Bulldog and American Pit Bull Terrier Mix A Complete Guide

Bulldog and American Pit Bull Terrier Mix

Bulldogs and American Pit Bull Terriers are both very loving breeds. However, where bulldogs are sweet, gentle, and fairly lazy dogs that are great for any first-time dog owners, Pitbulls need a lot more work.

They are loyal and loving but need a lot of socialization and exercise which can make them difficult for many owners. 

When you mix the breeds, you get a short, stocky dog that is full of muscle and energy. Their thin coats make it hard for them to handle the cold or a lot of sun, but they enjoy a lot of training and exercise.

The Bullypit can be a great hiking companion or competition dog as long as you maintain the top-dog status. 

Keep reading to learn more about Bulldogs, American Pit Bull Terriers, and their energetic offspring, the Bullypit.

Bulldog, American Pit Bull Terrier, and the Bullypit Comparison Table

  Bulldog Bullypit American Pit Bull Terrier
Height 14-15 inches 20-24 inches 17-21 inches
Weight 40-50 pounds 50-80 pounds 30-60 pounds
Life Expectancy 8-10 years 8-15 years 8-15 years
Colors Brindle Fawn Red White Fallow Fawn and brindle Chocolate Brown Black White  Red Black Buckskin
Coat Type Smooth with short length Smooth with short length Smooth with short length, single coat
Affection levels Pretty loving Pretty loving Very loving
Shedding Level Average shedding Average shedding Average shedding
Temperament Pretty playful Average protectiveness Pretty playful Average protectiveness Pretty playful Average protectiveness
Health Issues Overheating issues Difficulty breathing Hip dysplasia Eye problems Hip dysplasia Skin allergies Heart disease Eye problems Hip dysplasia Degenerative myelopathy Patellar dislocation Mange and skin allergies
Trainability Pretty trainable Pretty trainable Pretty trainable
Exercise Average exercise needs High exercise needs High exercise needs
Friendliness to People Pretty open to strangers Open to strangers Pretty open to strangers
Friendliness to Dogs Alright with other dogs Alright with other dogs Alright with other dogs
Drooling Levels Average drooling Average drooling Average drooling
Mental Stimulation Average mental stimulation Average mental stimulation Average mental stimulation
Barking Level Some barking Average barking Some barking
Bulldog, American Pit Bull Terrier, and the Bullypit Comparison Table

About Bulldogs

About Bulldogs

The Bulldog has an iconic appearance with a muscular body and a wrinkly head and brow. The hanging jowls of the mouth and resting, grumpy face gives off a mean impression, but these dogs are often kind and friendly. When the need arises they are brave and tenacious to a fault.

Despite their rather small stature, Bulldogs are considered medium-sized dogs since they can weigh up to 50 pounds.

Be careful as they tend to think they are snuggly lap dogs despite their weight. Their popularity is well-earned as these dogs are very adaptable to life in the city and open outdoors.

As with most dogs with short muzzles, Bulldogs can have trouble breathing especially if they get hot or if the environment is particularly humid.

They can also suffer from some eye problems that may present themselves as minor but should be taken care of as soon as possible to not let the problem evolve into bigger issues.

About American Pit Bull Terriers

About American Pit Bull Terriers
American Pit Bull Terriers Dog

The American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) is not a breed recognized by the American Kennel Club but is registered as a distinct breed with the United Kennel Club. They are strong and confident dogs, eager to live every day to their fullest.

Because of how energetic and athletic they are, it is highly recommended to have a tall fence (at least six feet) to ensure they don’t jump or climb out to pursue something that has caught their interest.

American Pit Bull Terriers tend to get a bad rap due to their use in dog fights. However, their common use in these illegal activities is more due to their loving nature than their aggression. They are eager to please and will do almost anything to make their owners happy. 

They are very protective of their families and if they are not socialized right, they can be aggressive with strangers, both people and dogs. However, with proper socialization and proper training, they are loving, funny, and protective dogs. 

About The Bullypit Dog Mix

Like with their parent breeds, the Bullypit is very loyal and protective. They are known by a few other names such as American Bully or, more simply, the Bully-Pitbull.

Like their parents, they need a lot of socialization early on. You must also establish that you, or another member of your family, is top dog and must maintain that position for them to listen. 

They must know you are in charge, as these dogs can reach 80 pounds, and are complete muscle. This means you aren’t just able to push them around when they aren’t listening. 

It can be a little confusing when learning about Bullypits, as there are quite a few parent breeds that can be bred to make this mixed breed, including the American Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Mastiffs, Bull Terrier, English Bulldog, American Bulldog, and even the American Bully. 

How Active are Bullypits?

Bullypits need quite a bit of exercise daily. On average, it is recommended they get around 90 minutes of moderate activity every day to have enough exercise to stay calm, easy to train, and not be destructive. 

They can be great partners to go on hikes, as, thanks to their mixed breeding, they have little to no breathing issues.

However, thanks to their thin fur, they easily sunburn and tend to do poorly in colder temperatures, so it is important to take that into account when planning out long hikes or walks. 

Walks are a great option, as well as fetch and chase. They make excellent competition dogs as they excel at agility training. They are also great for cart-pulling, obedience trials, and even flyball. 

Bullypits also do well with consistency, so keeping a regular schedule of walks and training works best for them. 

What Kind of Home Do I Need For My Bullypit?

Like the American Pitbull Terrier, Bullypits have a bad rap. Before purchasing one of these mixed breeds, make sure that your city or town doesn’t have one of these dogs on their banned breed list. Due to their poor reputation, there are quite a few places that won’t take mixed breeds or purebred Pitbulls. 

Even if your city does take them, if you are renting, you will have to check that the landlord accepts these breeds as well. 

Bullypits also tend to be very focused when they are excited. They can easily clear most fences so having a hard with a high fence is important to prevent your dog from running off, especially when they are focused on chasing after a squirrel or rabbit. 

Due to the high levels of exercise they need, having a yard is good for them. This allows them the chance to get exercise by playing outside and prevents the dog from growing destructive due to boredom. 


If you want a dog that is driven and loyal, the Bullypit might be for you. However, you will often want to have a lot of experience with other dogs, as they require a lot of training and focus.

You cannot let them become the alpha in your relationship, or you risk a dog that doesn’t listen well and often acts out. 

However, with proper training and love, they can be great competition dogs or partners in a hike. Don’t let their bad reputations stop you from owning one of these dogs as they can be loving and loyal, and potentially the best dog you ever own.