American Pit Bull Terrier / Labrador Retriever Mix

Overall satisfaction


Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)

Gender: Female

Training: Previous owner

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


Pits aren't so bad after all!


United States

Posted August 24, 2015

I used to be one to be fearful when I heard the word "pit" in regard to a dog's breed. However, I now feel that I had been misled and missed out on having a great dog many times over! Our Miss Maizy has been an amazing dog! I like a dog that is interested in the family and wants to play an active part in it. And she fits the bill perfectly! It is obvious that her loyalty lies strongly in the person who took the time to train her: me. I can't go to the bathroom without her having to follow me. But, she is great with all of our family members, both furry and non-furry alike!

I would have to say the only quality that can be difficult to deal with sometimes is that she takes a long time to warm up to new people. She is great with other animals, but doesn't warm up quickly to other humans. That can be frustrating when I would like people to know how great of a dog she is...and they're stuck on thinking that she's a 'typical pit'.

Maizy is the 2nd pit bull my husband and I have owned. I can't say that I would be led to choose a different breed when selecting future pets! Overall, a great dog!

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