I know I post a lot about the APBT, but it is my all time favorite breed.
One of the greatest breeds of all times is possibly going extinct. It is an endangered breed. Not only because of the Government, but because of the so called "breeders" that no longer breed to the standard.
The breed has been ruined. It has been breed for "what people want" vs. the breed standard. I have been added to several APBT Only groups and what do I see? Nothing but over sized blue dogs..... why?
I have seen this breed crossed with Am Staff, Patterdales, Dogue de Bordeaux and more..... and then get called an APBT. The dog should not be huge, it should not be blue or purple, and definitely should NOT be human aggressive.
Until people stop breeding for "what they like" and start breeding for standard, this breed will no longer exist in the future. If you don't like the breed, find something close to what you like instead of trying to change what is great. If you don't want a dog that might eventually turn out to be dog aggressive, get a lap dog. If you do not want a dog that is lean and muscular, get you a fat dog like an english bulldog.
Research the breeds and find out what fits your life style and quit trying to recreate what was once great. Tree huggers have hurt this breed more than helped it. Educate yourself first and then make a decision. It is not hard.
Buying a dog isn't like ordering something of a menu then trying to change it. You are affecting the breed in its entirety for the next several years.