Mixed breed dogs were given DNA testing and only three of these dogs were actually of the “pit bull” breed, see depiction below. And yes, these DNA results are accurate because they take into account the dog as a whole, not just what they look like, but how their whole body functions inside and out. In fact, a very small percentage of their DNA determines what they look like and none of those genes influence behavior. This is why breed specific legislation is so discriminating for these dogs that look like “pit bulls,” which we use quotes around because the term is defined as whatever society says a “pit bull” is. Did you know that on average when we classify mixed breed dogs by their appearance alone we are wrong 75% of the time.