Bullypit

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40-55 lbs
21-24"
United States
American Bulldog
American Pit Bull Terrier
American Bully, Bully Pitbull, Pitbull Bully

The Bullypit is a combination of the American Bulldog and the American Pit Bull Terrier. The result is usually a large dog with short, glossy coat that comes in many colors such as brown, chocolate, black, and white. They are muscular, stocky, with small pointy ears and a large grin. They are friendly for the most part, make good family pets, and fierce guard dogs. Bullypits are intelligent and moderately easy to train because they strive to make their owners happy. However, they need consistency and positive discipline. This breed is confident and self-assured so they respond best to someone who has the same mannerisms.

Purpose
Companion, Guarding
Date of Origin
2005
Ancestry
American Bulldog, American Pit Bull Terrier

Bullypit Health

Average Size
Height: 23-25 inches Weight: 75-100 lbs
Height: 21-24 inches Weight: 40-55 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip And Elbow Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Demodectic Mange
  • Cataract
  • Lysosomal Storage Disease
Occasional Tests
  • Eye
  • Hip
  • Skeletal
  • Skin Scraping
  • X-Rays

Bullypit Breed History

The Bullypit has not been around long enough to have much of a history so it is best to look at the history of the parent breeds. The American Bulldog originated in the United States in the 1700s. They were originally bred to wrangle cattle and bait bulls but the latter was outlawed in 1835. The belief was that the meat of the bull was better if it was baited before butchering. After this was outlawed, some breeders tried to use them as fighting dogs but this was unsuccessful. All American Bulldogs were bred from Johnson, Baily, Scott, or Williamson strains. Today, this breed is usually used as a guard dog or family pet. They are very good at being a guard dog because they are loyal and incredibly fearless. The American Pit Bull Terrier has been around since the 19th century, bred in the United Kingdom by crossing a Bulldog with a Terrier. The reason for this was to produce a dog with the athleticism and strength of a Bulldog with the eagerness of the Terrier. Just like the Bulldog, the American Pit Bull Terrier was originally used in fighting and bull baiting. Unfortunately, the American Pit Bull Terrier has gotten a bad reputation over the years as an aggressive breed but this is not true. They are normally not aggressive with humans or other pets unless they are abused or treated with aggression. This breed is just more brave and competitive than most. The Bullypit is likely to have the same characteristics as both of these breeds because they are so similar.

Bullypit Breed Appearance

The Bullypit has a short, smooth, and glossy coat that can come in almost any color including white, brown, black, and chocolate. They have a large head, short muzzle, large mouth, deep chest, and a strong and firm back. The tail is long and tapered and their legs are short, stocky, and well-defined. They have large feet that are proportionate to their legs. The Bullypit is usually about 25 inches tall and between 50 and 100 pounds, depending on the size of the parent breeds. Their large mouths can sometimes make them look like they are smiling at you and they have a comical expression at times.

Bullypit Breed Maintenance

You do not have to brush your Bullypit very often due to their short hair. A quick brushing with a soft bristle brush once or twice a week should be enough to keep shedding to a minimum. There is no need to shampoo your dog unless it is necessary because bathing too often can result in dry skin. Once a week, while cleaning your dog’s ears you should check for redness, wax buildup, and ear mites. Be sure to brush your dog’s teeth at least once or twice a week with toothpaste made especially for dogs and trim her nails when needed.

Bullypit Temperament

Although the Bullypit may look fierce and can certainly be a frightening guard dog, this breed is very gentle and cuddly with their family. If you socialize them when they are young you should have no problem with your Bullypit getting along with any pet in your household, although they may chase the squirrels and rabbits outside just like any other dog. You have to make sure your Bullypit knows that you are the leader of the pack in your house so they know they cannot do whatever they want. The Bullypit is easy to train as long as they know who the boss is and you have to stay consistent and do not use aggressive punishment at any time. This can make your dog aggressive in return.

Bullypit Activity Requirements

Your Bullypit likes to stay active and they need at least an hour to 90 minutes of moderate exercise daily. Without the proper exercise, your Bullypit is likely to become bored and get into things she is not supposed to such as chewing on furniture or anything else she can find. Taking your dog for a walk around the neighborhood or a trip to the dog park are two excellent choices. Also, most dogs of this breed like to play fetch or chase with other pets. The Bullypit is also good at agility training and they are great in competitions of any kind. 

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