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Pit bulls have long been demonized in popular culture as an inherently violent dog breed, but a new book documents how this myth was created. Many have noted the strength of the pit bull jaw, but in reality, no study has been done on this feature and a pit bull’s jaw strength is relative to its size. Overall, the pit bull’s reputation was created by sensationalized media and fear of crime.

Read more about the pit bull violence myths.

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