If you look at the stats of dog bites in the last twenty years, you will notice that golden retrievers are consistantly in the top ten, while the pitbulls and rotties are only RECENTLY being mentioned in the last few years.
I kind of hate when people say that, the whole 'there is more golden retriever bites then any other dog...' thing. First off, you have to think how many more golden retrievers there are then pitbulls, or any other dog for that matter. Then you have to think what types of homes these dogs are in, a great deal of times golden retrievers are in family houses with children. Children pull, tug, kick, pinch, bite, and in general annoy the dog so it is not hard to see why a bite may occur. Despite the statistics, I would trust a Golden Retriever over a pitbull anyday.