Pitbulls are one of America’s most controversial dog breeds. In a study conducted from 2005 to 2019, there were approximately 521 Americans that were killed by canines and of those deaths, about 66% were committed by Pitbulls. The modern Pit is a descendant of the English Bull-Baiting dog which was bred to tackle and bait large animals such as bears and bulls. Since the banning of the baiting dogs in the 1800’s, people looked to breed more agile and athletic by cross-breeding with smaller terriers.
While some people consider Pitbulls one of the most dangerous pets in America, others know them to be one of the nicest creatures to share a space with. Through earlier generations, people would have Pitbulls in their homes to protect babies and children since they were considered a highly loyal breed that was capable of protecting those around it. A common misconception is that Pitbulls are automatically going to hold an aggressive temperament due to their genetics, but environmental factors and development with their owners play an important role in each individual Pitbull.
Now, these “nanny dogs” are still touching our hearts with their goofy smiles and stoic stares. It’s time to dispel the idea that they are a liability to the safety of others around them because they’re just simply looking for some love and affection. This list contains 75 Pitbulls that will absolutely destroy any myth about their bullish behavior and give you a fresh take on why Pitbulls should be on your watchlist for desirable dog breeds.
1) Wish Upon A Star
Judging by the look on her face, this sweet Pitbull can’t hold her excitement to celebrate her birthday. Her innocent eyes seem to widen after every picture as if showing satisfaction with each cone placed on her head. The beautiful pup can look and feel like a star today because, in truth, she is one!
2) The Best Co-Pilots
These soft eyes are warm enough to melt the coldest glacier. You can’t tell us this lovable creature has any bad intentions. If anything, it is happy to simply be next to its owner and experience another trip as the best co-pilot in the world. With a cup of coffee in paw, this precious baby is ready to tackle the world one wag of the tail at a time.
3) Adopted And It Feels So Good
Rescue dogs are some of the most caring since they’ve been neglected for so long. They’re just looking for a master that will love them as much as they will. It’s terrific seeing this majestic dog be in the care of a wonderful human being and knowing he won’t suffer neglect or isolation is a huge sigh of relief.
4) The Christmas Puppers
It seems the Three Wise Men came in the form of Pitbulls this holiday season. These boys have been good all year and it’s only right that they get rewarded during the most wonderful time of the year. This bundle of joy is another example of why Pitbulls should never be dismissed as ideal house pets.
5) Such A Good Boy
This Pitbull sure looks anxiously happy for something. Whatever it is, he’s ready to go at it. His good behavior has paid off and no matter what they say about him and his kin, he’s shown that he can behave and be rewarded for his good deeds.
6) The Cuddle Session
This cuddling session is another example of why Pitbulls only want love from their owners. This gorgeous canine is having her own personal time with her momma; getting a paw message, receiving encouraging words, and even sharing the daily gossip news. We can see her irresistible face gazing at us as if trying to let us know she’s not going to hurt anyone. This is what most people should realize: Pitbulls just want to have fun.
7) The Stacking Sauce Trick
Talk about impressive! This pooch is way too deep in the dream realms to even realize that his face is being used as a makeshift table for hot sauce. We won’t judge his lack of attention, but we will have our laugh about how adorably playful this is. From the looks of it, this docile furball has no cares in the world and it looks like it will stay that way for some time to come.
8) Sit, Stay, and Gravitate
Hello Hooman! I am trying to be a good boy so that I can get the meal for today. I will do anything you ask me to do and be a good boy around people. I might run around in circles and pester you all day, but that’s just because I love playing and being around you!
9) Aging like Fine Wine
This little guy looks to have developed just fine! His perked up ears and tongue sticking out indicates a healthy, happy Pitbull. More importantly, the baby has had many years to learn and live life fully like a good dog should. Another reminder as to why Pitbulls should be on everyone’s radar as a desired breed.
10) Rudolph The Red-Nosed Pitbull
These antlers are perfect for this Pitbull since his coat matches that of Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer. The doggo seems to not mind at all and in fact, looks to be part of the shenanigans by posing for the camera. Judging by his master’s smile, it looks like this dynamic duo will have many more Halloweens on their plate.
11) The Puppy Eyes
This is the quintessential example of the puppy eyes. How can anyone deny them?! This pup knows how to convince someone without making a single bark. If you’re not careful, you might get attacked with ravenous kisses and insatiable licks.
12) Make Some Room For Me
Sharing a bed can be uncomfortable at times since space becomes a resource. But when you share a bed with this lovable giant, it’s hard not to feel secure with his protective aura. This baby is definitely lucky to have someone as caring as this titan of a pit. Whoever said Pitbulls are not child friendly should take a look at this precious photograph.
13) Floral Fashionista
Humans aren’t the only ones who get laid with flowers when they arrive in Hawaii. This little girl seems to be sporting her new floral necklace in a fashionable way. Not only does she shine bright with her adornment, but those pearly eyes are seriously in danger of killing someone softly. The perfect combination of beauty and class has never looked better on a dog.
14) All The Feels
This little guy is really excited to feel some grass beneath his paws. Pitbulls are known to be extremely energetic and this one here is no exception. They can be playful with humans and even frolic independently whenever they just want to be themselves. One thing is certain, this pup won’t get tired of life anytime soon.
15) Finally Landed The Job
This good boy has been prepping for some weeks to join his master at work. All the training and work has paid off and you can tell with his smile that he’s ready. We wish you all the best luck buddy and we know you will make your daddy proud!
16) Pibble See, Pibble Do
This is what it’s like to show Pitbull’s nice manners. A proper squat with extended paws shows that this pooch is ready and eager to learn discipline. Even if it’s all for the dog treats, Pitbulls are willing to learn and reciprocate what their owners teach them. This has nothing to do with genetics and everything to do with having an owner who is caring enough to take the time and train the dog properly.
17) Saving Lives One Hug At A Time
All one needs is a hug sometimes. At least, that’s what this pooch needed as indicated by his irrestibly cute smile. If everyone treated their dog like this, there wouldn’t be any worries when talking about how good a dog is socialized. They say the grass is greener on the other side, but it’s indeed greener where you water it.
18) Boys Will Be Boys
Boys will be boys, and in this case, good-natured and well-behaved as the image shows. This should definitely crush the myth that Pitbulls pose a threat to our young ones. The pup affectionately sniffs the boy’s cheek to let him know he’s got nothing to worry about as long as he’s by his side.
19) Lost and Finally Found
This cutie was found and rescued by a brave couple and it seems to have been enjoying life ever since. The image on the left shows a playful Pitbull looking abandoned as indicated by the visible rib cage. After a month of being taken in, the image on the right shows the pup looking healthy and well-fed. What’s more, is that it looks very comfortable being at home being surrounded by his caretakers who have been so brave and thoughtful through it all.
20) Let Sleeping Dogs Lie (Adorably)
They say to let sleeping dogs lie, but this doggo has given the phrase a new meaning. He seems to be enjoying every second of laying peacefully in the comfort of a bed. Those caramel eyes are enough to hypnotize any unsuspecting person if they’re not careful, so be sure to watch yourself around this dazzling creature.
21) Suited On
Clothes don’t make the man, but they can sure make the pup! This jubilant Pit is experiencing the enthusiasm of feeling snug with his very own apparel. He can’t seem to contain his excitement and energy built up that he just has to let out a wide grin. Pitbulls are great for giving you that extra kick start to your day when you need a spark to get going.
22) Curiosity Did Not Kill The Pitbull
We’re wondering what made this little Pit so curious. Maybe it was the fact that his master was eating scrumptious food that filled the air with a tempting aroma? Maybe it was just the doggo indicating it wanted to play with its favorite toy? Whatever the explanation, one thing is for certain: Pitbulls like this one just want to get attention no matter what. And how you can you possibly refuse when you have such a cutie looking at you with so much trust.
23) Out Of The Box
Contrary to what might look like a dog in distress, this was just a pooch unwilling to let go of her home. The owner seemed to be ready to make a big move, however, the pup had other ideas in mind. It looks as if the move made this poor Pit nervous and so she chose to hide inside a cardboard box. You almost want to reach out and give this poor thing a hug!
24) Pitbull Prosperity
This Pitbull looks to have earned a good fortune by just being awesome! There’s no telling how this money will be spent, but we can bet some portion of it will be for doggy treats. If I saw this pooch in person, I’d probably tip him handsomely too! Whatever he may be saving up for, we hope it was well worth the effort.
25) Birthday Pup
A birthday party is not complete without a birthday cake. The festive occasion brought this Pitbull to her prize: a tasty birthday treat just screaming her name. She didn’t forget her party hat as she looks at her master knowing very well how much of a good girl she’s been.
26) A Chance At New Life
This pup is getting another chance at redemption. Many bully/pitbull breeds end up euthanized if they end up at the shelter due to their capacity and their tendencies to not trust those who try to establish a healthy relationship. Fortunately for this buddy, he got another chance at life when he was taken in and cared for. The look in his face is priceless and hopefully he’ll stay that way.
27) A Smile Worth Every Penny
This has to be one of the most lovable smirks ever to be seen. The Pit is definitely relishing in the moment with no desire to move an inch. If she’s trying to tell us something it may very well be that her life is definitely better than ours and she has not plans to change it otherwise.
28) The Ear Nibbler
A little nibble never hurt anyone. This pup is showing his master what happens when you give him the back. Funny enough, the man seems to be entertained by her soft licks. Having each other’s backs is exactly what best buds do.
29) The Strength Within
This baby pit is courageously fighting canine parvovirus, which has a mortality rate of 91%. it’s a bit tough to see such an image, but it’s good to be aware of the possible viruses that can affect a dog’s life so that way it can be prevented if it has occurred. This pit is a fighter and we have no doubt that she will pull through this and live to fight another day.
30) Freedom Feels Fantastic
Meet Con Queso; a sweet-loving Pit that is being protected for a case that involved his abuse. His eyes tell stories of horror without saying a word. Luckily, some brave owners have decided to wait until the court hold gets lifted in order to adopt the traumatized pooch. There’s no doubt with much effort and work, his future is looking bright and full of life.
31) Poptart The Pitbull
This pitbull’s name is Poptart like the breakfast item. She suffers from being deaf, but she does not suffer from living her best life. The doggo has gone through considerable rehabilitation and is well on the way to recovery using impaired hearing aids for dogs. It’s reassuring that Poptart is in great hands and will at some point be in the hands of loving owners who can take care of her.
32) Better Days Ahead
Being a victim of abusive animal caretakers can have severe and deep-rooted trauma. In this case, this poor doggo suffered the loss of an eye since he was used as a bait-dog. Thankfully, he was adopted and is now being brought to a lovely home for shelter and protection. It’s a tragedy to see many of these dogs get mistreated. That’s why it’s refreshing to see a success story such as this one.
33) Under-Cover Canine
The image here about sums up the mood for feeling under the weather. Tucked deep under the warmth of the covers, this pit demonstrates that sometimes no action is better than any action at all. At least you know, if you ever need a bedside companion to give you attention, a pitbull may just be what you’re looking for.
34) The Art Of The Sitdown
The art of sitting as been morphed through the generations of dog training. This doggo seemed to get creative with his sitting stance and decided to give the ‘ol cross of the legs to show that his obedience is one of high class and independence. His eager face awaits the next command, but little does he know he may be a pioneer for a new way for dogs to sit.
35) Crawling For Glory
You have to crawl before you can walk and it seems this dog is trying to do the latter. Did he have a long day of running around in circles and then got tired? Highly probably, but his ecstatic face indicates he’s not done and wants more. Word of advise: you’ll need a lot of energy to handle a pit’s desire to be spontaneous.
36) A Warm Surprise
Speaking of spontaneous, this pit’s geared up for the winter. Athena, the gorgeous pit displayed, is absolutely elated to have her very own winter snuggle apparel. Her appreciation is written all over her face with a big grin to her master .
37) Such A Good Boy
Who said Pitbull’s can’t be tamed? This big guy was found at a local gym and taken under someone’s protection. He looks to be comfortable in his kennel and seems to have all the amenities a dog needs. A bowl for his food and a blanket for cold nights will give this pooch a comfortable welcome to his new home.
38) The Look Of A Pitbull
It gets more and more heart-warming as the pictures roll on. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but you must be flat out blind if you find no beauty in this nugget. His stare is soothing and becalming enough for a breed assumed to be extremely aggressive.
39) As Tough As They Come
Another trooper, this good boy has been fighting Leukemia for quite some time and is no stranger to struggle. His bravery has been rewarded, though, and is now going through remission! Pitbulls go through their struggle too, and labeling them as an undesireable breed lowers their chances to be cared for or loved by someone who might agree with the stigma.