Do Pit Bulls Make Good Family Pets?

The short answer – Yes, Absolutely!

We have owned many breeds (Labrador, Miniature Poodle, Toy Poodle, Miniature Schnauzer, German Shorthair Pointer, Airdale Terrier, Miniature Pincher, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chihuahua, American Bully), out of them all none have matched the American Pit Bull Terrier in loyalty, patience, character and affection.

Statistics don’t lie!

American Pit Bull Terriers have consistently scored among the highest of all breeds on the American Temperament Test Society, Inc. results.

Results as of December 2017 American Pit Bull Terriers scored 87.4% with 931 dogs tested, beating the Golden Retriever at 85.6% and Boxer at 83.9%.

seal and white pit bull Cassi playing dress up

American Pit Bull Terrier do best in a family home.  They truly crave to be with their family.  Pit Bulls become very watchful and caring over children.  This is one aspect that endears me to them the most.

fawn and white pit bull puppy Ramses with his loving family member

Pit Bulls truly adore kids!  I have seen this time and time again.  However I am always supervising and I have watched with pleasure as my dogs greet and are gentle with visiting children.

As a family pet – American Pit Bull Terriers are extremely low maintenance.  Their short stiff coat requires very little grooming.  They are low shedders.  A bath once a month, a nail trim, and a wiping out of the ears is about it!

American Pit Bull Terriers do not do well in cold temperatures outdoors because of their thin coat.  Because of this and the fact that they are unhappy if they are not with their family, it’s best to allow them indoors.

I truly believe Pit Bulls are one of the BEST family breeds!  However, this can only be attained by training your dog properly.  It takes knowledge, understanding, patience and consistency on our part to get the best from our dogs.

See Training Your Pit Bull to learn how to create the well behaved respectful family dog you want.

An example of the love and caring American Pit Bulls naturally display –

A story about Cassi and how intuitive pit bulls can be