(Closed) Complex wants to do testing to our dog?! NEED ADVICE

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

i’d look at your lease. see what the ramifications are if the owners decide a dog might fall into a prohibited category. if it says they can test to decide at the owner’s expense, you might be screwed.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

Where did you get him? If a shelter, do you have any paperwork they gave you stating that he is a lab/American bulldog mix? Can you get your vet to say he is a mix of that in writing? I would just tell them you decline any testing and only do tests and treatments at the discretion of your vet and hope it blows over. 

 

Edit: unless it’s in your lease like pp said that they can force you–I assumed it wasn’t since you didn’t mention that

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@figgnewton:  That is ridiculous! Genetic testing in dogs is completely inaccurate!! Don’t let them force you to submit any tests. Your dog may come back as a chihuahua with as accurate as they are, but if it comes back as a Pit you’d be screwed, so it’s not worth it. Does it say on your adoption paperwork what kind of dog he is? If it says Bulldog-Lab, that should be good enough for him! I’m very angry for you right now. I can’t stand breed-specific rules and legislation. It’s disgusting.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

they want to do DNA testing? those tests are worthless. they said my dog (who is a tiny chihuahua/corgi mutt) was part great dane. i don’t think they can legally test your dog though. definitely check out laws in your town. if it’s written somewhere (like at the vet) that he’s got pit in him, ask them to change it to american bulldog/lab mix. it would also be good if you have paperwork from the rescue or shelter saying he’s AB/lab mix.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@figgnewton:  does your dog go to your uncle? i used to work at a vet and we changed breeds all the time. usually it was because people thought their dog was a certain mix but then changed their minds to something else. it’s not illegal to change it with the vet. have whichever vet he goes to change it in their systems to AB/lab mix.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@figgnewton:  omg he is soooo cute! he actually looks like he’s got some doberman in him though. i would say dobie before pit. your property manager is an idiot if her first thought was pit bull. since dobie’s are also banned from your place, still have the vet change it.

eta- have them just put lab mix and leave off anything else. he really doesn’t look like american bulldog.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@figgnewton:  How adorable!

 

Personally I would refuse to do testing.  How was the situation handled when you moved in or got the dog?  Because I would assume everything would have been handled then.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@figgnewton:  I completely agree with calibee79, get whatever vet you see to have him as an AB/Lab. What does it say on his rabies vaccine certificate?

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

I would just have a vet (or your uncle) provide a written statement if they will that he’s AB/lab mix. What does your lease say? 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@figgnewton:  1) your dog is soooo cute! 2) i can see why they thought he was a pit. he’s definitely got the build, the coat, and the face/head shape of a pit. look like a big ol’ sweetie though. unless your lease says they can force you, i’d tell them no they can’t test him.

 

 

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