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My girlfriend and I recently got a 4 month old puppy from a family friend! They told us she is an American Staffordshire Terrier, however at just 4 months old she weights 45 pounds, and her paws are HUGE! I’ve tried doing so much research and I think they were wrong! I believe she has some AmStaff in her but does anything else grab your attention about her? Or make you think any other breeds? We’re so in love with her but just wanna know!
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She's a cutie for certain.

The only way to really know is to do a dna test. I've used dnamydog and have been impressed with the results.

Folks will "see" breeds in her, but they are just making guesses. Most mixed breed dogs have more than 3 breeds in their mixtures. And those breed mixtures can result in a dog that looks like another purebred. Remember, every purebred was created by mixing multiple breeds together. And nowadays with the glut of designer dogs, mixes are getting even more variety.
 
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Pretty girl. Female Am Staff generally run in the 40-55 pound range, so it's likely she's a bully mix. I'm assuming that they didn't give you any registration paperwork?
 

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Well, if the person you got the dog from said the dog was a mix, then that person is not actually a breeder. Responsible breeders do not breed mixes on purpose because there are already millions of mixed breed dogs who do not have homes and it is not right to make more of them.
What this means, essentially, is that you cannot trust what that person said the dog is, unless that person owns both parents, and of course if those dogs are mixed breed then they still cannot tell you accurately.

You can do a DNA test, it might tell you, but I have heard those are not always accurate. I know human DNA tests are not always accurate either, because I did one and it was pretty far off from what I absolutely know to be true.

The only thing that really matters is if you love your dog. If you do, great. But if the dog ends up looking like a pit bull, it would be very much in your best interests to make sure the dog is meticulously trained and never gives anyone a reason to fault your dog for being a bully breed looking dog. There are a lot of prejudices against pit bulls.
 
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