i've been raising Rottweilers longer than the age of 90% of the people posting in this thread. I am familiar with temperament. I don't care what anyone says in response to my post, but nearly every time an American Pit Bull Terrier has come within inches of my body it has raised a primal instinct of defense, distrust, and separate from my experience, aroused subdued alarm in all of my dogs. They're like sharks, hunting, lacking any warmth in their presence, dead eyes, no insight, just a primitive instant awareness absent any depth of emotion, loyalty or bond.
I honestly want to like the breed like any true bloodline, but honestly, they're just bred to be true predators and it shows nearly everytime in anecdotal and documented criminal cases.
Let's call it what it is.