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    I have a friend who is currently fostering a very similar looking dog! Similar head, similar body shape and same colour and coat. I'll ask her what the RSPCA thinks her dog is.

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    Looks like a typical staffy type mutt to me.

    Hes gorgeous!

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    thanks for the replies. at work this week i asked an rspca worker who brings dogs occasionally into our work for free clips and an obedience instructor. they both said he looks something like am staff X however they both said without confirmed papers the only way to know would be doggy dna testing which a couple of outfits do in australia. has anyone ever had any experience with that / how legit the service is?

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    Beautiful dog.........I just hope you do not live in Victoria

    Have heard quite a lot of negatives about the DNA testing, but only hearsay....No personal or even friends experience at all
    Pets are forever

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    I've heard it can be very good with some dogs but then I also spoke to someone who go it done for their dog. They figured it was Staffy x lab x something else but weren't sure what. The year came back Staffy x lab x several "unknown". Obviously they were very pissed that they'd spent the money to find out what they had alreay worked out themselves...

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    I looked into the DNA testing when I got my mystery mix. But there were too many bad reviews on it to risk spending that much money, I concluded. I think the main flaw was that it is pretty good if it's a straightforward fullbreed x fullbreed, but pretty useless in all other cases.

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    Lovely photos

    If i may, i would guess Am Staff x Ridgeback. I know there is no ridge but you can get Ridge less so to say. Head structure of an Am staff and many more characteristics, also the body line and depth of a Ridgeback?? I dont see bullmastiff, but hats just me i mean that’s only my guess

    Have you enquired with Antagene how much it would cost for a DNA test? We used these guys as well when we got our girl tested for Ataxia also did DNA just to be above board with things

    Here’s the link if it helps? Antagene - European laboratory specialist in dogcat DNA tests

    Well done for giving him a loving home, there should be more people in this world like your self

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    Thanks again for more replies. I am beginning to consider ridge X now as well, have seen a lot of ridgeback crosses and 'purebreeds' at work the last couple of weeks and they have very similar coats to him, especially the puppies. I will look into Antagene. And no we live in Queensland, the main reason I considered trying to get his breed identified has been some interest from the council in the dog, not in a good way either and we didn't have papers to back up our claim. I would hate to see him taken from my household without good cause given how obedient and non aggressive he is compared to a lot other of 'normal' dog breeds. Just goes to show it's not the breed its the way the dog is raised and rehabilitation is not just possible but a reality regardless if the dog was adopted from mistreatment. Thanks again for the advice.

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    Would it be possible to contact someone at the council and ask what proof of breed they would accept first? They may not put any value in a DNA test anyway. Have you discussed this with your vet? They may have some ideas on how to go about this too?

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    Pit Bull terrier.

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