on february 6th, bleeding heart chicago examiner pit nutter JOSHUA-PAUL ANGELL wrote an article about how pit bulls out perform the general dog population on the ATTS.
the next day, pit bull owner/rescuer MD Stovalli left this comment:
Congratulations MD Stovalli! YOU are the first pit bull owner to publicly acknowledge the truth about the ATTS. This is a truly momentous event.
Dear Joshua... as a Pit Bull lover and Founder of a Pit Bull Rescue you need to check you facts before using them in the heading of an article. Pit Bull advocates have created their own myths and or chosen to emit the full truth. The ATTS was never meant to measure aggression but balance to see if they can be put to work. Most dogs fail for lack of confidence, not aggression. The ratio of Pit Bulls to those other dogs is 1/28. And Pit Bulls are not for everyone and require a great deal of of work, knowledge, and responsibility. You, see all these people on the dog shows having problems with little toy dogs, imagine if they chose a dog like a Pit Bull, not good! While the article is great, not mentioning the hard truth is misleading. Advocates stress responsibility, you can't be responsible without addressing their tendency for dog aggression. Just because we pretend it's not there doesn't mean it will never surface. It's a great dog but the owner needs to be fully engaged.
click HERE for the whole scoop on the flawed ATTS.
i would also like to take this opportunity to express my admiration & gratitude to dogcentric. in the battle of on line comments, dogcentric is second to none.