Pit Bulls receive a lot of bad press. But aggressive dogs aren't born -- they're made that way. Maybe they weren't socialized as puppies, maybe their owner abused or starved them into adulthood. Luckily, there's a good, uplifting case for each of these sad ones. And Bored Panda is ready to prove it.

To show you that any dog can be absolutely adorable -- no matter how much Pit Bull is in their genes, we compiled a list of some of the cutest mixes this breed is responsible for. From energetic pups to wise old-timers, continue scrolling and meet the gang!

#1

Pit Bull + Australian Cattle Dog

Pit Bull + Australian Cattle Dog

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ume reid
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10 months ago

sooo sweet!!!! the spotted pitbull

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Interestingly, 'Pit Bull' is an umbrella ter that includes several breeds: American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and American Bully.

Bronwen Dickey, author of Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon, is one of the people who attempted to show that negative views about pit bulls have often been shaped by misunderstandings. In the process, however, Dickey has unwittingly become a heroine for the pro-pit bull community and the target of threats and harassment from those who see her as an apologist for a vicious animal.

"People who have studied Pit Bull attacks, like Jeffrey Sacks at the CDC, have shown that when it comes to fatalities caused by Pit Bulls, the breed identifications are often not accurate," Dickey told National Geographic. "The title 'Pit Bull' has expanded so dramatically over the years that people are lumping any dog with a large head and short coat into that category rather than separating out each of the Pit Bull breeds."

#2

Pit Bull + Corgi

Pit Bull + Corgi

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ume reid
Community Member
10 months ago

just cute!

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Dickey also pointed out a study on fatalities between 2000-2009 in the journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association which found that in over 80 percent of those cases there were four or more significant factors related to the care and control of the dog. "These were dogs that had not been socialized; were large and sexually intact; and had no relationship to the person who was killed. In other words, perfect storm of factor upon factor."

Moreover, even the "these dogs are bred for fighting," argument is only partially corrent."It's true that the original breed, the American Pit Bull Terrier, which originated in 1889, was developed for fighting. But the three other breeds that are lumped into this category have always been dog show conformation breeds," Dickey said. "They don't have that heritage. The fact that they get lumped in is part of the problem because we’re basing things on what they look like and not necessarily what they are."

#3

Pit Bull + Lab

Pit Bull + Lab

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
10 months ago

That face malts my heart!!!

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#4

Pit Bull + Husky

Pit Bull + Husky

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Cartoon Cat
Community Member
10 months ago

who could refuse this doggo🥰

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#5

Pit Bull + German Shepherd

Pit Bull + German Shepherd

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ume reid
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10 months ago

that combination would be a good police dog

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#6

Pit Bull + Australian Shepherd

Pit Bull + Australian Shepherd

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VANILLA
Community Member
10 months ago

Aww look he’s in a boot!

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#7

Pit Bull + Beagle

Pit Bull + Beagle

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
10 months ago

looks like a champion kisser

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#8

Pit Bull + Bulldog

Pit Bull + Bulldog

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Darko Pešić
Community Member
10 months ago

This is obviously a seal :D

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#9

Pit Bull + Rottweiler

Pit Bull + Rottweiler

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Janine B.
Community Member
10 months ago

Aw, what a cutie!

Summer
Community Member
10 months ago

this is a beautiful mix

Zoe's Mom
Community Member
10 months ago

...and a strong mix of breeds. Agree that it is beautiful.

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VANILLA
Community Member
10 months ago

Just wondering, what are those black spots on dogs tongues? My German Shepard/ terrier mix puppy has them

Chelle R.
Community Member
10 months ago

@Vanilla The black spots are basically Freckles or Beauty marks! They are harmless markings they develop when more pigment is deposited on one area of thier tongues! https://www.k9ofmine.com/what-is-black-spot-on-dogs-tongue/

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Allison Chambers
Community Member
10 months ago

The Rottweiler is a magnificent breed.

Martz Migraña
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

That just duplicate it deadliness!! (And of course, by deadliness I mean it can absolutely kill you by a CUTENESS OVERLOAD 🤩)

Rissie
Community Member
10 months ago

That is one big happy!

Ms Phit
Community Member
10 months ago

And this mix is called what, a Potty? Lol JK, super cute... I have a Pit mix too, she's a Bull Whip (Pitbull/whippet) and 34 lbs of sweet puppy love

Cami Potter
Community Member
10 months ago

that face!

Daphne pappadakis
Community Member
10 months ago

Beautiful

Patty Duval
Community Member
10 months ago

Looks like my Stitch she is a Rottweiler and pitbull mix

Maria Persson
Community Member
10 months ago

Whoa, that's one intense mix. I wouldn't go near.

Antonia Morgan
Community Member
10 months ago

How cute, down to the black spot on th tongue.

Jeanne Dansby
Community Member
10 months ago

One of my favorite mixes!

Edgar Rops
Community Member
10 months ago

A killer dog. Will lick anyone to death.

Kitsune Fox Girl
Community Member
10 months ago

EEEEEEE cutie

German Rottweiler#16
Community Member
10 months ago

I LOVE ROTTWElLERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sharon Hyatt
Community Member
10 months ago

Oh yeah; This one's a winner ! ! !

Bobbie Kooiman
Community Member
10 months ago

Too much work no thx

Mya Lugar
Community Member
10 months ago

I wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of THAT combo!

Ruth Dyke
Community Member
10 months ago

Has a pit smile.

Mairlady
Community Member
10 months ago

This guy looks like he could be a handful with that face!

Brandy Grote
Community Member
10 months ago

Pitweiler!

G.
Community Member
10 months ago

WOW! He will be so strong

Pauline Bennett
Community Member
10 months ago

( am speaking for the dog.)Even my tongue is beautiful!

Dana Grunwald
Community Member
10 months ago

Pittweiler ☺

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#10

Pit Bull + Great Dane

Pit Bull + Great Dane

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Catlady6000
Community Member
10 months ago

Would love to see just how big he really is, maybe next to his human

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#11

Pit Bull + Pug

Pit Bull + Pug

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
Community Member
10 months ago

My non-glassesed eyes thought that said pig, and failed to conprehend how a pig could make such a magnificent creature.

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#12

Pit Bull + Husky

Pit Bull + Husky

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Yayaboobo
Community Member
10 months ago

Wow pit genetics seem to allow other breeds to come through perfectly.

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#13

Pit Bull + Australian Shepherd

Pit Bull + Australian Shepherd

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Clara Knaub
Community Member
10 months ago

Look at those paws! He/she is going to be a big dog!

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#14

Pit Bull + Bull Mastiff

Pit Bull + Bull Mastiff

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
10 months ago

That is a BIG puppy. How massive is he going to be?

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#15

Pit Bull + Golden Retriever

Pit Bull + Golden Retriever

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Clara Knaub
Community Member
10 months ago

Ahhh my heart!! 💗

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#16

Pit Bull + Alaskan Husky

Pit Bull + Alaskan Husky

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Janine B.
Community Member
10 months ago

Soooo beautiful!

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#17

Pit Bull + Yorkie

Pit Bull + Yorkie

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Choo Duck
Community Member
10 months ago

I would call him porkie

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#18

Pit Bull + Corgi

Pit Bull + Corgi

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ume reid
Community Member
10 months ago

woah its not a dog its a bat!

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#19

Pit Bull + Dachshund

Pit Bull + Dachshund

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
10 months ago

So, a pitbull that needs help getting up on the bed?

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#20

Pit Bull + Shar Pei

Pit Bull + Shar Pei

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ume reid
Community Member
10 months ago

small ears long neck

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#21

Pit Bull + Australian Shepherd

Pit Bull + Australian Shepherd

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
Community Member
10 months ago

I love him.Where may I obtain 10.

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#22

Pit Bull + Dachshund

Pit Bull + Dachshund

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Lydia Dean-Melchior
Community Member
10 months ago

Awww.

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#23

Pit Bull + Rhodesian Ridgeback

Pit Bull + Rhodesian Ridgeback

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
Community Member
10 months ago

Hellooooo Mr. Cinnomin bun!!!

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#24

Pit Bull + Dalmatian

Pit Bull + Dalmatian

She’s very smart, calm and gentle. And holy crap, she’s grateful to be in a home with carpet. Biiig fan of carpet. My daughters named her Pepper.

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ume reid
Community Member
10 months ago

great name!

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#25

Pit Bull + Golden Retriever

Pit Bull + Golden Retriever

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neonn_pieee
Community Member
10 months ago

Looks like a blonde bear! So adorable :)

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#26

Pit Bull + Dalmatian

Pit Bull + Dalmatian

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Lydia Dean-Melchior
Community Member
10 months ago

Cutie.

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#27

Pit Bull + Chihuahua

Pit Bull + Chihuahua

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Kittie Lacker
Community Member
10 months ago

Oh my goodness so cute

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#28

Pit Bull + Bassett

Pit Bull + Bassett

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ume reid
Community Member
10 months ago

awwwwww those beautiful eyes!

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#29

Pit Bull + Chihuahua

Pit Bull + Chihuahua

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kjorn
Community Member
10 months ago

how?... Just HOW????

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#30

Pit Bull + Spaniel

Pit Bull + Spaniel

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Kittie Lacker
Community Member
10 months ago

Floofer doggo

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#31

Pit Bull + Beagle

Pit Bull + Beagle

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
Community Member
10 months ago

MISHTER CINNOMEN BUN!!!!

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#32

Pit Bull + Lab + Weimaraner

Pit Bull + Lab + Weimaraner

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Lydia Dean-Melchior
Community Member
10 months ago

Good look'n doggo.

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#33

Pit Bull + German Shepherd

Pit Bull + German Shepherd

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Francis
Community Member
10 months ago

I love the dobby ears :)

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#34

Pit Bull + Chocolate Lab

Pit Bull + Chocolate Lab

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
Community Member
10 months ago

Easy breezy coverdog

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#35

Pit Bull + Poodle

Pit Bull + Poodle

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Lydia Dean-Melchior
Community Member
10 months ago

A PooPit!

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#36

Pit Bull + Shar Pei

Pit Bull + Shar Pei

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Tzuls
Community Member
10 months ago

"What"

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#37

Pit Bull + Golden Retriever

Pit Bull + Golden Retriever

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ume reid
Community Member
10 months ago

you can really see the two breeds come through

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#38

Pit Bull + Basset Hound

Pit Bull + Basset Hound

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Lydia Dean-Melchior
Community Member
10 months ago

Branch manager.

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#39

Pit Bull + Chow Chow

Pit Bull + Chow Chow

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
10 months ago

Chow Chows have a reputation for being agressive if not properly socialized, combining that with a Pittie's jaw strength would definitely require alot of work/responsibility for the owner.

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#40

Pit Bull + Corgi

Pit Bull + Corgi

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Kesyra
Community Member
10 months ago

Those ears!

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