September 26, 2020
Pit Bull breeds are extremely people-oriented and when raised with the proper training and socialization, they are loving and gentle, especially with children. They often make lousy guard dogs because of their tail-wagging eagerness to greet the person at the door. They are devoted to their family and will, if necessary, defend them to the death.
In his 1999 book, "The Essential Pit Bull Terrier", K9 and breed expert Ian Dunbar wrote: “Today, a properly bred Pit Bull is so exuberantly happy upon meeting her owner’s friends (or even friendly strangers) that new owners sometimes worry that their dog is too sweet and fun-loving to protect their home and family. A multitalented companion, the well-trained Pit Bull is suited for a variety of exciting activities. He excels at obedience, agility and weight pulling competitions, events, which showcase intelligence, training ability and strength. In addition, the Pit Bull’s pleasant nature makes him an ideal candidate for therapy work." with people.”