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What Breed is My Dog?

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It can be difficult to determine a dog's breed without a DNA test. This is guide about "What breed is my dog?".
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September 15, 2015

With so many people asking "What breed is my dog?" on here I thought I'd share a cute, quick answer that anyone can use, any time someone asks what breeds are in your mutt, or "what kind of dog is that?"

We had a dog that was a Boxer Shepherd mix (at least near as we could tell). We didn't care what was in the dog, but people were always asking, so we decided when anyone would ask we would answer "Oh, she's a Standard American Browndog." You say it with a completely straight face, followed by a little smile and a wink if you wish. It lets people know that you: a)don't know and b)don't care---she's your baby and you love her as much as any pedigreed purebred.

For different shapes, sizes, and colors of dogs you just adjust it a little. You could say "he's a Miniature Dutch Parti-Colour", or "she's a Petite Noir Pees-a-Lot", or "He's a Tri-Color Tailwagger". Just make up something and go with it.

When you do this people get kind-of a blank look on their face for a minute, and then they (almost always) get it. It's usually a good conversation starter too.

The photo is our "Standard American Browndog", Princess, howling that she wants to ride on the tractor!

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February 14, 20170 found this helpful

In my opinion, I think your beautiful dog is definitely Yorkshire terrier mix with possibly chihuahua! More Yorkshire terrier than anything. Good luck with the digging it's going to do lol, bless.

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April 17, 2017

What is the breed of my dog?
Thanks <3

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April 19, 20170 found this helpful

What a cutie! Curled tail and all!

DNA testing is expensive - 60-100 dollars, but if you are interested just search on line for Pet DNA testing and several sites will show up.

Here is a fun site to see what the photo comes up with:

https://www.what-dog.net/#

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April 17, 2017

What breed is my dog? It is supposed to be a Chihuahua.

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April 19, 20170 found this helpful

Well he certainly look like a Chihuahua to me but they can have some mix that only shows up later.

DNA test run between 60 -100 dollars and info can be acquired through on-line Pet DNA testing, Dog Whisperer, Petsmart (not all stores) and vets.

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February 6, 2017

We just purchased a new puppy and I was wondering if you could tell me what breed you think she is? They told us she was a Heeler/Golden Retriever cross? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Her tail curls up over her back. She has a really fuzzy coat that is black, but shows red when in the sun. She is currently 10 weeks old and weighs a little over 10 pounds.

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February 10, 20170 found this helpful

She looks a lot like my dog, who we think is a Patterdale Terrier/lab mix. She also has white paws, although you can't see them in the photo.

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April 5, 2017

What breed is she? She is now 10 months old and 41 lbs. Is she an American Pit Bull Terrier?

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April 6, 20170 found this helpful

Definitely 50 percent or more pit bull. Very muscular and similar in shape.

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October 15, 2011

My puppy is 5 1/2 months old. I rescued her from a shelter 2 months ago. I have no history on her. The vet at the shelter thought she was a mix of German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois. Her ears are huge but so cool. She is the smartest dog I have ever seen!
Any thoughts? Thanx.

By mama T*

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October 16, 20110 found this helpful
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The vet may be on the right track. Another idea is part Pharaoh hound. http://www.dogd  oh-hound-18.html

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March 27, 2017

I've just bought a dog and it's meant to be a Pit. Does it look like one?

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March 29, 20170 found this helpful

Yes ... pitbull

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April 5, 2017

She weighs 52 pounds and is 11 months old. When she's happy or excited and playful, her tail can curl up. When she's timid or scared her tail goes between her legs. She is very friendly but very skittish.

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April 7, 20170 found this helpful

She looks like some type of pitbull mix, possibly with Lab? I had a pitbull/lab mix of about the same size and similar head structure and eyes.

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March 23, 2017

I rescued Marshall from a pound. I'm hoping maybe I could get some suggestions on what breed he is.

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March 28, 20170 found this helpful

he may have some kind of houd in him blue tic has those spots too

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March 11, 2017

It's been like forever since I have been trying to find out my dog's breed. All I know is that her mom is a Golden Retriever. Please help me guess its breed.

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March 11, 20170 found this helpful

The only way to know for sure is to have the vet run a DNA test.

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March 9, 2017

My puppy's mother is a German Shepherd, but I don't know about the male. I think he is a cross breed puppy. Can anybody tell me his breed? I am confused because his colour is brown. Is he a German Shepherd or not?

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March 10, 20170 found this helpful

i think he is a female

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March 16, 2017

We just got Miss Buttercup from the Humane Society about a week ago. There was a litter that was found and dropped off. We are very curious to know her mix and how big she will get? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you!

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March 16, 20170 found this helpful

Your best bet for an accurate answer is to do a doggie DNA test, that way you will know the tendencies and potential health issues of its breed or custom blend of breeds. Ask your vet or look online.

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March 29, 2017

I recently adopted a puppy. It looks Pit Bull, but I'm uncertain. Can anyone see and find out? I don't have that much money now for DNA testing. Any input would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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March 30, 20170 found this helpful

Looks like a pit bull jack russell. I'll send this to my friend who is a dog expert :)

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March 20, 2017

His papers from the shelter say hound mix, but idk. He looks a lot like a Lab Doberman mix to me and maybe Beagle too. Any ideas?

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March 22, 20170 found this helpful

Your dog looks like a Black and Tan Coonhound. There may be something else in there as well. A full blooded Coonhound would have longer ears.

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January 9, 2017

I am trying to identify the specific breeds that are in my new dog. I am just very curious. Any guesses or thoughts would be very appreciated! He is 26 pounds.
Thank you.

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January 10, 20170 found this helpful

What a cute dog. Some sort terrier mix, I think.

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May 26, 2016

I just got this little guy yesterday and am just curious what kind of dog he is? Will he get very big? Normal questions of what I should expect. I have 2 little dogs and have never owned a big dog. I'm assuming he might get pretty big. This is just me going off of his paw size as he is barely 3 months old. Help with these answers would be very appreciated! Thank you!

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September 22, 20160 found this helpful

I'm curious what you mean because an Australian shepherd and Border collie are not the same. Or am I misinterpreting what you meant??

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October 22, 2015

I found my dog 4 months ago when he was 45 days old in a dumpster trash. He was in bad shape. We took him to the vet and did 2 vaccinations and tommorow he will go for the third, he is good now. The vet says he is a sheep dog mix or Foxhound. I don't know because his mother was a stray dog and she went with all the other dogs maybe. It will be great if you help find what breed he is.

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March 27, 20160 found this helpful

He looks Irish wolfhound ish

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