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Is my pit mixed?

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by Noles0905, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. Noles0905

    Noles0905 Puppy

    Hey guys,

    I know this is a difficult ? To have an exact answer to just based of a picture, but it has been a constant battle with my fiance and I about my pit nala aand if sshe is mixed with boxer. My fiance is a manager at a doggy daycare and seems to think she knows all about breeds of dogs. She swears Nala is mixed with boxer, but when I adopted her she was listed as an American pit bull terrier. I know because she was adopted all documentation of her might not be accurate. I was just curious if someone who has been around pits longer than I could tell if she is mixedor not. I might end up buying a dna test i just wanted to ask around first. Thanks to all who respond.
     

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  2. GoingPostal

    GoingPostal Good Dog

    The doggy dna tests are not accurate enough to be trusted, don't waste your money. You also can't tell by looking at a dog what breed or mix it might be, I'm guessing your fiance is saying boxer due to the shorter muzzle and it's possible, there is no way to tell who is right or wrong. With a dog of unknown background it's all a guess. Shelters just pick the breed that a dog most resembles, they don't have any magical psychic ability to tell breed anymore than your vet, your fiance or people on the street.
     
  3. lizzie13

    lizzie13 Good Dog

    I can see how she may say boxer due to his bite and muzzle. But there is no way to know for sure. Some will say any dog from a shelter is mixed but I dont believe that at all. There are definitely purebred dogs who end up in a shelter but there is just no way to say "for sure". The DNA test do not test for apbt as they only test for AKC breeds. He is cute though!
     
  4. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    She also could be saying boxer because of your dog's underbite. But underbites can be caused by factors other than breed.

    You guys will never know and that shouldn't bother you.
     
  5. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member

    I agree with everyone else. No way to know for sure, and not even your fiancee knows for sure, no matter how much she looks at the dog, there is no way to be "certain". Nala is a beautiful girl, but if she didn't come from a breeder with papers that you trust completely, there is no way to know for sure, and the DNA tests are not worth the money spent on them... they might come back saying she is all Lab, it's just not worth spending the money on the test. She definitely has bully in there, there is no question about that, and her little mouth is too cute!! Hope we get to see tons more pictures of her!! :inlove:
     
  6. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    Like it already been said, it's impossible to determine with certainty. That being said, I have had Pit Bulls and Boxers and my opinion and guess is that your dog likely IS a Pit/Noxer mix.
     
  7. Beatrix Kiddo

    Beatrix Kiddo Good Dog

    my guess would also be boxer given the underbite.
     

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