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Hello,
Any ideas? He's 24 1/2 inches at the shoulders, and is 80-85 pounds.







(I thought maybe I'd hold his ears for a picture, to give another perspective since I know all the breeds he's possibly associated with often have their ears cropped)
 

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He looks like an American Bulldog to me.

"pit bull" means any of a group of dogs, including bulldogs, APBT, staffordshire bull terriers, etc. saying "pit bull" is like saying "hound", it's a general term. American Pit Bull Terrier refers to one specific breed, just like bloodhound does.

He's gorgeous, btw.
 

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American bully/amstaff cross. That is what my uncle has and he looks just like him(body shape wise).



 

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He is beautiful! Personally ... I don't think he is a mix. :) I am not familiar enough with all the different breeds to say for sure which out of the group he is though ... or if I am actually correct. Lol!
 

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Yes, I know pit bulls refer to a wide variety of dogs. But from what I've been looking at he seems like there's a chance he's actually an American Pit Bull Terrier?
And thanks! :) I think he's gorgeous too. Regardless of what he actually is, I love him to death!
How big is he/how much does he weigh?
 

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Rereading my post I just realized I slipped up by saying 'pitbulls as a breed.' Woops! That's my bad! Sorry! :redface:

And to momtolab: I can totally see the resemblance in the body shape! Do you know by any chance how tall that dog is?
 

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Rereading my post I just realized I slipped up by saying 'pitbulls as a breed.' Woops! That's my bad! Sorry! :redface:

And to momtolab: I can totally see the resemblance in the body shape! Do you know by any chance how tall that dog is?
Went back to look. At 24 1/2 inches tall, I'm assuming he's a really heavy dog. That means, to me, he's probably one of the things people call 'pits' but are actually some variety of cross. Actual APBTs tend to be fairly short, not big, dogs (like 40 pounds more than 80)

Ha. We posted at the same time. At that weight, yeah. I'd go with a cross of something in there. American Bulldog seems ikely to me.
 

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The funny thing about you guys guessing American Bulldog is that people always ask me if he's like 'that dog from Homeward Bound' (Chance, who's an American Bulldog).
 

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im not sure about height but he is 80-90lb's. I cant remember the exact weight but no it was between 80 and 90.
 

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Looking at more and more American Bulldog pictures, I've noticed how different the muzzle is. His nose doesn't dip down a whole lot, and his bottom jaw is set much further back. In my opinion, I think his face looks exactly like an American Pitbull Terrier. But maybe his face is just more APBT rather than American Bulldog(if assuming that's what he is a mix of)? His body seems like it could go either way though.
 

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Oh! And does anyone know if DNA testing on dogs actually works? I've seen one where you send in your dog's DNA sample (I think it was a saliva swab) and a picture(which I think was optional). Then they send you back your results with like the top three dog breeds that are in your dog by shown percentage. I think it was about 60 dollars, and I was wondering if it was actually worth paying for(my curiosity is enough to pay the 60 dollars, but not if it's unreliable).
it really depends. The real problem is that if you have a fairly new breed in there, they break them down to the parent breeds. And by fairly new I mean 'a lot of'. And that's best case scenario.
 

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it really depends. The real problem is that if you have a fairly new breed in there, they break them down to the parent breeds. And by fairly new I mean 'a lot of'. And that's best case scenario.
Hmm, well that makes sense. As long as it can actually detect the breeds. I guess what I was really wondering was if it was just bogus or there was actually a real science to it and it's been proven. And from what I can tell, you seem pretty confident they definitely are trustworthy as far as detecting what's in the dog's lineage. If you have the lineage, then it shouldn't be too hard to figure out the breed(if there is one).
 

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Hmm, well that makes sense. As long as it can actually detect the breeds. I guess what I was really wondering was if it was just bogus or there was actually a real science to it and it's been proven. And from what I can tell, you seem pretty confident they definitely are trustworthy as far as detecting what's in the dog's lineage. If you have the lineage, then it shouldn't be too hard to figure out the breed(if there is one).
To some degree, they are accurate. I think you could probably take the top breed they give you and be confident in it. However, sometimes they break it down to a degree that isn't so effective. for instance you might get American Bulldog, Boxer, and Shih-Tzu. This kind of random one off of rare or completely unlikely breeds is REALLY common, for whatever reason.
 
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