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I have two experiences with pits one: 1- two of my cousins were mauled by two pits, but the owners were fighting them, the pits latched down and didn't let go until my uncle stabbed them, he was going to shoot them but he could've hit the kids. 2- I own pits I use them to hunt hogs. I use this breed because they bite and don't let go. They are nice as can be at home when not hunting.
In conclusion 95% of the time when pits bite they don't let go. But that is what they are bred for and any owner/prospective owner should know that. So normally if a pit attacks a human it is the owners fault although like in any breed there are isolated cases were the dog is abnormally aggressive the problem is an pits were bred to hunt and kill and retrievers were not so naturally pits are more efficient killers than most other breeds so when they do attacks its deadlier.
We have had Rotties (and have one at the moment) and they were great with kids!
It's really sad when a website claiming to give comprehensive information on dog breeds makes statements like this: "Pits are not nippers -- if a Pit Bull bites, they tend to latch on, and it’s hard to get them to open their mouths and release whatever they’re biting...". It's simply not true. Misinformation such as this causes major consequences for good loving dogs and their families (such as force euthenization or threat of fine). It's sad.
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