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

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 77
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Our vet asked us when we first brought our little boy (a terrier mix) in and we said some random breed we looked up that morning.  The next time we went in, we told them we thought he was something else so they just changed it in the computer.  Our bill has his new “breed” listed.  I imagine if we went in and gave them another terrier breed, they’d change it and that would be his new “breed”.

Does your vet have anything like this? Some print out or receipt showing that he is American Bulldog/Lab?

He is adorable btw 🙂

Post # 78
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

This is absolutely ridiculous. You dog is obviously not a pure breed of any of the forbidden breeds, and the lease doesn’t specify what percentage of its genetics constitutes it being a certain breed. Mutts are mutts. They’re my favorite! They have a melting pot of personality traits and physical traits, and you can’t prove what it is exactly unless you somehow trace its ancestry back to the purebreeds. Your manager sounds like she knows nothing about dogs.

Post # 79
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@figgnewton  I am with a rescue and a complex made a family get their dog’s lineage tested.  Turned out to have one of the breeds they don’t allow and she was returned to us after being with them for a whole year!

Post # 80
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Does the lease specify if mixes are not allowed?  So many mixes are made up so many different lineages, you can’t call a dog thats 1/10 pittie a pitbull.  You should ask her if they are going to require this of all the mixed breeds in your complex, because that’s ridiculous.

I would be very angry if I was forced to do genetic testing– especially since your dog hasn’t been causing any problems.  Even with genetic testing there is no way to accurately know what a dog’s genetic background is. 

I have an english lab, which are the labs with the big block heads. Alot of uneducated people at the dog park ask me if he is part pittie because of his big noggin.  Ignorate people make me angry.

Post # 81
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@sienna76  that’s ridiculous and really sad.  Poor guy.

Post # 82
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@dncartier  For real, poor dog, poor family. I would have just moved. :

Post # 83
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I honestly just went thru this like 3 months ago with our complex (do you live in FL in my complex by chance haha). They tried to tell me my 100% black lab (AKC registered mind u) was pit bull. Like he looks nothing like a pit. THey wanted to have him tested etc. I showed them papers saying hes a lab and that hes registered but the manager was like nope he’s a pit I know a pit when I see one (clearly not.) Finally we had the vet call and be like are you kidding and the complex backed down. We did eventually move tho last month bc I felt they were always watching me walk him and even went ant put a notice on my door saying I don’t clean up after him but in fact we were the only ones that cleaned up after our dog. Whatever good riddance.

 

 

 

I def think he looks like a Pharaoh Hound/lab mix before pit. I’d just have your uncle put that on his papers ad give them to the apartment ppl.

 

 

 

GOOD LUCK!!! <3

 

Post # 84
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

This manager has no right to get YOUR dog tested, discuss this with your vet or with your uncle and have them provide some document saying what the dog is and they should leave it at that. Legally they have no right to test your dog no matter what is in the lease. I would also check with the law in your city, just because your lease says no pittbulls does not mean that that is legal. Landlords are always trying stupid stuff like that, they can make certain regulations for their buildings but you do not always have to folllow them if the law is on your side. For example, in my city you can not be evicted simply because you have a dog, even if it says no dogs in your lease, you can only be evicted if there is a serious complaint against the dog, for barking for example, sometimes landlords who want certain types of dogs out will lie and make up complaints etc, so if this happens it a good idea to instal a camera in your appartment to show that your dog does behave and that the landlord is lying.

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