Cujo was a St Bernard. Dobermans only kill their masters.
German Shepherd used to be called police dogs and were considered dangerous. My uncle owned a motel that got robbed so he got a trained shepherd to protect the place. It answered to German commands. It would attack. My shepherd guarded my infant son with his life.
My family has had a few pit bull varieties. And some pit bull mix dogs. All sweethearts. I would personally put down any dog that wasnt thoroughly gentle around people (that is people who werent attacking me or my family)
Youve mentioned a few examples that led to backyard breeders and puppy mills peeing in those breeds respective gene pools, ultimately ruining those breeds for a while.
Only when their popularity fades and responsible breeders begin to clean up the mess do things improve, though those genetic issues never fully go away.
Unfortunately, pit bulls have become popular to the worst people generally for the worst reasons who emphasize the worst characteristics of the breeds genetics.
Police and insurance records tell the rest of that breeds story, even if the fan clubs wont.
Lots of innocent people have suffered mutilation or even horrific deaths, so people could have a pit bull.
Seems a bit selfish to me, given the number and variety of other suitable dog choices.
Not sure what short of outright banning the breed for some period of time will fix that situation.
Insurance premiums are about the only price a person pays to have a pit bull versus some other breed, assuming the insurance company is told.
Christine was a Plymouth Fury.