American Pit Bull Terrier / Newfoundland 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 a Newfoundland isn't all that common, but you may occasionally encounter this mix in a rescue.

Appearance / health:
While all mixed-breed dogs can vary in appearance, you can expect your American Pit Bull Terrier / Newfoundland Mix to be a large, powerful animal.

Behavior / temperament:
While it's always impossible to predict the exact traits inherited by any mixed-breed dog, a responsible and consistent owner could have the makings of a fine watchdog with the American Pit Bull Terrier / Newfoundland Mix. However, you must be sure you are allowed to keep so-called pit bull mixes in your area.