Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
OP, I think you're making a mountain out of a mole-hill. Seriously. If you don't say anything to your dad about the puppy possibly having pit in him (as remote as that possibility is), there's nothing for him to freak about.
Besides, at five months, he's nowhere near what he's going to look like as an adult. My puppy is Aussie/border collie/catahoula. If you were to see a pic of her when we got her at 7 weeks, then another at six months, and another now at 18 months, the ONLY way you'd be able to tell it was the same dog is that she has VERY distinctive markings. Heck, at one point she looked like she had GSD and Malinois in her, yet a month before that, you could have sworn she was a lab or pit mix. Now she's all long border collie body, wide-ish catahoula head and muzzle, and amber border collie eyes.
Let the poor pup grow up before you freak out too much.
Some of the best dogs I've owned and known were pits. Only reason I don't have one right now is because my boyfriend doesn't like the way they look (isn't biased against the breed at all regarding temperament...just doesn't like the look).
Heck, look at Cesar Milan. The two best dogs I've ever seen, and that he constantly uses for rehabilitating nasty little ankle biters, are Junior and Daddy, when he was still alive. It's ALL about HOW you raise them, NOT what they are. I'm more inclined to distrust the little ankle biting dogs than I am a pitbull.
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