Just wanted to say a friend of my brothers lost his little girl yesterday. She was attacked by the family dog last week and has been in the hospital fighting for her life since. They took her off life suport yesterday. She then lapsed into a vegetative state and died moments later. She was 6. Police say she and her baby sitter were in playing w/ Dozer the family pit-pull when all of the sudden it lunged at the 6 yr olds neck. The sitter then tore into the dog. The dog then released the little girl and went after the baby-sitter. Her BF next door heard the screams and came over. He then ran to get his gun. He came back and shot the dog in the leg. The attack stopped but the damage had already been done to the little girl. Animal control later came and took the dog away and put it down that very night. I post this because all I hear about is defense of these animals. Its strange really. I have been around dogs my entire life and not once have I been around a breed that just snaps so uncontrollably. I have raised many Rottweilers (all clean AKC lines) I have raised Dobermans (all clean AKC lines) 6 years we raised and bred these animals and not once did we hear anything at all bad coming back from our litters. I just don't understand the breed. Why do these animals always seem to be in the paper killing children? It's usally children or old ladies and old men. You will get the Rotts in the papers now and again for attacking someone or killing someone. The thing that is constant is that Pit's are constantly in the papers regarding most attacks.