I have raised 2 wonderful children (who are now 25 and 22) around "bully" breeds, rotties, danes, boxers and yes pits. They were taught at a young age not to tease or torment any animal or person because the consequence is, they will do what is necessary to protect themselves. They were taught to not run up to other animals (which, amazingly happens to my dogs - who are very friendly - almost on a daily basis). Dog owners of every breed need to take the time to teach their dogs manners and make sure they are well socialized. The same should be said for parents. Take the time to teach your child about approaching and dealing with other dogs before anything happens. As a responsible parent and dog owner, the time invested in teaching both was well spent.
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