Pit bulls are misunderstood by so many people. The modern pit bull is a descendant of the English Bull-Baiting, a canine bred to tackle large animals such as bears and bulls. Since then, they’ve been bred to be smaller, but they’re still thought to be aggressive by nature.

Of course, anyone who has had a pittie knows that they’re just as likely to be total cuddlebugs and it really depends on how they’re raised. In fact, pit bulls were also referred to as “nanny dogs” in the past and used to protect babies and children.

With their goofy smiles and stoic stares, it’s time to dispel the idea that they are a liability. Just take a look at these 65 adorable pibbles!

They might destroy a toy or two, but they’re also the best friend a person can have.