Facts & Origin
Alaskan Pit Bull: A powerful cross between Alaskan Malamute and American Pit Bull Terrier.
The Alaskan Pit Bull breed is a mix of the rugged Alaskan Malamute and the courageous American Pit Bull Terrier. This crossbreed is known for its strength, loyalty, and downright loving nature, making them excellent companion and family dogs.
Although mixed breed dogs are often healthier than purebreds, it is important to be aware and watch for genetic diseases that are common in the parent breeds. Likewise, the appearance and characteristics of each mixed breed dog are unique and can vary greatly.
|Life expectancy||10 - 14 years|
|Care requirements||high-maintenance - low-maintenance|
|Activity level||high - average|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of the Alaskan Pit Bull
The Alaskan Pit Bull is known for its loyal, loving and energetic character. They are intelligent and capable of learning, which makes training easier. This breed is known for its friendliness and affection towards people, including children. However, they can form a strong bond with their family and sometimes show protective instincts. Therefore, early socialization and consistent training is important to ensure they respond well to other animals and people.
Genetically predisposed diseases
There are some health concerns that can occur in Alaskan Pit Bulls:
Hip and Elbow Dysplasia: These are common conditions in both parent breeds that can lead to pain and limited movement.
Heart Disease: The American Pit Bull Terrier in particular can be genetically predisposed to heart disease.
Eye Problems: Both Alaskan Malamutes and Pit Bulls can be prone to certain eye diseases, such as progressive retinal atrophy or cataracts.
Care of the Alaskan Pit Bull
Coat Care: The Alaskan Pit Bull's coat requires regular brushing to remove dead hair and prevent skin problems.
Exercise: These dogs are very active and require daily exercise to promote their physical and mental health.
Nutrition: A balanced diet based on the dog's age, weight and activity level is essential for the Alaskan Pit Bull's health.
What does this mixed breed look like?
An Alaskan Pit Bull is a medium to large dog that grows to an average height of between 45 to 63 cm and can weigh between 20 to 40 kg. Its build is muscular and strong, a mix of the rugged Malamute and the athletic Pit Bull. Its coat is usually dense and short to medium length, with possible colors of black, white, brown, gray or a combination of these colors.
This mongrel can reach a height of 43-56 cm and a weight of 18-38 kg.
The Alaskan Pit Bull is very playful, has a lively and bright personality, is lively, affectionate and loyal to his owner and family.
No, it is not suitable for allergy sufferers or people with sensitive skin, because it has a strong, thick and quite hard undercoat, which secretes a lot of dust and hair.
He needs an average of about an hour of activities and playtime per day to be happy and healthy.
It should be fed with a high quality, nutritious and balanced diet containing protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.