Hi, my name is Siloh, and I joined this forum for extra support in my journey with a new dog, a pitbull mastiff mix. Frankly, my greatest interest outside writing and (manically, compulsively) reading is spending time with my dogs, particularly my little soulmate beagle who is very athletic.
Hamlet is five months old, and he has been with me, my SO, and our three other dogs (dachshund 16.5 yrs, beagle/basset 6 yrs., chihuahua 1.5 yrs), as well as our cat, for about five weeks.
Hamlet was the result of a break-up which forced his owner to move into an apartment with a 30lbs weight limit on dogs. When attempting to rehome him, he could not find a suitable home and was instead faced with extravagant bids from people wanting to fight the dog. He approached my fiancé about taking him in, and after preparing to say no while I ran the math on financing such a dog's health, food, and training... It turned out we could do it comfortably.
However, I knew from the start what I was up against in terms of committing to ensure this dog could be a proper ambassador for his "type."
As far as I can tell, he is an APBT x corso mix. This is my best guess while we wait for breeder information and vet records (it has been complicated by the break-up and other situational factors for the prior owner).
I hope to learn and grow with you all. I'm sure I'll have plenty of time to brag about how well Hamlet is taking to the rigorous standards I have been setting for him!
"Nothing is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so."
Hamlet Prince of Denmark