These dogs are among the most intelligent, loyal and protective breeds in the U.S. Despite the excess of bad press these dogs receive, they are wonderful family pets.
Like any breed, the pit bull needs to receive training from puppy-hood in order to make a reliable and trusted member of any family. While pit bulls were originally bred as fighting dogs in Europe, they have a sweet and loving demeanor until trained otherwise.
Pit Bulls were considered "America's Sweetheart Breed". Owned and loved by influential and memorable people such as Theodore Roosevelt, Hellen Keller and Laura Ingles Wilder. They've always made wonderful working animals and still do. In World War 1, Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes were taken into battle. Today they are employed with police departments, search and rescue, therapy dogs and livestock workers.
While its undeniable that people today buy and breed Pit Bulls solely for fighting purposes, this breed is much loved within the rescue communities that exist throughout the U.S. Thousands of people work daily to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home these wonderful dogs. If you’re interested in learning more about this breed or in adopting one into your home, look up Pit Bull Rescues and begin your journey into the wonders of the American Pit Bull Terrier.
If you'd like to contact me or would like more information on Pit Bull Rescues please feel free to email me at: JenPoole.Rescuer@gmail.com