I was so happy to find these postings. We adopted what we thought was a black lab from a shelter two months ago and just found out today that he’s half pit bull. I have three small children and one on the way in a few weeks. Gus is six months old and a very good puppy. Unusually smart, likes to chew, chases the cat, goes bonkers on Sunday when my husband doesn’t take him to run at work, all the things everyone else has written, but gentle with the kids and very affectionate. My first thought on realizing that he’s a pit bull is that we’d have to find him another home, no question. But your posts are so encouraging.