Species group: Mixed Breeds
Other name(s): Bullypit
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.
The first generation Bullypit is a cross between the pure American Pit Bull Terrier and the pure American Bulldog, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds in the mix. Suffice it to say that some breeders of this mix could be ill-intentioned, and abused individuals trained as attack dogs could represent a danger to the family or community. This is a powerful animal who should only be owned by experienced dog owners who know how to properly socialize a powerful guardian animal with a potentially dangerous bite.
These dogs could also be banned by your community or your insurer. Learn the law, and learn about the individual dog in question, before you choose this mix.
Appearance / health:
The appearance of a mixed breed tends to vary, and some will look more like the APBT while others will lean toward the Bulldog side of the family. In all cases, they will be impressively muscular dogs.
Behavior / temperament:
The personality of the two parent breeds is not dissimilar, so you can probably count on a dog with a capacity to be sweet and loving toward its own family and a guardian against outsiders. It is critical for you to be able to properly socialize and train this mix.
lifelong companion, loving dog, family friendly Protective
strangers, difficult training process, aggressive barker