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Hey guys,

Adopted this girl 2 weeks ago. The NYC ACC Shelter said it was a pitbull mix (just like almost every dog there...) but people have been telling me that she doesn't look that much like an APBT. I know the chances of her being pure bred are almost zero, and I honestly don't even care, but I am just urious as to what mix she could be.

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She is pretty, but I don't think a pure APBT. Maybe whippet or greyhound in there? Something.
 

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She definitely has APBT in her. I second the whippet.
 

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I have the same collars for my dogs.

She looks pure APBT possibly but that doesn't mean she is. She could be mixed or maybe have no APBT at all. I personally don't see whippet and she doesn't look like the pit/greyhound crosses I've seen myself.

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I agree that she looks like she has some sort of sight hound in her, like Whippet or Greyhound.
 

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Greyhound came to my mind. She could be an APBT or APBT mix. I'm certainly no expert though. She's got a doll of a face regardless! Very pretty girl you got there.
 

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No guesses here ... just that she is really beautiful! :)
 

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Thanks guys. She is a really great dog, and I'm starting to trust her to be around my other dog, a beagle golden mix, Melo. Slowly though, of course.

Right now they really want to play and wrestle, but I stop it right away because I just don't trust her yet because we all now what we hear about pit bulls.
 

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Thanks guys. She is a really great dog, and I'm starting to trust her to be around my other dog, a beagle golden mix, Melo. Slowly though, of course.

Right now they really want to play and wrestle, but I stop it right away because I just don't trust her yet because we all now what we hear about pit bulls.
Let them play a bit supervised. A few minutes first, and then you can give them more play time as you see them get used to each other. Make sure that when you stop them playing, you go right on to something fun so that neither thinks they are being punished for playing.
If she's taking turns playing, being bouncy, using lots of open mouth, relaxed body language and such, that's all play. A lot of pits are very vocal when they play- grumbling and "talking" and playful barking etc- so don't let that scare you.
 

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Thanks guys. She is a really great dog, and I'm starting to trust her to be around my other dog, a beagle golden mix, Melo. Slowly though, of course.

Right now they really want to play and wrestle, but I stop it right away because I just don't trust her yet because we all now what we hear about pit bulls.
Pit bulls tend to play rough. It's not a bad thing, just that different breeds have different play styles. Look up huskies playing on youtube- there is a lot of biting going on there! So let them play, but closely supervise and if it looks like either dog is getting overwhelmed or trying to stop play, break them up and give them something fun to enjoy separately. You don't want to punish play, you just don't want it getting out of hand.
 

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Nah there's no sighthound in that dog. Just a leggie Pit. Beautiful dog. As Spicy said, it could be pure Pit or it could be a mutt that LOOKS like a Pit. Anyways, when it comes to the Law and BSL, Your dog would be considered a Pit.
 

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Pit bulls tend to play rough. It's not a bad thing, just that different breeds have different play styles. Look up huskies playing on youtube- there is a lot of biting going on there! So let them play, but closely supervise and if it looks like either dog is getting overwhelmed or trying to stop play, break them up and give them something fun to enjoy separately. You don't want to punish play, you just don't want it getting out of hand.
Thanks for the help, all of you. The thing is though, that Melo, my other dog, is only 5 months old, and wuite a bit smaller and weaker than the pit mix. So when they play, he gets hurt easily. She steps on him a lot and I'm afraid he will get hurt.
 
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