The German Shepherd Pitbull Mix

The beloved Pitbull and German Shepherd mix is a unique designer breed known as the German Pit, Shepherd Pit or German Sheppit.

Keep reading to learn more about this fascinating and lovable breed, whether you’re wondering about the temperament, size, coat, or common personality traits.

The History of the German Shepherd Pitbull

The German Shepherd Pitbull mix is not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) but has probably been in existence since somewhere around the 1990s.  

The Nature of the Pitbull and German Shepherd Mix

Their excitable nature and seemingly unlimited energy make them great companions for an afternoon run or any kind of game in the yard. They’ll need a bit of space to run around and companions to keep them active.


In order to introduce someone new to your puppy, you’ll have to calm them down and allow them to sniff out the new person. This will show them that the person does not mean harm and is not going to hurt you.

Do German Shepherd Pitbulls Make Good Family Pets?

Yes, this breed is protective and loyal. They may run around a pool incessantly, trying to save you from drowning or feel the need to growl at new people upon arrival.

The Appearance of the German Shepherd Pitbull

These babies can get relatively big, and while they’re not Great Dane sized, they can grow up to around 26 inches tall and weigh anywhere up to 90+ pounds.

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