There are approximately 800,000 dog bites each year in America, many of them happen right here in Arizona. Consequently, some of the dog attacks involve pit bulls.

What image comes to mind when you hear the word pit bull? If you are like many Americans you initially think of vicious dogfights and violent attacks on innocent victims. Your initial response could be well founded.

You should know that there are many myths about pit bulls that aim to protect the breed and their breeders.

One popular myth designed to protect pit bull breeders and owners is the notion that, “It’s the owner, not the breed.” This popular slogan puts the blame on careless pit bull owners rather than the genetic truths about the breed.

Though, a pit bull’s environment can directly affect it’s behavior, there is little dispute that the genetic makeup of the breed is generally what leads to permanent and disfiguring injuries. As a matter of fact, from 2005 to 2009, pit bulls claimed the lives of 82 Americans.

Many U.S. courts have agreed with this notion. Some of the genetic traits identified by U.S. courts include unpredictability of aggression, tenacity and high pain tolerance.

If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a dog bite, you should contact us at (480) 999-0646 for a free case evaluation.