My husband and I have a six-year-old blonde baby boy (that bad "d" word is never used!) named G. He is absolutely the biggest pit I've ever seen - the vet said he's a "hog" pit. Anyway, he's about 110 lb's, 24.5" head, and stands about 27" at the shoulder. He actually takes over half of our king-sized bed without half trying to.
It's nice to finally find a site that says what we've been saying for years - it's not the breed, it's the owner. I would challenge anyone seeing G with our seven-year-old son to say it's the breed! We don't have BSL in our area, yet, but there are whispers that they're working on it. We live in Texas, on a small (very small) farm - we have one cow, four chickens, and two cats. Our other dog is supposed to be a pit/bassett hound mix, but not real sure about that, the bassett doesn't seem right. Maybe pit/rat terrier?
Pits are the only breed dog that my husband really loves; they are loyal, affectionate, and great companions. G's also great with the farm. He messes with the chickens and herds cows.
We both like our pizza loaded, no anchovies.