Brindle Great Danebull

Great Danebull Dog Breed

Other names:
Great Dane Pitbull
Pitbull Great Dane

The Great Danebull is the affectionate, playful result of crossing the gentle Great Dane with the dedicated Pitbull. Among her best traits will be: alertness, friendliness with children, visitors and pets, as well as loving loyalty. An active individual or family that has plenty of time to include their pet as part of the group will be the best match for this dog, especially if they has a large home with a fenced yard. Fairly easy to train and low maintenance in regards to grooming, the only time consuming part of this hybrid is the high exercise requirements. Keep in mind the Great Danebull will be very large and probably will not be welcomed at many rental properties.

Great Danebull Breed Details

Although the Great Dane has hunting history and the Pitbull, sadly, fighting history, the Great Danebull will be neither. The "gentle giant" and "nanny dog" combine to produce a hybrid that is a total baby; they will love to cuddle, play games with you and stick by your side regardless of what you're up to. A well socialized Great Danebull is good for active owners or families with plenty of time to spend with him. Large houses with fenced yards are the best homes for these guys.


  • Great playmate for kids
  • Friendly with other pets
  • Alert, can be a watchdog
  • Typically friendly towards visitors
  • Low maintenance grooming
  • Vocal and attentive without being yappy
  • Will accompany you for moderate exercise
  • Cuddle buddy


  • Sheds frequently
  • Not a guard dog
  • May be prone to separation anxiety
  • At least an hour of exercise needed
  • Likely not accepted at most rental properties
7 - 12 yrs.
20 - 30 in.
60 - 100 lbs
OverallFamily FriendlyChild FriendlyPet FriendlyStranger Friendly
Easy to GroomEnergy LevelExercise NeedsHealthShedding Amount
Barks / HowlsEasy to TrainGuard DogPlayfulnessWatch Dog
Apartment DogCan be AloneGood for Busy OwnersGood for New OwnersIntelligence

Great Danebull Breed Description

Great Dane Pitbull crosses will vary in appearance from one puppy to the next based on what %Great Dane:%Pitbull is present and which genes are dominant. The trend seems to be more towards the Dane in appearance. She is usually a very large (naturally), long and lean dog without the large, floppy Dane ears. The coat will be short and smooth like both parents.

Great Danebulls are fairly smart, however, obedience training should be started as early as possible. This is a whole lot of dog that can end up being too much to handle if left to run the house. Dominant, firm and consistent commands are necessary, if you can't do that--learn to do it! Early socialization will also bring out the best in their loving, affectionate natures and allow them to be the perfect member of a household with kids and other dogs. This type of hybrid may have some protective instincts and alert enough to be useful, however, they won't bark incessantly.

A well socialized GDB is friendly, maybe overly friendly; their happy curiosity to, say, a cat might be a nuisance and a happily wagging large tail may batter a visitor. Don't be off put by the reputation of large dogs because, as the saying goes, they are as nice as those that raised them. This breed is an attention hog and will love to give it to you as well; they will cuddle with you at a moments notice and prefer not to be alone.

Finally, although many Great Danes are known for being couch potatoes, the Great Danebull will need an hour or so of daily outdoor time due to the Pit mix. A large home with a yard is ideal for this breed unless. Long walks, hikes, jogs, trips to dog park and games with toys are all options that will please your best friend.

Great Danebull Temperament

This Pitbull-Great Dane mix has a temperament that combines the best qualities of both its parents. Like the Great Dane, the GDB is calm and affectionate; it, too, is a Gentle Giant--though not quite as "giant" as a Great Dane itself. And like the Pitbull, this breed is powerful, focused and energetic. Overall, GDBs are alert, friendly, and loyal. While not attention hogs, these dogs will need to be shown some of the same love and affection they so willingly bestow upon their human family members; some GDBs are known to suffer separation anxiety if ignored, and it's best to treat a GDB as yet another member of the human family.

While fairly intelligent, a Great Danebull will likely need a bit of obedience training. If left alone, it may become anxious, and might display its anxiety by turning destructive. (And as you can imagine, a destructive Great Danebull can obliterate most personal property!) It's best to provide a GDB with at least an hour of active, inclusive exercise each day; most likely, after playtime is over it will lovingly try to curl up in your lap (which will be an adorable but fruitless undertaking).

Dogs of this breed are also protective, but not as much as Pitbulls. They may be wary of strangers, but normally aren't prone to attacking unknown people. If used as a guard dog, a GDB's size and menacing appearance alone may be enough to frighten anyone who sees it. Overall, these dogs are loyal, alert, big fellas that will be great additions to any family.

Great Danebull Health

Most dogsperts (dog experts) believe that hybrid puppies live a healthier life than their purebred parents due to "hybrid vigor"-- a fancy phrase for not being inbred for decades. Great Dane Pitbull mixes, even if healthier, still have the possibility to inherit diseases and disorders common to either parent breed. This is why we recommend you visit both parent breed pages and familiarize yourself with common ailments. Allergies, hip dysplasia and bloat are fairly common with other more serious conditions like eye disease, heart disease and tumors being less so but still possibilities.

The giant Great Dane unfortunately has a lifespan of only 6-8 years while the Pitbull has quite a variable one (due to the breeding quality) from 8-15 years, however, many sources hold the Pit average to 10-12. You can assume your Great Danebull will live somewhere in between these the two breeds and many certainly surpass these ranges.

Great Danebull Health Concerns

Below are potential health concerns associated with Great Danebulls.

Hip dysplasia

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Authored by:Dog-Learn
Updated:March 3, 2017