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According to Pitbulls on the web, “Much of a dog's temperament relates to its breed history and genetic inheritance.” Most people seem to think that it’s the genes in the dog that makes it temperamental. I have to agree. There are poodles, beagles, and chihuahuas out there that are mean. I also think it depends on the people that raise them. Dogs are the same as humans in this way. If you grow up seeing violence as a good thing, you’re going to continue to see it as a good thing. Once it’s planted in your brain, it tends to stay there.
On the other hand, Pitbulls have one of the strongest bites out there.
As greenspun reports:
“They have the strongest bite-grip of ALL dog breeds, as well as ANY mammal in the animal kingdom. They have an up-front generated bite strength (capacity) of anywhere between 2,000 PSI - 2,600 PSI. I have heard reports of these numbers even hitting the 3,000's in provocation sustained tests using a PSI measuring sleeve. Even 2,000 PSI can crush a human skull, very easily. Pits have a propensity towards aggression, as they were originally bred to fight bulls and bears.”
These dogs are clearly nothing to play with. One little snap could easily end a persons life.
So how do you decide if you want one? Research. Make sure you know everything about these dogs. If don’t have the time to train these loving beasts, then I recommend not getting one. Never judge a book by it’s cover. Remember, it’s all in the genes!