I hope I did this right, and I hope I'm in the right place on this forum!
I'm from Massachusetts and I own two nifty Cocker Spaniels! (kidding) . . .
I actually own two pit mixes, both rescues. I have a female Bull Terrier/Pitbull and a male Am Staff/Catahoula Hound. You guessed it---the Am Staff/Catahoula was rescued from a backyard breeder who was shooting for the ever popular "blue" pitbull. He failed miserably, and the result was a very sickly little pit pup who was only 2 1/2 lbs. at 8 weeks, complete with rickets. He is now around 19 months, fairly healthy, (some vision impairment), but true to both his breeds, very tenacious! They are both awesome dogs, and I don't think I'll ever own anything other!!