We just purchased a 6 month old female pit bull mix named “Sugar” from our neighbour because it appeared that she was being mistreated (boney, tied on a 2 foot leash without food or water for an hour yesterday, they never took him for walks or exercise, etc, etc, etc). She also stunk and we gave her a bath right away. They were not intentionally mistreating him, I just think they don’t know how to treat dogs properly. What should we be worried about anything, or am I just being paranoid because of the bad press of pit bulls. The neighbour also has two young infants that were very fond of "Sugar". Sugar has never shown any forms of aggression to them. Sugar is also very quiet and we just heard a few wimpers when we put her in her kennel last night. This puppy is extremely friendly and we are now laying down some rules and boundaries that he is starting to pick up rather quickly: stay out of the kitchen, no jumping, “sit”, “stay”, and those kinds of things. We can also pet her and remove her food an replace it while she is eating. We were also told that she is house trained but she pissed on the floor twice yesterday and pissed and took a dump in his kennel. We also have an adult male dingo mix named Mukeke that has been most excellent and is very intelligent…they’ve had one or two growling and snapping episodes over food and when hanging out. My wife says this is normal because dogs are hierachical(sp?)...maybe just letting each other know who is boss. What should I be concerned about with a pitty. Sure he is “cute”, “adorable” and playful now but should I be worried? We haven’t paid the neighbour yet because we still need to find out if they will be compatible, shots she needs, etc. We hope to have kids one day so we want the dog to continue to be friendly and not aggressive. Thanks. PS We have been talking for several months about getting a playmate for Mukeke and this just seem like the right moment.