The history of the GERMAN SHEPHERD PITBULL MIX
The German Shepherd Pitbull mix is a large mixed breed dog that you can receive when crossing with an American Pitbull Terrier with a German Shepherd dog. It is sometimes referred to as a German Pit Dog, also known as a German Sheppit or Shepherd Pit.
It is often thought of as an aggressive and dangerous dog because of its looks and breeding background. However, it’s not!
It comes from cross-breeding two powerful dogs who both want to be the ‘leader of the pack’. The Pitbull dog was first bred in the United Kingdom as a fighting as well as baiting dog. The German Shepherd was specially bred to work and herd in Germany.
The truth: In the wrong hand or treated with respect, any dog may become aggressive.
The German Pit is a great pet to keep as a pet with the proper behavior and training.
THE PARENT MIX
The German Pit is a crossbreed dog with two strong and intelligent parents:
The German Shepherd parent, is the most famous and popular breed of Germany with a strong bloodline that dates back to 1899. They were bred to be most effective and well-behaved working/ herding dog, that were used as guard dogs military/police dogs, and service dogs for disabled.
The American Pitbull Terrier parent – is part of the ‘bull-breed’ dogs that originated in the United Kingdom. They were developed as fighting dogs, often used to bait animals as well as entertainment fights, which earned them the reputation as a tough and dangerous dog. They are often called a ‘bully breed’.
In the US they came to be known under the name American Pitbull Terrier and quickly realized that they actually had a caring and loving temperament in the presence of children. They were known as “The Nanny” dog.
The cross-breeding of the GSD and Pitbull Pitbull has resulted in a designer dog who is intelligent with a solid physique and needs to be kept very active.
WHAT DOES A PIT FROM GERMANY LOOK LIKE?
It is all about the mix of parents.
The German Pit is a product of an Pitbull father and an German Shepherd mother.
You don’t know for sure what an German Pit will look like until it’s actually born. It may slightly change as it develops. It’s muscular and lean. It is a body with the big face, and short hair of a Pitbull but the ears and color are similar to the GSD.
Fact: Mixed breed dogs don’t necessarily inherit 50% of their genes of one parent and 50% of the genes from the other. They may have more in the same with one parent than the other.
The American Kennel Club (AKC) does not recognize the German Pit as a purebred dog.
Hybrid dogs are recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC) as well as the Dog Registry of America (DRA). The German Pit dogis only recognised by the DRA in the US.