Species group: Mixed Breeds
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 American Pit Bull Terrier / Bull Terrier is a cross between a pure APBT and a pure English Bull Terrier, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds in the mix. This isn't a common designer mix, although it may undoubtedly occur by accident.
Appearance / health:
It's impossible to predict the exact traits inherited by a mixed-breed dog, but in this case, it's going to be fairly obvious that your animal is an APBT mix. Check your local laws and insurance coverage to be sure you are allowed to own APBT mixes in your area.
Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact personality of a mixed-breed, it's always important to be a responsible, experienced owner when you're working with any APBT mix, because of the controversies surrounding this breed. Owners often report that these dogs are among the sweetest and most loyal to their families, but you must also socialize those protective instincts so they don't represent a threat to your neighbors. The English Bull Terrier is quite bouncy, which could give this dog a extra pop of energy. Be an owner who can devote time to your companion.