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American Pit Bull Terrier / Bulldog Mix

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Other name(s): Bullypit

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 first generation American Pit Bull Terrier / Bulldog Mix  is a cross between a pure APBT and a pure Bulldog, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds in the mix. Like all bully breed mixes, it should be reserved for experienced owners who have experience with socializing protective breeds.

Appearance / health:
While all mixed-breed dogs can vary in appearance, be aware that if your mix resembles the APBT side, then you could be banned from owning the dog in some areas.

Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact traits inherited by a mixed-breed dog, the American Pit Bull Terrier / Bulldog mix is widely regarded as a loyal protector. Be sure the dog is properly socialized so that it doesn't represent a danger to your visitors or your neighbors.