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Is my pup a Pitbull ?

Discussion in 'Pit Bull Puppy Discussions' started by Shane780, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. Shane780

    Shane780 Puppy

    Hello, I am a proud owner of a beautiful and sweet puppy named Buffy. She was sold to me as an American Pitbull Terrier but did not come with papers. I did not see the father, but was told she is a bluenose/rednose cross. I hand selected her based on temperament. This is the first "Pitbull" puppy, I have received. Is my pup a Pitbull ?
     

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  2. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    No way to know without a pedigree, safe to assume she's likely mixed. Bluenose and rednose are literally just colours, not bloodlines or "types" of Pit Bull, so there's no such thing as a mix of the two.
     
  3. Shane780

    Shane780 Puppy

    Thanks. The owner of the mom swore that she was a purebred American Pitbull Terrier, he called her a bluenose rednose cross or "scatter bred" but that does not mean really anything, like you said with no pedigree there's no way to know forsure. Was curious based on her features, if there were any specific features that showed a different breed. To me the mom behaved like a Bulldog and the pup is honestly the happiest, most willing to please dog, I have ever dealt with. I mostly have experience with Dobermans.
     
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  4. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    Based on features, the mom LOOKS LIKE an APBT. Hard to tell about the pup at this stage. It doesn't look as much like an APBT as mom does, but it's young and it's hard to tell much from the pics. She sounds like a cool pup.
     
  5. Shane780

    Shane780 Puppy

    It's so hard to snap a photo of her yawning but it's so cute even when blurry.
     

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  6. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator

    You should try and crop your photos, i can't even see the image right. Cute pup from what i can see in the first set of photos.
     
  7. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    The coat doesn't look quite right for an APBT in those photos of the pup...
     
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  8. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Nope, looks mixed to me too. The coat appears too long and the face says more Lab mix or something to me.
     
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  9. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    Yah, I agree with BC. Looks very Labradorish. Really cute too! Good luck with your new puppy!
     
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  10. Shane780

    Shane780 Puppy

    Thanks, I really like her as a dog, and was worried someone might cry dangerous dog. Brandon Manitoba has no BSL but Winnipeg does, if I can pass her off as a lab cross that works perfect as I have no papers for her.
     
  11. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    They do aim to please, very cute too!
     
  12. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator

    Almost mentioned the lab look.. That is what i see also. The coat isn't right either imho.
     
  13. Novy

    Novy Little Dog Premium Member

    Maybe I'm a bit off base on this but honestly I think the odds of encountering a truly purebred APBT in Canada is very slim. Not many breeders. And to make matters worse, pit bull seems to be used as umbrella term to the extreme up here. Basically encompassing anything that is a bull breed. So people think that any combination of dogs under that umbrella is still an APBT.

    And on top of that, any time I hear something about "purebred red nose/blue nose cross" my mind automatically says "nope!".
     
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  14. Shane780

    Shane780 Puppy


    Met the Father also with no paper work, but after seeing the father I know why. The father is an American Pitbull Terrier as well but is a working dog. Her features are starting to stand out a bit more, the coat is slightly longer on the ridge of the back and around the neck. No hair is longer then 1/2 inch. The Veternarian said she was American PitBull Terrier, I asked her about the slightly longer hair, and she said she noticed that on a few Pitbulls, said it was uncommon, not as uncommon as a Merle colouring but it shows up sometimes.
     
  15. Shane780

    Shane780 Puppy

    New photo
     

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  16. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    There is no way for a vet or anyone else to determine breed simply by looks. Longer hair is definitely not something you see in APBTs, and Merle is entirely impossible in the breed.
     
  17. Shane780

    Shane780 Puppy

    I have seen what I would call a Pitbull in Merle Colouring. What breed of dog was I looking at then ?
     
  18. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Likely a mix. Merle is non-existent in the APBT. A common cross depending on your area could be Catahoula/bull breed.
     
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  19. Lillie May

    Lillie May Good Dog

    BC beat me to it, a quick Google image search will tell you if that's what you saw. I also agree with the above answers on your cute pup's breed. Call her a mixed breed or mutt. I really agree with Novy, when I hear red nose/blue nose cross, the red flags go up. It's BYB and peddler talk, enjoy your little mixed breed pup, she's adorable.
     
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  20. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    Actually, in my experience, your vet is correct. I too have seen slightly longer hair AND heads like that on purebred Pit Bulls. It's not very typey. Like your vet said, it IS uncommon. Although your pup COULD BE purebred, when one sees features like that head and hair, it doesn't LOOK LIKE a Pit Bull. This is where you need papers from a reputable breeder to tell for sure.
     

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