One of the more steady urban legends around nowadays is about the inborn fierceness of the pit bull breed.
I was horrified when my child and little girl in-law brought home a female pit bull they had saved from the nearby asylum.
At that point, I came to down and stroked her delicate, square head. She cuddled my hand and my heart liquefied.
My negative sentiment about the breed has been changed 180 degrees since that day. Snobby (that is the thing that they named her) is lively, adorable and devoted.