Forget having them fight each other (please, Michael Vick). Pitbulls are much better off at fighting off intruders.
In an incredible story from late last month in Virginia, a female pitbull named Lesteye sprung into action when a burglar broke into her family's home.
According to various reports, the canine leaped in front of a shotgun bullet meant for her owner, shattering her shoulder and tearing off soft tissue in the process.
The pet had to have its leg amputated as a result of this life-saving move, but once the Atlantic Animal Hospital posted her story on Facebook, something else incredible happened:
Donations poured in for the dog's surgery. Over $1,000 was raised and Dr. Michele Leatherbury now says the pitbull has an "excellent" chance at living a healthy life. Learn more in this video: