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My pitbull isn't growing very tall!! What gives?

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by WoodyH32, May 10, 2010.

  1. WoodyH32

    WoodyH32 Puppy

    Hey all, I am new to the pitbull terrier world. I have a 5 month old pit that I absolutely love..I never thought of a dog to be so personal. Any ways, my pitbull terrier (Ryder) isn't getting very tall. He is starting to fill out some around his shoulders, chest, neck and his head is amazing. But he has short legs and big feet..can anyone give me some input on this guy?? He is supposedly registered, but when I gave the money to the people, they said they would mail the papers to me...this was in February. I have only heard from them once since then, and they've promised me again they will mail them to me. I even sent them pictures of Ryder because they said they needed them for the registration. But that's another story. My main concern is the height of my pit!
     
  2. MJJean

    MJJean GRCH Dog

    Well, what type of Pit is he? Pit bull is a term for various related breeds like the APBT, Staffordshires, AM Bullies etc etc. Got pics to post?

    Other than that, these do tend to be medium sized dogs and they generally grow taller the first year and fill out the second. With him being 5 months old he has some growing to do still.

    Grats on getting him and welcome to the forums!
     
  3. DieselPitBull

    DieselPitBull Good Dog

    pitbulls dont get very tall check out this link
    [ame]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Pit_Bull_Terrier[/ame]
     
  4. WoodyH32

    WoodyH32 Puppy

    He is supposed to have razor's edge bloodline. He isn't a staffie and not a AM bully. His dad was a blue and his mom was a brindle. I'll try to post a couple of pics..
     
  5. WoodyH32

    WoodyH32 Puppy

    Here he is..he is around 3 1/2 almost 4 months old here..
     

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  6. DieselPitBull

    DieselPitBull Good Dog

    there are people on this forum that also have razors edge I am sure one of them could give you the hight information that you are looking for based on the blood line.
     
  7. mstngchic2012

    mstngchic2012 Good Dog

    I'm afraid that Razor Edge bloodlines are used quite a bit in AmBully lines. Your pup could be registered as an APBT but actually be an AmBully because people who breed AmBullies will register their dogs as APBT.
     
  8. SBTlove

    SBTlove Good Dog

    Here is a link to some photos of pit bulls that are of the "razors edge" lines

    http://www.southernpridepitbulls.com/females.html


    Personally in looks that is not what I think of when I think of an American Pit Bull Terrier. If I'm not mistaken I have been told the Razors Edge line is a BYB thing and they have more than just APBT in the line. Correct me if I am wrong. But the important thing is you love your dog. So if you look at breed standard for the American Pit Bull Terrier, the razors edge won't exactly fall under it. Or so I am told. Again if I am wrong, please correct me. I don't want to give wrong information

    Here is some info for you from the UKC about the APBT:

    http://www.ukcdogs.com/WebSite.nsf/Breeds/AmericanPitBullTerrierRevisedNovember12008

    And the AKC for the AMstaff:

    http://www.akc.org/breeds/american_staffordshire_terrier/index.cfm
     
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  9. WoodyH32

    WoodyH32 Puppy

    Ryder

    ---------- Post added at 12:24 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:23 PM ----------

    Here he is at 12-13 weeks..
     
  10. MJJean

    MJJean GRCH Dog

    Yup. This could also be why you haven't gotten your papers. Perhaps the dog is a mix of AM Bully and APBT. Not unheard of for uneducated or unethical breeders to do this. From what I understand from other members posts, Razors Edge is almost exclusively AM Bully now.
     
  11. magdalena

    magdalena Good Dog

    How tall is he and what does he weigh? They do go through spurts. Personally I like the smaller ones. 5 months is a little early to tell. NM didn't see the last OP post. Short legs, big feet 'amazing' head. AmBully.
     
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  12. Pink

    Pink GRCH Dog

    He's most likely an AmBully but kinda looks amstaff...my girl is an Ambully and at 7 months is around 18 or 19in tall.

    ---------- Post added at 11:30 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:28 AM ----------

    Oh forgot to add, she's Razors Edge :)
     
  13. omgrobyn

    omgrobyn GRCH Dog

    Lucy barely comes up to my knee (I'm about 5 foot 6). She'll be 2 in August. But she's also a Colby not Razor's Edge.
     
  14. ABK

    ABK Good Dog

    I know the "classic" AmBullies look like ASTs (at least to me anyway). But if it is a RE dog, I wouldn't look to have a tall animal, most RE dogs today are bred to be short & squatty, like an English Bulldog.

    Either way, my advice would be to neuter him & love your boy for who he is.

    Hope this helps.

    Blessings ... :)
     
  15. WoodyH32

    WoodyH32 Puppy

    He is approximately around 15" tall and weighs in at around 30 lbs. His snout isnt really stubby, and he runs sideways..gallops sideways as well. I don't know. I'll try to take some better shots of him and post them. I would really like to know what is up though. My fiance calls him our "midget pit" (No pun intended).
     
  16. mstngchic2012

    mstngchic2012 Good Dog

    This is directly taken from the UKC's website for the APBT breed standard:

     
  17. magdalena

    magdalena Good Dog

    That is small. I like the small dogs though but maybe you have a pocket AmBully. :D
     
  18. ABK

    ABK Good Dog

    I think AmBullies come in pocket, standard & XL or something like that? Although I wouldn't really call a pocket AmBully a "pocket" sized dog! They're still huge IMO - they just have chopped off legs. lol.:lol:
     
  19. magdalena

    magdalena Good Dog

    I just measured that and measured Puck for comparison and he's almost 16 inches and 27 pounds at 14 weeks.
     
  20. ABK

    ABK Good Dog

    That's not bad - it's when you get dogs that are 16 inches & 60 lbs I think you'd be getting in the pocket bully category! lol. :p

    Blessings ...
     

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