No other animal in the modern world inspires such fear and terror as the pit bull. Time and time again, we hear horror stories of dangerous pit bulls and "pit bull types" running amok and wreaking havoc on all who cross their path.
Yes, it's true that pit bulls are dogs, and many people believe all dogs are inherently good. "It's the owner, not the dog," you hear again and again. These same people will often proclaim an illustrious history for the breed, pointing to such long ago examples as Sergeant Stubby, the WWI hero, and "Pete the Pup," who appeared in Little Rascals. But those examples were a long time ago, and besides, Sgt Stubby was a WAR hero. Just because a dog is suitable for search and rescue or carrying messages across the battlefield during wartime doesn't mean he's a fit companion in civilian life.
"But ... dog!" you say again. For hundreds of years, no animal has been so beloved by humans as the dog. Immortalized in film and poetry for love and loyalty, the noble dog long ago earned the epithet "Man's Best Friend." But what happens when "Man's Best Friend" goes wrong? Could it be ... the pit bull?
Yes, indeed, we may have created an entire breed of dog that is beyond redemption. And it's not just humans who feel their wrath. Pit bulls are known to be particularly dangerous to other animals. And while such ferocious guard dogs may have had their place in the distant past, the question must now be raised by all right-thinking people: Are pit bulls too dangerous to coexist with humans and other animals in today's society?
Once upon a time, the FBI posted a "Ten Most Wanted" list of dangerous felons in post offices everywhere. Now, it's high time for a new "10 Most" list. The gangsters of old had nothing on this new breed of canine criminal. Indeed, even Cujo or "The Doberman Gang" would flee at the approach of ...
The 10 Most Dangerous Pit Bulls in Existence Today
10. Chooch. Much like a bear, Chooch is Known for his modus operandi of staking out homes, waiting until the occupants leave and then leaping through the window to devour all the food he can stomach, leaving a giant mess in his wake. Here, a hidden camera catches Chooch crossing the line from mere burglary to robbery and assault, as he intimidates a small boy into giving up his lunch. Parents beware--Chooch is out there, and he's hungry!
9. An American Staffordshire in Germany. What happens when three rambunctious kittens are left alone with a resting pit bull and decide to pounce? Do they find out the hard way that it doesn't pay to paw this brutal force of nature? It's three bite-sized morsels trapped with a rampaging pit bull they clawed awake in "An American Staffordshire in Germany."
8. The Vick Dogs. Celebrities through no fault of their own, these former prisoners share the number 8 spot on the list. Most authorities advocated killing the dogs forced to take part in the Michael Vick dogfighting ring, believing they could never coexist with humans. A few rescue organizations stepped in to try and save the pit bulls who came to be known collectively as "the Vick Dogs." Now, virtually all of these former abuse victims have been successfully rehabilitated. Proof that pit bulls are indeed misunderstood bundles of love? Maybe. But what happens when two of them meet up again? Will they attack anything other than preconceptions?
Of course, how pit bulls act around other dogs is only part of the story. Can a human ever find rest with one of these bloodthristy brutes around?
A new book is also out detailing the exploits of these animals, called The Lost Dogs.
7. Sharkey. "Let sleeping dogs lie" became a cliche for good reason. When a baby bunny decides to camp out on the head of a slumbering pit bull named Sharkey, it appears the dog is soundly asleep. But slowly, one twitch of an eyelid at a time, Sharkey wakes up.
This dog has already proven he has a taste for rabbits!
6. Freya. Pit bull aficionados claim their animals make wonderful companions. Detractors say even the most affectionate pit bulls can turn on their owners at any moment, and point to Freya as "Exhibit A." Normally charming and friendly, when this pit bull fails to get her way, she unleashes her deadly "look of doom."
5. Lucky. A tiny duckling wanders in from the great outdoors, only to encounter a pit bull devoted to guarding its home. It's not just their jaws and teeth you have to fear when it comes to dangerous pit bulls, but also the nose and tongue, as this ferocious beast quickly demonstrates. Will the little waddler be bumped and licked to death?
4. BooBoo. Pit bulls are predators, deer are prey. What happens when someone confines a pit bull and young deer in a yard together?
3. Murphy. When pit bulls mix with humans, terror is always the end result. No one involved in this horror show will ever be the same again. http://community.livejournal.com/petbulls/5061635.html
2. Justice. How did pit bulls ever get the nickname "Nanny Dogs" and "Family Dogs" back in the olden days? Justice, considered by some to be the most dangerous pit bull in the world due to serial snuggling with human infants, demonstrates just how much contemporary representatives of the breed have strayed from their child-loving roots.
1. Name unknown. One baby. One pit bull. What happens when the baby gets curious?