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Old 01-13-2012, 04:58 PM   #1
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Question New Dog Owners; unsure of our dog breed

Hi,
We recently adopted a dog from a local shelter. He looks like a yellow lab mixed with a larger dog. We've heard everything from pitbull to rottwieler to boxer even bull mastiff, someone even suggested rodesian ridgeback. He's just turned a year and already weighs 80 lbs and is 26" tall. I've attached a few photos. He's a gentle giant, great with our kids and has become an integral part of our family. It'll be fun to know what his mix is though. Any thoughts?

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Old 01-13-2012, 05:07 PM   #2
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He looks really pitbull to me. He is a beautiful dog. Kudos to you for adopting and sounds like you got a really great dog.

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Old 01-13-2012, 05:16 PM   #3
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I see a lot of lab, and his head reminds me of a rottweiler. While I can see why someone might suggest Rhodesian Ridgeback, I would feel comfortable betting cash that he doesn't have even a tiny bit of that breed in him.

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Old 01-13-2012, 07:29 PM   #4
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Hi and welcome!! Mad props to you for adopting a shelter dog. He sure is a beautiful boy with a very sweet face.

Now, to my non-expert eyes I see rottie, pit bull and lab. He really looks like a lab in the pic where he's under the table.

Did you know you can now do DNA testing on your dog for pretty cheap?
Check out this thread. http://www.discussdogs.com/forum/f48...-results-6969/

If you decide to have him tested, you just MUST come back and post his results.

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He is a cutie! Thank you for rescueing he sounds like you got a good one that fits your family.

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Old 01-13-2012, 10:47 PM   #6
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I see a lot of lab, and his head reminds me of a rottweiler. While I can see why someone might suggest Rhodesian Ridgeback, I would feel comfortable betting cash that he doesn't have even a tiny bit of that breed in him.
Why would you rule out the Rhodesian? They are becoming pretty popular around here and I have seen many unaltered.
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I know they are popular in some areas, but they are still fairly rare and mostly owned by breed people in most places. When I hear hoofbeats, I think horses first.

If this dog were in your area, and maybe he is, then I may have to lose that bet!

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Awww...what a cutie! No guesses here - too much of a dog newbie to make an educated guess - lol! Congratulations on your new family member!

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Looks very much to me like a pitbull mix! He is beautiful. Good luck!

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He looks like a pit bull mix. Beautiful dog!

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