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Old 07-20-2013, 10:59 PM
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Unhappy So Nora can't be a Pitty, give her a new breed.

Just got a 30 days notice that we have to move. Lady who owns the house lives in NY and apparently has been job hunting in NC. She got a job now, and wants to move back into her house asap now. We just moved here 6 months ago.

This is super fun with three dogs, trying to find a place to rent. I've had several breakdowns about this, it just sucks. This is really bad timing and we were not prepared for this at all.

My dogs are not going anywhere, I'm not getting rid of them, something will work out, it's just going to take alot of effort.

One big problem we are running into is Nora. Once we say "Pit Mix" "Bully Mix" "Terrier Mix" they either tell us no or say we have to get liability insurance on her. She is freaking 35lbs soaking wet, and at some angles looks minimally Pit.

Pics here:

Sooooo I know this will probably stir up controversy, but at this point I really dgaf. What other breed mixes could I pass her off as?
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:27 AM
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How about just saying mixed breed?
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:37 AM
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Rat terrier x Mountain Cur mix

Or a Fiest x Plott hound mix?
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:42 AM
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How about an Greyhound & Ibizan Hound mix. Could say a greyhound mix.

I had a pit lab mix that looked more like a lab mix. I also had a pit lab mix that looked more like a pit mix or according to one vet a greyhound mix.

I'm comparing this pic you had on Chaz:

The face & ears sticking up like the Ibizan Hound look similar:

Has the brindle of a greyhound:

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Old 07-21-2013, 09:03 AM
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Rat terrier x whippet

I'd do whatever I had to in your shoes too. I'd honestly go as far as taking some rando pics from the internet of a rat terrier and whippet and saying, "See, these are her parents!" Likewise IDGAF if that makes people screech.

Good luck. I'm sorry this is happening to you.

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Old 07-21-2013, 09:26 AM
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Why specify? Just say mixed breed, and if they enquire further, claim ignorance, or just say terrier mix or whippet mix.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:03 AM
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I'd say Plott mix - around here it makes a bit of sense and covers the size/shape a bit better than whippet.

I like the idea of taking pics from the interwebs and calling them her parents, too.

Also, you can check with various companies about insurance as a back up - I suspect you could get a policy for not too much money since no one is specifying amount of coverage.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:20 AM
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I also see whippet or greyhound, I don't even see "pit" or "bully" Just say she is a "mystery mix", if they I quite further or any paperwork requires a more specific answer just say "greyhound/terrier, or whippet/terrier" mix

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Old 07-21-2013, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by MicksMom View Post
How about just saying mixed breed?
Originally Posted by Dizzy View Post
Why specify? Just say mixed breed, and if they enquire further, claim ignorance, or just say terrier mix or whippet mix.
That and that.

The more detail you give, the more painted into a corner you get. I personally would have a 'back up conversation' ready in my head, but give nothing without being asked. No need for you to be anything more than a joe shmo dog owner

Ex: "What kind of mixed breed?"......"Not really sure, but I've always kind of thought a terrier x lab mix" (Lab gets put with every mix so IMO it sounds reasonable, LOL)
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:39 AM
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You can always run a Wisdom panel on her. They aren't very accurate, but they don't have pit bull in the database, so they're sure to not come up with it. (she doesn't look like a pit bull mix to me anyway). Then you'd have the Wisdom panel results to show, which look all scientific and stuff.
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