I think far too many idealize the world of the apbt prior to the 1970s but that is another thread. In short, association with the thread, the breeding for mass production has caused a great downfall of the breed. Pulling back on litters, rethinking to whom dogs go, and reworking our health testings and sporting/working venues would be a mild start, but in reality I am a fatalist. I do hope no other breeds follow in their foot steps, really. I wish the best for smaller breed pools and hope they remain safer with better health and stronger, more intelligent, and responsible owners be it pet, sport or work oriented. It really is a different world living in a mass media breed vs a kennel journal breed and I'm sure that effects the difference of opinions on the topic at hand.