Because man’s best friend can’t talk, s/he has to find other ways to communicate with us. There are 85 million dogs in the U.S. Every year, 4.5 million people are bitten by one of them. Dog bites are the cause of lots of scientific behavioral research, legislative campaigns, and sensationalized news stories. One of the most commonly smeared breeds is the pitbull. But does this breed really deserve the slander against it?