08/01/2014 12:23 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Sugar, Spice And Everything Nice: This Is What A Pit Bull Is Made Of

This post is part of HuffPost's ongoing #PitBullWeek coverage.

We know pit bulls are some of the nicest, most courageous dogs there are. Sadly, they're often subject to discriminatory breed-specific legislation that can impair these pups' dreams of finding a forever home when all the want to do is share their love.

But many people have come to look past the myths to welcome these pups as an integral part of their families and show others that pit bulls aren't monsters, they're just dogs. So, what are these brilliant, loyal, loving creatures made of? We'll let you be the judge.

Graphic by Jan Diehm for The Huffington Post.

HuffPost Green is launching a week-long, community-driven effort to bust the myths and raise awareness about pit bulls, a maligned "breed" that often bears the brunt of dated, discriminatory legislation that can make it near impossible for these dogs to find a forever home. You can follow along with HuffPost Pit Bull Week here, or on Facebook and Twitter where we'll be using the hashtag #PitBullWeek.

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