Originally Posted by Rigs11
labs are the #1 registered dog in the US and have been for about 8 years now, of course they are gonna be the #1 offender as there are more of them.How many of those attacks caused serious injury or death though?Now look at how many pit bull attacks caused serious injury or death. There you will see that pits are dangerous animals when they are not handled and trained correctly. Do they deserve all the blame? No. But they do deserve extreme caution.It's like having a .22 and a .357, when they kill people it's not the guns fault, but which one does the most damage is what's looked at.
dont get me wrong my friend.
im NOT saying labs are bad dogs. not by any stretch. heck, i have one.
what im saying is that stats are misleading, and you showed how with regards to labs.
with regards to pits, its the levels of abuse and neglect, as well as media sensationalism. right here in denver 9news reported a "pitbull" attack some time ago and when it came out that it wasnt a pit they refused to update the story. didnt sound as good.
stats are generally very misleading