11 Photos of Pit Bulls Being Absolutely Loving & Adorable

Pit bulls are constantly being abused, exploited and unfairly judged.

The injustices that have been committed against these beautiful animals are unspeakable.

They are often used for gambling and entertainment in the form of dog fighting, and seen as innately evil due to its breed. The media has even done a fantastic job at misreporting, over-reporting and significantly exaggerating bite incidents.

But the American Temperament Test Society, a national not-for-profit organization for the promotion of uniform temperament evaluation of purebred and spayed/neutered mixed-breed dogs, found that pit bulls have about the same character as one of America’s favorite dogs, the golden retriever.

In 2008, they evaluated 665 pit bulls, and over 85 percent of them passed their temperament test. When the golden retrievers were examined, 84 percent passed. And yet, the pit bull remains a persecuted and feared animal.

It’s really heartbreaking once you realize that violence is not their true nature, but a trait that is taught.

Pit bulls are actually amazingly loyal companions, who are extremely goofy and gentle around children, which is why they earned the title of “nanny dogs” back in the day.

Since we usually only hear about the terrible things pit bulls do and never much about the thousands who are beloved family pets, here are 11 cute pit bull pictures that prove they are kind souls who just want to love and be loved.

Remember: “Judge the deed, not the breed!”