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I recently added Cali to our family. When she was given to me, the woman said they were pitbulls, I seen her mother and she was very much a pitbull all tan with white spots. Her suposbly dad is a pitbull that lives 4 houses down he's an all black pitbull. The only thing is she doesn't look like a pitbull to me. She is 5 weeks old and playful as ever. Either way I will always love her just makes me wonder. Can anyone give me some insight does Cali look like a pitbull to you?
 

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5 weeks is really young to have her away from her mom and litter mates. P
 

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removing a pup early can lead to behavioral problems .. something to be aware of . If you have only seen the mother then its about impossible to know.
its impossible to know forsure without papers from a good registry anyhow .
you know you have a dog that is atleast a pit mix and im sure she will be loads of fun . a dog without papers is just that . The dog will only be in any case what you and she make outta it so make her life full and wonderful. Our 2 go everywere they can with us. one is papered and on is a possible mix . That mix is the best dog i ever had and they both really became wonderful parts of the family when we included them as much as we could. They can live a good share of years so you got a long time friend.
 

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Trust me, at 5 weeks they look more like baby piggies than anything. It probably will look like a pit by 8 weeks or so if its true pit
 

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Wow, 5 weeks old?? Why so young?? Those first couple months with the mom and her litter mates teach her so much about how to act, socialize, bite inhibition and a lot more. As was said before, her not learning and having limited socialization skills can lead to a lot of different behavior and temperment problems as she grows.
 

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That's a horrible time to take a puppy away from mom. You're gonna have a tough time ahead of ya,with biting and so on... GL to you,whatever breed your dog maybe.
 

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OP, you just have to be proactive about socialization and teaching her that she is not allowed to bite.

Despite what these posts are coming out to be, it is NOT the end of the world that you took her away from her mother and littermates at 5 weeks old. It definitely sucks and it means you'll have a harder road ahead of you, but if you put in the time and the effort, you can come out with a happy, healthy, well-adjusted dog.

My boy Kane did. ;)

Just make sure that if you have any questions, no matter how stupid you think they are, that you post them here so you can take advantage of all the years of knowledge available on this forum. :D

Also, please post a pic. :D
 

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I got Phoenix at 5 1/2 weeks old, I do agree they should never be away from their mothers and littermates til they are at least 8 weeks, but I am glad I got him when I did, I got to be his mom so to speak and teach him what he would have learned with her and his siblings. Just be sure to stay on top of his training ;) Good luck
 

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watch their temperment when you get them that young...its a good sign if a dog follows you. I got my lily at that age and she's turning out to be a great pup but I've seen other breeds (of course they wouldn't be as great as our pits anyways :p jp) taken away that young who show signs very early on such as distancing themselves from their owners....I've seen cases where the pup can't even be looked at by anyone by family members because it shows aggression.
 

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taken away that young who show signs very early on such as distancing themselves from their owners....I've seen cases where the pup can't even be looked at by anyone by family members because it shows aggression.
I think that's a sign more of bad breeding than being taken away too young, although being taken away young certainly didn't help.
 
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