The best part of bringing home a mixed breed dog is all the unpredictability that comes with them. As far as a purebred dog is concerned, you almost always know what’s in store for you―the Chihuahua is usually a diva, the Great Dane is the gentlest of giants, whereas the German Shepherd’s steadfast guarding nature is second to none. Despite being in the know about all these “apparent” characteristics, your dog still is an individual, and he may or may not live up to the breed’s reputation in its entirety.
So you can now imagine how bizarre it would be to draft an accurate description of a pit bull-lab mix dog’s personality traits. To get a basic idea of what you should be looking forward to, we’ve listed a few facts about both, Labradors and Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
▶ Labs are by far the most popular breed of dogs in the United States. They are originally from Newfoundland, where they were known to be a fisherman’s dog.
▶ They were later trained to be Retrievers, accompanying their owners to hunting expeditions.
▶ Labs are known to be the perfect family dogs, with their gentle and calm nature.
▶ These dogs are playful and energetic and require regular exercise.
▶ Labs are known to be friendly by nature, which doesn’t make them an ideal guarding breed.
▶ Considered to be the easiest breed to train, labs are indeed a rather popular pet in American households.
▶ You’ll be hard-pressed to find a breed that tries half as hard as these dogs do, to impress their masters.
▶ Yes, they can be stubborn, but there is nothing that training cannot fix, provided it is conducted in the right manner.
▶ You can expect your dog to grow pretty huge, pretty fast, which does not make them ideal for small apartments.
▶ Do not opt for this breed if you plan to stay out for long hours frequently. They aren’t too happy when they’re left alone (who is?), and won’t hesitate in making their displeasure evident. This may include destructive behavior and aggression.