Originally Posted by Bronco_Beerslug
I agree they are abused by the thousands by thugs and other idiots who think they are cool if they have one chained up somewhere. A lot of them do it to Rotts too. But both these breeds are strong and their attacks are vicious. Both require an intelligent owner who understands how to handle them IMO.
cant argue with anything said here.
pits are rated amongst the best with childred and strangers, but amongst the WORST with other dogs, and it takes a caring owner with the desire and the time to properly socialize them.
further, they ARE very strong (though the whole lockjaw rumor is garbage) as well as very needy (they want constant attention and are seemingly only happy when their in your arms) so its doubly important to make sure they are properly trained.