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Bully breed traits

Discussion in 'Today's APBT' started by Roguecowgirl, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. Roguecowgirl

    Roguecowgirl Puppy

    It seems you guys really hate the "what breed does my dog look like". So I would love some written (maybe some pictures) of the physical difference in the main bully breeds often misunderstood for a "pit bull". Especially American bully, apbt, am staff, staffordshire bull. Would prefer more pet quality comparisons, it's pretty easy to see the difference in the top show quality dogs. =) Thank you in advance!
  2. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    The reason the question is annoying is because we CANNOT tell a breed based on physical appearance. No one can. Without a pedigree from an ethical breeder, no one will be able to tell anyone what breed they have.

    And repeating the same thing several times daily gets real old, real quick. If people would just read threads for a couple days before jumping in, they'd find that most of their questions have been answered/touched on in the past.
  3. Roguecowgirl

    Roguecowgirl Puppy

    I can understand why it could get annoying seeing the same question over and over. You don't always have to respond though if it's so irritating. And that's really not what this was about... It was about different physical characteristics.
  4. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Here are a couple helpful pictures. I'm on my phone so they might show up poor quality.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1408950219.086523.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1408950228.461504.jpg

    I actually have fun guessing breeds, but there are definitely a few pet peeves. When someone calls their dog a purebred or full-blooded blue or red nose, or mix of both, when someone refuses to accept that their unregistered dog is considered a mutt, etc.
  5. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    I was responding directly to this part of your post.

    If you use the search function, you'll find some beautiful specimens of each breed. But more often than not, on this website, you won't find many people referring to their dogs of unknown origin (this seems to be what pet quality would be) as a specific breed.
  6. Roguecowgirl

    Roguecowgirl Puppy

    I was referring to the pure bred pet quality dogs, obviously there are mixed breed pet quality dogs. As in when a reputable breeder is selling registered dogs and someone does not want to show or breed the dog, the breeder gives them the 4th or so pick of the litter, for a slightly cheaper price with a spay/neuter contract. I have searched and there are compared with quality show dogs and never explaining physical features. Then there's the confusing factor of the different sizes within the breed, the pocket through xl or extreme.
  7. Roguecowgirl

    Roguecowgirl Puppy

    Thank you, I love the bully breeds chart! I have heard people argue that boxer isn't a bully breed and I have shown them this chart.

    Nose color is so irritating. It is literally just that, the color of the nose. I do believe it helps identify specific variations of a color. I also do believe there was a Red Nose family dog or something like that were it was actually a blood line or something like that? But it is extremely rare these days. Or I've been told, I could be misinformed. I always get the "OMG is that a blue nose?!" when I take my pup out. And I always respond with "well she does have a blue nose...."
  8. Beatrix Kiddo

    Beatrix Kiddo Good Dog

    this has been covered numerous times. use the search function of the site
  9. bsand

    bsand Good Dog

    Do you have a link to a higher resolution pic of the bottom one? Curious to see it and actually be able to read it
  10. Beatrix Kiddo

    Beatrix Kiddo Good Dog

    Here is what it says: "Belonging to “bulldog†& “Bull and Terrier†groups of pure bred dogs. Often mis-labeled, mis indentified, or deliberately called “pit bulls.†Owners are often faced with being the target of social prejudice, physical and verbal attacks, and Breed Specific Legislation or BSL. Some breeds have been omitted due to space constraints or the fact that they*re either rare, or do not face the same risk of being mis labeled. "
  11. bsand

    bsand Good Dog

    I was more interested in what it says under the little drawings of the dogs
  12. Beatrix Kiddo

    Beatrix Kiddo Good Dog

    ohh haha my eyes aren't that good. can't help ya there
  13. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    It has the name of each breed and the size.

    This might be better:
  14. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    See. The first image is misleading if you don't know what you're looking at. UKC, AKC, ABKC, and ABDA don't define the dog as a breed. If you're looking for comparisons of what each registry considers ideal, sure. But the pedigree makes the dog, not the registry.

    Also, I enjoy a good guessing game when it's actually a possibility but more often than not, the posted dogs are shelter pet bulls that all look like a generic bull breed. And I don't think it's particularly fun, more annoying because there's minimal differences between bull breeds, especially if the dog is 60 lbs. The dog could be any number of breeds or so far removed from being purebred that it's ridiculous.
  15. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    You're right. I assumed they would know or do their own research about which breeds are registered under which registry.

    And yeah, it's usually a crapshoot with the shelter pet bulls, and in those cases I give the generic "if you don't know, we don't know" speech, but I like guessing the more wacky looking mixes.
  16. ShanaRowan

    ShanaRowan FlirtPolin' Premium Member

    There's a Facebook group called "Guess the Breed" that's pretty active (also sometimes good for a debate if you're up for it, and yes, there's a stupid factor involved.) You might want to post there, people love to guess. And you can guess on other peoples' dogs too.
  17. Lillie May

    Lillie May Good Dog

    I'm curious, did you read in the Am Bully section of the forum?
  18. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    The member that owns Rosie the mystery mutt had started a guessing thread that was interesting since there were so many ways Rosie's physical appearance could go.
  19. Tiffseagles

    Tiffseagles GRCH Dog Premium Member

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