There are a rising number of dog attacks in the United States a great majority of them are being blamed on Pit Bulls. There are in fact over 20 breeds that are commonly mistaken for Pit Bulls. Following are pictures of Pit Bulls and breeds commonly mistaken for them.
I am in no way trying to say that any dog breed pictured here is aggressive or responsible for the dog attacks on humans i am simply showing the many different dog breeds that are easily confused for Pit Bulls, Be it the size or shape of the head or the shape and stance of the body. Animal control officers are not trained in VISUAL breed identification, and to the untrained eye a lot of these dogs appear similar to Pit Bulls.
I have owned a few of these breeds and I have never had a “bad” experience with them, and I know for a fact that some of these breeds are far more aggressive the the common Pit Bull is.