37 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith in Pit Bulls

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1. Pit bulls are stereotyped as a vicious, untrustworthy breed.

 

Pit bulls are stereotyped as a vicious, untrustworthy breed.

2. Anyone looking at this face can tell that beneath it lies nothing but love.

 

Anyone looking at this face can tell that beneath it lies nothing but love.

3. No one deserves to be judged for their stereotype.

 

No one deserves to be judged for their stereotype.

4. Come on, look at that smile.

 

Come on, look at that smile.

5. Unfortunately, their strength and insensitivity to pain leads to being exploited by humans and made to fight.

 

Unfortunately, their strength and insensitivity to pain leads to being exploited by humans and made to fight.

There is also a rumor that pit bulls have “locking jaws” that make them a fearsome breed. While these dogs do have a strong jaw, their jaws do not physiologically lock. This is a behavioral trait specific to the dog itself, NOT the breed as a whole.

6. …which is heartbreaking once you realize violence is not in their nature but merely a trait taught to them.

 

...which is heartbreaking once you realize violence is not in their nature but merely a trait taught to them.

7. Because pit bulls have been bred to be “fighting dogs,” they may require a little extra socialization and TLC during puppyhood.

 

Because pit bulls have been bred to be "fighting dogs," they may require a little extra socialization and TLC during puppyhood.

The ASPCA asserts, “The best way to prevent the development of aggressive behavior toward other dogs is to focus on early socialization… Despite the fact that pit bulls were bred to fight with each other, early breeders took pride in producing dogs that were trustworthy and friendly to people.”

8. Remember: “There are no bad breeds, just bad (or uninformed) owners.”

 

Remember: "There are no bad breeds, just bad (or uninformed) owners."

9. The breed is often regarded as loyal.

 

The breed is often regarded as loyal.

10. Let’s stop and talk about this hero who took a bullet for his owner.

Don’t worry! He survived.

 
 

11. They also love to cuddle.

 

They also love to cuddle.

12. And smile!

 

And smile!

13. They have some of the best smiles in the world.

 

They have some of the best smiles in the world.

14. The AKC confirms the breed’s propensity toward “courage and intelligence.”

 

The AKC confirms the breed's propensity toward "courage and intelligence."

15. Rumor has it, they give some pretty grand hugs.

 

Rumor has it, they give some pretty grand hugs.

16. And love and respect their mothers as every child should.

 

And love and respect their mothers as every child should.

17. Did we stop and talk about their smiles yet?

 

Did we stop and talk about their smiles yet?

18. This pit bull with his best friends — cat and many chicks — should make you second guess the pit bull’s supposed “inherent volatile nature.”

 

This pit bull with his best friends — cat and many chicks — should make you second guess the pit bull's supposed "inherent volatile nature."

19. Pit bulls are eager to please their humans.

 

Pit bulls are eager to please their humans.

20. Some are very polite.

 

Some are very polite.

21. Some are cooler than you’ll ever be…

 

Some are cooler than you'll ever be...

22. …way cooler.

 

...way cooler.

23. But they’ll hang out with you just the same.

 

But they'll hang out with you just the same.

24. Many adoring pit bull owners assert that their dogs have a great sense of humor.

 

Many adoring pit bull owners assert that their dogs have a great sense of humor.

25. They are certainly not afraid of being derp-tastic.

 

They are certainly not afraid of being derp-tastic.

26. Hey, remember when this happened?

 

Hey, remember when this happened?

And it just kept getting better…

 

And it just kept getting better...

And OMG a chick on his head?

 

And OMG a chick on his head?

On his snout?? THE PATIENCE!

 

On his snout?? THE PATIENCE!

Has your heart exploded yet?

 

Has your heart exploded yet?

Yes, this is real life, and yes, he is a pit bull.

 

Yes, this is real life, and yes, he is a pit bull.

27. Here’s one showing off her preferred method of fighting.

 

Here's one showing off her preferred method of fighting.

28. One of many examples of pit bulls taking part in interspecies friendship.

 

One of many examples of pit bulls taking part in interspecies friendship.

29. They’re actually extremely patient.

 

They're actually extremely patient.

30. Which makes them great family dogs.

 

Which makes them great family dogs.

The AKC sites the breed standard as having “affection for its friends, and children in particular…off-duty quietness and trustworthy stability.” More than that, the ASPCAspeaks to their roots as family dogs, given the nickname “nurse’s maid” because of their sweetness with children.

31. Fiona Apple, on her pit bull, Janet: “She is my best friend and my mother and my daughter, my benefactor, and she’s the one who taught me what love is.”

 

Fiona Apple, on her pit bull, Janet : "She is my best friend and my mother and my daughter, my benefactor, and she's the one who taught me what love is."

32. This pit bull introducing her new babies to her human’s baby fills us up with so many feels.

 

This pit bull introducing her new babies to her human's baby fills us up with so many feels.

33. Basically, pit bulls can be your best friends.

 

37 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Pit Bulls

34. So maybe we should all think twice before judging this entire breed…

 

So maybe we should all think twice before judging this entire breed...

35. And give them the love they deserve.

 

And give them the love they deserve.

36. Can we get once last “Awwww”?

 

37 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Pit Bulls

37. Awwwwwww

 

Awwwwwww

6 comments

  1. cutest thing ever…I love my pit.

  2. My Pit smiles and hugs me all the time. I’ve never had a more loyal dog in my life

  3. Mert Miller · · Reply

    You don’t have to convince me. I have a 95 lb “Goof Bull”. My heart, along with his other 4
    “sisters”. Pits 4 Life.

  4. Mert Miller · · Reply

    Its Mert, for a photo go to Facebook.

  5. I recognize one of the dogs in there – the gray one with the speckles (#’s 18, 33 & 36) His name is Sharky. You can watch him on you tube with his little fuzzy buddies.

  6. Mert Miller · · Reply

    Snuggle and hug ?? Deuce McAllister Miller is the king of both especially at bedtime. Will try to post good pic of him on primal canine.

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