American Pit Bull Terrier / Rat Terrier 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 Rat Terrier  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, it's probable that the Rat Terrier parent will reduce the size and impressive muscularity of the offspring.

Behavior / temperament:
While it's always impossible to predict the exact traits inherited by any mixed-breed dog, the American Pit Bull Terrier / Rat Terrier Mix is likely to have energy to burn. Be an owner who can spend lots of time exercising with your dog.