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. Even though these are purebred dogs, you may find them in the care of shelters or rescue groups. Remember to adopt! Don’t shop if you want to bring a dog home. Their tenacity, gameness, and courage make them popular competitors in the sports of weight pulling, agility, and obedience. Of course, you can also find them living as companions, showering their humans with love and affection. DogTime recommends this dog bed to give a good night’s sleep to your medium-sized Pit Bull. You should also pick up this dog fetch toy to help burn off your pup’s high energy! See below for a complete list of dog breed traits and facts about American Pit Bull Terriers!