That I don't personally know and even then.... Okay, I KNOW I am going to get a lot of negative comments on this post but I am just being honest and just not comfortable to let my 5 year old go to friends homes who have pit bulls. I know it's about how they are raised, etc. but they also were bred for what they were bred for and you just never know.
My sister is a trauma surgeon in Portland at OHSU, she said the worst thing she has EVER seen in her career was a 5 year old attacked by a Pit Bull who was a "well adjusted, great pet". She said that her face was basically gone and it's the first case she has ever seen where she was glad the child didn't survive to live the after effects...
I had a border collie for 14 years and I could never train the herding instinct out of her. She would herd the vacuum, herd me, herd anything moving really, it was inbred into her and was just her way. Pit Bulls were bred for fighting. I have seen so many news stories here like one where a sweet grandma type raised the dog and the dog killed her grandson on a whim.
I KNOW what will come up here again and again is how the dog is raised, but what about the accounts of dogs that were apparently raised as part of the family in the home and allegedly very sweet dogs who kill a child or attack on a whim? I know it's happened with other breeds but I haven't seen many reports of that like I do for Pitts. Here in Colorado they have banned them in the Denver Metro area because of the numerous attacks.
I am only leaving this message because I know how knowledgeable people here are on dogs and want to understand why these attacks are so constant with the Pit Bulls. I want to feel comfortable having my daughter around them but I just don't right now. After what my sister told me I am terrified to have my daughter around any Pitt. Am I wrong? *sigh*
Please give me more than "it's how they are raised" because I have seen that is not nec. true from numerous reports. One of the reasons I am leaving this post is that my daughter's best friends just got a pup Pit Bull and I know it is not the right environment for that dog.
And then, how can I say to them "I don't want my daughter around a pit bull" when I have a GSD? Sorry, just venting, but wanted to run it by you all