My friend and I were driving back to her place from an event and she almost ran over a dog. The poor thing seemed lost and I felt that if I left her there, she'd get run over sooner or later so I put her in the back seat. She just hopped in slowly. When I transferred her to the back of my Navigator, I helped her up and noticed she had pupps recently but she had no tags. Just a nasty makeshift chain color. At home, we realized that she's a pure bread Pitbull and apparently hurt a little on the side of her face. Probably in another fight with another dog but not too bad. She ducked her head and tail when hubby went to get her out of the SUV.. At no time did she appear hostile or growl in any way. We fed her and she at everything while we watched. Again, no aggression. Not sure if we're going to keep her though. She seems like a good dog but the Pit breed worries us with two young kids and not to mention, I have a small dog that doesn't like other dogs. In fact, she thinks she's human. We had an American Staff mix Lab and he was a good dog. Much bigger than this one but that's one breed away from being a Pit. Does or Has anyone had a Pit? What can you tell me about it being a family dog?
***UPDATE 3/8/2013 *** I spoke with my friend and her husband asked questions about the dog. It appears that he feeds the dog often because the owners don't take care of the dog and it's always roaming. They say the dog is well behaved. This morning we have played ball in the back yard with her, she loves playing and even though I tried to kick it from under her, she wasn't aggressive in the least. She'd hold the ball like saying "My ball!" but that was about it. Hubby cut the lawn and she didn't even bark or become aggressive. We introduced her to our small dog and nothing so she seems to be well tempered. My husband has fed her by hand and no problem. Nothing we've done does she seem to change her happy mood. Yes, she's killed two balls but that's about it. Hubby even bathed her. She was black with dirt. It appears that the prior owners cut her ears to make her look vicious and did a lousy job. My friend says that the dog got along with their big dog and that she's even gone in the house. I don't believe I want to return her to the prior owners because the dog seemed pretty abused there. Right now, it appears that we're going to keep her. We're trying everything to get her to show some possible aggression and she seems to be very very tame. Not even a growl. SEE PICS IN REPLY POST... Just scroll down..