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
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