America's dog, the pit bull terrier: The brave and free

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There’s a reason pit bull terriers are known as America’s dog. They have a patriotic history that includes Stubby, who earned the rank of sergeant during World War II. However, these pictures show that current day pit bulls still display that national pride — on Independence Day and every day. However, given some of the goofy costumes they’re wearing in celebration of the holiday, we also think they’re pretty brave.

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Fourth of July black and white pit bull terrier in front of the Washington Monument
Proud to be an American!

 

Fourth of July brown pit bull terrier wearing red, white and blue pom poms
Now where did I put my pom poms?

 

Fourth of July black and white pit bull terrier wearing a Statue of Liberty hat in front of an American flag
Sweet land of liberty.

 

Fourth of July black pit bull terrier wearing an Uncle Sam hat
Is that whole burger for me?!

 

Fourth of July brown pit bull terrier wearing a red, white and blue tiara
Is my tiara crooked?

 

Fourth of July senior brown and white pit bull terrier with serviceman
United we stand.

 

Fourth of July black pit bull terrier wearing a red, white and blue boa in front of an American flag
Ev’ry heart beats true, ‘neath the red, white and blue. -George M. Cohan

 

Fourth of July black pit bull terrier wearing a red, white and blue Uncle Sam hat
I want you … to give me a pet.

 

Fourth of July brindle pit bull terrier with serviceman
This is my soldier … but I share him with the world.

 

Fourth of July white and brown pit bull terrier with a serviceman
I’m so proud, my person’s a hero!

 

Fourth of July black pit bull terrier wearing a red, white and blue glasses with guitars
Ha, Elton John’s got nothing on me.

 

Fourth of July brown and white pit bull terrier dressed with a bow tie in front of a Capitol
Be the change that you want to see in the world.

 

Fourth of July white and brown pit bull terrier wearing a red, white and blue Uncle Sam hat
Stars and stripes — and brindle — forever.

 

Fourth of July black pit bull terrier wearing a red, white and blue collar
Is the picnic ready yet?

 

Fourth of July white and grey pit bull terrier wearing a red, white and blue pom poms and bandanna
America the beautiful, but I’m not too bad myself.

 

Fourth of July brown pit bull terrier wearing a red, white and blue Uncle Sam hat
I’m a Yankee Doodle good boy!

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Photos by Best Friends staff

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