Help Dog people .... what is he??

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Chirpy, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    I'm asking for all your help because I thought so many of you had very good observations when someone else asked for help with their dog.

    This is our new puppy. The first pictures show when he was about 7 weeks old. The next two show him now at about 4 months old. He was a rescue puppy so we don't know what he is ... my thoughts are possibly Rottie and/or German Shepherd. However, he's not growing and his paws just aren't that big so something is keeping him small. He weighs 38 lbs. today and is very, very stocky.

    Ideas? What do you think he is?

    Oops -- forgot to add the pictures ...




    Last edited: Jan 28, 2008
  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I do not see any photos?
  3. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    We had some computer problems ... can you see them now?
  4. Ang

    Ang Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    West Central Illinois
    I see shepherd but also cattle dog. The cattle dog would explain the small but stocky stature.
  5. newchickowner

    newchickowner Songster

    Aug 19, 2007
    My grandpa had a dog similar to that many years ago except it was all black with a white tuff on his chest. His mother was Collie and father was a black Chow. He named him Chowlie. He was the best and smartest dog! But his hair was longer than your dog's so I would think possibly a mix with shorter coats like a Lab/Rottie mix.
  6. Citychick

    Citychick Songster

    Jan 31, 2007
    German shepard, Chow cross looks just like one of our old dogs!
  7. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Songster

    Aug 16, 2007
    His feet look so chow!!! Check for any purple on the tongue or gums.
    His eye set looks chow also. And also does the tail ever curl up over his back?
    And if you ever want to find him a new home just let me know!! LOL!!
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  8. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    You are right about the shepherd I am not sure about what else. SO CUTE!
  9. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Songster

    Dec 4, 2007
    there's gotta be some chow in there!
  10. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    No question in my mind about the shepherd. I don't know chows well so I can't say either way there. Is his tail as short as it looks in the pictures? Maybe there's a clue there.

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