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Pit Bull Awareness Month: Tops Myths About Pit Bulls

OCTOBER IS Pit Bull Awareness Month National Pit BullI Awareness Month is a month of appreciation and education designed to change perceptions and stereotypes about pit bulls and their responsible owners. It was established to educate and foster positive communications and experiences in the communities in which we and our dogs live, and it is an initiative dedicated to restoring the image of the American Pit Bull Terrier. TOP MYTHS ABOUT PIT BULLS 1 Pit Bulls are human 3 Pit Bulls are inherently vicious. Pit Bulls are aggressive by nature. responsible for most fatal dog attacks. Studies by the Center for Disease Control have proven that no one breed of dog is inherently vicious. The CDC supports the position that irresponsible owners, NOT breed, is the number one cause of dog bites. From 1965 – 2001, there have been at least 36 different breeds/types of dog that have been involved in a fatal attack in the United States No more vicious than Golden Retrievers, Beagles, or other popular family" dogs. In a recent testing done by The American Canine Temperament Testing Society, pit bulls achieved a passing rate of 83.9%, passing 4th from the highest of 122 breeds. THE FACTS 5% 12 40% 20% of all dogs in of all dogs in shelters are of all dogs in shelters are different breeds of dogs are considered Bully Breeds the U.S are labeled as Pit classified as Bully classified as Pit Bulls Bulls Breeds A BRIEF HISTORY 19th 1860s 1898 century Bred in England and broughts to the US by founders, Pit Bulls were used as herding dogs The United Kennel Club First created in England by breeding English Bull Dogs and Terriers was formed, Pit Bulls were one of the first breeds to be recognized Visit Us @

Pit Bull Awareness Month: Tops Myths About Pit Bulls

shared by Dlewis08 on Oct 14
This infographic gives some insightful facts about pitbulls. It is part of October's pitbull awarness month campaign.


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