Note from 2011 - this dog was ultimately found NOT to be a pitbull - you can read about it here - http://brindlestick.blogspot.com/2011/01/bowser-rottweilerboxer-cross-is-safe-in.html
Somebody left this comment on my post about the craziness in Ontario -
"not that they should be banned but there is no way in hell that dog only has boxer and rottie in him. Please!"
Here is a photo of Bowser and Daisy - my own personal rottweiller mix - next to each other - they do certainly seem to share some features, don't you think - very cute short ears, large black noses, round large eyes, mouths that are shaped naturally as a smile - really I don't see how anyone could deny - if we are going to agree that yes - Daisy is certainly a rotweiller, because she certainly does hold every characteristic of the breed called rottweiller - then by association - Bowser must also have rottweiller in him because he has several characteristics that make him look like Daisy.
What are the characteristics that make him look like a "pit bull", anyway? Is it his colouring? That is a colour that is associated with boxers - and his owner says that he has boxer in him - so why would that make him have any pit bull in him - that's a boxer attribute. Is it his wide mouth? Boxer. Small ears? Boxer and rottie mixes have small ears.
Only seeing his face - it's tough - but to me - there may also be a smidge of shar-pei in there as well - and you don't know, there could be a bit of some kind of spitz or german shepherd in there too. Breed identification is so tough - and subjective. And really - nobody should ever die for it, should they? Really, it's ridiculous.