1 in 600 pit bulls

May 17, 2011 at 02:40 PM. It shows some pit bulls as family dogs. 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Those statistics affect taxpayers. 1 in 600. Estimates also say only 1 in 600 pits find forever homes. I never spent the time crunching the numbers, but I've looked for a long time for the source of this & CAN'T find it. I guess it's not PC to write into an ordinance, "No black or hispanic young males, gang-bangers, or residents that live in X,Y, and Z ZIP codes can own pit bulls". And third - where did this number come from? BadRap took a crack at the b.s. And Brent, your post about how "Your city is broke" (also kind of a math post) was also unexpectedly popular. May 18, 2011 at 04:07 PM. } An Honest Look at Pit Bulls By Laurie Lawless Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for a Degree in Professional Writing: Journalism & Freelance Submitted on 8 December 2011 WRT 465/Thesis Advisor: Prof. John P. Briggs !! I also would like ot note that these numbers are pretty old - -and wouldn't reflect any significant changes that have resulted from better education and/or increases in dog ownership. Edmonton 02/01/2021. Brent | 2! Please enable JavaScript if you would like to comment on this blog. Mini Pitbulls inherit their short stature from their Patterdale parent. May 17, 2011 at 02:46 PM. If you are one of the people who has parrotted this popular phrase -- please stop. Don’t judge a dog by its name. (And we all know how reliable his "statistics" are!). Even the county shelter has already euthanized 371 dogs (including owner-intended), according to April statistics on their website. The statistic for pit bulls is not as optimistic with some findings stating only 1 in 600 will be adopted, with the rest being euthanized. A very small percentage of them were actually used for their original purpose and an even smaller percentage excelled at their job, and those were the ones that were bred. May 18, 2011 at 12:28 PM, http://www.ywgrossman.com/photoblog/?p=676. var query = window.location.search.substring(1); I've taken to asking people who use it where they got it from & they always cite some other website, never a study, etc. Again, based on the percent of dogs in shelters and in ownership, I think splitting the middle here will work, and let's, for the sake of argument, say there are 7.5 million owned pit bulls in this country. THIS link is circulating around FaceBook and everyone is just going apesh** over it: http://www.ywgrossman.com/photoblog/?p=676 Cause if it's on the Internet, it must be true... Great photos, bogus commentary... (check out the kid with the dog in a Colby harness and chain leash...), Posted by: All were historically bred for two purposes: to control vermin and to fight. Although Out of the Pits had been helping owners spay and neuter their Pit Bulls for many years on an informal basis, a few years ago we launched an official “Fix-A-Bull” spay-neuter program. About 75% of municipal shelters euthanize pit bulls immediately upon intake, without them ever having any chance at adoption. } While I sympathize with their plight, I find it sad that everyone is so desperate they are willing to hang their hat on junk science. It is part of the UKC description of the APBT (actually, part of the actual standard, as I read it) that these dogs were considered good with children. When I pointed out it was junk science a councilmember that's an attorney said, "Well, it's the only science we have". It is from "Off the Chain". I replied "Okay, then it's JUNK PROPAGANDA, and please stop using it to justify your agenda and make your mayor happy!". In this country, it is generally agreed upon that somewhere between 4 -4.5 million animals are killed in shelters every year. Given that in the Kansas City metro alone we adopt out more than 150 each year (which is 12% of that number) 1,333 seems REALLY low. Keyword: *Trained. “Pit bulls are just dogs and if they are not raised properly and socialized and treated right, they can have behavior problems. Those statistics affect taxpayers. User account menu • 1 in 600 pits has a home. I also generally find "my dog is so sweet" arguments incredibly weak. The cut actually had a practical purpose - the hair left on the joints kept the joints warm. May 17, 2011 at 11:37 AM. Only one out of 600 pit bull type dogs born find and keep a forever home, facts on the ground, pit bulls in the incinerator. Going to make a few comments since I have been out of town for a few days. The county does not adopt these dogs out to new owners. Lindsay McCormick | It is a number purportedly from the CDC that says "4.5 Million Americans are bitten dogs each year." Animal People News recently reported that "U.S. shelters kill about 1.4 million dogs per year, including 750,000 pit bulls … Recently, I saw someone up the number to 1 in 700! Safer. Bottom line: too many dogs being killed. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. DON'T OVER BREED! They often appear on the same sites that tout the "no such thing as a pit bull" theme. FrogDogz | SBT's were the breed that was referred to as the "nanny dog" for their gentleness with children. It is not evidence that the pit bull was CALLED a "nanny dog" or even thought of as a babysitter. And of course, all the studies I have seen suggest that most shelter workers are no more able to identify dog breeds than the average citizen. If they are unclaimed by their owner -- with evidence of ownership such as a veterinary bill -- within three business days, the animals are euthanized. So, if 625,000 pit bulls are brought into homes each year, but supposedly only 1,333 are adopted from a shelter or rescue, that would mean that only.2% of all pit bulls that go into homes come through adoption. Stop BSL | Your Community. This number seems really high to me, especially when we try to tout that dogs are safer that most other things. var url = document.URL; J | In fact I believe that term became common in this country only in recent decades (as families with 2 parents that worked outside the home hired young women to take care of the kids). I can assure those who use that as their sole defense for "pit bulls" that the councilperson they are trying to convince is probably not very afraid of YOUR dog (though one of my councilman DID tell me that it was only a matter off time until my dog turns on me :o). Alan Beck, director of the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine Center of the Human-Animal Bond, favors letting the breed go into extinction.“This breed alone is a risk of serious public health factors,” Beck said. Pro-pit bull groups advocate for responsible pet ownership that is not breed-specific. Maybe you have more sophisticated readers than you realized? Let’s be part of the solution and not the problem! Opponents argue that pit bulls are more likely to attack. Posted by: That's why today's pedigrees all go back to the same dogs. years ago a TV reporter from Joplin in southern Missouri went to a friend's farm to interview them about their pit bulls. I can't completely trace the origination of the source of the number -- but it seems to be yet another one of those urban legends of shelter that continues to exist in shelters. Lori S | I'm so glad to see you apply your analytical skills to exposing it. Across Canada, there is a patchwork of municipal regulations involving pit bull bans. | | * By us. Sadly, we receive approximately 1,000 requests per week to take unwanted Pit Bulls. In the Los Angeles area alone, 200 per day are put to sleep. Posted by: We used to have instructors in puppy and beginner classes that would say, "Look around - only one dog in six will stay in its home". Shelter statistics are equally staggering – it is estimated that more than 80% of Pit Bulls in shelters are euthanized, and typically only 1 in 600 Pit Bulls finds a loving home. Posted by: People like to say things and then repeat them as truth. I am **very** grateful for these accurate examinations of the facts. So let's talk a bit about the numbers -- and why this number cannot even be remotely close to true. May 20, 2011 at 11:01 AM, http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Dog-Bites/dogbite-factsheet.html. I have challenged many people to find me an historical reference to the use of this term, and no one has come up with anything. If only 1 pit bull finds a home for every 599 that is killed, for the "1 in 600" data point to be true, that would leave only 1,333 pit bulls that are adopted from shelters or rescues (800,000 divided by 600). Smarter. Thanks to everyone for the "nanny dog" explanation. Anytime you see "news" or blogs that start a sentence containing a statistic with the phrase "It is said that..." or "People say that...", it's probably time for all us to step back and wonder who is really saying those things and where do the original numbers come from. Having sad that, I totally get that the original statistic you talk about is wrong. May 27, 2011 at 06:24 PM. Funniest quote from the "nanny dog" link provided: So, before being hired as 'nanny dogs', Pibbles had to prove they didn't drink? But I know 1 in 600 is not the right number. 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