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Vizsla Pitbull Mix: Care Guide, Pictures, Temperament & More

Written by: Kathryn Copeland

Last Updated on June 18, 2024 by Dogster Team

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Vizsla Pitbull Mix: Care Guide, Pictures, Temperament & More

It can be a challenge to decide between two dog breeds when you love them both but aren’t ready to commit to owning two dogs at the same time.

There are multitudes of mixed breeds out there, so if you’re wondering if there’s a mixed breed of a Vizsla with a Pit Bull, there is! Here, we provide you with information about what you can expect from this crossbreed, so you can decide if this is the dog for you.

Breed Overview

Height:

18–24 inches

Weight:

30–60 pounds

Lifespan:

10–15 years

Colors:

Fawn, brown, brindle, yellow, golden, rust

Suitable for:

Active families with children or singles, houses with yards

Temperament:

Affectionate, devoted, intelligent, energetic

The Vizsla Pit Bull Mix may have an appearance and temperament somewhat between their two parents, the Vizsla and the Pit Bull, or they may take more after one of the parents. The Vizsla Pit Bull will likely be a medium-sized dog with a muscular and strong athletic build and a short but dense coat. The coat can be a variety of colors, as the Pit Bull comes in almost every color except merle, while the Vizsla is usually a golden-rust color.

Vizsla Pit Bull Mix Characteristics

Energy
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High-energy dogs will need a lot of mental and physical stimulation to stay happy and healthy, while low-energy dogs require minimal physical activity. It’s important when choosing a dog to make sure their energy levels match your lifestyle or vice versa.
Trainability
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Easy-to-train dogs are more skilled at learning prompts and actions quickly with minimal training. Dogs that are harder to train will require a bit more patience and practice.
Health
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Some breeds, due to their size or their breeds potential genetic health issues, have shorter lifespans than others. Proper exercise, nutrition, and hygiene also play an important role in the lifespan of your pet.
Lifespan
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Some dog breeds are prone to certain genetic health problems, and some more than others. This doesn’t mean that every dog will have these issues, but they have an increased risk, so it’s important to understand and prepare for any additional needs they may require.
Sociability
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Some dog breeds are more social than others, both towards humans and other dogs. More social dogs have a tendency to run up to strangers for pets and scratches, while less social dogs shy away and are more cautious, even potentially aggressive. No matter the breed, it’s important to socialize your dog and expose them to lots of different situations.

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Vizsla Pit Bull Mix Puppies

Finding a Vizsla Pit Bull Mix might be challenging because they aren’t the most well-known crossbreed. If you do find one, you might pay upward of $1,000 or more. It’s difficult to pin down an exact price because it depends on the breeder or where you find the dog.

You can start by looking online and posting about your interest in this mixed breed on social media. You can also try speaking to Vizsla and Pit Bull breeders, who might be able to point you toward someone who breeds this crossbreed. If you find a good breeder, be sure to ask them questions and check the medical history of their dogs.

You can also consider adoption, though this particular breed might be difficult to find in most rescue organizations. Depending on the facility, adoption fees could range from $150 to $800.

Parent breeds of the Vizsla Pitbull Mix
Image By: Left – Cole Wyland, Unsplash | Right – Caroline Ziemkiewicz, Unsplash

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Temperament & Intelligence of the Vizsla Pit Bull Mix

Both the Vizsla and Pit Bull are known to be intelligent breeds, so you can definitely expect the offspring between the two to be quite smart. Both breeds are also devoted to their families and super affectionate and energetic. So, the Vizsla Pit Bull Mix will be active, playful, and loving but also protective.

Are These Dogs Good for Families?

The Vizsla Pit Bull Mix can make an excellent family dog! Both the Pit Bull and Vizsla are fantastic family dogs known for their protectiveness and gentleness around children. Of course, this is also highly dependent on how well-socialized they are around children.

All children must be taught to treat the family pet with respect,1 and young children must always be supervised, no matter how trusted the dog is.

Does This Breed Get Along With Other Pets?

The Pit Bull doesn’t always get along with other dogs, but the Vizsla generally loves being around other dogs. The mixed breed might be somewhere down the middle.

However, both breeds have a high prey drive, so the Vizsla Pit Bull might be more inclined to chase smaller pets like cats. If you adopt an adult dog, you’ll need to check on their sociability before bringing them home. But if you bring home a puppy and socialize them alongside other pets, there likely won’t be a problem.

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Things to Know When Owning a Vizsla Pit Bull Mix

Food & Diet Requirements

Just like any dog, the Vizsla Pit Bull Mix will need high-quality dog food formulated for their current age, weight, and activity level. This breed is highly active, so you’ll want food that will support their needs.

You should speak to your vet regarding the best food for your dog, especially if you’re considering home-cooking their meals or adding any human foods to their diet. Be sure fresh, clean water is available at all times.

Exercise

Since both parent breeds are highly active and energetic dogs, the crossbreed will need a great deal of exercise. Aim for a minimum of 1 hour of activity with your dog every day. This can include daily walks and high-intensity exercise like throwing a ball around and going for runs and hikes.

Training

Both parent breeds are eager to please and intelligent, so the Vizsla Pit Bull Mix will be relatively simple to train. The training should include socializing, which involves introducing the puppy or dog to as many new environments, situations, people, and other animals as possible. This will help them become a confident and well-adjusted dog.

Grooming ✂️

Both the Pit Bull and Vizsla have short, smooth coats, so the mixed breed will be quite easy to brush. They do shed, so you’ll want to brush them at least once a week and more often during the fall and spring shedding seasons.

You can give them a bath once every 4 to 6 weeks; only do it sooner if they get into something smelly or dirty. Be sure to use dog shampoo, as human shampoo will dry out their skin.

Brush their teeth about two to three times a week, trim your pup’s nails every 3 to 4 weeks, and clean their floppy ears at least once a week.

Health and Conditions

One advantage of owning a mixed breed is they aren’t quite as prone to inheriting their purebred parents’ genetic conditions. But it is still possible, so you should be aware of the following health issues.

Minor Conditions
  • Allergies
  • Cataracts
Serious Conditions
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Progressive retinal atrophy
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Epilepsy
  • Obesity

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Male vs. Female

The male dogs tend to be larger and heavier than the females, but this does depend on which parent the crossbreed takes after the most. Some female Vizsla Pit Bull Mixes might be larger than the males in the same litter if they take after their Pit Bull parent more.

There’s also surgery to consider. Spaying the female dog is expensive while neutering the male dog is less costly and doesn’t take as long for them to recover from.

Finally, some believe that female dogs in general aren’t quite as affectionate as males. But the true testament to a dog’s personality is their upbringing.


3 Little-Known Facts About the Vizsla Pit Bull Mix

1. The Vizsla Pit Bull Mix can make excellent watchdogs

The parent breeds of this mixed breed have a strong loyalty and deep affection toward their families. This makes the Vizsla Pit Bull automatically alert and protective of their owners, so they can be excellent watchdogs.


2. The Vizsla Pit Bull Mix shouldn’t bark much

Neither the Pit Bull nor the Vizsla is known to be a barker, so it’s likely that the Vizsla Pit Bull breed will also not be that barky—unless they go into watchdog mode, of course.


3. The Vizsla Pit Bull Mix needs plenty of exercise!

The Vizsla Pit Bull Mix comes from two extremely energetic breeds. They require owners who love spending time outdoors and being active. This also means they are not apartment/condo dogs.

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Final Thoughts

The Vizsla Pit Bull Mix can make a truly amazing companion! But while they are a wonderful family dog, this crossbreed is not for everyone, including those who don’t enjoy much exercise and time spent outdoors.

But if you feel that you have the right dynamics for this breed, you won’t regret bringing this loving and playful dog home!

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Featured Image Credit: Michael J Magee, Shutterstock

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