After losing our 4 year old Rottie to a brain tumor recently, my wife and I have just adopted a great new dog from our humane society. We where told he was a mix of 2 particular breeds. I would like to hear some opinions of what breed(s) you guys think he might be. He is aprox.
1 year old and was found in the philadelphia area as a stray. He is themost well behaved one year old I have ever met and wants nothing but our attention. I will let you all know what 2 breeds they said he is after hearing some of your opinions so as not to influence your thoughts...
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Thanks,
Alan
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Well, that's one cute dog no matter what he is. I love the brindle coloring, and white blaze on his chest. He looks very pettable.

I see lots and lots of Boxer in that boy, and not much else. If they really think he's two breeds, then it would have to be something that looks a little boxerish - American Staffordshire, maybe? Lab would be a stretch, but I would believe it if you told me.
Enjoy your boy. If he really is a Boxer mix, you're in for a good time. I've never seen a breed so interested in having fun than Boxers.

-Shannon
What a hndsome fella
boxer, pitbull type, maybe rotty??
Pitbull and/or American Staffordshire Terrier and/or American Bulldog is my guess. I don't see any Boxer.

Tara
I'm guessing pit/boxer
Pitbull and/or American Staffordshire Terrier and/or American Bulldog is my guess. I don't see any Boxer.

i kind of think the ears look a little boxer-ish, as does the short muzzle, but could be Am Bull too. i'd think an Am Bull would have more white on him, but i don't know enough about coat genetics to figure that out. i'd like to see a side view of him standing, to see how much tuck he has.

the other half is definitely pit or am staff though. it's amazing how much like Manu he looks.
-kelly
Pitbull and/or American Staffordshire Terrier and/or American Bulldog is my guess. I don't see any Boxer.

i kind of think the ears look a little boxer-ish, as does the short muzzle, but could be Am Bull ... figure that out. i'd like to see a side view of him standing, to see how much tuck he has.

I've never seen a brindle AmBull but I've seen several purebreds from the different prominent lines/types, a few of which were brought into rescue mislabeled as Boxers.
Two were very AmStaffy looking in the face but were more Boxer height, prominently muscled, scissor-bited and their eyes were almond-shaped but not slanted IIRC. Basically they looked like a Boxer/Pit mix. They were fawn w/white markings.
Two were huge (males about 90lbs and roughly 28" at whithers), solid white, droopy-joweled, under-bited dogs with rounder eyes and a ton of forehead. Their physiques were not as muscular as the other two.

They didn't look like the same breed but they were, just from the two different but distinct lines. The ears on the colored AmBulls were natural, more like those of a Boxer, and had a nice fold. The ears on the white ones were super-thin and hung limply at the sides of the head. All dogs had the barrel-body you expect from an AmBull and the U shape at the front assembly.

Tara
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i kind of think the ears look a little boxer-ish, ... of him standing, to see how much tuck he has.

I've never seen a brindle AmBull

Look at these pics of the OP's dog:


Then look at this one(of a brindle AB):
http://www.bulldogbreeds.com/dog/display photo.jsp?pic=/americanbulldog/pics/goobie1.jpg

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I've never seen a brindle AmBull but I've seen several purebreds from the different prominent lines/types, a few of which ... their eyes were almond-shaped but not slanted IIRC. Basically they looked like a Boxer/Pit mix. They were fawn w/white markings.

these are the lines i see around here. i much prefer this look. many of them are mostly white, however, with fawn or brindle patches. Lola used to play with one as a pup. they were the same age, and people thought they were brother and sister. by six months old, the AmBull was half again her height. she still gave him a run for his money though! :-)
Two were huge (males about 90lbs and roughly 28" at whithers), solid white, droopy-joweled, under-bited dogs with rounder eyes and a ton of forehead. Their physiques were not as muscular as the other two.

yeah, the "johnson type". i don't like the pronounced underbite, it doesn't seem to go with the idea of the Am Bull as a "working" breed.
They didn't look like the same breed but they were, just from the two different but distinct lines. The ears ... the head. All dogs had the barrel-body you expect from an AmBull and the U shape at the front assembly.

i've also seen AmBulls with cropped ears and tails. they looked like fat boxers with bad crop jobs. :-)
-kelly
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