The Sweetest Dog In the World

We have 2 family dogs, both pit bulls. I never wanted a dog of that breed. We got the male first, and he's mostly my husband's dog. He's also sometimes pushy, grumpy, and/or nervous, some typical pit traits. He's good with the immediate family, and very obedient, but distrustful of anyone else. So when my husband wanted to get me a girl pit, I was less than thrilled, but decided to try. She needed a home. We named her Mitzy, and she was a little rough in her play at first, but I trained that out of her, and it turns out she is the sweetest, most laid-back and friendly dog ever! She's over a year old now, and has never shown aggression to anyone. We have an almost-3-year-old, and she will take any mistreatment from him, from other kids, and even my sis-in-law's chihuahua (though we stop that kind of thing right away, of course!). It's the craziest thing. I've known a lot of pits, and they are usually uptight, protective of their space, and a bit unpredictable. Not Mitzy. She's just a lazy dog with a big smile. She's one of a kind. 

PewterFantasy PewterFantasy
31-35, F
1 Response Feb 20, 2009

I've been around pits since i was a little girl. Only one did i ever mistrust, but even he and I made friends in the end. Pits are very loyal and very protective of their pack. But in a nut shell dogs have personalities just as humans do. And like humans how they are raised will do a great deal to determine their temperament. <br />
I'm glad you have grown to love your pit bull. I myself have a great amount of respect for the breed but find myself partial to boxers.