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weird question.. real weird?

Discussion in 'American Bully' started by unioncitybully, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. so i am pretty sure my new pup is ambully and not apbt as her papers say and the purists disagree with. however for a ambully she is small. she did have more than one health problem thus far and have also been told that could be why she is small. i have also heard that if that is her health problems stunting her growth that they normally make up for it later. i tend to think that might be true since once the coccidia cleared she started growing like a weed.. and now seems to be growing as i would have expected all along. however she is 14 weeks and only 14 lbs. she really looks like a am bully dog in person though. like really!! although she is small her legs are shorter..chest is wide.. snout is short..belly is getting thick.. she kinda looks a lot like the dog posted in the ambully picture thread that has the water bucket photo. i dont really care at this point if she is ambully or pit as to me she is a pit and a more refined one at that as all the traditional pit features are all a bit more.. well more!!! and still on some dogs feature to feature in proportion to each other. this all is if she ever grows?

    what do you guys think.. would the health issues really cause her lack of weight gain... is she maybe a pit and not ambully.. if it is health related do dogs normally make up for it after they get health again.. is there anything i can do now that she is well. and ow yeah chances are her papers are junk! ill let you all know when i get to the bottom of that one?
     
  2. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member

    Can you post some pictures of her? It doesn't really matter what she is, as long as you love her for her :) Mollie is APBT mixed with something, my daughter was told Lab, but I don't see Lab in her... but it doesn't matter. I could not possible love this dog any more if she were pure APBT or if she pooped gold bricks. I love her more than anything, and the name behind her breed means "0" to me. She did however, make me fall head over heals in love with the breed though!
     
  3. pics are old but thats my baby!! with all the paper stuff and health stuff at this point that is exactly how i feel!! she could be a rat for all i care!
     

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  4. pitchik

    pitchik Good Dog

    however she is 14 weeks and only 14 lbs. she really looks like a am bully dog in person though. like really!! although she is small her legs are shorter..chest is wide.. snout is short..belly is getting thick.

    If she is American Bully then this is a good description!

    Yes, poor nutrition whether from being sick or whatever will cause a stunt, my Jasper was starved and he is a good example of what poor nutrition does to a dog. He is much better now and starting to fill-it takes a bit but will happen.

    Like to see pics of your dog
     
  5. pitchik

    pitchik Good Dog

    I see her, very pretty, shes not too small-she looks good
     
  6. Boogieman

    Boogieman Guest

    What does the statement above supposed to mean?
     
  7. PITCHIC:

    in those pics she was 11 weeks maybe and just had recovered from the coccidia.. she is now 14.5 weeks old and much bigger. my vet and a few others felt i could feed her more also and that sems to be helping also? thanks for your comliments!!
     
  8. boogieman:

    that comment refers to my personal opinion and liking to a dog. in my opinion a ambully type dog is kinda a hybred pit.. staff. has simular features to a pit but all kinda more pronounced! and more to my liking. i am a bully breed lover not just a pit lover. in fact i almost got a american bulldog instead as so many people where against me getting a pit. my mom the first person.. she is was scared of them.. not anymore!! and she also did not want what i was looking to be a posative experiance turn into a negative one because other people her included do not understand that pits can be good dogs. she didnt want my neighbors to give me shit.. or for me to be exclded from going to dog parks or family cook out where there may be children and parents that dont want the children playing with a pit bull. i also have a yorkie french bulldog and he is awesome.. he has such a cute little bulldog stance.. a bit bowleged but all fury and cute at the same time!! however i always wanted a pit bull type dog and decided i if i got another breed i would like it love it.. but part of me would have been left wishing i had got a pit. again this is just my personal opinion and preference.

    i moved over to the ambully section and onto a few ambully chats as i am here to learn.. have fun.. enjoy myself.. on many pit chat forums you run into soooo many people that do not seem to be happy about these ambully type dogs and just seem to want to find away to start trouble. i am not sure the intention of your question but if it is and i am not going to assume just yet... but if it is to give me a hard time or tell me you think im a retard or you do not share my opinion please just move on. however if you where just wondering what i meant and looking to have a friendly conversation.. please chat away!!
     
  9. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member

    She's a good looking pup, and as long as you love her and take good care of her, no one will think anything less of you. :) A lot of people have AmBully's and I've met a few, they are wonderful dogs. :)
     
  10. ow she is well taken care of thats for sure!! my baby..she gets everything she needs and nothing she doesnt!! everyone that meets her cant help but love her as she is more well behaved than she is pretty and shesure is pretty pictures barely do her justice!! and she is finally growing and fast 22lbs this morning.. so she has now gained 7.2 lbs in since thecoccidia cleared up two weeks ago! grow brooklyn grow!
     
  11. pitchik

    pitchik Good Dog

    I said to show me a pic in another post lol, sorry I see her now:)

    I wouldnt feed her more. If she was just sick, to pack a few pounds on her fast you need to feed her a real meat based cheap food for a couple weeks. Feed the recommended amount. A suggestion is Meaty Bites I think Alpo makes one, it is real beef based. Not the healthiest but will pack some weight on her. DO NOT feed more then a few weeks or she will get FAT on her bones.

    And your dog is an American Bully, you do not feed an AB to your desired weight and height, it will be what it will be and if you want to accentuate the size you exercise her. You build on the big muscles in her rears neck and head rather then pack on the fat in her ribs! Springpole and swimming are the two best workouts for this type of dog. Treadmill works good too.

    Good luck. The American Bullys have enough problems with trying to live a long life due to their breedings, so why not try to get the most out of her and keep her around for a long time as possible by treating her right on a good diet and exercise.

    Oh, and have you ever seen an American Buly on a raw diet??AMAZING!!!
     
  12. she is now on a mix of Natural Planet Organics and Evo red meat small bites.. i would love to do a raw diet however i have to spend some time learning how do do it right. i looked into the NAtures Variety pre packaged rwa diet but iw was gonna coat like $120 a week at least. and know i havenot do you have any picktures?
     
  13. Alma

    Alma GRCH Dog

    Check with local butcher shops, you can usually get good deals there and also check yahoo groups to find raw feeding groups. There are a bunch of people who put together a large order for a group, so its cheaper. They are all over the place, so you should be able to find some that are local.
     

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