Greyhound Pitbull Mix: The Ultimate Guide

Published: 12/12/22 •  9 min read

The Greyhound Pitbull mix is one of the more unusual mixes you’ll come across; combining the thin, long-legged flighty Greyhound with the stocky, muscular Pitbull gives you an energetic medium-sized dog that’s fast and stocky and loves to run. The resulting mix is a large, sporty dog which can be used for fetching fallen small game, as well as a hiking or running companion.

Greyhound Pitbull Mix
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The Greyhound Pitbull Mix – At a Glance

Weight:30 – 80 pounds
Height:17 – 30 inches
Lifespan:10 – 14 years
Coat Colors:Black, brown, cream, brindle, tan
Temperament:Fast, powerful, agile, athletic, energetic, intelligent, confident
Most Suitable For:Active couples or single individuals, not recommended for the elderly

What Does a Greyhound Pitbull Mix Look Like?

Greyhound Pitbull Mix
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Like all designer dog breeds, the Greyhound Pitbull mix will borrow its looks from both parent breeds. It’ll likely be tall like the Greyhound with a broad, muscular chest, similar to the Pitbull. It will almost certainly have the long legs of the Greyhound and may sport a narrow, wedge-shaped face with a long snout. It may also have the triangular ears of the Pitbull, as well as the large, almond-shaped eyes of the Greyhound.

The History of the Greyhound Pitbull Mix

As with many designer dog breeds, the Greyhound Pitbull mix’s history is somewhat elusive, as they’re a relatively new breed of designer dog. While some designer dog breeds have been around for a while, most of them first began to appear during the 1990s and early 2000s, when designer dogs and crossbreeding first became popular in the United States.

While we can’t say for sure, it’s likely that the Greyhound and Pitbull were swept up in that craze and were first crossed with one another around that time.

The History of the Greyhound

The History of the Greyhound

The Greyhound is one of the world’s oldest dog breeds, as the first records of them appeared about 8,000 years ago! The Greyhound was revered as a God by the Egyptians, with only royalty being allowed to own them. All of the modern sighthounds (dogs that hunt by sight rather than scent) are descended from the Greyhound.

Today, Greyhounds are famous as racing dogs in the United Kingdom and are also kept as companion pets.

How Popular Are Greyhounds in the United States?

Greyhounds were first imported to the United States in the 19th century and used initially to rid mid-Western farms of an epidemic of jackrabbits; due to their lightening-fast speed, they could quickly track and kill the jackrabbit before they disappeared into its warren.

Nowadays, Greyhounds are popular companion pets, though they still struggle greatly for popularity in the United States, scoring very lowly on the popularity rankings in 2021, according to the American Kennel Club. Greyhounds were a measly 132nd on the list!

Who Are Greyhounds a Good Dog For?

The Greyhound is a stout, tall and energetic breed. It’s really only suitable for a large home with an active family or active single individuals. Given their energy requirements, Greyhounds are really only suitable for those with the time and energy to exercise them properly.

How Did Greyhounds Come About?

Greyhounds are one of the world’s oldest dog breeds – as such their origin story is lost to history, however, there are records of Greyhounds (or Greyhound-type dogs) dating back almost 8,000 years to the time of Ancient Egypt.

When Did We First Cross-Breed The Greyhound?

Given the ancient history of the Greyhound, it’s entirely possible, even likely that the Greyhound was crossbred throughout its history, though one of the first records of such crossbreeding came in 1776, when an English Earl, Horace Walpole, kept a kennel of 100 Greyhounds and began experimentation to produce the fastest dog – at the request of Queen Elizabeth I, who wanted Greyhounds to be used to hunt rabbits and hares.

The History of the Pitbull

The History of the Pitbull

The Pitbull’s story begins in England in the 19th century, where it was bred from Old English Bulldogs. Pitbulls were originally bred as fighting dogs, used in bull pens and a variety of other fighting capacities, including rat-catching in factories and fighting with other dogs.

The cruel practices of dog-fighting were outlawed in England in 1835 with the introduction of the Cruelty to Animals Act. That put an end to the fighting days of the Pitbull in public, though there were many underground dog-fighting rings that carried on the practice.

Nowadays, Pitbulls are unfortunately banned in many Western countries and cities. Including multiple U.S. states and cities. Though for those that do own them, they’re a treasured family pet.

How Popular Are Pitbulls in the United States?

Given that Pitbulls have a somewhat murky legal status in the United States, there are no official statistics on their popularity. However, a Pitbull-centric website has estimated that Pitbulls make up about 20% of the American ‘strong dog’ population.

Who Are Pitbulls a Good Dog For?

Given their enormous strength and general size, Pitbulls are not for everyone. They’re strong and determined animals, so be sure you’re a capable owner that’s strong enough to handle the demands of a Pitbull. It is also best for Pitbulls that they are with experienced owners.

How Did Pitbulls Come About?

Pitbulls were initially bred sometime in the early 19th century in England. They were produced for blood sports, such as dog-fighting and bull-baiting. Unfortunately, this violent history has led to Pitbulls being banned in many Western countries, American states, and cities.

When Did We First Cross-Breed The Pitbull?

Given the Pitbull’s sketchy legal history in the United States, the exact time frame of when crossbreeding of the Pitbull began is somewhat murky, though crossbreeding of dogs became very popular in the United States after the 1960s and peaked in popularity during the 1990s and early 2000s.

How Important Is a Dog’s Temperament to Your Family?

One of the most important things to your family is that you have a pet that’s compatible with your family lifestyle. Whether you’re an active, outdoorsy family that’s always on the go, or one that mostly likes to stay home, it’s important to find a dog that fits.

This will mean doing thorough research beforehand on what type of temperament you can expect from your new dog and seeing if they’re a good fit for your family based on that. Failure to do adequate research could mean that you get a dog that doesn’t fit in with your family unit, meaning that you’ll have to either spend time and money on training or choose to rehome the dog.

What is the Temperament of the Greyhound Pitbull Mix?

The Greyhound Pitbull mix is an excitable, energetic dog with a heart of gold and a thirst for the outdoors and athletic exercise. It’ll be the happiest when playing fetch! You can expect your Greyhound Pitbull mix to be somewhat stubborn and reserved around strangers but have a keen enthusiasm for its friends and family.

Is The Greyhound Pitbull Mix Friendly?

Yes, the Greyhound Pitbull does tend to be very friendly, though it can be somewhat wary of strangers.

Is The Greyhound Pitbull Mix Easy to Train?

You can expect the Greyhound Pitbull mix to be easy to train, as the Greyhound is quite used to following commands, and this obedience may overtake a Pitbull’s slightly stubborn nature.

How Much Can A Greyhound Pitbull Mix Weigh?

The Greyhound Pitbull mix can weigh between 30 and 80 pounds.

How Tall Can A Greyhound Pitbull Mix Get?

A Greyhound Pitbull Mix can stand between 17 and 30 inches tall.

Similar Sized Breeds

Despite it’s large size, there are a few similar-sized breeds to the Greyhound Pitbull mix. These include the Great Dane, the Doberman Pinscher, or the Rottweiler.

Does the Greyhound Pitbull Mix Shed?

Luckily for those with strong fur allergies, the Greyhound Pitbull mix sheds very little throughout the year. However, they’re not hypoallergenic per-se. You should expect to brush them once every couple of weeks and it won’t require a thick brush to do so.

How Much Exercise Does A Greyhound Pitbull Mix Require?

As with most Greyhound mixes, the Greyhound Pitbull mix does require an incredible amount of exercise. Expect to be walking your Greyhound Pitbull mix for between 45 minutes and one hour per day, as well as lots of off-leash running time, playing fetch or other such games.

How Long Can a Greyhound Pitbull Mix Live?

The average lifespan of a Greyhound Pitbull mix is between 10 and 14 years.

What Health Conditions Could the Greyhound Pitbull Mix Have?

How Can You Find a Greyhound Pitbull Mix Puppy For Sale?

Before looking for a Greyhound Pitbull mix puppy for sale, consider first adopting one! There are multiple avenues for adopting pets. You can start by taking a walk to your local vet clinic or animal shelter to see if anyone has dropped off a Greyhound Pitbull mix.

If you strike out in person, then maybe try looking at to find local dogs in your area that are up for adoption.

How Much Does a Greyhound Pitbull Mix Puppy Cost?

If you’re dead-set on spending the money to buy a Greyhound Pitbull mix puppy, then you can expect it to cost between $200 and $800, depending on the breeder, pedigree and location.

Our advice, if you’re going to purchase a Greyhound Pitbull mix, is to thoroughly read the American Kennel Club’s advice on working with reputable breeders to ensure you’re getting the healthiest pup for your money.

Is the Greyhound Pitbull Mix the Right Breed For You?

The Greyhound Pitbull mix is the perfect dog for the active, outdoorsy individual or family. They do best in a big indoor space as they take quite a lot of room just by laying down! You can expect a loyal and lovable companion pet that enjoys a good long hike or walk. As a low-shedding dog, they’re also an attractive option for those who struggle with allergies.

Nick Meagher

I'm Nick Meagher, a lifelong dog enthusiast and the voice behind this blog. Having grown up with dogs, I've developed a deep understanding and an unbreakable bond with these amazing companions. Through MyK9Life, I aim to share insights, tips, and heartwarming stories, celebrating the joy and journey of life with our four-legged friends.

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