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Ive posted my dogs picture before and some people have said she looks like she has bull terrier or German Shepherd in her. I know this sounds odd, but I recently saw a picture of a brindle Pitbull/Great Dane and it looked EXACTLY like her! She is 50 pounds. She is a Katrina rescue so we have no clue what breeds she has in her. :(
 

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I think more Shepherd/Pit bull I really do not see any of the typical Great Dane features. She sure is a lovely dog though. God bless you for saving her. She looks pretty happy to be in your home with you. :)
 

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Thanks! Yes she is my baby. She had a rough beginning to say the least...had a seizure/stroke (still not sure which one) when she was 1 1/2 (she is 3 1/2 now) and didn't walk for a month and looked to be very close to death. Even though everyone, including her vet, was telling me to put her down I chose not to give up on her...and she started walking again. I think she knows this. She is fine now, although she is still very fearful of strangers (especially men).
 

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If you really need or have the urge to know ... you can get her a DNA test ... your local vet will know who to contact, or they maybe able to do it as well !!!
 

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Yes, I was considering a DNA test but found out that they only test certain breeds. I would really like to know if she has pit in her and unfortunately they dont include pit bulls in the test.
 

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The EDP Validated Breeds are based on breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club® (AKC). The term “pit bull” has come to describe several types of dogs, often of mixed breed, that share similar physical characteristics. There are several AKC breeds with characteristics often shared by dogs referred to as “pit bull” that are in the database, such as the Boston Terrier, Boxer, Bulldog, Bull Terrier and Mastiff, so these breeds could be identified.

http://www.canineheritage.com/

seems like a good site to go to to find out ... has a little video and also gives another link that tells more about it
 

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The EDP Validated Breeds are based on breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club® (AKC). The term “pit bull” has come to describe several types of dogs, often of mixed breed, that share similar physical characteristics. There are several AKC breeds with characteristics often shared by dogs referred to as “pit bull” that are in the database, such as the Boston Terrier, Boxer, Bulldog, Bull Terrier and Mastiff, so these breeds could be identified.

http://www.canineheritage.com/

seems like a good site to go to to find out ... has a little video and also gives another link that tells more about it
Yes "pit bull" is a general term ....but an American Pit Bull Terrier is a breed and will not show up on many (possibly none) tests....also I did not see American Staffordshire Terrier on the link you provided....so if the OP takes this test and her dog is part APBT or AST it will come back with incorrect results.....Boston Terrier, Boxer, Bulldog, Bull Terrier and Mastiff may have come from mixing bull and terrier(along with many other breeds) dogs but they are definitely different breeds :)
 

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Brindle Pit & Malinois. The ears, body shape, size, and top line smack of Malinois. You can see the pit in her face, for sure, and she's a bit heavier in the body than a Malinois. But look in the first pic - you can see where the black markings are clear from the rest of her coloring. Malinois for sure.
 
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