American Pit Bull Terrier / American Foxhound Mix

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The basics:
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 pairing between an American Pit Bull Terrier and an American Foxhound isn't all that common, but you may occasionally encounter this mix in a rescue.

Appearance / health:
All mixed-breed dogs can vary in appearance, but if the American Pit Bull Terrier / American Foxhound Mix resembles the APBT more than the foxhound, you will need to check your local laws to be sure you are allowed to own so-called pit bull mixes in your area.

Behavior / temperament:
While it's always difficult to predict the exact personality of a mixed-breed dog, with  the APBT / American Foxhound mix you could be getting anything from the eager-to-hunt scenthound to the protective guardian. If you absolutely need the dog for a certain purpose, you should probably choose a purebreed instead. If you're a chill, confident owner who can approach your dog as the individual it is, you may have the makings of a loyal companion.