Fear of pitt bulls usually comes from misinformation. If you raise them with love instead of teaching them to become a fighting menace, they are extremelu adorable. They are TAUGHT to fight, to be mean or cruel. This is NOT inherent of the breed- misunderstood & much maligned.They were used by generations of families as "nanny dogs" because of the compassionate nature, gently protective ways & how attached they became to "their" children & families. RAISED RIGHT MAKES ANY DOG SAFE & LOVING!