Though this may sound like I'm being an ass, I'm really not trying to be. This whole "pit bull" movement thing..... what's the deal? I understand the fighting rings and how that's terrible.... but the fact that people are claiming that pit bulls are totally gentle? I don't get it. I mean..... they don't use grey hounds or spaniels as police dogs for a reason. They don't use dalmations as hunters. They don't use pomeranians as drug sniffing dogs. There's certain traits in animals that are genetic. Pit bulls have an aggression bred in them. Not that they are practically terrorist dogs like others claim.... but to completely be assured that it's never going to come out - how can anyone be okay with that? I understand the nanny dog thing as well, but some of this stuff is way too extreme. I'm perfectly open to responses, as I really am trying to understand it a bit more. I wouldn't leave any dog unattended with my young children.... especially breeds that have known aggression traits. While I agree that it has a lot to do with how the dog is raised, as it does in every breed, you can't ignore the "nature" aspect of nature & nurture.... not just with pitbulls, but in general. Why is it being claimed that these dogs are not aggressive?