“Pit perp” is a term derived from the DogsBite.org community that refers to a criminal pit bull owner. At least two studies show that owners of vicious dogs, primarily pit bulls, are deviant in nature and, in some cases, full blown criminals. Pit perps will flee the scene, hide their pit bull after an attack, or blame an animal such as a cougar after their own pit bull attacks them. More insidious instances include the cases of pit bull owner Matthew Havern and the 2007 fatal mauling of Carshena Benjamin.

There is no such thing as a “poodle perp” or a “pomeranian perp.” Such dog owners do NOT have to lie about the violent actions of their dogs!

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