10 Pitbull Terrier Mix Dogs We Love

Are you considering investing in a Pitbull Terrier Mix?

If so, you’ll want to do plenty of research and understand which type of Pitbull Terrier mix would best fit into your home, family and lifestyle.

And that’s where we come in! Here are 10 Pitbull Terrier mix dogs we love that we think you should learn a little bit more about!


But First, The Pitbull Terrier Mix – What You Should Know About Crossbreeds

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Pitbulls are already Terriers, but there are several types of Pitbulls and numerous breeds of Terriers. This means a Pitbull Terrier Mix can come in multiple combinations.

The Pitbull was (and honestly still is) one of the most controversial dogs in the canine kingdom.

But thanks to a widespread movement towards lifting breed bans, educating the public on the importance of training and socialization, and the increase of popular television shows like Canine Intervention and Pitbulls and Parolees, we now know more than we ever have about our once greatly feared four-legged friends.

We also know that most dogs deemed as Pitbulls are also deemed terriers, and the terrier temperament is certainly a force to be reckoned with. Furthermore, just because a certain mixed breed may make a wonderful companion for the right owner doesn’t mean that the right owner is you.

You should also know that a Pitbull Terrier Mix is not a purebred dog, which is only adding a bit more controversy to this already controversial canine.

That said, crossbreeding has been going on for centuries, and practically every purebred you know and love today hailed from this practice.

But what is crossbreeding?

Crossbreeding is the practice of breeding two specific purebred dogs in the hopes of combining desired traits from each in the offspring. Puppies that come from crossbreeding are sometimes called hybrids, mixed dogs, or even designer dogs.

Although crossbreeding is practically an ancient practice, it is sometimes seen as problematic in today’s society due to the large number of breeders breeding and selling first, second and third generation crossbreeds to the masses.

And while crossbreed dogs have been found to be somewhat healthier than purebred dogs due to what is known as hybrid vigor, they have also been found to be somewhat unpredictable.

Traits like health, temperament and appearance are all left up to chance, especially if your crossbreed dog is an early generation hybrid. Of course, this hasn’t stopped these types of dogs from making a huge splash in the United States.

Some of the most popular designer dogs today are dogs like the Labradoodle, the Maltipoo, or the Goldendoodle – basically poodle mixes. These hybrids are desired for their hypoallergenic coats, family friendly nature and intelligence.

When it comes to crossbreeds like a Pitbull Terrier mix, the traits are going to be a bit different. In order to understand what you’ll be getting out of a Pitbull Terrier Mix, we must first understand a bit about the basic Pitbull and Terrier temperaments.

What You Should Know About Pitbulls

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The term “Pitbull” is an umbrella term used to describe a number of Pitbull types.

There are several types of Pitbulls, and the term Pitbull has been widely and loosely used to describe dogs that may or may not fall under the Pitbull category.

A true pitbull, according to experts, is a dog that is the descendant of Bulldogs and Terrier mixes. In essence, Pitbulls themselves are actually crossbreeds. Of course, there are a number of bulldogs and loads of terriers, which means the umbrella term for Pitbull covers a long list of dogs that could be considered as such.

The basic description of a Pitbull, however, remains the same. These dogs tend to have short, smooth coats, boxy heads, and devoted, intelligent, and energetic temperaments.

In spite of years of discriminatinon, recent studies have found that Pitbulls were deemed some of the less aggressive dogs in comparison with other breeds. It is not their temperament that makes them dangerous, as some might speculate, but instead their jaw strength. It is true that Pitbull dogs have some of the strongest dog bites in the canine kingdom.

What You Should Know About Terriers

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Like the term “Pitbull”, the term “Terrier” is also an umbrella term.

According to the American Kennel Club, there are 33 types of Terriers considered true Terriers in the US. The United Kennel Club lists 44 types of Terriers considered true Terriers, which combined means there are a lot of Terriers in the world to contend with.

The Pitbull group is a group that does fall underneath the Terrier umbrella, so when you’re considering a Pitbull Terrier Mix, you’ll be doubling up on that Terrier temperament. This isn’t something to scoff at.

Terrier dogs are very popular thanks to their tenacity, curiosity, playful energy and micheveaiousness nature. Many Terriers also have a high prey drive and are fearless to a fault. These types of dogs require lots of time, attention and training to ensure they are well mannered and behaved, though when raised properly they make some of the most steadfast companion dogs.

A Pitbull Terrier mix offers an owner a double whammy of Terrier with a sprinkle of Bulldog, so you’re likely going to wind up with a high energy dog that is devoted, playful and somewhat mischievous.

Of course, other temperamental traits will vary depending on the types of Pitbulls and types of Terriers your dog is a cross between.

Now, are you ready to fall in love with some adorable Pitbull Terrier Mix dogs? Then keep reading!

1. The Pitbull Bull Terrier Mix

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The Pitbull Bull Terrier mix is one of the more well known Pitbull Terrier mixes.

Height: 17 to 22 Inches

Weight: 55 to 70 Pounds

Temperament: Devoted, Intelligent, Confident, Playful, Mischievous

Lifespan: 12 to 16 Years

Health Issues: Kidney Problems, Heart Issues, Patella Luxation, Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Dysplasia, Deafness, Thyroid Issues, Allergies, Bloat, and Cerebellar Ataxia

Best Suited For: Experienced Dog Owners

Crossbreed Overview:

Both the Pitbull and the Bull Terrier come with their share of controversial baggage due to their history in blood sports. The Bull Terrier also falls under the umbrella of a Pitbull. However, Pitbull Bull Terrier mix dogs are known to make loving companions to the right owner when responsibly raised. A Pitbull Terrier mix like the Pitbull Bull Terrier hybrid will make a wonderful and friendly family companion so long as he is properly raised, trained and socialized.

This is a mixed breed that will need plenty of routine exercise each and every day, and who will become very bonded to his people. He is eager to please and easy to train, though he can have a stubborn streak.

Use patience with this Pitbull Terrier mix and positive reinforcement techniques like treats and praise to get the most out of him during training.

2. The Pitbull Boston Terrier Mix (The Boston Pit)

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The Pitbull Boston Terrier mix is a family friendly dog with a playful personality.

Height: 17 to 19 Inches

Weight: 30 to 60 Pounds

Temperament: Social, Friendly. Loyal, Mild-Mannered, Sweet

Lifespan: 10 to 15 Years

Health Issues: Bloat, Actinic Keratosis, Allergies, Cancer, Cataracts, Hip Dysplasia, Congenital Heart Disease, Von Willebrand’s Disease, and Congenital Heart Disease

Best Suited For: Experienced Dog Owners, Owners Wit A Flexible Schedule

Crossbreed Overview:

The Boston Terrier Pitbull Mix, sometimes referred to as the Boxer Pit, is a popular hybrid and one of the most well known when it comes to Pitbull Terrier mix dogs on this list. A cross between the beloved and family friendly Boston Terrier and the devoted Pitbull, this is a dog that is sure to be playful, affectionate and mild-mannered.

The Boston Pit is a people-oriented dog, and he becomes very attached to his family. He requires socialization at an early age and consistent training, exercise and mental stimulation each and every day to ensure he is happy and healthy.

Because the Boston Pit can be prone to a number of diet related health issues like Bloat and allergies, it’s especially important that he is on a quality dog food specified for his age, weight and activity level.

3. The Pitbull Jack Russell Terrier Mix (The Jack Pit)

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The Jack Pit can range in size and comes in lots of color varieties.

Height: 15 to 18 Inches

Weight: 30 to 50 Pounds

Temperament: Affectionate, Comedic, Energetic, Devoted

Lifespan: 10 to 15 Years

Health Issues: Seizures, Bloat, Hip Dysplasia, Diabetes, and Patella Luxation

Best Suited For: Active Families, Experienced Dog Owners, Families With Flexible Schedules

Crossbreed Overview:

Also known as a Jack Pit, the Jack Russell Pitubll Terrier Mix is a combination of intelligence, mischievousness, and insane comedic timing. Jack Russells are known for their clever nature, but so are Pitbulls, which means this dog comes with a two-fold level of brain power. Both Jack Russells and Pitbulls are high energy dogs, so your Pitbull Terrier Mix is going to do best with active, committed families who enjoy being outdoors.

This dog will also require routine training and mental stimulation as well as plenty of exercise, otherwise the Jack Russell Pitbull Terrier Mix can be prone to anxiety, depression and destructive behaviors.

4. The Pitbull Airedale Terrier Mix

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One of the more unique mix dogs on this list is the Pitbull Airedale Terrier mix.

Height: 18 to 23 Inches

Weight: 35 to 65 Pounds

Temperament: Intelligent, Energetic, Friendly, Courageous

Lifespan: 10 to 15 Years

Health Issues: Bloat, Hip Dysplasia, Allergies, Hypothyroidism, Colon Disease, and Heart Issues

Best Suited For: Experienced and Active Dog Owners, Dog Owners With Lots of Space

Crossbreed Overview:

The Airedale Terrier, sometimes known as the King of Terriers, and the Pitbull make a unique Pitbull Terrier mix you’re not likely to see much of. That said, this hybrid makes for an intelligent, devoted and friendly companion when properly raised and socialized.

Both the Airedale Terrier and the Pitbull are known for their energetic nature, courage and devotion, so this hybrid dog is best suited for an active, experienced dog owner and in a home where he has lots of space to run and play freely.

An Airedale Terrier Pitbull Mix is also going to vary greatly in size and appearance, perhaps more so than the other Pitbull Terrier mix dogs on this list, especially as the Airedale Terrier has a unique wiry coat while Pitbull Terriers are known to have short, smooth coats that come in a variety of colors.

5. The Pitbull Yorkshire Terrier Mix

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The Pitbull Yorkie combo seems like a super bizarre Pitbull Terrier mix, but it’s possible!

Height: Small To Medium

Weight: Small to Medium

Temperament: Intelligent, Courageous, Devoted, Mischievous

Lifespan: 10 to 15 Years

Health Issues: Allergies, Hip Dysplasia, Collapsed Trachea, Bloat, Heart Issues

Best Suited For: Active Families, Families with Flexible Schedules

Crossbreed Overview:

Another Pitbull Terrier Mix breed that you’re not likely to see much of and whose appearance could vary greatly is the Pitbull Yorkshire Terrier mix. While this combination does seem odd, it’s totally possible.

Typically, a Pitbull Yorkshire Terrier mix is not a common type of mix, and the resulting puppies can vary in size, color and coat type. This is why it can be difficult to determine their exact weight and height.

Depending on the generation of Yorkie Pitbull Terrier Mix you come across, your dog could have a hypaollergenic coat, which is always a plus for anyone suffering from allergies.

In general, Pitbull Yorkie mix dogs are bright, intelligent, courageous and devoted. They can do well in families with older children and other dogs, so long as they are properly trained and socialized at an early age.

6. The Pitbull Wheaten Terrier Mix (The Bully Wheaten)

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We’re trying not to be biased but the Wheaten Pitbull mix might be one of our favorites on this list.

Height: 13 to 20 Inches

Weight: Up to 50 Pounds

Temperament: Gentle, Affectionate, Playful, Energetic

Lifespan: 10 to 15 Years

Health Issues: Allergies, Hip Dysplasia, Protein Losing Nephropathy, Protein-Losing Enteropathy, Addison’s Disease, Bloat, and Heart Issues

Best Suited For: Active Families with Older Children

Crossbreed Overview:

The Wheaten Terrier Pitbull Mix is an adorable hybrid dog that does well in active families with older children. Though he is known to be a gentle and loving dog, this dog is also high energy, and this energy could be overwhelming for some and especially for smaller children who could accidentally be knocked down by this playful pup.

Otherwise, A Wheaten Pitbull Terrier Mix makes a wonderful and family friendly companion. He does relatively well with more novice dog owners who are committed to research, training and socialization.

This is also a very family oriented dog who is best suited for homes with large yards and owners who have a flexible schedule.

7. The Pitbull Wire Fox Terrier Mix

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This Pitbull Terrier mix is another unique combination you may not see very much of.

Height: 14 to 18 Inches

Weight: 20 to 40 Pounds

Temperament: Bold, Fearless, Alert, Friendly, Energetic, Devoted

Lifespan: 12 to 15 Years

Health Issues: Bloat, Allergies, Patella Luxation, Cataracts, Elbow Dysplasia, hip Dysplasia, Wobblers Gait, Glaucoma, Heart Issues and Lens Luxation

Best Suited For: Active Families, Experienced Dog Owners, Owners With Lots of Space

Crossbreed Overview:

Though a smaller Pitbull Terrier Mix, the Pitbull Wire Fox Terrier crossbreed is a friendly and outgoing dog with lots of energy. What he lacks in size he makes up for in stamina, and this little Pitbull Terrier Mix is a crossbreed that is going to do best in homes with large, securely fenced in yards where he can run and play freely.

This is also a highly intelligent dog, and he can be prone to anxiety, depression and destructive behaviors if his mental and physical stimulation needs are not met.

The ideal family for a Wire Fox Terrier Pitbull Terrier mix is going to be an active family with older children and lots of space.

8. The Pitbull Cairn Terrier Mix

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The Pitbull Cairn Terrier makes a cute combination, though some of his traits will be unpredictable.

Height: Small to Medium

Weight: Small To Medium

Temperament: Happy, Athletic, intelligent, Fearless, Assertive, Confident

Lifespan: 12 to 15 Years

Health Issues: Heart Issues, Hip Dysplasia, Bloat, Allergies, Cataracts, Corneal Dystrophy, Diabetes, Entropion, and Hypothyroidism

Best Suited For: Experienced Dog Owners, Owners With A Flexible Schedule

Crossbreed Overview:

Like the Yorkie Pitbull Terrier Mix we covered earlier, the Pitbull Cairn Terrier Mix is another unlikely crossbreed that is relatively rare. That said, this hybrid does crop up from time to time and when he does, it’s likely a number of his characteristics are going to be deemed unpredictable.

Due to the large influx in size between a purebred Pitbull and a purebred Cairn Terrier, the size of a Cairn Terrier Pitbull mix is going to vary. This is why determining weight and height can be so complicated.

As far as temperament, the Pitbull Cairn Terrier mix dog is likely to be a friendly, intelligent dog that does best in homes with active owners and families with older children.

9. The Pitbull Bedlington Terrier

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Have you ever seen a Bedlington Terrier Pitbull mix? Chances are you haven’t. These guys are super rare!

Height: 15 to 18 Inches

Weight: 15 to 40 Pounds

Temperament: Intelligent, Alert, Work Oriented, A High Prey Drive

Lifespan: 12 to 15 Years

Health Issues: Allergies, Heart Issues, Bloat, Eye Issues, Retinal Dysplasia, Ear INfections, Ear Inflammation, Copper Toxicosis, and Hip Dysplasia

Best Suited For: Experienced Dog Owners

Crossbreed Overview:

The Bedlington Terrier is yet another incredibly rare Pitbull Terrier Mix breed that we couldn’t resist introducing you to. This unique Terrier combination is a true sight to behold, coming in a variety of colors and even potentially being hypoallergenic.

However, the Bedlington Terrier Pitbull mix is not for the faint of heart. This dog hails from two working breeds and can have a high prey drive. The Bedlington Terrier Pitbull may not be the best dog for families with young children or smaller animals, and he will require plenty of training, socialization, exercise and mental stimulation throughout his lifetime to ensure he grows up happy, healthy and well rounded.

10. The Pitbull Black Russian Terrier

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Black Russian Terriers are bred for protection, so your Pitbull Black Russian Terrier mix should have lots of socialization and training at an early age.

Height: 18 to 28 Inches

Weight: 40 to 100 Pounds

Temperament: Intelligent, Confident, Lively, Protective

Lifespan: 10 to 15 Years

Health Issues: Bloat, Cataracts, Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Allergies, and Heart Issues

Best Suited For: Experienced Dog Owners

Crossbreed Overview:

Last, we have the absolutely incredible Pitbull and Black Russian Terrier mix. This dog can grow to be a whopping 100 plus pounds depending on his parent breeds and genetics, and he is a protective, intelligent dog with working instincts.

The Black Russian Terrier in particular was bred for guarding and work for the police and military. Combine this with a Pitbull’s naturally protective instincts and devotion and you have a true and devoted guard dog at your side.

With that noted, the Black Russian Terrier Pitbull mix is not for the faint of heart. This is a dog that needs constant training, exercise, socialization and companionship, and he will do best with an experienced, active and hands-on dog owner.

Tips On Raising the Happiest, Healthiest Pitbull Terrier Mix Possible

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Experts recommend socialization and training at an early age, regardless of which type of dog or mix you have.

Some of the Pitbull Terrier Mix dogs on our above list are very popular, while others are quite unique. And while we did list 10 of our favorite Pitbull Terrier mix dogs, remember that there are countless other combinations and mixes you can choose from.

The important thing when deciding which dog is right for you is to ensure you do your research. Once you’ve decided which type of Pitbull Terrier mix you want, we recommend you follow the below tips from experts to ensure you obtain and raise the happiest, healthiest Pitbull Terrier Mix possible.

Go Through Reputable Sources

First and foremost, be sure you go through reputable sources. Whether you go through a shelter or a breeder, there are going to be fees. Typically, breeders are going to be more costly, while rescuing a Pitbull Terrier Mix is less expensive.

There are pros and cons to going either direction when looking to obtain a Pitbull Terrier mix, and the route that is right for you will depend on your unique situation.

That said, we do recommend you go through sources you trust. Avoid backyard breeders, online sellers, and unqualified or uncertified breeders that are practically giving puppies away or selling puppies at an astronomical price.

Make Sure Your Pitbull Terrier Mix Is On A Healthy Diet

Although mixed breeds in general have the added health benefits of hybrid vigor, they can still be susceptible to a number of the same health issues as their parent breeds. For the Pitbull Terrier Mix, a few of these health issues are food related.

Because so many of the Pitbull Terrier mix dogs on our list above can be prone to suffering from food issues like Bloat and allergies, we recommend a high quality dog food free of chicken.

Blue Buffalo Wilderness High Protein Dog Food

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Poultry has been found to be one of the leading causes in food related allergies for dogs, which is why we like Blue Buffalo Wilderness above with red meat only. We also like that this dog food is specified for large breed dogs and is made with real meat protein, carbs, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and is also a good source of water.

It is free of any additives that might exacerbate food allergies or issues in your Pitbull Terrier mix like corn, soy, wheat, gluton, byproducts or artificial flavors and preservatives.

Keep Up With Routine Vet Exams

Ensure your Pitbull Terrier Mix is healthy by making and keeping routine vet appointments. Wellness visits are just as important for our pets as they are for us. Most vets recommend that larger breed dogs like Pitbull Terrier mix dogs should be seen at least once a year until they are seven, and then twice a year after that.

If you’re concerned about affording the medical costs of raising a Pitbull Terrier Mix, you always have the option of considering investing in pet health insurance.

Don’t Forget About Exercise and Mental Stimulation!

Keeping your pet mentally stimulated and exercised does more than just help them have better manners. Ensuring they are physically and mentally sound can help reduce stress and anxiety, which can weaken the immune system.

Improper exercise and mental stimulation can also lead to a number of behavioral issues down the road, so it’s very important not to skip walks or to leave your Pitbull Terrier Mix alone for too many hours during the day.

2 Hounds No Pull Freedom Dog Harness

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Because most Pitbull Terrier Mix dogs are high energy and athletic, they could tend to pull on walks. Instead of using aversive equipment that may be dangerous or harmful like prong collars and choke chains, we recommend using harnesses that reduce pulling safely.

The above dog harness by 2 Hounds is a no pull harness that redirects your dog back to you by clipping both in the front and the back. This not only keeps pulling at a minimum when on walks, but it also helps you maintain better control over your pitbull Terrier mix.

And that’s it, folks – those are our 10 Pitbull Terrier Mix dogs we love. Now we want to hear from you. Are you head over heels for any of those above mixed breeds? Let us know what you think about the dogs we chose in the comment section below.

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