Unfortunately it’s not how one treats pit bulls. They account for 3/4 of the dog-related injuries that send people to emergency rooms. Given how few pit bulls there are, that is a pretty serious statistic. A common refrain in just about every pit bull attack is “he/she was so nice. I don’t understand what happened.” .For centuries, the four breeds of dog we call pit bulls were bred for aggressiveness and combat. The same was done with a breed of mastiffs, but they had to be destroyed because they couldn’t be controlled. The problem with pit bulls is you simply don’t know when they are going to short-circuit and that combat instinct bred up in them will come to the surface. While I don’t doubt that treating a dog badly will make them aggressive, the typical pit bull attack has been from a well-treated “nice” pet. Or two or more “nice” pets.
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