In my research, I discovered that, unlike the Bernese Mountain dog's basic black, Pit Bull noses come in lots of colors -- pink, red, brown, black, and (!) blue. Who knew?
Also, as a breed they are not recognized by the AKC unless they are Staffordshire Bull Terriers. American Pit Bull Terriers, like Jasmine, are recognized by the United Kennel Club and are described as "excellent family companions" and characterized by a love of children. They are further described as "eager to please and brimming over with enthusiasm," but not a good choice for guarding because they are "extremely friendly, even toward strangers."
There is a rather large caveat, however: "