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Crusty nose?

Postby gggoosey » Sat May 02, 2009 7:32 pm

Here's a few pictures of my 6-week old little boy, Riley (don't worry, he's still with his momma & littermates :thumbsup:)
I'm just wondering.. what's up with his nose? Is that normal?

Here's where his nose is normal:
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..Annnd the other two, where you can see the crust on his and his sister's noses:
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Postby FujiFig » Mon May 04, 2009 11:03 pm

I've seen sick pet store puppies with something like that - though I don't know if it's a symptom or a result of something. When you get him - just vet him.

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Postby gggoosey » Tue May 05, 2009 1:13 am

I was thinking maybe kennel cough? He's doesn't have any discharge and he isn't coughing or anything.. :dunno:

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Postby FujiFig » Tue May 05, 2009 1:30 am

Watch of eye discharge. I've seen some pups with that that have parasites or it could be due to food - but yeah, vet him when you get him and youll know for sure. he is a cutie.

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Postby msvette2u » Tue May 05, 2009 9:28 am

It could be dirt or just caked up dog food on his nose.
Or it could be an illness.
I'm curious, what mix are they, as the merle coloration is not the breed standard and indicates a mix?
This is a puppy you are purchasing?

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Postby gggoosey » Tue May 05, 2009 1:20 pm

msvette2u wrote:It could be dirt or just caked up dog food on his nose.
Or it could be an illness.
I'm curious, what mix are they, as the merle coloration is not the breed standard and indicates a mix?
This is a puppy you are purchasing?


I'm not sure if I'm going to get him yet. I posted my whole ordeal in the training forum. I asked the "breeder" via e-mail what his dad's lineage is crossed with, and she hasn't replied. She never claimed they were "rare" or "full bred," though.. Sooo :dunno:

Here's momma, though:
http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2472638790053216458nlExqh

And dad..
http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2685953150053216458mGpGVu
http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2047040200053216458PjDAjS

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Postby molucass » Tue May 05, 2009 2:32 pm

Dad looks more like an Alapaha Blue Blood bulldog than a 'pit bull'.

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Postby FujiFig » Tue May 05, 2009 3:00 pm

molucass wrote:Dad looks more like an Alapaha Blue Blood bulldog than a 'pit bull'.


I was thinking that too - or maybe a mix of the Alpha and a Pit

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Postby Kingsgurl » Tue May 05, 2009 5:28 pm

Definitely mixy. I'd be a bit worried about the nose thing, it doesn't look healthy. Though it could just be dirt and food crud caked up on there, as mentioned.

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Postby Leslie H » Tue May 05, 2009 5:55 pm

The sire looks like an Alapaha, you should read up on their temperament, as they are different than APBT's.

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Postby msvette2u » Tue May 05, 2009 7:05 pm

Without trying to seem rude, I could think of better things to do with my money than give it to someone who names their dogs such as this guy/gal names theirs :(


gggoosey wrote:
msvette2u wrote:It could be dirt or just caked up dog food on his nose.
Or it could be an illness.
I'm curious, what mix are they, as the merle coloration is not the breed standard and indicates a mix?
This is a puppy you are purchasing?


I'm not sure if I'm going to get him yet. I posted my whole ordeal in the training forum. I asked the "breeder" via e-mail what his dad's lineage is crossed with, and she hasn't replied. She never claimed they were "rare" or "full bred," though.. Sooo :dunno:

Here's momma, though:
http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2472638790053216458nlExqh

And dad..
http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2685953150053216458mGpGVu
http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2047040200053216458PjDAjS

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Postby Kingsgurl » Tue May 05, 2009 7:12 pm

I know you said you couldn't afford a puppy from a reputable breeder, but I would check around. $350 is a LOT for a mixed breed BYB pup. I think you might be surprised at what a well bred pup might go for to the right home.

msvette2u

Postby msvette2u » Tue May 05, 2009 7:13 pm

I agree, and if it's still too expensive, find a rescue - usually altered, most rescues don't charge over $200 for a dog - often you can find puppies in rescue as well, who are purebred or at least no more mixy than those puppies.

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Postby gggoosey » Tue May 05, 2009 7:50 pm

msvette2u wrote:Without trying to seem rude, I could think of better things to do with my money than give it to someone who names their dogs such as this guy/gal names theirs :(


gggoosey wrote:
msvette2u wrote:It could be dirt or just caked up dog food on his nose.
Or it could be an illness.
I'm curious, what mix are they, as the merle coloration is not the breed standard and indicates a mix?
This is a puppy you are purchasing?


I'm not sure if I'm going to get him yet. I posted my whole ordeal in the training forum. I asked the "breeder" via e-mail what his dad's lineage is crossed with, and she hasn't replied. She never claimed they were "rare" or "full bred," though.. Sooo :dunno:

Here's momma, though:
http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2472638790053216458nlExqh

And dad..
http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2685953150053216458mGpGVu
http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2047040200053216458PjDAjS


I know. When she told me his name I was like uh.. Seriously? :oops: She said she didn't name him. Apparently, their friends were moving and didn't feel like taking him so the lady took him in.

I can only find general info about the Alapaha Blue Blood bulldog - Can anyone give me some information about their temperaments?

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Postby Kingsgurl » Tue May 05, 2009 7:58 pm

Apparently, their friends were moving and didn't feel like taking him so the lady took him in.


This would be a HUGE red flag for me. It means that she used this male as a stud because he was there, not because she put ANY thought into the pairing at all.


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