Pit bulls, like many dog breeds, can be territorial, especially towards other animals. Like all dog breeds, some members may display aggression toward other animals, but should be friendly with people. In fact, a Pit Bull with a proper temperament makes a poor guard dog and can let strangers walk right onto its property. Pit bulls can make very good pets, but great care must be taken should one choose to care for one. They are not recommended as a first dog for a new owner, and like many breeds they require training and socialization to become well adjusted adult canines.