American Pit Bull Terrier / Golden Retriever Mix

Overall satisfaction


Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization

Gender: Male

Training: I haven't learned care / training techniques, Attended conferences / shows, Books

Quick to learn and train


Emotionally stable


Family oriented


Child safety


Safe with small pets


Doesn’t bark a lot




Easy to groom


Great watch dog


Great guard dog


Retriever Mixed Breed


Tennessee, United States

Posted November 19, 2012

Smoky came to us at five weeks old after just being weened from his mother, so he has had very few experiences that we have had to work to overcome. He is a very playful dog, and although he has a somewhat short attention span, will listen to basic directions and follow orders. He was house trained at an early age, but still will not go outside to eliminate if it is raining.

At 9 months old, Smoky weighs in at a very muscular 92 pounds or short haired fur, love, and boundless energy.

Mixed dogs generally have good temperaments, and Smoky is no exception. He is gentle and friendly, but does like to jump up on people when excited.

When he was about three months old, we brought a new puppy into the house. Dozer is only about two months younger than Smoky and Smoky took to him like a best friend and brother. Smoky makes sure Dozer is alright, and will not sleep until Dozer goes to sleep.

One warning: Smoky likes to chew on the furniture, and will do so when bored with jumping up and looking in the sink. Smoky will also sit and watch TV sometimes, a curiosity that all of my Pitt mixed dogs have done. Do all Pitts like TV?

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