With nearly 18,000 pit bull and pit mixes sitting in shelters waiting for their forever homes, the least we can do is give you 5 reasons why they are a great breed to choose.
#1 - They're easy to train.
This breed is easier to train than many other breeds. Pit bulls are more likely to obey their owners and require fewer command repetitions.
#2 - They suffer from few dental problems.
You won’t have to worry about this breed’s high dental bills. Pit bulls have great dental health and very few, if any, dental problems during their lifetime.
#3 -They can be great with kids.
When trained properly, the American pit bull terrier is considered playful and great with children. The pit bull was given the nickname "Nanny Dog" in the 50’s because they were so good with kids. You can find many images from that era showing kids and pit bulls together.
#4 - Protective of Their Owners.
Their loyal nature can lead the breed to protect its owner in times of crisis. Most rarely bark and can be too trusting of humans unless they need to protect their family.
# 5- Eager to please
Despite the bad rep the breed has received, the pit bull was actually bred to be loving of his family and to be eager to please – he will do anything his owners asks of him—making him perfect for any performance sport. A well-socialized pit bull has a very “lab-like” personality.