Dogs are predators.
Dogs are carnivores.
Dogs DONT bite because we socialize them, and teach them not to.
Dogs DO bite to protect themselves, out of fear, that's why we socialize them. They bite because it is their nature. Who hasn't taught their puppy to not chew on them? That's bite inhibition.
You want to deny their nature because you want people to believe pits are different than other breeds? That they don't have the same instincts, needs, and drives as other dogs, or wolves?
THEY (media, public) wants to believe they are different too... monsters reincarnated.
Trying to protect them by denying what they are... is a lie.
Pits can bite. Just like any dog. Probably more stable, less likely perhaps, but capable.
If you chose not to do bite sports... don't. But do you play tug with your dog? Do you know some people think THAT makes dogs aggressive? Teaches them to assert themselves against their owners, blah, blah.
Dogs bite people every day. Are any of those dogs TAUGHT to bite people? Hardly.
Do scumbags teach their dogs to bite? Yes. Usually by not socializing them, threatening and working the dog in defense. Fear. Others are just unstable dogs that show natural fear aggression and that behavior is encouraged. I've seen people do it. Sometimes by 'nice' people not even meaning to. Fear aggression is not common in bullies because we have selected and trained against it.
Do you really think the scumbags out there are doing REAL protection work? They and their dogs would probably be safer if they were. Maybe they would learn something. Trained dogs will probably never bite out of fear... excitement... being startled... or any common reasons people excuse bites.
Good protection dogs are of a very stable temperament, and trained to handle stressful situations, be confident, and be under complete control. They are also taught not to decide when to bite, with the exception of an absolute direct threat. Most pets would crack and bite under a fraction of the stimulus these dogs are confident and calm around.
If you believe not training dogs to bite, means they wont... you would be wrong.
Aggression is not really a part of good protection work. Aggression is a state of mind, and it is generally seen in dogs that have no self control, who's owners also have no control. These dogs are working in drive. Prey drive, play drive, etc.
If you spent any time around dogs that bite... as a trainer, behaviorist, vet, etc. and have ever had dogs (on multiple occasions) attempt (and MEAN it) to bite you... you would see a completely different animal. Its a state of mind.
If you then saw these dogs work, police, protection, whatever... or better yet, been on the receiving end of it... you would see a different animal.
Using your rationale, you may suggest that martial arts teaches aggression. It teaches someone (children too) how to hurt people. Maybe even lethal techniques. But what does it really teach? Respect, control, self confidence, to handle, focus and control abilities you already possess. How often do you hear about assaults and homicides by any of the millions of people who are capable of it?
I have trained in martial arts. My favorite part is sparing. I am good at it. Am I an aggressive person who shouldn't be trusted around people because of what I know? Maybe
if you want to hurt me. But if it came down to it... I will spend my life protecting my dogs from people... not my dogs protecting me. Any bite work I ever train will be about giving my dogs the experience, learning, balance and self confidence I got from my own participation from the human (acceptable) version, karate.
I urge you (anyone) to learn more. Or don't. The professionals who fight bsl in the legal system, and are respected, understand dogs of all breeds are animals, and they act and react as such. They need appropriate training and control. ALL dogs. I don't know any of them who think sport or protection bite-work has any relationship to the real issues.