The Breeds Of Pit Bulls Essay

1176 Words Nov 20th, 2014 5 Pages
Out of all the different breeds of dogs, Pit bulls tend to top the list of controversy. Those who own the breed pose arguments stating that pit bulls are intelligent, obedient, and extremely loyal. Those opposed to the breed argue a different viewpoint of vicious attacks, aggressive behaviors and illegal dog fighting. Despite difference in opinion, pit bulls are a danger to society because of their aggressive tendencies, fatal attacks, and ignorant owners.
Pit bulls have a tendency to have aggression towards other dogs. In addition, pit bulls tend to prey on smaller animals such as birds, cats, and squirrels. (The Real Pit Bull) In Portland, there was a case in which a pit bull attacked a Pomeranian on a subway streetcar. Several people tried to intervene with one-person bit on the hand. The Pomeranian was later pronounced dead at the animal hospital. (Hall, 2014) In September of 2012, a brown pit bull walked onto a man’s porch and attacked his pet cat. The dog continued to attack the cat despite several witnesses attempting to stop the dog. The dog eventually ran off with the cat in its’ mouth. Since the cat was never found, it is believed that the cat had been eaten by the dog. (Gilger, 2012)
Statistically dogs on a yearly basis bite thousands of people. However, a pit bulls bite can be fatal. “In the 9-year period from 2005 to 2013, pit bulls killed 176 Americans, about one citizen every 18.6 days.” (Lynn Media Group, 2014) According to, twenty-six…

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