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Another "can you guess the breed."

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Roxy

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Barked: Wed May 1, '13 6:01am PST 
So we rescued Roxy off the streets at 5 weeks old. We were told she is a pit-bull, which she does look a bit like. However, usually the average weight for a pitty is 50 lbs. At 17 weeks, she is already 50lbs!! Any ideas?
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Hazel

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Barked: Thu May 2, '13 6:29pm PST 
Mixed with Great Dane perhaps?
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Roxy

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Barked: Fri May 3, '13 7:00am PST 
Ohhhh Hazel! I was so afraid someone might confirm my suspicion that she could be mixed with a Great Dane! shock
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UCH Onyx TT,- CGC

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Barked: Fri May 3, '13 9:08am PST 
I was actually wondering the same thing. Her body does resemble a Great Dane puppy to me.

Make sure you keep her lean. The bigger the dog, the harder any extra weight is on their joints.

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Hazel

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Barked: Sun May 5, '13 10:14am PST 
At 4 months most puppies ( if not all ) are at their half way point. The only other breeds that get that big a mastiff's, but I personally don't see that in her pics. I do see pitbull and she looks Great Dane in the face. Great Danes are such wonderful dogs though, and Roxy is very beautiful smile
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Roxy

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Barked: Mon May 6, '13 5:53am PST 
Awww!! Thanks Hazel!big grin She really is a good puppy too! I grew up with two Danes that were just awesome. Roxy is a little stockier than they were, which is the pitty part. Hopefully the pitty part will make her a little more sturdy - as my danes had hip issues.
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Barked: Mon May 6, '13 8:05am PST 
We had a similar situation when we got our last puppy. We were told that she was a mix of Golden Doodle and Black Labrador. We saw the mother, but the father was absent without leave ! I had grown up around purebred labs and had labs most of my adult life. We got the puppy at 8 weeks. Within the first month or so I started noticing that she had some behaviors that didn't seem lab-like. Also parts of her body type seemed a little off for what mixed breed we thought she was. What I ended up doing, and I now recommend this to everyone, because its interesting and fun, was to do a home DNA test on her. This is the one I used:

http://www.doghousedirect.com/wisdom-panel-mixed-breed-dna- test-kit-3/

It's really easy to use and when the results came back we found that she was actually 50% German Short Hair Pointer, 25% Labrador, 25% Poodle !! We call her our German Poodlador.
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