Pit Bulls have long been considered one of the most dangerous breeds of canine in the entire world. Despite those misconceptions, pit bulls are actually one of the most loyal and gentle canines when raised correctly from a young age. They will protect their owner and family to the death, and are usually quite easygoing around human children. Sadly, the media only publicizes when a pit bull goes on a rampage and attacks an innocent individual. These stories focus on the dog and less on the horrible owner. Here are ten common misconceptions about pit bulls.

Specific Breed

A lot of people refer to the Pit Bull as a specific breed, but in reality they are actually an entire group of various breeds. The most common is the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and American Pit Bull Terrier. They are similar, but different.

Aggressive Towards Humans

This is probably one of the biggest misconceptions in the canine world. It is said Pit Bulls will turn on their owners and attack. However, Pit Bulls were bred to show no aggression towards human beings. They are no more likely to attack than any other breed.

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