Appellate court weighs grisly pit bull death scene

A report, published December 15, 2013 in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, titled Co-occurrence of potentially preventable factors in 256 dog bite-related fatalities in the United States (2000-2009), concludes: "Most Dog Bite Related Fatalities were characterized by coincident, preventable factors; breed was not one of these. Study results supported previous recommendations for multifactorial approaches, instead of single-factor solutions such as breed-specific legislation, for dog bite prevention.". Learn more and read the report summary at: A summary of the same study, with additional statistics, is provided by the National Canine Research Council website: "pit bull" is not a dog breed, it is a term loosely used to describe the American Pit Bull Terrier (recognized by the United Kennel Club), the Bull Terrier (recognized by the American Kennel Club), the American Staffordshire Terrier (recognized by the American Kennel Club) and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier (recognized by the American Kennel Club). "pit bull" mixes and the above mentioned breeds are often confused with other recognized breeds. The media exploits this confusion and sensationalizes use of the term "pit bull" to grab headline attention when reporting on dog bites/attacks. Test your ability to recognize one of the above mentioned breeds against those frequently mistaken for "pit bulls". Google "find the pit bull", or try the following websites:
— December 30, 2014 8:28 a.m.