(Closed) What breed(s) do you think my new pup is?

posted 9 years ago in Pets
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

i have a boxer and don’t see any in him.  really, none at all.  many breeds have brindle coats.  i see pit, lab, and maybe a tad terrier (ok, technically a pit IS a terrier, but you know what i mean).  also, many places with breed bans allow mixes since there is no dna test for dog breed that is trustworthy to enforce it.  ps, most shelters where i live use the term “XYZ mix” when it’s mixed with pit – and the XYZ is the friendly dog breed with better reputation.  ie, lab mix, boxer mix, shepard mix, etc.  if it were a lab/collie mix it would say lab/collie mix.  but if it’s a pit mix, they convienently drop the pit.  unfortunately, due to breed bans in military housing here, these dogs are harder to adopt out and more prevalent at shelters.  good luck with your landlord, keep your puppy well-trained and hopefully it will prevent any issues with them.

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

i deffinatly see lab in him. especially in the ears and i am really seeing boxer. a friend of the family had a boxer/black lab mix that looked almost exactly like this. she was a lighter brindle but a brindle just the same. a lot of the time when you mi lab and anything with a stockier frame like boxer, rotwrilers,shepards danes ect they end up looking like pitbulls. heck even some hound mixes look like pits. i am fairly certain you have mostly a lab there though. im guessing 3/4 black lab 1/3 boxer

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

ththeAI think you’ll be fine with your apartment complex, because he’s a mix. I adopted a black lab mix (who had some clearly pitbull traits) and I didn’t have a problem with my apartment complex and I lived there for three years with her, and their policies were strict. I showed them shelter/vet papers with (lab mix) on it and that was enough for them.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Without a doubt there is black lab in him.  I have two black labs, and I see it clear as day.  Other than that, DH and I are thinking maybe part pitbull, and maybe part boxer, though we see more pitbull than boxer.  Definately a lab mix is how I would classify him though. 

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

The ears and the face look pitbull to me (congrats, Ive always wanted one!), maybe black lab in him. As big as his paws are he might even have a dash of mastiff in him (which also could account for the brindle). How old did they say he was? 5 months? He may get as big as a lab if not bigger if he has mastiff in him. Those paws are telling!

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Check between his toes! If he’s a lab or other retriever his paws will be webbed (helps them swim like a duck!) I thought pitbull at first, maybe boxer. But his face is lab all the way. I wouldn’t make a big deal of it since you don’t know for sure and since he doesn’t look exactly like a pitbull, so  I don’t see why you need to be worried about your apartment.  I have a purebred lab and they are the best dogs ever! I have friends who have pure bred pits and they are amazing dogs and I never worry about them.  Love you new little guy! He’s adorable!

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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@Boopers: I have a Boxer (50%) Pitbull/Rotti mix and he doesn’t look much like the boxer. He definitely has the brindle coat and other than that he is a good mix of everything. I would just claim him Lab cross and get away with that. Or just call him a Hinze 57! lol Very cute tho!

This is what Jed looks like full grown:

As a Puppy:

They have a very similar face shape

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

snout looks too long for boxer. much shorter in the second boxer mix dog. just play the issue down if asked.  “lab mix” and if they ask with what, just say “no clue – vet can’t tell”

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

He definitely looks like a lab/pit mix, but you can get away with saying he is a lab/boxer or lab/catahoula… his face is too square to say he is a heeler mix, but hes very cute!!

Post # 26
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Technically Staffordshire terriers are pitbulls, so you probably wouldnt want to say that. I definitely see lab in her. I do see pitbull but shes doesnt have the characteristic pitbull look so I think youll be ok. Just be careful though. We have a pitbull and in our first apartment together they told us 1 month after living there that we couldnt have our dog there anymore because someone saw him and thought he looked like a pitbull. We got a letter from a vet (friend of the family) who stated that our dog was a different breed. It didnt matter to them and they gave us 30 days to get out of the place or get rid of the dog. We now only rent from private landlords because we haven’t found any apartment complexes that accept pitbulls and we’re not willing to take the chance of pretending hes something else and them finding out.

Good luck! 

Post # 27
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Fiance votes Lab/Pit Mix. 

Your apartment complex only cares because of their insurance. If there were ever a liability claim involving your dog your landlord would need to show that you told them it was a lab mix because the insurance doesn’t cover full blooded pits. It shouldn’t be too hard to get documentation, if they require it, from a vet or shelter saying lab mix. 

Good luck. He’s adorable. 🙂

Post # 28
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

My friend has a boxer/german shephard that looks just like your cutie, only his is HUGE.  I could see boxer and aussie, really!  (If you don’t want to say pit- that is what I meant- you could get away with saying boxer mix- instead of “pit mix.”- but she does look pretty pit.)  Good luck though, she is cute.

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee

puppy definitely looks lab/pit to me, maybe some shepherd.

 

PS, found this site of a bunch of cute pictures of children and pitbulls. this isn’t to sway you any differently since you don’t need it, just thought they were cute!

http://www.ywgrossman.com/newblog/?p=408 

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

To me looks like a Staffy x Collie.

Coat of the Staffie, Face and Ears of the Collie.  I have a Border Collie and his big ears looked axactly the same when he was a pup.

Post # 31
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Bumble bee

boxer-lab-pit mix?? hahah just say he is a lab mix…they shouldn’t question it lol 🙂 ADORABLE though

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