So, I am going to have to research the issue that Beloz describes and find out what the scientific research has found. My gut feeling is that the APBT may be up there with a couple of other breeds but really nothing that a responsible owner cant deal with or prevent.
Originally Posted by Beloz
This may take a few days but I will get back to you.
However, in the mean time I'd like to point out that 22% is halfway between 1 in 5 and 1 in 4, and I'd be surprised if more than 75% or 80% of dog owners could put their hand on their heart and state categorically that their dog has never nipped or tried to nip another dog. I guess it comes down to what constitutes a dog bite. My Hobbes has grabbed a dog by the scruff of its neck and held it down on the ground. Hobbes has never ever broken a dogs skin and made it bleed. What constitutes a dog bite? To be considered a 'bite' does harm have to occur? If a Cocker spaniel mouths a child that is tormenting it, but does not break the child's skin or bruise the child, is it a bite?
Last edited by ricey; 12-20-2012 at 08:38 PM.
Reason: spelling as usual LOL
The APBT is the best of the best dogs (but it is just a dog, like any other breed of dog)
My avatar? It's a pit bull in a poodle suit (a bit like me really)