I never had probelms with Pits, but never intended to have one, mainly because of all the negative media crap I'd read. My wife and I adopted a lab mix from a dog rescue group a couple of years back. When we took her to the vet, we were told she was a Pity Lab, with more Pit Bull characteristics than Lab. This concerned us, since we had a little girl at home. The vet explained that Pits were actually pretty good with kids and that being a good dog has more to do with how they are treated than their breed. I'm glad we listened to the vet, because not only is she a great dog, but she has opened my eyes to Pit Bulls. Between having her, the people I've met who have Pits, and the research I've done on the breed myself, I now know this is the only breed I will own from now on.