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post #11 of 24 Old 01-06-2013, 10:04 AM
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Funny thing about mutt's, you can really never know, lol.

For instance, we have a shepherd mix in the shelter now who came in with two of her puppies who look quite a bit like black lab/pit mixes, although mom doesn't look like either.

Right now, I don't see any pit, but it will be hard to say until he is full grown and totally developed. Either way, very cute puppy!
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post #12 of 24 Old 01-06-2013, 10:17 AM
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Oh my lord O_O He looks almost EXACTLY like my heavily lab/pit (with a dash of poodle) mix!! Crazy, Wiz is only a year old but here's his pic for comparason.

Btw; You're boy is GORGEOUS, just love that expression in his puppy picture, so sweet!


Wanted to add, about the weight thing; Wiz too seems to just burn through his "fat" I think at their age and if your boy is indeed a pit mix, it's normal for them to go through those lanky phases. Look for other signs of being healthy, such as a soft and shiney coat, bright and alert disposition, and general activity. Wiz is on a very specialized diet for his growing needs, but when he hits a growth spurt them ribs start showing again, it sure can be frustrating, but I feel it is probably normal.

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post #13 of 24 Old 01-06-2013, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Tianimalz- He does really resemble your boy! Your boy is gorgeous btw!! I love his little beard lol. I just never really thought pit because he is so lean and has a sort of longish muzzle. All of the pits I have had contact with were always more square and solid. And thank you! He uses his cuteness to get out of a quite a bit of trouble! That is my favorite "puppy pic" of him. It was his first road trip. We had gone to Arkansas to visit my grandpa and he had so much fun running through the water and rolling in the mud. He finally came back and just plomped himself right down in front of me and my camera.

Saddlebag- yes Golden was one of the options. That is always what I have thought too. His feet are indeed webbed like a labs. And he loves the water!

Thanks all! i guess it is just his growing stages that are keeping him on the lean side right now. He has a healthy appetite and a lot of energy, so he does not seem sick or anything.

One "trait" I forgot to mention about him -- though we know momma was for sure a registered lab, I think both daddies were maybe mixes. Halfway back, Emmetts tongue turns solid black. I will have to get a pic of it. The vet wouldnt stop commenting on it during his first trip for shots. Guessing maybe he has chow or something way back in there? And it is not a purple, it is an inky black like the color of his fur.. His tongue looks like a dip stick ha ha ha ha
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Haha, his full name is Wizard, because of that beard! He's had it since he was a wee little thing, it's kind of his icon now and I can't bring myself to trim it.

I personally see pit in your pup, something about the way he holds himself and the angles of his cheeks and forehead, but then you never really know. Pits around here tend to be a bit on the leaner side, my aunt had a full blooded pup who was wide barreled, but otherwise lean but sturdy. I wouldn't say your boy has a STRONG pit influence though, probably his daddy was half and mixed with something else. My boy came from a lab/poodle daddy and a lab/pit momma, so it isn't surprising the lab is the most dominant trait... with the others just throwing little wild card perks into the mix I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if that was your boys case as well.

Nevertheless, he seems so lovely, I'm sure he'll be an amazing dog for you! I prefer lab/mixes to most other dogs when looking in the shelters... they just seem to make such wonderful lil mutts, bahaha.
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post #15 of 24 Old 01-10-2013, 11:57 PM
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I say lab/pit/flat coat retriever and maybe some golden. No matter what he is he sure is cute!! I have a mutt and I think she has just about every breed in her lol.

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post #16 of 24 Old 01-11-2013, 12:41 AM
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Definitely not seeing any Pittbull, he sure is cute though!

I also have an Emmett, although he is maybe the size of your guys head!

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post #17 of 24 Old 01-11-2013, 10:06 AM
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There's no way the lady could have for sure known what dogs got to her female unless she was with her every second that she was outside. I had a little female chow/dane mix in college that I was told was spayed when I adopted her from a local family. She ended up not being, but I didn't find out until every unaltered male dog in the neighborhood came to visit. There was everything from the neighbor's purebred chihuahua to this big doberman/rottweiler/shepherd-looking dog...and everything in between. She ended up having eleven puppies. They ranged in looks from a little 40lbs exact miniature replica of a tan and black German shepherd (we ended up keeping her and everyone thought she was pure GSD), to a big 95lbs doberman replica (kept him too cuz he attached to me and wouldn't have done well with another family), and everything in between, including a couple that looked like blond labs. Point is, from the puppies, you wouldn't have been able to pick out the mother, much less guessed what the father(s) were.

That being said, your boy looks lab/retriever or lab/aussie, but something else is making his eyes that lighter golden brown. Labs and retrievers have more chocolate brown eyes (usually), not that golden brown.
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post #18 of 24 Old 01-11-2013, 03:08 PM
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Dont see Pit whatsoever! I agree with the LabxGolden. Hes adorable!
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post #19 of 24 Old 01-11-2013, 03:17 PM
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I can not see ANY pit in him .. even if he did have some he looks more Lab than anything and SO FREAKING CUTE!! what a pretty boy.

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post #20 of 24 Old 01-11-2013, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by WSArabians View Post
Definitely not seeing any Pittbull, he sure is cute though!

I also have an Emmett, although he is maybe the size of your guys head!
Aw! What kind of dog is your Emmett? He came from the shelter with his name, and I just kept it. Love it though!
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