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Why are pit bulls so mean

when ever i get close to one they try to bite me but i really like them but i can't i can they love me really but owners of them don't trust me?

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One word: owners

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Pit bulls are just bred to be that way. Not all are like that, in fact I've met some very sweet pit bulls you just have to find the right one.

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This is caused by inbreeding which is actually ruining the pit bull breed. The majority of these dogs are bred for dogfighting. The owners make them aggressive when they are very young.

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Pit bulls are or can be very good dogs. The fact that they have locking jaws tho does make them much more dangerous and they do a lot more damage when they do attack. A pit takes a special owner who is diligent about training and being responsible
As far as biting there are several different breeds of dogs who bite much more often. They just don't do the damage a pit can. They were bred to be dog aggressive but due to poor management many have attacked people and other animals and when they do attack it is usually bad. I have owned a few pits and know people who still do that have not had any problems. I love the breed but I don't totally trust them as I have seen perfectly behaved dogs turn on someone for no apparent reason.

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check out this web site about all the good pit bulls.

http://bslnews.org/pit-bull-heroes-hall-of-fame/

It's all how they are raised and bred. Not all are mean. Mmungbean is correct and I agree. But pit bulls DO NOT have locking jaws. It's has been proven that they have the same jaw function as all canine breeds. I grew up with pits and had one all my life. My fiance raised and bred them for years. Not one had locking jaws. If they had them, how could they release upon command? Locking jaws is a myth.
The jaws of the Pit Bull are functionally
the same as the jaws of any other breed, and this has been proven via
expert examination.
The few studies which have been conducted of the structure of the
skulls, mandibles and teeth of Pit Bulls show that, in proportion to their
size, their jaw structure and thus its inferred functional morphology, is
no different than that of any [other] breed of dog. There is absolutely
not evidence for the existence of any kind of ?locking mechanism? unique
to the structure of the jaw and/or teeth of the American Pit Bull Terrier,
says Dr. I. Lerh Brisbin of the University of Georgia (from the ADBA
booklet, ?Discover the American Pit Bull Terrier.)

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I think it depends on the people who raise them. I Also agree with the other answers about inbreeding. They do get a bad rap. But I truly believe its the owners. For the most part

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