Rickaroo- you did write " It is practically impossible, short of a bullet to the head, to knock a pit bull off once it sinks its teeth into someone's flesh. " I would assume that meant it had a locking jaw. What did you mean then? And why didn't you address anything else I wrote to you. I want to see where you're getting your info from because now it just sounds like you're making stuff up. Show me the factual evidence.
Jesse-The argument is whether or not the dog is inherently bad. Some people on here are claiming that Pitbulls by nature are violent, aggressive dogs. My argument, as is the argument of many others on here, is that bad people raise bad dogs. Pitbulls are the victim and are taken advantage of because of their eagerness to please and their loyalty to their owner. The legislation put in place isn't addressing the problem: bad, irresponsible owners. Also, many attacks are reported as pitbull attacks when they're not even pitbulls. Nobody is denying that there's a problem out there, I'm just saying that it's not the dog's fault. This is why breed specific legislation is ridiculous.
Btw, I found this after I posted......
"No other dog has the power in the jaw that a pit bull has." -Rickaroo
" It is practically impossible, short of a bullet to the head, to knock a pit bull off once it sinks its teeth into someone's flesh. " -Rickaroo
Question: Do Pit Bulls have locking jaws?
Answer: Prepared by:
Al W. Stinson, D.V.M.
Director of Legislative Affairs, Michigan Association for Pure Bred Dogs, and the Michigan Hunting Dog Federation, and a Member of the Board of Directors of the American Dog Owners Association
The following quote was sent to me from Dr. Howard Evans, Professor Emeritus, College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, Ithaca New York. We were colleagues in the veterinary college for four years. He is the author of the textbook, ANATOMY OF THE DOG, (the world's definitive work on the anatomy of the dog). His statement was in a letter addressed to me on March 26. 2002. His quote was: "I have spoken with [Dr.] Sandy deLahunta (the foremost dog neurologist in the country) and [DR.] Katherine Houpt (a leading dog behaviorist) about a jaw locking mechanism in pit bulls or any other dog and they both say, as do I, that there is NO SUCH THING AS "JAW LOCKING" IN ANY BREED.
You're entitled to your opinions, but it's dangerous and irresponsible to pawn off these opinions as facts. Do some research or go to a shelter and spend some time with these animals before you make uninformed judgements.
Rickaroo- I'm very curious where you get your information from. Are there links you can share or do you have personal experience with the breed? Is this based on what you've seen on the news or "heard" from others that you are sharing second-hand? You seem very adamant on your position but I can't tell if you're just saying what you're saying because you really believe it. It sounds as though you're saying it because your know it will rile people up. Just curious.......