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  1. glycerinberry

    glycerinberry New Member

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    this is maddie. she is part labrador, but her temprament is anything but. we don't know anything about the other breed =< i suspect it's some sort of terrier b/c she is very hyperactive, digs and nips alot. jrt maybe

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  2. Labs are a very hyper breed. I wouldn't be able to tell you what she is crossed with but the hyperness can definately come from the lab side.
     
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    She looks like a lab/pit to me and yes, labs are very hyper especially as pups.
     
  4. Yeah, now that you mention pit, I do see it. I see pit in the eyes especially.
     
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    Yes, and her high set floppy little ears...very cute!
     
  6. glycerinberry

    glycerinberry New Member

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    well i adopted her at the humane society, and they had about six of pitbull/lab puppies around the same age as my maddie (4-6 mos.) they usually do a background check and home visits if you decide to adopt a pit (or even a pit mix) to make sure you don't use the puppy for pit fighting.

    i thought she was a pit too when i first saw her, but they didn't do any of those extra things they do for pits. maybe thy just weren't sure she was a pit?

    the closest thing i can think of are pitbulls or terriers. i used to think she was a patterdale but fullgrown patterdales are the size that she is now at 4 mos. old.

    thank you guys
     
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    haha thank you! she's quite a handful. it's my first dog and i was hoping she's be more mellow, but she's awesome just the same. hjopefully the noipping will go down. her teeth are so sharp
     
  8. Yup, that too. She is adorable. Its so wonderful you adopted her.
     
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    Is that a very common dog even? I have never even heard of one before and I am pretty good at knowing and recognizing dog breeds.
     
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    The Patterdale Terrier, sometimes called the "Black Fell Terrier," has a short, coarse, broken coat or wire coat that comes in red, brown, black & tan, or black. The face is thickset and the eyes are inquisitive. The widely spaced ears are set high and hang in v-shaped folds. The well-built body is thicker than most any terrier; it resembles that of a Bull Terrier. The legs are solid, with medium-sized feet and sable pads.

    Temperament
    The Patterdale Terrier is a laid back terrier, not as yappy as some other terriers. It enjoys "curling up at the heating duct" in the house. Although the Patterdale Terrier's small size could qualify him as a toy dog, his abilities and gameness deems him as a solid terrier; his determination and toughness demand his inclusion in the mastiff group. They are game and tough when hunting. Hunters often take three or four dogs with them on an outing. The Patterdale Terrier is a good watchdog. This is not a dog for the non-terrier fan or the faint-hearted. The Patterdale Terrier is a robust, independent hunter bred solely for functional services as a ratter and hunting companion. Its Bull Terrier bloodlines make it too fierce to work as a hunter with pack hounds. They are particularly hard and persistent. Many Foxhound owners would not thank you for attempting to bolt his fox with a hard bitten Patterdale, for the dog is more likely to get hold and have a go, possibly kill the fox rather then allow him to bolt, thus spoiling the hunt with the hounds. It is an excellent digger, intently willing to encounter and attack any mammal that has gone to ground. The fells of the north country, with the protection afforded foxes in borrans, rock tip, mines and scree, created the need for a hard terrier able to scramble over the terrain and fearless enough to go to ground. The Patterdale filled, and still does, fill that need. The interest of local breeders ensures it survival. The breed is not easy to obedience train. The Patterdale should not be trusted with non-canine pets.
     
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    ^yup, it looks like a patterdale but i'm pretty sure it's not b/c they're rare. i'm leaning towards some sort of terrier. we went to the park yesterday and she was ver agressive toward other dogs. i had to hold the leash short.
     
  12. rottiegirl

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    She could be aggressive towards dogs because she hasnt been socialized much.

    I dont see pit in her. Its hard to tell from just one photo though... do you have any others?
     
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    I see lab mostly, possibly pit with the ears and the top of the head... it's hard to see when she's sitting.

    She's a doll though :)
     
  14. LabBreeder

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    You definitely have Lab and some terrier. Alot Lab pups can be hyper, but I imagine it's the terrier that's making her overly hyper. Tira was a moderately hyper pup and Gunner has his WAY hyper moments (then he'll sleep for a few hours after he's worn out :) ). Train Maddie early and you won't have the jumpy bouncy issues when she's older.
     
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    thanks for the help guys. i contacted her previous owner, and they know for sure she's part terrier because maddies's mom's mom was a lab-jack russell mix. the mom was apparently mostly labrador looking with a terrier personality & they don't know what breed she bred with. thanks again!
     
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    its higly unlikely tht shes part patterdale, they're extremely rare!
    most lab puppies look part patterdale just because they're very alike looking,

    the nipping is very common of a terrier but not completely unheard of in labrador pups,
     
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    i really dont think you could get terrier from being dog aggressive,
    dog aggression isnt completely uncommon in labs especially porely bred ones,

    how much socialisation has she had?
     
  18. glycerinberry

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    yup i figured the patterdale thing, and not much socilazition so far. i took her to the park and she's friendly towards other dogs but this was last week.she recently got real sick and i had to leave her at the vet for a week.her puppy classes got delayed too, we have to wait till the sunday after next now =<

    yeah i guess i was jumping to conclusions before. i was freaking out because she was jumping all overthe other dog the day i started this thread, growling and nipping and all, but the next day i took her to the park and she was pretty mellow.

    thanks again for the help
     

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