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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.

When pit bulls were Americas National Dog

100 Vintage Pictures Of When Pit Bulls Were Americas Nanny Dog- The Countrys Most Popular Breed And Our National Symbol.

It's unfortunate that pitbulls (once "nanny" dogs) have gotten a bad name because of irresponsible people. They are truly lovely, remarkable animals.

Often called "The Nanny Dog", Staffordshire/Pit Bull Terriers were known for their great kid-friendly interaction

Everyday and Forever, "pit bull" dogs are   family: a little girl and her dog play tea party!

Pitbull dogs are family: a little girl and her dog play tea party!

Police officers & their pit bulldogs 1896!!

Police officers and their pitbulls This is when people knew that pits weren't viscous man eaters, but one of the most loyal dogs you could ever own. I will own one for the rest of my life!

Pit Bull History - How pit bulls got their bad rap

Once upon a time they were called nanny dogs and made sure the children didn't get hurt or into trouble.


Petey the beloved Pit Bull - dog from the Little Rascals TV show. This is so true and so sad. Dogs are labeled bad because of their breed not because of their owner that made them bad. All dogs deserve a fair chance.

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Pitt Bull a. "Nanny Dogs" This sweet Pit with their baby human. Sure, this viscous breed should be banned while the people who abuse them walk free. That makes sense.


just a friendly reminder that for over a hundred years, pit bulls used to be referred to as “the nanny dog” and their main job was as babysitters. LOVE MY PIT