They are celebrities at the pet store...and around the lake association. Only a few have asked if they were pit bulls. Once they learned other wise...they were not fearful.
Now...our one neighbor. Used to deliver newspapers which makes him an expert on ALL dogs. Says he's not afraid of Tank. But wouldn't trust Sarge period! He's scared to death of him. And if Sarge is out in the yard refuses to stop and talk. Because...he "used to deliver newspapers and knows these things"
Now my dogs have never bit a sole. BUT...if one was more apt to bite I would choose the Tank over Sarge any day. For...he's my grumbly bear. He hates to be disturbed when he sleeps. Sarge you can wake him from a dead sleep and he's rarin' to play and wrestle. Tank also has the traditional bullie greeting. Bullie Butt Wiggle. Sarge...does NOT. For his lil' tail actually can wiggle. So he stands wiggling his tail. And what they see is this bulldog stance dog that isn't greeting them as friendly as Tank. Who's about to go into a seizure any minute if he's not petted.
I agree with the underbite comment. I think they do make them appear more aggressive. I had one person tell me that Tank carries a two prong hole punch around with him. Due to his underbite.