Pit Bulls have been popular with families and with children for many generations.
The breed quickly gained a reputation for their loyalty, devotion, and trustworthy nature quickly. The British breeders may have bred for the toughest, quickest, and bravest dogs, they also selectively bred for dogs that could still be handled by their owners.
When families immigrated to the United States, there was no way that they were going to leave their dogs behind, and the dogs became a welcomed fixture into the developing nation.
Pit Bulls quickly became the “All American Dog,” and earned the nickname “nursemaid’s dog.” They had an undisputed reputation of being reliable with children.
It is unfortunate that today’s image of the Pit Bull is skewed with exaggerated and false tales.