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Is my puppy a pitbull?!?

Discussion in 'Pit Bull Puppy Discussions' started by BBBbbb, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. BBBbbb

    BBBbbb Puppy

    Hello all!
    I just adopted a puppy of uknown origins and would like any helpful feedback on what breed/mix you think she might be?
    Many think she looks like a pitbull mix but she's only 10 kg so far (and 5 months old) so I doubt she could be full pit.
    Thank you in advance!
    (photos taken between 3 - 5 months of age)
     

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  2. RickyB

    RickyB Puppy

    Looks like one but unless you know the pedigree , it be just a guess
     
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  3. Worg

    Worg Big Dog

    I see some boxer as well but who knows
     
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  4. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    Looks more Am Staf to me - they tend to be flashier in appearance than APBTs. Sometimes those flashy markings on the face make some think Boxer, especially if it's that fawn color (I have Am Stafs with these kind of facial markings and people on the street often ask if he's a Boxer!). My guess is definitely a good dose of Pit Bull or Am Staf.

    Oh, her size -- she is NOT too small for either breed!
     
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  5. BBBbbb

    BBBbbb Puppy

    Thank you all, very helpful!! I've heard a lot of people on the street ask me if she's AmStaff too :)
     
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  6. BBBbbb

    BBBbbb Puppy

    Hello again!
    Just wanted to update you all with new photos - she is now 6 months old and 27 lbs and the cutest lil pup :)
    I also have another question...
    I was wondering if any of you could advise how much more I can expect her to grow? She's still pretty petite in frame, but the shelter told me she would remain a small sized dog and assuming she's a bully mix, I'm not sure how long they keep growing for?
    Any help is much appreciated! She's outgrown all of the beds/crates we've got her so far!
    xoxo
     

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  7. oldman

    oldman Little Dog

    The people at the shelter know little about dogs and especially pit bulls.
    What size she will grow to is not predictable.
     
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  8. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    A rule of thumb that does seem to work for approximate adult weight is to double what they are at 4 months or add half of what they are at 6 months. So around 40 pounds, which is a perfectly fine and normal size.
     
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  9. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog

    she's a cutie that's for sure!!!
     
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  10. BBBbbb

    BBBbbb Puppy

    Last update!
    Out of curiosity I had her take a DNA test (Embark Vet) which tests for both APBT and Amstaff and it came back saying she's 100% Amstaff! No other breed in there whatsoever :-O
    She's now 8 months, 18'' height and 42 lbs
     

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  11. oldman

    oldman Little Dog

    I would be very suspicious about a test that said 100% amstaff and no pit bull.
     
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  12. AGK

    AGK Scratch Kingz Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator

    Like, how do they do that anyways seeing as genetically they are the same dog.
     
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  13. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    I dunno, but these breed tests SEEM to be getting better. I will have to read up on it more. While some of this genetic advancement is good, in general I do not like the way that the public is enamored of anything DNA.

    I would guess that the two "breeds" have been bred separately long enough that they have found some marker that is pretty successful at separating the two populations.
     
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  14. oldman

    oldman Little Dog

    They haven't been bred separate that long. Even today we see double and even triple registered dogs.
    I don't know of many pit bulls that don't have pit bull in their pedigree. There sure are not many amstaffs that do not have pit bull in their pedigree.
     
  15. BBBbbb

    BBBbbb Puppy

    That's a very good question - honestly I went with that site because it tested for both...I think it compares it with other dogs of the same breed so it takes into account that many of the amstaffs in the database share APBT DNA.
    Either way Amstaff/APBT doesn't change anything for me, I did it mostly to see if there was any other super different/random breeds in there besides the molosser types
     
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  16. Gizzle

    Gizzle Puppy

    How much did the DNA test cost you?
     
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  17. BBBbbb

    BBBbbb Puppy

    It cost $200 for breed identification and health testing (which is the one I got - it also tests for over 100 genetic diseases). I think the breed testing alone was around $120. It was definitely one of the pricier tests on the market but it got amazing reviews so to me it was worth it :)
     
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  18. Worg

    Worg Big Dog

    It is based on bloodlines, Embark has AKC, ADBA and UKC Pit Bulls in their database, if it comes back as AKC pit they will show AST since that's what they call them.
     
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  19. shot88

    shot88 Puppy

    She looks so pretty!!!! I think she definitely is at least part pitbull (or American staffordshire) maybe part boxer? Some pitbulls can be quite small, like 20kg, so that doesn’t look weird to me,
    Anyway she’s gorgeous :)
     
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  20. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    She is so beautiful.
     
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