26mileman saidThose are cute puppies.
Speaking from experience, all breeds have some general breed characteristics. However, bad dogs are usually a result of the "fucktards" that own them for the wrong reasons.
Years ago, when I was a child, we were still raised with manners too.
*nods* I have scars (very tiny ones now...lol) on my face from where a St.Bernard that was owned by a fucktard tried to kill me when I was 5 and one on my ankle from when a Wiener Dog (another typically docile companion breed) owned by another fucktard tried to eat my achilles out when I was 7. Our family dog was a Great Dane/Doberman mix that everyone was terrified of, but used to curl up around me and guard me in my sleep.
The issue with pit bulls is a combination of factors. I think the reason we see more pit bulls display these unfavorable traits is because people are a) breeding for the temperament, and b) encouraging the violent behavior. Pit bulls are extremely powerful dogs so when they attack they cause a huge amount of damage and we hear more about it on the news. I think that killing the people that own and breed them for the purpose of fighting needs to be the priority here. Destroying dog fighting culture now will mean we have to destroy fewer dogs in the future.
Many breeds that were formerly fighting breeds have had most of the aggression bred out of them. A good example of this being the classic Bull Dog. This was originally bred and trained for blood sports, but has become a gentle companion animal over the years. Dobermans used to be almost as feared as pit bulls, but people no longer purchase them because they want a mean guard dog. They own them because they want a beautiful loving animal. Changing peoples attitudes can change how they raise their dogs and that will eventually change the general perception of the breed.