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APBT Future DA

Discussion in 'Training & Behavior' started by deepcreek, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. deepcreek

    deepcreek Puppy

    I'm gonna apologize for the essay in advance, I just have no idea what to do. I also posted this in my intro but thought it might fit better over here. Thank you.
    I adopted Indy (5 mos. old) a couple months ago and so far, she's pretty much my dream dog. She's the regular amount of trouble you'd expect from a puppy but she's also super friendly, smart, affectionate, and energetic. The only thing is, when I adopted her, I was told by the shelter she was a lab mix. I (stupidly) didn't know any better and I didn't know she had any pit in her until I did an embark test and found out she's almost 1/2 APBT. The rest is a mix of 7 different breeds.
    The plan was always to get another dog when she got older (1-2 years old) and now the more research I do on APBT the more terrified I get that, when she gets older, a switch will just flip and I could be putting any potential future dog(s) in danger, as well as forcing Indy to live with extra stress. I have done some research and most people say that dog aggression is a spectrum and I wanted to know if there was any way to tell where, roughly, in that spectrum she will fall. She is a mix and I am doing everything I can to socialize + train her but I do know some things can't be trained out. Does anyone know where on the scale most APBT mixes fall? Or what the odds are of her being DA in the future? Is there anything I can do to stop it from happening/better my odds? Sorry if these are impossible questions, I just am ripping my hair out knowing that she might change at some unknown point in the future and I have no way to tell what the odds are of it happening or when it will happen.

    TL;DR: Will my dog become DA in the future? What can I do?
     
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  2. AGK

    AGK Scratch Kingz Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator

    odds are low due to it being a mix breed.
     
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