Fact & Fiction

Facts

  • PETEY From the Little Rascals is the most famous Pit Bull in the world.  He even made guest appearances on The Three Stooges!  Most people in the world today did not even know that PETEY was an American Pit Bull Terrier!.
  • Pit Bulls were the most decorated hero dog during World War I.
  • Helen Keller owned a pit bull…now that’s a trust worthy dog.  Helen had to trust her loyal companion as she was blind and deaf!
  • Other famous people that own pit bulls…Madonna, Michael J. Fox, David Spade, Channing Tatum, Jessica Biel, James Cann and even Teddy Roosevelt!
  • The #1 United States Customs dog is an American Pit Bull Terrier
  • NASA hand picked a Pit Bull terrier to search for the remains of Astronauts that perished in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in February 2003.
  • The Pit Bull is the only dog to have graced the cover of the Life 3 times!

Fiction

  • Pit Bulls have locking jaws.  FALSE!  There is nothing anatomically distinctive about the structure of a pit bull’s jaws that differentiate them from any other dog, large or small!
  • A Pit Bull who shows dog aggression will eventually become human aggressive.  FALSE!  Dog aggression and human aggression are very different things!  Research confirms that dog-aggressive dogs are no more likely to direct aggression toward people than dogs who aren’t aggressive to other dogs.
  • Pit Bulls are inherintly vicious.  FALSE!   In yearly tests of over 240 dog breeds by the American Temperament Testing Society (ATTS), pit bulls consistently achieve a passing rate that’s as good or better than the other most popular breeds
    In yearly tests of over 240 dog breeds by the American Temperament Testing Society (ATTS), pit bulls consistently achieve a passing rate that’s as good or better than the other most popular breeds. – See more at: http://www.badrap.org/monster-myths#sthash.ifqeeZQk.dpuf
    In yearly tests of over 240 dog breeds by the American Temperament Testing Society (ATTS), pit bulls consistently achieve a passing rate that’s as good or better than the other most popular breeds. How did your favorite breed do? Check here: ATTS.org – See more at: http://www.badrap.org/monster-myths#sthash.ifqeeZQk.dpuf
    In yearly tests of over 240 dog breeds by the American Temperament Testing Society (ATTS), pit bulls consistently achieve a passing rate that’s as good or better than the other most popular breeds. How did your favorite breed do? Check here: ATTS.org – See more at: http://www.badrap.org/monster-myths#sthash.ifqeeZQk.dpuf