The American Pit Bull Terrier is a companion and family dog breed. Originally bred to “bait” bulls, the breed evolved into all-around farm dogs, and later moved into the house to become “nanny dogs” because they were so gentle around children. Their tenacity, gameness, and courage make them popular competitors in the sports of weight pulling, agility, and obedience competition.
The good news about the Pit Bull's short coat is that you don't have to bathe your dog frequently, but when you do, choose a natural shampoo free of chemicals or pesticides and rinse well.