The Poodle Pitbull Mix is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Poodle and the Pitbull. They are also called a Pitbull Poodle Mix. This is a smart, family oriented dog. The poodle is one of the smartest dogs around. You can expect this dog to be smart and rather mischievous. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Poodle Pitbull Mix. Note that this hybrid can consist of the brindle or other iterations.
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All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so even though I am sure that this mixed breed found it’s share of dogs to the shelter due to accidental breeding. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below. If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. Please sign our petition to stop puppy mills.
So, pitbulls in general have kind of a complex background and no one's entirely sure what to do with it. There are three major breeds of pits:
American Pitbull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
They are all working dogs that hail from the same ancestors. They are known to come from the terrier group and were originally bred for baiting bulls. Their stocky, low profile makes them stand out as dogs that would be good for aggressive hunting.
The origin of the poodle is disputed. Some people claim that it’s origins come from Germany where it was known as the Pudelhund. The word Pudel is derived from the German verb meaning "to splash about", and the word Hund (dog). The Fédération Cynologique Internationale claims that the poodles descends from the French dog Barbet and might have been crossed with the Hungarian water dog. The French name Caniche comes from the word cane (the female of the duck) since this type of breed was used as a water retriever mainly for duck hunting thanks to its swimming ability. This has been an extremely popular breed in France, where it became established as a national breed. However, drawings by German artist Albrecht Dürer established the popular image of the breed in the 15th and 16th centuries.The European mainland had known the poodle long before it was brought to England. It was the principal pet dog of the late 18th century in Spain, as shown by the paintings of the Spanish artist Francisco Goya. France had toy poodles as pampered favorites during the reign of Louis XVI at about the same period.
Height: 18 - 24 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 45 - 70 lb.
Lifespan: 9-15 years
American Pitbull Terrier
Height: 17 - 19 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 30 - 85 lb.
Lifespan: 8 - 15 years
Poodle Pitbull Mix PitPoodle Temperament
Like all hybrids, you have to look to the parents to get a good read on how they will likely behave. This mix will be very unique as these are very different dogs. It will probably be very playful, energetic, and loving with the whole family. They might act like a puppy well into adulthood. This should be a very friendly, family oriented dog. Pit Bull mixes thrive on love and attention, and love to please their master and family. They should get along well with other animals if exposed and socialized properly as well. They are somewhat capable of independence, or alone time when the house is noisy or full. She responds well to positive reinforcement, like all dogs. She should be rather affectionate and enjoy spending lots of time with you. Don’t plan on leaving her alone for long periods as he won’t do well alone. She wants to be with the “pack.”
All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.
The Poodle mixed with the Pitbull might be prone to bloat, hip dysplasia, heart disease, tail injuries, mast cell tumors, among others.
What are the grooming requirements?
This will depend a lot on which one of these dogs it takes after. If it takes after the Poodle you might have a lot of shedding on your hands. If it takes after the Pit you might be better off and there might not be much shedding. Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin.
What are the exercise requirements?
This is a higher energy dog and is not good for someone that is a couch potato. Be prepared to take them for long walks, hikes, and to keep their energy level as low as possible. They are rather mellow but want to be out doing things. If you are worried about their temperament, the best way to tame their aggression and to tame their energy is by simply burning it off of them. A tired dog is a good dog. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him. Also, never leave them outside when you are not home.
What are the training requirements?
This is an intelligent dog that will be a little bit challenging to train. The Poodle is extremely smart and easy to train. The Pit is going to want to take the alpha position and need someone with a firm, strong, hand that can let them know their place. The best thing you can do is break the sessions into shorter daily sessions to keep their attention span higher. It might have a prey drive and be disposed to running for and chasing small prey, but if handled properly this can be managed. All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. She is an intelligent dog who loves to please, and loves a physical challenge. The more exercise she gets the easier she will be to train. Proper socialization is imperative to all dogs and puppies. Make sure to take her to the park and doggy day care to get her around as many people and dogs as possible.
A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.
Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.
I good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.
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