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Old 12-23-2009, 05:39 PM
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Auggie is right. Pretty much certain, you have a dog with a good bit of some sort of pit in him. Calling him something else isn't going to change that. Like Auggie said, you may as well save your money and just make something up. Any adopter needs to KNOW if he is mostly pit and be comfortable adopting that and aware of any breed tendencies they will be taking on.

What part of the country are you in?
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:32 PM
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If the country is Canada, I'm in the west. Alberta, to be exact. You make good points about how to "market" this guy. I hate that word, but he needs a forever home and we can't keep him due to our municipality's two dog limit.
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:24 PM
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What a cutie! He really, really reminds me of a Boston Terrier / Chi mix we had in rescue here, he's just a bit bigger. He could be a Boston / Pit mix - that underbite is very Boston-y.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:36 PM
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The rescue group thinks he might have Boston in there. I really know nothing of either breeds. My two dogs are a Keeshond and an American Eskimo X.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:38 PM
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No one has mentioned that food is more motivating when you are hungry. Try skipping a meal and training and at the end of the day complete the full ration.

except when I said it

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less distractions, skipped meal, and the best reward you have. Also what Lizzie said...som'times dogs appear to not be motivated by certain things because they are new


I agree that the dog is too new and stressed to expect much for now
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:45 PM
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The other, I think, is that he seems to be part Pit Bull. I am going to have him DNA tested because the more of a mix he is -- fingers crossed --
Agree, those DNA tests are a total waste of money if you want to know what your dog is.

If you want the scientific explanation why I can post it again lol. But don't want to bore you if you dont' want the explanation
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:21 AM
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No one has mentioned that food is more motivating when you are hungry. Try skipping a meal and training and at the end of the day complete the full ration.

except when I said it
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Train before you feed the dog, so they are a bit hungry to start.
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Old 12-24-2009, 09:37 AM
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Agree, those DNA tests are a total waste of money if you want to know what your dog is.
What if he's American Bulldog and not a Pit Bull? I know Pit Bulls are a mixed breed. I also know, or I have read, that a few Pit Bulls have been saved from death by animal catcher, BSL or high insurance rates for their owners when results of DNA tests that show they are a mix (not a "pure bred Pit Bull" ) . Its not my intention to deceive potential adopters. I do think he's getting the bad end of the stick, though, because he appears to be mostly Pit and we aren't even sure if he is.
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:12 AM
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He's not an AmBull, he looks all wrong for it.

I'd say your best guess is he's a pitty/Boston mix, maybe with one other "bully" type breed in there. But for the sake of disclosure and BSL, he's a pitbull. It's the rare place that will care about the distinction between "pitbull" and "American Bulldog". Most people can't tell them apart anyway, so most of the BSL laws don't even bother trying. That's why, at least here in the states, they're written in such a way as to ban dogs with the physical characteristics of a "pitbull", with little regard for actual genetics (or common sense :P )
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:33 AM
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What if he's American Bulldog and not a Pit Bull? I know Pit Bulls are a mixed breed. I also know, or I have read, that a few Pit Bulls have been saved from death by animal catcher, BSL or high insurance rates for their owners when results of DNA tests that show they are a mix (not a "pure bred Pit Bull" ) . Its not my intention to deceive potential adopters. I do think he's getting the bad end of the stick, though, because he appears to be mostly Pit and we aren't even sure if he is.


Even if your dog is a purebred golden its still likely to come back something else. So yes if you want to paperwork to say tis not a pit breed then go for it. Just be prepared if it DOES come back bully breed.
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