My son really, really wants a pit bull. We don't have any other animals. He's 9 years old, and I think a dog would be good for him. I, however, seem to have this weird fear of pit bulls. (I am sure it's from the media coverage of bites/attacks.) I am a total dog lover. I used to dress my childhood dog up in outfits and take her for walks in a baby carriage. (She was a large lab.) She was such a good dog and had a very long life. Honestly, losing her did something to me, and I never wanted another dog. Anyway, I think I'm ready for a dog, and I hate stereotyping all pit bulls. Please share your experiences (good or bad) with this breed of dog.