I recently adopted a three year old female pitbull. Annie was raised by a friend with children and other animals. She recently needed a new home because my friend was moving. I was hesitant to bring Annie home but after getting to know her I fell in love. She is the most gentle, lovable dog ever. She fits in great with my five year old black lab and two year old yorkie poo. My five year old daughter dresses Annie up and Annie just lays there patiently. She rides in the vehicle nicely without whining or barking. She walks nicely and doesnt bark at other people or dogs. She does whimper at squirrels and birds but that is cute. I never thought I would be a pitbull owner, I have had family criticize me for bringing a "bully dog" into my home and around my children. I feel frustrated dealing with this. I personly feel any dog can turn and it is mostly the owners that make there dogs mean or not.