Is there a Pitbull Poodle mix? Yes, the Pitbull mix with Poodle is an infrequent cross that can come from any breed of the Pit bulls and any of the 3 variations of the Poodle. And if you are wondering whether the crossbreed can make an ideal companion for you, you are not far from the truth.
This designer dog inherits distinct qualities from both parents that make it an active, family-oriented pooch. It is a fascinating mixed breed and today we tell you everything you need to know before you decide to take them home with you.
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What is a Pitbull Poodle mix called?
The Pitbull Poodle mix dog is also known as the Pit Boodle or Boodle. Others also use the name Pitbull Poo, Pitdoodle, and Pitty Poo.
History of the Breed
Although designer dogs have recently become increasingly popular, very little is known about the modern mix-breeds like the Pit Boodle. The best way to understand this Pitbull Poodle mix better is by looking at the parents.
So, what do we know about the parents of the Pit Boodle?
The Pitbull – This is one of the most misunderstood dog breeds that people misjudge for its past and lineage. It was bred from Old English Bulldogs for a nasty blood sport known as bull baiting where they would fight to the death. When it made its way to North America in the 1800s, it became a working dog, a guard dog, and later a companion.
Pitbulls are loyal and affectionate towards their family or owners and are very devoted to please. This temperament makes them a good family dog. The AKC is yet to recognize Pitbulls as a breed, but it is documented by the UKC.
Male Pitbulls usually stand 18 to 21 inches in height and weigh around 35 to 60 lbs. while females are 17 to 20 inches tall with a weight of 30 to 50 lbs. They have a lifespan of 8 to 15 years. Pitbulls are prone to health issues like hip dysplasia, allergies, knee dislocation, and skin problems.
The Poodle – Originally from Germany, this dog breed has some interesting theories regarding its origins. They were bred for use as hunting dogs and duck retrievers since they were owned by the wealthy folks and families that hunted fowls. The breed is still for the rich and famous.
Poodles are fun, lively, smart, instinctual, alert, and trainable which is a personality that makes them trainable and excellent family pets. The AKC considers all poodles the same breed which them eligible for registration. The standard Poodle was recognized in 1887.
Toy Poodles stand 10 inches and weigh 6 to 9 lbs., Miniature Poodles are 11 to 15 inches and weigh 15 to 17 lbs., and the Standard Poodles are 15 to 22 inches with a weight of 45 to 70 lbs. for males and 45 to 60 lbs. for females. They are prone to some health issues such as hip dysplasia, bloat, thyroid issues, hypoglycemia, epilepsy, and collapsed trachea, among others. They have a lifespan of 12 to 15 years.
|Weight||40 to 70 pounds|
|Height||18 to 24 inches|
|Child-friendly/ Pet-friendly||Very friendly but can be shy|
|Coat Color||Black, fawn, white, tan, brindle, blue, grey, silver, cafe-au-lait, cream & brown|
|Temperament||Intelligent, fearless, active & lively|
|Lifespan||9 to 15 years|
What does a Pitbull and Poodle mix look like?
It is very unpredictable to tell how your full grown Pitbull Poodle mix will be like since both parents are built differently. However, there are those traits that are easy to predict about your Pitty Poo.
If, for instance, your Pit Boodle takes after the Pitbull parent, they will have a muscular physique with a boxy silhouette and may have slightly longer legs. Should they inherit more of the Poodle parent’s traits, they will have a leaner build with long and skinny legs.
The Pitbull Poo will have a thick curly coat like that of the Poodle parent, but it may not be as tight. It is very rare for this mix-breed to inherit the Pitbull parent’s short smooth coat. Their coats come in a range of colors as both solid and patterns.
Check out the pictures of a Pitbull Poodle mix below:
The Pit Poodle is a loyal hybrid that loves human companionship, is playful, and is intelligent which makes them easy to train. Unfortunately, this affection for their owners can make them prone to separation anxiety. In addition, they can develop destructive behaviors if they are idle for long periods.
Another thing you should know about the Pitbull Poodle mix is that they are mistrusting of strangers. This is a characteristic they inherit from both their Poodle and Pitbull parents which means they require early socialization. Be ready to spend time playing with your Pit Poodle.
The mix-breed is also very alert which makes it an adequate watchdog and a great family pet.
The dietary requirements for your Boodle will depend on their size as well as their health, but it should contain low caloric content and more protein. Typically, they will do well with 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dog food divided into small portions or courses. Ensure the food is well formulated and balanced.
The Pit Boodle is susceptible to obesity so make sure that you stick to a particular feeding schedule and amount. Make sure they eat slowly to prevent bloating.
Training & Exercise
One character that makes the Pitbull Poodle mix easier to train is their eagerness to learn. Add their intelligence to this and you will enjoy the sessions. However, they can have a stubborn streak which is why patience is a virtue when it comes to training the mix-breed.
Your Boodle should exercise for at least 45 minutes to 1 hour each day to ensure they are mentally and physically stimulated. Take time to play with them as part of the exercise to prevent boredom as they can become frustrated and develop aggressive behavior.
Make sure your Pit Boodle stays on a leash as they have a high prey drive and can chase other animals. Also, avoid feeding treats in large amounts because they are prone to obesity.
Like most hybrids, the Pitbull Poodle mix tends to be healthier than its parents. However, they are susceptible to health conditions such as hip dysplasia, skin infections, allergies, Addison’s disease, and epilepsy. Others include bloat, obesity, heart disease, and ear infections.
Pit Poodles have a lifespan of between 8 and 15 years.
The Pit Boodle have soft fur just like both parents, so they have moderate grooming needs that are not time-consuming. If they inherit the Pitbull’s coat, occasional brushing is just fine. But if they take after their Poodle parent, you will need to brush them regularly. Generally, brushing your doggie twice or thrice a week is recommended.
Baths should be occasional but clean their ears regularly, brush their teeth regularly, and clip their nails when need be.
Cost and Maintenance
Since the Pit Poodle is a rare mixed breed, the price may vary and so does the sex, the breeder’s location and their reputation, as well as the coat color. Considering all these factors, you should expect a Pitbull Poodle mix for sale to range between $800 and $2,500.
As you would expect, the Pitbull Poodle mix is a relatively high-maintenance mix-breed.
Where to Adopt
You can try your luck to get a Pitbull Poodle mix from your local rescue center or dog shelter. It is cheaper than buying from a breeder as adoption fees can be as little as $50 or more.
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