Bullypit Overview

Parent Breeds:
American Bulldog & American Pitbull Terrier
Breed Nickname:
21 to 24 inches
50 to 100 pounds
Life Span:
10 to 13 years
Coat Colors:
Brown, black, white, and chocolate

Bullypit Characteristics

Good for First-Time Owners
Good with Children
Easy to Train
Exercise Requirements
Ease of Grooming
Amount of Shedding
Amount of Drooling
Tendency to Bark

About The Bullypit

What Is An American Bulldog Pitbull Mix called?

A mix between an American Bulldog and an American Pitbull Terrier is called a Bullypit. However, they can also sometimes be referred to as an American Bully, a Pitbull Bully, or a Bully Pitbull.

These dogs are large and loud with short and shiny coats. They’re muscular, just like their parent breeds, and are often seen with large grins spread across their faces.

The Bullypit often gets a bad reputation based on the past of its parent breeds, but the majority of these dogs make good family pets. They love making their owners happy and thrive on positive reinforcement.

To learn more about this amazing breed, keep reading our ultimate guide.


Bullypit Breed History

  • Thought to have first originated in the 2000s in North America.

  • The stigma around these dogs is that they are aggressive, which is often incorrect.

  • Both parent breeds were used for bull-baiting and dog fighting.

There isn’t too much history to speak about on the Bullypit as of right now, as they have only been bred since the 2000s.

Mixed breeding grew in popularity due to the minimized health issues from doing so, so North America was a breeding ground for new hybrid dogs in the 1990s and 2000s. One of which was the Bullypit.

The American Bulldog first originated in the US during the 1700s. They were originally bred for cattle and bull-baiting, but this was outlawed in 1835.

People used to believe that bull-baiting made the meat better, but this was disproved and Bulldogs were spared from this dangerous job. They were also sometimes used for dog fighting.

Pitbulls originated in the 1800s in the UK. They were bred to combine the strength of the Bulldog with the energy of the Terrier. Pitbulls were also used for dog fighting and bull-baiting.

Both the Bulldog and Pitbull have unfortunately developed bad reputations. There seems to be a stigma around these breeds that makes them easier to abuse or be treated with aggression.

This in turn will turn the dog aggressive and anti-sociable. With plenty of socialization and proper care, Pitbulls, Bulldogs, and therefore Bullypits can be great family dogs.

Bullypit Personality & Temperament

  • Best suited to owners with plenty of time to care for them properly.

  • Can develop social anxiety if left alone.

  • Can be excellent family pets.

Many people consider the Bullypit to be an outspoken and aggressive dog. However, this could not be further from the truth when they’re properly socialized.

They are lovable giants, happy to spend lots of time with their families. They work well as guard dogs, although they can be socialized to interact with strangers better.

Like many other dogs, Bullypits don’t like being left alone for very long.

They prefer spending time with their owners, so make sure you don’t leave them home for too long at once. Otherwise, you might find you get some noise complaints from your neighbors!

Many people have the misconception that Bullypits should be treated with aggression to deal with their temperament. This is not true – no dog should be treated with negative behaviors or aggressive behavior.

This will only make the dog react in the same manner. Treat these dogs with kindness and they will mature into excellent family dogs.

Bullypit Health

  • Hybrid vigor does not apply to Bullypits.

  • Regular vet checkups will help keep them healthy.

  • Average lifespan of 10 to 13 years.

Mixed-breed dogs are often regarded as healthier due to hybrid vigor.

This is where two completely different dogs are bred, therefore reducing the chances of them developing health issues as the parent breeds don’t share the same DNA.

However, as Bulldogs and Pitbulls do share similar DNA, hybrid vigor doesn’t apply to the Bullypit. Therefore, you need to be aware of these health concerns:

  • Joint Dysplasia
  • Cataracts
  • Demodectic Mange
  • Lysosomal Storage Disease.

Bullypit Training

  • Use positive reinforcement only.

  • Not the easiest to train for novice owners.

  • Early socialization is vital.

Bullypits are not the best dogs to train for novice owners. They can be very stubborn and resistant to listening to their owners, although when they’re in a good mood they tend to be eager to please.

You might benefit from taking your Bullypit to a professional training class to get the ball rolling in the right direction.

No matter what you do, though, never use negative reinforcement. This can upset your dog and reinforce the stigma that they’re aggressive. Use positive reinforcement to ensure that they know you’re on the same team during training.

Early socialization is crucial for Bullypits. To prevent them from becoming aggressive or anti-social, they need to be carefully socialized with other dogs and strangers from a young age.

You can also introduce them to children, but never leave them unsupervised.

Bullypit Exercise Requirements

  • Use positive reinforcement only.

  • Not the easiest to train for novice owners.

  • Early socialization is vital.

Bullypits need around 90 minutes of exercise a day to keep their muscles tired and happy. Without enough exercise, they’re likely to get bored quickly and turn to destructive behaviors such as chewing.

Some good exercise examples for Bullypits include hiking or going to the dog park. They also love playing fetch and playing with other dogs.

Bullypits need an owner with plenty of time to satisfy their exercise needs and a yard to let off some steam throughout the day.

Bullypit Diet & Feeding

  • Choose a raw food diet or kibble.

  • Monitor how much they’re eating for their weight.

  • Slow down their eating with a food mat or puzzle bowl.

Bullypits need a diet high in protein and healthy fats. This could either be kibble formulated for Pitbulls or Bulldogs, or a raw food diet. Look for food formulated for large dogs with moderate energy levels.

Bullypits are notorious for overeating, so consider using a food mat to slow down their intake.

Also, make sure you’re monitoring what they’re eating to prevent them from consuming too many calories. Bullypits are known for gaining weight quickly which can lead to obesity.

Bullypit Cost

  • Priced between $250 and $2,000.

  • Always shop around for a reputable breeder.

  • Ongoing costs include lots of sturdy toys, training lessons, food, and more.

Bullypits cost between $250 and $2,000, depending on your location and breeder. Always opt for a reputable breeder, even if it means a higher price.

Bullypits need to be properly socialized, and so do their parents. Choosing a reputable breeder minimizes the risk of behavioral issues in your Bullypit puppy.