Dalmatian/Pitbull Mix – Guest Post (vol. 2)

October 28, 2008 at 8:58 pm 42 comments

Photo Credit: Danny Schultz. Puppy: Mya.

Yet another reader has submitted an adorable Dalmation Pit Bull mix photo. Hey, this is becoming a mixed breed enthusiast’s site. You can see the last one here. And my original post that keeps leading everyone to this blog here.

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  • 1. Bryan  |  March 31, 2009 at 3:51 am

    I actually have a “pitmation”. I sort of stumbled on to him and really worried about it for several months. pitbull bad press and etc. I also am not much on dalmations… haha worst dog choice ever right?

    All I remember is being at the pound looking for a nice medium sized mutt that wasn’t too young.. and not too old with a nice personality.

    This scrawny little white and black speckled dog looked up at me and it was all over when he walked over to me and started licking my hand.

    Took him to the vet a day or so later (malnurished and sick) and the vet takes one look at him and goes “Ahhh.. pit bull dalmation mix huh?” my jaw hit the floor and all I could say was “I hope not!” he just said “ahh don’t worry he will be a great dog.”

    so far so good.. he listens pretty well for an 8mo. old puppy, he is learning what is expected of him and what he can/can’t do and maybe most importantly he is extremely gentle with everybody he has met and you can tell he loves me, my wife, and our daughter more than bacon!

    The one thing I would mention to somebody else asking about a pit/dalmation would be the HIGH energy level they have and SOCIALIZE them early and often because when you combine the “WE GOTTA PLAY WE GOTTA PLAY!” with a 40 pound dog he can be quite intimidating to strange dogs. He has never acted aggressive towards them but he doesn’t waste time with the “hey lemme sniff your butt” stuff when he meets a new dog.. it’s just time to play and he bum rushes them. Quite suprising to the other dogs owner (scares the hell out of them mostly I think) and usually doesn’t do the dog much good either.. lol

    he is a sweet heart though and means well… he just doesn’t practice normal doggie etiquette.

  • 2. Bill  |  April 12, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    HAHA My Dalmatian/ Pit Bull DABBLE is the same way man!! They have such a bad reputation, so when you are out and about with them and run into another dog walker, the owner usually is very hesitant to let his dog near mine once i reveal that my beautiful boy is a pitbull mix. But he does extremely well with other dogs and is very playful. Pretty blue eyes, looks like the pic at top of page but mine has one black ear. Hey man, how much were his second set of shots?? My guy just turned 5 months and is ready for his 2nd set, but i was curious if they were cheaper than the 1st.

  • 3. Jennifer  |  June 15, 2009 at 3:30 am

    I have a pretty little girl pitmatian. Someone dumped her in the local park last Dec. All I can say is she is the most loving, smart, funny character we have ever had. We did own a full pit once so we new enough to socialize her when young. Now everyone in town knows her by name. I would recommend this type of dog to ppl who don’t have really young kids. Not because of meaness, just to hyper and accidently hurt little ones. Scrappy adores kids. she just knocks them down when trying to love them.

  • 4. Misty  |  July 13, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    I wasn’t sure what my pit mix was mixed with. But seeing this cutie tells me she’s also a “pitmation”. Our dog Narley displays this same type of character. She has one blue eye and own brown eye! She also has crazy ears.

  • 5. Kyonna  |  July 20, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    I think My roommates dog is a mix pitmation. I went to the store with her yesterday and the guy at the countere who let me in with her, said he thinks she’s mixed with a dalmation. Now looking at the picture abov she looks exactly like that dog. Only her nose is full black.

  • 6. Paul  |  August 30, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    can you give me any information on how to contact a breeder? I am interested in owning a pitmation and want any help i can get. Please send me an email if you can help. My email once again is dj368368@aol.com

    • 7. msdfatboy  |  October 3, 2009 at 11:56 pm

      Today of all days, someone in our neighborhood dumped a pitmation in the alley near our home. MY son and his friends saw it, and brought it home. She is a female, not very old, but she is skinny. I don’t know if the owners didn’t feed her properly or what, but e mail me if you are interested in the dog. She is a pitmaion. You can e mail me at msdfatboys@aol.com.

  • 8. Paul  |  August 31, 2009 at 12:01 am

    please email me on how i can get a pitmation please. My email is dj368368@aol.com

  • 9. Jean  |  September 14, 2009 at 2:08 am

    Seven years ago my husband and I had two standard poodles. The older poodle passed away and we decided that we were not going to get another dog….Our surviving poodle, Jack went into a depression and started loosing weight and did nothing but sleep. I discussed the situation with a friend who volunteers at the humane society and she mentioned a very nice poodle/llasa apso had been turned in and we should go look at it. I really wasn’t interested, but several days later we were driving in the humane society area and we decided to take a look at the little dog. They brought her out and she was a nice little thing….however…the door opened and in walked some dreadful people who stated that they wanted to see the pit bull puppy. The attendant brought out a tiny white puppy with black spots and the awful people ooohed and aaaahed over him. The door opened again and in walked more dreadful people wanting to see the pit bull puppy (his picture had been in the newspaper). All in all there were 5 people passing the little fellow around. Say I to my husband, ” This little poodle/llasa apso will get a good home, but that puppy is in trouble! My husband said, “Which dog do you want?” I said I want the pit bull puppy. With that, I got up and found someone who seemed to be in charge and asked to see her in her office. We went in, I closed the door and said my husband and I want the pit bull puppy. She said we are afraid to let him go to anyone….we have had five applications and we are afraid to let him go. I did some serious name dropping and she let us apply for him. They investigated us and found that we are wonderful, caring dog owners and she called us two days later and told us to come and get him.
    He is a pit bull/dalmation mix and he is the finest dog we have ever owned. We are in our 70s and have owned quite a few dogs and cats in our 50 years of marriage. He has personality plus…..he is the only dog we have ever had that teases us. He is fixated on my husband and he loves to run up behind my husband and dive bomb him…then he runs like hell!!!! He ding dongs us to death to go riding in the car…lots of times my husband puts him in the car and drives him around the block..then he’s happy. He has not been exposed to children on a reguar basis, but our grandchild visit a couple of times a year and he has never shown any aggression towards them. He and the big black poodle are indeed the odd couple and they have lots of fun together. I recommend this particular mix.

  • 10. julie mccalmont  |  September 15, 2009 at 5:55 am

    Already have one! Do you know where I could find a puppy in oregon/ washington area? They are so beautiful and smart. Thank you Juie

    • 11. Heidy  |  September 17, 2009 at 8:32 pm

      Julie, are you looking for a pitmatian puppy?

  • 12. Rafael Navarro  |  September 15, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    dalmation pitbull mix are great dogs. about a year and eight months ago my brother got home with one that he bought at a park. his mom was ia dalmation and dad was a red nose pit. i was the one who raise him. right away people saw that he was a pitbull mix but was amaze how he had the dalmation spots. every body learn to love him. every time i took him to the dog park he was center of attention.

    he was full of energy but the most gentle dog ive ever seen. in my st. there a total of 3 germen sheper dogs, 2 boxers 1 golden retriver mix, lots of chihuahua and 2 other pitbulls. but of all those dogs my dalmation pitbull Bombon was the most quiet and nices when people walk by the house. right now he is one year and eight months old, 83 lbs. great looking dog.

    but just couple of days ago animal control came to my house and took him. the reason why was because he nip a family member in the neck but it was an accident. she accidentally step on his injure paw and he jump and nip her in the neck. it was close call. but the injury look more like a scratch. our cusin call us that they where only going to check his paper work to see if he was up to date on all his shots and he was, but no mater what the animal control took him away. it crush my hurt to see him go. they told me that he might go into adduption or a rescue center for dalmation, or pitbulls. but they told me that i could not keep him. it just been couple of day and i have missed him so much, the best dog eve. we are curently trying to figer out how to get him back, if we cant i wish he can get a better home with the same love my whole family gave him.

  • 13. Laura  |  November 15, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    We just adopted a dog from the pnd. Similiar situation. We wanted a young dog, but not a puppy. When i saw this adorable, well mannered white speckly dog looking at me and obeying every command i gave, i had to have her. She is wonderful. We have only had her a short time but she is such a lovable, happy dog. The pit in her does get other people quite skeptical, but once they pet and play with her, they change their minds quickly. My husband still has a hard time saying “pit mation”. but he will get there soon i am sure.

  • 14. art orona  |  February 18, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Someone dropped a young female pup “pit mation” into my fenced yard this weekend and now we apparently have a new member in our family. Initially my wife(big animal lover) was hesitant about the “pit puppy” and the very bad rep they have, but as the days go by and we see her true nature , we think she will be around for a while. We own three other very different rescued dogs and they all seem to mix very well and have welcomed the new addition with opened hearts!

    I don’t know how the future will work out but I think we will be “just fine and dandy”!

    • 15. amyz5  |  February 18, 2010 at 5:13 pm

      read the thread Art, seems people LOVE these dogs. Good luck and send pictures!

  • 16. art orona  |  February 23, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Well we’ve had our new family member over a week now and things have turned out pretty interesting to say the least. As it turns out we have discovered that “Reggie” (actually Regina) is totally deaf , approximately 3 months old and very hyper as is the nature of most young puppies! She has quickly taken over our household and is even winning over the cats, one by one. I’ve been reading alot of info on training deaf dogs and the whole family is onboard for the adventure that this is sure to be! If anyone has any helpful tips on training deaf dogs, please feel free to share them with us, all help will be greatly appreciated.

  • 17. Lar  |  February 28, 2010 at 5:42 am

    My buddy has a Half Pitbull, Half Dalmation female, and I love her to death, the sweetest most loving dog in the world, very social, but her twin sister is the complete opposite, and will bite people. Two different owners though.

    • 18. Jennifer Taylor  |  September 19, 2010 at 3:50 am

      Different owners can make a BIG difference. I have a Bullboxer pup now to play with my pitmatian Scrappy and you should see the difference between Mischief and her litter mates. I am very proud of my little girls and how they behave in public.

  • 19. Tracy McCarroll  |  February 28, 2010 at 6:27 am

    We have been a proud “pitmation” owner for 6 mths now. Rocky, our pup, who is about one and a half, was a rescue pup. His story was horrible. When we went to get him, he looked up with the most amazing eyes, and still marked from the beating of his previous “owners”. As a single mom, with three children, i was a little nervous about the combonation of pit/dalmation. But Rocky has been such a blessing to my family. he is very active, and catch, tug of war,or keep away is always on his mind. the loyalty, that Rocky shows, is truly amazing. He is very protective, expecially with my five year daughter. These dogs are extremely smart, loyal, protective, but mostly LOVEABLE. And to the ones that left this one tied to a tree in the woods, beat nearly to death…………..All i can say to you , is that you missed out on one amazingly awesome friend. WE LOVE OUR PITMATION!!!!!!

    • 20. Jennifer Taylor  |  September 19, 2010 at 3:47 am

      I owned a full pit so I can say this honestly. Duke was the best babysitter I ever had for my 2 kids. I knew they were being protected by someone who would die for them. Just make sure that you introduce him slowly to a lot of different people tho. You don’t want him to be too unsociable in case a kids friend comes over to play.

  • 21. Nate  |  April 11, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    I have a Pitmatian and she is the love of my life. Her name is Breukelen but she was found in Queens tied up with a rope on a desolate block at night for hours and a friend of a friend took her and needed someone to to hold her for 24 hrs. Then he was going to take her to a shelter. I’m the fool that held her and fell in love. She’s about 17 months old now and just started to calm down a bit. There is a lock on the Refrigerator, the trash cans are in a drawer in the wall now and there have been many casualties of broken glasses, bowls and cups and I never really got upset because that’s what’s going to happen when you leave a Dalmatian/Pitbull alone.

  • 22. Jonathan Emmons  |  April 20, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Hi all! I also rescued a very studley “pitmation” named Pachino. I went to the pound one morning looking for a small dog needing for a home and was back there again the next day with family in tow introducing them to Pachino. Poor guy had already been chosen once, they had even paid for all the work done on him, ie: neutered, chip and such. Then never came back for him. I walked in on the day they were going to take him off adoption row and move along towards, well you know. I was raised with dogs and have always had a way with them. My father worked at a small wild animal park in the 1930’s and he taught me a lot, RIP.
    Well we brought him home and I have to admit I wasn’t quite ready for the chewing. In the first week he went through almost every pair of shoes in the house. I realize now my father had steered us away from the chewing destructive breeds when I was a kid. Well Pachino brought me up to speed real quick. I have one question though. He doesn’t bark much. I mean very rarely. He has a good loud deep tone when he does, have any of you noticed anything like this about yours? Well good luck to all and be good humans!

    • 23. Randy  |  January 22, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      I have a 4 month old Pitmation, He only barks when he is playing with his toys other than that he never does. As far as the chewing is concerned you just have to remove what you don’t want chewed until he learns that his toys are the only thing he can chew on. My little guy “Farley” is a chewer and I had a hard time getting him to be easy when playing with me ( I looked like my arms had been in a meat grinder) They love to mouth and when they have the needle teeth it can be a bit rough. When he chews on something I tell him a loud “no” and give him his chew toy, it takes a little while and you have to have patience . These dogs are wonderfull and loyal as all get out. Early socialization is a must with as many people and animals as possible because these dogs have a high prey drive.

  • 24. art orona  |  April 20, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Hi Jonathan, my Regina is also a “chewer”, so we invested in lots of different shaped chewys and that has pretty well solved the problem. She especially likes the long stick “retriever” chewys we found at Target’s. Although there’s chewy’s everywhere in the house, our shoes are safe!

    About the lack of barking, it may be she’s partially deaf and doesn’t quite know what barking is. Our regina is completely deaf and barks very little , I figure it’s because she dopesn’t really understand the concept of the “bark”.

    art orona

  • 25. Jonathan Emmons  |  April 22, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Yes the chewing I expected. the silence I didn’t. He can hear fine I have trained him using voice commands and he responds without fail. I live in a two story home and he can hear my youg ones playing up stairs. He gets such a look on his face when his nap is interupted by their peels of laughter. It is not a bad thig but the previous dogs I’ve had were all noisy. He will let a cat know he’s there though. He acts like he wil chase them until they stop running and face him. Then like a dummy he just stands there not understanding why the don’t want to play anymore. They’re scare pooples and to him it’s just a game. If he only knew the stress he’s giving my neighbors animals. LOL

  • 26. fernando  |  July 4, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    i have a pitbull/dalmation

  • 27. missnesbitt  |  September 8, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    they rock! i adopted a little one 3 weeks ago, she got pneumonia two days later and alas, we are going to be paying off that vet bill for a while, but she is worth it! she is still only 3 months, growing very fast, almost totally house trained, sleeps in a crate for most of the night and when we are out of the house to stop destructive behavior. chew toys are definitely so important!

    i had looked after an older pitbull dalmation for a friend of my roommate and loved her, when we found another little one in a shelter i was so surprised, i didn’t think they could be that common! or maybe they aren’t, i did have to go off the island (of montreal) to get her at a remote shelter!

    anyway… nice to see more of them in good hands and homes! 🙂

  • 28. Jennifer Taylor  |  September 19, 2010 at 3:43 am

    Just to bring you all up to date. Scrappy is now almost 2 yrs old. She is still the best dog I have ever owned. She only barks when she gets startled by a noise. There she is..hackles up, ears up and in fighting stance. Make a move toward her and she runs the other way yapping like Dino!! LOL! If you do decide on this type of dog, expect chewing (chew toys work wonders, especially rawhide), taking walks/hikes alot! Just the type of dog to keep a middle-aged person young and in shape.

  • 29. Amal  |  June 18, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    June 2010, I adopted a beautiful “pitbull” as she was labeled on her papers. But, she did not look like your typical pitbull. She was about 9 years old and full of energy. She bounded and jumped so much because she was so happy. Snoopy was such a happy, go-lucky doggie. She was my sunshine. Snoopy would love to bound and trot up to different people and greet them. People loved her. Unfortunately, she passed away 2 weeks ago. :…( I finally realized that she was part dalmatian, part amstaff. She had the basic colors as “Snoopy” with some black and liver spots on her back. Her smile was contagious and will never be forgotten.
    So, while she may not have been strictly a bullmatian/pitmatian, she definitely is within the parameters and ultimately worth having. It still comes down to how you raise the little doggies. Now, I am definitely open to dalmatians–and dalmatian pit/amstaff mix even more so–because of Snoopy. May she live on. 🙂

  • 30. Chris  |  November 7, 2011 at 8:21 am

    I have a Dalmation/Pitbull too! She had beautiful parents. Her name is Lilly and I have never had such a great dog. She is only about 4 months old but is almost entirely housebroken. She picked up on a lot of common tricks right away. She will sit, lay, shake, high-five, go to bed, go bye-bye, fetch… She learns incredibly fast. She has SO much energy and she is really fast! She also has really nice guard dog instincts too. It seems like she is always passively watching over me…the only bad thing I can say about her is that she loves to dig holes in the yard…

  • 31. Susan  |  January 28, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    We have a Dalmation/Pit Bull mix named Bruiser. He is possibly the best dog in the entire universe. Smart, funny, stubborn, and sweet. He is now 11 years old and has auto immune anemia. He is doing well and we are slowly weaning him off some of the meds. In his prime he could run over 35 miles an hour and make a running leap across the pool. He was certainly a big air contender. He likes to dig holes in our yard as well.

  • 32. Tracey Barnes  |  March 20, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    I have two dalmatian-pitbull mixes, 3-year-old siblings named Wilbur and Charlotte. They’ve been with me since they were 5 months old and I can’t more strongly recommend this mix. Even people who are non dog lovers comment on what nice dogs they are, and some of my friends with pure-bred dogs have expressed a little jealousy at my dogs’ charming personalities. I was a pure-bred dalmatian owner for more than 15 years, having had 3 in that time (as well as having had other breeds before my dalmatians). I happened across these two and, as much as I adored my dalmatians, I must say the mix makes for a much better dog. I have found that dalmatians are not “pleasers,” which makes them very challenging, whereas my current dogs are extremely sensitive and respond to my commands. They are crate trained, something which I never succeeded in doing with my dalmatians, and house breaking was a piece of cake whereas it was extremely challenging with my dalmatians and I never considered them fully trustworthy in this regard. And I can walk out of the room leaving a table laden with food and come back to find it untouched which would have NEVER happened with my dalmatians. My dal-pit mixes walk well on leashes, again something that was not so for my pure-bred dalmatians who dragged me down the street. In fact, I can leave them off leash and they stay in my front yard, something else that would have NEVER happened with my dalmatians….they would have been gone in a flash and wouldn’t dream of coming back when called. My dogs have considerably less energy than dalmatians, so do not require nearly as much exercise. In fact, they are somewhat homebodies and a little intimidated when away from the house. Like dalamatians, they are very attached to their people, but they are not “velcro dogs” as my dalmatians were….they are not nearly as needy and clingy. My 92-pound male is a big, goofy, lovable guy with an infectious joie de vivre whose tail never stops wagging, and my 60-pound female is very clever, opinionated and talkative. As a mixed breed, you won’t (or at least shouldn’t) find them at a breeder, but I’d highly recommend keeping your eyes peeled at your local shelter and at both dalmatian and pitbull rescue organizations.

  • 33. Jodie  |  April 11, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I’ve researched my dog a dalmatian mix and this is the most likely answer. He is a very sweet & calm dog and gets along with everyone including our cat. He’s on the small side at 30 lbs compared to some other posters. He is definitely a good guard dog barking at any street noise or people at the front door. He was a rescue dog and was about 1 year old when we got him a big city animal services, so I have no idea where he came from. He’s a mellow guy at age 4 and loves to lie on his back when sleeping.

  • 34. Brandi  |  May 10, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    A year ago in August, my mom walked in with a pure white puppy with two black eyes. I died a little at the adorableness that was that dog. She then told me that there was another puppy outside, they were both females. I asked whose they were and a family friend said a friend of hers found 7 abandonded puppies at the local stater bros, she took two to find a home. The puppy with two black eyes was already claimed for. The smaller girl had one black eye with a brown spot at the brow. No questions asked, I claimed her. Unfortunately, the other dog that was claimed was mistreated, with malnutrition, and roaming the streets. She was picked up by the animal control and put down. My babygirl Chloe has been a wonderful addition to our family. My dad who is not a dog person, has fell in love with her. She is a beautiful pitmation with a witty personality. Best dog I ever had. 🙂

  • 35. Cedric Payne  |  August 14, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    you have a beautyful dog if he/she have puppies i want a female and a male

  • 36. Peggy  |  August 19, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    a lovely two year old little girl Pittmatan joined our family of five cats 1 1/2 years ago–Tetra is very puppylike, good with the cats, loves kids, and so smart, omg. She weighs about 35 lbs. almost all white, with long silkie ears, black nose and eyes. She is a traffice stopper. Drivers honk their horns and wave.

  • 37. maria  |  September 17, 2012 at 2:23 am

    i have a pitmatian she is the most wonderful dog that i ever had but she cant b lose all the time she likes to chew every thing she sees i dnt know what to do with her shes 2 years old her name is nanny she is very playfull can some one tell how ca i control her by not chewin every thing she see

    • 38. art orona  |  September 17, 2012 at 5:46 am

      I also have a little girl like yours and i found I have to keep lots of rawhide chew stick available for her or else! i’ve tried all kinds of “chewies” and most of them work. I’ve recently tried a new Hartz chew stick labelled “oinkies”, they come in 40 stick packs and are reasonably priced. Good luck.

      art o.

  • 39. maria  |  September 19, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    well i have bought her everything i can find for her to chew on but she tears it up its like nothing works for her she got strong teath a friend told me that she would stop when she is 2 years old but she keeps doing it shes 2 years old now ……….

  • 40. Gypsy  |  April 5, 2013 at 6:05 am

    If you want a way to exhaust your Pitmation…find a buddy who can skate pretty freakin well and have your baby pull them around the block a 4-7 times….they will sleep 10 glourious hours lol….but get them booties for thier feet because their 0-nitro speed can tear up those paws I seriously thought he was the only one or not that common … i saved him and a different litter of pups while i lived outta state and he has been with me ever since….. it pretty freaking cool to know there is more like him…His “Mom” Missa a brindle pit mix died 2 years ago @14….. and hes been alone ever since…I feel he needs a little sister to help with this energy! Not looking t for her right away but would like to see if there are any breeders that i can connect with!

  • 41. Tracy  |  February 18, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    I have a “pitbull mix” that me and my husband saved off death row. I’m wondering if he is a dalmation pitbull mix, he is white and black with a speckled nose. I would like to show someone a picture and get an opinion if possible.

  • 42. Shannon Ashe  |  June 16, 2014 at 4:41 am

    I have been looking for a pitmation for awhile now and am having trouble locating any in my area of central Massachusetts if anyone on here can help please let me know here is my email


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