Comment: Pit Bulls and Thoroughbreds Were Selected for 'Performance'

In response to the recent mauling of mailman Jeff Glen, a DogsBite.org commenter has left a beautifully articulated response. Commenter Doug draws on the parallel example of the equine world to discuss the genetic heritage of pit bulls. Both animals underwent performance selection over many years to produce an unmatched breed: the ultimate canine warrior and the fastest horse on earth. Neither animal was selected on the basis of "human friendliness." Pit Bulls Were Sele… [Read full blog post]

Comment: Pit Bull Owners Consistently Blame Victims

Wendy and Charlotte Blevins at Creighton Medical Center after the attack. DogsBite.org - A comment was recently left at DogsBite.org about Tina Agerson's pit bull that suddenly attacked Charlotte Blevins and ripped off her scalp. The commenter, who is presumably a pit bull advocate, blames Charlotte's mother. The cruel accusation voiced by the commenter is universal amongst comments that we do not publish at DogsBite.org. So that readers can understand this spiteful m… [Read full blog post]

Comment: Why Do Many Pit Bull Advocates Tolerate, Protect, and Enable 'Dogmen'?

DogsBite.org - Many comments have come in regarding our recent post about the seizure of Ed Faron's dogs at Wildside Kennels. There are too many good comments to bring to the central blog page. We hope that by bringing this one, readers continue the conversation. (We have added hyperlinks to help readers reference related content). This particular comment focuses on the $64,000 question: Why do many pit bull advocates continue to tolerate, protect and enable the "dogmen"?… [Read full blog post]

Comment: Pro-Pit Mantra, 'Cocker Spaniels Bite More Than Pit Bulls'

A reader at DogsBite.org recently commented on the often used pit bull advocate mantra: "But cocker spaniels bite more often than pit bulls!" We've all heard the mantra, the question is, what does it mean and what does it reveal about genetics, breeding, cocker spaniels and pit bulls? It reveals that "cocker rage" was primarily a result of indiscriminate breeding practices. Unlike pit bulls, however, spaniels were never bred for aggression or dogfighting. Given the volum… [Read full blog post]

Comment: Reporting a Dangerous Pit Bull as Suspected Insurance Fraud

DogsBite.org - A commenter recently left a message about a family being terrorized by a neighbor's pit bull. The person outlines potential steps a person can take to evoke action to get the dog removed. The comment was left as a suggestion and an information tool. DogsBite.org is a dog bite victims group -- we are not attorneys nor are we insurance agents. We publish this comment as an information tool that may help prevent future dog bite victims. Comment: I have some very impor… [Read full blog post]

Comment: Pit Bulls are 14 Times More Likely to Break Constraint to Attack

A DogsBite.org reader brings up an excellent point: Pit bulls have an alarming record of breaking constraint to attack. In the 1987 Lockwood & Rindy survey (Are 'Pit Bulls' Different? An Analysis of the Pit Bull Terrier Controversy) the authors note that 42% of pit bull attacks involved dogs that were fenced, chained or inside prior to the incident. Another 14% involved dogs jumping fences or breaking chains. For bites involving other breeds, 26.7% were similarly rest… [Read full blog post]