Pit bulls – the devil dog

{its have 235lbs of force behind their bite. GSDs have 238lbs, labs have 230lbs, and rottweilers have a crazy 265-328lbs. This is compared with the average bite-force of a human (86lbs).
Pits’ bites aren’t actually the most dangerous ones, in terms of how much damage a single bite could do. (I don’t have a more “scientific” assessment available unfortunately so this will have to do.)
If you trained a large dog to fuck someone up, they would probably be able to do a pretty good job of it. One would have to be pretty fucking lucky to actually kill a healthy adult human, but the human’d definitely get pretty hurt.

The problem with pits is that they come from a long line of dogs bred to be aggressive. As do chows. GSDs do too, but IMO their higher average intelligence holds back some of their tendency towards suddenly snapping for no reason. But the difference between a breed bred for aggression, and one bred for tracking/herding/etc. is that the aggressive one will be more likely to use aggression when startled/stressed, will be more likely to use the full force of their bite, and will be more likely to continue to fight even after being injured.

You don’t often hear about golden retrievers mauling/killing children because they’re just not an aggressive breed. You’d have to really be a gigantic shithead to a golden to get it to want to be an asshole, and it’d have to be really stressed out to snap in a really violent/dangerous way. They were bred to pick up game in a manner that wouldn’t damage it, and bring it back.

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