Dogs kill more people than another animal just because they can be cute does not mean they are harmless. Every single dog had the potential to attack dogs operate on instinct if they think they perceive a threat. There are some dogs that are potentially more lethal than others they should have stricter legislation. Like higher fingers for not having them on a leash in public areas. There is an additional royal of this dog is lost and becomes a stray becoming more opportunistic and hostel towards humans. I don't care how well trained and cute you're dog is there is a scenario where that dog would for donation attack an innocent person. And blaming all dog attacks on poor training or abuse is inaccurate.
Pit bulls are not scary or mean at all. Neither are any of the dogs targeted under breed-specific legislation. These laws are based off of ignorance and overall fear of certain breeds of dogs. In fact, there is no evidence that breed-specific laws make communities safer for the people and pets of that community. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) did a thorough study of human deaths resulting from dog bites and the results led to them not supporting breed-specific legislation (BSL).
As a volunteer at an SPCA, I've seen many different types of dogs, and they all have their own personalities, usually very happy-go-lucky, regardless of their breed. Most of the "scary" breeds I have met simply want a tennis ball and a belly rub, not blood. I also know a lot of people who have been bitten or attacked viciously by breeds you'd consider friendly, such as Labradors, Jack Russell Terriers, Dachshunds, and Golden Retrievers. Those are just my experiences alone, so now to the facts. In a 10-year study in Aragon, Spain, dog bites were compared from two 5-year periods before and after Spain's Dangerous Animal Act of 2000. The results showed that the amount of dog bites before and after BSL laws were the same. Denver, Colorado enacted a BSL law in 1989, and citizens there continue to suffer the same amount, if not higher, dog bites than non-BSL counties. Information from nationalcanineresearchcouncil.Com. Lastly, BSL bans and restrictions often end in thousands of family and therapy dogs euthanized and taken from their families. Here are two great articles to read about pit bull dogs/BSL effects: http://barkpost.com/little-girl-loses-pit-bull/ http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/articles/mandatoryeuthanasiapitbullterrier.htm The second one is very long, but if you read all of it, it is very educational and covers everything.