Anyone wanna play a game of "guess that breed" (puppy pics!!)?

Discussion in 'The Dog Breeds' started by BluButt, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. BluButt

    BluButt New Member

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    This is our newest member, Bennie. He came from the shelter a week ago. His paperwork said American Bulldog mix. Supposedly his owner/breeder surrendered them because she couldn't afford them. It didn't dawn on me until yesterday that if they have that much info why they don't have the other breed of the mix on the paperwork. Probably because it's a pit and "American Bulldog Mix" sounds more marketable. Which is fine with me. I wanted my next dog to be a bully breed of some sort, and I'm happy that he might be ABD.

    Anyway, he's 14 weeks and about 20 pounds. I don't know the exact weight because his last weight check was at the beginning of January and I can only assume he's heavier now. He's taller than my tallest Jack at 13 inches. So I'm guessing about 15 inches.

    He has the body type of a mastiff with a slight sway and the high angled hip and high tail set. The tail looks pit to me. His face is fawn, and the spot above his tail is brown/black.

    He has really soft ears, and initially I saw pointer or hound as a mix, but his personality doesn't fit a pointer. He seems very mastiff to me. Very mellow, low energy. Likes to observe.

    His head is very square and blocky. He's got the almond pit eyes, and a slight hint at the droopy mastiff eyes. Not very jowly though, which makes me doubt the ABD part, but supposedly that part is known. So who knows.

    In the photos the white on his nose gives it a slight dished look, like a boxer, but he's not goofy at all like any of the boxer pups I know. And his head doesn't have that dished boxer look at all in person.

    His legs and paws are absolutely gigantic for the size of his body. I think he is going to be big. His paws are *almost* as big as my 65-70 pound lab mix's feet.

    Anyway, here's some pics...

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  2. colliewog

    colliewog Collies&Terriers, Oh My!

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    It's hard to say from the pics, but he's got an awful lot of length in the muzzle for a pure AB puppy. Of course, I know there are different 'types' and maybe he just doesn't look like the ones I've seen around. He almost looks houndy to me, like a Walker mixed with AB?
     
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    Well he's definitely not a purebred AB. At least according to his paperwork. It specifies mix, just doesn't say what. Of course. LOL

    I also see hound. That was my first guess as well. Not sure about the Treeing Walkers, they're not all that popular around here. Probably an English Foxhound, though I understand the two are very similar. I don't know a lot about hounds, to be honest. Aren't they both high energy breeds? He's so mellow and doesn't have much urge to run and romp. He runs about 15 paces and then stops and watches the other dogs play. lol
     
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    Some hounds are pretty mellow. The thing with mixes is that their energy levels, temperaments, etc. can be anywhere on the spectrum between the parent breeds. So, he could be a mellow pointer mix if he's mixed with a laid back breed. My aunt had a bull mastiff black lab mix (from known pure bred parents).

    He was sooooo mellow. They named him Sonic as a joke. From the time he was a puppy to the day he died he did everything in slow motion. His energy level was 100% on the bull mastiff side.
     
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    Looks like pointer mix? possibly even some great dane in there. Either way, he's super cute, I'd love to see how he looks full grown, hes going to be a beautiful dog :D
     
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    BleuButterfly Papillon Fancier

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    He looks kind of like a Boxer mix to me.
     
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    PlottMom The Littlest Hound

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    hounds are not nearly as energetic as people assume, they're just smart enough they get into trouble on occasion ;) most of them are pretty active outside, and couch potatoes as soon as they're in... but for some reason in my experience I've met/owned/fostered a lot that were couch potatoes everywhere... heh. That being said, I don't see a lot of hound in him, but anything's possible! Can't wait to see how he grows up...
     
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    I see alot of hound in his head...the body says bully breed.

    I'd say he's probably some type of fox hound or maybe even pointer mixed with an AM Bull.

    Don't really see a whole lot of pittie, but I haven't been around too many so please take this with a grain of salt.

    I will say that he's a lovely puppy, and quite a find in a rescue environment!
     
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    I also see hound in the head .
     
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    I see a mixed breed possibly with some type of hound in it.

    I do not see any of the "pit bull" breeds or other bulldog breeds in it.
     
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    OutlineACDs Crazy Dog!

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    The only reason I wouldn't bet on him being too large is that my ACD puppy is 14-15 weeks ans 21.8 lbs.

    Someone told me take the weight at 16 weeks and double it and you should be pretty close to adult weight.

    I am betting my ACD will end up about 50-55 lbs and 19-20 inches at the shoulder.
     
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    colliewog Collies&Terriers, Oh My!

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    Just to add to that, my Collie puppy boys have huge feet when they're that age - you'd assume they'd be huge, but they all end up around 65-75 lbs.

    Whatever he is, he's a cutie! I love the blaze ...
     
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    I don't think the 16 week weight doubled is very accurate. There was a great dane pup that came in and he weighed 35ish pounds at 16 weeks. He's 2 now and weighs 120+ pounds.

    My parents dog (GSD) was about 25-30 pounds at 16 weeks, and he weighs 94 pounds now.

    It may work for smaller breeds, but I don't think it holds true for larger breeds.

    He is freaking adorable though XD
     
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    He's very cute. He looks a little like a boxer. He could be a boxer crossed with a beagle. He's pretty hard to tell with puppies, though.
     
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    He's already bigger than any beagle I've ever met. And there's no beagle personality in him at all. Honestly, he seems very mastiff in personality.

    I need to get new pictures of him up, these ones don't do him any justice. He looks very boxer-ish in these pictures, but not at all in person.
     
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    I just weighed him, and he's 20.6 pounds. And he's 13 weeks, 1 day. (I went and pulled out the paperwork, for some reason I thought he was 14 weeks). And he's 14.5 inches at the shoulder.
     
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    I see maybe pointer/boxer?

    But I am DYING he is so cute his wrinkly eyebrows and the butt spot are KILLING me. Oh I wanna snuggle him until he wiggles and jabs me with his elbows.
     
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    Is "cute" a breed?
     
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    :D I Know, eh.
     
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    I tried to get outside this weekend to get some action/conformation shots, but the cold weather we recently had (we're in Florida) killed the fish in our local canals, which has attracted a boatload of buzzards and hawks, which are dropping fish heads into the yard, which the dogs are DYING to roll in, which has reduced their attention span to zip, which made any sort of photo session darn near impossible.

    However, before I realized what was distracting them all, I manage to get ONE shot. It's more artistic and doesn't really show anything other than his cuteness, but I thought I'd share anyway. :D

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