I've just gotten back from Victoria today after visiting family/meeting a heap for the first time. I can't believe how many people cringed or had the look of "oh those kind of dogs" when I told them that Harley and Bella were AmStaffy. My Pop actually asked me if they would attack him when he came to visit us. Only one member of my family didn't look repulsed by them.
Makes me realise there is a long way to go to change public perception of Bull breeds and any other dog in the same position. On the other hand though, I called the kennel today to see if I could pick them up this afternoon instead of the morning and the ladies there were raving about them, she said they were just so beautiful and cuddly and that they can come back any time they want... my faith in humanity is restored a little