Gardinier did say that pit bulls are more dangerous than other breeds because they are hard to stop once they have started to attack.”The thing about pit bulls is if things go wrong, they go very, very wrong,” she said. “If one attacks, it’s very hard to get them to stop.
They are bred to latch on, to hang on, and that’s what they do.”It’s very difficult to get them to release whatever they’ve latched onto, much more so than say with a German shepherd,” she said.
Children are especially vulnerable because they are at eye level with a pit bull, leaving the child’s face right at the dog’s mouth, Gardinier said.
Generally, Gardinier said she doesn’t recommend pit bulls as pets for families with young children, although it does depend on the dog, she said.”As a general rule, I’d recommend families get a golden retriever,” she said.