Puebred APBT or no?

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  1. noludoru

    noludoru Bored Now.

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    This is "Poochie" a FOHA dog.

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    He has a lovely head, as far as I can tell, and other than a weird tail, really long feet, and being downhill he looks okay conformation-wise to me. What do you experts think?
     
  2. Laurelin

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    I say not purebred. His hair looks too thick/long especially on his tail and neck. His body build does not look APBT to me either.
     
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    I have no clue, just wanted to say, What a pretty guy! Love his eyes!
     
  4. noludoru

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    Out of curiosity, what does he look like? And his hair is very short.. I'm not sure what's giving in the impression of length, but it's short and fairly even all around. All hairs are definitely under an inch long. (Also - he's longer than the pics indicate - he's at an angle and partially turned in both, so it makes him look 4-6 inches shorter than he actually is.)

    I should add - for those of you who don't think he looks APBT at all, what do you think he is? I'm curious as I've never seen a dog that looks much like him, and he has such a pretty little pittie head.
     
  5. Brattina88

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    It's really hard to say. Some breeders breed pits to be so huge, and they're not 'supposed to' be so big. The size always throws me off...

    I think APBT and American Bulldog x. I think there are 2 different "types" of AmBull... and the pic looks like a dog we fostered named Emma - she was an AmBull :) very sweet
     
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    Looks like mine to me. :lol-sign:

    Whatever he is, he's absolutely gorgeous.
     
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    close enough for government work? :)

    what a beautiful dog.
     
  8. Squishy22

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    I am no pit bull pro, but he looks pure bred APBT to me. You wouldn't believe how many people tell me that Reggin is an american bulldog or boxer mix, and he is not. I think the abundance of white throws some off.
     
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    He looks like a typical urban back yard pit bull. Is that pure? Basically IMHO. I would say that is as purebred a APBT as you will find without a pedigree.

    Cute dog and I will bet he is PURE of HEART! That is the important thing :)
     
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    Looks more like a Dogo to me... I know that according to AKC standards, AmStaffs are not supposed to have more than 80% white...but with UKC for APBT, the only color that is considered a fault is merle. Anyway, a Dogo is always a possibility...
     
  11. Squishy22

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    I think a dogo would be much larger and taller. Dogos only come with black noses. A red nose would be a fault. Lips and eyes are supposed to be black pigmented. I will say that this dog has a much thicker and heavier tail than Reggin.

    I love dogos. They are on my list of breeds to own some day, along with 15 other breeds. LOL.
     
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    It isn't pure as the tail is too thick. Looks like a pit/lab mix.
     
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    I wouldn't use tail thickness to judge a dog to be pure or not, especially in this breed. Out of the show ring, they aren't bred for a tail preference really.


    He looks pure to me. I have seen many that look exactly like him that I know to be pure. Obviously, not from AKC/UKC lines. He is gorgeous, and I see no reason to assume he is mixed with anything else.
     
  14. Squishy22

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    Breed standard goes right down the drain when people do not breed to standard. There is a chow next door with floppy ears, yet he is pure bred. Chihuahuas completely lose their apple head when bred improperly. I can go on and on....

    Thats the reason why it can be so hard to tell weather a dog is pure bred or not. With all the bybs we have now days.
     
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    I'd say some sort of 'pit bull', although it's always hard to pin it down to an APBT specifically. But it's definitely possible. However, I believe labeling him a "pit bull" would be precise.
     
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    Yep, i have seen some way thick tailed pitties. Not winners in the show ring for sure, but they count as pit bulls.
     
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    Bahamutt99 Dafuq?

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    APBT mix. Possibly Plabrador. The fur on the neck and tail is thicker than the norm.
     

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