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    Question I've been trying to figure out my dog's breed for years, i need some help plz

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    OK i really hope this photo uploaded correctly. Anyway, for a few years now i've been trying to figure out what breeds were in my dog (who sadly died quite a few years back), partly because id like another like him, partly because i've contemplated breeding them as he was what i saw as the perfect dog. I should point out here that the dog in the photo wasn't mine, it's just the closest thing i've ever been able to find, but my guess is they'll be very similar in breed.
    I was told when i got him as a pup, he was staffy, which i can definitely see in him, and bullmastiff, which im not sure about now. (though he couldve always had a throw back and got his grandparent breed)

    The face, head and ears are virtually identical to this dog.
    Mine was a little bigger than this one seems to be, his back reached probably 55cm high, he had a fairly staffy-like shape, though he had slightly longer legs than, say, if he was a perfectly scaled up staffy. very athletic, strong toned dog, but that can in part be put to his lifestyle, we live on 20 acres and took him for runs around the bush nearly everyday. I can't really guess how heavy he was, maybe 40kg? i know for sure i couldnt pick him up, and i'm pretty fit and strong. (though i was, maybe 19 at the time). He was brindle all over, and a very nice temperament, very playful and never showed a hint of violence toward us. i hear temperament is a useful part in identifying. but at the same time im sure everyone here could agree that nearly any dog will turn out nice if they're treated and raised well.
    anyway, i can't really thing of much else to tell about him, i know this is all a little wishy washy not having his photo n all but it's the best i can do unfortunately i never thought to take measurements and such when he was alive. Never the less, i hope the photo there, and the description of my old boy will be enough for someone who knows a thing or two about breeds to make an educated guess, and i really appreciate any in-put, im sure being a dog forum visitor, you can understand how much he meant to me and still is in my thoughts. thanks
    i dont mind direct emails, as i check them quite often s206959@gmail.com again, thanks.

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    I understand why you thought the dog was perfect. I thought my old dog was a pretty perfect mix too, though I was also never quite sure which breeds she had in her. But I do think it's important to realise that the breeds may not have been the major influence on his temperament. Even dogs from the same breed can be quite different. And then there is the issue that if you mix breeds, you can never know which genes will be passed on. You could mix the same two (or more) breeds and end up with a completely different dog.

    When my old dog died last July, I decided pretty much immediately that I could not live without a dog greeting me when I get home. But I knew I would not be able to replace her. So I went the other way. I chose a dog that was very different from my old dog. And it has been a great experience. I will always miss my old dog, but Banjo has different things to offer and I enjoy them just as much.

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    Hey Ben. Maybe look up the Bull Arab. It is not a formal breed but does have some dedicated breeders and may be the type you are after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    I understand why you thought the dog was perfect. I thought my old dog was a pretty perfect mix too, though I was also never quite sure which breeds she had in her. But I do think it's important to realise that the breeds may not have been the major influence on his temperament. Even dogs from the same breed can be quite different. And then there is the issue that if you mix breeds, you can never know which genes will be passed on. You could mix the same two (or more) breeds and end up with a completely different dog.

    When my old dog died last July, I decided pretty much immediately that I could not live without a dog greeting me when I get home. But I knew I would not be able to replace her. So I went the other way. I chose a dog that was very different from my old dog. And it has been a great experience. I will always miss my old dog, but Banjo has different things to offer and I enjoy them just as much.
    I couldnt agree more with this ! I'm still calling Mojo 'Scooby' after loosing him 7-8 months ago and i went for a totally diffrent breed and colour .
    I dont think i'd ever want to replace my'goobs',.. he was perfect too. I'd be devastated if i tried to and the next dog turned out totally diffrent.
    I can see where your coming from Ben but dont be afraid to move on and keep your friend as a special memory ,and experiencing new breeds keeps owning a dog really interesting as they are all so diffrent. Your old dog may have even had Ridgeback in him or somthing similar. Scooby was a ridgeback x and my vet recond it was Staffy in him but he looked way more Ridgy than a staffy. Good luck choosing another dog mate.


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    He looks like a brindle staffy to me...handsome pooch.

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    thanks for such quick replies, lol i got all teary putting that up so i'm glad i found this site. You're all right though, i keep thinking about trying to find another like him but then i feel disrespectful from the thought of 'replacing' him. i dont think i could do that.
    Im not sure what to get, i like them big. and short haired, i don't want my dog to have to go through the humidity up here in the n.t
    im thinking along the lines of a pitbull (cross no doubt, mongrels for the win ) they aren't banned up here, im pretty sure they are elsewhere.
    But anyway, thanks again for the replies, i only joined to ask my question but after the warm welcome i think i'll stick around a bit.
    *I've seen some pretty damn cute little lap dogs which aren't usually my thing but i could certainly do with one of those cuties bouncing around
    Last edited by BenW; 02-01-2012 at 03:38 AM. Reason: *an after thought*

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    Hi BenW! Welcome to the forum!

    I agree with what previous posters have said, you can try your hardest but you will never get another dog like the one you have lost. It's hard to say what breeds, staffy is a definite though from the head shape, crossed with something a wee bit bigger due to the weight.

    Have you thought about a rescue dog?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenW View Post
    thanks for such quick replies, lol i got all teary putting that up so i'm glad i found this site. You're all right though, i keep thinking about trying to find another like him but then i feel disrespectful from the thought of 'replacing' him. i dont think i could do that.
    Im not sure what to get, i like them big. and short haired, i don't want my dog to have to go through the humidity up here in the n.t
    im thinking along the lines of a pitbull (cross no doubt, mongrels for the win ) they aren't banned up here, im pretty sure they are elsewhere.
    But anyway, thanks again for the replies, i only joined to ask my question but after the warm welcome i think i'll stick around a bit.
    *I've seen some pretty damn cute little lap dogs which aren't usually my thing but i could certainly do with one of those cuties bouncing around
    I am assuming you are in the Northern Territory? humidity and Pitties allowed were my clues
    Your lucky to be able to have them legally. Great dogs.

    Check out Bull Breeds in Need the facebook page they repost all of the bull breeds currently in rescue, you will find loads of Pitt type crosses on there. In your State and also in other States, spefically ACT although there are loads of dogs in other states who would easily pass as a Pitbull type as well.

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    I have to give Zeke a little plug here.

    Zeke has been looking for a home for a long time. He is in foster care with Puppy Love Rescue and is a beautiful dog. He is in NSW but I am sure they would consider sending him to the NT for a good home.
    Zeke's profile at PetRescue - is he your new best friend?

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    Very lucky to be living up there in the North end

    It really is hard to tell exactly what breed/breeds a dog might be by just a simple photo on the internet,howerver,having said that,just take a quick look in my albums of Tonka. It may offer you some clues as well.

    We also have a rescue , OzBullRescue if you're ever interested in adopting.

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