Today pitbulls are known for fighting and being extremely aggressive. While they have been used for fighting and get a bad rep from it they are a product of their environment. They have been shown to be extremely loyal and affectionate if raised by a loving owner. They are also very protective of their owners, this is also a reason they may have a bad rep, just for protecting their owners. Pitbulls can be from 22-80 pounds on average, they vary in color they also can live up to 12 years if properly taken care of. If properly raised around other animals they will get along extremely well and are very tolerant of rough play by children. Pitbulls are unfairly critiqued and hate because of the terrible environment they are raised in, but they make excellent pets and more people need to realize this.