Once considered “nanny dogs” and America’s most favorite breed, Pit Bulls are now seen as aggressive and not suitable to be around young children. The number of Pit Bulls that end up in shelters is the highest compared to any other breed. The sad reality is that most of these dogs end up being put down. The reason why is because of all misconceptions surrounding these otherwise loving and gentle dogs.
Over the years, people started using them for dog fighting which contributed to their bad reputation. Because of this same reason, they are bred and later abandoned.
But, whoever owned one may tell you that nothing really beats Pit Bulls. They are loyal and would do anything to defend their owners whenever they feel they are threatened.