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    I would like some experienced English bulldog owners to take a look at Tex's pictures and let me know if you feel that he is a purebred English Bulldog.
    He was purchased from what I believe to be a legitimate English Bulldog breeder in Nebraska.
    He is one year old. He weighs about 42 pounds. His shoulder height is 14 inches.
    He drools. He snores. He has significant gas. He craves human interaction.

    I have had a few people make comments such as "he might have some Boxer mixed in with him", " he doesn't look purebred", "He is too tall" or "He is too small".
    He is very loving dog that craves human interaction. At this point, I personally don't really care if he is a purebred as I love him no matter what his genetic background is. But, I would consider letting the breeder know about my concerns if others (that have more knowledge than me) felt it was warranted. Also, I have heard that you can get genetic testing done through the veterinarian to determine the genetic background of your dog.
    Please take a look at the pictures and let me know what you think.
    Again, I would like to emphasize that I love him no matter what...
    Thanks for your input.
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    Omg, Tex is so cute. I love him, and he looks all bully to me. I often get the same comments about my male Bulldozer, people will ask me is he part Boxer?, or is he a purebred?, or what is he mixed with? My guys also have longer legs than some EBs I've seen, so they may have Olde English Bulldog in them, but they would still be an English Bulldog. Bullies come in many different shapes, sizes, weights, and heights. I have the same feelings as you, I don't really care if they are mixed with something else. I love them just the way they are.
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    His face is all bully. His legs seem to be a bit longer... Perhaps he's an olde'... Either way he is precious, and @2BullyMama - check out those freckles!!
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    Hi and WeLcOmE to EBN @armydoc31 and Tex

    Tex is so cute, love the spots on his body He's still young, it takes a while longer for them to fill out but he looks pure Bulldog to me... possibly not 100% English Bulldog but I don't see any sign of Boxer... there might be some olde EB in him like others have said, but they sure comes in different shapes and sizes so it's hard to say but like you say, we love them no matter what

    I've also heard that the vet can do a test, I'd love to do it but as I understand it's kind of pricey Maybe you can ask the breeder if you can see his parents, then you'd get a better idea of what he will look like as an adult
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    His features look EBD to me, but I would say that he does seem taller than a purebred EBD which would make me think that he has Olde' EBD in there as well. I'm gonna tag some experts… he is adorable either way.

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    Here are pictures of his alleged parents. They are listed on his paperwork. Name:  Tex's dad, Dozer.jpg
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    Here are a few more pictures, just taken today. He was born on 1/13/15, so he is just at one year of age.
    I have heard and read that Bulldogs continue to develop/change for a while longer than other breeds, perhaps.

    I appreciate the input that has been provided already.... It seems like there is a trend of concern that Tex may indeed not be purebred EB . I have been researching Olde EBs due to that being mentioned by a few posters above. I have been "chalking things up" to variability within the breed (just like humans are all shapes, sizes, and colors). I assumed Tex was the runt of the litter (He was the last one picked) and pure EB, although far from show quality (which I care nothing about).

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    He looks completely and absolutely precious, but not completely english bulldog. Bulldogs come in many different shapes and sizes, but for a 100% english bulldog he's a bit too leggy. Olde' EBD comes to my mind as well. If you want to be sure check this out... https://www.vetgen.com/canine-purebred-test.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by armydoc31 View Post
    Here are pictures of his alleged parents. They are listed on his paperwork. Name:  Tex's dad, Dozer.jpg
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    His parents looks EB, maybe he's just at that awkward age where they look a little funny My Boeboe was completely out of proportions when she was a "toddler" Here's a pic of her all grown up. Her legs are also a little on the longer side but with age she evened out

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    @armydoc31 I have two AKC EBD's who are full sisters-same parents,different litter. One has much thinner body and longer legs.
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    Hi and welcome to you and Tex both. I have to say that he looks purebred to me, but I also got asked about our first bully because of his long legs. Turns out he was a love match, instead of a planned pairing. Because of that he was a bit larger than others, but 100% English Bulldog. -image-jpeg
    Regardless, Tex is very handsome! Great figure too.

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    Holy freckles... ️!!

    He might be OEB, but my Banks went through a really lank phase from around 8 mths to 2 -- she always had longer legs but her chest really widen after 2...
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