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I honestly know you guy's probably hate this question as I assume it comes a lot on these forums but I would really like to know if my dog is pitbull/part pitbull.



What are your thoughts?
 

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You cannot idenitfy a dogs breed just off what it looks like
 

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I want to say a mix but it's hard to tell with the light in the picture and with no papers ull never really know. How old is he?
 

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Without a pedigree there is no way to say for sure. Looks to have some terrier in him/her but the only way to know for sure is to have a pedigree bloodline determines how your dog is bred and both parent's would have to be registered with a reputable registry to obtain a pedigree on your dog.
 

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You cannot idenitfy a dogs breed just off what it looks like
Ofcourse you can idenitfy the breed of a dog by the looks, maybe not all dogs but the majority of breeds you can.

I have no idea over pitbulls/terrier family as pitbulls and staffies do get mixed up in their looks.
 

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I want to say a mix but it's hard to tell with the light in the picture and with no papers ull never really know. How old is he?
He is 3 years old, I bought him thinking he was an Irish staffordshire bull terrier he didn't have any papers. I just have growing concerns about what breed he actually is, is there any possible way of finding out for sure?
 

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No you cannot identify a breed of dogs by looks .. You know how many breed of dog's resemble an American Pit bull Terrier ? There are several terrier type dogs/mixed breeds that resemble an APBT that are not. The only way to determine a dog's purity is off it's pedigree that's it. An educated guess is just that and educated guess.

Here you go let's see if you can find the APBT

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I was about to post that as well Sadie, there is another one where an APBT is not even pictured and it says he stayed at home lol.
 

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DNA test or papers and 3 years old? I thought he was a puppy still :) lol
See the problem is if he was a pitbull he would be taken from me and put down, if I got a DNA test done and it turned out positive do you think the vet/person doing it would automatically call and tell the dogs breed?

I honestly am so worried about losing him, when he was a puppy a specialist came out and examined him over a period of 6 months and let us keep him, do you think he could have known when he was a puppy that he wasn't a pitbull?
 

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DNA test's for determining what breed of dog you own are NOT accurate don't even waste your money on that garbage.

And why are you at risk of having your dog taken from you if it's an APBT?
 

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If they are banned MAybe possibly the vet would call?? I really don't know how that would work depending on the vet I guess.
 

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DNA test's for determining what breed of dog you own are NOT accurate don't even waste your money on that garbage.

And why are you at risk of having your dog taken from you if it's an APBT?
They became illegal here in the UK before I got him when a pitbull killed a child, that is why they sent out a guy to keep checking up on him, he came out to see his temperment and measured him but after 6 months of random call outs he said we were find to keep him, however recently they are looking to bring in a strong ban on "dangerous dogs" which would include staffies.

Everyone here assumes they are evil dogs, but my dog is everything but evil, he would probably lick you to death if that was possible.

He is actually my life, I have trained him so hard from playing dead to getting socks out of my drawer.

But it doesn't matter how good the dog is if its a pitbull it's taken from you and put down.
 

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"Pit bulls" are banned in Britain, but Staffordshire terriers are allowed. I assume that's what they're talking about.
 

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I have a friend in the UK who, technically, owns a pit bull but is labeling her as a staffie.

I feel bad for you guys. :(
 

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Oh ya I'm really sorry about that It sucks but I think if even if he wasn't a pit bull and the fact that he may look like one and with no papers he can be taken away... :/
 
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