My sister's lab had some puppies recently. I decided to take one because they were so cute. She had 9(2 died) puppies, 4 black and 3 tan. I got a tan male because as soon as I saw him, I wanted him. My sister thinks the father is mixed with pit and something else because he was big. He is a beautiful dog and I get SO many compliments when I have taken to the vet. You can see the pit in him, but the vet thinks there's something else because he's too big for a lab or a pit at this age. He will be 4 months old on the first and he's 35lbs. She said that he will grow to about 100lbs. The lady at the grooming place seems to think he has some mastiff in him. Both the vet and this lady strongly suggest enrolling him in training because he's going to be so big. I am adding a picture. Any help?
Labs can grow large, with the way they are being bred these days, and Pit Bulls have been known to exceed expected weight (not including the mutts mixed with mastiff). He doesn't really look like he has much else, IMO. Possibly some molosser breed, but he looks Pit/Lab first and foremost.
Nice looking puppy. He looks Pit / Lab mix. Is the mother a purebred? Will your sister be getting her female spayed now? There are so many Lab mixes in shelters. I hope she was able to find good homes for all the babies.
Good luck with him, he is sweet. I'd follow the advice and start him in puppy classes, then obedience classes. He will be a nice pet.
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My father finally took 4 of them to the shelter because all the people that promised my sister they would come for one never came. It was getting expensive feeding them all and honestly with that many, they weren't getting enough to eat. I would have taken one more, but it was a miracle I got Samson. I had to put my foot down with my husband. No, my sister hasn't done a darn thing. She doesn't need a dog. My brother takes care of them. I wish my father would quit allowing her to get dogs she doesn't take care of. She likes them when they are puppies. Samson is beautiful. I love him so much already. I want him to live in the house, but my daugher is afraid of him. I want her to feel comfortable. He's in our enclosed patio right now. We start puppy training on Saturday.
Spay the female (and for that matter any other dogs your sister happens to get, which shouldn't be any more if she isn't taking care of them). There are already so many unwanted lab and pit mixes in shelters, the last thing we need is more. Definitely go with puppy and obedience classes, not just because of his size, but because all dogs need training. Try to slowly introduce your daughter to him in a non-threatening manner. Once he has some training, then put him in a sit and have her approach him. Maybe when you walk him, have her come so she can be around him, but he won't be jumping on her or scaring her.
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I would alsothinkthat he might have some mastiff in him looking at his head and muzzle shape. I would definutly enrole in training classes as it would ne good foryou and him. I took my german shepard pup and was so glad i did as she needs a firm hand plus it great for bonding and meeting other dog owners.
Yeah, here are pics of all her brothers and sisters. These were taken when they were about 6 weeks old. The black ones now have loose hair around their snout so they look like they have terrier in them. I wish I had pics of them now, but I don't.
Thanks! I've gotten some many compliments about Samson. I always thought he was cute because he was mine, but to hear so many people comment on how beautiful he is makes me so proud. I'm definetly going to get more information on when i can get a microchip for him.
It really should not matter to you what he is, he is a cute dog, and he needs a good home. If you daughter is affraid of him, it is not a good idea just to keep him separated. He needs to be socialized with people and children. You should teach your daughter to love him and train the dog to respect your daughter. If you keep them separated, you may encounter some serious problems down the road. Especially if he grows to be a big dog, he may show dominance over your child, and eventually an agression. It is very sad that those beautiful puppies had to be placed in a shelter. Is that a kill or no kill shelter? Since your sister cannot control her female and let her get pregnent and places pups in a shelter, please have her spay her dog
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doesn't really matter what mix he is. he's a MUTT, the product of an irresponsible pet owner who just keeps letting dogs breed and then taking them to the pound. Sure he's cute, most puppies are. The country is full of them.
I agree. I don't care what my dog is, I already love him. He has a good home with me. I was just curious as to what else he was. I understand that some of you are passionate about unwanted dogs, but that's no reason to be rude to me or anyone else. I've had german shepards all my life growing up, and we didn't spay or neuter any of them because we would breed them. I also hate that she couldn't find homes for the rest of them, but my father was assured they were going to find homes for them. We would not have left them there if we knew they would be put to sleep.
How sad that your family has a history of adding to the dog over population. Please, nip it in the bud and at least have your dog neutered.
How old is your sister? Does she work? Perhaps she could save and have her dog spayed, so she wouldn't produce anymore unwanted puppies. Either that or rehome the dog and discourage her from getting anymore animals, until she is a responsible owner. My heart breaks for the little puppies that she has allowed to be brought into this world, without respect to where they will end up.
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