I LOVE PITTBULLS!!!!
The misconception is that they have a tendancy to be "dog-aggressive"
because of this people fight them, there is less training to be had than a dog that is not pre-programmed for dog-aggression. That said, they make EXCELLENT family dogs!
They are the most loving breed that I have had experience with. Down to earth and loyal. It is a shame that people breed them to fight. It disgusts me. I think they should be punished to the extent of the law.
The poor dogs they fight are so humiliated, when they lick the hands of the humane society personnel who are charged with putting the dogs down. They dont want to fight, they dont like it, but it is what they are taught/forced to do.
I wish I could adopt every pittbull I see, they are so so so so sweet!