If someone wants to train their guardian breed for protection work, more power to 'em. When someone wants to take the very essense of the APBT -the stable, friendly to everyone, wouldn't bite if you beat 'em over the head with a stick temperament selected for by centuries of breeding of only human friendly dogs- I have a real problem with it. The one foothold the breed still has in todays paranoid take it out before it can take you out world is that the breed has been bred to NOT BITE PEOPLE! You take that away, and you're sawing on the last thread keeping this breed from going the way of the dodo (granted, there would no doubt be factions of dedicated people keeping the breed alive, but the GP could pretty much forget about owning one). When your ill trained guard dog does bite someone and leaves massive damage because it was never taught how to properly bite and hold someone, everyone else will be the ones scattering to try and convince the media and polititians that the "guard dog" pits really are in the minority. Nothing makes me more annoyed to see people wandering around with dogs that make empty (luckily) threat displays, bragging about their superb guard dog, who'd probably pee themselves on the spot and run home tail tucked if ever confronted with a real threat. If I want protection, I'll arm myself, and keep my stable, friendly APBT as it is.