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Question by A.J.
Submitted on 10/16/2003
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I HAVE A 15MO. RED NOSE MALE A GUY IN MY SAME
TOWN TOLD ME A PIT CAN'T LOCK THEIR JAW, IS
THIS TRUE OR NOT?


Answer by topdog
Submitted on 10/16/2003
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A pit bull's jaw is no different from a lab or a shih tzu's jaw.  No dog can lock their jaw.

 

Answer by mudgod
Submitted on 10/22/2003
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pit papa is retarded, dont listen to him, top dog, is right. Pit Bulls jaws are stronger than labs, but are not locking. The only animal with locking jaws is a crocodile.

 

Answer by Brian T. W.
Submitted on 12/3/2003
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It's true that a pit doesn't have locking jaws but when they bit they tend to grip tight and don't let go.

 

Answer by moondog
Submitted on 2/6/2004
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a pit can bite no harder,and probably not as hard as a rotweiller or mastiff there jaws dont lock,there not inherently bloodthirsty or hardwired to kill other dogs they are however one of the most loyal and affecionate
animals you can own you can raise a beagle to be a violent aggressive its the stupid people in this world who cause problems with dogs

 

Answer by moondog
Submitted on 2/6/2004
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a pit can bite no harder,and probably not as hard as a rotweiller or mastiff there jaws dont lock,there not inherently bloodthirsty or hardwired to kill other dogs they are however one of the most loyal and affecionate
animals you can own you can raise a beagle to be a violent aggressive its the stupid people in this world who cause problems with dogs

 

Answer by Shan
Submitted on 2/12/2004
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Oh my god!!!

You know....some people know so little about dogs before they buy one....They shouldn't even be allowed owning one!!!! Why in the world would a pitt bull's jaws be any different than any other dogs???...It's the people That don't train their dogs well that give the pitt bull a bad rep!!!!...They are just as sweet and loving as any other dos...if not more!!!

 

Answer by lala
Submitted on 2/17/2004
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I grew up with a pit bull who would babysit me. Now I have my own 1 year old pit bull who I rescued when he was 6 weeks old(I also have a German Rottweiler) and he is a wonderful dog. He gets along well with most other dogs and is incredibly loyal to me. I have never had any problems with him.

 

Answer by gypsykorea
Submitted on 4/3/2004
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No offense seriously, but if you had to ask if pit bulls have locking jaws then you don't need to own one.  Since I would question  the reason you got the dog in the first place if you believed this.

 

Answer by CH
Submitted on 4/19/2004
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Don't listen to gypsykorea.  From the first time I saw a pit bull at 4 years old I was told that they could lock their jaws.  When you hear people say that they can for so long and so often, the more pertinent question, is why wouldn't one believe it?  I don't fight my pits and I don't train them to attack.  And even without seeing the name "gypsykorea", the insinuation that believing a common story and having unlawful intent are equivalent would lead me to believe that gypsykorea has to be a woman.

 

Answer by Thuglife
Submitted on 4/21/2004
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pitbulls do lock their jaws because i have an 8 month Red nose pit and ha already locks it

 

Answer by tigercats12
Submitted on 4/22/2004
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"pitbulls do lock their jaws because i have an 8 month Red nose pit and ha already locks it"

you my friend are full of it.

 

Answer by pitbull
Submitted on 4/24/2004
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thuglife have you got a key for that lock and where can I get one my jaws have just locked up.

 

Answer by mike
Submitted on 4/29/2004
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i have a female and male red nose and yes they bite hard but no they cant lock there jaws. if you are a responsible father which im sure you are there should be no problem if the dog is trained right.

 

Answer by l bala
Submitted on 4/30/2004
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Pit bulls jaws cant even be put against labs or other dogs i have never seen another  breed hold on to a nother dog a cloth or anything like a pit bull.

 

Answer by Ballaof_03
Submitted on 5/6/2004
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pits can lock the way to make them let go is to  pour water on them and the should let go of whatever they are holding on to. Pits do bite harder than Rotwilers. It is a fact

 

Answer by nanita
Submitted on 5/13/2004
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yes they can they all do sooner or later

 

Answer by Nycro
Submitted on 5/15/2004
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*sigh*

 

Answer by dog lover
Submitted on 5/16/2004
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yes mate, your dogs jaw does lock, i am selling keys at the moment for a discounted price, only 19.99, hurry cos offer ends soon!!!!

 

Answer by latin_thug
Submitted on 5/19/2004
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hell ya pits can lock thur jaws (to a sertain exstent) i have seen and bred pits that can and will hang from a rope for hours! but after that you must masage their jaws cuz their jaws do get tier out . pits r the most loyal dogs out thur!
         pits rule

AMOR DE REY!

 

Answer by gordo
Submitted on 5/22/2004
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lock jaw is just a term meant for a hard mouth, they really do not lock. the skull of a pitbull is identical to other breeds of same size heads,although there will power and determination will surprise just about anyone.

 

Answer by Samson
Submitted on 5/26/2004
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A pitt bulls "lock Jaw" is a myth if it were true then any time the dog tried to eat it would lock up and the bone structure could not handle it.  They do however have a very intense bit and this is fuled by the power and intensity of the dog.

 

Answer by tone
Submitted on 5/30/2004
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I have a questin thuglife when you say amor del rey (and im guessing you a king) does it refer to god.

 

Answer by XXX
Submitted on 6/13/2004
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Yes,A pit bull doe's have locking jaws.

 

Answer by abby j
Submitted on 6/17/2004
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pit bulls do not lock their jaws it is the strength the dog has. the more powerful the dog, the harder it is to get her loose. i have a 16 week old pit and she is the best dog i have ever had.

 

Answer by terrier fan
Submitted on 6/21/2004
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its amazing how many ill informed people have offered there advice YES pits do have a lock jaw that is caused by spasming of there jaw muscles.it only occurs when they are worked up..Staffs have pound for pound the second strongest bite in the k9 world only sup parsed by heina`s

 

Answer by jadedpitgirl
Submitted on 6/23/2004
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First of all, pit bulls DO NOT have locking jaws. Latin Thug- my pit bull, Kain, can hang from the spring pole for hours, but this does not mean his jaws are locked. Ballaof_03- if a pit bull is engaged in a dog fight or hanging on to something, water will not work to seperate. Maybe sometimes it will if the dog is not completely excited. However, if the dog is in a fight or any other scuffle and highly excited, the only way to break his hold is a break stick. This is a device that responsible pit bull owners have on hand at all times. Especially if you have multiple pits. Even if you don't fight your dog's intentionally, if you own more than one, there is always the potential for a dog fight.

 

Answer by Me Me
Submitted on 6/25/2004
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NO PITBULLS DO NOT LOCK THEIR JAWS. i HAVE A 2 YEAR OLD BLUE PIT WHO HANGS AND HANGS BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN HE LOCKS HIS JAWS. IF PITS WANT SOMETHING THEY GO FOR IT AND THATS WHY THEY CAN HANG FOR A LONG TIME. I DO BELIEVE A PIT WILL BITE HARDER THEN ANY OTHER DOG AND THATS ONLY BECAUSE OF THE MUSCLE IN THEIR JAWS.

 

Answer by Dr. Lehr Brisbin of the University of Georgia
Submitted on 6/26/2004
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"To the best of our knowledge, there are no published scientific studies that would allow any meaningful comparison to be made of the biting power of various breeds of dogs. There are, moreover, compelling technical reasons why such data describing biting power in terms of 'pounds per square inch' can never be collected in a meaningful way. All figures describing biting power in such terms can be traced to either unfounded rumor or, in some cases, to newspaper articles with no foundation in factual data." Furthermore, Dr. Brisbin states, "The few studies which have been conducted of the structure of the skulls, mandibles and teeth of pit bulls show that, in proportion to their size, their jaw structure and thus its inferred functional morphology, is no different than that of any breed of dog. There is absolutely no evidence for the existence of any kind of 'locking mechanism' unique to the structure of the jaw and/or teeth of the American Pit Bull Terrier."

 

Answer by DADON
Submitted on 6/27/2004
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Locking jaws.....that must be a trick question.  I have had two Pit Bull Terriers, and now I have a 10week old Red Nose, they do not lock CRAP!  But they do clamp down hard and long!

 

Answer by joe
Submitted on 6/29/2004
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come on everyone do some research and all your questions will be answered. Try reading some of Richard Strattons work, he is an educated dude. From what it sounds like It isnt even a good idea for most of you to own an APBT. responsible ownership and breed education is the key. Be an ambassador to the breed, not a misinformed thug.

 

Answer by carlitos
Submitted on 6/30/2004
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it is a fact that pitbulls have the most powerful jaws of all dog breeds where they can exerts 2000 psi of pressure when they bite. the lock jaw is not actually a lock, instead it is due to the fact that their jaws are so powerful they tend not to let go. however, pitbulls are fantastic dogs and are less aggressive than labradors. as a matter of fact i own a dobermann and my dog has never been attacked by a pitbull it has always been attacked by a retriever or a hound. it is not the dog that is the problem but the IRRESPONSIBLE OWNERS that think the point of having a pitbull is to intimidate.

 

Answer by landlord
Submitted on 7/7/2004
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I guess an "american red nose" is a pit bull with a fancy name. sorry charlie the house has been rented.

 

Answer by brandy
Submitted on 7/20/2004
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i have a 14 month old red nose puppy and she has a very powerful jaw but with the right tranning and obeidence she is as loving as any dog could be. the dog is what you make them and if they are dangerous out of your control then its the owner who has made them that way. they should be treated with respect not as a weapon.

 

Answer by raushasowner
Submitted on 7/21/2004
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i know for a fact that pitts can lock there jaws i seen it with my own eyes a friend of mine had a 4 year old Pitt, it was a good dog but very territorial but any how this guy came in the yard and the pitt got a hold of him and they ended up having to shoot the dog because of it not letting go and even after the dog was dead they had to use a crow bar to open its jaws

 

Answer by southern
Submitted on 8/3/2004
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I have a 2 yr. old red nose pit. and they do not have locking jaws. i have done my research. and as far as them being a bad breed with children, i have three kids and a boxer, and rocky has never so much as growled at any of them. i have owned a poodle that has more attitude than my pit. and looking to get more pits i love the breed. a dog is only as bad as the owner makes it. thats why pits have bad names. those who fight pits should be arrested!

 

Answer by moondog
Submitted on 8/5/2004
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my friends pitbull puppys at 4 weeks old ate several children at a local orphanage it was a grisly seen indeed check it out on the evening news .this board is becoming useless

 

Answer by free2whateva
Submitted on 8/19/2004
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  i want a pt

 

Answer by lurge
Submitted on 8/23/2004
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It is true pits and not only, but rotts can lock up there jaws i have a video of this as a fact.

 

Answer by ryno
Submitted on 8/30/2004
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yes pits have verey strong jaws.But to everyone who thinks they some way lock,they dont.pick up a book,do some research,or get on the web look around there is no sientifical proff that apbt's can lock there jaws. bye the way i have a well schooled red nose 12month male

 

Answer by ice
Submitted on 9/5/2004
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yo, red nose pittbulls don't lock there jaws neither do crocodiles,no Animal Locks there Jaws/      But (RNPB) r the strongest pitts
/fighting/aggressive/also i raise red nose/black/blue fawn/all champin blood lines  there  jaws r stronger then a lab u have a pitt u know how there mouth is bigger in the back then front P.S Red Nose I think/Know r the best pitt to have

 

Answer by DalmationDood
Submitted on 9/8/2004
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Most of you are stupid, the rest of you are at least trying.

Dogs are born knowing how to survive....not kill and not attack.

Most of you probably have no idea that your dog, in nature, is a vegetarian.
Well PBs are not veggies but you get my point.
Ignorance is no exscuse.

 

Answer by matt
Submitted on 9/8/2004
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they CANT!!! no dog can. they lots of the time seem like they can, but they are actually just not wanting to let go!

 

Answer by thinlizzie
Submitted on 9/10/2004
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No bull dogs cannot lock their jaws, as previously stated they just have a good bite and determination to hang on to something.  I have two Staffordshire Bull Terriers and they have that same determination.  But my male dog will let go on my command, he can have an off day when he will not let go someone's ball that he has stolen no matter how much I command so we end up going home with it. But they have never attacked cats or people, he will take a growl at a passing larger dog, a territory thing I suppose, but he can be a bully with our cat by nudging it along with his nose or just the stance he takes with it. It's bad owners who make bad pets.

 

Answer by pitbull/187
Submitted on 9/12/2004
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yes a pitbull can lock there jaws how do you think thay can kill an other dogs.i have a 4 month old gator pit and he's already locking down on stufe

 

Answer by youngblu
Submitted on 9/13/2004
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all this BS about pits don't have lock jaws that's a shame. ya shouldn't even be on this site if ya say that pits don't have lock jaws? hang a wrout,lab,chow,chiwawa or any other dogs next to a pit and let them hang from any thing and see who is the last one hanging. pits jaws are like a gator once there mouth closes thats the end of what ever is in it's jaws.if you don't think so try it you'll c.

 

Answer by Ian L 14
Submitted on 9/14/2004
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I think that the only people that are worried about locking jaws and psi are people that fight animals. People that fight animals are usually weak and don't have the balls to fight themselves and they take it out on an innocent animal. Why are we even listening to answers from donkeys that go by the name thug life or Latin thug. 2 Pac is dead !  " what a wanna be"

 

Answer by PITBULL DOCTOR(EXPERT)
Submitted on 9/16/2004
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I AM A PITBULL DOCTOR AND IVE STUDIED THEM FOR MANY YEARS.DURING THAT TIME IVE FOUND THEIRS DIFERRENT BLOODLINES THAT CAN LOCK AT A 8MONTH AGE.NOT ALL OF THEM LOCK BUT SOME OF THEM LIKE GOTTI CHAMPION RAZOREDGE GATOR JACKSON AND OTHER BLOODLINES.

 

Answer by Melissa
Submitted on 9/26/2004
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It is a scientific fact that any breed of dogs are physically unable to lock their jaws. The reason you couldn't get the dog to let go is because they are extremely determined to not let go. It's a game to them! And if you still couldn't get the jaws open after you "shot and killed him" he probably died in shock and died determined to not let go. Your friend should have socialized his pit bull early or not owned one at all. It's irresponsible people like you and him that help give them their bad rep. Media feeds on bull crap stories like yours.

 

Answer by Jasper
Submitted on 10/3/2004
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If any of you really knew anything about pitbulls then you would know that pitbulls do not and never will be able to (lock)their jaws. But they were originally bred for gameness, meaning that the dog will preserve his bite, despite injury. In other words the dog doesn't want to let go, by choice. It's the dogs temperament. Read up!!

 

Answer by p4ponies
Submitted on 10/4/2004
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I am a single Mom with a 13 yr. old Daughter neither one of us have ever been around Pits until the first of July this Yr. and our new neighbors moved in with 3 of the most loving Pits.Not to mention we also have livestock and these dogs don't even look twice at any of them.We have just recently acquired a Pit puppy and he is the most loving pup we have had in a long time and we also have numerous other dogs as well. I don't agree that just because we asked about pits jaws locking that  we are irresponsible owners we are just trying to see if there is any truth to the rumors.

 

Answer by ed
Submitted on 10/20/2004
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pits do not lock they are put through a miconception that they are agressive and tempermental.SORRY TO DISAPOINT YOU THEY ARE NOT THE AGRESORE PEOPLE ARE.

 

Answer by pitbull owner of 12
Submitted on 10/22/2004
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ok lets just use simple facts here . ok can your lab hang a rope , nope can a poodle hang on a rope , nope , ok lets see can a pitbull hang on a rope , yesssss . now do there jaws lock who cares its hanging i dont know of any other dogs that can hang by its teeth holding its body weight up only a terrier my friend , and i think there jaws do lock but if they dont you couldnt tell the difference of a locking jaw or a strong jaw when its on your leg . lol .

 

Answer by tgun100
Submitted on 10/22/2004
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a pressa-canary is more powerful dog than the pit but the pits jaw does lock somewhat.Structure of the jaw

 

Answer by Alejandra
Submitted on 10/27/2004
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I have seen a pit bull Leach onto a person and would not let go, in fact it happened to my older brother, to get the pit bull off of my brother with killing him my uncle had to break the dogs teeth out, and yes we tried throwing water on the dog,tried opening his month etc.

 

Answer by diesel powerd pitts
Submitted on 10/30/2004
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pitts do have extremly powerful jaws but no they do not lock

 

Answer by young d
Submitted on 11/3/2004
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Yeah, a pitbull can lock on anything

 

Answer by bigman101
Submitted on 11/8/2004
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Pits cannot lock their jaws. They do however have a very intense bite and can bite harder than most breeds.

 

Answer by mike mcmurtry
Submitted on 11/14/2004
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pit bulls DO NOT LOCK THEIR JAWS!!!!!!!!!
furthermore no dog does or can lock its jaws and if you think so then you are dumber than a bag of hammers!!  pits are more gamey than just about any other dogs in the world and the more gamey they are the more they will tend to lock down  but hell, if i wanted to hold my jaw clenched shut you couldnt make me open it unless you pried it open.  good question but often misunderstood!   that is all, mike

 

Answer by viking45
Submitted on 11/17/2004
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WHAT A LOAD OF BOLLOX!!!
Pit bulls, staffies - both terriers & dogs, DO NOT LOCK THEIR JAWS. THeres also NO eveidence to say which dog breed has the strongest bite. Also, if you have a dog, of a certain breed that is medium build and a dog from another breed that is huge compared to the breed, might it not be possible that these 2 dogs have the SAME amount of force on their bite? to determine which dog has the strongest, hardest bite, a survey must be done, over a vast number of dogs of that breed.

other than that BOLLOX! dogs jaws dont lock.. unless they have the medical condition LOCKJAW, cos they dident get their tetnus shot!
Jay

 

Answer by lil m
Submitted on 11/18/2004
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A pit bull is better than any dog in the world.Pit bulls can be sweet,but the only bites you if you don't like something or you if feel scared of something.

 

Answer by Nay
Submitted on 11/21/2004
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For those of u that own a pitbull, pitbulls DO NOT have lock jaw it is a fallacy the reason they hang on so tightly is they don't want what they have to get away just like people do they hold fast to what they want. As for a lot of owners of pitbulls take them to a qualified vet & they will tell you the same thing they don't lock jaw.

 

Answer by Lil' Gurl
Submitted on 11/22/2004
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I know for a fact that they do lock I have seen it plenty of times and if you throw water on them it will make things worse, I have 5 of them and I have done tried that and it did not work.

 

Answer by Dr. Scott Mason, DVM, VMD.
Submitted on 11/24/2004
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I would like to clarify the debate over a Pitt bulls ability to "lock" their jaws.  First let me introduce myself, my name is Dr. Scott Mason, DVM, VMD, I am a veterinarian and specialist in dog behavior and science in Detroit Michigan.  Detroit has one of the nations worst reputations for gaming pitt bulls and I am the head of the Detroit council for animal science.  Pitt bulls "CANNOT" lock their jaws nor do they have a stronger bite than other dog breeds.  The reason for the tenacity and the pitts ability to not let go of their subject is do to the fact that the pitt does have more than 3 times the tolerance for pain than any other dog breed.  This pain tolerence can be contributed to the dogs purpose a s a gaming dog and years of unethical breeding.  So, while it may appear that pitts have a lock jaw it is scientifically impossible for that statement to be true.

 

Answer by labman
Submitted on 11/29/2004
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Grrr...you god damn people are so gulable! No dog can lock their JAWS!!! PERIOD. About hanging on that thing. Thats called a spingpole. Its excelent excersize for a pitbull so don't go dissing it. From my short experience with pitbulls in parks I'm in love. They are so loyal you would not beleive. They live to please there owner. Now most people would say labs are some other "gentle dog" are the best but pitbulls are just the best. Its more likely that a lab will bite someone rather than a pitbull. You want to diss pitbulls, do it somewhere else. They don't need your negative opinions.

 

Answer by mookie
Submitted on 12/1/2004
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APBT'scannot lock their jaws.  It is just a result of bad press and uninformed people.  it is their gameness that can pointed to explain the tenacity of this great animal.

 

Answer by Conaly
Submitted on 12/9/2004
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Well i love pits and myn would never bite any one the goverment is stupid they will never take rosie away from me

 

Answer by by  redhead
Submitted on 12/21/2004
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A.J  dont  no  why u  brong  this  up  but
i have  10  BLUE PITS  and yes  they  lock there  jaw down!!!But it  is  hw there  trand.they are sweet  dog. But if you put  
males togather  they will fight.but it how u tren  them.

                  GOTS TO GO!!!!!!

 

Answer by by  redhead
Submitted on 12/21/2004
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I have  10  BLUE PITS  and yes  they  lock there  jaw down!!!But it  is  how there  trend.they are sweet  dog.


                  GOT TO GO!!!

 

Answer by hottboy4life83
Submitted on 12/21/2004
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Come on Pit Bulls can lock for sure! i have 9 pit bulls and they all lock i say this because when they fight no matter wht you hit them with they dont let go as a matter of fact you can see them trying to runaway but they cant come on be real if a pitbull is afraid of water or something why when you pour water on them they dont flee if you hit a pitbull with a stick it will move out of the way but when they fight they wont damn run stupid persons they're different from other dogs

 

Answer by blupitman
Submitted on 12/23/2004
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I agree with Me Me. Pit Bulls don't lock their jaws because they can't. The fact is that they hold on as long as they want to. Pits lock their WILL & MIND not their jaws.

 

Answer by SweetJenny
Submitted on 12/28/2004
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Pit bulls as well as any other dog are going to find any way to defend themselves. If that means that they tighten their grip on another dog then so be it. It is not intentional it is just to prevent themselves from being hurt. I own a red nose pit as well as a brindle pit and one of them is a 8 week old puppy and the other is 2 year old and they are just fine around one another. Also my friend has 2 pits and my two year old and one of his dogs have gotten into a fight but it was not because they are pits it was because they both wanted the same bone. Pits are beautiful lovable dogs and i do not feel it to be necessary for people to say the things they do to make people think otherwise. Until you own one you should not make any type of accusation about the animal. If someone approaches you and in your mind they are going to try to inflict pain upon you what are you going to do? Defend yourself by trying to double the pain on them.

 

Answer by latin kitty
Submitted on 1/5/2005
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Wow! It amazes me to see how ignorant people as a race can be! I have a pitbull named Buddy, and he is 3 years old! Before my husband and I rescued him, we did extensive research on the bread! Thru reasearch and REAL life experience we have come to know and truely believe this is a wonderful breed! The breed does not have "lock-jaw"!! From the very beging of this dogs existance they were bread to have unmeasurable loyalty to its owner! They were bread to NOT let go when in bull fights! Its in their genetic make-up! Out of sheer determination and loyalty to their owner, they would die before they let go! You have to be a strong person to raise this breed! Do your reasearch with actual facts! dont base your answers from a bunch of nobody's who havent a clue! Good luck!

 

Answer by Missy
Submitted on 1/5/2005
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They actually don't "lock" their jaw. I've seen a fight with our dog, Coors(12 yr. american pit) get in a fight. Their was blood but nothing serious. If he really "locked" his jaw, the skin would have been torn off. To seprate them we put a hose in his mouth so he can't breath and he lets go. Once our other pit, Ruby(3 yr. red nose pit) got in a fight with another pit named Booda who was very territoial. Just last night Coors and Ruby. It wasn't really nothing, just biting and growling. Hey raushasowner, tell your friend he didn't have to shoot the dog, he just had to put a hose in the mouth.

 

Answer by rednose_owner
Submitted on 1/10/2005
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Wow, these people are exactly what gives these dogs the poorly, and unduly deserved name of "agreesive dogs" Pitbulls have no special "enzyme" that kicks in when they want to "lock their jaws" The sheer determination and strength of the muscles in these dogs jaws do help them hold on, but it is not a lock-jaw situation... I swear... some of the uneducated....

 

Answer by nolockingjaws
Submitted on 1/12/2005
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no they dont that is a load of crap they dont have locking jaws thats the most dumbest and untrue thing i have ever heard i have 1 pitbull and she is a huge baby. and as some of u said .its the bad owners!

 

Answer by dobiegirl
Submitted on 1/17/2005
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Am I And a few others the only one who read part 1,2 and 3 of the article on this site about pits?It states that There is ABSOLUTELY NO EVIDENCE OF PIT BULLS BEING ABLE TO LOCK JAWS it also says that its unknown what the psi of there bite actually is.

 

Answer by pitt man
Submitted on 1/25/2005
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i think dat pitss r 2 violent

 

Answer by ASH
Submitted on 1/26/2005
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PITT BULLS ARE LOVING INTELLIGENT ANIMALS PEOPLE THINK OF PITTBULLS AND THINK STATUS SYMBOL GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT BEFORE YOU GET ONE

 

Answer by bulldog guy
Submitted on 1/26/2005
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Pits do not and have never had lock jaws. It is called "extreme tenacity" (or willingness to please the owner) that powers the long bites. They do have very strong jaws but, not the strongest. The strongest jaws (for a dog) are found on the Dogue de Bordeaux. The sometimes have a head over 30 inches around. (The size and power of 2 Pits heads). Please just read and learn people. Also any retard with "Thug" in there username should definatly not own a pit. People like that is what has ruines every breed brought to America in the past. These are people who are worried about how they look (with a cool dog, or like a thug ect)  That they forget about what is best for the breed. Besides half of you probably have 80 lbs Pits that if you know anything they are obviously not all Pit in the blood. A real Pit should only max out at about 55 or 60 lbs and even that is big for a real Pit. So start reading dumb azzez.

 

Answer by Heather
Submitted on 1/28/2005
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we have rednose pits and they have a lock like no other dog

 

Answer by matt
Submitted on 1/30/2005
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pitts can not lock there jaws they r just so powerful that if they decide they dont want to let go u cant make them unless u have a break stick. moondog is a retard, pitbull has the strongest jaw out of all dogs. look it up!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by D
Submitted on 2/5/2005
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Pit Bulls have extremely strong jaws and can lock them for a certain amount of time. I aint sayin that a puppy could but a full grown pit can lock jawz. I have bredded pitz for years and i have seen them lock jaws on all kinda shyt.


   Pitz rule

 

Answer by WANNAaBULL
Submitted on 2/9/2005
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Not only do those "thug" people have stupid names but there really dumb too. Iv been reading all over the Internet for along time cause i really want an APBT. Every single last one of the sites say the jaw of a pitbull canot lock and is built the same as any other dogs jaw, however, I do know they've got really strong jaws and can bite hard but its all muscel no bone mecanism.

 

Answer by tiggerhaupt
Submitted on 2/10/2005
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If anyone ownes a pit bull than they should know about the 1500 pound of presser they have in their jaw. Just look at the muscles that bulg out on each side of their face look at the  body nothing but muscles. They are such a beautiful dog. I love my Rusty he's a red noise and a rescue. I hope people learn to understand  pit bulls. They really are sweet(to their owners).

 

Answer by Michael
Submitted on 2/15/2005
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"it is a fact that pitbulls have the most powerful jaws of all dog breeds where they can exerts 2000 psi of pressure when they bite."

INCORRECT!

There is no scientific way of determining the strength of a dogs bite, nor has there ever been a study comparing the bite "power" of different breeds.  The APBT has no more strength in it jaws than any other dog of comparative size.  Also, 75% of a dogs biting strength comes from its backlegs not its jaws.  Any intelligent and responsible APBT owner will tell you the first thing you do to get your dog to release it's hold on something is to immobilize its backlegs, then to use a breaking stick.  Anyone who thinks a APBT can lock its jaws, bite harder, or any other stupid myth about the APBT, is a idiot and does not deserve to be around, much less own such a wonderful and caring family pet.

Some good links to learn about APBTs

www.pitbullforum.com
www.badrap.org
www.pitbullsontheweb.com
www.hugabull.com

 

Answer by raistlin
Submitted on 2/15/2005
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Pit Bulls can't lock their jaws.  They can, however, opt to grab and not let go.  But if you can't break your own dog's grip, there's something wrong.  Get a breaking stick, and learn how to use it.  I've never not been able to break a dog off something, by command or by force.  

And you know what you get when you throw water on two Pit Bulls fighting?  Two WET Pit Bulls fighting.  

 

Answer by smarter then some here
Submitted on 2/15/2005
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OMG, I can't believe that you people have a computer to post this insanity but you can't work a search engine to get smart. NO THEY DO NOT LOCK!!!! Pit bulls are very strong willed, of course they are also physically strong, but there is absolutely no way whatsoever to test the "PSI" of their bite, and determination should NOT be mistaken for "locking jaw".
Google it you people, read a book, grab a brain.
raushasowner, hey how did you se it, did the dog pull out it's pad lock and slap it on once it clamped down on the guy?!?!? Shoot it, where the hell do you live? You're wrong wrong WRONG!!!!!!
http://www.dogwatch.net/myths/lock_jaw.html
Check it out.

 

Answer by dog owner
Submitted on 2/15/2005
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its a scientific fact that pit bulls do NOT have locking jaws.  Also there bite is just as hard as others.  What makes them able to hold is their detemination.  This is a scientific fact.  All the doubters need to use google and see the truth.  

 

Answer by pibbles and bits
Submitted on 2/15/2005
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there is a big difference between lock jaw and determination. it is in the bull breed mindset for them to never give up. its been bred in them since the 1800ś i seriously wonder how you can own a pit bull or any bull breed for that matter and NOT know this!

 

Answer by PiT Bull Lover
Submitted on 2/15/2005
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Wow, that made me want to spoon my eyes out.

And it's PiT Bull with ONE T. If you own a dog you should KNOW how to spell its breed.

Pit Bulls DO NOT have a locking jaw. And I'm sure they had to use a crow bar to open its jaws after it was dead. *rolls eyes* I'll use that same crow bar to smack you across the head for being a moron.

 

Answer by Salival
Submitted on 2/16/2005
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"Staffs have pound for pound the second strongest bite in the k9 world only sup parsed by heina`s

First Hyena's are NOT in the canine family.  Second You can not compare a Hyena's bite to a dog because dogs can not compare to them, hands down no chance.  

Second this whole "lock jaw" issue is ridiculous.  One breed of dog would not be anatomically different than the rest.  This issue is no different than people that panic when you tell them you feed raw meat to a dog.  "Oh my god! Dogs can't eat raw meat they will get sick and die!"  Ridiculous, a little common sense if you were graced with it would tell you otherwise.  The pit bull is no differently functioning than any other species of the canine world.  

 

Answer by Jennifer
Submitted on 2/16/2005
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This is the most ridiculous crap I've seen in a long time.  NO - they can not lock their jaws and all you YES people have issues and need to learn a little more knowledge.  I pray that you do not own this breed!  They have a drive and determination to please.  Please, PLEASE - you "YES" people go read and learn before you try to educate anyone else with your stupidity!  

 

Answer by aurora
Submitted on 2/16/2005
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maybe some of you pit bull experts should do some reading. all dog jaws are basically the same, differing only in size. pit bulls are very strong and have a harder grip than most dogs. their jaws do not lock though.

and braniacs...it's pit bull, with one "t" not two.

 

Answer by Powda
Submitted on 2/16/2005
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Time for a link to disprove some retarded people.  Now this link is from a site called,  REAL PIT BULL.  Im sure their facts are pretty up to date!!! http://www.realpitbull.com/myths.html

 

Answer by MEM
Submitted on 2/17/2005
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First of all, "rednose" or American rednose isn't a breed of pit bull.  It just means that your American pit bull terrier has a red nose.  It's exactly the same breed as those with black noses, or blue noses, or whatever color noses....
Second of all, there are no actual studies on pounds per square inch of jaw pressure in any dog breed.  The 2000 psi in the APBT is a myth.  APBTs bite no harder than any other breed.

The thing that makes the APBT special is their determination, their drive, their heart (spirit, whatever...).  They don't give up.  Ever.
From the Pit bull Rescue Center website http://www.pbrc.net/faq.html:
"Pit Bulls are just another member of the canine species and have the same jaw structure as any other dog. If they had a special enzyme or other physical mechanism that allowed them to lock their jaws, we would have to reclassify them as a different species. However, Pit Bulls do seem to have an above average amount of determination for things they are interested in. In fact, they were selectively bred to never give up. Their focus may be barking at squirrels, fetching rocks or sticks, but whatever they do, it's done with a great deal of enthusiasm. If they happen to grab onto something they don't want to release, it can be quite difficult to extract it from them.

In addition, in the heat of a fight Pit Bulls tend to grab a hold on their opponent and shake as any canine would do with a normal prey. A breaking stick may be needed to break the hold. This may seem like a locking jaw effect, but it's only a strong determination to win the fight."




 

Answer by MONSTERSMAX
Submitted on 2/19/2005
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NO! PitBulls or APBT do not have LOCKING JAWS. But people take the biting strength as locking jaws. In the 1700's bull-bating was a sport.The APBT dog or bulldog had to pen the bull by the nose and never let go. If he did the bull could kill him or injure the dog. This is how the instinct to hold on their bite and not let go came to be. No dog has locking jaws! I have 3 APBT'sa red/red nose male,black brindle male & a black/white female. I have had a lot of APBT's& not one has had locking jaws but they do bite very hard. I know because of yard accidents.

 

Answer by Spitz
Submitted on 2/23/2005
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Pits cant "lock" their jaws, and i have a pit mix and yeah he can hold on to things and w/e but lock his jaw? Pit have about the jaw power of 150pounds, ppl have a jaw power of 100...lock? My lab has a bigger head then any pit and he has VERY powerful jaws, he'll take on ur 6month old pit ANY DAY!

 

Answer by Dragonfly
Submitted on 3/2/2005
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Reading all the input on this site, it seems that no one really knows.  Train and love them as best you can.  If not, hope for the best.

 

Answer by sLAvE714
Submitted on 3/25/2005
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Pit bulls do "locK" their jaws just like terrier fan said.  When they bite really hard and shake, what they are doing(without knowing) is working their muscles, and just like every other animal including HUMANS when u work uR muscles they tighten rip and swell up.  APBT have the same skull and jaw structure as other dogs in similar size their muscle mass is quite greater though. So when their muscles swell up and get strained it makes it harder for the dogs to loosen up their bite, therefore creating a "lock jaw" effect.------and for landlord Red noses are truley a unique breed, i myself have an old family red with papers. I guarantee you cant find one as easily as u think.  try doing some research on OLD FAMILY REDS.

 

Answer by hog dog
Submitted on 4/7/2005
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no a pit bull canot lock there jaws. Like the other people on here have said they are just very strong and are only as mean as there master makes them. We use them for the strike dog when hog hunting and if you train them when ther young to let go when you make a noise and keep working with them they will begin to let go every time when u say the word. For instence when you "peep" them off the hog all your doing is sayin "peep peep peep".

 

Answer by purebreed
Submitted on 4/25/2005
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pitbulls jaws can lock.they don't bite as hard as a rottweiler though.that's why pitbulls are banned in some areas

 

Answer by pitbull
Submitted on 4/28/2005
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it's not true but a pitbull tends to clamp on tighter and tighter.lock jaw is a slang of how the pit grips on to a dogs throat and never let go.rottweilers  can bite better than a pitbull though.

 

Answer by jeremy
Submitted on 4/29/2005
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pitts jaws dont lock thats one of tha biggest myths ive ever heard.ya they might bite somethin and not let go,but thats jus becuz of their massive jaw musscle.if u belive that there jaws lock then your an idiot.

 

Answer by sugurbean#1
Submitted on 5/5/2005
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Pitbulls do have locking jaws- believe me because I have experienced it myself. My aunt's dog Skippy once had a hold on my jacket and wouldn't let go. Also, everyone knows that they have locking jaws, so why don't they just admit it?

 

Answer by Da KiD
Submitted on 5/7/2005
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I HAVE A RED NOSE PITBULL AND A BLUE PITBULL AND ALSO A FRENCH MASTIFF
MY FRENCH MASTIFF IS THE YOUNGEST OUT OF ALL OF THE DOGS 2 YEARS OLD BUT STILL HAS THE STRONGEST JAW OUT OF THE LOT.
IF A PITBULL DOES HAVE LOCK-JAW WHY IS ITS JAW WEAKER THAN THE FRENCH MASTIFF?

 

Answer by coolaide
Submitted on 5/14/2005
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Pit bull where breeded for baiting, sporting and protecting. Sport in dog terms means willingness to see through to the end. These dog where used to take down bulls, bears, cattle and other dogs. There jaws do not lock, they where just breed to hold on to animal no matter what is happening to them(be it death). For you people who think there dogs jaws locked because there jaw muscles where tight, try to bite a piece of meat an hold it for 15 min. Your jaws will be the same way.
LOL

 

Answer by sam
Submitted on 5/25/2005
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Pitbulls bite harder than any other dog out in the world and they dont lock, but they bite so fu**** hard they dont let go. Thats why some people get cofused-Never compare a LAB?! or a Rott?!to a Pitbull for their is no match!

 

Answer by sam
Submitted on 5/25/2005
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Pitbulls bite harder than any other dog out in the world and they dont lock but they bite so fu**** hard they dont let go. Thats why some people get cofused-Never compare a LAB?! or a Rott?! to a Pitbull for their is no match!

 

Answer by DOGMAN
Submitted on 5/26/2005
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PITS DONT LOCK THEIR JAWS!THEY JUST GOT BIG HEARTS /BALLS AND ARE GAME.IF YOU DONT HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH OTHER(MOLLOSOIDE DOGS),KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF PITS.THERE S ALLREADY TOO MANY IDIOTS ARROUND,AND DOGS CANT CHOOSE THEIR OWNERS.GIVING A PIT TO AN IDIOT IS LIKE GIVING LOADED UNCOCKED GUN TO A MONKEY!(WE ALL KNOW WHATS GONNA HAPPEN!!!)

 

Answer by someone
Submitted on 6/5/2005
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Pits cannot locks their jaws. On national geographic they tested they jaw strength of a rottweiler, pit bull and a german shepherd. The rottweiler had the strongest bite out of the three.

 

Answer by Jessika
Submitted on 6/8/2005
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No, they cannot lock their jaws. They just do their best to not let go untill their ready to.

 

Answer by Andrews
Submitted on 6/15/2005
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I have a pitbull named baby she has never hurt anyone untill last week a girl came into my yard where baby was tied up and throu rocks at her and she gave the little girl a scrach on her foot so now they want to put my dog down

 

Answer by smokey
Submitted on 6/19/2005
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Pit bulls have 2000 pound of strenth in there jaws they get that much power from constantly using there mouth's for everything they do. Pit bulls have not got locking jaws but that much strenth they do not know when to let go. I have two red nose's and they are the most loyal dogs i have ever had.

 

Answer by darren
Submitted on 6/24/2005
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I have a band.He bites a lot harder than my prev/rotts.I dont think he locks.

 

Answer by Trina
Submitted on 6/29/2005
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you all need to get a life and stop being stupid....just love your dog

 

Answer by mapleleaf420
Submitted on 7/4/2005
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pitbulls are very loyal and will out stand 95% of dogs in a pit, but their so called "locking of the jaw" is down right stupid.. The have very strong jaws but is incapable of locking. An Akita has very powerful bite it will crush your wrist in a heartbeat but will not, or should i say do not have the jaw power to hold on for a long amount of time. as far as fighting  a pit is not the best in the world my friend. TOSA INU...... will kick a pits ass 95% of the time look it up. It seems the JAPS beat the US at every thing lol just kiddin but their dogs are amazing..

 

Answer by CEO BONA FIED KC
Submitted on 7/11/2005
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PIT BULLS HAVE VERY DISTINCTIVE JAWBONES WHICH WILL MAKE IT SEEM AND LOOK AS THOUGH THERE JAWS ARE STUCK IN TO A LOCKED POSITION WHICH IS TRUE. THE JAW BONE IS PUT IN A POSITION IN WHICH IT IS VERY HARD TO REVERSE AGAINST THE DOGS OWN FREE WILL. SO IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT LOCKING THEN TRUE.

 

Answer by BROSKI
Submitted on 7/16/2005
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You want the truth and nothing but the truth? Ok a pitbull can lock it's jaws no doubt! Through muscle glands and sheer strength they can lock the whole jaw intensely and hold that bite for as long as it wants. "PITBULLS FOREVER"

 

Answer by Resposnible PitBull OWner
Submitted on 7/22/2005
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Ever heard of rigimortis?

 

Answer by Responsible PitBull Owner
Submitted on 7/22/2005
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Ever heard of rigimortis?

 

Answer by oz researcher
Submitted on 7/31/2005
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http://www.austinlostpets.com/kidskorner/2October/pitbull.htm

 

Answer by blood line
Submitted on 7/31/2005
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I have read,And did my Homework on pit bulls.
They wear bread from extinct bull dogs and an unknown Terrier breed.
Since bear baiting was outlawed dog fighting came into style,and the Pit Bull was borne.they wear known for their bravery,speed,strength and ability to take pain. NOW to answer yawl'question pit bull jaws don't lock but hold, because of the muscles in their jaws,and can hold on because of their determination, and their ability to take pain.

 

Answer by loony
Submitted on 8/13/2005
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then why are there break sticks for pitbulls

 

Answer by anonymous
Submitted on 8/15/2005
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This is not true. Pits do lock their jaws. When people say pit bulls "lock" their jaws, they actually mean that they don't let go if they bite,which is true. It is a proven fact pits have by far stronger jaw strength than any other dog. I have owned top of the line fighting dogs,(which i never made fight) and none of them was more aggressive and powerful then pit bulls. i have for a long long time studied them, and they are stronger than ANY breed in the k9 world. it's a fact.

 

Answer by inner one
Submitted on 8/16/2005
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pitts jaw dislocates and moves into a certian grove the only way to truely unlock is a curved door stoper like deviceto pry thats if the jaw is actully locked! and not just biten hard. the bestthing is not to provoke this type of tranning. please for the protection of the breed.

 

Answer by Dave
Submitted on 8/28/2005
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Pitbulls jaws dont lock, and yes they do bite harder than mastiffs and rottweilers. They have 200 pounds of pressure behind their jaws that says the same thing....Pitbulls were bread for gameness, which means once they are set on something they dont give up. Same goes with when they are fighting. Their jaws dont lock, but they were bred to not let go. And yes pittbulls are dog aggressive, and anyone that owns one and refuses to believe that should have their dog taken away. I own 2 and am fully aware that no matter how sweet they are, there is always potential for them to get aggressive with another dog. Its in there genes, so you cant ignore it.

 

Answer by red nose is what i got
Submitted on 9/8/2005
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go to pit bull myths on your computer it will tell you there about pitbulls locking there jaws,it does not happen,they have a strong will to hold on,there jaw is built the same as any other breed,there is no enzyme in them or more jaw bone,nothing,they just have strong jaws and a strong will....if you have a pit and dont know anything about them then you could have a big problem.pits arew one of the best breeds as far as temperment.please read more about pits before you get the pit bull into more trouble then they already are

 

Answer by Jessica
Submitted on 9/20/2005
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I have four pitts. One day two of them got into a fight over food and i got in between them which was stupid on my part and my female bit me but as soon as she knew it was me she let go. I have not raised them to fight it is just in there blood line i am highly against fighting these dogs. Now everyone tells me i better watch her because she had a taste of blood and might want more. Is this true?

 

Answer by gary
Submitted on 10/12/2005
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this is a QUOTE for a new's paper clipping !  "THE FACTS

A Pit Bull bite is three times worse than a Rottweilers.
A Rottweilers has 800psi (Pounds Per Squire Inch Jaw Pressure).
A Bull Terrier has 1200psi,  
A pit bull’s bite force is 2000+ psi plus.  
A Pit Bull does not lock its jaw as do other dogs, but it lower jaw scissors back and forth to rend flesh from the bone.  
Pit Bulls are bred from Staffordshire Bull Terriers – Gaining their incredible musculature  - and Bull Mastiffs Gaining a Cold-Hearted lack of emotion and Phenomenal resistance to pain "

 

Answer by B*Liever
Submitted on 10/18/2005
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Raushasowner, you're full of it. Pit bulls do NOT have locking jaws, as so many people have stated. You saw nothing with your own eyes, you're just trying to be a thug and impress.

An "american red nose" is a certain bloodline of pit bulls, yes, but it isn't a separate breed.

Carlitos, you're wrong as well. There is no proof that a Pit Bull has any more jaw pressure than any other dog of comparable size. That is purely myth. There is, as the post above stated, no way to measure PSI of dog bite pressure. It's not possible.

Ballaof_03, you're foolish if you believe that statement. Water won't work if a pit is determined to hang on to his 'opponent' or 'prize'. They are very determined dogs. When they want somethin, they hang on to it.

 

Answer by shelly
Submitted on 10/25/2005
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pits can lock their jaws for a long time i should know i have 2 pits

 

Answer by ardiciovg
Submitted on 11/17/2005
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The truth is when someone says a pitbull can lock its jaws they are referring to the bone structure of the jaws have a locking mechanism and that is not true yes a pitbull has more muscle mass and stronger muscle in the head and jaws which gives the ability to bite down harder and hang on but the do not have a locking mechanism i have three pits my self and they are by far the best dogs Ive ever owned

 

Answer by devin the dude
Submitted on 11/21/2005
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pit bulls do lock there jaws i have a red nose and i can let him bite something and pick him up with it.

 

Answer by pitbullking
Submitted on 11/22/2005
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i have a rotwieler and a pitt bull my pitbull will hold on to a fox for longer and she will shake it and it will die in time but when my rottweiler got held of a different fox he broke its leg with his strong hold and my pitwieler will break  the leg and shake till dead  

 

Answer by Kelly
Submitted on 11/24/2005
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Ok question?...Who in there RIGHT mind would even consider getting a dog that could lock their jaw?...I mean come on, get real that has to be the most STUPID if not asinine thing I have EVER heard!!! No dog can lock their jaw, and a pit is (or can be) just as gentle as a poodle. It's the stupid ignorant idiots who decide to get a pit because they're supposed to be "tough". seriously A.J if you're one of those ignorant idiots i suggest you not own a dog. GOD, people like you make me sick. What did you get him for anyway?...lemme think...hmmm. maybe so he can lock his jaws around another pit's neck. get a life idiot

 

Answer by kelly
Submitted on 11/26/2005
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and 1 more thing...latin thug...you're a true idiot you also should learn how to spell...last time I looked in a dictionary the word thur was not there I am pretty sure that you meant there. As for you terrier fan...I have no idea if you were even speaking english. OK ONE MORE TIME. PITT BULLS CAN NOT LOCK THEIR JAWS!

 

Answer by Tampa GRL
Submitted on 11/28/2005
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I just acquired a pit bull eight weeks old as one of my daughters friends neglected it and after a 300$ vet bill and blood transfusion I am now a pit lover, I see a lot of you talking about lock jaw, not sure if this is true, but do notice our pit grinds his teeth, is this common?

 

Answer by Lc
Submitted on 12/2/2005
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Damn.... Poor dog, it should never have got to that. If people properly socialised their dogs with people and other canines then we wouldn't even be having this conversation!

 

Answer by Bok
Submitted on 12/5/2005
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kak' ste škvadro šta ima jebo pit bullove, jazavčar roolsrools

 

Answer by oh my god
Submitted on 12/9/2005
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a pitbull cant lock there jaws its just they have got the strength to bite and not let go its all from there strong will!!

no dog has a locking jaw its been proven

 

Answer by aalviso
Submitted on 12/9/2005
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Pits do not bite harder than any other animal you could not possibly reach this conclusion without testing all 500 plus breeds of dogs. All dogs bite differently in different situations.Really do you think that a small pit could out bite a huge rot? i will give you the website to look at. Realpitbull.com go there learn about your dogs. That just happen to be the best and most lovable dogs of all Pit Bulls.

 

Answer by dieselb328
Submitted on 12/12/2005
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its true that pit bulls of any kind DO NOT have locking jaws. but to say it has the strongest bite pound for pound is unfounded. a study has never been done to support that, and they would have to test more than 500 breeds to be sure, for all we know the pomeranian might have the strongest pound for pound bite. and itd be impossible to even do that test because dogs bite down at diff pressure in in diff situations. im goin into breeding em soon and i have been studying pits non stop for almost a year now and ive been a fanatic of pits for 6 years. ill be damned if i dont know a lil som'nsom'non the subject.

 

Answer by fst93cvc
Submitted on 12/13/2005
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I own a 13wk old red nose that is already 26 lbs and just had a vet visit on monday 12/12/05 and I asked the VET and she said "absolutely not, they do not have locking jaws" i trust her she has the degree!!!!  

 

Answer by maddog
Submitted on 12/21/2005
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some people are so thick  there is no such thing as lock jaw      it is the shear power of the muscle in the jaw

 

Answer by magno
Submitted on 12/21/2005
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i got a blue  and they  don,Lock

 

Answer by P-NUT
Submitted on 1/16/2006
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Hey no one know's if pits have lockjaw or not. My rednose bite is so strong that it broke its chain. and when i play around with it, it would never let go of what ever it has, about time it comes out its stredded. the bite is soo stong that it wont let go. and a pits bite is not the same as any others dog. some time i think pits have lock jaw some times i dont! eveery dog is different

 

Answer by Jay
Submitted on 1/17/2006
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"Staffs have pound for pound the second strongest bite in the k9 world only sup parsed by heina`s"
terrier fan yur a retard hyenas are closer to cats than dogs

 

Answer by {man with locking jaws!} LOL ; )
Submitted on 1/28/2006
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I can hang from a rope with mymouth do my jaws lock this is for nanita,ballaof_03,tigercats,|bala,thuglife,latin thug,XXX,raushaowner please dont own animals you have no knowlege of if you think that that dogs jaws lock you shouldnt own these beutifull animals  you killed your dog becuase you couldnt teach it a simple release command. and to carlitos any large breed dog can deliver more pounds per square inch than a pit bull plus psi of any animal is not a valid measurement it give a range of power not a maximum amount we are the only species who can do test our bite strength to its maximum becuase we are aware that is the purpose of the test so even discovery channel doesnt explain this that its just pressure there capable of reaching not the most but thats another story back to the idiots yes you nanita,ballaof_03,tigercats,|bala,thuglife,latin thug,XXX,raushaowner no muscle in the world can lock its physically immpossible. Im going to dumb it the best i can for yall thug or for guy idiotise it for you imagine your dropped a coin on the floor it doesnt matter what kind i don't want to confuse you it's a coin on the floor that you dropped cause your an idiot but now i step on it im 6 ft 210 are you going lift my foot of that coin with your hands hell no that the same senario as your dumbass trying to pry open your pit jaw. thank you for your time. if you still dont believe,your not an idiot your ignorent. if a pit jaws truly locked you wouldnt be able to pry ther mouths open with a break stick and again are you going to tell me my jaws lock if i swing from a rope with my mouth cause i can its just simple strength and endurance.

 

Answer by dude
Submitted on 2/2/2006
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Pits cannot lock their jaws. Their skulls have been studied and are similar in all aspects to any other canine. After all they are all the same species and basically alike, yet all canines can be bred for temperaments, and looks to a certain extent. Pit bulls, however, do carry a lot of muscle in their jaws. This is why they get the really broad face. Because of this they can clamp down much tighter, and hold on longer than most breeds.

 

Answer by Parris
Submitted on 2/6/2006
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pitbulls can lock there jaws there jaws are stronger than any other dogs that is y people fight them duh. i'veseen people have there pit grab a rope hangin from a tree and they would spin the rope around and let the dog go it would spin around so fast antil u could not c it and it would still not let go.that should let u know trust me they can lock.

 

Answer by jackson
Submitted on 2/8/2006
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My puppy Jackson is a 12 week old red nose pit bull.He is the sweetest and smartest puppy.We have only had him for 3 days now.He is being crate trained and doing great on house breaking.We have a 135 pound black lab also.The 2 of them play around playing tug of war with his toy.I have 4 cats also and he doesn't hurt them at all.We are consistent on his socializing with kids and cats and other dogs so he wont be harmful to them.We give him plenty of love and attention and many dog things to chew on.I hope he stays the loving little dog he is now.His parents are both very friendly and playful.Never has bitten anyone or even show any aggression towards anyone.I hear different stories about pits and their good and bad behavior but isn't it all about how they are raised?

 

Answer by drfhhethuteuj
Submitted on 2/11/2006
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yea are funny

 

Answer by Hangul111
Submitted on 2/11/2006
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Can pit bulls lock there jaws?  In a word NO.  The locking jaw myth is a carry over from the old pit fighting days.  Extremely game dogs would grip their opponents and refuse to let go.  To an uninformed individual this would appear as if the dogs jaws were locked, but the truth was the dogs determination not to quit would be the only thing locked.  I have a 16 month old American Pit Bull Terrier, who just happens to be a red-nose as well.  She has a powerful grip and lots of drive, but due to the fact that she has been repeatedly socialized with people and other animals her demeanor is spirited but friendly.  Train your pit bull properly and you won't experience any problems.  Neither Pit Bulls nor any other breed of dog is inherently vicious, like people they are the products of both genetics and environment.

 

Answer by sweto mo?
Submitted on 2/17/2006
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how would you f*cking know wether their jaw locks or not? YOU ARE NOT A DOG...

who knows...their jaw locks but they just let it go if you pour them water or something...

OR

they just hold tight...

we are not dogs...okey?

 

Answer by Slog
Submitted on 2/27/2006
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I had a Rednose female (60 lbs) that decided she would take down a 800 lb Angus cow, after seeing this it doesn't the matter that it can't technically LOCK it's jaw. the pure determination of the animal and it's instincts are all that count. She took the cow down in only a couple of minutes with ease no harm done to her. Unfortunately I was forced to put her down, I take full responsibility for mine/her actions. She thought she was protecting me.

 

Answer by Slog
Submitted on 2/27/2006
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Cow attack contd: my dog was a very well trained, mellow tempered 4 yr old and I didn't have her on a leash in the backcountry, when it seemed there was nobody and nothing around a cow pops up out of the brush and I almost got trampled trying to stop her. plus the cow was trying to roll her off in a boulder filled stream and that did nothing. I just wanted to share this story so that somebody may learn something, or at least think of this next time your dog is off the leash in unfamiliar territory.

 

Answer by alex cardenas
Submitted on 3/8/2006
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pitbulls do lock thier jaws i have three pitbulls and they all lock and water does seperate i had tried it it works

 

Answer by lil_john06
Submitted on 3/9/2006
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hell no pits cant lock their jaws the reason they seem to have a lock jaw is cuz they have extremely powerful muscles

OKAY!

 

Answer by 420
Submitted on 3/10/2006
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hey!!! carlitos is right thay have 2000 psi of pressure.

 

Answer by kim
Submitted on 3/13/2006
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thats sick. your friend should be ashamed. no dog would ever attack like that had it been cared for properly. The mentality of the dog is entirely down to the owner. Now the dog was dead for something it was probably trained to do. the owner should have been shot as well!

 

Answer by bullys4ever!
Submitted on 3/19/2006
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA wait,..wait HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ok i'm done.Ya right pits DONT have lock jaws so please stop using your fake stats and stories.

   peace

p.s learn to type I.E doe's,lok,thur,ect

 

Answer by Tabi
Submitted on 4/3/2006
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You all are right and wrong, about a pit bull having a locking jaw. first of all to those of you that say they do not.... your right. however those of you that say they do are also right. and this is because pit bulls have an extra muscle in their jaw, which allows them to grip and hold on tighter when they bite something than any other dog, that is why people believe that they have "locking jaws"

 

Answer by lil'bellegermanrednosepit05
Submitted on 4/4/2006
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yes pit bulls can lock their jaws. Pit are breed for fighters and work. Why do u think think they used pits in the war in the olden days, because they had such a powerful lock in their jaws. They could lock down on their pray. I have a German Red Nose Albino Pit Bull she is NK Ak registered and she is only  3 months old she was play with a toy and she locked her jaws up on it. We had to take her to the vet they had to give her an injection for her to release it.

 

Answer by john
Submitted on 4/6/2006
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pits have some kind of lock jaw ive seen them hang off tree for about 10min

 

Answer by dawg 75
Submitted on 4/9/2006
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lock jaw is a term we use. the pitbull has one of the most powerfulist jaws.when pits or american bulldogs bite they have a certain pressure to reach b4 they let go. my dogs hang up all day on rope but its just strength not lock

 

Answer by rippin
Submitted on 4/14/2006
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ther jaws are bred for never ending biteing,thats ther excistence.ther a fighter not like the other breeds,but they dont have a lock jaw

 

Answer by beth
Submitted on 4/14/2006
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like it was said earlier: if you have to question  weather a pit has lock jaw or not you ought not to own one. unimformed, ignorant people are what start rumors like that. and as for raushasowner your friend is the one who needs to be shot, if you dont know how to handle a pit dont f*#&ing own one.

 

Answer by reddawg
Submitted on 4/16/2006
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They're jaws dislocate,thats where dog fighters use a break stick to pop it back in place.When it does this the dog shakes in frantic an,worried feeling.But yes they do have very strong jaws thought.

 

Answer by ruggedsun
Submitted on 4/20/2006
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there is no special mechanism in their jaw, they just simply have been bred to think that letting go of something is equivalent to failure of their masters wishes, i have a apbt and he wont bite my skin but hell lock on to other moving objects, they think its fun and what YOU want them to do,

 

Answer by TruColorz
Submitted on 4/20/2006
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PIT BULLS DO NOT HAVE LOCK JAW~
To some it all up a pit bull has The strongest bite of all dogs because its jaw muscle stretches from the top of its head to the bottom of the jaw while a regular dogs muscle rides the bone of the jaw and only the jaw. Thats why when looking for a pit bull a lot of the time they will tell you the size of the head because the bigger the head the bigger the muscle in its jaw and the harder the bite will be.
this is all scientifically proven
sorry i do not have the source to back it up.

 

Answer by rick
Submitted on 4/20/2006
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bs a dog is a dog pound for pound the chiuahua is the most visious dog there is.

 

Answer by anonymous
Submitted on 5/8/2006
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some of you need to get your facts updated, first of all they can't lock their jaws and second of all they don't have a bite of 2000 psi, the strongest canine bite is the hyena at 1000 psi, the average dog has about 320 psi. you guys need to know you're facts

 

Answer by kungfooyou
Submitted on 5/17/2006
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Is it true that Red nose pit bulls are more difficult to train?

 

Answer by libby
Submitted on 5/19/2006
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No dog can lock their jaws!!! Ask a professional person, someone who has looked at a dog's skull and jaw....not just a person who has seen a dog bite someone. Go to www.pitbulllovers.com   they have a LOT of 100% true information about anything to do with pitbulls! Good luck and I hope everyone gets the right information here!

 

Answer by reddy
Submitted on 5/26/2006
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ur all fu***** idiots y r u all getting so worked up about stupid people on the internet

 

Answer by liam the red
Submitted on 5/31/2006
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it just amazes me the amount of fairy tales that are out there about the apbt I agree with all of you that say do your home work if you have to ask these types of questions you don't need to own the absolute best breed the good lord put on this earth  

 

Answer by Zoology
Submitted on 5/31/2006
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Well I'm a vet and i cant say for sure what dog has the strongest jaws but there have been studies. A study of a pit, a rott, and german shepherd, using a bite piece (something like a mouth-guard) found that the average jaw strength was about 350 psi. Of the three animals the pit-bull did not exhibit the strongest jaws, the german shepherd did. No domestic dog is able to exhibit over 1000 psi. The Grey wolf is reported to have jaw strength of up to 1300 to 1500 psi. Wikipedia it if you like.

 

Answer by Cliff
Submitted on 6/6/2006
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YES..da pit can locks it jaws. or probly.. like what u guys said.. it can just grip tightly and dont let go.. b/c my homie dog was in da front yard tied up.. and da neighbor dog came after it it was a rockwieller or how ever u spell it.. his red nose pit just lock it on uder his neck and it didnt let go matter what we did to his dog.. and da other dog died dat moment

 

Answer by luke lock
Submitted on 6/9/2006
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i did see on the discovery channel (might be crazy, i dont believe everything i see) but it was comparing a pit bull to a great white a great white was like 5000 psi and a pit bull was like 3000 psi a rott was the next strongest dog bite at like 2000 psi.

 

Answer by GD
Submitted on 6/11/2006
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Yeh Really

 

Answer by william fraser
Submitted on 6/19/2006
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of course not they just have powerful jaws that can lift their own body weight for 15
-40 min and when they get tired they loose So they are no LOCKS YOU STUPIDS F$$KS

 

Answer by redpit
Submitted on 6/27/2006
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pits dont actually locke ter jaws but if tey bite somtin and ter not obiedient tey wont let go no martter what ppl tey where used 2 kill bulls bak wen tey were 1st breeded and had 2 withstand alot of beating from da bull so hittin pitbulls wont do shyt except make em bite even harder and whoever said a mastiffs bit is worst then a pits is an idiot and shoud get slapped y do u think these r dogs used in dog fights and not mastiffs there bight s r like a bulldogs which has 1 of the most powerful jaws also i herd somewhere tat a pit bite weighs almosty as much as an alligato bite

 

Answer by KASPER
Submitted on 6/29/2006
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IVE NEVER HEARD SO MANY PEOPLE BRAG ABOUT HOW "HARD" THEIR DOG IS AND HOW IT CAN SUPPOSEDLY LOCK ITS JAW ROUND HUMANS AND THEY HAVE TO BE SHOT TO GET HIM OFF, YOU DISGUST ME HOW CAN A DOG STILL HOLD ON IF IT IS DEAD. THERE ARE NO MUSCLE CONTRACTIONS IF ANYTHING THE DOG WOULD BE COMPLETELY LIMP ALONG WITH ALL OF ITS BOWLS!THERE ARE SOME VERY INFLUENCIAL AND EDUCATED ANSWERS IN THIS SITE MAYBE THE REST OF YOU MY WISH TO TAKE NOTE OF THESE FINER OWNERS OF THE BREED,IT SHOCKS ME THAT THERE ARE SO MANY IRRISPONSIBLE PEOPLE WHO OWN A PIT AND WE WONDER WHY THEY HAVE SUCH A BAD NAME. I LIVE IN ENGLAND AND ITS BECAUSE OF YOU SO CALLED GANGSTER WANNABES THAT I CANNOT OWN MY DOGS LEGALLY I HAVE TO WALK THEM AT MIDNIGHT AS TO NOT GET UNWANTED ATTENTION OF THE LAW AND FOR OBVIOUS REASON CANNOT SHOW MY DOGS OR EVEN USE THEM IN AGILITY OR OTHER SUCH COMPS( THIS IS IN MY EYES IS ONE OF THE MOST OBEDIENT AND INTELLIGENT BREEDS OUT THERE.THE PITBULL IS ALSO A HIGHLY VERSITLE BREED AND WILL ADAPT ITS SELF TO ANY SITUATION  WETHER IT BE WORK OR DOMESTIC. NOW YOU TELL ME WHO IS THE "BETTER" BREED! MY DOGS HAVE ALL HAD A PROPER UP BRINGING AND ARE WELL SOCIALISED WITHIN MY FAMILY I HAVE NEVER HAD ONE OF MY DOGS BITE A HUMAN. TO THE PERSON WHO POSTED THE ORIGIONAL QUES I HOPE YOUR DOG HAS A GOOD AND PROPER UPBRINGING. LOOK AFTER HIM/HER AS THEY WERE YOUR CHILD. BECAUSE YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO EVEN REACH THE LEVEL OF LOYALTY OR HONOR THESE DOGS PREVAY. THE DOG WILL RESPECT YOU BUT YOU HAVE TO EARN HIS RESPECT. ONLY THEN WILL YOU EVEN COME CLOSE TO THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A "TRUE PITBULL TERRIER" GOOD LUCK!!!!

 

Answer by Dogwhisper
Submitted on 7/3/2006
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actually pitbull'sdo have locking jars...let me finish, all(i think) mammals jars lock, my friends jar locked and he had to go to the hospital to get his jaw injected with a relaxent. jar locking is a last resort for any animal, its extremely painful for any animals jaws to lock.

by the jaw locking, the muscles spasm and the mammal cant control it, so even if he/she wanted to, they could not let got. i hope i cleared some things up.

so in a sense a pitbull'sjaw can lock, but its the muscle and only used as a last resort. if truely a pitbull or any other dog could lock their jaw, then dog fights would not result in so many injuries would it?

think about it, if pitbulls locked their jaws in a fight, then only a few bite marks would be given!!!

think about what i said and stop listen to fools who says "pitbulls can lock their jaws", i'dlike to see a pitbull or any mammal bite that person then you try to get them to let go. it might be as painful as it is for the dog as it would be for you

 

Answer by Man_of_many_words
Submitted on 7/16/2006
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no, pit bulls can get a jaw lock but they don't accually lock their jaws!!!they just get a really good grip!

 

Answer by Stephanie
Submitted on 7/18/2006
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The infamous locking jaw is a myth. The American Pit Bull Terrier and related breeds are physiologically no different from any other breed of dog. All dogs are from the same species and none have locking jaws. Dr. I Lehr Brisbin of the University of Georgia states, "To the best of our knowledge, there are no published scientific studies that would allow any meaningful comparison to be made of the biting power of various breeds of dogs. There are, moreover, compelling technical reasons why such data describing biting power in terms of 'pounds per square inch' can never be collected in a meaningful way. All figures describing biting power in such terms can be traced to either unfounded rumor or, in some cases, to newspaper articles with no foundation in factual data." Furthermore, Dr. Brisbin states, "The few studies which have been conducted of the structure of the skulls, mandibles and teeth of pit bulls show that, in proportion to their size, their jaw structure and thus its inferred functional morphology, is no different than that of any breed of dog. There is absolutely no evidence for the existence of any kind of 'locking mechanism' unique to the structure of the jaw and/or teeth of the American Pit Bull Terrier."

 

Answer by DOZER84
Submitted on 8/3/2006
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A pit bulls jaws are different then other dogs in not that they lock or that the jaw bone is any different but the fact that the muscle in a pit bulls jaw extends from the top of his skull this is not found in any other breed and thats why a pit bull has so much power in his jaws

 

Answer by niger
Submitted on 8/7/2006
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pits kik da fuk out of any dog end of story

 

Answer by the devil himself
Submitted on 8/11/2006
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hey terrier fan ,heinas are more closely related to cats than dogs,closer even to meer cats and mongoose

 

Answer by TOTTENHAM_KURD
Submitted on 8/16/2006
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A PITBULL CAN LOCK ITS JAW! WANNA KNOW HOW? COZ I CAN LOCK MY ASS!

 

Answer by Danjela
Submitted on 8/24/2006
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My partner owns a 6 mth old Red Nose & he is the most adorable thing... I have a 2 yr old son that bites his ears, climbs all over him, pulls his tail & even draws all over his face with a texta.
Luscious (Red Nose Pit) just sits timidly while this is happening, his a big kitten...
I believe:
ITS NOT THE DOG, ITS THE OWNER...
If aggression is all a child sees when it grows up then aggression will be its life, its the same story with an animal...

 

Answer by Leslie
Submitted on 8/28/2006
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moondog- I saw your thing on how you think that rottweiler have more psi and you are right. Out of rottweilers, german shepherds, and pit bulls, pit bulls have the least psi.

 

Answer by baby boy ene
Submitted on 9/19/2006
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pit bulls are not a mean breed of dog it is the owner how make a pit pull mean

i own two pit bulls and they love everybody my dogs are only mean when there on there chains. Tell me this, If u seen a dog and it look mean and was barking and grawling at u are you going to go pet it. Stupid people like that deserved to get bit.

 

Answer by madcase
Submitted on 9/25/2006
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ur a bunch of idiots for owning pitbulls y do u own them?to look hard?

 

Answer by Data
Submitted on 9/29/2006
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PitBulls do have lock jaw tek ur bloooooooood clart pitbull 2 a human an see if it got a lock jaw den ya rassss hole

 

Answer by RBG
Submitted on 9/30/2006
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it seems like most of you people dont know what the hell u talkin about ! I have 3 pit all game bred and i dont fight dem bout i do know people  
who do, now if u dont believe me u can go to the vet and ask. but pits can not lock their jaws ,their jaw muscles goes all around their head thats why they have a different shape head from most dog ,so yes they do have stronger jaws then most dogs but the reason why people say that is because these dogs are trained not to let go.

 

Answer by BRINDLBOI
Submitted on 10/8/2006
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None of em' got lockin' jaws but the Tosa Inu has about 10 times the bite strength of a Pitbull .... For anyone wonderin'....Pees

 

Answer by Laura
Submitted on 10/9/2006
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"hell ya pits can lock thur jaws (to a sertain exstent) i have seen and bred pits that can and will hang from a rope for hours! but after that you must masage their jaws cuz their jaws do get tier out . pits r the most loyal dogs out thur!
         pits rule "  by latin_thug

again...point proven.

 

Answer by doglife
Submitted on 11/16/2006
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Rhodesian ridgebacks have the strongest bite due to double-boned jaws very similar to a hyenas.  Increibly powerful !!

 

Answer by pitsake
Submitted on 11/28/2006
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Pits don't have a locking mechanism in their jaws.The only locking mechanism is their brain telling them how good it feels to be able to clamp down on something with their chompers, more so when they think its ok to do so or feel its necessary.At times even I have a urge or sensation to apply pressure flexing the jaw muscle sometimes.People over time have misunderstood the term lock jaw in comparison to pits.They actually are clamping down with an unbelievable amount of pressure to where it appears its locked.Trust me.

 

Answer by Loriu812
Submitted on 12/4/2006
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My female pitbull puppy seems to have a locked jaw.  She cannot open her mouth more than 1 - 1 1/2 inches max. It does not seem to be painful to her.  If I try to force it open she pulls away from me but she doesn't whimper or cry . Any like situations with any helpful info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Lori

 

Answer by Hen Of Pensacola, Florida
Submitted on 12/15/2006
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I Feel That To Some Exstent Pit Bulls Do Have Locking Jaws Figuratuvly Speakin, But I Think Its The Drive And Determination That Makes Them Hold On Like That

 

Answer by sbd
Submitted on 12/22/2006
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pitbulls can't lock their jaws they just have a tight grip.their jaw muscle are different from other dogs

 

Answer by heethen
Submitted on 12/23/2006
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First off pit bulls do not have locking jaws, all of us that have owned them for years know this. Pit Bulls have very strong jaw muscles and therefore it is harder to break their "bite" so to say. My pit bull Zombie aka Bubba just passed this july and was eleven years old. That dog raised many foster puppies and kittens as of they were his own. He was neutered at a young age and never ever harmed a soul. I had a child when he was ten and even though he never had many children around (except the neighborhood kids that loved to play with him) he took to her right away. Zombie was by her side every moment allowing her to climb all over him and even when she was in her bouncer he wanted to be so close that she would kick him in the head but he wanted to be by her side to protect her so bad he endured anything. I will always be and advocate of this highly abused breed. They are the most loving and loyal breed I have ever met. I remember my days at the SPCA were I would mend their wounds and bring them back to health and hopefully find them loving homes. These dogs are the product of their owners and that is the bottom line. They do what we want them to do. PERIOD. So if you have an idiot owner then there is the chance that you may have a dangerous dog but naturally they are the most loving of any breed I have come across in my twelve years of animal care/veterinary work.

 

Answer by mac
Submitted on 1/1/2007
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TO THE PEOPLE THAT THINK DOGS HAVE A LOCK JAW ARE RETARDS!!! I AM A PROUD OWNER OF A PI/LABRADOR MIX AND MY DOG HAS STRONG JAWS BUT THEY DO NOT LOCK ITS A MYTH. PEOLPE DO YOUR RESEARCH!! AND GO TO SCHOOL TO UNDERSTAND THE MECHANISMS OF THE JAW!!!

 

Answer by wow
Submitted on 1/13/2007
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i cant think that you would believe your friends there is NO SUCH THING AS LOCK JAW ITS A MYTH

 

Answer by wicked
Submitted on 1/22/2007
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im like nearly every one else on here its the way you raise your dog is how it will turn out my son has had a red nose for 6 years and my grankids have been raised with that dog i would rather put my grankids in contact with a red nose pitty than a lab or any other dog she is so protective of my 2 year old grandson and 5 year old grandaughter if you are loyal to your dogs they will be loyal to you i believe

 

Answer by deloney
Submitted on 1/22/2007
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pitbulls have bones in there jaws that inter lock my dog bit a cop on the arm and got shot in the head he still hung on after he was dead you tell me!!! they will attack at owners expence so don't act like your getting hurt or show you are hurt.

 

Answer by PitBullBreeder
Submitted on 1/28/2007
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Ok... the lock jaw is not what most people may think. People think that they have a special bone structure that allows them to lock their jaw so nothing can get out, this is in fact not true. The dogs muscle for that jaw is what keeps it closed. The Pit bull's most often have a nice amount of muscle on their jaw which keeps it closed nice and tight and makes it hard to open which is why people think they can lock the jaw shut....

"latin_thug"... .The reason the dogs can hang on for hours is because of the strength of that muscle. And like you said you have to massage them because the muscle because its sore from using that muscle to keeping their jaw closed so they can hang. Its like if a person goes and works out or do activities for long periods of time using pacific muscles, they also will be  sore from all that use.

I hope this helps clear up those questions if a jaw actually locks.



 

Answer by pit man
Submitted on 2/5/2007
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no they dont lock but just pouring water on them wont make them stop. when all of my dogs play with rags or ropes i have to wait till they let go, the rope breaks, or me going over and putting a stick in their mouth and breaking the hold.

 

Answer by Meghan
Submitted on 2/8/2007
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Pitbulls don't have a lock jaw. There jaws are extremelly strong and have sharp teeth. But there still very cute!!! (:

 

Answer by mariah
Submitted on 3/11/2007
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i have a male pit bull he is better than your dog!!!!!

 

Answer by pee wee
Submitted on 3/31/2007
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omg ppl r retarded how tha hell r dogs gonna lock their jaws i was raised by rototillers and they baby sat me ever since i was like 3 now im 17 and have 1 of my own and 2 pits and bout to get a doberman then after its gonna b a boxer i love tha big dogs there as nice as a poodle or a old person dog  no offence

 

Answer by DJ FatROX
Submitted on 3/31/2007
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My Staffie has got his teeth wrapped around my gonads...My only option is to poke him in the eye with a fork...do i need  to be worried about RSPCA prosecution?????

 

Answer by jayjy
Submitted on 4/4/2007
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pitbulls can not lock there jaws its the jaw muscle which can tense so hard it is like locking but they dont actually lock the jaws

 

Answer by Jake
Submitted on 4/20/2007
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my answer is supported by a national geographic special on biteforce

 

Answer by Jake
Submitted on 4/20/2007
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{its amazing how many ill informed people have offered there advice YES pits do have a lock jaw that is caused by spasming of there jaw muscles.it only occurs when they are worked up..Staffs have pound for pound the second strongest bite in the k9 world only sup parsed by heina`s)  hienas arent in the canine family, terrier fan, it is you who is misinformed, and yes i used two different brackets

 

Answer by smoky
Submitted on 4/24/2007
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pit bulls those lock their lock because i have a red nose pit bull and shes berly 4 monts and she bite a cat and i saw the lock  thuglife baby

 

Answer by jimmy
Submitted on 5/4/2007
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Pitbulls jaws do lock, i have seen it on my 9 month old Boni, as she was chewing on her bone she started to squeel and managed to get the bone out and she could not close her mouth for 2 mins until i started to calm her down and massage her jaw until it unlocked, Lock jaws on pits are fact

 

Answer by PIT
Submitted on 6/4/2007
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NO ACTUALLY A PIT CAN LOCK ITS JAWS IF IT GRABS ON TO ANOTHER DOG OR TO A HUMAN BEING

 

Answer by APB Trainer
Submitted on 7/1/2007
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Actually people a when a person says locked their jaws he means the pit has pulled his jaw to the side and made it even more powerful. by standard testing a human can do the same as well. the turning of your jaw is kind of like locking it. it is hard to get loose and when the pit unturns his jaw it should make a popping noise... i have 8 pits and they all are capable of locking. i use a towel rolled up and a stick on the inside of it and i train my pits to their fullest all have locked and unlocked without any trouble at all and for the people saying that they cannot lock their jaws.. they actually can and do not tell me i am wrong i have trained and sold pits for over 22 years. and have seen everything possible.

 

Answer by Jordan
Submitted on 7/5/2007
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Lock Jaw is a desiese not a born trait.

 

Answer by panda
Submitted on 7/18/2007
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when do I breed my girl pit? I have been told so many diff. things! which one is right?

 

Answer by pit mama
Submitted on 7/20/2007
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its not that pits CAN lock thier jaws its the spasm that comes if they bite down too hard. so some of yall are right and some are wrong. pits cant do it them selves it just happens but happens so rarely that it shouldnt be called locking thier jaw. another thing is when any dog bites someone or something they sometimes bite part of their cheek and if they dont let go it could cause the spasm. and the term lockjaw is something that people, cats, and dogs deal with. its the body's reaction to muscle spasms.

 

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