Technically, a “pit bull” isn’t a specific breed. Instead, the term refers to a melting pot of canine varieties, such as the common American Staffordshire terrier and the American bulldog.
These breeds are often wrongly scapegoated as “aggressive” or “violent.” But, this is squarely the result of the lousy human guidance (or lack of socialization altogether) that trained the dog accordingly. This ties hand-in-hand with the fact that bull terriers are involuntarily peddled as a favorite among some criminal enterprises, further advancing the negative stereotype.
In reality, breeds regarded as “pit bulls” are naturally loyal, good-natured companions that can be hilariously goofy at times. The miniature bull terrier is often labeled a sweet “clown,” while the Staffordshire bull terrier typically has a head-turning affinity for children.
Naturally, so-called “pit bulls” are no more “bad” than any other dog variety. This makes bringing them to the office a boon for shattering stereotypes and making you a hero of the breed.
Plus, a substantial amount of these dogs have short hair, which reduces potentially irritating dander floating around the workplace.