Greybull Pit

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30-85 lbs
17-18"
Unknown
American Pit Bull Terrier
Greyhound

The Greybull Pit is a hybrid breed that is sensitive and intelligent. With a sweet smile that defines the face, this canine is always eager to show his best side. Agile and fast, this hybrid is strong and needs an experienced owner. The Greybull Pit likes to be a part of the family and is not meant to be left outside alone. He may have an intense prey drive so should be in a home that does not have cats or smaller animals as family members. Your Greybull Pit will give you all of the entertainment and companionship you need.

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
American Pit Bull Terrier and Greyhound

Greybull Pit Health

Average Size
Male Greybull Pit size stats
Height: 19-30 inches Weight: 30-85 lbs
Female Greybull Pit size stats
Height: 17-18 inches Weight: 30-85 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Gastric Torsion
  • Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None
Occasional Tests
  • Hip
  • Heart
  • Thyroid Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Blood Tests

Greybull Pit Breed History

The hybrid called the Greybull Pit is a new breed of dog that does not have a detailed history. Each of the hybrid’s two parent breeds have long histories, however. In the early 19th Century, Bull and Terrier breeds were developed in England for the sports of bull and bear baiting. As these sports became illegal in 1835, a sport was sought to take their place; this lead to dog-fighting and aggression being bred into the dogs. The dogs were also bred so as to not bite people, leading to the breeds becoming known for being strong and protective as well as gentle. Bull and Terrier breeds arrived in the United States with those who immigrated and began to be put to work on farms, taking responsibility for hunting wild game and protecting the land from animals. Breeding efforts became focused on increasing the dog’s size. These dogs were named the American Pit Bull Terrier by the UKC in 1898. In the early 1930’s the breed became recognized by the American Kennel Club by the name American Staffordshire Terrier so as to separate the current form from his past as a fighter. Seen in Egyptian art and the Bible, the Greyhound is an ancient breed, having arrived in Europe during the Dark Ages. Dogs of the breed have always had significant speed as well as excellent hunting skills. The popularity of the Greyhound grew in England as a result of coursing, a sport that involves chasing prey, and racing. The breed arrived in North and South America when brought along with British colonists and Spanish explorers, gaining recognition by the American Kennel Club in 1885.

Greybull Pit Breed Appearance

The Greybull Pit is a hybrid dog from the American Pit Bull Terrier and the Greyhound. While much information is not available about the appearance of the Greybull Pit, one can consider the appearance of the hybrid’s parent breeds. The American Pit Bull Terrier’s head is broad and his neck is muscular. Dogs of the breed are stocky and strong for their size, while remaining agile. The eyes of the American Pit Bull Terrier are round and his teeth will typically form a scissors bite. The breed’s coat will consist of thick, short hair and the dog can be seen in a variety of colors. The Greyhound is tall and lithe, with long legs and a thin body. The head of the Greyhound is long and narrow and will be topped with small ears that while typically folded back, becoming upright upon his getting excited. The eyes of a Greyhound are usually dark and the neck of the breed will be arched. The Greybull Pit is most often seen with the longer body of the Greyhound but the likeness of the hybrid is very similar to the Pit Bull. Typically with a squarish head and a thick neck, he does have a long nose like the Greyhound.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Greybull Pit eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Greybull Pit nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
red Greybull Pit coat
Red
fawn Greybull Pit coat
Fawn
blue Greybull Pit coat
Blue
brown Greybull Pit coat
Brown
gray Greybull Pit coat
Gray
black Greybull Pit coat
Black
white Greybull Pit coat
White
brindle Greybull Pit coat
Brindle
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Greybull Pit straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Greybull Pit Breed Maintenance

The Greybull Pit will have an easy coat to maintain. He will shed, and a daily brushing with a slicker brush is recommended to keep the loose fur under control. This hybrid should not need to be bathed often as an offending doggy odor is not typical. The Greyhound parent is prone to weight gain and also to having poor dental health. A good quality food is a must as is a daily brushing of the teeth. An active dog like the Greybull Pit should have his nails checked weekly for signs of damage or injury.

Brushes for Greybull Pit
Slicker Brush
Comb
Hemostat
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Greybull Pit requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Greybull Pit Temperament

The Greybull Pit will inherit his temperament from his parents. The American Pit Bull Terrier is a confident, courageous dog who loves people. A dog of the breed will let you know that a stranger is approaching due to his excitement to greet the visitor. The American Pit Bull Terrier can be stubborn, therefore early obedience training is important for your relationship. Very loyal to his family, an American Pit Bull Terrier will put his life on the line to defend those he loves. The Greyhound is typically social and not aggressive. Dogs of the breed are independent and intelligent, often sensitive to any tension occurring in the home. Having been bred to hunt, the Greyhound may seek to chase small animals that he comes across. The Greyhound may be stubborn during training, though will typically respond better to food rewards as a result of his sensitive nature, rather than harsh training efforts. The Greyhound will do well with children, and will calmly remove himself if their play does not suit him. Your hybrid will be a wonderful combination of his parents, sensitive to those around him but with a mind of his own. Consistent firm instruction will be needed; with that, the Greybull Pit can grow to be dependable and a pleasure to own.

Greybull Pit Activity Requirements

The Greybull Pit is very active with a high energy level. About an hour each day of walking, playing or participating in some form of exercise is essential. Keeping busy is important; should he become bored, he can misbehave. As the Greybull Pit will chase small animals thinking that they are prey, it is necessary that he be walked on a leash or play in a secure, fenced-in area. Ideally, a home with a large yard is best for the Greybull Pit. He is the type of dog that needs to run daily. He does mind the cold, though so should never be left outside for extended periods of time. This dog wants to be with the family, he’ll need companionship when in the backyard and may enjoy a game of fetch as part of his exercise routine. Your Greybull Pit will be a strong dog with an independent spirit; obedience classes are a must in order for him to learn commands and understand that you are the leader.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
12 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Greybull Pit Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.5 - $1.9
Monthly Cost
$39 - $52

Greybull Pit Owner Experiences

Bella
8 Weeks
5 People
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Bella is so sweet and just loves cuddling. And chasing our feet as we walk through the house.
1 week ago
Ranger
7 Months
3 People
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He has been much harder to train than our other Pitties. Definitely NOT easygoing & quiet like a traditional bully breed. This dog Never stops & needs constant supervision/attention. Left alone he will get into places & things you may not even know exist in your home & tear them up in an instant. His nose is always focused on some scent. He’s exceptionally clever & will manipulate you with a pathetic look & instant affection. A great watchdog & gentle with our toddler. Long/short: Like raising 2yr old triplets.
1 week, 2 days ago
Silver
4 Years
3 People
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She has the best temperament- silver is one of the best dogs i have ever had- so meek and mild-a bit timid, ut very loving- peace maker. Great around other dogs.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
Ollie
11 Months
2 People
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Great dog, he’s a litte stubborn but he loves cuddles and sleeping! He’s great around other dogs, and he is very passive around them.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Diesel
2 Years
4 People
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Fetch
He is a great dog. He is however, very jealous of my newest male dog.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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