Audrey is a parent to two amazing pit bulls, Molly and Chopper.
Why You Should Never Have a Pit Bull
I'm sure you don't need me to tell you, but there are many reasons as to why you should never allow a pit bull into your home. Here is a short 5-point list that explains why:
Common Pit Bull Traits
- They Are Too Lovey
- They're Wonderful With Children
- They LOVE Car Rides
- They Know When to Relax
- Best Friends for Life
1. They're Way Too Lovey
My 1-year-old pit-terrier is the biggest baby I have ever had. He is a cuddle monster! It doesn't matter what you're doing, if he wants cuddles, he's going to get them, even if this means jumping on your lap while you're in the recliner or jumping on your bed while you're sleeping.
2. They're Wonderful With Children
I know it seems scary, bringing a big dog (or two!) into the home when you have a small child, even a baby. However, there is nothing to fear! My too pitties absolutely love my 1-year-old son, and often encourage him to play. My son will climb on top of them, pet them, talk to them, and give them kisses—and of course, they give kisses back! He is still learning to not pull on their ears, but they have never snapped at him. I think the worst they've done is eat the food he throws off his plate!
3. They LOVE Car Rides
I know big baby here looks a little scared, but this picture was taken right after he and I left the pound—a place where he spent too many nights sleeping on a cold floor. Both my pits love riding in the car, whether it be to the park, to the vet, to go shopping . . . even saying the word "car" makes them go crazy!
4. They Know When to Relax
Whether we're lounging in the house, or outside enjoying the sun, Chopper and Molly love to just lay around. Of course, they still love their playtime, but they also love just laying in the grass (or in Choppers case, off the couch . . . ) and enjoying the day. Being able to lay with your best friends after a long day is the best feeling in the world, until they kick you out of your own bed.
5. Best Friends for Life
I adopted Molly in late 2016. She was an old dog, very gentle and loving, and also on the list to be put down. I fell in love with her and knew I had to save her.
After a few months, I noticed she was lonely, so I went to a shelter and found Chopper- a young pup with lots of energy. I knew right away they would be best friends, but the ladies at the shelter would not let me take him home until he and Molly met. So I put Molly in the car and drove her to meet her new brother. The ladies kept warning me about how dangerous he is because he was a pit, and how he didn't like other dogs or children, but immediately they loved each other. And even better, he loved my son. I took him home with us and they've been inseparable since.
Adopt Don't Shop and Save a Life
I've owned many dogs in my life, all of which were family. I have never loved two dogs more than I do my pits. They are loving, wonderful animals that know when to play and when to relax. They love my son and are helping him learn new things. They have comforted me when I was down, and I will do the same for them.
The dog isn't the problem, it's the way you raise them. Don't forget to adopt, not shop. Rescue and save a life!
Every Dog Is Different
Everything said in this article is my own personal opinion. Of course, you should always get to know an animal before you bring it in your home. See if they do well with you, your animals, or your children!
Jen on October 16, 2017:
Lol don't forget the snoring and guilt trip for doing anything besides petting/holding or loving on them. Lol mine is the mayor a ten min walk turns into a hour they must say hi to everyone and everything. Most important dont get a pit unless your into PDA they love hugs n kisses.
Brittany Banks from Spokane, Washington on June 13, 2017:
I love this!!!!
PeteBoysMomma on June 09, 2017:
The best way I have found to make someone learn how amazing they are and actually be open to see is by forcing the setting ur self, lol no not forcing really but be spending some time with ur hubby and bring up the topic of wanting to give one a chance, and already have say a Friend's pit or one u can watch for the day ready and waiting in ur house somewhere, and while ur hubby is relaxed in ur home setting let the pooch loose to run and introduce himself, most pits are very social and as long as the person is relaxed they will run right up to play and beg for lovins, I guarantee when in the situation and u being separated in distance from ur husband he will have no choice but to touch the dog, and physical contact is a big thing that we all crave so as soon as he starts to pet him, I'm sure his heart will start to melt. It may not be a normal conventional way, but it's how I've gotten my family, including my 82 year old grandmother to love Petey . Just give it a shot, best of luck!
AlCapone1 on June 07, 2017:
I love this breed , just lost my English Bulldog 3 months ago he was aggressive pretty bad by the time he was 8 ,, i was so good to him ,, we had a trainer come in ,, and he told us to put him down ,, long story ,, but I would love to have a Pitt ,, there are tons in shelters that need homes ,, my hubby is gun shy ,,, how can i make him see how good they are ,,,
The Logician from now on on May 30, 2017:
Pitbulls are like guns. The pitbulls are not the source of violence in the dog world—people (some owners) are.