Cutest pit bull photos

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Pit bulls have horrible reputations as monstrous maulers who love to chew on children.

Pit bulls are already physically imposing canines, from their large skulls, piercing eyes, powerful jaws and stocky build. You add to that the fact that they are frequently used almost like an accessory for drug dealers and hip hop stars and are the favorite breed for illegal dog fighting, and their cause is not helped. These are reasons why pits were the subject of breed-specific dog bans in many cities and states in the late 80s and 90s.

Interesting then that this breed was not considered a menace to society before the mid-1980’s, when a rash of reports of pit bull killings began to litter the newspapers and airwaves of America.

For pit lovers and owners, pit bulls are the perfect family pet and guard dog who have been almost intentionally misunderstood. Besides, other breeds like German shepherds and Rottweilers have attacked and killed humans as well.

Perhaps its conflicting reputation as a beautiful animal that possesses potentially lethal force is why the previous photo of a pit bull sitting in a basket surrounded by rabbits with a bird perched on its massive skull went viral on the Internet. When I saw it, I was convinced that there were other photos of cute pit bull photos that show another side of this greatly misunderstood animal.

Take a look.

 

 

 

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks



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