"Astoundingly, for most of our history America’s nickname for Pit Bulls was “The Nanny Dog”. For generations if you had children and wanted to keep them safe you wanted a pit bull, the dog that was the most reliable of any breed with children or adults."
Wouldn't it be a wonderful world again if there was no demonized breed of dog? Having had many bully-breeds in my life, around other animals and children, I can't stand to see people highlighting a dog bite just because of the breed.
Many, many dogs bite, and breeds like Pit Bulls are not the most common ones to do it.
*My little sisters learned to walk by holding onto their first dog: a pit named Rex.
*My little sisters were saved by two pits they had in their toddler years, Rex and Ice, when another dog charged into the yard while they played in the driveway. They were too young to know to run, and we were too far to get there in time. Luckily, the two pits we had were fast enough, and while one got between the girls and the dog, the other fought the attacker off until it ran. He did not chase it or fataly injure it.
*My mother's ex has a pit and a chihuahua (who has bitten me a thousand times while the bigger of the two just drowns me in kisses), and the chihuahua was saved from an attacking neighbor dog by his large protector, who jumped over the top of him and barked -- barked, not fought -- the attacker off the property.
*When going to church, I found a bully dog tied beside the road under the sun in 100 degree weather. She was a walking skeleton with blood dried all over her, but she still came up to me with a wagging tail and bounded beside me all the way to the house when I took her with me. She is now 103 pounds and sleeps under three cats that constantly groom her.
*Our most recent dog was a mother pit who was abandoned as a walking skeleton beside the road in a ditch. I discovered her while riding my horse and couldn't leave the sweet girl, who crawled up to me crying. She is now best friends with our youngest dog, follows me everywhere like a shadow, and alerts me when my newborn is crying in her crib and I am in the other room.
~Punish the Deed, Not the Breed~