Help my guess my dog's true breed?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by carolinagirl58, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Lugoff, SC
    This is my sweet little dog, Dumpling. We call her Dumpy....lol. Anyway, I bought her a long time ago as a long coated chihuahua. It's pretty obvious she has someting else mixed in but I can't for the life of me figure out what it is. She weighs 8 pounds and has a very soft longish coat that has a slight wave to it and she has a lighter undercoat. She has the most beautiful eyeliner. Her ears are smaller than a chihuahua and don't stand....they never even tried to when she was little. I think she is a beauful little dog and has a wonnderful personality. It really doesn't matter what she is a cross of, but I am really curious about it. Not going to bother with that DNA stuff becaue it's not very accurate anyway. Dumpy will be 11 in a couple of months. She doesn't even have any gray hairs yet! So please....take a guess. I'd love to hear your opinions!

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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    She's darling! Could she have some Papillon in her? (I have no idea if I spelled that right.)
     
  3. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Lugoff, SC
    I thought about that, but they have even bigger ears than chihuahuas do so that would not explain her smaller sized ears. I could be wrong though. Maybe some of the board's papillon owners can help out with this?
     
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  4. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Lugoff, SC
    no other ideas?? Spaniel of some sort maybe?
     
  5. NYboy

    NYboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    11 wow wish I looked that good!! You must take very good care of her, she looks like a young dog.
     
  6. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Lugoff, SC
    Thanks. She still acts like a young dog too. Even her eyes are still clear. Everyone who meets this little dog want to take her home. And she's the perfect little farm dog too.
     
  7. KBlue

    KBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll second the papillon suggestion, she has a papi's face. We have one (poorly bred, mind you) and his ears are floppy and not as big as they should be. The chihuahua in her could be keeping the ears small too.

    She's is adorable! [​IMG]
     
  8. mamabigbird

    mamabigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sooo cute. What a sweety face.
    My first guess was Pappillan (sp?) too, Coloration could maybe be Yorkie mix? Just a guess.
    I have a little rescue dog that was supposedly long haired chihuahua, but I believe is a mix too.
    I'll try to put a pic of him. Unknown age but about 8 lbs. too. His name is Scruffy-dude.
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  9. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Lugoff, SC
    I just googled papillion and found a great site.....I always thought my little dog was just a tricolor. Now I know she is what's called a hound tricolor because of the tan on her face. At any rate, I looked at the dogs on this site and I see it now...I do believe she does have some papillion in her. No other breed looks as close. I doubt she has any terrier....her coat is very soft.

    http://www.letitpapillons.com/info/colors/tricolor.htm
     
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  10. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see Pap too. She is adorable, I love her colors!
     

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