Astoundingly, for most of our history America’s nickname for Pit Bulls was “The Nanny Dog”. For generations if you had children and wanted to keep them safe you wanted a pit bull, the dog that was the most reliable of any breed with children or adults.
I love the old pictures of pits and kids before societies image of pitbulls was ruined by believing everything media tells them. And before bad owners got a hold of the breed and had no idea how to train them they were just cool to have
Vintage photo of baby girl with pit bull. Pit bulls used to be called "nanny dogs" as they used to be left in charge of keeping the children safe. Something to think about, aye? Maybe they are being villanized today. Same used to be true about Dalmatians!
It would be funny if the new reputation did not mean 6,000 are put to death every day, by far the highest number of any other breed euthanized. That’s a lot of babysitters. As you’ll see, from the richest to the poorest and everything in between, in America the pit bull was the dog for kids.