The American Pit Bull Terrier was the most popular family dog during the first part of the 20th century. Petey of the Little Rascals was a Pit Bull. Helen Keller owned a Pit Bull. These dogs were once America’s icon dogs. Read much more by clicking here to read an article from one of our past newsletters (opens in new window). See also An Open Letter Regarding Articles about Pit Bulls by our Executive Director.