They are smart, extremly active, banned in alot of places, fun loves, extremly strong chewers(means they will eat most toys). I have enjoyed every pit bull I have ever been around or fostered. A friend of mine had one as a service dog until he died of cancer. You need to find a very good breeder, who stands behind his/her lines, and dogs. Pay the big bucks, get a sound minded dog. Don't purchas Joe Smoes puppy out of the paper just becuase he decided to have alitter. Do your research, and SOCIALIZE early and everywhere with everything.
One last peice of advice. A happy pitties wagging tail hurts when they use your leg as a drum
Ditto what illusionminis said. DEFINITELY deal with a very reputable breeder, unless you want to adopt a wonderful pit in a shelter. They don't deserve the life dealt them and shelters are full of pits. I would not buy from a back yard breeder, and quality temperament is too important with this breed.
He is your friend, partner, defender, your dog. You are his life, love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
If pedigree is not an issue. If you don't plan to show or breed. I would suggest that you consider a shelter dog. They're so many high quality, well bred Pitties in shelters now due to this faltering economy that you could probably take your pick from a number of available dogs.
Go see, then if you can't find what you want, look into buying a high quality dog from a reputable breeder.
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I have two pits and they are great. Personally I go for the shelter pitties just because they need good homes. I foster and have never had a bad experience with any that I have encountered. They do require consistent positive training though. I've noticed with mine that they are super sensitive. The breed is one that is overly willing to please its owner. Great family dog, PM if you want to know more.