I can relate to Stradial's post. Mine isn't about a pit, but in relation to big dogs. When I was 3, I was attacked by a Dalmation. The dog belonged to a family member. To this day, 35 years later, I still remember that day. The dog was older and sleeping. I went over and started to pet him. He started attacking my face. Luckily, there were adults sitting right there. I remember my face being sewn up. He bit through my cheek bone. I have small scars on my cheek with small chips missing in my cheek bone. I am very leery of large dogs and will never own a pit, Dalmation, Rottweiler, etc.