Trying to move – potential breed issue?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

Your dog doesn’t look pitt at all to me.  I’d just say he’s a mutt, if asked.

Some insurance companies do breed exclusions, which is why the question would be asked (I’m guessing).

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You can always get a mixed breed DNA text done on your pooch. If no pit shows up I don’t see why a vet wouldnt change the records. Does your county require you to have your pet licensed? You would want to change that record as well. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t think rental agencies can require you to turn over an entire veterinary health record.  Do you think you can ask your vet to write a letter or statement as to his professional opinion of what breed mix your dog might be?  You can give the rental office the official letter, and they can contact your vet to verify.

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We originally thought my dog was a husky and German shepard mix and told the vet. Once he reached a year old it was obvious that he wasn’t either he is actually a elkhound and we had no problem changing it at the vet.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My dog is a pit/jack russell/hound mix. She looks just like Wishbone, but with a hound-like howl and a face like a pitt bull.

Honestly, I don’t think your dog looks like a pitt. There are services that you can send a DNA swab of your dog’s saliva to, and they’ll give you a breed diagnosis, supposedly. If this test can prove that your dog’s pitt component is less prominent or doesn’t exist, then you can go to your dog warden/registration agency and have your dog’s official registration changed to list his actual breed, and then have your vet update his paperwork. Worst come, he is a pitt, and you’re in the same place you’re in now.

ETA: Here is what our pitt/jack russell/hound looks like, for comparison. You can definitely tell she has some pitt in her by looking at her face.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I agree your dog doesn’t look like a pit in the face.  I see some freckles on the skin which my pit/hound has but our dogs look nothing alike in the face. 

I would get your vet to change the breed and stop referencing pit completely 🙂

Edit – Here is our sweet boy…

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with the PPs – I don’t see pit in your dog at all.  I don’t think a vet would have any issues changing the record to accurately reflect your dog.  Plus, I never had an apartment complex ask for a vet’s confirmation of breed so I wouldn’t worry about it too much.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Unless your dog looks like a pittie (which he doesn’t) the apartment complex generally won’t look any further into the issue unless you tell them he is a pittie.  I would put him on the apartment application as a jack russell mix and show them a picture.  You should be fine.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

You can just do a check up at another vet and say what you think he is and then just take those records to the complex.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

They have the right to ask, when your renting at a multi-tenant property there’s an assumption of safety and due diligence on their part, and not inquiring would be a liability on their part since techinically they could be endangering the community….but I have never heard of a landlord requesting a veterinary record of a dog’s breed as part of their screening process…honestly, unless your dog comes with a pedigree, who knows anyway?   And with so many people opting to resuce (YAY!), there is really no way to know.

As long as your dog is not dangerous and you intend to ensure he does not become a danger I don’t see a problem with telling them he’s a Heinz 57.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@BeeandBeeBride27:  Tell them he is russel and hound. We have a pit and he looks nothing like him (: Ill post a picture

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Nona99:  Mine did for breed and shots.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I see no issue, moral or otherwise, with asking the vet what he/she thinks the dog is, making sure he’s up to date on all his vaccines, and that’s it.  If they ask – he’s a mix, you think maybe JRT/hound (which personally are the two breeds I would exclude thanks to my terrible neighbors, haha). 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@Klein2bReidy:  Really?  But aren’t doggie DNA tests a little pricey?  And since this entire breed disclosure is highly dubious and a vet wouldn’t know unless told, can’t this all be swept under the carpet with a new vet and a shoulder shrug when they ask what breed he is anyway?

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