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    commonmass, gustynpip, ScienceMom

    ...the way owners treat their dogs and the likelihood of attack (or, at least, of a fatal attack, which is the only sort for which there's reliable data). The odds of a dog being involved in a fatal attack grow greatly if the dog is male, not neutered, and chained. Those correlate with the characteristics of most dogs trained to fight.

    But let's bear in mind that pit types are among the most popular dog breeds in the country. There are millions out there, and attacks are statistically very rare. Most are loving, well adjusted, loyal and docile (all characteristics that the breed was historically known for).

    "Speaking for myself only" - Armando

    by JR on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 09:33:14 PM PST

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