We are buying a new home and have a boxer pit mix who has lived for several years 22 ish hours a day inside her kennel in my mom's house where my husband and I currently live. She has attacked my mom's Chihuahua before as well as our cats and a dog we used to have. The last time any thing happened was probably two years ago. She is 10-11 and is spayed, if that is relevant. My question is, we are buying this house and moving next month and have two older children (7-8) and a nine month old baby. I originally planned to take the dog with us upon moving, to let her live out in the house normally. I would not even take the crate of it I did it would be only for nighttime and when we leave the house. Well I posted on another forum and people were basically saying she should be put down or at the least we should not take her unless "we are ok with her biting a hole in our babies head" (bc when she last attacked the Chihuahua she left a small hole in her head skull...) She is let out inside here sometimes, if my mom is gone off and I put the other animals up, and has never had any issue really. She has growled at my foot once years ago but that's about it on people aggression. If we take her she'd be the only animal. I guess my concern (other then that people obviously think I shouldn't do it) is that I cannot possibly watch her every single second of the day, and so there could be chances for her to hurt the baby. I worry she'd see him as prey, being small and wobbly and crying... Or that she might attack my older kids if they are playing or fighting. (My husband and I have been play fighting or dancing etc in the room her kennel is in before and she will be barking and baking, I assume she thinks we are hurting each other or something I'm not sure...and I worry she might would do something in that situation if she was out). Also she jumps the fence constantly if not hooked to a run and our new house doesn't have one (although I plan to get one for the kids regardless). So in my position what would you do and why??