The Pit Bull is, without a doubt, the most misunderstood dog breed. In fact, one of the most misunderstood things about it is that it’s not really a dog breed at all.
Pit Bulls were considered to be so trustworthy with children that they were known as nursemaids or nanny dogs.
Both the American Pit Bull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier score exceptionally well on the te st run by the American Temperament Test Society, beating out Miniature Schnauzers and many other terrier breeds.
Despite their reputation, Pit Bulls aren’t considered great guard dogs by those in the know. They’re too trusting of humans, and may greet an intruder as a new friend.
Contrary to everything you’ve read, Pit Bulls don’t bite especially hard. In a test of the bite force of three breeds conducted by National Geographic in 2008, Pit Bulls came in last – behind German Shepherds and Rottweilers.