Great Dane Pitbull Mix: A Guide To Unique breed

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Written by: Celestine Gomez
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Are you someone who wants a dog’s undivided attention and you’re looking for a loving, loyal, affectionate one?

The Great Dane Pitbull Mix or also known as Great DaneBull could be the one for you. This large dog craves attention and love from its owner and constantly wants to be around its family. 

Despite its enormous size, the Great Dane Pitbull is an energetic but healthy breed with a long life expectancy. Since Great DaneBulls are intelligent and eager to please, training them is a snap, and they make great pets because of their outgoing and friendly personalities.

When it comes to family pets, the Great Dane Pitbull mix does not disappoint. The result is large to an enormous dog that enjoys playing and spending time with its family. Keep reading this article, as we discussed the facts and characteristics of the Great Dane Pitbull mix.

The Parents of Great Dane Pitbull Mix

The Great Dane Pitbull Mix, also known as the Great Danebull, is a cross between a Pitbull and a Great Dane. The Great Dane is sweet, friendly, and patient, while the American Pit Bull Terrier is devoted, loving, and energetic. 

Since the Great Dane is known for its size, the Great Danebull is likely to be large to an extra-large dog. They have short, smooth, and dense coats that come in a variety of patterns and colors. They are muscular dogs with stocky builds and rectangular heads.

They can be solid colors or a mix of bronze, black, white, fawn, blue, red, liver, white, and brown, as well as merle, sable, harlequin, mantle, or brindle.

Breed Overview of Pitbull

Breed Overview of Pitbull

Pitbulls are descendants of Old English Bulldogs, which were used to “bull-baiting.” Bull baiting was a cruel form of entertainment in which dogs chased bulls for hours until they passed out from exhaustion.  After a while, this no longer entertained the public, so they turned to dogfight, thus beginning the breed’s long and cruel history. 

Pitbulls arrived in the United States shortly before the Civil War, when immigrants from the British Isles began arriving. They were used to herd cattle and sheep, protect livestock and families from wild animals and robbers, and assist with hunts. 

Pitbulls were bred to be docile and affectionate toward humans, despite their history as fighting dogs.

Height17 to 20 inches (female);18 to 21 inches (male)
Weight30 to 50 pounds (female);35 to 60 pounds (male)
CoatShort, smooth
ColorBlack, white, brindle, fawn, blue, red, brown, tan, gray
Life Span8 to 15 years
TemperamentLoyal, affectionate, courageous
OriginUnited States

Breed Overview of Great Dane

Breed Overview of Great Dane

The Great Dane ancestors are thought to date back to ancient times, with Egyptian artifacts depicting dogs that resemble Danes. They were used for hunting wild boar in Germany when they arrived. Their original name was “Boar Hounds,” a reference to their social status.  

After a Frenchman saw this new breed in Denmark in the 1700s, their name was changed to “Great Dane” despite the dog’s lack of Danish ancestry, the name has stuck.

The breed has evolved into a gentle, affectionate breed as it transitioned from hunting wild boars to keeping nobles company. 

Height30 to 34 inches (males); 28 to 32 inches (females)
Weight120 to 200 pounds (males); 99 to 130 pounds (females)
CoatShort, smooth coat
ColorBlack, white, blue, brindle, fawn, harlequin, merle, silver, solid white, or mantle

Life Span
6 to 8 years
TemperamentCalm, gentle, friendly, loving, even-tempered, attentive, proud

Great Dane Bull: The Great Dane Pitbull Mix 

The Great Danebull, also known as the Great Dane Pitbull Mix or Great Dane Pitbull, is a mixed breed dog created by crossing a large Great Dane with a loyal American Pit Bull Terrier.

As one of the largest and heaviest dog breeds, Great Danes are considered to be one of the most impressive specimens. Great Danes are known as “gentle giants” despite their massive size and intimidating appearance.

Pitbulls, on the other hand, are medium-sized dogs known for their strong will, confidence, and sometimes aggressive demeanor. Unexpectedly, a litter of adorable Great Dane Pitbull mix puppies is born when these two breeds are combined.

Breed Overview of Great Dane Pitbull Mix

Height24-30 inches
Weight60–100 pounds
Coatshort, glossy,  smooth, and stiff
ColorBlack, white, blue, fawn, red, brown, sable, and brindle, or a combination of the colors
Life Span10-15 years
TemperamentEnergetic, playful, and friendly but is also devoutly loyal and loving

The Great Dane Pitbull Mix, is a protective, affectionate dog breed. Alertness, friendliness with children, visitors, and pets, as well as loyalty and love for their owners, are some of the best characteristics of Pitbull Great Dane mixes.

An active person or family with enough time to incorporate their pet into their daily routine is an ideal match for this dog, especially if they have a large home and fenced yard.

Temperament of Great DaneBull

Temperament of Great DaneBull

Since both Great Danes and Pitbulls are known to be people-pleasers, it’s no surprise that this unlikely combination produces a loving dog. They make great pets for a family because of their loving nature and devotion to them.

Their size does not deter them from claiming that they are lap dogs and enjoy snuggling with their owners. They love to go for walks and play with their owners in the fresh air. If socialized early, these dogs can get along well with other people and animals.

Great DaneBull love attention from their owners and this crossbreed could suffer from severe separation anxiety because of their strong social need. Destructive behavior such as barking or digging can result from this.

Sociability of Great DaneBull (Pets and Children)

You can expect the Great Dane Pitbull to be just as good of a family dog as the Great Dane and the Pit Bull. They are gentle and affectionate dogs who love to play and cuddle with children.

However, you must teach your children to treat all dogs with respect. This includes no yanking on your dog’s ears or tails, as well as no horse riding.

Regardless of the size of the dog, always supervise your small children when they are around dogs. There’s always the risk of small children being knocked over by these dogs because of their size.

There are no known conflicts between this hybrid and other animals. To play with other dogs and even cats, the Great Danebull is an excellent choice because the parent breeds don’t have high prey drives and he is friendly and playful.

Food and Diet Needs of Great DaneBull

Food and Diet Needs of Great DaneBull

Dry dog food or kibbles made of natural ingredients are recommended for feeding your Great DaneBull. Preservatives should be avoided, and the kibble should be vitamin and mineral fortified. 

The most important aspect of feeding your Great Dane Pitbull Mix is to be aware of any allergies they may have. Choose grain-free dog food because their parents’ Great Dane is allergic to grains. Sweet potatoes and pumpkins have been used in place of grains by some manufacturers. 

Flaxseeds can be added to your dog’s food. These seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which help to reduce inflammation, develop the brain and eyes properly, and relieve itching and dry skin. Consult your veterinarian before feeding your canine companion.

Health Risks of Great DaneBull

The overall health of this breed is good, but some health issues can be inherited from the parent breed. 

Hip Dysplasia – An inherited disorder of the hip joint, Hip Dysplasia can range from mild to severe. A condition known as hip dysplasia occurs when the ball of the femur does not fit snugly into the hip socket of the pelvis.

Cardiomyopathy – This characteristic is inherited from the Great Danes. The second most common breed to be affected is the Great Dane. Irregular heartbeats are the hallmark symptom of this condition. When this happens, the dog may faint or collapse or suddenly die. It can happen quickly and suddenly. 

Bloat – Gastric dilatation-volvulus is the medical term for this dangerous condition, which calls for immediate medical attention. As a result of this, the blood vessels supplying the stomach twist, increasing stomach gas. If left untreated, this can result in irreversible stomach death, shock, and the release of lethal toxins.

Cancer – This breed has predisposed a variety of cancers, with bone cancer being the most common. Again, this is more typical of the Great Danes. For the majority of dogs, cancer can be successfully treated if discovered early enough. However, it may necessitate expensive chemotherapy or even limb amputation. As with any dog, proper care and nutrition can help your pet live a long and healthy life.

Training and Exercise Requirements of Great DaneBull

There is a big difference between Pitbulls and Great Danes when it comes to their level of energy. At the very least, you’ll need to take him for a 20 to 40-minute walk twice per day and expect an energetic amount of playtime with your Great Danebull. However, you can count on him to have a restful night’s sleep indoors as well.

It’s safe to assume that the Great Dane Pitbull will be just as trainable as the Pit Bull because both breeds are intelligent and eager to please. Positive reinforcement and a lot of socialization will give you a wonderful friend and companion in a dog who is easy to train.

Care and Grooming of Great DaneBull

Grooming your Great Dane Pitbull is simple, but they shed a lot, so you’ll have to do a lot of cleaning to keep their hair under control. Because of their short hair, they only need to be brushed once a day. Bathe them only when they’re filthy rather than giving them too many baths, which can interfere with their natural oil production.

At the very least, they should have their ears examined and cleaned once a week. They also need regular nail trimmings, which can be done by a professional groomer if you don’t feel comfortable doing this yourself on a dog this large. Additionally, brushing their teeth at least three times a week is recommended to keep them in good dental health.

The Great Dane Pitbull Puppies: Price and What You Should Know

While determining a price for this lesser-known hybrid can be difficult, we looked at Pitbull and Great Dane mixed puppies, which ranged from $600 to $1,500. Of course, the cost will vary depending on the location of the puppies and the breeder.

To avoid a puppy mill, make sure you’re dealing with a reputable and responsible breeder. Once you’ve found a potential breeder, follow these guidelines:

Visit the breeder’s facility: You’ll want to see the dogs and puppies in person and double-check that their living quarters are spotless. You can also see how healthy and well-adjusted the dogs are, as well as how well they get along with the breeder. 

Medical background: A reputable breeder will be open and honest with you about their dog’s medical history and any problems they may have. Any necessary medical certificates will be provided by the breeder.

Get to know the parents: You won’t be able to meet the father in most cases, but the mother of the puppies should be present. Interacting with your puppy’s mother will allow you to assess her temperament and health, as well as give you an idea of how your puppy will develop as an adult.

Pose as many questions as possible: Make a list of any questions you’d like to ask ahead of time. A responsible breeder will not only gladly answer all of your questions, but will almost certainly ask you a few of their own.

You should budget for additional costs in addition to the cost of your puppy. You may also want to consider adopting a dog from a rescue organization. The adoption fee can range from $300 to $600, but many rescue groups will waive or reduce the fee if you bring home a special needs or elderly dog.



For families with children and other animals alike, this playful breed is a great choice. Keeping an eye on young children while playing with the dog is a must because of the dog’s enormous size. Great DaneBull requires lots of exercise and a lot of space to run around.

A Great Danebull can be a wonderful addition to your family if you are willing to devote a lot of time and energy to training and caring for them. Consider adoption as well. Giving a new life to a neglected, abused, or abandoned dog is one of the most rewarding aspects of adopting one.

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Celestine Gomez

I'm Celestine Gomez, worked for 5 years in an animal shelter in Los Angeles, California. Having noticed the inherent passion and zeal in me to care for pets, I took a step further to create a team of I and like-minded individuals to provide an informative resource in order to broaden the knowledge base of a regular pet owners.