Hi everyone. Let me give some background. My wife and I got Baxter at the SPCA about 6 years ago he was found and brought to the SPCA. He seemed normal there, after we got him home we noticed he would go Psycho around other dogs and go after them. We figured he had a bad experience either at the shelter or his previous home. This aggression towards other dogs meant he had to be kept away from them all the time. He has shown aggression towards humans as well... one time he nicked my wife's uncle on the knuckle and has shown his teeth on afew occasions. A couple years back my wife wanted a new dog, we got a smaller dog than Baxter because we noticed Baxter really only went totally nuts with bigger dogs. Well it took Baxter a long time to get used to the new dog and they are always playing rough with each other. Well last weekend they were both sitting in bed with me and they got into a fight.... i put my arm between them to break it up and Baxter latched onto my arm and chomped into for a good 15-20 seconds(luckily it was right below the wrist so there wasn't much flesh he was chomping on my bones, hurt like h*ll though but not much blood or anything. I don't think he even realized he was biting me. So this incident had the wife and I talking about whether we feel safe with him in the house. We are thinking of having a baby in a couple years and neither of us would feel safe with him and a baby. He is part of the family and we've known for a long time he psychotic but we just couldn't have him put down because he was family. We are now fully considering this and have an appointment with the vet for May 8th. Is this the right decision? I feel so bad because i know its not his fault he is this way, he had to have a traumatic experience when he was younger. Part of me just wishes he would die of old age or have some illness that we would have to put him down for instead. Any advice or words of wisdom, i am having a hard time with this and still don't know if i can take him to the VEt on the 8th. Baxter is the dog in the background. Edgar the newer dog is in the front.