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Did the dog rescue group lie to me and is my boxer (mix) really an American pitbull?

HelloWorld asked:

The rescue group I went through said my dog I was getting was a Boxer mix, but he clearly looks and acts like a pitbull. He is a 85 lbs sweetheat LOVES children and loves everybody he meets. He has a tail that acts like a whip when people come to the door. He is black and white, although up close you can see a little bit of brindle coloring in him. Everyone that sees him, including me and my wife look at him as a pure pitbull. I love him anyway, but Im just curious to see if its likely that a rescue group would pass a “pitbull” as a boxer mix to help get him adopted. Here is a link to a picture of him so you all can judge for yourself..
He does bark at night when he hears people outside or when he hears sounds coming from the woods so he does have some guarding instinct which may come from a Boxer breed. The rescue lady said that she thought he was Boxer/ Mastiff mix cause he has really big paws. She even said that she didnt think he was part pitbull, not that I would even care but I just always wanted a boxer and am wondering if he even has any boxer in him. What do you all think he looks like? I just dont see any boxer in him and I feel that he is indeed an American Pitbull Terrier. Either way, he is indeed an awesome pup!