In July I got a pup that is a type of Lab/Pit mix. Well let me say that the mother is AKC LAB and the father was a mix of AKC Lab and "who knows". My vet says the "who knows" looks to be 1) Pit and 2) Golden Retriever. The only "pit" look to her is her eyes and nose area but that changes each month. She is so docile and loving its amazing. The best addition to my home and my kids and daycare kids love her to peaces. She is wonderful with my older smaller dog and likes our cat too. She never growls at the cat she smells her wags and wants to play (the cat doesnt share her enthusiasm). On walks she wants to play with other dogs, no aggression. She just graduated from Puppy Class and starts Intermediate at the end of the month. I know that any dog is and should be a concern when it comes to kids, but there is such a negative connotation to the breed pit, that I do not share. Dont blame the breed, I know.
My concern is that I have a Pain In The Ass ex, who in all his wisdom saw the puppy this morning when picking up the kids and he sarcastically said " oh shes got PIT in her" and kept examining her. What I am looking for is merely positive stories about peoples experience with Lab/Pit mixes is all. Information is the best weapon against ignorance!!!
She is oh so cute, and can come live at my house anytime. I don't have any bad stories. My motto is ban stupid people, not dogs. I thing your ex would fit into that. I love pits, and board several. We also board several pit mixes. My friend had pits with her doxie(doxie just passed), and great dane. If I had to complain about anything, it is that they had way more energy then i expected (fostered a couple). I wouldn't worry, and love your baby for the mix of whatever she is lol
From what you posted she is predominately retriever, tell people that. If anyone asks, tell them mom was a purebred Lab and dad was a Lab mix. I like pits, but there is a lot of negativity that comes with owning one. If you have the option of downplaying it, take advantage. More importantly focus on the fact that she's sweet and has had training. It's considered a fault, but there are Labs and Golden that have that eye and nose color. It's called a dudley nose. Even if she's part pit, it's not enough for anyone to make an issue of it. JMO. She's adorable btw!