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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    Yeah, that's what I'm thinking, too.





    That would explain the markings, AND the ears.
    Even the snout. You might be surprised. His jowls hang low for a German but everything else is there.
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    Well, the joke is on us. After eight years of debating among ourselves what breeds Lily might embody, I just received the results from the Wisdom folks.

    Lily is 100% American Staffordshire Terrier.

    I've been looking at photos of purebred Staffies, and some of them DO have the spots, and some have those huge bat ears.

    All of our theories about greyhound, hunting dog or kangaroo DNA are out the window.
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    The wife and I were discussing it, and it occurred to us that because Lily's long legs and unusual coloring are not typical of a "pitbull", they may very well be the reason she was dumped in that parking lot. A backyard breeder may have decided that she was undesirable and likely unsaleable because she didn't look pit-ish enough. The more I think about it, that seems the most likely explanation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    The wife and I were discussing it, and it occurred to us that because Lily's long legs and unusual coloring are not typical of a "pitbull", they may very well be the reason she was dumped in that parking lot. A backyard breeder may have decided that she was undesirable and likely unsaleable because she didn't look pit-ish enough. The more I think about it, that seems the most likely explanation.
    Amstaff's aren't pit bulls: http://www.differencebetween.net/sci...hire-terriers/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Well of course AmStaffs are a different breed from American Pitbull Terriers, but not all "pit bulls", in the more inclusive sense, are APT's. As the article you cited states, "The term 'Pit bull' is, in fact, a general term to describe all those in the molesser family"...which family includes both APT's and Staffies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    Well of course AmStaffs are a different breed from American Pitbull Terriers, but not all "pit bulls", in the more inclusive sense, are APT's. As the article you cited states, "The term 'Pit bull' is, in fact, a general term to describe all those in the molesser family"...which family includes both APT's and Staffies.
    This is what I mean by an AmStaff that looks more like a typical pitbull than Lily does.



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