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Old 08-03-2008, 03:14 PM
 
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Hey. I was told by the owner that my dog is a choc.lab/boxer mix, but I've been told that he looks a lot like a pitbull. What do you guys think? I'm going to move back to Miami soon and I want to know if I will have problems. I read the law and it said that pitbulls/mixes are not allowed, but people have been telling me that general characteristics also apply.
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Old 08-03-2008, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Southport, NC
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I'm not an expert but he looks like a chocolate lab mix to me...and he is adorable!!
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Old 08-03-2008, 04:15 PM
 
Location: California
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I'm not an expert but he looks like a chocolate lab mix to me...and he is adorable!!
Ditto here! He's a cutie!
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Old 08-03-2008, 04:25 PM
 
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It does look a bit like a chocolate lab/pitt mix to me, and adorable! I understand your concerns since Miami is not pitt friendly. It's hard to tell from a puppy...right now looks alot lab though. Lots of cuteness
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Old 08-03-2008, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Don't you just love puppies! That is definately chocolate lab, if anybody ask. Anything else that hopped over the fence looks of minimal influence. Boxers were bred of Mastiff's and Bulldogs, so it's possible he's got some of that in him. I'd call him a Lab, though.
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Old 08-03-2008, 04:31 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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I would suggest that you get him DNA tested.
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Old 08-03-2008, 04:39 PM
 
Location: "The Sunshine State"
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Definately dominating pitbull in the pup! Tooo cute! I would get a DNA and vet papers or papers from wherever you got it saying it is a Lab/Mix. Otherwise you could end up having your dog taken away as an adult in Miami. As a former rescuer and adopter many times little pit pups were passed off as lab mixes, not that there is anything wrong with a pit but there are alot of ignorant people out there. Most people who ended up with a pit puppy they thought was a lab mix ended up being a strong ambassador to the pitbull breed. They learned first hand that the breed mix they thought they were getting turned out to be a breed they now love and would never have it any other way! Good luck the pup is a cutie! Maybe stay away from Miami! That would be the best choice!
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:08 PM
 
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He IS adorable!

UGH! BSL sucks!
I have Rotties, so Im on the soon to be BSL list too!

The only way to determine if he is a PitBull is to have a DNA test done. Ever notice how dog bite attacks/media coverage describe the breed as "pitbull type" dogs?

Uninformed and uneducated people will just assume that the breed is dangerous, and will fear them sight unseen.

We adopted our female from the local shelter, and she looked just like a rottie pup. The shelter worker wrote shepherd/mix on her papers, and told us this would help in case we had problems with homeowners insurance, etc (future BSL).
Luckily, she IS a shepherd.........an English Shepherd LOL!

I agree, try to stay out of Dade county. Also check the county regulations so you know what to expect.
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:19 PM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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I adopted a dog this last spring that I'm pretty sure is lab and boxer - my other dog is Am Staff and Kelpie (or Blue Heeler, dunno which), and I can see it in her, but definitely not the other.

The boxer/lab is long and lean and runs like a greyhound, but the shelter wrote "pit cross" on her paperwork and thus she stays. Although where the tail is from, I can't even guess - it's extremely flexible and thin and she can curl it into a perfect question mark.
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:00 PM
 
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In a discussion on TV of possible BSL in 2 towns in Utah, the news featured a man they called the owner of the largest dog training facility in UT. He said he had very few calls about pitties but the most frequent biters were Chihuahuas and Jack Russell Terriers. Although the chihuahua can't do the same damage, they bite frequently. Don't hate me chi owners, just reportting what the man said!
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