My neighbor just got a pit bull and I'm less than thrilled. Luckily it is still a puppy, and hopefully they come up with something to contain it soon. Right now we have a short chain link fence between our property. Their property is not completely fenced in. I'm contemplating paying for a dog run to give to them if they don't get one soon. I have a five year old son and a two year old son, and chickens. I am extremely worried about an aggressive attack. Perhaps I'm a little paranoid or have a clouded perception of reality. As a teenager our next door neighbors had a rottweiler that was mean and nasty. It once chased me before luckily being distracted by a rodent. It bit several people before authorities forced the owners to euthanize it. They always insisted that it was a gentle and sweet dog. That's why I'm not really trusting all the websites I've come across that say pit bulls are gentle... owners always believe that until their animals attack and statistics say that pit bulls have been responsible for human deaths more than any other breed. Second is the rottweiler. From your experience, how worried should I be? We cannot afford to put up a higher fence around our property, but I don't want to have to sit in a chair with my handgun either every time my kids go out to play. Am I excessively paranoid?