Ten Bajillion Reasons Why You Should Adopt a Pit Bull

Of all dog owners, you will find that those who love pit bulls are among the most loyal. What makes these dogs so appealing? When you adopt a pit bull, you have a friend for life, a caring companion, and an entertaining clown. Here are a few reasons to welcome one of these loving pets into your home:


Pit bulls are healthy. 

It is true that any breed of dog (including mixed breed dogs) can inherit genetic issues. The genetic issues that are seen most often — demodectic mange, hip dysplasia, and patellar luxation are not usually fatal. And these genetic issues are not widespread in pit bulls.


Pit bulls don’t require much grooming. 

Their short coat is very low maintenance and they can be bathed in very little time — not that they need to be bathed often. They do not need to be brushed (though most enjoy it) or get doggie haircuts, and their fur is not naturally odiferous.


Pit bulls are very eager to please people. 

A pit bull will do almost anything his favorite people ask of him, just to hear their praise. These dogs crave our attention and approval, and are very social with humans. This devotion to people has contributed heavily to the bad reputation of pit bulls, because a bad person can use a pit bull’s eagerness to please to train the dog for nefarious or criminal purposes.


Pit bulls are often very athletic. 

A pit bull will definitely motivate you to get daily exercise, whether you only want to walk around the block or train for a marathon. Pit bulls also tend to excel at dog sports like agility. However, Pit Bulls are not obsessive about exercise, like some breeds.


Pit bulls are super loyal. 

When you adopt a pit bull, you have a friend for life, through thick and thin. While pit bulls are not good guard dogs because they just love people so much, they may intercede if someone threatens “their” humans.


Pit bulls are great with children. 

Pit bulls are a loyal, people-oriented breed that thrive as part of the family.  They are affectionate with both adults and children. Note: All children should be taught how to interact with animals and should be supervised when playing with any animal.


Pit bulls are hilarious. 

Just like people, all dogs are distinct individuals, but pit bulls are usually bursting with personality and they love to make us laugh by clowning around. They are fun and playful, even as they get older.


Pit bulls love, love, love people. 

And pit bulls do not discriminate against humans for any reason. Even if a pit bull does not like other dogs, they typically love humans and are happiest when they are with us. They remind us of this by wiggling happily and kissing us often!


Pit bulls love to cuddle. 

Even the most athletic pit bull will also have a sedentary side and crave being hugged and petted. Adopt a pit bull and you will have a constant companion keeping you warm in bed, on the couch, on your lap in your favorite chair. Did I mention that many pit bulls don’t realize they are too big to be lap dogs? For this reason and because they are so trainable, pit bulls can be excellent therapy dogs!


The pit bull smile. 

And the #1 reason why pit bulls rule? Their gaping wide smiles. Pit bulls are great for your mental health. If you are having a bad day, one look at your pit bull’s huge smile and lolling tongue will surely make you smile and their zest for life is infectious. Truly, happiness is a pit bull smile!


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