I never thought I would own a pit after one tore my hand up pretty good, and my fiancee had to shoot one that was in the process of trying to kill our dog. But Sophie just came along and we couldn't say no. We figured it was a good opportunity to prove to ourselves and others that it was irresponsible owners to blame for aggressive dogs, and not the breed. After losing our 9 year old Dobe to cancer last month we were not really sure about getting another dog so soon, but our Dane needed a playmate during the day to keep him busy, as his behavior had gone downhill after he lost his big sister. Now he is the big brother and has taken to the role pretty good.