Well, since we had to put our old girl down a few months back my wife and I are considering another dog. We respect the adoption system and feel it's the best way to save a dog, even if our shelters are no kill shelters....it's like a prison house for those poor pooches. We cruised through last night just seeing how some of them were, took a couple dogs out for a play. My wife has had a friend who had a great pit bull terrier, however I am still on the fence as to the stigma and liabilities implied if we adopt one. There are two great ones at the pound, a beautiful white tri color Am Staff and a brindled pit, both good temperments and playful. Anyone have experience with these breeds as a family dog?