Species group: Mixed Breeds
Other name(s): Bullmastiff Pitbull
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 Bullmastiff Pitbull is a cross between a pure APBT and a pure Bullmastiff, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds in the mix. This large, intimidating mix is not for beginners or irresponsible owners. Check your local laws and insurance coverage to be sure you are allowed to own APBT mixes in your area. This dog will not go unnoticed.
Appearance / health:
The Bullmastiff Pitbull is a huge, muscular animal that intimidates many people. If you are fragile or inexperienced with large breeds, you should pass on this mix.
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 the 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. The size of the Bullmastiff Pitbull, which can seem threatening in and of itself, demands that you have a strong fence and that you keep your animal on your own property. If you don't, you are likely to have some problems with the neighbors, if not the law.
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