Know Before Getting a PitBull Terrier Mixes as a Pet
Thinking of getting a pet to share your apartment? How about considering a pit bull terrier mix? Here is some information that you will need before you think of getting this breed at home…
The American Pitbull Terrier may be the most beloved and controversial of all breeds. Statistics are clearly against Pitbull when it is about bite statistics. However, many breed enthusiasts argue that these stats reflect many different breeds that are classified as Pitbulls.
Each year, around 1.2 million Pitbull mixes are put to death. We have compiled a list of all the possible cross breeds we may be able to find at your shelter.
It doesn’t matter which side you are on, some of these Pitbull Terrier mix dogs are stunning.
Adopting is more appealing than shopping if you’re a big fan of this breed.
Pitbull Terrier Mixes
Bull is a symbol of strength, body, robustness, and toughness. Similar qualities can be expected in the pit bull-terrier dog breed. Although a tough dog, the pit bull terrier is a calm and docile dog.
Pit bull terrier is a general term that refers to a number of dogs. These include the American Staffordshire Terrier and Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
What’s it like to be a Pit Bull Terrier?
This is a cross between a bulldog breed and a terrier. This breed is known for being one of the most stubborn dog breeds. Pitbull terriers are intelligent and emotional.
Pitbull terriers have short, thick, shiny coats that are easy to groom. The tail is straight, but taper towards the end. Their chest is strong and muscular, while their bodies are narrower towards the rear.
The average height is between 18-22 inches (46-56cm) and the weight ranges from 22-110 lbs to 35-55 lb.
This terrier dog breed has a life expectancy of 12 years.
They are more comfortable in warm climates and generally healthier. However, some breeds can be susceptible to congenital heart disease and hip dysplasia as well as hereditary cataracts. To prevent any health problems, it is recommended that you visit your vet often.
Socialization, positive reinforcement training methods and veterinary care are essential. The pit bull terrier is very intelligent and emotional. This breed has a life expectancy of 12 years.
Dogs are a great people-pleaser. The dog will happily register what makes its owner happy, and then repeat the act often.
You should never leave your dog (or any dog) unattended with toddlers or children. The dog and the child are equally important. You’ll notice that the dog is very open-minded towards children as time goes by.
Pitbull Mixed Breeds
Below is a list of 21 Pitbull Terrier mixed breed pups. These pups inherit genes from both breeds so there is no guarantee that their temperaments or activity levels will be the same for each dog.
It is recommended that you introduce your dog to your family members or other pets before bringing him home.
If you are working with rescues, foster care can be a great option. Many mixed-breed pups end up in rescue shelters and need a foster home until they find a permanent forever home.
Fostering can be a good option to start with and to see how your pets get along before you decide to adopt.
Let’s take an in-depth look at some of our favorites mixes. This list does not include all breeds. We have also left out the Pitahoula and the Pitbull corgi mixes.
1. Labrabull (Pitbull Terrier Labrador Mix)
Breeds: Pitbull Terrier & Labrador Retriever
One of the most loved pitbull mixes is the Labrabull. This breed combines the best of both the friendly and loyal APBT dogs. Labradors are a popular four-legged companion in America and Europe. The APBT is a counterversial breed but this cross is very popular.
Depending on the breed it is bred from, the Labrabull might behave more like one parentage. The Lab/Pit mix is usually a sweet, active, and affectionate dog. They are loyal to their family, but can be reserved around strangers.
If socialized, they can get along with other pets. This is one of the most common mixes found in animal shelters and APBT rescues today because of how common each parent is.
Breeds: Pitbull Terrier & Rottweiler
The Pitweiler is a cross between one of the most beloved “guard dog” breeds and one of the most loyal terriers. This breed is both reserved and protective of strangers, but also loyal to their family.
Sometimes, the Rottie is included in the “dangerous” breeds. This makes it share the same characteristics as the APBT.
This mixed breed puppy is a good choice because of the loyalty of the APBT. When evaluating temperament, it will depend on the parent of this breed.
Both breeds can be reserved around strangers so it is important to socialize them early. This is a smart, loyal, mixed-breed dog that will make a great family friend if you take the time to train it properly.
3. Aussie Cattle Pitbull (Cattle Dog Pitbull Mix)
Australian Cattle Dog and Pitbull Terrier Breeds
What happens when you cross a dog bred to herd cattle with a loyal, tough and durable dog? A high-energy, ready-to-work pup is what you get!
The Australian cattle dog is a lively breed. You’ll need to be able to perform tasks to keep this cross breed happy and entertained. A special owner is required for the Aussie Cattle Pitbull.
Like all the mix breeds on this list, temperament will vary depending on the parent. Both breeds are energetic and need to be exercised regularly. The pup will love any work you give it. This includes keeping the livestock safe and patrolling the farm.
It’s a great addition to your family, but you need to make sure that there is enough space for the happy pup to exercise.
Breeds: Siberian Husky and Pitbull Terrier
The Husky is one the most beautiful breeds. Their stunning ice blue eyes will charm any dog lover. What happens when the Siberian Husky is crossed with the APBT. You get a wonderful pup who is eager to play in the yard or at the beach and will be energetic. People will often ask you “What breed is this?”
A Pitsky may have blue eyes and be a Pitsky. This breed is more unique than a regular husky. As huskies are naturally destructive, APBTs have lots of energy. This amazing mixed breed dog is hard to beat.
5. Pitbull Mastiff Mix
Breeds: Pit Bull and English Mastiff
The American Pitbull Terrier is mixed with the gentle giant, the English Mastiff. It’s up to the pup to decide which breed it will follow.
There is a good chance that the dog will have some of both personality types. This means you’ll get a dog who’s energetic and loyal, but also devoted to its family.
The APBT and EM are both dedicated dogs who are aloof from strangers. If you want to keep this breed close to family members, it is important that you socialize your dog early.
You will have a bigger mixed breed if you mix Mastiffs with their EM parents. You’ll be more comfortable being a couch potato if you have an English Mastiff Pitbull mix that reflects the EM.
6. Pitbull Boxer Mix (Boxer Pitbull Mix)
Breeds: Pitbull Terrier and Boxer
The Boxer is America’s most beloved dog breed. They are a wonderful family dog because of their playful and light nature. The APBT is a high-energy dog.
It’s probable that your Boxer Pit mix will have similar traits. Consistent energy will be required to keep this puppy under control.
The Boxer is more reserved with strangers than other breeds. As such, it’s important to get out and socialize with them early on. The mixed breed will look closer to a purebred pitbull.
This is due to the fact that they may look very similar depending on their genetics. The Boxer Pitbull Mix can make a wonderful family pet if you have the energy and time to exercise it.
7. Beagle Bull (Beagle Pitbull Mix)
Breeds: Pitbull Terrier & Beagle Terrier
The Beagle Bull is a cross between the American Pitbull Terrier and the Beagle. The Beagle Bull is a more unique mix. It is very family-friendly and can be quite laid back, even though they have just finished puppyhood.
While the Beaglebull may need to exercise during their youth, they will become more relaxed as they get older.
You may find a stubborn Beaglebull depending on the breed you choose. This dog will need patience and calm training.
It is important that your dog sees you as the leader of their pack. Otherwise, it might be difficult to get them to follow basic commands without some reward.
8. Pithuahua (Pitbull Chihuahua Mix)
Breeds:Pitbull Terrier & Chihuahua
The Chipit can be both crazy and adorable. You can get a unique combination when you combine the genetic makeups of these parent breeds.
Because of how they were raised, the Chihuahua can be one of the most assertive breeds. Many Chi-mixes inherit a certain attitude from their parents.
The APBT is a naturally energetic dog. This can make it more difficult to mix the Chihuahua with the APBT. You might end up with a Chihuahua who is a couch potato. The temperaments of all dogs are different. Pithuahuas are a special dog and will require a unique owner.
9. Golden Pitbull (Pitbull Golden Retriever)
Breeds: Golden Retriever & Pitbull Terrier
The Golden Retriever pitbull combination is a delicate blend of American Legend and the strong attitude and heart of APBT. Although these two breeds are often used as family companions, the Golden Retriever pitbull mix is a family-friendly combination.
The Golden Retriever is a top dog in America. They are lovable and have a wonderful demeanor. They are among the top five dog breeds in America for a reason.
Mixing an APBT with a Golden Pitbull will likely result in a family-friendly mix that is still full of energy. Although the Golden Pitbull will likely be shy around strangers, if it is bred from a Golden Retriever, it is more likely that he will greet everyone who comes to your house. This breed is not exempt from the need for socialization.
10. Pugbull (Pug Pitbull Mix)
Breeds of Pug & Pitbull Terrier
The Pugbull is a cross between the Pitbull and Pug. This combination is quite interesting as you will likely end up with an energetic little boy who is feisty and full of energy. The Pug is a loving and affectionate cuddler who loves his owners.
The mixed breed Pug will likely exhibit the same temperament, but with more intensity than a standard Pug. You might see a mixed breed dog with a similar coloring to the parent breeds.
This little breed is not common. The pug is smaller so there are less chances of it crossing paths with the Pit. This breed is usually created when the pug is the father, and the APBT the mother.
The APBT will usually be smaller, since smaller Pits can weigh in at around 30 pounds. This is a very fun breed that will make people wonder what breed you have as soon as they leave the dog park.
Breeds:Pitbull Terrier and Border Collie
The Borderbull is a cross between the Pitbull and Border Collie. The extra energy in the Border Collie will ensure that you have plenty of energy. Although it is likely that your Borderbull will require less exercise as it gets older, the truth is that they are a high-energy breed that requires a lot of exercise. The Border Collie is a shepherding breed, while the APBT was bred to hunt and bait rat.
The Borderbull is a great choice if you have a big yard or plenty of space to run. Borderbulls can be loyal and willing to listen. Your Border Collie pup may take more care of their parentage, so getting your dog trained in agility or any other training might be a good fit.
12. Great Danebull
Breeds: Pitbull Terrier & Great Dane
Are you looking for a mix of loyalty and independence with big, lazy, and playful? If your home is large enough to accommodate a Great Danebull, this could be the right dog for you.
Great Danes can be massive and will likely be bigger when mixed with Pitbulls, but it is still likely to be larger than an APBT standard depending on its parents.
Great Danes are fond of a comfy bed and lots of space on the couch. If you decide to bring this mixed breed home, plan ahead to make sure they have plenty of room.
It is crucial to socialize your dog early. This breed may have a difficult time getting along with other dogs depending on where it was raised.
13. Pitbull from Germany (Mix of Pitbull and German Shepherd Dog)
Breeds: Pitbull Terrier & German Shepherd
The German Shepherd is a popular breed in America. You would expect to see a cross between the APBT, German Shepherd. It’s possible that your German Pitbull will inherit more traits from one of the parent breeds than the other.
GSDs are part of the working group so it is likely that your GSD/APBT combination will need tasks to ensure it is fulfilled in its role.
This mix will benefit from your dog being able to carry or certify as a service dog. As puppies, German Pitbull energy levels are high but it will decrease with age.
Breeds: Australian Shepherd and Pitbull Terrier
Aussiebull is a cross between the Pitbull and Australian Shepherd. The Australian shepherd is sometimes mistaken for the Australian Cattledog, but they are quite distinct. The Aussie can shepherd livestock and is very good at it when given a task.
You can get a dog with a higher energy output if you combine the APBT’s ability to bait rats with the shepherding instict.
Like many other breeds, ensure your Aussiebull is getting plenty of exercise every day. If socialized and trained correctly, this mixed breed can make a great family dog.
15. Dachshabull (Dachshund Pitbull Mix)
Breeds: Pitbull Terrier & Dachshund
One of the most interesting and unique breeds on this list is the Dachshabull. The Doxie is not often crossbred with larger breeds such as the Pitbull. Similar to the Chihuhua crossbreed, the Pitbull will often end up with the smaller breed.
What happens when you mix these two? The result is an interesting mutt who has received lots of love! A viral Youtube video was created when an active Dachshund and a Pitbull were mixed together. It was quite amazing! It is likely that you will end up with a dog who loves cuddling and has some swag!
16. Pointerbull (Pointer Pitbull Terrier and Pitbull Terrier Mix)
Breeds: Pitbull Terrier and German Shorthaired Pointer
You are sure to have a lot of energy! This mix is full of love and life. The German Shorthaired Pointer is an energetic breed that was originally bred to be a hunting companion. The APBT was bred to bait rats and has the energy required for this task.
If you don’t have enough space or a large yard, this mix can drive you crazy. This breed is best suited for families with lots of green space. Pointers can be friendly with anyone, so you will have a Pointerbull combination of active and friendly.
Breeds: Doberman Pinscher & Pitbull Terrier
The Doberpit is a wonderful choice for your next mixed-breed puppy if you’re looking for a dog that can patrol your home well. You’ll have an alert, but reserved dog who is tolerant of strangers depending on the parent breed.
While every dog is unique and you cannot assign a name to any dog, it is important to socialize your Doberpit early if they will be around children or pets. The Doberpit is a great family pet and protector if you have the patience and time.
18. Pitkita (Akita Pitbull)
Breeds: Pitbull & Akita
The Pitkita is an interesting mixture of two alert breeds. It will be confusing for dog lovers who are curious about the breed.
The Japanese national dog, the Akita, is protective by nature. The Akita is a well-known family protector, but it is not the most socialized dog.
You can make a powerful mix of an Akita and Pitbull. This will create a strong family protector. It’s important to socialize your rescue pups early on and to introduce any pets to the family.
Failure to socialize your dogs early could lead to behavioral problems and put you in a difficult spot as a pet parent. This breed is not recommended for new dog owners. This mix may be right for you if you are patient and are firm in your training.
19. English Pitbull (English Bulldog Pitbull Mix)
Breeds: English Bulldog and Pitbull Terrier
The English Pitbull is a cross between the APBT and the English Bulldog. The English Pitbull is a loveable mix. It often has the heart of a family dog in the English bulldog. If you decide to adopt this mixed breed, you will need to train your dog well. English Bulldogs can be stubborn.
As you work with your pup through adulthood, you will experience equal amounts of love and frustration. You’ll be able to train your dog well and have a loving companion for the whole family.
20. Pitbull in French (Pitbull French Mastiff)
Breeds: Pitbull Terrier & French Mastiff
French Pitbull is a mixture of the Dogue De Bordeax or “French Mastiff”, and the American Pitbull Terrier.
The French Mastiff has a temperament similar to the English Mastiff, and is able to produce similar levels of energy. This pup is a good mix of the APBT and has a lower energy output.
If you’re looking for a pup with less energy than an APBT purebred and more drool, the pup could be a great fit for your family.
Although this mix will not be as large as the other breeds, it can still reach 80-90 pounds.
21. Saint Pitbull (Saint Bernard Pitbull Terrier)
Breeds: Saint Bernard Terrier & Pitbull Terrier
Do you want a Pitbull Mix that is large in size? Saint Pitbull is a mixture of the Pitbull and Saint Bernard. Because the Saint Bernard is such a large dog, this breed is bigger than any other on the list.
The Saint can reach 150 pounds, while larger Pitbulls can exceed 80. Pitbulls love to pull so make sure to get a harness made specifically for them.
Because the Saint is naturally more mellow, this breed will be a bit more gentle than others.
You should also consider the breed’s size. You should bring a towel to feed your puppy.
You can ensure your pet’s health by taking care of it and grooming him properly. A Pittie is a companion, will play with you and would be happy to lounge next to you on your couch.
Never intimidate or use aversive techniques to train Pitbulls. Pitbulls are intelligent and sensitive dogs that must be taught with positive, modern methods.
This breed is beloved by many. Famous personalities such as Kevin Federline, Michael J., and Theodore Roosevelt have owned pit bull terriers.
Fox, Pink and Jamie Foxx, Helen Keller as well as Jessica Biel and Jessica Alba are all pit bull terrier owners. The only breed of dog to ever grace the cover of Life magazine is the “Pibbles”.
Pitbull Terrier Behavior
Pitbull terriers are a social, loving, loyal, and sociable pet. They are intelligent, brave, and obedient. The pit bull terrier is not known for being aggressive towards strangers. It will protect its owners’ property and keep them safe.
This breed is not recommended for first-time dog owners. It is important to do your research and be familiar with the breed.
To keep their minds and bodies happy and healthy, Pitbulls require daily exercise. Because Pitbulls can scale small fences with ease, it is a good idea to secure your yard. You should also ensure that your fence is strengthened from the bottom as they are diggers.
The American Pitbull Terrier can be a wonderful breed, but these Pitbull mixes will give you plenty to talk about when you take your Pitbull mix to the dog park.
The Pitbull’s health is much more likely with mixed-breed pups. They can also help to calm down some of their more active traits.
You can be sure they will inherit some Pitbull traits from their parents, so make sure to get a crate that is designed to handle Pitbull activity.