Im worried my english bulldog puppy is not a pure bred what do you guys think?
The puppy in the picture is not a bulldog, but a very very cute puppy. Were you told it is a bulldog?
She was only $1000 she has the tail and few wrinkles and i was thinking it was because according to the breeder her mom died and she was bottle fed.
maybe olde english?
did you really pay someone $1,000 for an unregistered puppy, no papers, no photos of sire and dam, etc. Bottle feeding has nothing to do with genetics, pedigree, bone structure, breed features. I'm sorry but you got completely scammed out of your money if the told you this is a bulldog, meaning an English Bulldog.
Pitbull, Olde English, American, any bodys guess ... definitely mixed breed.
she doesn't have the assumed wrinkles or rope around her nose but she could be an american bulldog or perhaps a bull terrier mix...?either way she is a cutie patootie!
or if you are just really curious you can have DNA testing done. Amazon even sells some kits
Miriam I have heard that these test are totally a waste of time and money, not accurate at all. I've read tht people with purebred dogs have tested them and they come back with breeds totally not what their breed of dog is.
Have you ever tried the testing?
I haven't tested myself but here is just one article I googled
Anyone who has had a mixed breed dog has likely wondered: Just what type of dog do I have?
Now, it may be possible to answer that question. Companies specializing in dog DNA testing are enticing owners who are curious about their mutt’s background. Owners may also decide to test so they can take the information to their veterinarians to discuss potential health issues about their dog’s breeds.
Priced from $60 and up, the tests are available online and at many pet supply retail stores. All of the kits test DNA via a cheek swab sampling, except for the most expensive, Mars Veterinary’s Wisdom Panel Professional, which requires a blood test at a veterinarian’s office (call your local veterinarian for pricing).
Not surprisingly, like most products, not all dog breed DNA tests are created equal. The more breeds in a company’s database, the greater the chance for accuracyin their results,says
Nathan Sutter, PhD, assistant professor of medical genetics at Cornell University. And generally, the more dog breeds the company has in its database, the more expensive the test.
Sutter says such dog DNA tests can typically identify the majority breeds in a canine with great accuracy. “But if a dog is mixed breed and comes from a great many breeds, each with just a small contribution to the total, then the breed test may be unable to identify most or all of the breeds contributing to the dog,” he says. Sutter says that if a dog has a purebred parent or grandparent, the results are highly accurate.
James Belzer was always interested in confirming his suspicions that 13-year-old Girl was a Husky/German Shepherd mix. So the Manhattan executive agreed, at the request of WebMD, to try three brands of dog breed DNA tests: Canine Heritage, DDC Veterinary, and Mars Veterinary’s other option, Wisdom Panel.
All of the dog DNA tests Belzer tried use a cheek swab sampling to compare DNA against a number of major breeds. These dog DNA test kits were created to identify dogs of mixed heritage. Purebred confirmation is available through other testing.
Here are the DNA tests Belzer used and their cost at the time he did the tests:
Wisdom Panel (301-444-7900)
Canine Heritage Breed Test (800-362-3644)
DDC Veterinary (800-625-0874)
“It was pretty easy,” says Belzer of the collection process. After he sent the completed test kits back to each company, results came within two to four weeks (Wisdom Panel was the quickest; both of the others took about a month). DDC and Canine Heritage findings came in the mail, and Wisdom Panel’s results were emailed.
Two of the three companies’ results validated Belzer’s hypothesis: that Girl was a Siberian Husky/German Shepherd mix. Wisdom Panel, which tests against more breeds than the other two, suggested Girl was part Border Collie. “That was something I would have never considered,” says Belzer, who doesn’t question the accuracy of the test. “The results were a little out of line with what the other two found, but it’s certainly not a breed that I would rule out.”
All of the companies contain disclaimers that the test is for informational purposes only, and most owners order dog DNA tests solely for the curiosity factor. “It answers hypothetical questions and can validate your assumptions,” Belzer says. “It’s also a great conversation piece at the dog park.”
Once predominant breeds are established, owners can take their results to their veterinarian to discuss potential health issues associated with specific breeds. “Boxers are prone to getting cancer, and Dobermans sometimes have bleeding disorders similar to hemophiliacs,” says Bernadine Cruz, DVM, associate veterinarian at California’s Laguna Hills Animal Hospital. Knowing these potential risks ahead of time, and asking your veterinarian to keep an eye out for them, can save lives.
Other potential reasons for dog DNA testing include wanting to know how big yourpuppy will get, or knowing in advance that if a dog’s predominantly terrier, for instance, it’s going to have an abundance of energy, Cruz says.
Mars Veterinary, makers of the Wisdom Panel dog DNA test, is considering using their results to create food specialized for specific breeds. So dogs predisposed toarthritis, for instance, might eat a diet containing ingredients that protect against the progression of the disease, Cruz says.
In addition, the affordability factor means it’s a somewhat small investment that will only make pet owners more informed about their pooches. “Your dog is a member of your family, and it’s nice to know something about where it came from,” Sutter says.
This article is also very interesting
Another good article and fairly recent
I think if I had a Bulldog of questionable pedigree I would send for a DNA test--but also out of curiosity for accuracy I would also send for a test from a Bulldog I KNEW was purebred.
i have been told some look like her. she does walk like a bulldog and have the tail so will just have to wait it out
Either way you have a very cute puppy there.
Cory & Penelope
curious, did you get AKC registration or any other registration papers with her?
her mom dollies and she was registered by try said her papers got lost
her mom does and they said she died and they lost her papers
she looks like a mix between a bulldog and a pit bull. Just by the look of her head, face and nose. but than again some English bulldogs are slow to develope their full feature. wait 1 yrs and post her pictures agian you might be able to tell.