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    Hi All, New to this forum my name is John and i have a ridgeback x. Mother is Great dane x ridgeback. Father is americian staffy. My puppy is 15 weeks old and looks like a pure ridgeback, Tan in colour amber eyes and long legs with long ridge down his back if you did not know he was a x breed you would think he was all pure ridgeback to look a him. And my question is how tall should my puppy get as x breeds don't grow at the same rate as pure dog breeds i was told. So any help would be great. PS my vet thought he was Pure. All the Best John.

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    Was the question to hard.

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    Who knows, but I would be planning on a ridgeback type size. So a reasonably biggish dog.

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    Hi John, welcome to the forum!

    With cross breeds it's always hard to predict how big they will become due to the different breeds involved. Cross breeds grow at the same rate of any other dog (I think that's what you were saying). I would guess he could come out the size of a ridgey as am staffs can be quite tall as well. But really you won't know until he reaches maturity.

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    Hi jadielee87, Thank you for the Welcome.

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    most crossbreed puppies are indistinguishable at that age. Treat him like a large breed dog that he is and see what he turns into. Keep him lean and dont overexercise him while growing, smae thing for all those dogs purebreed or not.

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    It would be just guessing, except that you know he will be BIG

    As Nekhbet said treat him like a large dog. Not too much exercise and lots of early socialisation.

    Welcome to the Forum.....And what about some pictures of your pup
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    Hi Zac to the forum. I will have a stab in the dark and suggest with 2 large breeds in the mix and a little dane, he may be slightly taller than the ridgback , but thats all it is "a stab in the dark".

    All we can tell u is he will be a suprise package till hes around 12 months old.
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    Well this dog of yours is 25% ridgeback, 25% great dane (if the mother was truly a cross of two purebred dogs) and 50% amstaff (if the father was a pure amstaff). My guess would be that it will end up about half way between both parents - but you can't count on that. Vets don't typically have a great knowledge of how to distinguish dog breeds so that's not a great one to go on. Part of the 'fun' of buying a mixed puppy is that really, you have very little idea of what it will grow into.

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    not always so much fun 99 bottles when you also don't know what kind of temperament the dog will have either.

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