In the past several years, mixed-breed dogs have been increasing in popularity. Today, we will talk about a Pitbull Poodle mix, a cross that is a unique designer breed. It is a cross between an American Pit Bull terrier and any of the Poodle sizes. Yes, you can get this cross by mixing a Pitbull puppy and Miniature Poodle, Standard Poodle, or Toy Poodle.
But it is not easy to predict how the dog will turn out to be. Nickname Pit Boodle, this friendly, affectionate, and loving dog is an amazing family pet.
This puppy is naturally gentle and sweet, well-suited to active family life. With that in mind, let’s talk about this Poodle Pitbull mix.
Meet The Breed
A Pit Boodle puppy is a mixed breed developed by mixing Pitbulls and any variation of the Poodle breed. That can be either Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle, or Toy Poodle.
While it is generally known as Pit Boodle, some also call it Pitbull Poo. Unlike its parent breed, this mixture doesn’t get a bad reputation.
These Poodle mix puppies do not get a bad reputation like the Pitbull. But we have to mention that the American Pit Bull terrier is not aggressive or dangerous like many portray him.
When it comes to size and appearance, these mixes are unpredictable. But let’s meet the parents.
Meet The Parents
We have two different characters here, and you will be surprised which one is the friendlier one.
Poodles are famous for their intelligence and ease of training. They are lively, active, and fun-loving dogs. They thrive on attention and can develop anxiety problems if left alone for long periods.
Smaller Poodle puppies can be more aggressive and prone to barking. But such is the case with small dogs. Nowadays, this elegant dog is associated with France, but it was originally bred in Germany to hunt. This might surprise you, but Poodles are not as friendly.
They are the arrogant dogs of the canine world. That doesn’t mean they will act aggressively toward other animals and people. They are not interested in socializing with others outside of their family. Here are some common personality traits of a Poodle puppy:
- Highly intelligent dogs that love to work and train
- Retain some of their hunting instincts
- Extremely attached to the family
- Prone to separation anxiety when left alone for longer periods
- Active and fun-loving dogs
This might come as a surprise, but of the two parent breed dogs, Pitbulls are the friendlier. They are among the most affectionate, loving, and loyal dogs in the canine world. They adore everyone, be it people or animals.
This fun-loving Pitbull breed is a loving companion, gentle, and patient with every family member. They were bred to be courageous, and have a bad reputation because of their history.
Back in the day, they were bred for participating in dog-fighting sports. But nowadays, the modern Pit Bull dog breed is far from a fighting dog.
Life with a Pitbull breed is always an adventure. They are always up for playing and having fun. Here are some common personality traits:
- Loyal, affectionate, and gentle with every family member
- Full of energy and always up for an adventure
- They might be stubborn at times
- Always have a smile on their face
- Spread positivity in the household
We said before that appearance is difficult to predict. How the Poodle Pitbull mix will look depends on several factors, and the size of the Poodle parent is one of them. Poodles are built differently than Pitbulls. Unlike Poodles, Pit Bull puppies are muscular. On the other hand, Poodle puppies are slender and look elegant.
The build of the Pitbull Poo depends on which genes it will inherit. It is hard to predict the looks of this puppy. If it takes after the Poodle, it grows into a leaner form with long and skinny legs. And if it inherits genes from the American PitBull terrier, it will grow into a muscular build with a boxy silhouette.
The coat is often inherited from the Poodle parent, and it is thick and curly. Yet, the curls they inherit are not as tight as the Poodle’s. In very rare cases, it might inherit the short and smooth coat of the Pitbull.
Now let’s talk about size, which depends on both parents. Yet, generally, this Pitbull Poodle Mix puppy can grow to be a medium-sized dog. The fully grown pet can grow between 18 and 24 inches and weigh between 40 and 70 pounds.
Both Poodles and Pitbull Terriers are loving and energetic family companions. But they also have distinctive tendencies. The Poodle is a bit more dignified and aloof, while the Pitbull is friendly, people-oriented, and playful.
Both are remarkably loyal and bond with their family instantly. Pitbulls are sometimes known as nanny dogs, and it is all because of their loving personality.
With that in mind, Standard Poodle mix puppies are loving, friendly, remarkably loyal, and playful. They are less dignified than their Poodle parent but not as friendly as their Pitbull parent.
They must receive early socialization to make sure they can thrive around other animals and people outside of their family circle.
But the good thing is they have a keen desire to please, which can help in training.
The good news is that this mixed puppy is highly trainable. Their intelligence, keen desire to please, and loyal personality makes them easy to train. You can train them easily as long as you are patient and understanding.
We talked about socialization. It is vital to do it at an early age because it will help them grow to be friendly to people and other animals.
The good news is that your pet will pick up commands and cues easily and quickly.
As we said before, you are working with an energetic puppy here. Poodle mix puppies need quite a lot of physical exercise and mental stimulation.
Speaking of physical exercise, your dog will need between 60 and 90 minutes of it. You can play plenty of games, or take your puppy hiking, jogging, or other outdoorsy activities.
But make sure to add some mental stimulation to daily exercise as well. The Poodle parent is quite intelligent, and they need to exercise their brain. Remember, Poodles were bred to be working dogs. So, work them!
Is The Breed Hypoallergenic?
One of the reasons why people nowadays want Poodle mix puppies is to get a hypoallergenic dog. One of the signature features is they do not shed. Will your mix shed or not?
Well, it depends on which coat genes it will inherit. If your dog has a coat similar to the Poodle parent, you will spend a lot of time brushing, but there will be no dog hair around. If your dog inherits more of the Pit Bull gene, you will spend less time brushing, but more time cleaning around the home.
Crossbreeds suffer from fewer health issues compared to purebred dog breeds. One of the reasons for mixing dogs is to reduce the risk of health issues. Selecting breeding between purebred dogs narrows the gene pool, and that can result in a lot of genetic defects.
Your Poodle Pitbull mix can suffer from some of the conditions that both parents have. Those include hip dysplasia, bloat, ear infections, heart disease, and obesity. But the good news is that the percentage of the risk is a lot lower.
Top 3 Reasons Not To Get It
There are always pros and cons when getting a dog. Each dog breed has its downsides and upsides. Here are some downsides of owning this Poodle Pit mixed breed.
- Can be a bit stubborn because of its Pitbull genes
- Cannot predict the size
- Highly energetic, you have to spend a lot of time on exercise
Top 3 Reasons To Get It
Here are some reasons why you should get this American Pitbull terrier and Poodle mix:
- High chances of getting a hypoallergenic breed
- Friendlier than a Poodle puppy
- Loving, loyal, affectionate, and gentle companion dog