I'm a huge fan of Pit Bulls. My firend has a 3 year old Pitty that was rescued from a dog fighting ring IN Ontario. He is a perfect example of the breed... YES he was bred for fighting, NO he is not dog aggressive, or Cat aggressive, or Human aggressive... He's a perfect pet. He was never fought, he was rescued as a 6 month old pup. He does have a stong prey drive, but my friend channeled that instinct into a ball drive... he is now obsessed with his ball. He's a perfect dog in my opinion. I dont care how many people who say that pitties bred to fight can never be trusted, look at the VICKtory dogs. many of them have been rehabbed and adopted into multiple dog households, homes with cats, homes with kids.ok this is a little off subject but still on pit bulls - in the UK
the dangerous dogs act was enforced yeas ago with breed specific legislation including the ban of 'pit bull type terriers' due to a high number of dog bites and illegal dog fights.
my first dog ( of my own and not a family one) was a quarter pit so have no qualms about pitbulls in general and understand that in the U.S they are a common family dog just as the labrador is here, the problem is now they are banned you are required to register, microchip and keep your dog muzzled in public but of corse it is the minority who do this, it seems that the pit in the UK is thriving and being classed as a staffy x whenever questioned about it.
when the law was first put in place the numbers of pits declined due to being euthanised after being seized by the police, which then minimised the gene pool. pits are frequently being bred and used as status dogs with the wrong socialisation and extremely inbred causing dangerously aggressive dogs. its a real shame as i know first hand how nice these dogs can be but unfortunatly there is no qiuck fix solution, i recently helped out at local police dog training and breeding kennels and they admitted that they lacked the funds ( for DNA breed testing) and man power to do anything about it.