Update on my 4 month old puppy!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by magicpigeon, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Songster

    Oct 9, 2010

    A few people told me before she does not look like the lab X puppy she was sold as so here is another picture in case? [​IMG] On happier news she is now "officially" fully vaccinated although she will be in the vet again in a few weeks for neutering and booster vaccinations. She is highly energetic and learned to keep the chickens in the fences and has a huge appetite! [​IMG]

    She is almost too heavy to really pic up though [​IMG] [​IMG]

  2. Animalian

    Animalian Songster

    Jun 18, 2011
    Huge appetite sounds like a lab [​IMG]
    She looks like a staffy cross to me. She could just be showing physical characteristics of the "mystery breed" and have the appetite, personality and, eventually, size of a Lab.

    You can get them DNA tested to find out what breeds they are 'made' of.
  3. arabianequine

    arabianequine Crowing

    Apr 4, 2010
    I think I see a lot of pitbull in her face and chest/body.

    Cute puppy!
  4. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Songster

    Mar 30, 2011
    Lugoff, SC
    She is cute! I see NO lab though. She looks mostly pit bull. She even has the funny pit bull ears thing going on.

  5. Animalian

    Animalian Songster

    Jun 18, 2011
    found some pics of lab x staffy's, they look EXACTLY like your girl

    as a puppy

    a grown up one

    Pitbulls are illegal to breed in every state of Australia other than the ACT. They are a restricted breed so (amongst other things) must be de-sexed and people face hefty fines if they breed and advertise to sell puppies. They also cost more to register etc. It seems unlikely someone was able to secretly keep their dog intact and has bred from it to produce your puppy. If they did though they tend to sell them as 'lab crosses' but that's mainly code for fighting dogs so I doubt they would have sold her to you.

    Be careful when she grows up because if she does look like a pit bull and runs away/gets out for any reason and the pound gets her they will put her down without a second thought, it's in restricted breeds legislation to "help prevent aggressive dogs returning to the community".....

    Plus you can get almost ANY breed crossed with a staffy these days!
  6. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Songster

    Apr 15, 2009
    Really cute pup! [​IMG] Magicpigeon, it is most likely a Staffy cross. The reason somebody would say pitbullx is because they are from the US, where pits are much much more common than Staffies.

    Love the photos, Animalian, esp the second one. The look on his face is priceless!

    Animalian, are American Staffordshire Terriers allowable in Australia or are they lumped into the pitbull catagory? What about Bull Terriers?
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2011
  7. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Songster

    Mar 30, 2011
    Lugoff, SC
    oh yeah...i didn't even notice this pup is in Australia. Around here, Pit bulls are VERY common. My Pit bull is by far the most amazing dog I have ever owned. She is brilliant and very loving.

  8. I see pit bull too. Beautiful pup!!! Her ears are adorable [​IMG]
  9. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Songster

    May 13, 2011
    I see a lot of pit in her too. She is beautiful! Love her face! LOVE the ears!
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2011

  10. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Songster

    Oct 9, 2010
    Quote:I agree, the breeder said herself she wasn't so sure what the father was however our vet also suggested pit bull so I'm at a loss on this one... [​IMG]

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