I've learned, though, that there is a lot of prejudice against pit bulls. They are seen as vicious & violent. There are bans against owning them in many places. They can be seized & killed in many places, even with no history of violent behavior. These laws have not been shown to be effective in increasing safety or helping with dog attacks. Despite research showing that pit bulls are generally sweet dogs, & that violent attacks are often by dogs who have been abused/mistreated, prejudice is still widespread.
Pit bulls are among the majority of dogs seen in shelters. They represent about 40% of all dogs euthanized.
But that can stop. Lily is evidence that pit bulls can make great pets. Lily is 2 & 1/2 years old. On the day we got her, she learned her first command ("Sit"). She knows several tricks now, & is a well-behaved dog. She loves to play with anyone & everyone. We often peek outside to see her playing with neighbors, other dogs, & even repairmen through the fence. When she was a puppy & could still fit in one hand, we took her to the vet, & she tried to play with a giant mastiff that came in by jumping on his head! She still is unaware of her size, but now we have the opposite problem - She thinks she's a lap dog, & loves sitting on my lap, even though she's half my size. This is especially entertaining during car rides. Lily loves to be in the car, & loves to look out the window. It doesn't matter if she blocks my view. Lily is also great with our other dog, Padfoot. She is a typical big sister, & she gives us "the look" when he's being annoying. But she is so tolerant, of Padfoot, & of me, & Laker. She lets Padfoot jump all over her, & "fetch" has become a game where Lily fetches & Padfoot tries to steal the stick from her & claim the glory. Lily isn't much of a cuddler, but she lets me pet her every night, hug her, & use her as a pillow. She also tolerates my selfies, even though she hates them (& yes, she knows I'm taking them!). She's honestly been the best dog we could've asked for!
Pit Bull Info from BarkPost
Info about Breed-Specific Legislation from ASPCA
This video has a little language, but it's good.