Did You Know That Pit Bulls Were Known As The Nanny Dog?

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For many years (in the late 1800′s and into the early 1900′s) in America, Pit Bulls were known as “The Nanny Dog” and were often in charge of babysitting the children. If you wanted your children kept safe, you got a Pit Bull because they are so loyal and protective. Nobody’s gonna kidnap your baby when she’s curled up with a Pitty.

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Why do you think Petey was a pit bull?

It can be a controversial topic but let’s just enjoy these beautiful pictures of Pits standing loyal with and protecting the children.

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Here is an article full of interesting Pitty information such as…

“Helen Keller owned several pit bulls, perhaps some of the first dogs ever to be recognized as what we now call “therapy dogs.” Pits are now used as therapy dogs because their high pain threshold prevents them from being upset when bumped by wheelchairs.”

Do you have a Nanny Dog? Send us pics or share them in the comments below!

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