POLL: Are some dog breeds more dangerous than others?

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Most of us adore dogs. Yet breeds such as pit bulls, rottweilers and German shepherds have been labeled "dangerous" because of dog fighting rings and their roles in attacks on adults and children.

Recent headlines in Southern California have put more focus on these pets. Littlerock resident Pamela Maria Devitt, 63, was fatally attacked by four pit bulls May 9 in the area located 65 miles northeast of Los Angeles. The dogs' owner was subsequently charged with murder. 

In early July, Hawthorne Police fell under heat when a video of an officer fatally shooting a rottweiler during an arrest turned viral on YouTube. 

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That brings us to the question: Who do you consider more dangerous — dog or man? Are some breeds more likely to inflict injury? Would you cross the street to avoid a threatening-looking dog? 

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In an Aug. 15 program at the KPCC Crawford Family Forum, we will discuss these issues. You can learn more about the event and RSVP here. In the meantime, we'd like to hear from you. Take our poll, and share your thoughts in the comments.

KPCC's online polls are not scientific surveys of local or national opinion. Rather, they are designed as a way for our audience members to engage with each other and share their views. Let us know what you think on our Facebook page, facebook.com/kpcc, or in the comments below.

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