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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2 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
2 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
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2 months ago

That face malts my heart!!!

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#4

Pit Bull + Husky

Pit Bull + Husky

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Cartoon Cat
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2 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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2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 months ago

Aw, what a cutie!

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#10

Pit Bull + Great Dane

Pit Bull + Great Dane

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Catlady6000
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 months ago

Soooo beautiful!

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#17

Pit Bull + Yorkie

Pit Bull + Yorkie

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Choo Duck
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 months ago

Awww.

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#23

Pit Bull + Rhodesian Ridgeback

Pit Bull + Rhodesian Ridgeback

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 months ago

Cutie.

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#27

Pit Bull + Chihuahua

Pit Bull + Chihuahua

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Kittie Lacker
Community Member
2 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
2 months ago

awwwwww those beautiful eyes!

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#29

Pit Bull + Chihuahua

Pit Bull + Chihuahua

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kjorn
Community Member
2 months ago

how?... Just HOW????

Andres Tejeda
Community Member
2 months ago

Chihuahuas are very crafty, they will sneak attack larger dogs and get them pregnant. A friend had a female Great dane and a male chihuahua and well she was surprised they had puppies.

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SirPatTheCat
Community Member
2 months ago

You guys xD it was never going to be a male pit bull and a female chihuahua lmao. It doesn't work, and anyone breeding dogs will know it won't work. Even irresponsible breeders won't try it just to get cute puppies because the chance of killing the female dog is too large, and killing the female is not a good financial choice (unfortunately with some people money is the only thing that matters, but at least in this situation it can prevent things like small female + large male). I don't think it would even work unintentionally because a male pit bull most likely would not approach a chihuahua, and even did, dogs don't have the precision or flexibility to make that happen lmao. Also knowing chihuahuas, they would not just stand there still and accept their fate. So don't worry! Any time you see a large dog + small dog, it means large female small male.

Beulah Rabiyah
Community Member
2 months ago

Sorry. The irresponsible ppl who had the mom & pop of our chi pitbull mix didn't think so either. Chiquita's mom is a chihuahua & her dad was the pitbull. Truth IS stranger than fiction

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Bill
Community Member
2 months ago

Never underestimate a chiwowie. 5 teacup Chiuahas cornered a fully grown mountain lion in a CA garage.

Michelle C
Community Member
2 months ago

Brain stuck...need more input....how?

Tweelia Tweelia
Community Member
2 months ago

They didn't spay/ neuter. Lol.

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Frency S.
Community Member
2 months ago

but.. how.. how did the chihuahua got pregnant..?? or got the pit bull pregnant..?

Cori
Community Member
2 months ago

Maybe a step stool?

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Cuddles
Community Member
2 months ago

Typically when there is a large size difference between the parents, the -father- is the smaller of the two. XD I knew a dog who was a miniature beagle/great dane cross. The dane was the mom and the dad was an acrobat. XD (Although the female will sometimes actually lay down on the floor/ground...she's a willing participant, too, ya know.)

Linda HS
Community Member
2 months ago

So...a pitchu?🤷‍♀️😍

Kimlan Lau
Community Member
2 months ago

How on earth!????

kkathleen517
Community Member
2 months ago

What?! How does that happen?lol I wish there were more/better pictures, it's hard to tell he looks any different. If it was posted with no description of the breeds I wouldn't have noticed anything. Super cute little doggo anyways!!!

kkathleen517
Community Member
2 months ago

Wait..are those brass knuckles on a key chain? I like it! A little brass face punch to go with the pepper spray!! Suck it muggers and rapists!! I want some.

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juztme
Community Member
2 months ago

What???

HempFairy
Community Member
2 months ago

Pit Bull + Chihuahua?!! Wild canine party, i guess!

BingeFest1
Community Member
2 months ago

Definitely a product of puppy mills. It's sad

Daphne pappadakis
Community Member
2 months ago

🤦😂🐾🤟💛

STRANGER THINGS fan
Community Member
2 months ago

those eyes🥺

OhBlahDi OhBlahDa
Community Member
2 months ago

This. Is. Not. Possible.

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
2 months ago

Pocket sized pittie, then :) How's about them brass knuckles???

ERIN W.
Community Member
2 months ago

AWWW NOW C'MON! SERIOUSLY?! I DEFINITELY AGREE wit you kjorn!

NanZ
Community Member
2 months ago

Do they ever use artificial insemination for large and small dogs?

VANILLA
Community Member
2 months ago

I don’t want to know how this adorable lil cutie was created

Iampazuzu
Community Member
2 months ago

What?

Eva the Egg
Community Member
2 months ago

Adorable!!!

Laura Jones
Community Member
2 months ago

oh he is cute

Lydia Dean-Melchior
Community Member
2 months ago

Pray it was a small pittie.

Mishte Tine
Community Member
2 months ago

Awww, puppy head!

Steffen Beth
Community Member
2 months ago

How?

Raquel Leal
Community Member
2 months ago

With a stool and a hell lot of courage.

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Wendy Yim
Community Member
1 month ago

heeheee

Anna Salerno
Community Member
2 months ago

Just love him.

Ruth Dyke
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh, no. This does not seem like a good combination due to the difference in size.

Elly Clifton
Community Member
2 months ago

I hope the mother was the pitbull

Julia Atkinson
Community Member
2 months ago

The mind boggles...

Kim Bush
Community Member
2 months ago

I've seen where a large mix breed male got a female dachshund pregnant, it was not a good situation for her. One pup was born with an open spine due to its position in the womb. The pups were half the size of the mother when they were born... She had five.

Kitsune Fox Girl
Community Member
2 months ago

tiny pibble boi

Ms.GB
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow

Tori Bishop
Community Member
2 months ago

😘😘😘😘😘

CR Harvey
Community Member
2 months ago

Chi dad I hope. Wonder how it will age?

Kim Lorton
Community Member
2 months ago

Pittie eyes come through well! That will be a fierce puppet! Training will be needed!

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#30

Pit Bull + Spaniel

Pit Bull + Spaniel

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Kittie Lacker
Community Member
2 months ago

Floofer doggo

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#31

Pit Bull + Beagle

Pit Bull + Beagle

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 months ago

A PooPit!

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#36

Pit Bull + Shar Pei

Pit Bull + Shar Pei

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Tzuls
Community Member
2 months ago

"What"

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#37

Pit Bull + Golden Retriever

Pit Bull + Golden Retriever

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ume reid
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 months ago

Those ears!

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