After reading other comments I want to say a bit more else if no one minds. I want to say I may be a little more protective of Mojo because he's a pit bull mix. And while my family says they like Mojo they still hate that he's a pit bull mix. In their minds a good pit bull is a dead pit bull... and Mojo's only saving grace is he's not a full bred pit (to our knowledge). I know if anything were to happen where Mojo was provoked to bite someone - like my youngest nephew - then it wouldn't matter how it happened I'd be highly pressured to get rid of him or put him to sleep. Fortunately for me, I can generally redirect Mojo out of the situation and/or he leaves it on his own. The last time my nephew decided hitting mojo with a toy was "fun," I called Mojo to me and he calmly got up and walked over to where i was and sat at my feet. I feel that bully breeds such as Stoli, Mojo or others that I know will have there breeds stacked against them, which is why I am not as tolerant as I suppose I should be towards how children are allowed to handle dogs. I agree it's the one of the ways dogs will learn how to be handled... but with my family's attitude it's not a risk I am willing to take.