There are more American Pitbull terriers and their mixes in American shelters than any other breed. More of these dogs are euthanized than any other dogs as well. Therefore, if you are willing to rescue an American Pitbull Terrier mix, you can truly save their lives. Furthermore, one of the Pitbull mixes that you may stumble upon may also be an ideal dog for you.
Read on to discover some of the most adorable American Pitbull Terrier mixes that you will find and their probable characteristics, including appearance, temperament, and ideal living situation.
Here is a quick list to help you find the best mix for you:
|Best family dog|
|The Labrador Retriever and the Pitbull are known for being excellent family dogs, so this mix will be a hit with children.|
|Best home protector|
|The Rottweiler is well-known for having strong protective instincts, so this dog is sure to keep your home safe.|
|Best cuddle companion|
|Both the Dachshund and the Pitbull are known for their love of getting under the covers, so if you want to cuddly companion, this is a great pick.|
|If you want a show-stopping dog who will stop criminals from even thinking about coming around, this is a good choice.|
|Both Pitbulls and Beagles are known for being happy, outgoing, and loving people.|
|Best low energy dog|
|Bulldogs are well-known for being lazy couch potatoes, and when crossed with a pitbull the chances are good that you'll get a lower energy dog.|
|Best high-octane working dog|
Australian Cattle Dog Pitbull
|If you need a dog who can work hard all day while being responsive to their people, this powerful working dog is a good choice.|
Shih Tzu Pitbull
|For those looking for something that is just plain adorable, this frizzy haired little dog is sure to please.|
|Smallest guard dogs|
|This little guy might be small, but they will certainly let you know if anyone tries to get into your home and probably do their best to stop them.|
|Most distinctive appearance|
|If you want an interesting looking dog who will make people stop, stare, and ask questions, this wrinkly pup is a good choice.|
|Best jogging companion|
|This is a dog who will love jogging along with you and will be able to take it easy between jogs.|
|These dogs tend to stand very tall and appear massive.|
|Best single owner dog|
Rat Terrier Pitbull
|You can count on this dog to be extremely sensitive and in tune to you, so they are a perfect companion for single people.|
- About the Pitbull
- Top 25 Most Popular Pitbull Mixes
- 1. Labrador Pitbull Mix (Labrabull)
- 2. German Shepherd Pitbull Mix (Perman Bepherd)
- 3. Dachshund Pitbull Mix (Dox-Bull)
- 4. Bullmastiff Pitbull (Bull Pistiff)
- 5. Beagle Pitbull Mix (Beagle Bull)
- 6. Boxer Pitbull Mix (Bullboxer)
- 7. Husky Pitbull Mix (Pitsky)
- 8. Rottweiler Pitbull Mix (Pitweiler)
- 9. Dalmatian Pitbull Mix (Pitmatian)
- 10. Golden Retriever Pitbull Mix (Golden Bull)
- 11. Bulldog Pitbull Mix (Bullypit)
- 12. Great Dane Pitbull Mix (Great Danebull)
- 13. Chow Chow Pitbull Mix (Pitchow)
- 14. Chihuahua Pitbull (Chipit)
- 15. Pug Pitbull Mix (Pugbull)
- 16. Australian Cattle Dog Pitbull (Aussie Cattle Pit)
- 17. Chinese Shar-Pei Pitbull Mix (Shar Pitbull)
- 18. Shih Tzu Pitbull Mix (Shih Pit)
- 19. Greyhound Pitbull Mix (Grey Pit)
- 20. Russell Terrier Pitbull Mix (Russell Pit)
- 21. English Setter Pitbull Mix (English Setter Pit)
- 22. Cane Corso Pitbull Mix (Pit Corso)
- 23. Irish Wolfhound Pitbull Mix (Irish Wolfpit)
- 24. Rat Terrier + Pitbull Mix (Ratpit Terrier)
- 25. American Staffordshire Terrier Pitbull Mix (American Staffbull)
About the Pitbull
The American Pitbull Terrier is a medium sized dog that is solidly built with a short coat and smooth, well-defined muscles. This breed is defined by its power, athleticism, and bravery. These dogs have large heads with powerful jaws and a thick, muscular tail which is often cropped. The flopped ears are also frequently cropped into points.
It is important to note the distinction between the American Pitbull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier. The American Pitbull Terrier is recognized by the UKC but not by the AKC. The primary difference between the American Pitbull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier is that the Staffordshire was developed for show early on.
This is an enthusiastic, outgoing dog who has a powerful zest for life. They tend to be excellent family companions and are especially well known for their love of children. Because of their agility, this is a breed who can scale a fence without thinking about it, so careful training or restricted access to open spaces is necessary. This breed tends not to be aggressive towards people and therefore doesn’t make as good of a guard dog as people may assume based on its intimidating appearance.
Unfortunately, a level of dog aggression is characteristic of the American Pitbull Terrier. A Pitbull who will fight other dogs is a normal Pitbull, and it is typical of a Pitbull to fight to the death once engaged in a fight. Many Pitbulls do get along well with other dogs, but caution must always be used when keeping American Pitbull Terriers with other dogs and they should never be left alone with another dog.
Top 25 Most Popular Pitbull Mixes
1. Labrador Pitbull Mix (Labrabull)
The Labrador is considered the most popular dog in America. When mixed with the Pitbull, it results in a large dog with an overwhelmingly happy personality.
A Pitbull Lab mix will likely be between 45 and 50 lb. The ears will likely be more flopped like a Labrador. The coat can fall anywhere between the short single coat of a Pitbull and the slightly longer double coat of a Lab. Pitbulls mixed with black labs may tend to be black, as this color is dominant in Labs.
A Pitbull Lab mix may or may not have the webbed feet of a Labrador. The tail tends to be extremely strong and may have the otter look of a lab or be straight and tapered like a Pitbull.
Pitbulls and Labradors are both enthusiastic breeds who have intense love for their people, especially children. Therefore, the Labrabull tends to be a wonderful family dog. Labradors love other dogs and are generally very sociable, so the temperament of a Labrabull with other dogs may tend to be good-natured, but the Labrabull will be unlikely to back down from a fight.
You can expect the Pitbull Lab Mix to be an outgoing, happy go lucky dog who takes everything in stride. These dogs are unlikely to be shy or nervous, even in new situations.
The Labrador Pitbull mix is an energetic dog who needs lots of activity and time with their family to be happy. This is a dog who is likely to enjoy fetching and will probably adore the water. If you have lots of room and a great pool or lake for your dog to swim in, the Labrabull might be the dog for you.
2. German Shepherd Pitbull Mix (Perman Bepherd)
The German Shepherd is well known as the world’s best working dog. German shepherd Pitbull mix can be expected to be intelligent and visually striking.
A German Shepherd is a large dog with a lush double coat and pricked ears. You can expect your German Shepherd Pitbull mix to be a large dog, generally around 50 lb, but possibly going up to 75 lb or even 80 lb. The ears may be pricked but are more likely to have only the tip folded over, which can be extremely cute.
The dog may or may not take on the typical saddleback pattern of the German Shepherd and the coat can fall anywhere between a Pitbull’s short, tight coat and the lush longer coat of a shepherd.
The German Shepherd tends to be a more reserved dog than the Pitbull. These herding breeds are designed to bond closely with their person or family and be cautious around strangers. A reserved, cautious personality combined with the bold and fearless nature of a Pitbull means that a German Shepherd Pitbull cross could be an intimidating guard dog and must be carefully socialized with people so that they are friendly with new people.
These dogs are devoted to their family, including children. Both the German Shepherd and the Pitbull are known for being willing to fight other dogs, so your German Shepherd Pitbull cross may or may not be dog-friendly, and will certainly not back down from a fight
The German Shepherd Pitbull cross is a large, energetic, intelligent dog who will thrive with a job to do. Ideally, the family who adopts this dog will be dedicated to training and enjoy doing new activities, sports, and going to new places with their dog. This is a dog who can handle living in a smaller space only if they are provided plenty of mental and physical exercise. This is a great family dog who will be protective of the home and children, so if you are looking for a good guard dog, this might be a good fit for you.
3. Dachshund Pitbull Mix (Dox-Bull)
The Dachshund is, hands down, one of the cutest dogs around. When combined with a Pitbull, the Dachshund’s long dopey ears and tendency to wrap themselves in blankets are likely to come through.
The Dachshund is a small breed dog that normally does not exceed around 30 lb and is usually between 15 and 20 lb. Therefore, you can expect your Dachshund Pitbull mix to be around 30 or 40 lb. Dachshunds have long floppy ears that when combined with a Pitbull’s folded ears usually results in midsize floppy ears.
Depending on whether the Dachshund parent was short coated or long coated, the Dachshund Pitbull mix may have a tight short coat like the Pitbull or have some feathering around the ears, legs, and tail like a long haired dachshund. If the Dachshund Pitbull mix inherits the dwarfism gene that results in short legs, you can expect a dog with short legs.
Dachshunds are happy-go-lucky dogs who are constant comedians. Dachshunds are hounds, and while they are generally very sociable with other dogs, they can be very vicious towards their prey. Therefore, you can expect a Dachshund Pitbull mix to have some prey drive towards small animals. They may or may not get along well with other dogs. Dachshunds bond closely with their people and so do Pitbulls, so you can expect a dog who loves their family.
A Pitbull Dachshund is a medium sized dog who has medium exercise needs. This is a dog who may do well without a fenced yard, provided they are given frequent walks and plenty of mental stimulation. If you have a garden that you treasure, this may not be the best pick, as this is a breed that may enjoy, and even be driven, to digging. Both Pitbulls and Dachshunds have an adorable tendency to snuggle under the blankets, so if you want to cuddle a companion who will get under the covers with you, this might be your ideal dog.
4. Bullmastiff Pitbull (Bull Pistiff)
The huge Bullmastiff is an imposing dog which when mixed with a Pitbull creates an impressive animal that is devoted to their family.
Bullmastiffs can weigh up to a hundred and thirty pounds so you can expect a dog significantly larger than the average Pitbull. Bullmastiff Pitbull mixes can be expected to be around 70 or 80 lb and it shouldn’t be surprising to see them up to 100 lb.
The Bullmastiff is somewhat similar to a Pitbull in appearance, so the BullMastiff Pitbull mix may end up looking something like a giant Pitbull. The characteristic darker face of the bullmastiff and tawny coat are often inherited in the mix. Both breeds have short coats with minimal shedding.
Bullmastiffs are fearless dogs who were bred to guard and hunt down poachers in England, so the BullMastiff Pitbull mix is likely to be bold, brave, and dedicated to the defense of their family. They are incredibly devoted, especially to children, and make excellent guard dogs that won’t think twice about taking on an intruder.
Bullmastiffs often worked in groups, and are not known for being dog aggressive. Furthermore, their job was to hold, not maul, the poachers that they caught, so they tend to have good self-control. Your Pitbull Bullmastiff mix may or may not show this much self-control.
The Bullmastiff Pitbull mix is a big, powerful dog with lots of strength and endurance, but they are also known for being pretty laid-back in the home. Therefore, it may be possible for your Bullmastiff Pitbull mix to do well in a typical home with a regular sized yard, provided you give them at least an hour or two of very active exercise a day.
These dogs make excellent guard dogs, so if you want a dog to protect your family this might be a good dog for you.
5. Beagle Pitbull Mix (Beagle Bull)
The happy-go-lucky and endlessly adorable beagle is a favorite for many Americans. When mixed with the pit bull, the result is a very cute and loving dog.
The Beagle is a small breed that generally does not exceed 30 lb, so you can expect your beagle Pitbull mix to be around 30 or 40 lb. The long, droopy, adorable ears of the Beagle generally combine with the folded ears of a Pitbull to create midsize drop ears. The standard beagle coloration with the black saddle and brown and white markings may or may not be inherited by the Pitbull Beagle cross.
Beagles are happy, friendly, and outgoing. They love other dogs and every person that they meet. The Beagle Pitbull mix may or may not inherit the sociability with other dogs, but if you are looking for a Pit Bull mix that does well with other dogs, mixing with a Beagle is about the best way to get there.
Since Pitbulls and Beagles are both happy-go-lucky dogs, you can expect your Pitbull Beagle mix to be positive, outgoing, and up for anything. Since beagles were bred to follow their noses and not a person’s instruction, you can expect your Pitbull Beagle mix to be less than attentive to your commands and should never trust them off leash.
If you think that because a Beagle Pitbull mix is a smaller dog they’ll do well with less activity, you can think again. Beagles were bred to run for long distances in a pack, and they enjoy plenty of activity and playtime. Since Beagles have a tendency to follow their nose anywhere, even over or under your backyard fence, and Pitbulls are known for having the athleticism needed to jump over fences, you will not be able to leave your Beagle Pitbull mix in your yard, so you must be ready to take them for long walks or supervise their outdoor playtime.
6. Boxer Pitbull Mix (Bullboxer)
Boxers are known as the class clowns of the dog world and combined with the Pitbull’s outgoing personality, you can expect a dog who is the life of the party.
Boxers are large dogs, growing up to 65 or 80 lb, so you can expect your Boxer Pitbull mix to be around 50 or 60 lb. They have short tight coats similar to the Pitbull’s coat and very muscular bodies, also like a Pitbull. Their faces tend to be more squished than the standard Pitbull face, and they have an extremely deep chest and narrow waist. You can expect your Boxer Pitbull mix to be a powerful, muscular dog that looks similar to a Pitbull but with a shorter face, deeper chest, and narrow waist.
Boxers are fun-loving, active dogs who are well known for their silly personalities but also can be serious workers. Like pit bulls, they are not always sociable with other dogs, since they were originally bred to fight boars, bear, and other large animals and have been used to fight dogs in the past. You can expect your Pitbull Boxer mix to be loving, loyal, and devoted to their family, but these dogs may or may not be trustworthy with other pets.
The Pitbull Boxer mix is an extremely active, outgoing dog who likes to be in the middle of everything. These athletic dogs can easily jump a fence, so you will need to either carefully train or supervise your dog while in the yard.
These dogs tend to be highly trainable and can excel in a wide variety of activities, so if your family wants a dog who will be part of everything, the Pitbull Boxer mix might be the right choice.
7. Husky Pitbull Mix (Pitsky)
Huskies are stunningly beautiful and more than a little bit independent, so you can expect a Husky Pitbull mix to be a striking dog that knows how to entertain themselves.
The Siberian Husky is a large dog, growing up to 50 or 60 lb, so you can expect your Husky Pitbull mix to be around 45 or 50 lb. They have an extremely thick, lush coat designed to keep them warm in sub-zero temperatures. The Husky Pitbull mix may have a coat anywhere between a Pitbull’s short tight coat and a Husky’s longer lush one, and they are very likely to have a double coat of some length. They may or may not inherit the Husky’s tendency towards blue eyes and the variable markings of this breed.
Huskies tend to be independent thinkers who may not take well to being told what to do by their people. Combined with the Pitbull’s bold, outgoing, and sometimes impulsive personality, you may end up with a dog who seems to act like a crazy puppy throughout life. On the other hand, you can also expect a Husky Pitbull mix to be able to entertain themselves, rather than always looking to you to tell them what to do.
The Husky was bred to run for many miles for long stretches at a time, and this is still a dog who loves to run. Your Husky Pitbull mix needs room to roam. If you have a large property where your dog can run or if you enjoy running or biking for long distances, this might be a great dog for you. Depending on the coat that your Husky Pitbull mix inherits, they may do well in hot or cold climates or be well-balanced in between.
8. Rottweiler Pitbull Mix (Pitweiler)
The Rottweiler is an impressive dog descended from Roman gladiators. When combined with the Pitbull, you get a dog who is gentle and playful with their family but powerfully imposing to strangers.
Rottweilers are big dogs, weighing up to 130 lb, so you can expect your Rottweiler Pitbull mix to weigh from 80 to 100 lb. The characteristic black and tan markings are highly inheritable, so there is a fair chance that your Rottweiler Pitbull mix will show some degree of black and tan markings.
The ears will likely be folded, and the face is likely to be very large and powerful with huge jaw muscles since both of these dogs have big heads. Your dog may inherit the sleek short coat of the Pitbull or the short thick double coat of the Rottweiler or anywhere in between
Rottweilers are utterly devoted to their family and tend to be aloof with outsiders. Rottweiler Pitbull mixes are typically indifferent towards other dogs, but many will not tolerate another dog infringing upon their space and they will certainly not back down from a fight. Depending on your individual dog, they may or may not do well with other dogs but are more likely to do well with dogs in the family than strange dogs.
You can expect a Rottweiler Pitbull mix to be a velcro dog who does not like to be separated from their family for long. If you want a dog who will be part of every family activity with you, this may be the dog for you.
These large, powerful dogs need a fair amount of exercise, but may not need as much exercise as you expect. Most will do fine with a long walk and some time to run around a yard each day. This is an excellent guard dog who is unlikely to be won over by strangers.
9. Dalmatian Pitbull Mix (Pitmatian)
Few dogs are as recognizable as the Dalmatian, with it’s stunning spotted coat, and when combined with a Pitbull, the result is an athletic, striking dog.
If you are imagining a Dalmatian Pitbull mix, you are surely thinking about that spotted coat. It is a genetic lottery whether a mix will end up with the Dalmatian’s coat or not. In some cases, the spots may be present but nearly hidden underneath another color or pattern. Dalmatians are generally between 45 and 70 lb, so you can expect your mix to be around 50 lb. The Dalmatian Pitbull mix is likely to be tall and elegant like a Dalmatian, but will also likely be bulkier and more muscular than Dalmatians typically are.
The Dalmatian has traveled alongside with people throughout its entire history, from the time they traveled with gypsies until their more modern history running along with coaches and fireman’s carriages. They were bred to be guard dogs as well as runners, and they retain an aloofness with new people and a protectiveness over their property and family.
Combined with a Pitbull’s fearless courage, this can result in a dog who is not afraid to defend their family or home. Dalmatians typically work alone or in pairs, and they are not especially well known for getting along well with other dogs, so there is a fairly good chance that your Dalmatian Pitbull mix will not be especially dog-friendly.
You can expect your Dalmatian Pitbull mix to want to run a lot. These are dogs who want to run with a purpose, so letting them loose in the backyard probably won’t be enough. If you are a long-distance biker, jogger, or horseback rider, a Dalmatian Pitbull mix might be a great pick for you. This is also a good dog if you want a dog who will protect your home and property. If shedding is problematic for you, this might not be the best breed, as Dalmatians are well known for their abundant shedding year round.
10. Golden Retriever Pitbull Mix (Golden Bull)
Few dogs can bring a smile to the face faster than a happy Golden Retriever, and when combined with a Pitbull, you get a dog who will merrily take on the world.
The Golden Retriever is a stunning dog with colors that vary between almost White to deep red, and a beautiful feathered coat. Your Golden Retriever Pitbull mix may show some feathering, have extensive feathering like a Golden, or have no feathering at all like a Pitbull. Goldens average around 65 lb, so you can expect your Golden Retriever Pitbull mix to be about 50 to 60 lb.
Golden retrievers are friendly, happy, and absolutely devoted to their people and their jobs. Golden’s have been trained as service dogs, therapy dogs, search-and-rescue dogs, and much more. You can expect your Golden Retriever Pitbull mix to be highly trainable and devoted to their person.
Goldens are well known for being friendly with other dogs and all kinds of other animals, so a Golden Pitbull mix may show a range of dog friendliness and maybe more likely to be friendly with other dogs than most other Pitbull mixes.
If you want a dog who can be trained to do pretty much anything you want them to do and who will want to stay with you and your family through all of your activities, the Golden Retriever Pitbull mix might be an excellent choice for you. These are active dogs, but provided your family is active and includes them in everything, they will likely need little additional exercise besides a game of that fetch in the backyard. It is important that your family is interested in training a dog if you get a Golden Retriever Pitbull mix, since these dogs thrive on consistent training and learning new things.
11. Bulldog Pitbull Mix (Bullypit)
Bulldogs are muscular, low-slung dogs with huge personalities. When combined with a Pitbull, you get a dog who is powerful and comical.
The Bulldog is a heavy, low, muscular dog. It was one of the breeds that originally went into making the American Pit Bull Terrier, back at the beginning of the breed when breeders were trying to make a dog that was swifter and more athletic. The combination of the Bulldog and the Pitbull results in a powerful, muscular, low dog that is able to move smoothly.
Bulldogs are sweet and devoted to their people and they tend to be very food-oriented and eager to please. Combined with a Pitbull’s loving nature, you can expect a dog who will be devoted to the family and who enjoys learning tricks, although they may choose not to do them when they want. Bulldogs tend not to be especially dog-friendly, so your Bulldog Pitbull mix is unlikely to be especially gregarious with other dogs.
Bulldogs require very little exercise and are known for being excellent apartment dogs, and Pitbulls generally do well with brief intense activity a couple of times a day, so you can expect your Bulldog Pitbull mix to do well with a game of fetch or a good romp in the backyard along with a stroll most of the time. Bulldogs are notorious for their love of chewing, and Pitbull certainly enjoys lying down with a good bone as well, so if you don’t want to provide a constant stream of chew toys or have your home destroyed, this may not be the best breed for you.
12. Great Dane Pitbull Mix (Great Danebull)
The Great Dane is a giant of the dog world, standing taller than most other breeds. When combined with a Pitbull, you get a large, muscular, imposing dog with a goofy personality.
Great Danes are gigantic, weighing up to a hundred and seventy-five lb, so you can expect your Great Dane Pitbull mix to weigh around at least 90 or a 100 lb or even more. A Great Dane Pitbull mix will likely take the tall, lanky body type of the Great Dane along with the extensive musculature of the Pitbull, resulting in a very impressive-looking dog. The coat will be short and tight, and can be a wide variety of colors and patterns.
Great Danes are known for being sweet with their people and dependable, which is important because many people have trouble controlling this giant dog unless they are well-trained. Great Danes are dedicated and can be ferocious watch dogs, which combined with the Pitbull’s characteristic bravery can make them an intimidating force to be reckoned with. Neither breed is particularly well known for doing well with other dogs, although some individuals may do fine with other dogs, especially other dogs in your household.
This is going to be a big dog, so you need some room. A Great Dane Pitbull mix will seem to take up your entire house or couch unless you have plenty of room for them to spread out. These dogs do not necessarily need a lot of extensive exercise, since Great Danes tend to be fairly sedate, but a brisk walk several times a day or a jog can be sufficient to exercise them.
These dogs are a good fit for a large home with a large yard and owners who only want to walk them. They are dedicated watch dogs, so if you want a dog to protect your home and property, this is a good choice.
13. Chow Chow Pitbull Mix (Pitchow)
The Chow Chow is a unique breed with an unusual coat and appearance and an aloof personality with strangers, so you can expect your Chow Chow Pitbull mix to be a dog of unusual appearance who is dedicated to your family.
Chow Chows vary from 45 to 70 lb, so you can expect your Pitbull Chow Chow mix to be about 50 to 60 lb. A Chow Chow is characterized by a black or blue appearing tongue, which tends to be a dominant trait that will likely be passed onto your Chow Chow Pitbull mix. Chow Chows are wrinkly, fluffy dogs, and since Pitbulls also tend to be a bit on the wrinkly side, there is a good chance that your dog will inherit a fair amount of those adorable wrinkles. The coat could be anywhere from a Pitbull’s short, tight coat to a Chow Chows overwhelming fluff.
Chow Chows tend to be serious dogs with a dignified air about them. Aloofness with strangers is a breed characteristic, so if you want a dog who loves your family and is wary of strangers, the Chow Chow Pitbull is a great choice. Both Chow Chows and Pitbulls are well able to think on their own and are intelligent dogs. Chow Chows tend to be less trainable and compliant than Pitbulls, so your dog may vary from being very independent to being somewhat trainable.
The Chow Chow Pitbull mix will excel in a home that values their weariness towards strangers and their worth as a guard dog. These dogs tend to be more independent than the average dog, and some people even find that living with them is more like living with a cat than living with a dog. They don’t need excessive exercise, but should never be left alone in a yard as they may take it into their minds to escape. If you want a dog who will protect you on your daily strolls and doesn’t need much more exercise, this might be a good choice.
14. Chihuahua Pitbull (Chipit)
The Chihuahua might be tiny, but they are not lacking in charisma. When you combine a Chihuahua and a Pitbull, you get a dog who is fiercely defensive of their people and home, despite being very cute and little.
Chihuahuas are among the smallest breeds in the world. These diminutive firecrackers should not exceed 6 lb, but don’t worry, they won’t let you forget that they’re there. Your Pitbull Chihuahua mix will probably be significantly larger than the Chihuahua parent, but it is unlikely that they will exceed around 25 or 30 lb and it is entirely possible that they will be around 15 lb. Depending on whether the Chihuahua parent had a long or short coat, your Chihuahua Pitbull mix may have feathering around the legs, ears, and tail or they may have a smooth tight coat.
Chihuahuas are active, energetic, and alert. They are fearless watch dogs who will defend their person or property regardless of the fact that they are significantly smaller than most attackers. Combined with a Pitbull’s bold fearless tenacity, the Chihuahua Pitbull mix may truly be an intense little dog, especially when strangers come to visit.
Chihuahuas tend to be snippy with other dogs, and many do not get along well, especially with new dogs, so your Chihuahua Pitbull mix will probably do best with mellow dogs in the household and may not do well with strange dogs.
If you are looking for a dog who will never leave your side, the Pitbull Chihuahua mix is a good choice. These dogs tend to be great with their family, although some individuals may bond much more closely with one member of a family than others. This isn’t going to be a quiet breed, so if you don’t want to know every time someone walks by your house, it might not be the best pick for you. These dogs are usually small enough to get most of their exercise in your house and yard, so a daily walk will suffice for most individuals.
15. Pug Pitbull Mix (Pugbull)
With their squished face, wrinkly skin, and twisted tail, pugs are incredibly cute. When you combine this charming, mischievous breed with the outgoing pitbull, you get an adorable, fun-loving companion.
Pugs are small dogs, not exceeding 20 lb, so you can expect your Pitbull Pug mix to be between 30 lb and 40 lb. Pugs have extremely squished faces and Pitbulls also have shorter snouts, so you can expect a somewhat squished face and forward facing eyes. The coat is likely to be short and may show the pug’s distinctive dark facial color or not. The tail will likely be narrow and may or may not be twisted like a pug’s.
Pugs are known to be big dogs in little packages. They are endlessly charming, which helps endear them to their owners after their continuous mischievous antics. These loving little dogs are always making you laugh and are beloved by their fan base. Since Pitbulls also are funny, playful, and able to closely connect with their people, you can expect your Pug Pitbull mix to be A happy-go-lucky dog that is more likely to make you laugh than obey you.
Pugs are known for being excellent house dogs who generally get as much exercise as they need by playing with their person or going for a short walk. You can expect your Pug Pitbull mix to do well in an apartment or smaller home, provided you give them plenty of one-on-one attention and a good walk everyday.
16. Australian Cattle Dog Pitbull (Aussie Cattle Pit)
The Australian Cattle Dog is a wickedly intelligent dog with an astounding amount of energy, distantly related to the dingo. When you combine this powerful working dog with the Pitbull, you get a powerhouse of a dog with extraordinary working stamina.
Australian cattle dogs aren’t huge dogs, weighing on average between 35 and 50 lb, but they pack a lot of muscle and grit into their frames. These stout, powerfully-built dogs have big heads like the pitbull, so you can expect your Aussie Cattle Pit to be a powerfully-built dog with a huge head.
Aussies have upright ears and Pitbulls have ears that fold over, so your dog’s ears may be upright or folded at the tip. Aussies are well known for their distinctive spotted coat, a pattern known as “ticked”. They typically have black patches as well and may have brown points. It is very common for a Pitbull Aussie mix to inherit this striking pattern
Australian cattle dogs are extremely intelligent dogs who love to work. They are well known for their capacity to outsmart their owners, especially if their owners are not offering them suitable outlets for their energy.
Pitbulls tend to be energetic dogs as well, although they are much more willing to take a break. You can expect your Pitbull Aussie meant to be an energetic, intelligent dog who needs a job to do but may be able to relax once the job is done.
Australian cattle dog pitbull mixes need a job to do. Whether this is a real job like hunting or herding or it is a fun job like taking your dog to agility competitions, playing flyball, or another fun dog sport, your dog needs something to do.
A bored Australian cattle dog pitbull mix can rapidly destroy your home, escape from your yard, or otherwise wreak havoc on your life. If you don’t have plans for what you want your Australian Cattle Dog pitbull mix to do, this is probably not the best breed for you.
17. Chinese Shar-Pei Pitbull Mix (Shar Pitbull)
The Chinese Shar-Pei is a unique breed with an ancient pedigree and distinct wrinkles. When combined with the Pitbull, you get a powerful, wrinkly dog who is extremely loyal.
The most distinctive thing about the Chinese Shar-Pei has to be the wrinkles. While your Shar Pei Pitbull mix probably won’t have nearly as many wrinkles as a purebred Shar-Pei, they will probably be considerably more wrinkly than the average Pitbull. Since pitbulls tend to have a lot of extra skin on them as well, this tends to be one of the mixes with Shar-Pei that is the wrinkliest.
Shar-Pei come in a range of colors including black, blue, and fawn. They may also be sable, with differently colored hair throughout their body, but they almost never have patterns. It is probable that your Shar Pei Pitbull mix will have solid color as well. Shar-Pei weigh about the same as pitbulls, around 45 pounds, so you can expect around that weight or your mix.
Shar Peis have an independent mind which means they may sometimes be a bit stubborn with training. They tend to be extremely reserved with strangers and loyal only to their family, which is a stark contrast to the eager-to-please and people loving nature of a Pitbull.
Therefore, your Shar Pei Pitbull mix may vary from being quite reserved to very outgoing and may be extremely trainable or fairly stubborn. To set yourself up for success, begin training and socialization early and make sure that your dog is always well motivated.
Your Shar Pei Pitbull mix will probably not be exceptionally energetic, and these dogs tend to do well in smaller homes or even apartments, provided they get a good walk or opportunity to run around outside.
Usually these are excellent watch dogs both because of their intimidating appearance and their loyalty to their family, but their affection for their people means that they should not be left alone outside. This breed needs lots of training, so if you’re looking for a dog who may need more of a mental workout than a physical one, this may be a good pick for you.
18. Shih Tzu Pitbull Mix (Shih Pit)
The Shih Tzu is an adorable little dog with long flowing hair and an affectionate personality. When you combine them with the outgoing Pitbull, you get a rather funny looking and gregarious dog.
Shih Tzus are elegant little dogs with long flowing coats and rather short noses. Your Shih Tzu Pitbull mix will probably be a mid-sized dog of 20 to 30 lb. They may inherit any mix of coat types from the long flowing hair of the Shih Tzu to the short shiny coat of the Pitbull. Because Pitbulls tend to have short snouts as well, your dog will probably have a shorter nose and a distinct forehead. The Shih Tzu’s tail curls over their back in a distinctive manner which is likely to be inherited by your Shih Tzu Pitbull mix as well.
Shih Tzus are affectionate, outgoing, and mischievous. Since pitbulls also tend to be outgoing and people-loving, your Pitbull Shih Tzus mix will probably be a happy go lucky dog who never meets a stranger. Both Shih Tzus and pitbulls are well known for their love of children, so you can expect an excellent family dog. Because Shih Tzus have little play drive, you can expect a dog who would rather hang out with you than chase squirrels.
The Shih Tzus Pitbull mix is an easygoing dog who usually does well with a walk everyday and some time to play in the house. These affectionate dogs need to be with their families and some may struggle with separation anxiety. The coat may require very little grooming or extensive maintenance, depending on how much of the characteristics of either parent your dog inherits. If you want a distinct, fun looking dog with an equally fun personality, the Shih Tzus Pitbull mix might be right for you.
19. Greyhound Pitbull Mix (Grey Pit)
The Greyhound is the fastest dog in the world, and it makes a solid run at being the fastest land animal. When you combine this elegant breed with the Pitbull, you get a striking dog who loves to run.
The Greyhound is a very tall dog, standing at around 28 or 30 in at the shoulder and weighing around 65 lb. This elegant dog looks very much like it is made to run, with a body type that brings to mind an antelope or cheetah. When you combine this slender dog with the muscular Pitbull, you get a tall, slender, well muscled dog. Both pitbulls and Greyhounds come in a wide range of colors and patterns, so your Greyhound Pitbull mix could be almost any color and pattern in the dog rainbow.
Greyhounds were bred to pursue prey on their own, without the direction of humans. Therefore, they tend to have independent personalities and can get bored very easily. When combined with the eager-to-please nature of a pitbull, you could end up with a dog who is very trainable or can only tolerate brief training sessions. Greyhounds tend to be reserved with strangers, unlike the Pitbull’s gregarious personality, so it is important to socialize your Greyhound Pitbull mix thoroughly throughout life
The Greyhound Pitbull mix is a dog who needs to run. If you are a jogger, bicyclist, or have lots of property for your dog to roam, this may be a good pick for you. Your Greyhound Pitbull mix may not need you to be very involved in their exercise routine. As long as they have room to run and some scents to follow, they’ll be happy.
These dogs turn into big couch potatoes when they aren’t actively running, so this is a great breed to let run in your yard and expect to be able to take it easy in your house. Greyhounds tend to have high prey drive, and this is common in Pitbulls as well, so if you have small pets or value the wildlife on your property, this may not be the best choice for you.
20. Russell Terrier Pitbull Mix (Russell Pit)
The Russell Terrier is an adorable, feisty little dog with movie star good looks. When combined with the Pitbull, you get an energetic, lively dog with a fearless personality.
Russell Terriers are little dogs, weighing from 9 to 15 lb. Their coat can be either smooth or wiry, but they always have the same distinctive white body with black, tan, or black and tan markings. The head is usually black or brown, but not always.
Your Russell Pitbull mix will probably be around 20 or 30 lbs. They may have a smooth coat if coming from a smooth coated Russel, or they may inherit some of the wiry hair when mixed with a wire coated Russell. Usually the wiry hair is more evident on the head and face, and the dog may have a wiry ruff down the back. It is common for them to inherit the white with brown or black markings.
Russell Terriers are endlessly energetic little dogs, who tend to be fearless and have a high prey drive. You can expect your Russel Pitbull mix to be a powerhouse of non-stop energy who never seems to slow down. These are dogs who need a job to do, and can easily become obsessive over a toy or barking at anything going by. Since both Russells and Pitbulls are known for being fearless, you can expect a dog who won’t back down from any fight, regardless of how outmatched they may be.
A Russell Terrier Pitbull mix will likely want to go non-stop, so they need a family who can keep up with them. This is a great dog for a very active family who enjoys lots of outside activities. You can expect your Russell Pitbull mix to keep wanting to play games long after your family is worn out. These are sturdy dogs who tend to do great with kids and generally go with the flow, rarely showing anxiety or reservations about anything. Without entertainment, you can expect your Russell Pitbull mix to become bored, destructive, and even suffer psychological issues.
21. English Setter Pitbull Mix (English Setter Pit)
The English Setter is a stunningly beautiful dog with a sweet expression, beautiful markings, and lovely flowing coat. When combined with a Pitbull, you get a powerful, lovely dog who is eager to please their people.
The English Setter is a large dog, with males weighing up to 80 lb and female topping out at about 55 pounds, so you can expect your English Setter pitbull mix to weigh around 40 or 50 lb. English Setters are well known for their spotted coat, which is known as “ticked”, as well as the flowing nature of their feathered coat.
It is very common for an English Setter Pitbull mix to inherit the ticking coloration and some of the feathering, although it will probably not have as much hair as an English Setter. Expect to see longer hair on the legs, chest, and ears.
English Setters are extremely eager to please and have excellent self-control, since they have been bred to detect and point out but not disturb birds during a hunt. They are sweet, sensitive, loving dogs who tend to do very well with everyone they meet, whether dog or person.
When combined with the Pitbull, you get a dog who is very loving, outgoing, and has a strong desire to please their person. English Setters tend to be obsessed with prey items, especially birds, and Pitbulls often have a high prey drive as well, so there’s a good chance that your English Setter Pitbull mix will have a strong interest in small animals.
The English Setter Pitbull mix is a big, energetic dog who needs some room to roam. These dogs do well with individuals who spend a lot of time bicycling or jogging. They also enjoy having a large yard to run around in. For the most part, these dogs do not need a lot of direction in order to enjoy their exercise. They take the training that they are given easily but do not demand interaction as long as they get to spend time with their people.
22. Cane Corso Pitbull Mix (Pit Corso)
The Cane Corso is a huge, powerful dog that can weigh over a hundred pounds and has a majestic bearing. When combined with the Pitbull, you get a muscular, intelligent dog who is devoted to their family.
Cane Corsos can stand up to 28 in at the shoulder and weigh over a hundred pounds. They have huge heads and big droopy jowls. Since Pitbulls are also muscular dogs, you will end up with a large, powerful dog, usually weighing at least 50 or 60 pounds, with a huge head. Pitbulls tend to be on the wrinkly side as well, so you can expect your Cane Corso Pitbull mix to be very wrinkly, especially around the face, and have big jowls which tend to drool.
Both Pitbulls and Cane Corsos come in a range of colors, so your Cane Corso Pitbull mix may be nearly any color, but many tend to be solid in color rather than patched. Brindle is a popular color in both breeds and is likely to come out. Cane Corsos have short coats that are double-layered, so your dog may have a single or double coat or anywhere in between.
Cane Corsos tend to be protective of their family and require a lot of socialization in order for them to get along well with new people. Since Pitbulls tend to be so outgoing, you may end up with a dog anywhere from reserved to very outgoing. Cane Corsos are intelligent dogs and they are devoted to their family and eager to please them, just like Pitbulls, so you can expect a highly trainable dog who responds well to gentle positive reinforcement. Despite their intimidating appearance, these are sensitive dogs who can easily have their spirits broken by harsh training.
Cane Corsos were bred to have a job to do. These energetic dogs need at least a long, brisk walk or good run at least twice a day. Since pitbulls also tend to be fairly energetic and ready to work, you can expect a dog will be a great companion for anyone who travels long distances on foot or by bicycle. These dogs are not only trainable but need to be trained, so the ideal family will be interested in obedience training or competitions like agility.
23. Irish Wolfhound Pitbull Mix (Irish Wolfpit)
The Irish Wolfhound is a true giant of the dog world, standing taller than any other breed. When you combine this dignified giant with the Pitbull, you get a tall, elegant, well-muscled dog with a mellow personality.
Wolfhounds are huge, muscular hound dogs with a rough coat that is usually white or gray but may also be brindle. When you combine this massive dog with the powerful Pitbull, you get a well-muscled dog who moves smoothly and tends to be quite tall. The coat may be anywhere between the longish rough coat of the Wolfhound or the short tight coat of the Pitbull. Wolfhounds have double coats which shed throughout the year. Many dogs will end up with a coat that is short in some places like the Pitbull and longer and rougher in other places, like along the ruff of the back.
Wolfhounds tend to be fairly easy going dogs despite their massive size and history of hunting dangerous game. In fact, they can easily become obese couch potatoes without sufficient exercise. Pitbulls tend to be a bit more energetic, but are also happy to take it easy in between jogs.
Both Wolfhounds and Pitbulls are very sensitive to their people and intelligent, so you can expect a highly trainable dog who loves to work with people. As long as these dogs are properly socialized, they tend to get along well with everybody. Both breeds are prone to strong prey drive, so they should never be allowed off leash and they may not do well with small family pets.
Ideally, a Wolfhound Pitbull mix will live with a family who offers them plenty of exercise in the morning and evening but expect them to settle down and relax in the meantime. If you want a dog who is placid in the house but able to keep up with you on a jog, this is an excellent choice. These dogs tend to be very sociable, but also make excellent guard dogs, so they are a good balance between a dog you can take everywhere that still will protect your home. These are big dogs, so you need room for them to stretch out and a large yard is ideal.
24. Rat Terrier + Pitbull Mix (Ratpit Terrier)
The rat terrier is a sensitive, loving dog that generally does not exceed 25 lb. When you combine this elegant little dog with the powerful Pitbull, you get a sensitive, intelligent, well-muscled dog.
Rat Terriers are elegant little dogs with a short shiny coat and markings that are always some combination of black and brown spots or patches on a white base. They’re elegant little dogs who move smoothly and tend to be quite tall for their size. Your Rat Terrier Pitbull mix will almost certainly have a smooth, tight coat, and there is a high probability that they will inherit a Rat Terrier’s distinctive coloration. Your dog will probably be around 30 or 40 lb, and be elegant and smooth in motion but also well-muscled.
Rat Terriers are well-known for their intelligence and relatively easy to train nature. They are very sensitive and intuitive to their owners, and they almost seem to know what you are asking before you ask. Since pitbulls also tend to be very sensitive, your Rat Terrier Pitbull mix may seem to know what you are thinking and will take to training easily. These are dogs who love to work just for the pleasure of pleasing you, so you are unlikely to have trouble motivating them. Rat Terriers tend to be great family dogs who are good with children, but they can be reserved with outsiders, so you can expect your dog to be wonderful with your family and a good watch dog.
Rat Terriers tend to be among the calmest of the small terrier breeds. That said, they do require a fair amount of exercise in order to stay healthy and happy. Your Rat Terrier Pitbull mix may be satisfied with a good walk twice a day along with an active training session, such as training for agility. In between exercise sessions, you can expect your dog to be willing to take it easy and relax in your home. These are wonderful family dogs who also do very well with a single person to whom they can be completely devoted.
25. American Staffordshire Terrier Pitbull Mix (American Staffbull)
The American Staffordshire Terrier split from the American Pitbull Terrier early in the development of the breeds. The Staffordshire Terrier became a show dog and the Pitbull remained a pet and working dog. The combination of the two is a powerful, attractive dog.
American Staffordshire Terriers look very similar to Pitbulls, except that they tend to be a bit larger, weighing from 55 to 70 pounds, and they often have a more regal bearing than what can be expected from the standard Pitbull.
These dogs have big heads with pronounced cheekbones and very intelligent almond-shaped eyes. They come in a wide range of colors, usually with white markings over a darker base or dark markings on a white base. Expect your American Staffordshire Pitbull mix to be around 50 or 60 lb, well muscled, with an intelligent expression.
The American Kennel Club does not recognize the American Pitbull Terrier, but they do recognize the American Staffordshire Terrier. Staffordshire terriers have been bred to be calmer and more easygoing than pitbulls, and may be less likely to show aggression towards dogs, although dog aggression is still considered part of the breed standard.
These dogs are well known for being highly trainable and very steady in various new situations. They excel as family dogs and are wonderfully tolerant and protective of children. These are very intelligent dogs who thrive on lots of training, especially training that is based on play.
The American Staffordshire Terrier Pitbull mix requires an owner who is willing to put the time and effort into properly socializing their dog and offers lots of mental and physical engagement in the form of training exercises. While they will appreciate a long jog, they will also do well with an active training session in the backyard, such as agility training, scentwork, and other active training. These are wonderful family dogs, but they can never be fully trusted with other dogs or pets, so if you have other pets you must be willing to separate them when you are not there.