If you’re lucky enough to share your life with a Pit Bull (like me), or a dog who falls under the bully breed category, you know it takes a special kind of person to take on the challenge of loving a breed that has such an undeserved bad rep. Even though they’re the Best. Pups. Ever.
1. That feeling when you get to the dog park and all the other dog owners pack up and suddenly leave.
2. “There is no balanced reaction to her. People either LOVE my Pit and are OBSESSED with Pits, or they are terrified and cross the street.” -Melanie, Bark & Co. Pit Bull mom.
3. Finding a place to live can be more difficult.
I ended up having to buy a house; I couldn’t find an apartment with a bully-friendly pet policy. When told about my American Bulldog and American Staffordshire Terrier, I got the same response: No Dangerous Breeds.
4. When they play, they play to win.
5. There is nothing like a Bully cuddle…
6. …although sometimes that means there’s no space for you on the couch.
7. That sweet, sweet head tilt.
8. The talking. They will argue with you…
9. …and demand attention in a voice that can only be described as “adorably annoying”.
10. As huge and muscular as they are, they’re really softies on the inside.
11. They judge you for your silliness…
12. …but then turn around and do things like this:
13. You have to be really choosy about the toys you bring home.
14. Their big frames make them great dancing pawtners.
15. The snoring. Oh Dog, the snoring.
16. They’re experts at manipulating you with the most intense puppy faces in dogdom.
17. They’re the original “nanny dog” because of their loyal and protective nature.
18. Some people tend to paint this breed with one broad stroke, but Pittie parents know that each dog has its own unique personality; they’re just waiting for love from the right human to bring it out!