The English Bulldog mix with Pitbull is a medium-sized hybrid that is created by crossing the brave Pitbull and the playful English Bulldog. The mixed-breed inherits some of the finest traits from both parents resulting in a loyal and playful pooch that is courageous and eager to please.
A Pitbull Bulldog mix has become one of the most sought-after crosses just like its parents due to the sweet temperaments of the parents. While both parents of this mix have a rough fighting past, this crossbreed with a charming unique appearance is sweet, calm, and very affectionate. Does it sound like a mix you want to add to your family as a pet or companion?
Before you scream yes in admiration, dog ownership, including mixed breed, requires you to understand what they expect from you. This way, you and your pet are going to get along just fine.
In this article, we have reviewed everything you need to about an English Bulldog mix with Pitbull. From temperament to appearance, exercise, grooming, training, health, lifespan, and cost, this guide has every inch covered. Continue reading.
What is a Pitbull English Bulldog mix called?
A Pitbull English Bulldog mix is commonly known as the American Bully, while others will call it a Bullypit. You will also hear other enthusiasts call this cross an Olde Pit Bulldogge, but the name is less common.
Pitbull Bulldog mix puppy
Like both parents, Pitbull and English Bulldog mix puppies are very active and this continues even when they are adults. So, they will require adequate exercise to keep them fit and healthy, but not too much as their bones and joints are not well-formed and strong yet.
Your mixed breed pup should eat a puppy diet that is formulated for medium-sized dogs to support healthy growth. Make sure your Bulldog Pitbull mix puppy diet contains high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids and glucosamine to help promote the growth of strong bones and prevent hip dysplasia as they grow.
Check out these cute English Bulldog mix with Pitbull puppy pictures:
|Size||up to 16 inches|
|Weight||up to 45 lbs.|
|Lifespan||12 to 14 years|
|Grooming||Moderately throughout the year; twice during the shedding season|
|Temperament||Gentle, sweet-natured, and affectionate & great with kids|
|Coat||Short, smooth & straight|
|Coat Colors||Golden, fawn, chocolate, tan, yellow, blue, gray, cream, white, brown & black|
History of the Breed
As with most crossbreeds, the actual origin of the Pitbull English Bulldog mix is not clear. Most of these dogs are thought to have existed naturally somehow or as a result of accidental breeding. Designer dog breeds, however, have been here for 2 to 3 decades now when breeders started to mix two purebreds on purpose. Therefore, we expect this mix to have been intentionally bred around this time.
To understand more about the English Bulldog mix with Pitbull, let us have a quick look at their parents. Shall we?
The English Bulldog – Also known as the British Bulldog, the English Bulldog has its roots in England and was first created to help butchers control livestock. This dog breed is described by a brawny, heavy stature, a wrinkled face, and a typical pushed-in nose. Bulldogs were also used in dog sports like dog fighting and bull-baiting and this unfortunate past has followed them to date. Today’s English Bulldogs retain a brave and willful nature but are friendly, calm, and sociable.
The British Bulldogs are not the smartest dogs when it comes to obedience and work intelligence and having a stubborn streak makes them rather hard to train. Check out this article about owning a Bulldog. This dog breed was recognized by the AKC in 1886 and the club accepts all the colors it comes with. When properly trained, they make superb family pets and loyal companions.
The English Bulldog has a life expectancy of 8 to 10 years but is faced with very many health problems. Common health issues in English Bulldogs include hip dysplasia, cherry eye, cardiac & respiratory disease, and they are prone to overheating problems, and a high risk of drowning, among others.
The Pitbull – Yet another popular dog, this breed’s history traces back to the 1800s in the United Kingdom and are the descendants of the above English Bulldog. The breed was first developed for use in dog sports such as the cruel bull-baiting and then dogfighting. While these dogs are not recognized as a breed by the AKC, the UKC and ADBA kennel clubs accept it.
The Pitbull we now know is the American Pit Bull Terrier (ABPT) and is more friendly, smart, affectionate, and obedient although still retains its bravery and stubborn nature. People also love them for being clownish and gentle, some of the reasons they are great family pets. The ABPT is considered to be average to above-average pooches and is easy to train in obedience and work. Due to their past, however, they are banned in most places.
Pitbulls have a life expectancy of 8 to 15 years but are prone to health problems such as kneecap dislocation, hip dysplasia, and degenerative myopathy. Other possible health issues include skin problems, thyroid, and congenital heart defects.
Like with most hybrids, it would be hard to predict what your English Bulldog mix with Pitbull will look like. These pups can inherit a unique resemblance of both parents while some will take after one parent more. Waiting until they are fully grown at 14 months old is the best way to tell their appearance.
That being said, expect your American Bully to be a medium-sized pooch that stands approx. 16 inches at the shoulders with a weight of around 45 lbs. Like its parents, this mix is strong and compact with a broad, large head and jaw and their snout might be long or short. The ears are small and half-pricked, a thick neck, long and slightly hocked legs, plus a Pitbull smile.
The English Bulldog Pitbull mix’s coat is short, smooth, and straight, and will either come in a solid color or several color patterns. Colors include golden, fawn, chocolate, tan, yellow, blue, gray, cream, white, brown, and black. Its coat sheds notoriously at least twice a year, so they are not considered hypoallergenic.
Temperament and Characteristics
Predicting the English Bulldog Pitbull mix temperament is tricky since they can inherit traits of either or both parents. However, they are not aggressive as many people may think due to the ancestry of both parents. The American Bully is gentle, sweet-natured, and affectionate with an eagerness to please its owner all the time. The mix is also very good with children which makes them superb family dogs.
The American Bully has a protective nature that will keep your little ones safe even when you are away from home. However, achieving this level of politeness will require you to train your mix how to behave around your kids, and your kids how to treat them. With early socialization, this crossbreed will be good and welcoming to strangers. Sounds like a mix you want so far.
Be careful, however, if you have cats or other small pets at home because this mixed breed can be rather aggressive to them. While early socialization may help them live well together, you need to supervise their interaction.
If you want your English Bulldog Pitbull mix to be a guard dog that distinguishes a stranger from an intruder, introduce guard dog training. These pups have an easy-going personality and although they love being with the family, they are not separation anxious.
Ease of Training
While the English Bulldog mix with Pitbull is highly intelligent, training them can be a little hard due to their stubborn streak. However, they will respond best to positive reinforcement. Since the American Bully is eager to please you, make sure you this advantage to create a strong bond with them and your family. They will reciprocate well to training with someone they are used to.
This crossbreed has a strong tendency to chew. Therefore, you need to buy them durable toys that they can play with and make sure that you teach them what not to chew.
When training, teach your canine buddy not to pull the leash since this is behavior they are known for. This will make your American Bully disciplined and safe even when you are walking around town, in the dog park, or anywhere outdoors.
Due to the disparity in energy levels between the parents, expect your English Bulldog mix with Pitbull to have between high and medium-low energy levels. Some pooches can, however, take after either parent which means their exercise requirements will differ significantly.
Typically, your American Bully needs to exercise 30 to 45 minutes on average each day. Make sure they engage in a range of activities such as walks, jogs, and runs to burn excess energy and keep fit. In addition, some English Bulldog Pitbull mixes will love swimming. If they exhibit such traits, let them enjoy swimming in dog pools during a day out. But if they dislike it or fear water, just let them exercise in your fenced yard adequately.
This video on exercises that you can give your American Bully really caught our attention;
Because this mix is smart, they will need mental stimulation, or their strong chewing tendency will manifest. That is the last thing you want, right? Therefore, invest in sturdy toys that will keep their mouths busy. If you exercise them adequately, they will not be bored so no chewing.
As mentioned earlier, the English Bulldog mix with Pitbull has moderate to high energy levels. Therefore, they need to eat well and get anywhere between 1,000 to 1,700 calories per day. Make sure you feed them high-quality dog food that is formulated for medium-sized pooches. An ideal diet for the American Bully needs to have approx. 25% protein and 20% fat.
When feeding your mix, break the required number of cups into two servings per day. If you are unsure about which or how much to feed your English Bulldog Pitbull mix, talk to your vet.
Typically, all designer dogs have better health than their parents. However, there are some health conditions that they might inherit which is why you should take them for regular vet checkups.
Serious health issues in the English Bulldog mix with Pitbull include hip dysplasia, respiratory issues, hypothyroidism, and congenital heart defects. They are also susceptible to minor health conditions such as skin problems and overheating.
A healthy English Bulldog mix with Pitbull has a lifespan of 12 to 14 years.
How to Care for them
The best way to boost the quality of life in your American Bully is by feeding them the correct diet that meets their nutritional needs. In addition, you should never skip scheduled vet visits and make sure your mix gets adequate exercise. After that, groom them properly.
English Bulldog Pitbull mixes have a coat that sheds moderately year-round and heavily twice during the shedding season. Therefore, brushing your mix’s coat once or twice a week is advised to keep them looking great and in optimal health. Bathing once a month is enough for this mix unless they get very dirty to be ignored.
Your American Bully’s ears and eyes need to be checked often for any indications of discharge or infection. For optimal health, wipe them under the eyes using a wet washcloth daily. Their nails should be trimmed as needed before they outgrow and start scratching the floor.
Lastly, make sure that you brush your English Bulldog Pitbull mix teeth every day or at least twice or thrice a week to give them the best oral health.
Cost: Pitbull English Bulldog mix price
Are you looking for English Bulldog mixed with Pitbull for sale? Expect to spend anywhere between $500 and $1,500 when buying from a reputable and responsible breeder.
Instead of waiting for the pup to be delivered to you, we advise that go to the breeder’s location and ask to see the health records of the parents as well as the breeding environment. This will give you an idea of the American Bully you are bringing home.
Where to Adopt
If you prefer to save an English Bulldog mix with Pitbull, adoption is the best thing to do. You can begin by asking in your local shelter or checking with rescue organizations.
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Hi there! My name is Alex Landy, one of the co-founders here at Our Pets HQ and a parent to a small-breed Yorkie. I am a published author of two books on dog breeding and currently write on various pet-related blogs about caring for dogs. I am a parent of two daughters and live outside Boston where I spend a lot of time with family and serve in different breeding clubs. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org