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We purchased a black brindle boxer/bull mastiff mix puppy ...

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We purchased a black brindle boxer/bull mastiff mix puppy at eight weeks old and now he is six months. Problem is everyone thinks he is a black labrador!! We have breeding papers but never seen actual pictures of his parents and they weren't on site when we got him. We love him very much and would never get rid of him although were wondering if we got gipped on our bargain. w

We paid 500.00 for him. Please let me know what you think.

Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Lori replied 11 years ago.
Well, you have a mixed breed dog. There is no 'authentic' registry that recognizes mixed breeds as anything other than nice pets. You paid pedigreed price for a puppy that is not registerable in any association - namely AKC or CKC (American Kennel Club or Canadian Kennel Club). European registries are as strict or stricter than these 2 registries are. If you are happy with your puppy that is all that matters, but if you are wanting to work with breeding animals, you need to find an ethical breeder that has Championship lines and AKC registration papers to offer with their puppies. By breeding this puppy, you are simply breeding another mixed breed that you can get at the Rescue Agency. I would also contact AKC for the names of some boxer and/or mastiff breeders in your area that you can discuss this with.