If I may ...
So, ah, Chris and Dannyboy and warenutz, you still think these breeds are harmless? As long as they are raised properly? Like this one was. How many more people, including children, and infants, must die horrible maulings until their bodies bleed out, before you change your tune? When it happens to you, maybe?
I also read they are big game hunters and can bring down a wild boar. Just what I want for family pet, a dog that can take down a wild boar. I had a horrible experience with two pits trying to take down my 100 pound Shepard/Husky mix. Had they gotten him on the ground, I'm sure he would have been killed. They tore him up pretty bad, going for his throat. It took him a long time to heal and go outside by himself again.