Any clue if my dog Shiro is an American Bulldog? Questions

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  1. Jesto714

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    Any clue if my dog Shiro is an American Bulldog?

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    How old is he? How tall at the withers? How much does he weigh? Very important info. That front left foot/leg is wonky wonky wonky.
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    Don’t see why that is relevant as dogs vary in size/structure within the breed.
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    Here’s a picture of his face. He’s about 6 months old. Maybe 40 pounds. Withers height is about 19-20 inches. I don’t know why his front leg look like that in the picture. Not like that in person.
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    Lol... that’s what I was thinking. But I’m no expert.
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    Shiro was a very cute puppy and is now a very handsome lad, so does it really matter what breed/whether he is a pure breed or not? If you love him and he is happy, then why not accept him just as he is?

    With regard to wonky legs - you should see my Doxie/Minpin cross and then you would see some really wonky-looking legs!
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    Doesn’t matter. Love him regardless. Just asking out of curiosity. I was looking at his legs earlier, and I wasn’t sure what you guys meant by “Wonky legs.” I had to search it up on google. It doesn’t really seem “wonky” to me. Not like pictures I’ve seen on the internet at least. But you guys seem like experts. What am I supposed to look for exactly? Seems like normal dog legs to me. Lol
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    Joseph, I think that only one person said Shiro had a wonky leg. I cannot see it and I do not think anyone else mentioned it, so please do not worry.

    As I said, you should see Tikva who is a Doxie/Minpin cross and then you would see wonky front legs, as they are normal length, not short Doxie legs, but she definitely have wonky-looking front legs and feet!

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    This is a picture from over a year ago but you can get an idea of her wonky legs, and when she is standing her feet are out to the side, just like a full-breed Doxie.
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    I see it now. Hmmmmmm maybe Shiro does have wonky legs. Maybe it’s cuz he’s a heavy dog with short legs? Not sure. Here’s another picture. He looks pissed off in this picture hahaha E4380B98-7AC5-4491-9F0E-FCEDB959A80D.png
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    I do not know anything about bully breeds but if you are concerned then a vet visit would not come amiss. But wonky or not, if his legs do not bother him then tbh I would not worry.

    Tikki is outside at the moment, just standing in the sunshine and waiting for someone/something to go past that she can rush out and bark at! She is on a 12m tether and cannot reach the pavement so is quite safe. And if I could only get a photograph of her like that they you would really see wonky front legs

    I love Shiro's expression - it is almost but not quite the stink-eye - which I frequently get from Tikki, who is looking so grown-up compared with that photograph of her, although she has not really grown much. She was ~6kg then, maybe a fraction less, and she is ~6kg now, maybe a fraction more. She may be small compared to your lovely Shiro but she is rock solid bone and muscle.
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    I have no bull breed experience so can't comment about his breeding. In this picture, he looks to have a typical bully front, but maybe his feet are a little flat. No criticism intended, but this can usually be improved by exercising at the trot on a hard surface. I hope one of our US members might be along to answer your breed query.

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