Guess that mutt....

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by tharrell, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. tharrell

    tharrell Songster

    Jul 28, 2008
    Colorado Springs
    This is Buddy. He's about the most quintessential mutt around. I know dogs and dog breeds inside and out and I still have yet to figure out what the heck he is (I'm the person anyone I know comes to with dog or breed questions). He's about 5 years old and the best dog I have ever owned. Just for curiosities sake I'm about to cave and buy a DNA test. Here are the facts:

    -He has long hair that grows as long as the hair you see on his tail. I clip him down
    -His ears stand when his coat is clipped all the way down, just the tips are down
    -His coat mats very easily even with daily brushing
    -His tail curls up over his back when he is excited
    -He has webbed feet
    -His tail is like a rat tail and very skinny as though it would be docked if he were purebred
    -He weighs about 40 pounds
    -He has spots on his tongue
    -He tracks like a hound
    -He hates water (could be because of abuse as a puppy, got him at 8 months)
    -He's a couch potato but is always up for a good walk or romp in the yard
    -He has developed dog aggression as he has aged despite being very well socialized and taken to the dog park all the time
    -He rarely barks (sounds funny even when he tries!)
    -He loves people and is VERY eager to please
    -He has no prey drive toward any other animals (except the aforementioned dogs)
    -He's exceptionally smart, up there with goldens, labs, aussies, ect.
    -When he runs his back arches up (like a smiley face curve)

    That's all I can think of right now. Feel free to ask questions that might point to what breeds he is. Any guesses???
  2. ccoomber

    ccoomber Songster

    Aug 22, 2009
    Redhill, UK
    Could he have bearded collie in his breeding? Gorgeous through i do love mutts!
  3. mamaKate

    mamaKate Songster

    Sep 9, 2008
    SE MO
    I'm thinking his family tree has lots of branches. I think I see Yorkie +? I read somewhere that when you mix small purebreds the puppies are often bigger than either parent.
  4. tharrell

    tharrell Songster

    Jul 28, 2008
    Colorado Springs
    Funny you say yorkie. My parents have a VERY poorly bred yorkie who is quite large and if you see them out of the corner of your eye they look the same. I always tell people he's a multi-generation mutt and looks like Benji.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2009
  5. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    my aunt had a dog that looks very similar, she was a weaton terrier mix. She had the same long fur the matted easily and she didnt bark either, she made a long drawn out cooing noise occasionally. She also had a black mouth/tounge, the curled up tail and the same ears too. He is cute! My aunt would steal him away! hers died 3 years ago.
  6. tharrell

    tharrell Songster

    Jul 28, 2008
    Colorado Springs
    Remembered another point, he doesn't shed!
  7. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Songster

    Aug 16, 2008
    Brooksville, Fl
    yorkie cross/poodle
  8. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Crowing

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    He is absolutely adorable
    I did the DNA test a few years ago, it's expanded and cheaper now

    Good luck!!
  9. Equest94

    Equest94 Songster

    May 29, 2007
    New York
    My guess is Schnauzer/Yorkie/ Poodle mix.... ?

    He is very cute!
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2009
  10. arabookworm

    arabookworm Songster

    Oct 27, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    if you do get the dna test, tell us the results. I'm very curious! I can't be much help to you though. sorry.

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