So, I'm kinda eating my words about her being a little beast full of rage...
Totally different from what I saw at the vet...
She did growl at me and bite me on Saturday when I reached for her to get her out of the crate, but I was *thinking* that might've had to do w/her experiences at the vet - she was only handled on a "regular" basis when she was taken out of the cage if she required medical attention (mostly unpleasant for her), and very sporadically went out for play time for short amounts of time. All the vet techs are female and older, so her growling and biting resulted in them leaving her alone for the majority of the time she spent at the vet.
I now open the crate door and let her come out on her own... and she's totally fine w/being handled after that. I've "played" with her ears, her feet, her tail, and she let's me look at her teeth - when she gets uncomfortable she will lick my hand instead of biting me.
Bee is VERY dog-social and my boys are just awesome w/her... when she does bite too hard they walk away, and she'll stand there for a minute and "think". Then she'll rush after them, lick their mouths, and throw herself on her back in front of, or under, them... and all is forgiven. I adore my boys for being so patient and accepting... absolutely adore them.
She has NO issues w/men or children, strangely enough... she met our mail man, my neighbors, my contractor and his crew - and her tail couldn't wag fast enough. She has the typical rotating-Pit-butt... too funny.
She IS cautious when meeting women, but she "wants" to say hi... no outright hostility, but it takes her a few minutes to deceide how and when to approach them which is totally acceptable, IMO, and I don't push her.
No food or toy aggression at all, and for such a young puppy she does great w/leash walking. Can't take credit for that - she was on-leash at the vet whenever she wasn't sitting in her crate to prevent her from biting every hand that reached for her, I guess...
No accidents in the crate so far... she's quite vocal when she needs to go out to potty, actually. I woke up this morning at 7 AM to hysterical shrieking because she needed to pee REALLY BADLY... poor Sepp was frantically pacing back and forth, and Faust kept right on snoring.
Now for the "bad"... she is a yipper-yapper!!!
Barks at anything and everything, and pretty consistently... especially when she's worried or unsure. She spent an hour barking at a marrow bone this afternoon because she didn't know what it was. Once she figured out it was edible - she was fine.
She's a digger and has to be kept VERY busy or she'll get into all kinds of trouble. Boredom = frantic, high-pitched barking at... nothing. Must be the JRT side of the family...
I bought a tug-a-jug, one of those busy-bones, a puppy kong, and assorted other crap to entertain her... busy, busy Bee = quiet Bee.
She doesn't seem to get tired as fast as the boys... besides Pit/Jrt mix I suspect she's part energizer bunny... holy moly!
But, all in all, she is a LOT of fun... and my contractor is absolutely smitten and wanted to take her home.
Bee spent most of the time following him as fast as her little legs would carry her, and the few hundred times he scooped her up she enthusiastically washed his face. He's a bear of a man, and his dog Brandy is the dog who gave Faust his first serious lesson in doggy manners.
I know it has only been three days, and we're still in our *honeymoon* phase, but I'm really enjoying her.
She will make someone a terrific companion, and i'm so happy I was able to take her in.