Originally Posted by Canmore
Pit bulls were bred to fight. Why do you think Michael Vick had 66 of them. It wasn't because they are a "nice" doggie. If you want a reliable guard dog get a German Shepard or a Malinois.
they were bred for TWO things.
1) to fight other dogs. youre correct there.
2) to be a companion for humans.
the are naturally aggressive towards other dogs (though can be broken of the tendency if socialized from a young age) and naturally EXTREMELY passive towards humans. its for that reason that they are poor guard dogs.
if you want a guard dog, get a shepherd.
if you want a 30-90 lb. lap dog that will choose affection over food, then get an american pitbull terrier.