American Pit Bull Terrier / Jack Russell Terrier Mix

Overall satisfaction


Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization

Gender: Female

Training: 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


Pittie/JRT mix


United States

Posted March 21, 2016

I rescued my dog 3 years ago. She was a tiny puppy transported up from the south. I have had dogs all of my life but she is the first dog that is completely mine and not just the "family dog". I was told she was a terrier mix but I wanted to know exactly what her mix consisted of. She looks like a miniature pit bull (she's only 25 lbs), but her face is narrow and she has crazy bat ears. I had her DNA tested and it revealed that she is indeed a pit bull-type dog mixed with a Jack Russell. When I first adopted her she was very insecure. She was basically scared of her own shadow and barked at strangers. After working with her for quite some time and moving to a busy town, I saw a huge change in her. By exposing her to much more on a daily basis, she became much more comfortable with different people, sights, and sounds. Don't get me wrong, every now and then she will get freaked out by a trash can on a curb, but for the most part she is very comfortable in most surroundings. Lastly, this dog is one of most loyal creatures I have ever encountered. She would do anything for me. This dog is the epitome of a "velcro dog", and if she could physically crawl into your body, she would. She loves me, my family and friends with every fiber of her being.

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