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    Hi,

    We have been the proud owner of this dog for over 2 years now, he was adopted from a home that unfortunately did not take the best care of him. since then he has been welcomed into a loving home where no mistreatment occurs. recently i have been curious to what breed of dog he is, we unfortunately have no papers for him and no contact with the previous owners / original breeders is available. when asking people i received varying comments from people.


    can anyone clarify exactly what type of dog Jason is? i've heard things from bull mastiff x staffy to american pitbull terrier.
    he weighs roughly 30kg, and at shoulder height stands roughly 50ish centimeters. very strong and has protective instincts that were not trained. also frets or pins when away from his house for too long.
    any help would be appreciated =)
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    Last edited by tucker165; 02-03-2012 at 09:49 PM.

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    Wow he looks heaps like my older dog Keira...pics in my signature. She is a ridgeback x bullmastiff x dane mix.

    He definitely looks a bit Staffy to me. I would lean more towards Staffy x ridgie maybe. The truth is you will never know his true breeding no one could tell you anything but a guess.

    I would be careful depending on the state youlive in because like many dogs of mixed breed origins he would pass as a "pitbull" type under the new victorian laws.

    He is a gorgeous mutt though thats for sure. Good on you for giving him a great home.
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    He really is a nice looking dog. I can definitely see Staffy and Ridgeback.

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    Oh he is gorgeous Tucker..Just beautiful!!! I reckon he definitely has American staffy in him.

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    Thanks for the replies.
    it's funny how you can have a dog that is so ambiguous in appearance haha. i work at a dog grooming salon and have seen many ridgeback X's and great dane variations. i will agree he does have some similarities to the great dane however his ears are shorter and so is his snout. and obviously a lot smaller in the body. likewise when compared with a ridgeback x's i have seen he has a larger boxier head and broader chest and different shape back. his ears naturally look docked (like they're pinned back?) unless he's called to attention or. the similarities to staffy are the greatest i think, especially in the box shape head. he pins similar to a staffy when he is bored and loves chewing on just about anything! haha.

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    Amstaff x.

    Too small for any mastiff, and probably too small for any ridgie. Those breeds tend to get nominated based on colour.

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    I'm gonna go with AmStaffy cross too! He is a beautiful boy though! Very handsome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    Amstaff x.

    Too small for any mastiff, and probably too small for any ridgie. Those breeds tend to get nominated based on colour.
    Keira is Ridgeback cross and only weighs 30 kgs.

    A full grown male Ridgebacks average weight is 39kgs, mixed with a staffy you could easily get 30kgs or under.

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    Ah yes, but she has longer legs and a different head. It's not always about weight, height comes into it as well. British bulldogs and Bassets are heavy as well.
    Unless the ridgeback part is much reduced, you would nomally see longer and more angulated legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    Ah yes, but she has longer legs and a different head. It's not always about weight, height comes into it as well. British bulldogs and Bassets are heavy as well.
    Unless the ridgeback part is much reduced, you would nomally see longer and more angulated legs.
    My mums Basset is 29kg and doesn't come up to my knees

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