It seems like about every other month, we see a report of an attack on someone by a “pit bull.” I use the term “pit bull” with the understanding that it is a generic term under which several breeds, including Staffordshire Terrier and American Bulldog, are lumped. The owners of the pit bull usually have the same thing to say — basically, something along the lines of, “I don’t know how it happened. Until Sparky mauled the neighbor’s kid, he was such a sweet dog.”
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