I got quite a lot of negative opinions to my original post the other day because of the type of dogs I own. I hope that by posting this you will at least read it and think before you next offer a negative opinion about bull breeds. Not all bull breeds are owned by people for the "image" or "reputation" they create (which has been given to them by humans and because of humans).
Shelters are overun with bull breeds who are not being rehomed because of their negative press in the media which then affects their rehomeability. In dog pounds they are being put down if local rescue shelters cannot take them. This doesnt however stop people from breeding them to make money without any consideration for the number of dogs already looking for homes where the puppies, when the novelty wears off, end up being dumped and/or destroyed.
Secondly dog aggression is not a breed-specific behaviour, any dog nomatter what its breed can can take a disliking towards other dogs - do you like every person you come into contact with? - or even turn in a second on us. Any dog has that ability. There are also different types of aggression and much of it can be avoided or dealt with by being a responsible dog owner.
Yes bull breeds are energetic, agile, and strong but they are also loyal, gentle and loving and make wonderful family pets. It is the way we as humans treat our animals which causes the problems.
I did not adopt my bullbreeds, which are all rescue, because I wanted to look hard walking down the street or because I work in the security industry. I got them because I like big dogs, did my research on them and liked what I read. Albeit my females are now unable to live together, separately they are loving and loyal and big softies.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but just please let it be based on an informed opinion and think about what I've said above.
If anyone is interested I've attached a link to an article on the Manchester/Salford RSPCA website about this.http://rspcamcrsalford.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/bull-breeds-are-dangerous-fact_25.html