Yes, his S/S breed is too slow at 325 to really be useful, sadly so. Which leaves the P/P one as the only real option.
I dont consider LBW a terribly good battle pet, held back by the poor skill in slot 2. You are too slow to get good use out of dodge, and you have no multihit skill which to make use of Mangle with. Howl is a much better damage buffer for your main attack.