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Hi everyone! This is jasper and he’s 7 months old. I’m trying to figure out his breed and have several guesses which would be a lab, sharpei, a tiny bit of a chow chow because he has purple spots on his tongue, Great Dane due to his bone density and the way his legs look and ears, and possibly a pit bull as well? I’ve never seen a dog that looks like him. Do my guesses sound correct?
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I can’t say, because you know best, but I do see a lot of lab in there. I don’t know where the ears come from- Maybe pit bull?
 

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Labrador x Basenji? But one of those lighter(I mean lighter as in the colour)versions.
 

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I didn't think of basenji... But he does look like one! Basenji's don't bark, but they do yodel. Does Jasper do that?
 

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My guess would be mostly Labrador x Pittie.
 

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Agree with lab/bully breed mix of some sort, maybe some shepherd in there. Basenji is a definite no from me - the only thing I see in common is the prick ears, and that can come from a lot of dogs. I could be wrong, but they're an uncommon breed to begin with, so without an extremely strong physical resemblance I'm doubtful.

Lots of dogs have tongue spots, by the way! Including purebred labs, German Shepherds, etc. so pigment on the tongue is not a 100% proof of chow heritage. I'm also uncertain about Dane - how big is he? He does seem heavy boned, but Danes are cropped to have pointy ears, they're naturally floppy. Plenty of labs in the US are bred to be quite large - not necessarily the ones you see used for hunting or in dog shows, but a lot of the irresponsibly bred pet lines who'd be likely to contribute to a mix can be quite big dogs! When I was a teenager there was one in our neighborhood who easily broke 100lbs without being excessively fat (I don't remember if he was fatter than he should be - I wasn't very dog-savvy at the time - but he wasn't an obese butterball by any means).
 

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Hi everyone! This is jasper and he’s 7 months old. I’m trying to figure out his breed and have several guesses which would be a lab, sharpei, a tiny bit of a chow chow because he has purple spots on his tongue, Great Dane due to his bone density and the way his legs look and ears, and possibly a pit bull as well? I’ve never seen a dog that looks like him. Do my guesses sound correct?
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Agree with lab/bully breed mix of some sort, maybe some shepherd in there. Basenji is a definite no from me - the only thing I see in common is the prick ears, and that can come from a lot of dogs. I could be wrong, but they're an uncommon breed to begin with, so without an extremely strong physical resemblance I'm doubtful.

Lots of dogs have tongue spots, by the way! Including purebred labs, German Shepherds, etc. so pigment on the tongue is not a 100% proof of chow heritage. I'm also uncertain about Dane - how big is he? He does seem heavy boned, but Danes are cropped to have pointy ears, they're naturally floppy. Plenty of labs in the US are bred to be quite large - not necessarily the ones you see used for hunting or in dog shows, but a lot of the irresponsibly bred pet lines who'd be likely to contribute to a mix can be quite big dogs! When I was a teenager there was one in our neighborhood who easily broke 100lbs without being excessively fat (I don't remember if he was fatter than he should be - I wasn't very dog-savvy at the time - but he wasn't an obese butterball by any means).
He’s around 60 pounds and hasn’t stopped growing yet being only 7 months. And omg I never knew that! I always assumed that since I know my other dog willow is a chow Akita mix and has purple spots on her tongue that that would mean he could be as well. I agree about the lab and maybe a pit bull but I do know he could be mixed with a sharpei or a dog breed with wrinkly skin because as a puppy he was quite wrinkly and has a lot of excess skin on his back and neck!
 

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He’s around 60 pounds and hasn’t stopped growing yet being only 7 months. And omg I never knew that! I always assumed that since I know my other dog willow is a chow Akita mix and has purple spots on her tongue that that would mean he could be as well. I agree about the lab and maybe a pit bull but I do know he could be mixed with a sharpei or a dog breed with wrinkly skin because as a puppy he was quite wrinkly and has a lot of excess skin on his back and neck!
Jasper pegs me as the type of dog that could me the same as the dog in your neighborhood because he has almost to no fat and is already so heavy and has some muscle!
 

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It could be he does have some kind of mastiff in there then, with his size and baggy skin! Or a larger bully breed mix rather than something closer to a genuine American Pit Bull Terrier (which are much smaller than a lot of people realize). If you ever do an Embark or Wisdom Panel you'll have to let us know!
 
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