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This page contains Myths & Facts about the Notorius Pit Bull, some of the Myths goes to show just how gullible and uneducated some people are for starting them.

1. MYTH: Pit Bulls have lock-jaw.  FACT: There is no dog that has lock jaw. Pit Bulls however do have very strong jaw muscles very simular to other mastiff type breeds.

2. MYTH:  American Pit Bull Terriers have 1600 P.S.I. in jaw pressure.
FACT:  Dr.Lehr Brisbin of the University of Georgia states, "To the best of our knowledge, there are no published scientific studies that would allow any meaningful comparison to be made of the biting power of various breeds of dogs. There are, moreover, compelling technical reasons why such data describing biting power in terms of "pounds per square inch" can never be collected in a meaningful way. All figures describing biting power in such terms can be traced to either unfounded rumor or, in some cases, to newspaper articles with no foundation in factual data."

3. MYTH: Pit Bulls are unpredictable toward children and other dogs. FACT: A dogs tempermant is based on there bloodline, Gene pool, and how they are taught to act. No socialization for any breed can be a bad situation period. My Pit Bull loves everyone animals and children.

4. MYTH:  American Pit Bull Terriers are Born mean. FACTIn a letter to James Huffman of Columbus, Ohio, Alfons Estelt of the American Temperament Test Society, Inc., an international dog temperament test organization, wrote the following: "The American Pit Bull Terriers participating in our temperament evaluation have thus far shown a passing rate of 95%. The other 121 breeds of dogs in our tests showed the average passing rate of 77%. While the heredity factor is of measurable importance, these results show that a dog, even if used for dogfighting, is not pre-disposed as such, but is brought by his environment."

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