Great Dane/Pitbull Mix (A.K.A The Great Danebull)

Great DanePitbull Mix (A.K.A The Great Danebull)The Great Dane Pitbull mix, also known as the Great Danebull, is a large cross breed between the Great Dane and the American Pit Bull Terrier, two breeds that couldn’t be more farther apart from one another in terms of history.

The Great Danebull is recognized by both the Dog Registry of America (DRA) and the International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR) as a mix breed and not a purebreed dog.

Thinking about a Great Danebull at first can be quite scary, especially when you think about the gigantic Great Dane [1] and the stocky-built Pitbull that’s just surrounded with a whole lot of unfounded, negative stereotype these days.

Even looking at a Great Danebull can be very intimidating at first given its very fierce look.

However, those who do have a Great Danebull at home know that this is very far from the truth and that Great Danebulls are very loving and affectionate dogs.

Great Dane Pitbull Mix Appearance

Height & Weight: When it comes to the Great Danebull’s size, it’s quite hard to determine the exact size of this cross breed because it greatly depends on the genetics it took most from either of the two parents, given the great difference in size between the two.

So, your Great Danebull could either be more representative of the smaller yet stocky Pitbull, or the humongous Great Dane.

Keep in mind that Great Danes can weigh anywhere between 80-150 pounds on average, while Pitbulls can weigh anywhere between 30-80 pounds on average.

Either way, your Great Danebull will grow up to be a fairly heavy dog, weighing anywhere from 60-100 lbs and standing anywhere from 24-30 inches tall.

Colors: Great Danebulls will most often be found in black, brindle, brown, fawn, golden, grey, cream, Merle and white.

Coat: The Great Danebull’s coat is most often a short and smooth coat which can easily be kept looking shiny without too much of a strict and demanding grooming schedule.

Brushing its coat once every day usually does the trick and could very well relieve you from having to go to the groomer for similar purposes.

Great Dane Pitbull Mix Temperament & Character

In order to best estimate what the temperament and character of your Great Danebull is most likely to be, your best bet is to research those of its parents (the Great Dane and the American Pitbull Terrier [2]) because you’re most likely to get a combination of what’s found in both.

And, despite what you may be thinking about it being a terrible idea to mix such a fierce looking and strong dog like the Great Dane with the “aggressive” Pitbull, what you get is actually a beautiful soul in return, especially if it’s properly trained and socialized when it was a little puppy.

Social: Both the Great Dane and the American Pitbull Terrier dogs (yes, believe it or not, don’t fall victim to the lies about pitbulls) are very gentle, loving and affectionate sweethearts and love to be present around their favorite humans.

The Great Dane and the American Pitbull Terrier dogs are both very attention seeking breeds, so you have to be sure that you have the time to give their offspring the attention and time it needs from you every day.

This dog doesn’t cope very well when its owner is away from it for a long period, such as when you’re traveling, as it will easily develop separation anxiety issues [3].

For a dog its size, you’ll be surprised about how much the Great Danebull likes to cuddle up with you and show you that you’re loved!

As for strangers, the Great Danebull is a bit shy at first and takes a little bit of time to get used to them.

And finally, when it comes to other pets in the house, the Great Danebull is one of the most friendly dogs to other animals.

Activity Levels: If you’re going to be getting a Great Danebull as an additional family member, it’s best you only do so if you live in a house with a large backyard where this dog can spend the majority of its time in and be happy.

It’s a terrible idea to get a Great Danebull in a house with no adequate space such as a large backyard, because this dog loves to be out in the open where they can move freely.

Get a Frisbee or a soccer ball and play with this dog and notice how its the happiest living thing ever!

For a dog its size, you’re probably looking at 1-2 hours of exercise a day, with most dogs leaning more towards 2 hours.

Training: Even though The Great Danebull is a relatively large (sometimes even huge) dog, training it isn’t that hard of a task.

The Great Danebull is a very smart dog and shouldn’t prove too difficult to train, as it is known to be very eager to please its owner.

However, if you’re getting a Great Danebull puppy, be sure to train and socialize it at a very young age so it learns good habits when it’s mind is most receptive to them.

If you get a Great Danebull dog that hasn’t been properly socialized and trained at a very young age and you want to train it, your job will be much more difficult because you now have to change what it’s used to doing ever since it was young.

Great Dane Pitbull Mix Health Issues

The Great Danebull isn’t known to suffer serious health issues, although you definitely have to check with your breeder for its parent’s health information before getting one home.

The Great Danebull, just like any other cross breed, inherits many health problems from its parents, so it’s very important that you don’t slack off on this step.

Some health problems that the Great Dane and the American Pitbull Terrier are known to have, which they may pass on to their Great Danebull offspring, are:

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Heart problems
  • Allergies
  • Bloat [4]
  • Tumors

Generally speaking for a large dog its size, the Great Danebull has a life expectancy of anywhere from 10-14 years on average.

Great Dane Pitbull Mix Other Names

The Great Dane/Pitbull Mix is also referred to by the following names:

  • The Great Danebull
  • Great Dane/American Pit Bull Terrier hybrid dog
  • Pitbull Great Dane mix


1. Great Dane Club of America

2. Pit Bull Temperament & Facts

3. Separation Anxiety in Dogs

4. Bloat in Dogs: What It Is, the Symptoms, and Treatment


  1. I have had my danebull who just turned 7 and I’ve had her all her life. She is one of the best dogs I have ever had. I hope I get another 7 from her. Loves kids, ppl, and other animals. While still protective when needed.. quiet dog. I love the breed. Never been sick, no Heath issues. The neighborhood calls her a little rascals dog bc all the kids run with her on walks. Best dog I had grow up with my own kids as well.

    • Oh that’s good to know! I’m getting one this evening! Can’t wait! Was kind of worried because of the pitbull hype and I have four kids but glad to see so many good reviews. Thanks.

  2. Oh that’s good to know! I’m getting one this evening! Can’t wait! Was kind of worried because of the pitbull hype and I have four kids but glad to see so many good reviews. Thanks.

  3. I have a great Dane bull, he attacked me, and I’m the one who took care of him… The attack, well I’ll never know why he did it, but he’s still my big boy he’s 11 months old and I breed chi’s so a big dog wasn’t in my plans, but he was abandoned here so he’s here to stay!! I love him! We have to keep him separate from other dogs but we make it work… I love my big boy!


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