The Truth About Pit Bulls, Pit-Like Dogs From the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office
By Space Coast Daily // June 19, 2018
pits are descended from bulldogs and terriers
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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, 90 percent of dogs in shelters are mislabeled by breed and a majority of the ‘pit-type’ dogs are actually mixes of many breeds.
‘Pit type’ dogs are no more aggressive than other breeds of dogs with other breeds listed as more-likely to bite. Shelters do not get more pit-type dogs.
However, pit dogs tend to be overlooked for other breeds. This is what causes their length of stay in shelters to increase.
Pit Bull is the common name for a type of dog descended from bulldogs and terriers.
Formal breeds often considered to be of the pit bull type include the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Bully, and Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Pit Bull attacks are frequently documented by the media, but controlled studies do not show pit bulls to be disproportionately dangerous compared with other breeds.
Some jurisdictions have enacted legislation banning the breed but Pit Bulls have served as police dogs, search and rescue dogs, and several have appeared on film.
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