While pit bulls may not have really been called "nanny dogs" in times gone by, families have trusted the breed to watch over small children for hundreds of years. Here's a chart that shows pit bulls are some of the nicest dogs in the world.
We asked you to send us photos of your pit bulls, and there were so many sweet pictures of your kids with their best friends that we decided to put them in their own slide show. If your kid and pit love each other, send us a photo and we'll feature it.
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