I totally agree with you! We had a lot of people say “What?!” when they heard about Katie’s breed, but within second of meeting her, they changed their tune! “She’s the sweetest dog I’ve ever seen!” We’ve gotten used to everyone who meets her gushing about how great she is. And the people who haven’t met her (or a dog like her) will never understand what it means to be a Proud Pit Bull Owner.
I hope your family “gets over it” like ours has, and you have many, many happy years with your new “kid”.