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Pitbull Bulldog Mix
Cheerful and Protective

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Pitbull Bulldog Mix

The Bullypit is a mixed breed the result of crossing an American Bulldog with an American Pit Bull. She is sometimes just referred to as a Pitbull Bulldog Mix. She is a talented dog for guarding, agility, watchdog, obedience, jogging, tracking and competitive obedience. She is a medium to large sized dog who should live between 10 to 13 years. The Bullypit has a cheerful personality and is quite protective of his owners and family.

To sum up this is not a dog to fear, she does not have to be aggressive or out of control. There are some dogs like that but often that is down to irresponsible breeding, poor ownership and a lack of socialization and training. If you have the time she needs you will have yourself a great dog who will be protective, cheerful, loyal and loving.

Here is the Bullypit at a Glance
Other Names American Bulldog and American Pit Bull Terrier Hybrid Dog,Pitbull Bulldog mix,Bulldog Pitbull mix
Average height 20 to 24 inches
Average weight 40 to 80 pounds
Coat type Short, fine, slick
Hypoallergenic? No
Grooming Needs Low to moderate
Shedding Low to moderate
Brushing Two to three times a week unless shedding more heavily, then do daily
Touchiness Moderately sensitive
Tolerant to Solitude? Low to moderate
Barking Occasional
Tolerance to Heat Moderate
Tolerance to Cold Low to moderate
Good Family Pet? Good to very good
Good with Children? Good to very good with socializationones
Good with other Dogs? Low to moderate - needs socialization
Good with other Pets? Moderate to good - needs socialization
A roamer or Wanderer? Anything from low to high!
A Good Apartment Dweller? Can adapt but needs lots of time outside and room to play
Good Pet for new Owner? Moderate to good - preferably needs owner with experience
Trainability Moderately difficult - must be the pack leader
Exercise Needs Quite active
Tendency to get Fat Fairly high
Major Health Concerns Hypothyroidism, heart disease, eye problems,
Other Health Concerns Hip dysplasia, allergies, reverse sneezing
Life Span 10 to 13 years
Average new Puppy Price $250 to $2000
Average Annual Medical Expense $485 to $600
Average Annual Non-Medical Expense $510 to $650
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Where does the Bullypit come from?

The Bullypit is a designer dog, created probably in the last 30 years. Designer dogs covers the large number of mixed breeds being deliberately created nowadays. Most are a mix of two purebreds though not all. Most have a name that blends those parent's names in some way. Sadly many are created with no thought, purpose or care by money making greedy irresponsible breeders and puppy mills. For that reason there are a lot of negative criticisms of these dogs. However some are being done with thought and care so try to find a good breeder if this the dog you really want. We do not know really when, where or why the Bullypit was first bred. So at the moment all we can do is look at the parents to have a guideline of what goes in to the mix. Please keep in mind no matter what the breeder promises you there are no guarantees with most designer dogs when it comes to what traits or looks they inherit from each parent. Even litter mates can be very different.

The American Bulldog

In England up until 1835 a popular spectator sport was bear and bull baiting. Dogs were bred and used to bait these animals and then later became dogs fighters when that was banned. This meant they were bred to be aggressive, courageous, tenacious. But they were also bred to never bite their handlers so that the humans involved did not have to worry about being attacked. When they were brought to America they were used on farms to hunt game and to guard the property. They were bred to be larger too. Breeders also focused on developing a dog who remained strong and courageous but was also family friendly and gentle.

Today we see their success. The dog when he comes from a good breeder, is confident, alert, friendly, courageous, and very loyal and affectionate. This dog too would happily try to be lap dog despite his size. He will protect you and his family if there is something putting them at risk.

The American Pit Bull Terrier

In England up until 1835 a popular spectator sport was bear and bull baiting. Dogs were bred and used to bait these animals and then later became dogs fighters when that was banned. This meant they were bred to be aggressive, courageous, tenacious. But they were also bred to never bite their handlers. In America they were used on farms to hunt game and to guard the property. They were bred to be larger too. Breeders also focused on developing a dog who remained strong and courageous but was also family friendly and gentle.

Today we see their success. The dog when he comes from a good breeder, is confident, alert, friendly, courageous, and very loyal and affectionate. This dog too would happily try to be lap dog despite his size. He will protect you and his family if there is something putting them at risk.

Temperament

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When looking at a well trained and socialized Bullypit you will find a dog who is protective, reserved with strangers and other dogs, but a great family dog who is cheerful and loving. She should not be aggressive but in fact can be very sweet. She loves to have fun, needs lots of attention and is very brave and loyal. Sometimes she will be quite entertaining with her antics but at the same time she is a good watchdog and guard dog. She is quite energetic so will need lots of play and so on.

What does the Bullypit look like

She is a medium to large dog weighing 40 to 80 pounds and standing 20 to 24 inches tall. She has floppy or rosebud ears, a black nose, broad head and a muzzle that is short. Her body is thick and strong and her tail is long and tapered. Her coat is short and fine and comes in colors such as black, tan, red, yellow, gray, golden, cream and white.

Training and Exercise Needs

How active does the Bullypit need to be?

She is quite active so needs a lot of activity each day to stay well behaved, happy and healthy. Included with that should be some mental exercises also. She would be best with owners who enjoy being outside and active themselves, jogging, running, long walks and so on. Visits to the dog park would also be a good idea as long as socialization has occurred and she is well trained.

Does she train quickly?

She is moderately difficult to train as she can be dominant and needs firm handling and ideally experience. You need to be consistent and positive in your approach. Daily sessions are important. You should start early socialization and training as soon as you have her. Weak owners will struggle to establish themselves as pack leader and will have a dog who rules which means you could have behavioral and aggression issues.

Living with a Bullypit

How much grooming is needed?

She sheds low to average amounts but it can increase during the seasons for shedding. Brushing should be done two or three times a week when she is not shedding too heavily, or daily is she is. You may need to clean up after her and deal with hair elsewhere like the furnishings. Because her coat is short and smooth you can use a damp washcloth and wipe her down now and then, it will help remove loose hairs as well as keep her clean. A bath can be just for when she is especially dirty. You will need to brush her teeth two to three times a week, check and wipe her ears clean once a week and then clip her nails or have them done at a groomers when they get too long.

What is she like with children and other animals?

For the Bullypit to be a well rounded dog who is able to be social, get on with other animals and dogs and be trustworthy with children she needs the training and socialization early on as mentioned above. When that happens she is good with children, playful and affectionate and sweet. She does have a tendency towards aggression when it comes to other dogs, and her instincts tell her to chase small pets. With enough socialization and training from an experienced owner she can overcome those traits.

General information

She will bark occasionally and should be fed at least 2 1/2 to 4 cups of high quality dry dog food a day, divided into a minimum of two meals. She is best suited to climates that are moderate. She does not easily handle very warm or very cold as her thin coat does not offer much protection.

Health Concerns

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Because of her thin coat as mentioned before she will need sunscreen if out and it is too hot otherwise she can burn. There are health issues the parents are more at risk of that can be passed down to any offspring. For this dog it includes Hypothyroidism, heart disease, eye problems, hip dysplasia, allergies and reverse sneezing.

Costs involved in owning a Bullypit

Puppies can cost anywhere between $250 to $2000. You also need her to have a collar and leash, a crate and other basic essential items for $160 to $200. She will need to be dewormed, micro chipped, spayed, vaccinated and have blood tests done. Those costs come to $290 to $320. Yearly basic medical costs come to between $485 to $600 which is for vaccinations, check ups, pet insurance and flea prevention. Yearly costs for other basics such as food, license, toys, training and treats come to between $510 to $650.

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