There are a few breeds of dogs that are described and classified under the general term “pit bull.” American pit bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers, and Staffordshire bull terrier are all specific examples of these breeds and technically any other mixed breed dogs that are a combination of these breeds are all considered pit bulls. Additionally, the American bulldog, a breed with a similar background, is recognized by the United Kennel Club as a pit bull breed. The UKC is the only major kennel club to give the American bulldog this official designation. Ohio, as a state, also recognizes the American bulldog as a pit bull variety.
Pit bulls are commonly classified as one of the top dangerous breeds of dogs. These muscular, strong animals that can inflict serious damage through their powerful bite. One may not think of it at first but many first responders have serious challenges entering homes where these animals reside as pets. Pit bulls have been selectively bred to have warrior-like traits. The bite style the dog has is nothing short of deadly and the jaw strength of the animal is significant. Additionally, this dog’s endurance for tolerating pain is very high.
Pitbulls are known for their trademark “hold and shake” bite style. This specific manner of latching on to victims inflicts maximum pressure and substantial damages. It is believed that these dogs, in their attack style, are much different than other breeds. These are dogs that are known to have a bite that is not only intense but also lethal.
As such, it is advised that all pit bull owners have a special “break stick” which is specifically designed to pry open the mouths of these immensely powerful animals out of their strong bites should they engage in a fight. There has been video footage of a tranquilized pitbull gripping onto a steel cable without releasing the tension and pressure of the enormous grip. This is why there is the belief that the only viable way to end a pit bull attack is to shoot and kill the animal.
It’s not so much their tendency to bite more so than other breeds, which is why they are classified as one of the most dangerous dog breeds.The major damage a pitbull inflicts when they attack and latch-on with that uniquely vicious bite style is what makes them a very dangerous breed. If you live in an area with a higher ratio of pit bulls to other dogs, you will increase your likelihood that you could encounter that incredibly dangerous attack. Victims of pit bull bites suffer substantial injuries such as disfigurement, permanent physical and emotional damage, deep muscular damage, even death.
The Arizona dog bite attorneys at ELG understand how difficult it is to overcome a vicious dog attack. Our team of resourceful and experienced Phoenix dog injury accident attorneys know how to construct a solid personal injury claim that will help you recoup the medical costs you’ve encountered and the suffering you endured after a dog attack. Call either our Phoenix or Mesa personal injury law offices at (623) 321-0566 today to discuss your attack during a completely free consultation.
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