I know people that had them for years, even puppies, and those dogs were lovable. I think it's as with any animal, or even humans, it's in how they're raised. A Pit Bull shouldn't be teased to be made aggressive. They're how you treat and raise them. If I raised a German Sharpard, and had that dog fighting other dogs, teased the hell out of it, and abused it, YES, it would adventually turn on me too. I'd deserve it too! I hate animal abusers, and most of the time, when an animal turns on someone, it's because that person treated them very badly and they never forgot it, so they have it coming to them. Like these animal trainers that raise these wild animals. We see the shows, not what goes on behind closed curtains. Animals get abused when they're young and become afraid, but once they grow into maturity, they feel more confident, and that's when they remember who hurt them, and they act. Animals have feelings and they're very intelligent, if they attack, 9 times out of 10 it's revenge. Pit Bulls are intelligent beings and I feel they should be protected, instead of looked at as a threat. I know many people who are more of a threat than those innocent dogs. I know a woman that used to have a chiuahua, ( I know, spelled wrong) and that little sucker was mean!