I’ve had two pit bull experiences.
Last year an emaciated pit bull walked into our yard. It was covered scars and had damaged its hip. We kept him for two months and nursed him back to health. He was a great dog with adults, but as soon as he got near another dog or a child he attacked. We had him put down.
Two months after that, the vets office contacted us to let us know that someone had abandoned a lab puppy at his office. The puppy had lost a leg after being hit by a car. We decided to foster him and got so attached that we kept him. As he grew up he looked more and more like a pit bull. Now he’s full grown and he’s the sweetest dog we’ve ever had. He’s good with kids and other dogs. He’s protective, but not aggressive.
The lesson is that a lot of how the pit bull acts is determined by the way they’re raised.
BIL had a pit-lab....they’re great dogs but owww, my shins. Tail would clear a table wagging and tended to leave anyone in range with black and blue shins.