Pitbull-Type Dogs Achieve Excellent Temperament Scores
According to the latest ATTS breed temperament test data, the unique breeds commonly assigned to the broad "pitbull-type" category (including the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier) continue to achieve excellent temperament scores - scoring in the top 23% of all breeds tested. Not only do pitbull-type dogs have excellent temperament scores, they continue to be successful as service dogs, therapy dogs, K9 police dogs, and as family pets - validating their status as outstanding canine citizens in millions of U.S. households. Furthermore, the ATTS (American Temperament Test Society, Inc.) data reflects similar conclusions found in scientific studies about the positive temperament of pitbull-type dogs and it also provides further evidence that the behavior, trainability, and overall disposition (all factors related to temperament) of pitbull-type dogs is excellent. While all dogs are individuals, the temperament test data, scientific evidence, and the growing popularity of pitbull-type dogs confirms that as a group, pitbull-type dogs are overwhelmingly successful as loving companions and worthy of their long-standing title of "America's Dog". The ATTS data, sources, and scores are all provided below.