There's no doubt about it – the pit bull, affectionately called Pibbles by owners and supporters, is one of the most misunderstood dog breeds on the planet today. Unlike their reputation, the pit bull is loving, affectionate, and loyal to those it loves.
However, if you still aren't sure about the pit bull, and if you should give it a chance, keep reading. Here you can learn some of the top reasons Pibbles are some of the most loved dogs and why they deserve every bit of that love!
They Are Great with Kids
Pibbles are great with kids; however, early socialization is needed just like any other breed of dog. Be sure your Pibble is around children from a young age, which ensures they become accustomed to tiny humans' whims and often erratic behavior.
What makes the Pit bull stand out, though, is that, unlike many other breeds, it is particularly fond of children, which has resulted in the nickname "Nanny Dog," which was first given in the 1900s.
In fact, it’s not uncommon to watch old TV shows or commercials and see children and Pit bulls together. One example is Pete the Pup from Little Rascals, who was, in fact, a Pit bull.
Pit bulls like nothing better than time with children. They are considered a reliable and trustworthy companion and will spend the entire day playing, cuddling, and just being around kids.
They Are Eager to Please
Pit bulls will do virtually anything their favorite people request of them. And fast! All they want in return is a tiny little bit of praise.
They are social with humans and develop a deep connection and devotion to those who care for them. Pibbles crave positive attention and approval from those they’ve bonded with.
Unfortunately, this eagerness to please is also why Pit bulls have gotten a bad reputation. People take advantage of this and train them for criminal or nefarious purposes.
They Are Loyal
If you decide to adopt a Pit bull, you will have a lifelong friend. However, despite what you may think, Pit bulls don't make good guard dogs. This is because they truly love people – all people if they are socialized properly. While this is true, they still may act if someone or something threatens their "people."
Pit bulls are a great companion, but they are also great for your mental health. For example, if you are having a bad or stressful day, just looking at your Pit bull’s big, goofy smile and lolling tongue is going to improve your mood instantly. There's no doubt about it; if you want to feel happy, all you have to do is see your Pit bull’s smile.
Are You Ready to Own a Pit bull?
As you can see from the information above, Pit bulls have a lot to offer. They are a true companion, loyal, love people, and great with children – what more could you want? If you are thinking about adopting a pup, make sure you consider the uber-friendly Pit bull.
At Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. we spend countless hours with these sweet pups and work to support initiatives that encourage the placement and rescuing of these lovable land seals. Check out our Must Love Pibbles collection for a full range of gear that supports Anti-BSL programs!
The holiday season is a time for love, family, and comfort. Unfortunately, countless pups must spend the holidays alone in the shelter simply waiting for the perfect family to give them a second chance.
Three Percent. That is the survival rate of a shelter dog in Puerto Rico. It’s a grim fate for a “Sato,” the name commonly used to refer to homeless dogs in Puerto Rico and astonishingly, there are estimated to be as many as 500,000 of these Sato pups.
To help provide comfort and love to pups waiting to be saved, we're providing as many blankets as possible to our shelter partners coast to coast. For every blanket sold this season, we're donating a blanket to a rescue pup waiting on a forever family.