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1 darryl { 10.21.08 at 6:46 pm }

i have a black pit bull lab also named dayday after the next friday movie you have a pretty dog good luck with her

2 mona { 11.05.08 at 5:11 pm }

I just got a pit/lab mix. I just want to know some advice on this type of puppy

3 Patti { 11.10.08 at 1:04 pm }

What a cute dog! She looks a lot like mine. How old is she in these pics? I have what we think is a lab/pit also. The Humane society says that the people who dropped the litter off said that the mom was their black Lab. My puppy has the red nose pit color, but with the Lab head and body shape. He’s very handsome. Not as easy to train as the Lab we had before him, but he’s learning the ropes, slowly. Best wishes to you and Marcy! By the way, are you in Alabama? Marcy could be a relative of my boy.

4 admin { 11.12.08 at 4:16 pm }

She is about 18 months in the photos. We are in Vancouver, Washington but we adopted Marcy in Clearwater Florida before we moved here 6 years ago.

She now is a bit heavier.

5 ff { 11.29.08 at 8:07 am }

that dog has a fat head

6 fhryyt { 11.29.08 at 8:08 am }

that dog is so ugly

7 jeannette { 01.07.09 at 4:56 am }

I have a wonderful way to train a pit/lab to be a good dog. Lots of love and affection. I have a pit/lab mix that I rescued at 7 months. Upon his arrival into my home, he was a terror. I tried yelling, swatting him with a newspaper, etc to get him to stop going on the floor. I felt terrible doing this so I asked a dear friend how to handle this situation. She told me a big secret about these dogs. Talk to them sternly but softly when they do something you consider to be bad. They will respond more effectivly to your voice. If you yell, they retreat and become nervous. Well, as soon as I began to be in control and calmly speak to my puppy, he started to learn rapidly. By nine months he was fully trained and no longer tore up my favorite shoes. He is 4 years old today, and the best dog in the world. He is so good, that I seldom use a leash when we take walks together. He is so well behaved, even without any formal training. Duke is my first dog. After being a cat owner for 30 years, Duke was a handful. Today, I can say that I will never regret the rescue of my sweet little guy named Duke. They also love to be pet and praised frequently. A pit/lab makes for a great pet. Loyal, loving and generally great with people. My dog is also very friendly to cats. We like to call him CatDog. He seems to think he is a cat at times. I guess because he was raised in a home with 2 felines. Good luck to you and your pit lab/mix.

8 MARTHA { 01.12.09 at 11:04 am }

WE HAVE A TEN MONTH OLD LAB/PIT MIX NAMED HOOK. WHEN HE WAS FOUND HE HAD A GROUPER HOOK CAUGHT IN HIS JAW. POOR BABY. HE IS VERY SWEET AND IS LEARNING TO BEHAVE MUCH BETTER THAN MY FIVE YEAR OLD YELLOW LAB. RECENTLY IN OUR AREA A CHILD WAS KILLED BY THREE PIT BULLS WHO WERE PETS OF THE FAMILY. MY CONCERN IS THAT HOOK MIGHT BE AGGRESSIVE AND WE LIVE BY SCHOOLS AND HAVE A THREE YEAR OLD GRANDSON. MY QUESTION IS, I THINK, DOES THE MIX CHANGE THE AGGRESSIVENESS OF THE PITBULL BREED. I KNOW THAT THERE’S NO DEFINATE ANSWER BUT HEARING FROM SOME OTHER LAB/PIT PUPPIES. THANKS.

9 jeannette { 01.15.09 at 12:23 pm }

You are an ugly person to say that. Marcy looks like my dod. . Why don’t you take your insults to another website. This sit is for people who need help with their dogs. What on earth are you responding to that e-mail in such an ugly way. Take a look in the mirror, you are the “ugly” one.

10 jeannette { 01.15.09 at 12:24 pm }

You have a fat brain. I mean, fat as in nothing else. JUST AIR AND FAT.

11 jeannette { 01.15.09 at 12:25 pm }

Marcy is beautiful!!

12 jeannette { 01.15.09 at 12:27 pm }

I sent an e-mail and stupidly referred to your dog as Marcy. Sorry for that. Change the she to he and Marcy to Hook. My bad. Sorry.

13 brittney { 01.31.09 at 8:01 am }

your puppy is so cute. i have a lab mixed with a pitbull.

14 brittney { 01.31.09 at 8:02 am }

marcy is cute

15 Tom Day { 02.11.09 at 8:14 am }

I just lost my black lab/pit mix, I’m looking for another if anyone has a puppy to release

16 Tom Day { 02.11.09 at 8:16 am }

looking for a lab/pit mix puppy, please contact me at daytom45@hotmail.com. My dog was put to sleep Monday after breaking her femur in half

17 Gina { 03.02.09 at 11:11 am }

Hi,
Just wandering i saw you were looking for another lab/pit are you still looking?

18 john { 03.19.09 at 12:41 pm }

i have a black lab pit mix named goofey that i got from the pound two years old best damn dog i ever had but i have a problem with getting him to eat he wont sit and eat if he cant see me why is that

19 Merri { 04.07.09 at 8:31 am }

My black lab pit mix wont eat unless he sees me either! I think its just nerves. They are nervous dogs and very very dependent on their owners.

20 Melissa { 04.12.09 at 5:23 pm }

Hi there! We rescued a black lab/pitbull mixed female dog and she was thrown out of a moving vehicle straight into my neighbors front yard right infront of our very eyes, she ran up to the porch where we were sitting, and I agreed to take her for the weekend until I could take her to the vet.. I have a jack russell terrior also named Max and he’s male, and they instantly became the best of buds, anyways, the issue we have with her is hopping fences. She will not stay in our yard for the life of her, however when she does hop the fence she won’t leave the area she’ll hop the fence into the neighbors yard and play with there male dogs.. how can I get her to stop doing this? We exercise both the dogs by walking them, and she won’t play fetch either.. she’ll chase the ball but won’t pick it up.. I need some help! When we walk her she is very calm and never pulls on the leash but she is a leaping kangaroo when it comes to our fence. Please help!

21 sam { 06.25.09 at 9:39 am }

we have a year old black lab/pit mix named Simon. He is VERY hyper and constantly needs our attention. He listens well to all commands but when left by his self it seems that he disobeys everything he is taught. He seems to be a very nervous dog but is not aggressive at all. He loves to play but how do we get him to differenciate between his toys and things we dont want him to chew like shoes and etc. if you could give me any answers that would be a great help.
thank you,
sam

22 Lana { 07.23.09 at 5:47 am }

I too have a lab/pit bull mix. Willow is almost 5 months and is one of the smartest dogs I have ever had. She knows most all her commands. She is anxious when kenneled and drools like crazy. Thanks for the info on training. Willow does respond well, but at times I am frustrated, so I may get louder than I should. She is loving too which my cats don’t appreciate at all. She goes to Doggie Day Care for socialization with other dogs. Plays well with others. She is getting big. Anyone know how to break a dog from counter surfing in the kitchen?

23 jack { 07.27.09 at 7:32 pm }

My Lab/Pit Mokie looked exactly like that picture. She was a dumped off 6 month old that found her way to my house in the middle of a bad snow. She was a handful at first, but became friends with my black lab Bandit (RIP) instantly. She is the best dog I have ever had.

24 Lisa { 07.29.09 at 6:31 pm }

We have a black lab/pitbull. He does not like children because one of our friends kids smacked him in the head with a 2-3 pound chunk of cement. A crumbled part of the portch.

We had him fixed, we are both crippled, and he takes his job serious. We do not allow children around, although he is gentle. We will not allow him the opportunity to be bad. He protects us, huge amounts of medicine in the house, and licks the side of out bodies that is disabled. I am proud of him, but I will not put him in a position where children are around unless they are able to handle his body-weight when wrestling. He is very smart, and he is are guardian. Very proud of this dog, and the pit-bull name is bad, the dog is only what the owner is.

25 Audge { 09.07.09 at 11:54 am }

i have a black lab pitbull mix and he is the greatest dog ever!He is gentle with my children who are 11 and 5 and he has never shown any sign of agression. I am so worried about my baby though because he is nine years old and starting to show signs of hip dyplasia. I walk him every day and aftter that we play in our yard for an hour. Is that to much?

your help would be greatly appreciated,

Audrey

26 Audge { 09.07.09 at 11:56 am }

Sam just get him bones regularly and he should be fine

27 tabitha { 09.29.09 at 8:21 pm }

i also have a pit lab we got her when she was about 8 weeks and shes a great dog her name is lexi shes very trained the only bad thing is she can not be alone if we leave her home alone she always chews up something as if she was mad we left she never does it at anyother time. we also cant leave her in a room by herself if were home she wont chew anything just cry like a very loud repeting cry as if we left her she has to sleep in our bed or its the same cry if anyone knows how to help please write back

28 Lee { 10.04.09 at 12:29 am }

Possibly you should get another dog to keep be a companion to her. I’ve always had to 2 dogs; you have to make sure they’ll get along well with each other. I’m thinking of getting another dog to be a companion for the one I have and it’s a black lab mix with pitbull. I’m leery of this though because of all the stories you hear re pitbulls. I was told that this dog is very friendly with children and dogs and is about 3 or 4 years old, the same as my dog who is a mix of beagle and foxhound; she is almost human. I have a 50×70 fenced in yard which is great for playing as I cannot do any walking. I called the people and told them no but I’m still give it some thought!

29 Milton { 10.04.09 at 5:22 pm }

I glad I found the sit I have a black lab/ pit mix about 7 months old he has thid high pitched whiny bark that make you ears want to bleed but he also had the deep bark that could scare anyone I wonder if he voice is changing or will heve most likly have 2 barks the rest of his life

30 Alex { 10.07.09 at 8:56 am }

that is a great looking dog. I am expecting puppies from my red nose pit at the end of the month. The father is a black lab. i hope the puppies come out looking great like your dog

31 Ashley { 10.08.09 at 8:24 pm }

I have a Lab/Pit mix.
Best dog I’ve ever had or seen.
She’s great, extremely easy to train,
good with kids, listens extremely
well. All around she’s a wonderful dog.

32 Aaron { 10.10.09 at 9:58 pm }

My lab pit mix Rufus is funny when it comes to eating sometimes. But let me be eating my own food and here he comes looking at me. I always share a small amount with him right out my hand. Best damn dog in the world.

33 elray da goose man { 11.07.09 at 6:33 am }

i have a 2 year old black lab/pit mix named loki

and the problem is he is scared of everything to the point of aggression. anytime anyone comes over i have to put him in a cage. and i know its not the energy i put off because everyone that comes over to my house im pretty sure of and trust

and whats worse is my fiance moved in with me and he instantly liked her but when we went to pick up her dog zues a few days later they act agressivly towards each other we tried all the tricks of introducing them the first time they met was around the block from my house so that they met on neuteral territory we’ve even tried walking them together regularly so now we have to switch them every hour in the cage zues is a pure bred american pit and perfectly behaved wit a flaw or 2 but no where as near as bad as loki since shes moved out to her brothers house with zues because she refuses to give up zues and i cant find an owner for loki and dont want to give him to the spca so if anyone has any tips on curbing these serious problems let me know because i dont want to get rid of loki hes been there for me for the past 2 years when i needed him the most and i dont want to lose the love of my life over a dog i dont know how to properly train thanks in advance

34 Monica { 01.03.10 at 3:24 pm }

I just adopted a black lab pit mix yesterday from the APL. Her name is Maggie and she is about 2 years old. I’m having problems with her being aggressive towards my fiance’s dog. She is only aggressive when the dog gets in her face when eating or when someone is petting her and the dog comes over. She bit her snout twice. They play well together for the most part but my fiance is worried for his dog. Any advice?

35 Kevin { 02.04.10 at 1:50 am }

I found my black lab/pit mix when she was six weeks old, abandoned and whining at a door in my neighborhood. She didn’t even have her fangs all the way in yet. I already had a small dog at home and they grew up together and ate together no problem, until Naga (my black lab/pit mix) got bigger than Azurl (my schnauzer/wire hair/whatever else mix). She started getting aggressive with the food, so I started putting the food bowl down and letting her start to eat, then taking it away. If she snarled at me or growled i would give her a gentle smack on the nose with a stern “no!” then put her food bowl back down, let Azurl eat, and hold her away from it and make her sit and watch for about thirty seconds. Took about three days to get her to stop nipping at her.

36 Dianna { 02.22.10 at 5:35 pm }

I too have a black lab/pit bull mix.Hes seven weeks old and about the cutest thing youve ever seen.I was kind of worried about the pit bull part of him but the mother who is a pit seemed really well natured so i gave it a shot.Hes a little nippy but really super smart.Its only been a week and he uses his paper about 70 percent of the time.I really hope hell get along well with my 4 kids in the long run . I found this website very reassuring.thanks
Dianna

37 sarah lester { 03.24.10 at 7:31 am }

i too have a lab pitbull mix an have had one before but she got put down.thay are truely a good dog thay love the kids in the family an everybody that comes around so far.he sleeps right next to me an when i try to move him he wont go any where.he is one of the best dogs i have ever had

38 Helena { 05.03.10 at 10:41 am }

OMG that is so coincidental. I have the same exact story with my lab/pit Jackie. Below zero weather in mid January. Just sitting on my porch. Great dog, just gotta watch for the temper with other dogs. Still working on it.

39 kathy { 05.04.10 at 12:23 pm }

I have a 5 month old lab/pit mix who is very vocal if I pay any attention to the other 2 dogs. Rodney will come over, sit down and move my hand with his head and ‘talk’ until I pet him. It isn’t a growl or whine but a kind of ‘yar,yar,yar’ noise. Anyone else have a pit that’s vocal like this or is it just the puppy thing. I’ve never had pits but have had lots of other puppies who never did this vocalization for attention.

40 Brandy { 05.20.10 at 6:05 am }

I have a beige lab/pit mix and he ia 6 mnths old. He is wonderful with my 4 kids. I recently got the dog from a family that drove to another state to get the dog and then back. They had the dog since he was 2 months they kept him for 4 mnths just to say that he wasn’t aggressive enough for them and that they were going to take him to the pound. I felt so bad for him, i mean they drove to another state just to get hom an then they bought him home and now they were going to get rid of him as if it’s okay. I coudn’t let that happen so, i took him home. Lucky is the best espcially witj my 1yr old. The problem i
am having that whem i go to walk him he won’t use the trees or bushes he goes on the middle of the sidewalk i am pressed to believe that it will change,but i amunsure. He is six months old. Can anyone help me please help me. So far i have had minimal in house accidents. Thanl you for all advice and sugesstions GOD BLESS all who respond

41 Carolee { 05.20.10 at 8:15 am }

Hi Brandy: It is totally normal for male dogs to squat for the first year or two while they are puppies. They start to lift their leg as they grow. And may go back to squatting when they are elderly.

42 kimmy { 05.28.10 at 10:22 am }

I have a black lab/pit mix his name is Jake… He is the sweetest dog ever.. we got him after our boston terrior mix ran away after we had him for 5 years? Jake is a really hyper dog and loves attention we have another dog named miley that is a min pin and she never got along with rockie but she loves Jake I am so glad to see it. jake is always hungry and he is 10 weeks old and ways 15 pounds we got a biggen on our hands he follows my daughter everywhere she goes

43 jim { 05.31.10 at 9:55 pm }

why do u feed him with your hand?We feed them with a spoon or a fork and she doesn’t beg,she knows she is going to get some so she just lays there till we give her some.

44 Cynthia { 06.06.10 at 3:53 am }

We just got 2 lab/pit mixes yesterday…one is a blonde the other is black…We love them, but after the fact of bringing them home, we were warned by several people of their temperment….We have 2 small children…We may be interested in going ahead and giving them away….Email me if you’re interested….Thanks

45 Jackie { 06.10.10 at 2:03 pm }

Wow, I rescued a Lab/Pit that had been thrown out of a car! there is something wrong with people seriously that do that! My puppy, Ripley was injured and taken to the animal hosp. they did the surgery on his hip, and fostered him till a friend heard of him and knew I had been looking for a Lab. I was thrilled to get him and love him to death! He is so smart, sweet and loyal! I hadn’t had a dog since I was very young, I am so glad for him, he is my best companion! ( : jackie

46 Jessica { 06.15.10 at 9:51 am }

Hi i have a 15 week old what we think is a lab/pit mix. We rescued his this weekend from A place called Angoon here in Alaska. He wasleft outsdie for dead along with his 3 brothers and 1 sister. A friend of mine had them flow to my town and we took one. We named him Chevy. So far he is really mellow, great with my 4 year old, great with other dogs and just a loving happy dog. He is clingy to me and my fiancee he sits with but wont listen to commands from him. He is a little shy around people he doesnt know, but he is getting better already I think that will take some time as he was left outside alone for the first 15 weeks of life…with only his brothers and sisters. Some thing i need help with are…..eating, shyness, and training tips. He wont eat unless i am right there and he just macks it down then does somthing else. How can i get him to eat? The other thing is traning, him he is potty trained, knows his name and can sit along with sign language and ALMOST got him laying down….does anyone have any tips for training him more effectively and faster? I had 2 boxers before that were easy to train but they never stuck around, always ran off when not on a leash…one got hit and the other just collapsed and died on me :( NO MORE BOXERS FOR ME! Anyway, he is a little stubborn when training…..Please email me with any help….otherwise he is the best dog I have ever had so far!!! I am very happy with him….he sticks around doesnt run off (so far fingers crossed). I would recommened this type of dog to anyway.

PS my 2 friends have the 3 others, one has the female and my other friend has the other 2 males and they are very satisfied with them as well. Great dog! People can be so CRUEL! Makes me sick! Anyway thanks in advance!

47 jacob watcher { 06.21.10 at 3:54 pm }

I have a wonderfull black lab pit, so smart. i did’nt get him fixed in hopes that i could breed him with another black lab pit with the same looks. i would’nt wont anything other than maybe pick of the litter. if anyone is interested i have a pic of him on my facebook so look me up.

48 AKHB { 10.12.10 at 10:28 am }

We just adopted a 4 month black lab/pit mix. We have a 3 yr old Black Lab & a total of 6 cats (3 inside & 3 outside). This little guy (Howie) is the most laid back easy going dog. Loves our black lab & all of the cats. Has shown no aggression towards animals or children. Hardly ever wines or barks. We have yet to put him in a kennel, he is the perfect dog. I think Pit’s have a bad rep, but it all depends on how you raise them! I would recommend getting one as a puppy & train them to be a good, nice, loving and affectionate dog! God Bless!

49 AKHB { 10.12.10 at 10:29 am }

We just adopted a 4 month black lab/pit mix. We have a 3 yr old Black Lab & a total of 6 cats (3 inside & 3 outside). This little guy (Howie) is the most laid back easy going dog. Loves our black lab & all of the cats. Has shown no aggression towards animals or children. Hardly ever wines or barks. We have yet to put him in a kennel, he is the perfect dog. I think Pit’s have a bad rep, but it all depends on how you raise them! I would recommend getting one as a puppy & train them to be a good, nice, loving and affectionate dog! God Bless!

50 Donna { 11.09.10 at 5:56 pm }

I have a black dog that I thought was black lab and pit mix. He looks like your dog. He is the best dog I have ever had. The only thing is that he is very protective over his food. He will not share with my other dogs. I have to feed him separate. We rescued from the aspca. Nobody wanted Magic. He was fostered by several different people. Everyone kept taking him back. We fell in love with him, but we know now why nobody wanted him. He pees a little when he is nervous. I’m not sure why. You have a very beautiful dog. Take care of her. God bless!

51 Kitty { 11.20.10 at 8:54 am }

Hi all! I’m so glad I found this page! A few days ago my husband was working construction in a bad neighborhood and saw a man carrying and swinging a puppy by the scruff. Being an animal lover, he came out of the trailer he was flooring and started to watch the man since it didnt look like his intentions were good – and they weren’t. He threw the puppy down a 15 ft embankment of jagged rocks. My husband ran over, climbed down and rescued the screaming little fellow. Appears to be a black lab/pit mix, app 8 weeks old. He checks out okay, nothing broken – I don’t know how…and he is SMART….goes to the bathroom outside as long as you go out often with him which suits me fine since I just had surgery and need to walk a great deal. He uses the newspapers about 70% of the time if he’s in the house and can’t wait. Everything about him indicated he will be a great pet and we intend to keep him but he FREAKS out if you put him into the bathroom alone and tears up everything. From what I’ve read here, this doesnt seem unusual. He only lays down and sleeps well if he can sleep with one of us – otherwise the crying and destruction begins….so we just let him sleep in the bed.
It’s nice to know these are rather normal behaviors for the breed. Thank you guys for all of the posts on here – you’ve set my mind at ease!

52 Jerrel D. { 11.21.10 at 7:33 am }

I am very glad to hear your lab/pit is such a great worker and protector.My lab/pit (DOC) is a wonderful friend and also an asset because when I have to work late I know no one and I mean no one has the balls to cross his threshold which in my house where my wife is alone.If he hears something outside he will come and almost sit in my wifes lap and he weighs an easy one hundred.We love him so much but we’ve had to make him stop sleeping with us cause we don’t get much sleep.I wish someone would make this dog a type of breed so they could be avaliable to everyone.Good luck.

53 betty { 11.23.10 at 1:35 am }

i have a 9 month old black lab/pitbull mix. betty is really sweet and nice. i was just wondering what type of dog food is really good for her? any answers?

54 Steven { 12.04.10 at 2:34 pm }

Hey everyone, I hope some people are still checking this out because it sounds like you might be able to help me out.

I’m currently in the search for a dog, and I’ve always wanted a lab/pit mix. Today I came across a very quiet, reserved lab/pit in the local humane society. I was petting him, checking his teeth, and basically trying to “spot judge” his temperament, and he was very relaxed. According to their records he has been a resident since 8/12/10, and is obviously part pit bull (the short snout and pinned back ears), so that puts him at about four months (still in the puppy section of the shelter).

I found a worker and asked about his story, and apparently he is there with his sister. The only thing that caught me off guard is they call them their “UFC Fighters.” When they go out to play, they only bring those two out together without other puppies because they play a bit rougher due to their developed muscles and personalities. When we brought him of his cage (which he has to curl up to fit in…) out to play he was spastic.

If I do decide to get him, should I be worried about his “rough” playing nature and energy level? Is it too late to socialize him to be the gentle, sweet cutie that ya’ll talk about being around your small children and the like?

55 Rusty Russ { 12.05.10 at 6:55 pm }

Hi, I am a previous owner of a lab/pit and man was he a beauty. This boy (because he was far from a dog) had the mind of a human. He was given to my by a friend who was unable to keep him due to their environment and the day I saw him it was like we were brothers. After he calm down from the departure of his original family, I released him from his leash and just walked. He stopped and starred of in the distance for a minute so I waited. When he decided to look bag in my direction I then kneeled down to one knee and called him by his name “Reese.” He slowly walked up to me and I pet him gently. I decided not to take him in my home right away (I think its best if you connect with the dog before having the dog connect with your home). So we ventured around my neighborhood with him leashless and surprisingly he stayed close by my side and not once did he venture off. When I brought him home he was so afraid of my Rott that he would not leave my room. For weeks he and I stayed tighter than a nut and a bolt, where ever I went no matter what time I left he was right by my side. He was very friendly with people (unless I was sitting down out doors and they walked up without my knowledge and even then he would get close up on me and bark loudly but without attacking). His first time lashing out at someone in a full barking brawl was with my mother (who for some reason was always overly cautious in his presence). Her slow movement and sneaky action caused him to be this way for about a month. After that he started sleeping in her room at the foot of her bed and when she woke up in the morning for work he would not let her out of his site for a second. lol Funny thing is she would have to wake me up in the morning to retrieve him from her room so that she could get dressed and even then the moment she opened her door he was there waiting. Here suspicion never officially died. She feared that the agression of a pitbull would come about through him and that he would target the kids. I could not believe this because of my connection with him and due to the fact he was so protective of the kids and really gentle with them. Nevertheless, she forced me to admitt him to a SPCA. I can say that was the saddest day of my life, as a young boy who felt mentally, spiritually and emotionally abandoned by his family, to have his one and only true brother taken away was a hard day for me. I am trying to look into an updated system to find out where and how he is. He was such a great friend and a fast learner, there is nothing more a man can ask for in a best friend. If anyone wants to see a picture of my beloved buddy email me @ Russellrobinson08@yahoo.com

56 Rusty Russ { 12.05.10 at 6:57 pm }

Hi, I am a previous owner of a lab/pit and man was he a beauty. This boy (because he was far from a dog) had the mind of a human. He was given to my by a friend who was unable to keep him due to their environment and the day I saw him it was like we were brothers. After he calm down from the departure of his original family, I released him from his leash and just walked. He stopped and starred of in the distance for a minute so I waited. When he decided to look bag in my direction I then kneeled down to one knee and called him by his name “Reese.” He slowly walked up to me and I pet him gently. I decided not to take him in my home right away (I think its best if you connect with the dog before having the dog connect with your home). So we ventured around my neighborhood with him leashless and surprisingly he stayed close by my side and not once did he venture off. When I brought him home he was so afraid of my Rott that he would not leave my room. For weeks he and I stayed tighter than a nut and a bolt, where ever I went no matter what time I left he was right by my side. He was very friendly with people (unless I was sitting down out doors and they walked up without my knowledge and even then he would get close up on me and bark loudly but without attacking). His first time lashing out at someone in a full barking brawl was with my mother (who for some reason was always overly cautious in his presence). Her slow movement and sneaky action caused him to be this way for about a month. After that he started sleeping in her room at the foot of her bed and when she woke up in the morning for work he would not let her out of his site for a second. lol Funny thing is she would have to wake me up in the morning to retrieve him from her room so that she could get dressed and even then the moment she opened her door he was there waiting. Here suspicion never officially died. She feared that the agression of a pitbull would come about through him and that he would target the kids. I could not believe this because of my connection with him and due to the fact he was so protective of the kids and really gentle with them. Nevertheless, she forced me to admitt him to a SPCA. I can say that was the saddest day of my life, as a young boy who felt mentally, spiritually and emotionally abandoned by his family, to have his one and only true brother taken away was a hard day for me. I am trying to look into an updated system to find out where and how he is. He was such a great friend and a fast learner, there is nothing more a man can ask for in a best friend. If anyone wants to see a picture of my beloved buddy email me @ Russellrobinson08@yahoo.com

57 Rusty Russ { 12.06.10 at 2:51 pm }

Wow it posted that many times lol sorry guys but my computer was acting up at the time. I have good knews though, I have recieved news that my pup was indeed adopted and I am furthering my quest to try and contact the new parents. Hopefully they will contact me and we can talk and maybe meet up again for reunions or something.

58 lexie { 02.22.11 at 2:26 pm }

i have a pit mix with black lab and he is like my best friend . i go out side and take care of him every day and let me tell you something he is a big hog

59 gabby { 03.15.11 at 6:21 pm }

my pit lab is a rescue. a kid found her at 5 mouth and took her to us. she had been on the street for three weeks and you could see her ribs. she is a sweet puppy who love kids but sometime break the rules. she looks just like the dog in the picture! they could be twins! know she 10 month old. my aunt wouldn’t ever give up since she sent a lot of money on her including getting spayed last month.

60 jesse { 03.22.11 at 2:51 am }

I have a pit/lab. I rescued her from a couple that abused her badly. First 2 days I thought she was going to kill me in my sleep. She had been growling and baring teeth at me when I tried to pet her. For those 2 days I gave her treats and toys and fed her from the table and the third day she warmed up to me. Since then I made her a social dog and kept introducing her to other people with a muzzle and let other people pet her and love on her, and she has been very accepting to others. Now I can walk her without a muzzle and she is very good with people. She absolutly loves people and great with kids. She is a Damn good dog and i love her so much. Pits can be saved from any situation. I had 2 purebreds from a similar situation and they turned out fine. Any pitbull can be saved. I’ve did it twice.

61 jesse { 03.22.11 at 2:51 am }

I have a pit/lab. I rescued her from a couple that abused her badly. First 2 days I thought she was going to kill me in my sleep. She had been growling and baring teeth at me when I tried to pet her. For those 2 days I gave her treats and toys and fed her from the table and the third day she warmed up to me. Since then I made her a social dog and kept introducing her to other people with a muzzle and let other people pet her and love on her, and she has been very accepting to others. Now I can walk her without a muzzle and she is very good with people. She absolutly loves people and great with kids. She is a Damn good dog and i love her so much. Pits can be saved from any situation. I had 2 purebreds from a similar situation and they turned out fine. Any pitbull can be saved. I’ve did it twice.

62 jesse { 03.22.11 at 2:52 am }

I have a pit/lab. I rescued her from a couple that abused her badly. First 2 days I thought she was going to kill me in my sleep. She had been growling and baring teeth at me when I tried to pet her. For those 2 days I gave her treats and toys and fed her from the table and the third day she warmed up to me. Since then I made her a social dog and kept introducing her to other people with a muzzle and let other people pet her and love on her, and she has been very accepting to others. Now I can walk her without a muzzle and she is very good with people. She absolutly loves people and great with kids. She is a Damn good dog and i love her so much. Pits can be saved from any situation. I had 2 purebreds from a similar situation and they turned out fine. Any pitbull can be saved. I’ve did it twice.

63 la coolj { 04.09.11 at 9:43 am }

man i love dogs my mom said i can get a black lab\pit mix yea me :D

64 Ali { 04.22.11 at 11:16 am }

I know that this is a very old comment, but I have the exact same fence problem with my 3 year old black lab/pitbull mix! He was born to our black lab/rottie, and since the first day he’s been a trouble maker; before he could jump the fence he literally climbed right over it by hooking his paws in the links and wriggling over. His name is Uno (he was first born in the litter, I thought it was cute) and he loves to run off! Sometimes he’ll be gone for days, and he’s cost us several SPCA bills, even after getting fixed.

The good thing is, he’s virtually impossible to catch. The dog catcher shot him with a tranq once (he wasn’t hurting anyone, he just stole a lady’s picnic lunch…oops lol), and still Uno ran across a major highway with the dart in his butt, and no one could catch him. The dog catcher (our neighbor) came to our house and waited on Uno to come home before taking the dart out. The few times he’s been caught was because our other dog snuck off with him, and the dog catcher can catch her easily, so he grabs her and waits for Uno to double back to find her.

Anyway, I was wondering if you’d learned any tips for keeping those little demons in the yard? I’m going off to college in the fall, and my dad doesn’t want to keep Uno unless we can find a way to keep him in the yard. I don’t want him to give away my baby. :(

65 kimray { 04.29.11 at 8:18 pm }

please help my dog is blk lab/pitt 10 wks i or should i saywe got him when he was 9 wks old his name is max he is the most hansame dog in the world i am a very proud mother. max does not understand you must go to the bathroom outside i can have him outside and then bring him in and he will pee on the floor please help me keep my floors dry he also likes to bite

66 Carolee { 04.30.11 at 7:55 am }

Hi: Your dog is a bit young to understand the whole potty training process as yet. The ASPCA has very helpful articles on all kinds of training issues (including potty training and biting). Go to their website, I think you will find it very helpful.

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68 Damo { 07.12.11 at 9:57 am }

We have a Black Lab pit mix..
rescued him at 3 months from a kill shelter.. He was a little shy of people at first and i dont blame him . He is beautiful and spoilt.
He was very easy to train, is protective to some degree( will warn of strangers on our property . but is really a huge love bug.
i REALLy RECOMMEND THIS COMBONATION OF dOG

69 sue { 07.21.11 at 1:52 pm }

I have a lab/ pit mix rescue that I guess is about 6-7 months old. I have a large yard for him but for some reason, he goes on the sidewalk. We love this guy but I keep saying that I’ll love him so much more when his brain develops.

70 kim { 08.01.11 at 5:07 am }

i have a 3 year old lab pit mix neutered male i am fostering. i am in need of finding him a forever home. he is a great dog with children, other dogs, cats, ……….. ive know him since a pup and is such a good dog. i would keep but am already over town dog limit…… if anyone is interested send me an email. thanks. located north west nj……

71 jim { 10.06.11 at 1:37 pm }

Hi, I have a wonderful lab/pit mixed, he is two years old, i got him 2 weeks ago, wow, the best damn dog i could ever want, he is such a friendly, loyal dog, love my Jude so much, i do feel sad he had to be given up, but thanks to the people who had him, great work, now my gained, I have gained a great loyal, friendly dog. He is non aggressive, except for kisses always. He does have separation anxoity

72 genie { 10.06.11 at 8:55 pm }

Our lab/pit rescue pup could climb any fence–she was a ninja.

The only way to handle it was to extend the height of the fence–three different times. Now it is too high even for her. But we take her out often, so she can run and hang out with us.

73 KIH { 10.18.11 at 7:22 am }

We have a blonde lab/pit mix who is a great dog! We adopted him at 7 weeks old, he’s now 2 1/2. Very smart dog, but a slow processor….thinks about his commands for a few seconds, then happily obliges. Rough-houser, for sure, and our alpha female (a rat-terrier/boxer mix) keeps him in line. Glad to read here about other vocal pit mixes…mine talks all the time, sits by the bed and growls to wake me up, it’s hilarious. He is good, however he’s had LOTS of training because he would like to be in charge of everything, and we still put his training leash on and run through his commands for about 10 minutes several times each week. Very loyal and loving, a special dog.

74 Kristi { 12.17.11 at 6:33 pm }

We adopted our pitt/lab mix when she was 8wks old from the humane society. She is now almost 8mos. Her name is Maci. What a joy she has brought to our family. I have 2 kids, 9 & 11, and 2 cats, both almost 2ys. We keep her in a kennel when we are gone and at night to help with the potty training. My kids forgot to put her in her kennel and when we woke up in the morn there wasnt even an accident. Shes our first dog and best dog EVER. She is great with everyone…cats…dogs…people…you name it! Although she is very protective if she feels we are threatened. I will never get any other type of dog…WE LOVE YOU MACI!!!!

75 Steven Needels { 12.20.11 at 5:57 pm }

Hi, Know what you are saying. My guy Freddie is the most adorable, licking saint on earth. His only vice is barking at our squiresels!!! Bend down he will lick you from head to tow! His sister Samantha another shelter care rescue at birth…..loves him so! He, known by all our neighbors now is known as “Freddie go home” as they drive by on their Golf Carts. I Love Freddie and Samantha!!!!!!!!!!!

76 Jkirby { 12.27.11 at 11:27 am }

I am looking to get a lab pit mix. I have a 4 year old norwegian elkhound mix now his name is drake. Just looking for some insight how do these breeds do with other dogs. The puppy im looking at is a male also do you think that the having two males with this breed would be a problem or do they get along with other dogs well. Any insight would be appreciated thank you.

77 VictoriaM { 01.13.12 at 8:28 pm }

LOOKING FOR A GOOD HOME! I’ve been looking after a 2 year Black Lab\Pit for a woman that can no longer keep him. He is a complete sweetie and very devoted but I am moving and can no longer keep him either. If anyone in the Denver area is interested in adopting him permanently, please reply. We have two cats and a 12- year old and everyone gets along. He is completely house trained and way past the chewing phase although he will look for a sock or shoe to snitch now and again. :-) When that happens, it really means, “play with me!”

78 Samantha A { 03.19.12 at 6:17 pm }

I love my black lab/ pitbull mix, Lilly. She is so goofy and loving. She is a little rough with children because she thinks she is a big lap dog, but since all the kids in my house are teenagers, she’s a great dog for our family. She is so full of energy and loves to play, but will curl up in bed and snuggle with me at the end of the day. They are such great dogs and I have absolutely fallen in love with them after adopting Lilly about a year ago

79 joseph { 07.14.12 at 11:18 am }

my pit/lab is Lucy Lu. 2yrs old and full of energy. Came from an abusive, neglected enviroment. I got her from the shelter at 8mnts old. Shes a wonderful girl ! Great with kids, dogs, and people. Very obediant and easy to train. She is never on a leash, even in the local stores. I ride my bike to the beach and she is right there with me.I’m 65 and always owned dogs. LUCY IS THE BEST. This is my breed mix from now on. ps: lab/bassett hound ( Bassador ) is a great mix as well.

80 robert wells { 12.07.12 at 10:00 pm }

Hey I have a black lab pit mixture.. great beautiful dog energetic and needs to be loved. Hes my baby and I am moving and can’t bring him i really don’t want to take him to the pound let me know please

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82 Kerri { 04.24.13 at 2:43 pm }

We recently adopted a 14 week old black lab pit mix. At first we were told he was only a black lab but my fiancé want so sure, we asked around at Petco and the vet and indeed he is. We’ve only had him a few days and we also have a 2 1/2 yr old daughter, he does great with her until he gets too hyper and she’s not exactly happy about it. He’ll most play with me and I’m doing my best training him but I’ve no experience with puppies or dogs. Already he’s showin a lot of aggression signs to new people and other dogs, deep growling and lunging but hasn’t bitten anyone. I’m worried that its not goin to change because he want socialized properaly or early enough. We are looking at puppy training classes and I keep getting advice to socialize him as much as possible and I do try but I also have my toddler with me so it’s more of a challenge. I want everything to work out with our new puppy addition but in still worried

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84 THOMAS { 05.21.13 at 4:58 pm }

we just got a black lab mix pit bull,,we have a mix lab pit bull she is the best dog ever, we also have a winner dog that she loves,but we are worryie that the male lab mix and male winner might not get along hes being good but the little winner is not what can we do ?,i don;t no if we did the right thing by putting black lab mix,in the cage for the night ,till they get use to each other ,because hes about 12 years old ,and the other lab mix we have is about 5 years old and the new dog we got is about year old,,we took him in our vet;s today ;he did;nt like it to much ,,they try to put that thing over his mouth and he had a fit ,,we don;t no who had the dog before we got him ,,but do we need to worry about him ,,,,the vet;s told my husband it might be better to take him down to the sherd;but we don;t want that for him,,we name jack ,,he is very smart too,,he just loves my husband ,,so anyone out there can tell us if we are doing the right thing buy keeping the dogs apart at this time ,well they see each other and the winner braks at the new dog ,,but im just scard for the winner dog when we do let them out togetter for the frist time ,,but the other lab mix gets along with him but she ,a girl dog..thank you just need some help on what to do not sure!thank again

85 Laurence-Anne { 07.04.13 at 6:09 am }

She is a beautiful dog

86 Lisa DiRenzo { 10.04.13 at 3:50 am }

I am confused? Are you looking for a pit/lab because we have one. Tony-sweetheart tons of energy but seperation anxiety. I just can’t do it anymore. He ate my last pair of favorite shoes yesterday and I can’t keep up with him! Feel free to email me at lisadirenzo@ymail.com

87 Maryann Pepe { 12.05.13 at 2:11 pm }

She’s beautiful! She looks like my Shiloh. He’s the same mix.

88 Jessica { 03.10.14 at 9:46 am }

I have a 5 month old pit-chocolate lab and he is a great dog and onlg has gotten better with time. He has never shown aggresion toward a person or another dog. I keep him very active and around other dogs as much as possible he goes to doggydaycare twice a week and we usually spend Saturdays with one of my parents dogs or a friends dog. He does love to chew. I use to keep him in my kitchen while away at work but he destroyed my floor so i now have him crate trained. I would recommend this dog to any one as long as they don’t mind a dog who needs and loves his owners attention.

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