I love pitties! They are the BEST dogs! Such sweet, wide smiles. :) They are the only breed to have made the cover of Life magazine several times as
"breed of the year", and in the 50's and 60's they were *the* breed recommended for families...because of their loyalty and *gentleness* with children. Once referred to as "nanny dogs". And remember the Little Rascals? That dog on there is a pittie. Look back at photos from the 18 and early 1900's...photo after photo is of children and pitties.
How quickly people forget... :(
Breed Specific Legislation is legalized murder in my book. It's inept people who have done ZERO research deciding that an entire breed of dog needs to be destroyed. Such complete and total *ignorance*. I will tolerate stupidity, it's something you're born with, but ignorance is unforgiveable. It's the WILLFUL exclusion of facts and a refusal to learn. That just makes you horrible...and some cases causes absolute evil. Unforgiveable.
I get riled up about this...don't let a southern female get on a soapbox...lol! ;)
I worked as a dog groomer for about a year when I was a pre-vet major in college...and I second the comment about the little dogs being the ones to watch. ;) LOL, they're good little guys, but if you do something they don't like, Heaven help you. ;) Shelties and cockers were by far the most likely to bite. But, we had a cocker spaniel for 18 years and she was the BEST dog. My cousins played with her, pulled her ears, tried to "ride" her (poor little girl!), and she never bit, never growled, never snapped...she just tried to hide. Never met anyone she didn't like, and wanted nothing more than to be loved on.
There is absolutely good in every breed, and every dog has the potential to be special to someone. Sometimes they may need some particular handling or a certain type of home (IE no cats, no children, etc.), but they're all GOOD creatures. :)