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Pit Pei

Shar Pei / American Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

A large breed muscular dog with small ears that flop over and a wide chest laying down in the grass next to a yellow car. The dog is brown, tan and white. It has a black nose.

"This is my dog Psycho. When we got him they told us he had Pit Bull and Shar-pei in him. He is 3 years old in this picture and very active. He loves running, playing and chasing bees."

Other Names
  • Sharpull Terrier
  • Shar-Pei Pitbull Terrier
  • Shar Pei
  • Shar Pit
Description

The Pit Pei is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Chinese Shar Pei and the American Pit Bull Terrier. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in any of the breeds in the hybrid. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Recognition
  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
Recognized Names
  • American Canine Hybrid Club = Shar-Pei Pitbull Terrier
  • International Designer Canine Registry® = Pit Pei
A reddish tan dog with a light brown nose and a lot of wrinkles on its head and body with brown eyes laying down on a brown leather couch turned and facing the right. Its small ears are folded down and pinned back.

"My name is Pugsley. I am a 3 year old Shar-Pei / Pit Bull mix that found my family through a rescue when I was around 9 months old. My family had no idea at the time that I was part Pit Bull, but later found out after falling in love with me that it didn't matter what kind of dog breed I was. What mattered was that I am very intelligent, loving, loyal, great with the kids, and so darn cute. I love to play with my other dog companion "Lacy" she is a Chi/Pin and she knows who's boss too, however I let her jump around on me and hang from my jaws like I'm a jungle gym for her to play on. My family loves me so much. They let me sleep with them, lounge around on the couch and treat me like I am part of the family. I love to go for rides in the truck. I play fetch with anything you may throw. I play chase and peek-a-boo with my parents and most of all I protect them 24/7. I am always on guard and will alert them when anyone is in sight of our home. I keep all squirrels, chipmunks, birds and any other varmints out of our yard. Except for that hawk that one day landed in our yard. He showed me that I'm not the only boss outside, but thats OK he does not come around very often. I am so lucky that I got the family that I did, cuz without them dogs of my breed would be abused/mis-used/or left in a shelter. I am here to prove that with the propper love and responsibility I too can be a beloved family pet."

Side view - a tan with white dog with a large forehead, dark eyes and a black nose standing outside on concrete in front of a white door. The dog's ears are pinned back and it has extra skin around its shoulders. It is holding its tail low.

Colby the Pit Bull / Shar Pei mix at 7 years old

Side view of a tan with white dog standing in grass with its tail out and level with its body. Its rose ears are pinned back, its nose is black and its eyes are dark.

Colby the Pit Bull / Shar Pei mix at 7 years old

Front view - A white with tan short-haired dog with its small fold over ears pinned back, its dark eyes squinted and a black nose. The dog has its head turned to the right. Its head looks large compared to the thickness of its chest. The dog is standing on a concrete sidewalk with a red leash hanging off of its black collar.

Colby the Pit Bull / Shar Pei mix at 7 years old

Front view - A tan and white dog with its small fold over ears pinned back behind its head. Half of the dog's face is white and the other half is tan. Its nose is black and its legs are white and body is tan. The dog is standing on a concrete sidewalk.

Colby the Pit Bull / Shar Pei mix at 7 years old

Front side view of a tan and white dog with its small rose ears pinned back. The dog's neck is white and its body is tan. The tan side of its face is showing, the other half is white. The dog is standing in grass in front of a sidewalk.

Colby the Pit Bull / Shar Pei mix at 7 years old