The Greybull Pit: A Complete Guide

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The Greybull Pit is a hybrid breed that brings together the Greyhound with the American Pit Bull Terrier.

Of course, this is not a combination that most people would expect to happen, but it is a sign of the desire to produce designer breeds that have become more popular in recent times.

A number of people will be aware of what it takes to look after both of these parent breeds, but when you bring them together in this way it then makes things that bit harder.

However, that is why we have produced this complete guide to the breed so you can then know how to correctly care for this breed.

Before getting into these different areas, we do need to go ahead and spend a bit of time getting you to think more carefully about yourself.

This is key since it does affect your ability to look after this breed, and you certainly do not want anything to happen that can negatively affect their life.

Greybull Pit Puppies – Before You Buy…

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The Greybull Pit is not a well-known breed. Image Credit By: lola_greybull, instagram

So, before you buy your new puppy, you need to get honest with your self.

To do this, we recommend that you think about several points over and over again to help you with coming to terms with whether or not this is the dog for you.

In our mind, the most important points are as follows:

  • Understand their health issues and how to look out for them.
  • Be aware that they have a strong prey drive and having cats at home is not the best.
  • Understand their exercise requirements before you buy a puppy.
  •  Maintenance is low but you must still be aware of their needs.

As you work through the guide, there will be other points that pop up into your mind, so do not ignore them as they will all play a role in providing your dog with the best life possible.

What Price are Greybull Pit Puppies?

Greybull Pit puppies are no different from any other breed in that their price can change according to a number of factors.

Being aware of these factors will also then help you to find a better puppy at a perfectly reasonable price.

As always, the pedigree of the parents will be important because the better it is, then the bigger the price that you need to pay.

This happens with every breed, so it is not unique here, but checking out the pedigree is essential if you are to find a good puppy.

You will also find that different breeders add their premium onto the puppies because they see themselves as being experts and more reliable with this particular breed.

Also, there is just a sense of them having their idea as to what the going rate should be.

Finally, there is your location because some dogs are just more popular than others in different parts around the world, and even within the same country.

This then results in the supply and demand concept which is always going to alter the price that you need to pay.

Putting all of that to one side, the average price in the United States is going to be in the region of $500 with a certain degree of variation.

In the United Kingdom, the breed is not as common, so prices can vary widely but around the £700 mark will be quite common.

How to Find Reputable Greybull Pit Breeders?

To find reputable Greybull Pit breeders, you need to do several things.

First, people will turn to the Kennel Club and even though they will not list the Greybull Pit as a breed, they can still help you to locate the correct people that will assist you in finding the best breeders out there.

This approach also applies to the Dog Breeder’s Association as they will also want to preserve the breed as best they can, and they can often have a registry of those breeders that will fit into your needs.

Also, at least you can trust what they tell you.

The final option that most people turn to is the Internet. It will be very easy for you to do your own research and locate those groups that are dedicated to the Greybull Pit.

Of course, they will tend to have the welfare of the breed at the forefront of what they do, so they can be a good resource.

3 Little-Known Facts About Greybull Pit Puppies

There are so many amazing things that you may want to know about this breed. However, we are going to restrict it to just three different facts.

  • Be careful outside.

This may surprise people, but do not leave them outside alone. They will hate it and it will upset them a great deal, which is something that you do not want to happen.

  • Avoid cats and small animals.

This breed has a rather high prey instinct, so if you already have a cat or other small animal at home, then expect the Greybull Pit to see it as prey and chase after it.

  • They are not as fast as greyhounds.

They might have them as part of their heritage, but they are not as fast as greyhounds. However, they can still pick up a reasonable bit of speed in a short period.

Physical Traits of the Greybull Pit

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The Greybull Pit is a fun and exceptionally loyal breed. Image Credit By: sou_the_greybullpit, instagram

Many individuals will wonder as to whether or not the Greybull Pit can work from a physical point of view, but it does.

You have no way of knowing exactly how the two gene pools are going to come together, but there will often be some physical traits that are common.

Physically, there is a tendency for the Greybull Pit to have a long body like the Greyhound but their head is closer to the Pitbull.

Of course, there can be variation, but that does seem to be the most common trait of all.

It does mean that their body is quite strong and yet there is still a touch of elegance from the Greyhound.

They have a large head and a thick neck, but then their nose is from the Greyhound which does give it a strange combination.

Their coat will be short and they do require minimal maintenance. They require fewer baths but you should still brush them to remove any loose fur even though they are not heavy shedders.

How Big is a Full-Grown Greybull Pit?

A full-grown Greybull Pit may not be as big as you would expect. However, there can be a very real difference in size between the two sexes.

In general, the male can measure from anywhere between 17 to 30 inches in height while the female is pretty standard at 17 to 18 inches.

When it comes to their weight, then they are both within the same weight range. This is 30 to 85lbs, and it is certainly wide-ranging, to say the least.

On most occasions, the male will be more towards the upper end of the two limits than the female.

What is the Life Expectancy of the Greybull Pit?

The Greybull Pit is a relatively healthy dog, and this has an impact on their life expectancy.

This will generally translate into a life expectancy that varies between 10 and 14 years, but it is not unheard of for them to live even longer than that.

Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Greybull Pit

You have a real mix of personalities and temperament when you put these two breeds together, but that is not something to be feared.

This breed is rather sensitive to your feelings as well as their own, so they are certainly in tune with you.

At the same time, they are strong and confident enough to alert you to strangers, and they will certainly try to defend you wherever possible.

They can also be rather laid back and will love your company that much that you cannot leave them alone unless you train them out of this.

Training them is easy, but they can be quite stubborn at times which is something that you need to overcome.

Overall, they are a wonderful family dog that can be good around children, but their prey drive can become a problem in some instances.

The Greybull Pit’s Diet

A Greybull Pit sitting in its bed
The Greybull Pit has a better personality than most dogs.

The diet for the Greybull Pit is probably going to be bigger than you would like to think.

In general, you are looking at providing them with 3 cups of food per day, but it is also what you feed them that is going to be the most important thing.

While it may be tempting to save money by getting cheaper food, due to the belief that this will make no difference, the opposite is true.

These cheaper foods use ingredients that do nothing for your dog apart from filling them and provide them with ingredients that are difficult to digest.

Avoid them at all costs as you need to provide them with the nutrition that they need to develop correctly.

This comes as a result of providing them with high-quality dry food that is packed full of everything that a dog of their age is going to need.

That is why it must change from a puppy to an adult dog to an elderly dog as they do all require different things.

You might want to give them some treats and snacks, and that is perfectly fine. However, do so completely at random and limit the amounts.

Finally, they can eat fish or meat from your table, but while it can be a nice treat it should not form an integral part of their diet.

How Much Exercise Does a Greybull Pit Need?

This particular breed of dog is seen as having very high energy levels to such an extent that if you are unable to provide them with more than enough exercise, that they are not the dog for you.

What you are looking at here is around 60 minutes of exercise every single day, and you should also interact and play with them on numerous occasions throughout the day.

This breed can become very bored quite quickly and that can lead to destructive behavior that needs to be avoided.

The breed does tend to want to chase after small animals as it believes them to be prey.

Letting them loose on a walk may not be the best idea, but then that is why having a yard that is fenced in for them is also a good idea.

Greybull Pit Health and Conditions

We said earlier that the Greybull Pit is a healthy breed, and that is going to become loud and clear when you look at the range of health conditions that can be quite common with the breed.

The list is pretty much non-existent but that does not mean that you can ignore everything.

It will still be in your best interest to talk to the breeder if you are buying a puppy as it will be easier if they can show that the parents have been checked over by a vet.

In this instance, the main health conditions to be aware of are as follows:

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Gastric Torsion

As you can see, the list is hardly extensive, and yet they can still cause health problems for your dog.

Also, they can pick up different allergies and illnesses on top of those listed above, so do pay attention.

My Final Thoughts on the Greybull PitA Greybull Pit looking away

The Greybull Pit may not be that well known, but that in itself just means that they are a well-kept secret.

They are fun, exceptionally loyal, and understand your thoughts and feelings better than most dogs would be able to do.

Also, they will enjoy lying at your feet while they snooze, so the companion side is in no doubt.

Just be careful when taking them for a walk and keep them on a leash.

Train them to be more sociable from an early age and keep an eye out for any dental issues as that can turn into a problem.

Aside from that, owning a Greybull Pit should be a pleasant experience.

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