Given the enormous amount of press-coverage of the Pit Bull breed, it is not unknown that the public have been moulded into a community which has grown afraid and hostile of the Pit Bull; leading to them being exiled and frowned upon.
A common misconception is that most people believe that the breeds’ temperament is the blame for labelling them as dangerous. But in fact they should not be singled out this; the main reason why the dog can be so dangerous is because of its environment and not genetics.
A dog, whether it be a poodle or a Pit Bull, will act the same if they are miss-treated. If the dog is taught from an early age to fear humans, rather than to live with them, then they will become aggressive and uncontrollable.
Pit Bulls do have a very powerful jaw, with a bite-force 235 pounds, but they are not alone in this -nor do they have the most power. What the media has ‘brain washed’ the public to think is that a Pit Bull is more hazardous than larger dogs like a German shepherd (bite-force of 238psi) or Rottweiler (bite-force 328psi), however it is no different to any other dog. Most large breeds have a very strong bite, and some even smaller dogs can inflict a bite powerful enough to kill.
Any dog can be dangerous in the hands of an irresponsible, negligent or abusive owner and one breed should not be singled out.
*Note: figures found at- http://dogbitesinformationandstatistics.blogspot.com/2008/01/canine-bite-force.html