As I have indicated on my Pit Bull main webpage on this website, the Pit bulls are a particularly dangerous breed namely because they have extremely powerful jaws for dogs their size. You add to the fact that they have extreme neck muscles and they almost nearly a resemble a walking jaw with short stocky legs. In fact, I have said, if you buy a Pit Bull as a family pet, it is almost like putting a shark in your family swimming pool! 

Now, these jaws can easily crush hard tissue like human bone and inflict severe and significant long-term tissue damage – however, these powerful dogs can also tear and rip flesh and soft tissue beyond hope of repair or healing – just research some of the pictures you can find on the internet for a few examples of this ripping type biting pit bulls are famous for when they attack.  The harm these animals can cause is not limited to physical trauma or injuries; very often Pit Bull victims of Pit Bull attacks carry psychological scars that last a lifetime. Again, it is due to the “way” the Pit Bull attacks – they twist and turn their heads while biting down with extreme force. I liken it to a crocodile attack!

 

Mark C. Blane is a San Dog Bite Injury Attorney and the managing lawyer of the Law Offices of Mark C. Blane, a San Diego, California Personal Injury Law Firm dedicated to representing families of people injured by a California dog bite. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a dog bite injury or attack accident in California, please order your free copy of Mr. Blane's book, The ULTIMATE California Dog Bite & Animal Attack Legal Survival Book. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it normally sells for $16.95.  However, it is free to all California residents, or those injured in a California dog bite injury accident.

 

 


 

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by Stella O'May May 31, 2015 at 11:42 AM
Does Breeding Impact a Dog’s Behavior? Share 55 Facebook 50 Twitter 5 Email Print By Nicole Pajer Over the years, domestic dogs have been bred to showcase certain appearances. Through this process of selective breeding, a variety of breeds —from the tiny Chihuahua to the towering Great Dane — have been created. According to a recent study, selective breeding of domestic dogs not only alters the way a dog physically looks, but also drives major internal changes in canine brain structure. Scientists from the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney conducted a one-of-a-kind study, which revealed that in the process of breeding domestic dogs, the position of the canine skull has shifted as well. This is a result of humans selectively breeding for different skull lengths to create various breeds. To determine this, Michael Valenzuela from the University of New South Wales and a team of researchers performed MRI scans on the brains of two English springer spaniels, as well as eleven euthanized dogs, which were donated to the study by a local pound. The batch of donated dogs included a range of breeds, such as an Akita cross, mastiff cross, Staffordshire bull terrier, Shih Tzu cross, greyhound, Maltese, Jack Russell terrier, Australian cattle dog, and a pit bull mix. The MRI brain scans revealed that the dogs with the shortest skulls — the Shih Tzu cross, pit bull mix, and Akita — showed a significant reorganization of the location of the brain through breeding. In these short-snouted breeds, the cerebral hemispheres of the brain were rotated forward by up to 15 degrees. In addition, the brain’s olfactory lobes, which work to process smell, had shifted position in these breeds, moving from the front to near the back of the skull. According to Valenzuela and his team, the brains of these short-snouted dogs do not sit inside the skull cavity in the same manner as the brains of longer nosed dogs, whose brains appear to be closer to those of the domestic dog’s early wolf ancestors. Valenzuela says the study reveals “strong and independent correlations between the size and shape of a dog's skull, brain rotation and the positioning of the olfactory lobe. As a dog's head or skull shape becomes foreshortened — more pug-like — the brain rotates forward and the smell centre of the brain drifts further down to the lowest position in the skull.” The study’s co-author, University of Sydney associate professor Paul McGreevy, stated that the study’s findings strongly suggest that one dog’s world of smell may be very different than another’s, and that this change alone could affect how domesticated dogs perceive their environments. The authors noted that this might in fact alter a dog’s personality and behavior, and they encourage people to be responsible when selectively breeding dogs. Valenzuela and McGreevy plan to conduct future research as to how exactly these changes in canine brain positioning affect a dog’s brain function and what the impact is on its behavior. Read more: http://www.cesarsway.com/training/socialization/Does-Breeding-Impact-a-Dogs-Behavior#ixzz38utBT26Q
by terry holt July 29, 2014 at 11:35 PM
By pitbull, I am guessing that you mean American Pit Bull Terrier? Or do you refer in general to any dog with bully breed characteristics? Then I wonder what the purpose is of this attack on one particular dog breed. Obviously, all dogs are capable of biting humans, some do, most don't. This applies equally to APBTs. Just because a dog has the capability to cause harm, doesn't mean it will. I'm guessing you don't go around saying that having a car in the family garage is like having a shark in the swimming pool? Have you seen what a car can do to a person in an accident? There's some crushed bone and nasty tissue tears for you.
by Jen Pierson May 27, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Sir, just because a dog bite can cause harm, there are an infinite number of events that lead up to one. By using the word "inherently" (existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element), you are saying that a bite must happen if the dog is a Pit Bull. I am sure you can look up the data to realize how many Pit Bulls live their entire, natural lives without ever biting.
by mlb May 24, 2012 at 03:04 PM
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