Guess that mutt....

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

  1. tharrell

    tharrell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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???
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  2. ccoomber

    ccoomber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could he have bearded collie in his breeding? Gorgeous through i do love mutts!
     
  3. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2008
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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
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  5. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Remembered another point, he doesn't shed!
     
  7. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yorkie cross/poodle
     
  8. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is absolutely adorable
    I did the DNA test a few years ago, it's expanded and cheaper now

    Good luck!!
     
  9. Equest94

    Equest94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is Schnauzer/Yorkie/ Poodle mix.... ?

    He is very cute!
     
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  10. arabookworm

    arabookworm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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