A DOGGY!!!!! Some time back, I stated that I was thinking about getting a GSD puppy. I still am a HUGE fan of that particular breed. However, I got to thinking there are a ton of dogs out there that need loving homes. The fiance and I went a while back to the local PAWS. I fell in love with a pitbull named Rudolph. They think he might possibly also have a small amount of American Bulldog in him as well. He is two years old, and is great with people and children, which I was able to confirm for myself when visiting last time. Before I say anything else, I was raised around Dobermans. I also had a rather large hand in training most of them and crate training, etc. I would not be a new dog owner. I just have not had one of my own with the fiance since we got together. I have no problem being the Alpha male over a dog or otherwise if that is what is necessary. I want to ask a question to any of those that have owned or currently own a pitbull. How hard is it to buy a house and insurance with that breed of dog? Or, am I overthinking this and it is simply a non issue? That is the only thing that is hanging me up a little bit. We rent now, and the landlords have already OK'd us getting one in a previously very strict no dog house. However, we eventually want to own our own home. I also am aware that because of the bad rep these dogs get, more and more areas are outlawing owning them. I think that is total BS. Any breed can be mean and nasty. It is all about how they are raised. I am sorry for the scattered post. I am just very excited and wanted to get some more input from those who might have a pit. I have done my own research, and determined the little lady and myself would be quite happy with this breed. Any constructive ideas/suggestions are welcomed.