Pit Bull Mix

The Pit Bull originated in England and found its way to American by English immigrants. The breed started mixing with others by dog owners who failed to kennel their dog when they are in heat. Male dogs are quite strong and have an easy time getting into difficult places to find a female in heat. The pit bull breed is easy to train and loyal to their owners. People started having pit bulls fight against each other for sport. This inhumane sport is known as “pitting” and continues to pose problems for pit bulls as certain spectators run illegal clubs to bet money on fights.

Most Pit Bull mixes tend to be large dogs, and can weight on average between 50 to 100 pounds -or even more. It is all variant on the breed they are crossed with as some lighter breeds are short and do not weigh much. They are larger dogs and do well with large spaces to run versus being an apartment dog. Personality: Each dog breed has its own set of behavioral traits that you need to be aware of. Breeders select certain dogs based on their ability to perform well at different skills. Based on what breed your pit bull has been mixed with their personality can be extremely aggressive or sweet and submissive. Look for the dogs parents to determine if they have extreme behaviors that you need to be concerned about. Some breeds that mix with the pit bull can be extremely timid while others are courageous. Some dogs can be aloof while others can be sociable and outgoing. For most Pit Bull mixes, the dog is going to be loving and loyal. They are great with children if you take the time to carefully train them. Focus early on socialization with the dogs so they learn how to be around other dogs. This is the best way to help them learn proper behaviors so they do not have fighting problems. There is a lot of confusion surrounding Pit Bull breeds. Owners that do not invest time into proper training can leave their dogs vulnerable to aggressive behaviors, which could result in attacks on people if they are taught to be protective of their territory and become hostile. There are several different breeds of pit bulls as they can be short or tall. Since there are so many mixes, people often have a hard time distinguishing a pure bred American Pit Bull from some mixes. Boxers and Bullmastiffs are two breeds commonly mistaken for pit bulls.

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Breed Type
Mix
Origin
Europe
Function
Life Span
10-12 Years
Hypoallergenic
No
Other Names
Pit Bull Mix

Pit Bull Mix Build Information

Size
Medium
Length (Male)
13-20 in.
Length (Female)
14-16 in.
Weight
> 65 lbs
Litter Size
5 - 10 Puppies
Tail Dock or Crop
Cropped
Preferred Climate
Any Climate

Most Pit Bull mixes tend to be large dogs, and can weight on average between 50 to 100 pounds -or even more. It is all variant on the breed they are crossed with as some lighter breeds are short and do not weigh much. They are larger dogs and do well with large spaces to run versus being an apartment dog.

Behaviour and Personality

Kid Friendliness
Affection Level
Activity Level
Energy Level
Independant
Good to Other Pets
Dominating or Submissive?
Guardian Skills
Barking
Aggressiveness Level

Each dog breed has its own set of behavioral traits that you need to be aware of. Breeders select certain dogs based on their ability to perform well at different skills. Based on what breed your pit bull has been mixed with their personality can be extremely aggressive or sweet and submissive. Look for the dogs parents to determine if they have extreme behaviors that you need to be concerned about. Some breeds that mix with the pit bull can be extremely timid while others are courageous. Some dogs can be aloof while others can be sociable and outgoing. For most Pit Bull mixes, the dog is going to be loving and loyal. They are great with children if you take the time to carefully train them.

Focus early on socialization with the dogs so they learn how to be around other dogs.

This is the best way to help them learn proper behaviors so they do not have fighting problems. There is a lot of confusion surrounding Pit Bull breeds. Owners that do not invest time into proper training can leave their dogs vulnerable to aggressive behaviors, which could result in attacks on people if they are taught to be protective of their territory and become hostile. There are several different breeds of pit bulls as they can be short or tall. Since there are so many mixes, people often have a hard time distinguishing a pure bred American Pit Bull from some mixes. Boxers and Bullmastiffs are two breeds commonly mistaken for pit bulls.

Appearance

Colors
Black Black & Tan Chocolate Fawn Light Brown Mahogany Red Red & White Red-Black Brindle Tan Brindle White
Shedding
Moderate
Grooming
Low Maintenance
Coat Type
Fine

It is important to brush the coat frequently to help the fur from becoming tangled. Most pit bulls have short fur that is easy to maintain, but breeds mixed with long-haired dogs can inherit these characteristics, making it harder to maintain their fur.

Breed's Talents and Facts

Training
Moderately easy to train
Hunting Companion
Yes
Jolly for Jogging
Yes
Sighting Capabilities
No
Ideal for Tracking
Yes
Retrieving Skills
No
Pointing Breed
No
Herding Skills
No
Dutiful Watchdog
Yes
Security Guard Capable
No
Police Performer
No
Wet Water rescues
No
Assist Disable Owners
No
Dog Sledding
No
Able to Perform Dog Carting
Yes
Agile/Zippy
Yes
Fun with Lure Coursing
No
Obedient
Yes
Possible Schutzhund Work
No
Trainable for Tricks
Yes
  • The Pit Bull breed is one that is great with children and other animals with the right training
  • Owners need to invest time into training their dogs and showing them how much they love and care about them
  • This is the best way to help you lovable dog become a happy member of the family

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Common Health Conditions in Pit Bull Mixs

Typically, Pit Bull mixes are extremely hardy dogs. Nevertheless, just as with many other mixed dog breeds, they can be prone to certain health issues including hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, aortic stenosis, skin and food allergies.

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