I’ve spent many years training hunting dogs, and I own a pit bull. I’ve also come in contact with many other pits. Pit bulls don’t have the nose for tracking. I can only imagine that other breeds would be much better at tracking drug and bomb detection.
Pit bulls would excel as guard dogs. They have excellent hearing and eyesight, and are very smart and cautious. Mine won’t take food from strangers, and I did not teach him this. Also, because of their cunningness and caution, they tend not to bark at what they perceive as a possible threat or infringement on their territory. They prefer to hide and watch. But, when they think their territory has officially been breached, they are in all out attack mode. But, it has been my experience that they are easily barrier and territory trained.
But, I think pit bulls would suck at police work.
You are correct. They would.
Why Pit Bull Type Dogs Fail as Police Dogs
Also, thank you for your candid opinion, and for disclosing your position clearly. Norski.