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Unsure if I have a purebreed

Discussion in 'Boxer Anatomy and Physiology' started by kodoz, Oct 20, 2011.

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  1. kodoz

    kodoz Boxer Pal

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    So I have a new pup her name is Karma. I was told by her previous owner she was a purebreed. She was with a previous family from the age of 7 weeks to 9 weeks they got rid of her because they didn't have the time to train her and lived on the 14th floor on an apt... she came to us at 9 weeks old and is now 11 weeks old. I have always kind of thought she was not a purebreed when I got her some days I think oh maybe she is then others I start doubting again.. heres a few pics what do you all think? And yes she still has her tail...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...785630063_825440062_20889215_1580378674_n.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...935830063_825440062_20969964_1973283802_n.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v701/codexx/PA190141.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v701/codexx/PA190144.jpg

    Kodoz
     
  2. Sansal

    Sansal Boxer Insane

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    Hard to tell. She could be mixed with something or just poorly bred. She is super cute though! lovicon
     
  3. SabrinaMN

    SabrinaMN Boxer Booster

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    My guess is that she's not, but she's adorable!

    The reason I say no is because her nose is so long and squared off.
     
  4. LILYLARUE

    LILYLARUE Boxer Insane

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    I'm thinking she's a mix too, but that's because of her lack of "egg bump" on the top of her head and the squared head shape. The nose is a bit too squarish and long too, but poorly bred boxer's can have that as well.

    But gosh dang she is totally a cutie pie!!!
     
  5. Cami

    Cami Boxer Insane

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    I'd say she was a mix. Seems almost Sheppard-ish. Eyes are pretty light, face is longer, hard to tell from the one picture but her hair seems a bit different (texture and coloring). Tail seems to be white underneath?
    Head shape is usually one of the first things to go with a poorly bred Boxer so that in and of itself isn't a tell-all but the rest combined would make me wonder. You could always do a DNA test if you were really wanting an answer. Nowadays can be done for less than $100.
    She is adorable at any rate!
     
  6. kodoz

    kodoz Boxer Pal

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    I don't see sheppard in her at all. Her hair is pretty much the same as the boxer down the road, only diffrence is on her lower back she has a little brindel color leading to her tail. her tail only has white on the tip like if it was dipped in paint. non the less she is a keeper and fitting in well with the rottie. Guess time will tell as she gets older too.
     
  7. sargboxerluv

    sargboxerluv Completely Boxer Crazy

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    The first pick made me think shephard mix too.

    The best pick would be one where she is stacked like a show dog, so we could see the body and head profile.

    Either way she is a cutie!
     
  8. Jan

    Jan Reasonable Moderator Staff Member

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    I think she could be purebred. She still has a black mask and that is usually one of the first things to go, when they are mixed with anything. Her muzzle looks a little long and thin, but that is caused by poor breeding. The only sure way to tell is with DNA testing. She is very cute. :)
     
  9. kodoz

    kodoz Boxer Pal

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    Karma had a visit to the vet today for her shots and he's 99.9% sure she is purebreed just poor breeding. He thought a DNA test would be a waste of money. Not that it matters if she is purebreed or not was just curious. :)
     
  10. CrazyCharlie

    CrazyCharlie Completely Boxer Crazy

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    She is adorable! Even with her long nose :) THE BETTER TO SMELL YOU WITH!!! (I had to)
     
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