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22 Pitbull Mixes

Nicole Cosgrove

July 13, 2021

Adorable and powerful, Pit Bulls are outstanding guard and family dogs. But when you mix these adorable pups with other breeds, the results are often spectacular!

Don’t believe us? Just check out a few of these adorable mixes!

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22 Common Pitbull Mixes

Keep in mind that we’re referring to the American Pit Bull Terrier for these mixes, not just any Pit Bull-style breed. Moreover, while we used specific names to describe these breeds, many designer breeds have multiple names.

For instance, we referred to the Pit Bull/Shar-Pei mix as a Sharpull, but another common name is the Pit Pei. Neither is wrong, so just know that there are other names for these adorable Pit Bull mixes!

1. Beagle Bull (Pit Bull x Beagle)

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Floppy Beagle ears and an adorable Pit Bull and Beagle demeanor, it’s no wonder the Beagle Bull is taking the world by storm. They’re easy to take care of, if a bit stubborn and full of energy. Just know that you’re getting a dog that needs tons of exercise before adopting — walks and even the occasional jog are a must!


2. Dox Bull (Pit Bull x Dachshund)

It’s a bit of an odd pairing, but can you argue with the adorableness of the results? A large head paired with a long body gives a unique but cute look. However, this is an extremely stubborn breed, and their coat can vary because Dachshunds can have three different coat types.


3. Pitador (Pit Bull x Labrador Retriever)

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If you get a Pitador that retains their Labrador Retriever nature, you’re getting one of the most loyal dogs on the planet. But keep in mind that both Pit Bulls and Labrador Retrievers are incredibly high energy, so you better be prepared to take these dogs out for tons of exercise.

However, they’re great with families and kids and extremely loyal. They’re also incredibly protective, so you get another creature as devoted to your kids as you are!


4. Pituahua (Pit Bull x Chihuahua)

A slightly odd pairing is the Pituahua. A Pituahua can be as small as 15 pounds, but they can be as large as 35 pounds — it all depends on which parent they take after. They’re great with families, kids, and other pets. They just want to stay in the action!


5. Aussie Cattle Pit (Pit Bull x Australian Cattle Dog)

These spotted pups are among the most adorable out there. However, they’re incredibly high energy, with the combination of the hyper personality of a Cattle Dog with the playful nature of the Pit Bull. But keep in mind that the Australian Cattle Dog is a working dog and needs a purpose.

We only recommend this adorable mix if you have tons of land to let your Aussie Cattle Pit roam for hours on end.


6. Golden Pit (Pit Bull x Golden Retriever)

Golden Retrievers are extremely loyal dogs that pair well with Pit Bulls. You get a loving and devoted dog, but it’s a breed that has energy to burn. They’re also on the larger side of things. Make sure you give them plenty of space to roam and explore.


7. Pitsky (Pit Bull x Husky)

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Few breeds have as much of a cult following as both the Husky and the Pit Bull, so it’s no surprise that they’re so popular. These dogs are brilliant and loyal, although their appearance can vary drastically. They can either inherit a Husky-style coat or the Pit Bull style, and they can also inherit a Husky’s more exotic eyes.

Pitskies are great with older kids and families, though they certainly have a stubborn streak. But if you have the space, they can be a great addition to the family.


8. Pug Pit (Pit Bull x Pug)

While you’ve likely never thought of a Pug Pit before, once you’ve laid eyes on them, you’ll see why they’re so popular. These slightly odd-looking but extremely adorable pups are the perfect solution for those in a smaller living space.

They still need tons of exercise, and you must keep an eye on their breathing. If they have a short-nosed Pug face, you have to be extremely careful with their exercise.


9. Box Bull (Pit Bull x Boxer)

Box Bulls are not for the faint of heart. Experienced dog owners can put them in check, but they like to try to lead the pack. Still, they’re incredibly loyal and powerful dogs, making them excellent guard dogs for the home.

Keep in mind they need a great deal of physical activity, between 1 to 2 hours daily!


10. Porgi (Pit Bull x Corgi)

Porgis are among the most beautiful Pit Bull mixes out there. However, keep in mind that the Corgi is a herding dog, which means they can nip at kids to guide them around. You can train this out of them, and it’s vital to do this as soon as possible due to the stronger jaw of the Pit Bull.

Once you train them, they have a playful demeanor that makes a great addition to any family!


11. Collie Pit (Pit Bull x Border Collie)

There are few breeds as intelligent as the Border Collie, and when you mix them with a Pit Bull, you get an extremely loyal and intelligent dog. However, just as Border Collies are extremely smart, they’re also extremely high energy.

These dogs are great with kids, but they tend to herd and potentially hunt smaller pets in the house.


12. Great Danebull (Pit Bull x Great Dane)

Do you want a large dog? The Great Danebull is an outstanding choice. These pups can reach 90 pounds and 28” in height, making them one of the most massive Pit Bull mixes out there. But don’t let their large size fool you; they’re lapdogs at heart and love attention.

They’re great with families and usually with other pets too. Just keep in mind that their larger size can make them a bit dangerous to smaller animals, if only because they might accidentally step on them.


13. Pit Shepherd (Pit Bull x German Shepherd)

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If you’re looking for an intelligent and loyal guard dog, the Pit Shepherd is a great choice. However, keep in mind that these dogs are best left to experienced pet owners because they’re a bit temperamental. They’re also not the best around kids because they don’t have a ton of patience.


14. Bully Pit (Pit Bull x Bull Dog)

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There are few dogs with as much of a size variance as Bully Pits. They can weigh as little as 40 pounds, but on the larger side, they can get up to 100 pounds! They’re high-energy dogs that require at least an hour of activity a day and often more.

While they have a more fierce appearance, they’re incredibly gentle and loving dogs, making them an excellent choice for families.


15. Sharpull (Pit Bull x Shar Pei)

Sharpulls are a relatively new mix, and they have a wide variance in both appearance and temperament. What you’re sure to get is an independent and stubborn dog, though they can be trainable with persistence.

These dogs are relatively low maintenance, even though they shed a decent amount. They’re loyal and intelligent, so it’s not hard to see why they’re so loved.


16. Chow Pit (Pit Bull x Chow Chow)

With a Chow Pit, you can either get the outgoing and loyal temperament of the Pit Bull, or you can get the shy and wary outlook of the Chow Chow. It’s impossible to know what you’re going to get ahead of time, making it extremely important to get to know the dog instead of relying on general breed information.


17. Aussie Pit (Pit Bull x Australian Shepherd)

Australian Shepherds are extremely intelligent and loyal dogs. No matter which breed your Aussie Pit takes after, you’re getting a faithful and intelligent dog. However, they’re also extremely high-energy and do best with plenty of room to roam.


18. Pitweiler (Pit Bull x Rottweiler)

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Pitweilers make excellent guard dogs, but they do have a bit of a stubborn streak. Therefore, it’s best if you leave Pitweilers to experienced pet owners. These dogs can weigh up to 100 pounds, making them both fearsome and lovable. They’re extremely smart, though, so once you get past the stubborn streak, they’re relatively easy to train.


19. Boston Pit (Pit Bull x Boston Terrier)

Whether you have a family or live by yourself, a Boston Pit is a great choice. However, they do need plenty of exercise, although they can adapt to apartment living. Just keep in mind that if you’re living in an apartment, you will need to spend even more time on walks and getting them out.


20. Pitmation (Pit Bull x Dalmatian)

A gorgeous but temperamental dog is the Pitmation. They require a firm hand when training, so it’s best to leave them to experienced owners. Still, they’re extremely loyal and excellent guard dogs if you can take the time to train them.


21. Mastibull (Pit Bull x Mastiff)

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Do you think that other Pit Bull mixes are big? Wait till you check out the Mastibull. These lovable giants can weigh over 150 pounds! They love their families and do great with kids, but you need to be careful with very small kids because of a Mastibull’s large size.

Keep in mind that just because they’re large, that doesn’t mean they don’t need plenty of exercise. They need a great deal of time and space to roam, so make sure you have some land for them to explore.


22. Doberman Pit (Pit Bull x Doberman)

Few pups look as regal as the Doberman Pit. But underneath that regal appearance is a high-energy dog that doesn’t like training. While you can get through to them with persistence and a steady hand, know that with a Doberman Pit, you’re getting a tough dog to train.

Not only are these dogs stubborn, but they’re also extremely smart. Don’t think that you’re going to outsmart this dog easily in the training process.

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Final Thoughts

Despite the unfair bad rap that many Pit Bulls get, they’re incredibly loyal and loving dogs that are great with families. With so many outstanding traits, it’s no wonder that pet owners are breeding them with various breeds to retain all the perfect traits of the Pit Bull.

But like any breed, training and knowledge are essential, so take the time to do your homework and know what you’re getting before adopting any pup!


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Nicole Cosgrove

Nicole is the proud mom of Baby, a Burmese cat and Rosa, a New Zealand Huntaway. A Canadian expat, Nicole now lives on a lush forest property with her Kiwi husband in New Zealand. She has a strong love for all animals of all shapes and sizes (and particularly loves a good interspecies friendship) and wants to share her animal knowledge and other experts' knowledge with pet lovers across the globe.

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