Aint this the truth! I couldn't tell you how many times I've had to explain this to people that ask what Odyssey is simply because she is chocolate and 45 lbs. People know what a pit bull is but they sure aren't versed in recognizing an APBT. BUT I am glad that these people at least ask so that they can be a little more educated, and hopefully pass it on to their friends.Speaking in terms of "looks", your dog looks more real pitbull than half the dogs on this forum. Without papers, you never know 100%, but I'd have no problem saying you own a pitbull.