Shepherd Pit:American Pit Bull Terrier and German Shepherd Mix

Hybrid Breed

American Pit Bull Terrier + German Shepherd


The Shepherd Pit - a hybrid breed.

The German Shepherd and American Pit Bull Terrier mix is a great hybrid breed. These two dog breeds are very active, playful and friendly. Both breeds have strong muscles and are very adaptive, which makes them easy to train. This is because they both have an innate need to please. German Shepherds tend to be hardworking and do very well as guard dogs. American Pit Bull Terriers, on the other hand, are very loyal and very good at protecting the members of their family. With proper training and imprinting, these two breeds can provide a wonderful blend of loyalty, protection and energy.

Alternate Name -
Origin USA - Germany
Life expectancy 9 - 13 years
Care requirements low-maintenance
Activity level average - high
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of the Shepherd Pit

This mixed breed is a popular dog that is most notable for its incredible charm and caring nature. It is an energetic, loyal and cautious animal that is in a good mood every day. This dog is intelligent and lively and has a good memory, which is why it learns new things quickly.

In terms of attitude and handling, he delights everyone around him. His behavior is reliable and he can be easily kept in families with children, as he is especially tailored to them. However, he is also a determined and emotional protector, which means that he is always eager to protect the well-being of his mistress and master.

In conclusion, the Shepherd Pit is a wonderful, intelligent and loving companion that is simply a joy to be around. With the right people by their side, they can be a loyal and loving companion.

Typical diseases of the Shepherd Pit

These dogs are a popular cross between two strong breeds. However, despite their size and robustness, they can suffer from a number of diseases that need to be treated. In this article, we will discuss some of the most common diseases of this hybrid breed.

One of the most common health problems in Shepherd Pits is allergies. These allergic reactions are often the result of the crossbreeding of the two breeds, but the environment the dog is in can also play a role. Skin conditions such as eczema, rashes and itching can result. Dog owners should monitor the symptoms their pet is exhibiting to find out what is causing the itching and work with the veterinarian to minimize the distress.

Other common problems include bone and joint problems, especially dysplasia. Dysplasia is a common deformity of the joints, resulting in pain and limited movement. The best treatment for dysplasia is to schedule regular vet visits to monitor the dog's condition and to choose a lower fiber content in the dog's diet.

Another common problem is epilepsy. This is a neurological condition that causes seizures. Epilepsy can be a result of genetic predisposition, skull injury, stress, or certain diseases of the brain. Fortunately, affected individuals can be treated with medication to control seizures. However, it is important that dog owners take their dog to the veterinarian for regular checkups to ensure the proper treatment plan is in place.

Overall, Shepherd Pits offer a unique combination of strength and intelligence. However, dog owners need to know about some of the most common diseases of this hybrid breed and take proper precautions. If regular veterinary checkups are performed, the dog will have a long and happy life.

A Shepherd Pit has a compactly built body. The skull is short and broad, with a slight crease in the forehead. The nose is black and converges to a narrow tip. The eyes are intelligent, dark brown and almond shaped. The paws are medium long and strong, while the body is stocky and muscular. The neck is short and tight and the ribs are deep. The tail is long and slightly arched. The coat is usually short and has a soft texture. It ranges from colors such as black, brown, gray and white. This breed weighs on average 25-30 kg and grows up to 61 cm high.

What does this mixed breed look like?

The mix has a short, shiny coat. Its coat is mainly dark gray, but there are also black and brown patches. On the belly, ears and paws the coat is lighter. Sometimes light colors can be seen at each end of each coat. The coat can be easily combed to keep it healthy.

It is important to groom the dog's coat regularly, as it can lead to the development of hair loss or skin problems. It is important to bathe the dog regularly and treat it carefully with appropriate shampoos for the dog's coat type.

Fur length short - long
Fur flat coated
Ear shape Tilt-ear - Standing Ears
Tail lang - fanned out
Anatomy muscular, square, massive, strong
Size ♀ 43 - 60 cm
Weight ♀ 14 - 32 kg
Size ♂ 45 - 65 cm
Weight ♂ 16 - 40 kg
Suitable For -
  • A Shepherd Pit can reach between 41 and 63 cm in shoulder height.

  • The coat of the Shepherd Pit can vary from black, brown or gray to white and red.

  • These mixes are intelligent, playful and affectionate. They are also very alert and loyal to their owners.

  • Regular brushing and combing is required for the German Shepherd-American Pit Bull Terrier mix to help maintain its coat.

  • As with all dogs, mixes can be subject to congenital diseases and behavioral disorders. They may also have predispositions to certain diseases associated with the German Shepherd and American Pit Bull Terrier. It is recommended that regular veterinary examinations be performed to reduce the risk of such predispositions.

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