The powerful Great Dane meets the caring Pitbull in this Great Dane Pitbull Mix. It is really interesting to note such a great clash of their personality, on the one hand, you have raw energy, and on the other you have gentleness. Either the breeder had a peculiar sense of humor, or he wanted a particular breed that, on the one hand, is very loving and is excellent will kids and, on the other, is huge and strong. He is an excellent protector, and at the same time can act like a love sick puppy when he is around his people. He can be a bit on the edge when in the company of strangers, but when his people introduce him properly, he accepts strangers quickly.
The Great Dane Pitbull Mix is also an alert dog. He is also quite intelligent and knows when to bark and when to let his owner know about anything just by sign language. Of course, this is done with training.
Let us know the basic aspects of the Great Dane Pitbull Mix Puppies:
- Life Expectancy: This dog can live from ten to fifteen years.
- Looks: Can look either like a Pitbull or a Great Dane, or even a mix of both.
- Ear: Small
- Size: Large
- Body Type: Lean
- Height: 27 inches
- Weight: 80 pounds
If you glance at a Great Dane Pitbull Mix, you will find they look extremely frightful, but if you get to know them, you would realize that they are very friendly. He is very protective of his family and wishes to be there for his humans in all possible manner. Since both his parents are intelligent, it is no secret that he is too. Thus, one can quickly teach him the way one wants him to live. Of course, they can be quite stubborn. If you do not start the training from the second month, he will also start believing that he is the head of the pack, which means training after this would be a task.You need to ensure that he is trained using positive and firm techniques. He may need to be socialized to be ok around your other animals.
He would have social anxiety when left alone for long periods of time. On the whole, he is a great dog who can adjust to all situations and all types of families.
To retain his health, he would need a lot of exercises. You need to ensure that he is walked twice daily, and each walk should be at least half an hour.
Mixing with kids and other animals:
As we have already mentioned, this dog is an excellent family dog. He is loving, social, and energetic. While he is great with kids, you need to monitor their interactions until you are sure that both he and the kid knows how to behave with the other.
This breed does not require much in terms of care to stay clean and healthy. He has a short coat, and thus you would need to brush him weekly with commercially available dog brushes. You can bathe him once a week as well.
Health Issues to look for:
Since he is a hybrid, he is much more healthy than any purebred dog, thanks to the dual genes. But, there are chances that he might inherit some health issue. It would be a good idea to meet his parents before going forward with the adoption. You can even research the health issues that affect the Great Dane and the Pit bull and then ensure that your puppy never displays any symptoms.
Training and Socialization Details:
It is only when a dog is well trained and socialized that he will be truly relaxed and happy. When you are consistent in your requirement, firm in his handling, and use ample praises and treats, your training would be successful. When they are young, you need to ensure that they meet maximum people, animals, and experience many things. This would help make them confident, and better equipped to handle their life. A puppy that knows how to act around others would mean you can take him out for walks confidently and perfectly. As long as you use positive reinforcement techniques, he would work excellently with you.
A point to be noted here is that when you have a well-behaved dog, and one day he suddenly changes his behavior that is a huge red flag. It could be a sign of something serious, and so you need to take him to a vet immediately.
On the whole, this is a perfect breed. Stranges stay away from your family and home thanks to his looks and families just fall in love with his adorable nature. Once you adopt him, you are sure to fall in love with him.