Not sure why, but any discussion on our website that deals with pit bulls always ends up being one of the most heated topics. We currently have another discussion regarding pit bulls now, Pit Bulls and Chihuahuas
It seems people either hate them or love them and not much in the middle. With two small kids I would never own one. Too many stories about them attacking not only other dogs and strangers but often their own family members. Any dog breed has a propensity to bite. Contrary to what some people think, dogs are animals and not humans. Animals are unpredictable. Sometimes for whatever reason dogs snap. The issue with this particular breed of dog is what happens when it does snap? The damage is often very bad and sometimes fatal. The question seems to be is it a problem with the breed or is it just bad owners? Why are these dogs the breed of choice for dog fighters?
In the past year just in the Elk Grove area alone we have had at least 4 stories of pit bulls attacking someone or something. One involved the EGPD shooting a pit bull when it charged officers who were called in because two of the dogs were loose. In the past few weeks there was an incident in Laguna where a homeowner shot a pit bull that was loose in the neighborhood. The same general vicinity also had two other instances where loose pit bulls attacked other dogs in the neighborhood. You can Google pit bulls attacks and you will get a long list of stories about it.
Should there be a ban or some type of restriction on owning them? Or do we wait until there is some horrific incident and a child is mauled or killed before something is done?
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