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You can not just look at a dog and tell what it is. probebly a staff/pitbull mix or another mix with simular races.
It´s a really good looking dog by the way :) . But the only way to know what it is, is to take an DNA test.
 

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Without acquiring a dog from a respectable, knowledgable, & honest breeder who keeps accurate & honest records in all his dogs' pedigrees, then there is no way to tell what breed of dog you truly got.

The problem with the dog being a "pit bull" is that this is a generic term that applies to several different breeds of dogs, not one. American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Bull Terriers, & American Bulldogs are ALL "pit bulls".

As far a DNA goes, scientists have just completed mapping out the DNA of a Boxer, however there are still holes left. While they are also working on a small handful of other breeds (literally 5 or less...the poodle is one of them), they have yet to be able to successfully differentiate those select breeds based on their DNA. And do you know how many breeds are out there? Without having the DNA map already completed, then there is nothing to base your dog's DNA on! It's proving to be almost impossible & this point with breeds that are very dissimilar, one can't even imagine the problems there would be with all the "pit bull" breeds. Plus, thanks to back yard breeders, puppy peddlers, & unscrupulous breeders in general, there is soooo much outcrossing to the other breeds when breeding (i.e. the APBT & AmStaff ARE completely different breeds thanks to over 100yrs of selective breeding for entirely different characteristics, however bybs & the such could care less & often mix the 2 breeds together as well as breeding to AB's & even outcrossing to other breeds like mastiffs, EB's, OEB's, etc). The whole "take your dog to the vet & have him run a blood test" is a complete myth & is often used by people who want to try to justify the breeding of mixed breed dogs all in the name of making more money off of puppy sales.

Now of course there is DNA profiling but all that proves is that a said puppy comes from said parents. It does NOTHING to prove the dog's breed or bloodline unless the DNA profiling has been done on all the dogs in the pup's pedigree for at least 7 generations & even then you have to wonder about dogs with hung pedigrees as DNA profiling just proves parentage, not breed.

As far as what your dog is, NO ONE can look at him & identify him as one bulldog breed or another. Not your vet, not friends, & not even experts in each breed. As far as my byb rescued dogs, they are all mutts as their is nothing to prove to me otherwise despite how closely they resemble an APBT, AB, AST, SBT, BT, etc.
 

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think that is intressting with the dna tests, but do they don´t work? Know that they dna tests american staffordshire terrier over here. Why do they do that if it does not work?
You might be speaking about DNA profiling. Many people have started to DNA profile their dogs in order to prove that resulting pups are from that said sire & dam. But that's all it proves. It doesn't prove that the dog was a full-blooded animal by any means.

As for true DNA mapping, scientists are only beginning to work on popular breeds with very obvious differences in order to successfully separate genetic markers which distinguish specific breed traits. I can guarantee you none of the "pit bull" breeds will be done within the next 100 yrs if done at all so there will never be anything to compare to. And even then, the dogs who genetic DNA was used must be proven pure & honest examples of the breed. But outcrossing will always be detrimental to it.
 

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I could be wrong, but I've heard the APBT is the same thing as Stafforshire Terrier. The AKC just changed the name and will allow a pit bull terrier to register with the AKC but will not allow a UKC recongized pit bull terrier to also be recongized by the AKC, but will allow it other way around, like the UKC will accept a AKC register Staffordshire Terrier as a Pit Bull Terrier. And I actually aquired that information from the APBT breed profile on bulldogbreeds.
 

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the american staffordshire terrier was the same breed as american pitbull before, liked you said, but mutch has happen sience thes. The amstaff have been show breed for a long time so you can´t say now that it is the same breed because there is some big diffrences. Staff and amstaff is absolutely not the same thing, many think that.
 

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absolutly beautiful!
i think definetly not a Staffordshire Bull Terrier...I think he has the face of a pit.....he has the eyes and snout.....
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i have a Staffy, have a look at my website and see how different yours looks to mine....

look at loco's face.... he is younger but i know he won't look like yours.....









www.crazy4loco.piczo.com
 

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Elenou, is Loco a blue brindle or did he just get bluer as he got older. The reason I am asking is bc I just bought a blue pit that is 9 weeks old now and his blue is starting to have some brown brindle marks in it. I'm hoping this will disappear as he gets older.
 
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