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Is my puppy a pitbull?

Discussion in 'Pit Bull Puppy Discussions' started by ljK_9, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. ljK_9

    ljK_9 Puppy

    Recently I was given what I was told to be a "Merle pitbull". but I'm not too sure. He's very energetic and a very well behaved pup can anyone help?[​IMG]

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  2. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Super Moderator

    No, Merle is genetically impossible in the APBT. You have a cute mixed breed.
  3. ljK_9

    ljK_9 Puppy

    What is he mixed with any clue?

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  4. steve07

    steve07 Good Dog Premium Member

    I can't help with the breed but he is an adorable pup!!!!!
  5. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    Could be part Catahoula Leopard Dog (or Catahoula Cur). They're Merle and look similar to bull breeds.

    But there's really no way to know without having a pedigree from an ethical breeder.
  6. ljK_9

    ljK_9 Puppy

    Thanks Steve!

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  7. ljK_9

    ljK_9 Puppy

    Thanks unoriginal, yea the more I look into it the more I'm understanding that Merle is somewhat frowned on in the APBT community

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  8. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    It usually means that someone crossed a Merle-colored breed with an APBT or other bull breed. Or that it's a dog that's wholly unrelated to the APBT, period, but someone is trying to pass them off as one.
  9. ljK_9

    ljK_9 Puppy

    That's no good, but on the bright side I can't wait to see my pup grow up!

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  10. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    We can't either! Regardless of what breed he actually is, you are very welcome to stick around.

    He's super friggen adorable. I bet he'll be handsome when he's full grown.
  11. ljK_9

    ljK_9 Puppy

    Of course I'll stay! I love the breed and love dogs period and hope to learn and be an active member of the page. And I think so too can't wait!

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  12. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    Sounds good. So let's get some more pics, huh?? What's his name?
  13. ljK_9

    ljK_9 Puppy

    His name is Zeus! And I'll have to upload more pictures in the morning don't have to many pictures of him yet

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  14. ljK_9

    ljK_9 Puppy

    [​IMG] my husband took this picture a couple days ago!

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  15. leavesofjoy

    leavesofjoy Big Dog Premium Member

    He's handsome, what a great face! If you love him and are happy with him, that's all that matters.

  16. Krista

    Krista Krypto Super Dog

    He's super cute!
  17. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    Yep, very cute!! He's got a nice color to him.
  18. daniellita85

    daniellita85 Puppy

    Zeus is so cute!!!! You're a lucky mommy no matter what breed he is. :)

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  19. Snoitseuq314

    Snoitseuq314 Puppy

    The 'merle' colour is typically undesirable in most breeds, as it may corresponds to ocular problems (especially when they have the creepy blue, or white, or mix matched eyes)

    I would argue most pitbulls are mutts by now anyways, kennel clubs are notoriously useless with these breeds, it isn't even a clearly defined breed in many kennel clubs, and as such blue, and merle dogs have started showing up a lot, and are being called APBT. Even my guy Im certain is part shar pei, though he looks like a lean mean hog dog, he's likely a mutt...
    Looks like a catahoula leopard dog x french bulldog to me. He's a cutie though, so really, who cares! Im proud of my mutts, and don't feel the need to know specifics, and take no pride in the idea of pure reads, as 'hybrid vigour' seems to be a fact.

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  20. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    cute puppy! I love those ears

    ....apbt or not, he's gonna be a looker for sure! :doggyhug2:

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