I have a Pit Bull mix, Toby, who was a stray which I got from the Humane Society along with my other dog, Meko, who is a Boxer/Border Collie mix. You’re right how many times do you hear of a lab killing a baby? Allen Young, < 2Fatal pit bull attack, November 2006, Dillon County, SC totally in agreement with you, this stereo typing needs to end, the fact remains that ANY dog breed can be dangerous, their carnivorous, it’s in their blood to hunt, this doesn’t mean that they will if properly socialized, every pit I’ve met has been very sweet and love able, they were more likely to lick you to death then they were to bite and they both came from families with small children, these dogs played fetch, and tug-o-war and rolled over for belly pets just like any other dog. REALLY? I would love to use this page as a reference in a paper I am writing, the only way I can use this as a reference, is if I have an actual name, not admin for writing this page. Both of mine are pit mixes and they’d absolutely shred to ribbons anyone who tries to hurt any of us in our home. The AKC reports this year that Rottweilers are 10th most popular breed in America, MORE popular than pit bulls. You will see how politicians disregarded trained professionals, vets and shelter staff so they can get public favor for their other causes. Good for you! Christian Gormanous, 4Fatal pit bull attack, December 2012, Shawnee County, KS The point is to show that this breed is powerful, and there’s a responsibility just to own one. Leonard Lovejoy Jr., < 1Fatal pit bull attack, March 2009, Bexar County, TX pitbull statistics (406) pit bull facts and statistics (89) Statistics on Pit Bulls (70) pitbull stats (70) pitbull statistics 2010 (68) ... animals that break away from their guardians all the time and maul & kill another beloved pet or person in front of a child or person. He reaches down and gives this screaming creature, trapped in the fence, a gentle nudge and a quick lick. Jason Lee Wilson, 5Fatal pit bull attack, June 1990, Cook County, IL Jordan Collins-Tyson, 3Fatal pit bull attack, May 2015, Cook County, IL is horrible and unforgivable, but the real danger is the type of people that will never, ever put in the time or energy it takes to properly train and socialize this dog. It’s a label that refers to a whole class of dogs that share similar characteristics. After hearing the young boy’s screams, neighbors came out of their houses and tried saving the child. Myles Leakes, 4Fatal pit bull attack, December 2004, Hancock County, MS Douglas Edward Waddell Jr., < 2Fatal pit bull attack, April 1984, Travis County, TX Any animal can be dangerous if the moment presents itself. Pointers were bread to point – herding dogs to herd – and Pitbulls were bread for bite strength and tenacity. August 2020, Summit County, OH Stay off these sites if you don’t like Pits and people who own them. Robert Coffman, < 1Fatal pit bull attack, February 1992, Kent County, MI So pit bulls are NOT 5-20 times more common than Rottweilers, German Shepherds and Chows. Jasmine Dillashaw, < 1Fatal attack involving pit bull, May 2000, Alachua County, FL Just an FYI, you have zero control in life! Billy Gordon Jr., 4Fatal pit bull attack, October 1986, Denver County, CO They are incredibly energetic, social and loyal breed. I feed them at the same time different places. They are best friends. I can only hope you are too. Cheyenne Peppers, 5Fatal pit bull attack, November 2008, Clark County, NV Pingback: NorCalBiostat | Do what you love, love what you do: Proud to be a statistician! So anyone reading this please pass it along for us to work together to come up with a solution to keep us happy and safe. Golden Retriever: 83.7% I was just on dogbites.org and boy are they Misconstrued, they don’t know what they are really reporting. Around 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year, resulting in the hospitalization of 6,000 to 13,000 people each year in the United States (2005). I have not had Toby attack me ONCE! They are not in the top 10. However, Pitbull attack statistics show a different pattern. Pit bull owners need to be aware of the potential danger their dogs can cause, and keep them away from the public. Idk why anyone would wish anything tragic on someone else’s family. They are concerned for their pet’s safety and they do not want their dog to get mauled to death. View national dog bite fatality statistics, reports and trends by DogsBite.org. never, ever blame a dog for the way it acts! These are powerful animals that break away from their guardians all the time and maul & kill another beloved pet or person in front of a child or person. they make it much more graphic then it actually is. Nevaeh Bryant, < 2Fatal pit bull attack, September 2011, Harris County, TX This argument that there isn’t an official breed is all smoke and mirrors. You should blame the owners and not the breed when it comes to attacks and dog fights because if they wouldn’t have raised them to be fighter or been mean to them they wouldn’t have turned mean and they wouldn’t have to be put to sleep at a young age…. It’s also considerably higher than the over all average of 77%, which is the average of the 121 breeds combines. “Beatty has served probation time on assault charges. The Iztapalapa neighborhood where the pitbull attack occurred. Steven Ray "Rocky" Oerther, 6Fatal pit bull attack, April 1991, Allen County, IN Brayden Wilson, < 1Fatal pit bull-mix attack, February 2015, Allegheny County, PA Deriah Solem, < 2Fatal pit bull attack, August 2014, Levy County, FL Grace your comments are ridiculous. January 1998, Rockingham County, NC There is only one thing I find more disturbing than a pitt bull…a pit bull apologist. Contact the media. Brown charged at the dog, distracting the canine from its attack on Mason. It is people like you that I judge and my judgement on you is that you are an a**. She saved 30 people, 29 dogs, 13 horses and a cat during a flood in Southern California. Pingback: Pit bulls are safe around children! Jacob Hoffer, 6Fatal dog attack involving pit bull(s), February 1984, Montgomery County, TX Pingback: CA cop shoots self in leg trying to shoot dog - Page 2. 100% were attributed to pit bulls and 60% resulted in criminal charges. I own a pit and he is a big baby, loves everybody and anyone can do anything to him and even reach for his food now that I have retrained him. I would love to see statistics that accounted for socioeconomic background in these pit attacks. Also sent this to your email. How many breeds are confused for Pit Bulls? . Second, one might notice that the headline is about “fatal attacks” but the graph is about “bites to population ratio.” Which means someone switched the measurement and hoped nobody would notice. Mackenzie Madera, 5Fatal pit bull attack, September 2000, Smith County, TX is there any way I could have a name? Read ” The Pitbull Placebo” so you can educate yourself. And obviously a Pit Terrier’s bite is going to be much more dangerous than a Jack Russell Terrier’s. Beau Rutledge, 2Fatal pit bull attack, April 2013, Jasper County, IA And what site did you get your information? Eckhard Borchardt, 6Fatal pit bull attack, March 1985, Mecklenburg County, NC They’re perfect dogs, and they need a perfect family, and most importantly, a perfect owner. Some day, some of the current hysteria patients will realize that 99.99% of all the horrors that befall humankind are generated by…guess: Humankind. The fatal attack number between the years of 1979-1998 listed as, what? Just from dogs i see around town and at the dog park, i would say pitbull type dogs are the second most common dog i see behind labs, probably 25-30% at least. Derrick Goree, 2Fatal pit bull attack, September 1991, Jefferson County, KY And No… guns don’t kill people any more than the CARS do when people drive drunk!! Notably, the two bullmastiff-mixes3 were littermates that inflicted death within a 6-month period. Johnathan French, 8Fatal pit bull attack, June 2000, Pinellas County, FL Ummm hello, you take a chance when you buy any breed of dog or pretty much any pet for that matter. Not only because there have been attacks, but because the owner needs to know they have the responsibility to defend the stigma, and the statistics. They want to know and they need to know. James Soto, 2Fatal pit bull attack, April 1987, Oklahoma County, OK 4 times as many Rottweilers, 2 times as many German Shepherds, and 3 times as many Chows are involved in Fatal Attacks based on the population percentage. Alexander Adams, 2Fatal pit bull attack, October 2008, Honolulu County, HI If your argument is size, it’s not the best one. thank you. You do not need a name to quote off of a website. Same as Nicole. Noah Trevino, 4Fatal pit bull-mix attack, January 2018, Stephens County, OK I also have a pekingese puppy. Cheyenne and Dakota are a team of hard-working Search-and-Rescue Pit Bulls in Sacramento, California. Loxli Chavez, 1Fatal pit bull-mix attack, March 2018, Bexar County, TX Legs apart and thrown out chest. For that reason alone is why I do not consider them safe family pets for our neighborhoods. Justin Clinton, 10Fatal pit bull-mix attack, April 2009, Macomb County, MI Many of you who defend the breed are taking an idealistic approach which I understand. So please tell me how the facts are skewed. I suggest you visit the non-biased American Temperament Testing Society website. However, attacking the breed is not only a highly ignorant school of thought its also incredibly pointless. Thomas Carter Jr., < 1Fatal pit bull attack, February 2010, Rockdale, GA All of these reports go into the statistics, which bloat the numbers, and cause more unhealthy hysteria. Daily. If you’ve ever watched pitbulls and parolees you would know that even after everything its been through it’s still the most loving dog in the world. Jennifer Rasper, 7Fatal pit bull attack, July 1983, Los Angeles County, CA So, for our example we’ll take the average percent between 5 and 9.6, and use 7.3 percent, which would give an average estimation of the Pit Bull population in the United States. Tyran Moniz-Hilderbrand, < 2Fatal pit bull attack, June 2001, Washington County, UT What I will say, for those who get headaches just looking at a single digit numeral is this: a long, long, time ago (around 1616, if you’ve got some Aspirin handy), some scientists got targeted by the Roman Catholic Church, as heretics, for defending the theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun, big oops. Amongst children 7-years and younger, however, males were excessively victims, 72% (13), versus females 28% (5). Many pit-bull breeders who are breeding for human aggression to create guard dogs. He’s black and white, and he is a healthy, calm, lovely dog. Instead of investing in a home alarm or flood light, people in poverty just go to the shelter and get a free “guard dog” pit bull, tie it up, and don’t bother training or exercising the dog. I knew a woman who raised them her entire 87 years of life and was attacked and subsequently died from her attacks. The problem is that when a pit attacks, it’s to kill, and because of the strength, it usually manages to do so, or at least severely maim and maul the victim. Armini Virgil (Ramani Virgil), 2Fatal pit bull attack, March 2000, Clay County, FL Izaiah Cox, < 1Fatal pit bull attack, March 2009, Caldwell County, TX When a gun kills, it’s the guns fault…let’s ban them. Really. Pingback: Pit Bulls, Our Best Friends! By that “logic” African American males only make up 6% or so of the population but kill more people than any other race. However the different Pit Bull weights can range from 40 – 85+ lbs. Tyler Babcock, 6Fatal pit bull attack, December 2004, Navajo County, AZ Mia DeRouen, 4Fatal pit bull attack, February 2014, Guilford County, NC What is bewildering to me is that Pit Bull Rescue Central admits that other beloved dogs in the community are not safe around pit-bulls because of their genetic makeup but promotes them as a great family pet. Pitbull’s wagging tail also indicates high energy. Holden Jernigan, 2Fatal pit bull attack, November 2007, Bell County, TX I, a middle aged overweight soccer mom, am trying to make everyone around me believe I am tough. And if you bothered to check many of the fatal attacks are from wild Pit Bulls packs in cities where they’re bred, multiplied and are homeless. One moment the dogs were saying hello, and the next second it had its teeth into my dog and was shaking. If you factor in that there is even 1,000 fatalities which is absurd but lets say that, for argument, than your chances are still way less than 1%! Kara Hartrich, 4Fatal pit bull attack, December 2013, Cook County, IL That’s really funny, I did volunteer at a humane society and we have a entrance just for Pit Bulls, to keep them away from other Dogs and people. But there is nothing genetically present in a Pit Bull to make them just turn one day. Ears up or perked 5. Why don’t you DO YOUR HOMEWORK. Hunter Bragg, 7Fatal pit bull attack, April 2016, San Diego County, CA The number of small dogs that have bitten me over my lifetime–maybe 15 (I know, that’s a lot! Many situations occur where the Pit Bull will be hung, electrocuted, shot, etc., yet THEY ARE THE ONES TO BLAME? A person is killed by pit bull breeds on an almost weekly basis. Joel Chirieleison, 6Fatal pit bull attack, July 2014, Montgomery County, OH I could see if I had no sources. For me this is a red flag that you are compromising public safety and the safety of our beloved pets in our communities. MLA, APA, ASA, ACS, Chicago, Turabian, and Sciences have all made adjustments for quoting information off of the Internet. Pit bulls kllled 8 of the 15 youths. Barrett Hagans, < 1Fatal pit bull attack, August 2017, Hart County, GA John Matthew Davis, 10Fatal pit bull-mix attack, July 2006, Hidalgo County, TX There’s no citation whatsoever for the data being presented as fact here. Ryan Maxwell, 7Fatal pit bull attack, February 2013, Uvalde County, TX No problem. These are probably the same type of people who think all 1.5 billion muslims are bad because of 9/11. They said their dogs were best behaved dogs ever and they don’t know why they killed the baby. If I saw a Pit Bull coming at me I would be scared because the majority of Pit owners don’t know how to, or care to, take care of this breed. '”, “Hey, dude, where did you get your statistics from?”, :Oh, just some group called non partial organization.”. People never cease to amaze me with their need to single other creatures out when tragedy happens. He is five and a half months old and definitely a lover. Daxton Borchardt, 1Fatal pit bull attack, March 2013, Knox County, IL Dog ownership information for 2013 shows that family dogs comprised 47% (15) of all fatal attack occurrences; 78% (25) of the attacks resulting in human death occurred on the dog owner’s property and 22% (7) resulted in criminal charges. I would like to see the citations on the statistics that you quoted, most especially the statistics in regards to the “masses” of pit bulls roaming America. Marcellus Hampton, 11Fatal pit bull attack, October 1982, Cuyahoga County, OH Logan Sheppard, 4Fatal pit bull attack, May 2014, Kent County, DE 50,000 stray dogs in Detroit. GROW UP!! Get a clue!!! May 2012, Allen County, OH its not the pitbull breed. February 1999, Los Angeles County, CA The pitbulls in the world are not going anywhere anymore than the owners are. 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