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Hard to tell at that young, but I'd say definately NOT a Boston Terrier.

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His tail is short huh? We found out the other night that it was broken in three spots. It was before we got him. So sad... he has a seriously crooked tail with a hook at the end. Here's a few close up's. He has a serious under bite. I think that's what it's called when his bottom teeth sit out further than his front teeth. I don't know if I'm right about the name of it.






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I fixed the pics for you.
 

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He's SO cute!! I'd say apbt or ab, but like I said, too young to tell. Did you rescue him?
 

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I guess you can say we did... kinda. I was taking my other dog Zelda to the vet for a check-up on February 22 and this guy walked in with this puppy. He said he was a 10 week old AB. When I was looking at him, he barely had any teeth yet. He just looked younger to me. Anyhow, the guy said his friend had bought him from a breeder in Maryland, for his four year old son. However, after two weeks with the dog, the guy decided he couldn't keep him because he was too rambunxious (sp?) and was too aggressive for his son. So he gave it to this guy to turn in, so the guy was dropping him off at the vet that night. I said, nope, he's mine now. I had them quarantine him for 10 days to make sure nothing was wrong with him. I picked him up 9 days later and he's been with us since March 3. And he is really aggressive with my other dog. And was with us at first. Very food aggressive and toy aggressive. He's broke from those two now, but he still gets very mean with my old girl. I won't give up on him though.

This pic was taken two weeks ago. It was one of his I'm not in the mood to play moments.

 

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He probably will be until he learns bite inhibition. He's still just a pup, and it's up to you as his new owner to teach him. He won't learn on his own. Bless your heart for opening your home up to him. He's adorable, but sadly, I'm betting the 'breeder' was a puppy mill.
 

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My first thought was maybe AB, but if he has a serious underbite, I'd say he's likely AB or some mix thereof. The head shape and body proportions are right.

I'd try to find out what breeder he came from if it were me :p.
 

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What does that mean exactly if he did come from a 'puppy mill'? Is that a really bad thing for us? I know I'm probably starting this really early on, but him and Zelda start their training this Friday. He really has calmed down with biting on us, but when he gets in one of those moods he will let us know. He's a lot sweeter to my fiance. He can hold him certain ways that I can't without him wanting to get mouthy with me. He's very vocal and the sad thing is now my 14 month old is being very vocal too and she hardly ever made a peep before. I definitely won't give up on him. Those reasons that guy gave are the same reasons that Zelda's previous owners gave. If I would've not rescued her I would've been missing out on one of the best dogs I've ever owned.
 

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No, it's not a bad thing necessarily if he came from a puppy mill. They are basically the same as a byb, only they produce SEVERAL litters a year, and lots of inbreeding occurs. Dogs from puppy mills are often prone to genetic abnormalities and health defects.

http://www.canismajor.com/dog/puppymil.html
 

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Oh no! Everything other than his tail looks perfect physically, but mentally I guess there is a stron chance that he came from a puppy mill. The guy said that his friend had the papers and that he was registered but I haven't been given those papers yet. I wish I could find out. Thanks for the help... I hope this training works.
 

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ZeldasMom said:
Oh no! Everything other than his tail looks perfect physically, but mentally I guess there is a stron chance that he came from a puppy mill. The guy said that his friend had the papers and that he was registered but I haven't been given those papers yet. I wish I could find out. Thanks for the help... I hope this training works.
What other breeds do you own? Mentally I think he sounds like a typical AB puppy, lol. They aren't your typical dog.

Well, no bully breed is for that matter.
 

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I have a 14 month old AB/Rott mix. Or so they told me that when I adopted her at 3 months. Here is a few pics of Zelda. Others tell me that with her color she looks more like a Boxer/Rott mix. I don't know what she is exactly... I just know I love her.

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