What Breed is My Dog?

We gave a young man a home until he can find another place. He has now added a dog to the home, not to my liking though. She is 8 months old. I would like to know what kind of dog she is. Her name is Persia. She is very sweet and has gentle eyes

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By Marcia S from Spokane, WA

June 15, 20090 found this helpful

She's at least part pit, maybe full but hard to tell from here.

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June 15, 20090 found this helpful

I agree that she looks like a brindle pit or Staffordshire Terrier (I hope my spelling is correct -that's their proper name). She is beautiful. They are known as "the biggest lap dogs". Ours looked just like her, only slightly darker coat.

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June 16, 20090 found this helpful

I reckon she could be a staffy. She's got the broad chest. A very active dog I'm told.

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June 16, 20090 found this helpful

I am no dog expert, but if I saw her in your yard I would think 'pit bull'. My dad let a friend and the friend's pit bull stay with him and then found out that the dog wasn't covered/allowed on his homeowner's insurance in case of biting, etc. That's a tough situation you have there. I've known pits that were as sweet as can be, but they do have a reputation. Its very, very nice of you to give both the young man and his dog a home!

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June 16, 20090 found this helpful

I totally agree that you are housing a pit, or part pit, BUT, do not be overly alarmed. These dogs, when socialized properly, (introduced to other dogs and people regularly), and not taught to fight, are some of the most family friendly, loving dogs you will ever be around. My son has three children, the youngest being 7 now, and his two pit bulls have been around them for some time. They are beautiful animals, and the "son", about 3-4 years old, is a lamb around everyone. The mom is a bit more protective, but certainly not an attack type dog either.

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June 16, 20090 found this helpful

So here I am a Mother and a lady of 68 years old who enjoys to helping, What do you say to a young man that is 20 and has been here for 6 weeks and no job as yet?

I wanted to give Steven a chance. Yesterday some one gave him a large camper, so he has a place to sleep that is his own, it needs repaired inside but not to much for him to do. He plans on get a lot at a trailer park. So Steven and Persia is still here. I have always not trusted the Pit Bull because of its history I don't trust them because of the news reports I have heard and the stories I watched on the news.

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June 16, 20090 found this helpful

I agree with poepadoe, she looks like a brindle pit. They have a bad reputation but its not the breed its the owner that is sometimes bad. I raised two Pit Bull Terriers and they were our babies. The father died of a liver disease and his son was a gentle soul who was stolen, I learned later that he was killed after another dog tore him apart in a dog fight that the humans held. Don't believe everything you hear.

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June 17, 20090 found this helpful

For BenjiTheKid I knew at the very beginning she was a Pit Bull but I was hoping that maybe she is a mix because I thought it would have a gentler temperament

I was asking to confirm it, she was.

We have had many Pit Bull problems of them biting and killing 1 was a little child in Spokane. On the news 2 days ago a senior lady was out taking a walk and was attacked buy 3 Pits she was put in the hospital, I also realize that many a beautiful breed dog are made to be mean and it spoils it for the ones that are truly nice family pets, like the ones of German

Shepard and the Doberman, many others that have a bad, reputation. 0nly because they are taught to fight or be aggressive.

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June 17, 20090 found this helpful

I hate it that people blame the breed and not the owners and I also hate the reputation that Pitts have gotten just because of terrible people who got the breed without knowledge.

This is a sweet dog and despite her breed, she is as gentle as any other. Do not kick the man out, do not kick the dog out. If you really want to help someone then get over weak thoughts and others negative opinions and allow them both a chance to get on their feet. I think your brother is over reacting.

Yes, other Pitts have hurt people, but that does not mean this one will. As long as it is taken care of with love, and given a firm but kind hand, it will return it. But if you abuse it -like any other dog- it will turn on you.

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June 18, 20090 found this helpful

Thanks everyone for your input I appreciate it, I have found a home for Persia the reason is the young man does not feed her and I want her to go to someone who will be kind to her, and feed and care about her. there is a young couple that is interested in her, He is blind and maybe he can train her to be a helper to him. That way I can help the blind and Persia have a safe home.

Hi just a update the couple came and took her home. They asked what kind of food she is eating.

What is very good I live near Idaho and they have no Pit Bull ordinances Yeh

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