Pitbull Misinformation Reaching Epidemic Proportions

Pitbull Misinformation Reaching Epidemic Proportions


I’ve been asked to talk about pit bulls
pit bulls %uh have been a topic that to a lot of
our audience owns pit bulls and I get a lot of emails
about this and it’s something I know that a bit about and there’s a lot of misinformation out
there about pitbulls and about dogs and dog bites and dog behavior so I wanna go through a few
things there’s this idea that pit bulls are dangerous inherently okay and it’s just absolutely false and
you don’t have to believe anything I say do your own research read Malcolm
Gladwell’s peace about dangerous Pit Bull’s that he
brought for I believe it’s the new yorker ’em and that has become part of one of
his books read it all first of all a lot of people
don’t even understand what pit bulls are that that’s the the misconception number
one there are many breeds that are classified as pit bulls when they aren’t there’s really people
means it’s it’s basically three breeds an American Pit Bull Terrier a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and
American Staffordshire Terrier is a couple of other cross breeds now
for example the American Bully which some consider maybe to be part of
the pit bull umbrella or not there’s tons have dogs including the American
Bulldog various Mastiffs crossbreed Boxer mix is
that are being labeled as pit bulls when they’re not pit bulls were never bred to be violent
and the ones that are violent I’m are really violent as a result of
the ownership or of specific but a a a breeding that
is being done to make them violent and there’s this idea that pit bulls
have locking jaws that’s not true there’s the idea that pit bulls have the
strongest jobs that’s also not true they have lower job pressure than a lot of a ov other breeds and then
there’s this idea that they have a bad temperament people’s do not have bad temperaments
the past temperament tests a by be with with flying colors check
out the American temperament test society all that stuff is bogus a lot of the fatal bites are not from
pit bulls for stubble there from these other breed they’re
confused some fatal bites are indeed from pit bulls
and we have to look at a number of things there are so many pit bulls right
now because it’s become a popular breed the same way that a rottweilers at one point for the
popular kind of like a young masculine guy breed for a while it was Dobermans in at
those times you some more bites from those dogs now it happens to be pit
bulls we have to look at bites as a percentage of the number of dogs
that exist but the other thing is it really is owners if you look at
biting incidents there overwhelmingly a neutered male dogs who are often chained many hours a day and otherwise
not socialized often owned by young man without the resources to properly care
for the dogs who decides whether a dog is neutered
not the doc who decides whether to the dogs chained during the day not the
dog who decides whether the dog is socialized properly not the doc we’ve gotta figure out how
to stop the myths around pit bulls being
inherently violent dogs as opposed to any other trend breed that
is the masculine young male on you tard the dogs got this
chain is a allowed to just bark at people all day thing because it leading to the youth in his
Asian a lot of the dogs it’s a really really big problem and
we’ve just gotta fight the misinformation about it send me your
thoughts about pit bulls with your with your experience with it

100 thoughts on “Pitbull Misinformation Reaching Epidemic Proportions”

  1. Nice that you're setting the record straight. I'm an animal lover and my parents rescue dogs and my mom always used to say "poor pitbulls, they're so misunderstood and just as gentle as any other dog." Unfortunately you can't rescue ones that were raised as fighters, they do tragically have to be destroyed. But as for regular pitbulls, like most other dogs, they're awesome and gentle if you socialize them.

  2. I also, in part, blame pitbull misinformation on daytime court shows. Each and every single one of them has ever done is demonize pits when they have a chance to.

  3. Pitbulls are genetically made to be a good guard and sometimes work dog. Though there have also been a history of this breed and its predecessor, The Staffordshire Terrier, being bred for the purpose of fighting. So yes, its sort of a mixture of the person who raises it and how the dog can easily get aggressive. Though I'm sure a dog itself won't become aggressively dangerous with out any form of negligence.

  4. Actually, Pitbulls come from a line of Staffordshires, which were originally bred for work. It wasn't till later years where they were breeding them to fight.

  5. Haven't met a mean pitbull, I actually don't have many bad experiences with dogs. Worst was a couple dogs have barked at me. Although I am a cat person, I have had much worse experiences with cats.

  6. Bad PR: like Doberman a bad movie made the best and more intelligent breed into evil monsters… google Sister Pauline Quinn to check out how good are Dobermans… Pit bulls aren't that good, but I doubt they are as bad as people think

  7. Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine.. 20 years of data.
    Rottweilers involved in more than half deaths.
    Breeds such as Pitbulls & Rottweilers had strong correlation with attacks.

    ie, study in "Pediatrics".
    article; "Analysis of Dog Bites in Children.."
    "The relative risk for a dog attack by a German shepherd or a Doberman was ∼5 times higher than that of a Labrador/retriever", 83% knew the dog that attacked them.
    etc.
    Children younger than 10 represent the highest-risk group.

  8. You said "I'm entitled to my own opinion." But you said basically exactly what I said. The only difference is you said "not all are bred to be aggressive." I understand that but now there is aggression throughout the bloodline and it takes more than one generation to breed them in to more docile dogs. Of course not all of them are going to be aggressive but the fact is they are more likely to be aggressive than most breeds. They just are.

  9. It seems clear from reading the stiudies, that pit bulls do represent a significantly greater risk than other breeds. The only issue is why.

  10. Yes you can raise a pitbull to be a very docile and friendly dog, but they are more inclined to become violent. I have owned two in my life and they have been my best friends, but 80% of every bad encounter I have had with a dog has been with a pitbull on the street. You can say it is completely the owners fault, but you can mistreat a yellow lab and you don't see them tearing people to shreds. Just yesterday 2 pits killed 7 lamas at a veterinary college just because they felt like it.

  11. Yes, but! There is a much stronger correlation with stupid owners who don't train their dogs properly. It's truth that Rott and pitbulls have a strong character, and could be somewhat aggressive, playful and will even go on prey drive (get some rat and shit) – but, they naturally tend to love people and to love being trained. It's the kind of dog who want to please.

    As such, if the pitbull of some owner bite you, I think if he/she the only difference with a chihuahua is the size&strength.

  12. I had a Pitbull and i got it when it was a baby (he's passed away now) and he was such a sweetheart wouldnt harm any of my 6 cats or any cats in general. In fact he was afraid of a female Shitzu next door HE USED TO HIDE BEHIND ME WHEN THE SHITZU WAS OUT, yea..thats really scary

  13. The question of controlling these dogs is similar to gun control.

    In the hands of responsible people they are fine, in the hands of the irresponsible they can be particularly dangerous.

  14. least i didn't get scratched by a dog. oh no! a doggie's claws gave me a wittle scratch! therefor they are monsters. you're an idiot. *blocked*

  15. Why do we care WHY Putbulls are dangerous. Bad owner, or Bad Dog still equal dead kid. Your logic about number of Pitbulls and math is nonsense. Pits make up less than 4% of all AKC registrations, but were responsible for 50% of the dog bite fatalities. Thats from the CDC, so please tell me how I dont get the science. If you logic was correct Black Labs who make up more AKC registrations that the next 4 breeds combined would be known for killing children.

  16. There are many factors, ie owners who want to posit aggression choose dogs with aggressive appearance & most powerful bite etc.

    In UK pitbull style dogs are banned.
    It reflects such breeds being disproportionately responsible for horrific attacks.
    Children are particularly vulnerable as dogs read high pitched screams as aggression, making them attack more fiercely.
    power of such dogs means kids have little chance of escape.
    Keeping some breeds as family pets should definitely be discouraged.

  17. Isolated incidents. Lets look at the empirical evidence, and that shows that pits are no more aggressive, or dangerous than labs. german shepards, rottweilers etc.

  18. Chihuahuas have a much worse temperament than breeds that are referred to as pit-bulls. So do a lot of other breeds that are just as powerful as breeds that are referred to as pit-bulls.

  19. We care because banning pit-bulls doesn't stop dog attacks. The stupid owners are still stupid owners who want aggressive dogs. They will create an aggressive dog out of almost any breed. Unless you want to ban all dogs over 15lbs, then you really can't prevent serious dog attacks by banning certain dogs. If you look back to the 80's and 90's, you'll find that other breeds were involved in most dog attacks, though the total number of attacks was fairly constant.

    Check out the article in the vid

  20. We care because banning pit-bulls doesn't stop dog attacks. The stupid owners are still stupid owners who want aggressive dogs. They will create an aggressive dog out of almost any breed. Unless you want to ban all dogs over 15lbs, then you really can't prevent serious dog attacks by banning certain dogs. If you look back to the 80's and 90's, you'll find that other breeds were involved in most dog attacks, though the total number of attacks was fairly constant.

    Check out the article in the vid

  21. We care because banning pit-bulls doesn't stop dog attacks. The stupid owners are still stupid owners who want aggressive dogs. They will create an aggressive dog out of almost any breed. Unless you want to ban all dogs over 15lbs, then you really can't prevent serious dog attacks by banning certain dogs. If you look back to the 80's and 90's, you'll find that other breeds were involved in most dog attacks, though the total number of attacks was fairly constant.

    The article explains it well.

  22. That only works if you discourage all powerful dogs, which includes essentially every dog that weighs more than 15 or 20 pounds. Even small dogs can mess up a little kid.

  23. Between 1979 and 1998 there were over 5 million pits, and 66 fatal attacks. That is about .00125%.
    Comparatively, German shepherd was .00217%, Chows were .00333%, and rottweilers were .00433%. Stop spreading misinformation fool. There many more pitbulls than the ones registered with the AKC. We have to look at empirical evidence, not anecdotal.

  24. If you want to know why those stats do not explain the situation well, you should read the article that David referenced in the video. The bad owners make bad dogs of whatever type of breed they get their hands on. If they can't have a Rott or a Pit, they get a Husky or a Malamute or a Chow or a Lab or a Weimaraner or a Shepard of some type. These dogs have just as much potential for harm if raised by a bad owner. It's unfortunate that Rotts and Pits are currently sought out by idiots.

  25. Pitbulls are so sweet. They really wouldn't hurt a fly. And I should know cause I'm one fly cat. Meeeooow. Keep up all the great work David! Shout out to Louis and Natan! Sorry I'm a cat, spelling isn't my strong suit. Meeeooow

  26. Sigh… did you even read my comment? Do you think all dogs are under the supervision of a responsible handler? My point was that there are plenty of breeds that will not attack people or livestock if they escape from their owners supervision. Is every dog owner qualified to "properly train" a pitbull? It is possible to train a pitbull to be docile, but a lot of breeds are docile by nature without needing special training.

  27. Neutering IS animal abuse, anyone who neuters their dog should also be forced to be neutered "castrated" themselves, or similarly disgusting operations performed if female. If you know how to raise and control dogs then mutilating it is totally unnecessary.

  28. More people die and are injured due to legally owned guns than due to pitbulls but never do I hear we should make guns illegal to own.

  29. I know… As a child, I been raised with a Boxer, which my mom spend many hours in training school. It was so docile that it was following my walk when I hold him in leach, even if he was bigger than me…
    Than, I tried to pet for 5 minutes a chihuahuas at some friend of the family; got bitten, and than it run, scared, to "mommy" – good think it's just a small chihuahuas, it did not hurt much.
    Personally, I'm more comfortable with an english mastiff than with chihuahuas 😉

  30. I know… As a child, I been raised with a Boxer, which my mom spend many hours in training school. It was so docile that it was following my walk when I hold him in leach, even if he was bigger than me…
    Than, I tried to pet for 5 minutes a chihuahuas at some friend of the family; got bitten, and than it run, scared, to "mommy" – good think it's just a small chihuahuas, it did not hurt much.
    Personally, I'm more comfortable with an english mastiff than with chihuahuas 😉

  31. I have rescued many bully breeds and can speak from much experience that NONE I've ever encountered were aggressive. Actually they've all been giant babies and lap dogs.

  32. You deleted your comment because you knew it was stupid. Here it is:"I had my face reconstructed due to a yellow lab attack. You need to rethink you attempt at logic. Most people who want a good dog get a yellow lab or whatever dog they think is a "good" dog and raise it to be so. Because of the misinformation about bullys and dogs in general people who want an attack dog or an intimidating dog get the one that fits the common public perception of be so and raise it to be so. '

  33. I think it's more of a matter of responsibility, that information about the different breeds are needed…
    Yes, a pitbull will bite stronger than many other dogs if it bites; plus they escape easily, and have some aggressive levels. It just requires attention and discipline in training.
    If someone think of being unable to train a pitbull, get something else – there is nothing wrong with a Rat Terrier…
    As such, I prefer to encourage other breeds than discourage owning a pitbull.

  34. German Sheppard are statistically the breed most likely to be seriously violent toward their owners.
    I never understood all the hate pit bulls get. Just because they seem to be the stereotypical dog forced in a dog fight that makes them bad? Is it because they look more threatening? They definitely don't have the super energetic or natural hunt temperament that makes them not good around children. They are mild and chill dogs when raised properly.

  35. German Sheppard are statistically the breed most likely to be seriously violent toward their owners.
    I never understood all the hate pit bulls get. Just because they seem to be the stereotypical dog forced in a dog fight that makes them bad? Is it because they look more threatening? They definitely don't have the super energetic or natural hunt temperament that makes them not good around children. They are mild and chill dogs when raised properly.

  36. You can train anything to be mean even a human .
    that said i have 2 American pit terriers and a yellow lab . they are family .

  37. as a veterinary nurse ive come across many many beautifully,natured pitbull and it is all about the owner and the time they put in regarding training, trust, nurturing and especially socialisation at a young age with people and other animals ive only been bitten twice……once by a large dog, by a small dog and from experience and research read a small jaw has waaayyy more strength

  38. That should be common sense, for decades people bred pits to work with large animals including bulls and other large livestock, so they would only breed the strongest and most aggressive dogs so they could do their jobs well.
    Breeding dogs for their traits is a fact, it has been going on for centuries. Every bloodline has different traits. If you need a source do a little research on the breeding of work dogs.

  39. What your saying proves nothing…A few pitbulls CAN attack you but that doesn't make them all dangerous. It's sad even someone makes a video on this subject, people still don't get it. What an idiot..

  40. your opinion is formed from an emotional and physical experience you then tell others "Think for a fucking second" well if you had thought about it you would realize pitbulls are no more dangerous than the average dog

  41. I've worked in animal shelters for about a decade, and now i have a pit of my own since January. Thanks, David! The breed type and their owners/advocates need ALL the help we can get. Thanks again.

  42. I think what people misunderstand about pits is that it's not their physical prowess or aggression that makes them what they are, it's their extreme loyalty and tenacity to do whatever it takes, be whatever they need to be, to please 'master'. It makes them exceptional at everything, even babysitting, if that's what you want….

  43. it's just unfortunate that they became the most popular dog for people who want them for the wrong reasons….but they will do as 'master' asks…and it's tragic how that devotion is often misused…I wish people would look past the big head, big muscles, big mouth, and see the even bigger heart inside. What kind of dog is a pit bull? A gladiator? An athelete? A nanny? They're all bred for SOMEthing, right? Look into their eyes and you'll feel it. They're whatever you want them to be.

  44. Tigers R sweet pets. There is nothing inherently dangerous about tigers. My friend owns a tiger & it has never bitten any1 therefore it could never hurt any1 in the future. There R other animals w/ more powerful bites than tigers therefore tigers R ok. Tigers don't have bad temperaments. If U have a tiger that U R worried might become violent then U should just get it neutered & it will never hurt anyone. If a tiger bites U its b/c of the owner & has nothing to do w/ the history of the species.

  45. .. you realize you make yourself look like a complete idiot by trying to substitute a wild animal with an animal that has gone through generations of breeding and domestication right?

  46. worked off and on with pits since i was 12.. over 20 years.. I have an amstaff of my own.. these animals are loyal, intelligent, loving working family dogs.. if you do your research you will find that back in the 20's (and even earlier) they were the family dog of the nation.. their nicknames were "nanny dogs" because of how gentle they were with children.. as he points out.. it is the OWNER that is responsible for the behavior.. the dogs are TAUGHT to behave in certain ways.. learn something

  47. also.. i'm an ex insurance worker.. worked in it for 5 years.. NEVER had a call about a pit attack.. the only call i ever had about a pit was a RESPONSIBLE owner calling to notify us that he had the dog (something that no other breed owner would think to do imo).. dogs attack.. ANY dog will attack.. you should have a healthy respect for being around an animal at all times..

  48. *ahem.. except for service animals.. where breed is redundant 🙂 .. so.. your prejudice won't be completely realized.. now will it..

  49. Pitbulls eating kids? What the hell kind of stories are you reading? Did you know that Dachshunds are consistently rated the most vicious dog? Or that Retrievers have a bad history of attacks as well? Or did you not hear that because the stories with ANY other breed besides Pitbulls doesn't mention what kind of dog it was half the time. How about actually check your facts instead of just blindly listening to what the news sensationalizes. Isn't that the whole point of David Pakman?

  50. Fuck me that was original!….not heard that one before…..shakes head and goes of to watch zit videos as they have more original comments.

  51. The only dogs that is friendly and playful with my rotty are pits. A doberman pincher miniture bit my dog and those are vicious violent lil psychopaths

  52. ……Congratulations….you win my dumb comment of the day….point blank period!!!!! remember that "original" comment..FOH!

  53. It'd be a simple matter to treat all pets equally. Make the owners FULLY responsible for the actions of their pets.

    If your pet assaults someone, the owner is charged for assault.
    If your pet kills someone, owner is charged for murder.
    This breed, that breed, cat, dog or rabid monkey. Whatever. You want it? Sure. YOU ensure it's secure.

    (Certainly, there'd be exceptional circumstances. Courts could sort those out.)

  54. The Dog was not trained correctly if at all. The dog was put down and the owners heavily fined. The migrant child was inside her family home and the dog rushed in through and open door. I can't be certain but I think the dog sensed the racist contempt its owners had towards the migrant child. Dog owners must be responsible & these weren't.

  55. so we are both in agreement that dogs should be trained properly. thats good. I do think people should have to have a licence to own a dog (and a child), but dogs cannot sense that someone is racist. If they've been trained to attack they will do as commanded, but it's not in any dogs nature to run into an environment it doesn't know and attack of its own accord. dogs are naturally territorial and prefer to stay where they know.

  56. I don't really like pit bulls. The ones I have met were too friendly and hyper. A mutt with some pit bull wouldn't be too bad for me.

  57. I stand corrected, but even so most cases I've researched involve the breed being raised in a bad environment or were not taught to keep their aggression in check. Just as the dog has its issues, the owners have theirs that create harsh outcomes to both sides of the story.

  58. I watched a really amazing documentary called Beyond the Myth and I love the show Pit Boss..they thought me a lot about pits and now I'm not bias about them anymore..The fear is gone!

  59. Right. So, if your goldfish flushes someone down the toilet, indeed, you should be held accountable.

    Be sure to fishproof your loo.

  60. I love this show but this time I disagree. Look up in the last 100 years all of the deaths by dog. There is only one species that is responsible for 90% of those deaths. Guess which one it is? Yes sadly its pitbulls.

  61. Seriously? Seriously?
    Did you know that different animal species have different behavior? Do you know why this is? Because it's in their genes and environment. Genes affect how much different chemicals our brains produce and how much hormones too. It's proven that high testosterone makes people aggressive, now think person who has born with very high testosterone level. He is affecting different because his genes.

    Go and buy college biology book. There is your fucking source.

  62. I have never disagreed with you until now. I was hospitalized by a pit bull. Here is the problem. The staffordshire bull terrier can kill a human fairly easily, along with a couple of other breeds. I look at it as a responsibility issue for the owner. It is like having any animal that has the potential to kill. Yes, 99% of these dogs are never going to attack someone but that does not take away it's potential. Like owning a wolf or a gun, you get the idea, it is a responsibility issue. If a person wants that kind of responsibility our laws should punish that person as if that person caused injury or death. Problem is %99 percent of people do not understand this. It would be easier to ban the dog than it is to educate the population and then change the laws accordingly. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *