Busting Myths About Bites
There are a number of myths about dogs classified as "pitbull-type" dogs including myths about the strength and severity of their bites. These myths claim that they have "locking jaws", the "strongest" bite, and that they are more prone to "snap" (or bite without warning) than other dogs. Not only are these myths entirely false, but they are also scientifically baseless. Below, we summarize the facts and the peer-reviewed studies that fully debunk these myths that unfortunately lead to unfounded fear, ineffective public safety policies such as BSL (breed-specific legislation), and lower adoption rates in shelters for the many dogs that can get arbitrarily classified as "pitbull-type" dogs.