Up for Anything: Pit bulls love to work and play, all day long. They’re great companions for lots of different adventures.
Loving: Snuggle? All day? Ok!
Loyal: Pit bulls are loyal to a fault, and this is one of the reasons they’re so exploited. Even in the face of abuse and neglect, they remain loyal to their people.
Smart: These dogs are easy to train; all they want to do is please you. They’re fantastic agility competitors, obedience masters and therapy dogs.
Social: They love people! Kisses, wags, tricks and more… all for the attention.
High Energy: You need a running buddy? Think about a pit bull. They can keep up with just about anyone, and love every minute of it.
Tenacious: Their tenacity is part of what makes them easy to train, too: They don’t give up! When properly directed (on a food puzzle, not the couch cushion) it’s a treat to watch their tenacity at work.
Sense of Humor: Smiles! All da time!
Healthy: Like many mutts, pit bulls don’t have a history of being susceptible to major illnesses or predisposed musculoskeletal problems.
BSL: You’ll always need to consider your dog when relocating, or even vacationing.
Discrimination: People fear pit bulls. Part of your job as a pit bull owner is to act as their advocate and PR person, showing the world that they’re not so bad after all.
If you’re a couch potato, consider an elder-bull who will snooze right there with you.
Impulsive: Pit bull impulse can get you and your dog into trouble. Understand your dog’s behavior, triggers and needs goes a long way here.
Strong: Exercise, training and mental stimulation are absolutely necessary when it comes to physically managing these muscle-machines.
Tenacious: That couch cushion we mentioned before? Without proper mental and physical exercise, it will be gone.
Dog Tolerance: In all dog breeds, dog tolerance levels range from very dog social to very dog aggressive. We’ve found that most well socialized pit bulls fall somewhere in the middle. Many pit bulls can be pushed to fight if sufficiently challenged by another dog and it is your job to understood and managed your dog. Bad Rap has some of the best information we’ve found on Pit Bull Dog Tolerance.