their lifted pick up truck (no offense for the nice folks that have monster energy stickers and drive lifted trucks) get them and then don't fix them, socialize them, and do all the other things you are supposed to do with any breed of dog, especially a bigger one. Then they take them out in public and expect them not to have issues. Pitbulls seem to draw a lot of owners that want the looks of a tough dog but don't understand what it means to actually own a dog.