It can be difficult to determine a dog's breed without a DNA test. This is guide about "What breed is my dog?".
A female puppy wandered up into our yard yesterday. She has decided to stay, which is fine by me but I would like to know how old she might be and what breed she is. We have an idea on the breed but we want some other opinions to feel sure. Thanks for your help.
Courtney from Clover, SC
April 6, 2013
What breed is my dog? I bought him for $50 . The owner said it is a blue nose.
So I don't know whether its a full blooded or mix, cuz people tell me it's a mix.
Can someone tell me?
By Candie 1
Can someone tell what breed is my puppy?
Candie from Flushing, NY
July 14, 2013
I bought my chihuahua thinking she was pedigree but now she's gown up I'm not so sure her eyes are pretty small for a chihuahua does any one know what she could possibly be mixed with?
By jessnruss 1
Can anyone tell me what my puppy is? I know for sure his mom is a Pit Bull, the dad was supposed to have been one too. I've seen them both as well as the rest of her pups, they all look similar, mostly black with short hair, like Pit puppies. The puppy I picked, as you can see, looks nothing like the rest of them. He has one blue eye and long black, white, and gray/blue hair. He was given to me. I think he is beautiful regardless. He's very calm and never barks.
February 10, 2016
Female dogs can have a litter with two different fathers. The other pups might have been pit bulls, but the one you picked has a Blue Merle Border Collie as a dad.
By zezo 1
I was told that my dog is a mix breed of Caucasian Shepherd and German Shepherd. Please can anyone tell me if that is true?
We bought this little guy about 7 months ago. The lady said he was a Chihuahua and Pomeranian mix and would not exceed 8lb when fully grown. He was tiny when we got him, about albs. Well he is now about 8-9 months and weighs about 15lbs! Maybe he is just fat but.. His ears are floppy and have never popped to become pointy like normal Poms and Chis.
I think the lady lied to us, but we love him now and never regret buying him. We believe he will probably grow towards a medium sized dog, but that he has to be mixed with a larger breed somewhere. Please help. He grew up to look nothing like a Chihuahua or Pom! People look at him and ask if he's a baby Retriever or Labrador. We tell them he's about 9 months now and we don't know what he is!
I was wondering if you could help me figure out what bred my new puppy is. We got her from the humane society and they told us that they were told that she is a Black Lab Golden Retriever mix. But now people are telling me she might have something else because she is getting some brown on her legs. So we are just curious to know. She also has one blue eye and one black.
By claudia 1
I bought my puppy and they told me it is a Boxer cross Rottweiler, but I am not so sure. Can you tell me please?
By Dino 1
This is a male German Shepherd mix. Hes 3 moths old. I know his mother is a pure bred German Shepherd but, I don't know the breed of his father. I know that he might be too young to tell.
PS: If this picture does not help I will post more after he is older :)
This is a rescue pup I've recently adopted. She's 9 weeks old and the shelter believed she was likely a Black Lab Collie x. They said her mum looked like a Black Lab, but with a tiny bit of white on her chest and was relatively small (smaller than a Border Collie). They didn't see the dad, but were told he looked similar to mum. However the owner, who I'm told is not great with dog breeds reckons the mum was actually a Lab Mastiff x and the dad a Lab Pit Bull x. What do you reckon?
One of her siblings actually does look very Lab/Collie like with a smaller up-turned nose and more narrow face. The other puppies were more like our pup, but with maybe a slightly longer face shape. I know it's hard to tell, but am wondering if anyone has an idea? She's quite a dominant pup and definitely has Lab tendancies - very greedy! So it would be good to know if she's got Mastiff/Pitty in her so we prepare ourselves to handle that tougher and more protective side of her nature, especially with small children and other dogs around. Thanks!
I am trying to figure out what kind of Pit Bull my dog is. I found her on Craigslist and they didn't know what she was. Can someone help?
These are new updated pictures. She has gained 9 lbs in 3 weeks; she's 11 weeks today.
January 30, 2016
I think Saber Alexander meant "pit", but never hit the "p". She is adorable, and I think she's at least part pitbull, although I'm not an expert either. Enjoy her!
By Bobbi B. 2
I rescued this dog from an "unknown", but not ideal living situation. She is fearful and reactive, but she's progressing as trust builds. The people I got her from thought she was Boxer/Great pyrenees! of all things. I believe she's half Boxer, but the other half? Rhodesian Ridgeback, Lab, and bully breed have been suggested. I am only curious due to specific traits of some breeds, and though I would never give her up, it'd be good to have a game plan for some of those intrinsic traits!
By anju 1
October 17, 2010
He looks like he has a lot of pom in him to me. His tail is a give-a-way and the thick coat around his chest. He is adorable what ever he is.
By Linda K. 1
My new puppy is 5 months old. I got her at the shelter. Her litter mates were: two black and tan short hair and three dapple short hair. She was the only long hair.
She weighs 25 lbs and has the softest silky, wavy, thick hair. Her tail is straight and long, and the hair is very wavy and swirled around her tail, no feathering yet.
I am thinking Dachshund mix. What do you think mixed with?
I bought this two month old Husky and I'd like to know if it looks like a mixed Husky or if it is pure bred. Her ears are still floppy and I think they could be too long. Can someone help?
January 24, 20161 found this helpful
Ive seen Alaskan Huskys(malamutes)with that same face..also light eyes and eyes of different colors are not uncommon in bred Huskys!It shouldnt matter,a bit of other bloodline mixed in will not hurt your puppy,mixes are great and smart,too!
By Brenny 1
We were told that he's a mix of Boerboel and Husky. Any input would be appreciated.
I have been all over the internet to try and figure out what dog breed this is. The closest I could come is a Irish Wolfhound. This dog though is a lot smaller. It stands to the average human about knee high.
I sure hope someone can help me. Thanks.
By trich16 1
My guy friend rescued this adorable puppy 1 day ago. We think it's a Chow Chow mix, but don't know what she's mixed with!
By Katie386 1
Louie is around 5 months and 25 pounds. I got him off craigslist from a very nice lady who got his puppy shots. She asked the vet what breed he was and the vet guessed Jagdterrier. But he's already getting too big to be a Jagdterrier. What I remember from reading about them, is that they get to be around 20 pounds full grown so I don't think he's one. Before she asked the vet the person she got him from said he was a Shepherd/terrier. Does that mean German Shepherd? He doesn't look like a German Shepherd to me, but I could be wrong. I don't know. Tell me what you think he is. He's so adorable.
I'm curious what breed of dog do you think this is? He's 80 lbs. We think either Boxer/Pit Bull mix or maybe Bull Mastiff mix?
By Palu 1
What breed combination is my dog? Taz is the white and brown one.
By Dog boy 1
I adopted him and his papers say that he's a Lab/terrier mix, but it doesn't say what kind of terrier. He's not very big and his tail has a bit of a curve to it. He doesn't like taking pictures so this is the best I could get.
By Krystal M. 1
I bought my puppy Zeus off of someone. They told me he was a purebred Chihuahua and that he was 9 weeks old. Does he look it?
By A B 1
A man offered her to me so I took her few days back. I have no idea what breed or mix is she. I have no experience with dogs, but she is so adorable.
By John C. 1
I was wondering what type of Chihuahua my dog may be? When I got him I was told he was a full Chihuahua, but I'm not sure and the vet has never said anything.
By Amy A. I. 1
I just bought my baby girl off of Craigslist as a pure Husky, but they never mentioned what kind. I do remember her saying something about one parent being half timberwolf. I'm just wanting to know what kind of Husky or Husky mix she is. We love her no matter what either way though. Any help would be appreciated thanks.
January 13, 2016
I have a Husky, the floppy ears would mean that she's an Alaskan Husky but it's hard to tell right now as she's so young. She could be a mix of Siberian and Alaskan like mine is, both are great dogs. Kind and loving but with either one never ever take her off the leash outside. All Husky's will run and not pay any attention to you calling them to come back. Most Huskies don't bark much they howl. There are some really good groups and websites for Husky lovers and owners. They also needs lots and lots of exercise. I take mine at least 2 miles a day with a scooter, a bike works good too. Her blue eyes show that she at least has Siberian Husky but some Alaskan Husky's also have blue eyes. Alaskan ones are the dogs of choice for sledding at they have incredible speed, the Siberian's get large and they can carry the weight. They all have a mind of their own and are the most fantastic of dogs. Neither doesn't like to be left alone, they are pack dogs, you are going to be part of her pack. If you have to leave her I leave a movie or the TV on and try to have her with other animals as they can eat your sofa or other things because you left her alone. Keep a dog crate to put her in when your gone is best. Please contact me if you have other questions.
My family and I have been wondering for years what breed our 9 year old Princess is. We figured she was a German Shepherd so that's what we referred to her as, but now we're trying to answer this once again. Any help?
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*
October 16, 2011Best Answer
The vet may be on the right track. Another idea is part Pharaoh hound. http://www.dogdict.org/pharaoh-hound-18.html
October 14, 2008
Hi Trish! Your dog does look a lot like mine. You know, just in the last few weeks I actually considered Sadie to be a lab/boxer mix, because when I came home, she was so excited to see me that when she jumped up to greet me, she "boxed me" bruising both my thighs in the process. She only does this with me, not the kids. But my son, who is 6, gets hugs and kisses from her, and she curls her paws up like a boxer when she hugs him. I googled this, and there is actually a name for them "boxadors". I found lots of dogs who looked like Sadie. But I've come to the conclusion that she could be lab with anything stocky and muscular...which could be a number of breeds. We love her and she is everything we could have wanted in a pet and more. Pit, staffordshire, boxer, whatever she may be I'd love her just the same!
Oh, and she has mellowed out a LOT since I last posted. She is friendly to everyone and no longer has any aggression. But she is still on guard and protective of the house and family. I contribute this change to getting a friend. We got a second dog, who is a lab/german shepherd mix. (this time we are sure, we met the parents!) She's going to be huge and is only 5 months old and has already passed Sadie in height and weight. But they play together so much that it has completely changed her, all this extra exercise. Here's a picture of her new buddy:
She is 7 weeks and 5 lbs.
January 18, 2016
Here are some updated picture of her she has gained 9 lbs in 3 weeks what do you think
She was given to us by a friend and nobody knows what kind of dog she is. Please let me know if you have any idea! She is 5 months and weighs about 17 lbs.
CLAIR from CHICAGO, IL
April 28, 2014
I would say sheltie or Aussie mix. She will be quite small if she is only 17 lbs at 5 months.
I am trying to figure out the breed of my puppy. I picked him up three days ago, there were 8 puppies all together and they were all white. He was the only tan one with blue eyes. The lady where I got him from told me they were Shepherd mix puppies, but he just doesn't look like a Shepherd to me.
By Ian.R 1
We adopted my puppy (Basil) off the street and for the past year we've been guessing what breed she is. Anyone have any clues? Please tell me. Thank you!
I recently bought a puppy from unreliable owners. When they brought the puppies out they said the mom, she looked full Pit Bull, but she was very small and not so stocky like a normal Pit Bull. They did not have the dad on sight, but they had a picture of him and he looked like a Pit Bull mix because he was bridle with an oddly shaped face. I have a feeling that my dog is a Pit Bull mix, but I just can't figure out what the mix part actually is.
In the litter she came in she had two brothers. One looked like her with different colors and the other looks nothing like her, it looks more like a Pit Bull (it's mom). My dog is the black one, her brother who we also bought is the light tan color, and the boy that went to a different home is the darker brown one. The mom is the light peach color. She is the only dog with a collar on. If anyone has any idea what mix my black and tan dogs are it would be very much appreciated.
By Jlbma 2
We were told she is mixed with a Pit, but we do not with what. She was taken from her mom at 3 weeks and we got her at 6 weeks and 3lbs. She is now 12 weeks and 13lbs. Unfortunately we didn't rescue her through a shelter, but we were able to rescue her from Boston. She is very energetic, but bites hands and feet when excited. We are new puppy owners, but are willing to take on the challenge and give her the best life imagineable. We just wish we knew what she was mixed with and our vet has no idea. The vet said she will most likely be 25-30 pounds when fully grown and that her malnurishment as a pup and being taken from her mom so early could have contributed to her growth. Any suggestions on what she could be a mix of?
I was wondering if anyone knew my puppy's breed and has an estimate for how old she is? I don't know this information because I rescued her and need to know her breed to get her vaccinated. Thanks :)
December 28, 20151 found this helpful
I think your puppy is a Jack Russell terrier mix. So cute. You do not need to know the breed to have your dog vaccinated, you just need to know the weight. Get him vaccinated now.In the future I think I might ignore advice from the individual who told you you need to know his breed for vaccination.
By Kim 1
I'm wondering what breed my dog is. I'm thinking its a chihuahua mixed with something else. I love her very much and I really want to know what breed she is. She has a small face, short snout, and her fur is about 5 cm long. Her tail curls in at the tip and she is quite old. Many thanks.
By hellokitty69 from Sunshine, VIC
December 17, 2010
You say her tail curls? I'd say she's a long hair Chi with Pomeranian.
By Dawn L. 1
We got him from the pound. They only told us he is a Fox Terrier mix. I just want to know the other part of the mix.
December 23, 2015
I think your dog is a chihuahua dachshund mix
My family and I recently rescued a puppy. He was originally from a pound so we did not meet his parents. Everyone asks us what breed he is, but we have no idea. Some people think he may have Border Collie and Podengo in him? We don't think he will get any bigger because his paws are very small. He is very energetic and loves to play. He is approximately 8 months old. His ears are very big, but look smaller in real life.
I would really like to know the breed of my new puppy. He looks full German Shepherd, but I'm still skeptical about it.
July 15, 2015
Looks just like mine who we adopted at 8 weeks and is now she is more like 12+ weeks....They said she was a German Shepard, Rottweiler and Pitbull mix. Never saw the parents though!
Such cute dogs!
I adopted a Min Pin mix at the shelter, he is now 10 weeks old. People have asked me what he is mixed with, but I do not know. Neither do the people at the shelter. Their guess is Chihuahua, but a lot of people we encounter including 2 trainers said that he looks like he is mixed with either Fox terrier or Jack Russell.
The only information I can provide is that he is very, very hyper and he loves to dig. He is very small, but very spunky. He often stands on his hind feet almost as if he's begging and sometimes when he's looking at something he will put his front paw up somewhat like a pointer dog.
By Ruby from Brooklyn, NY
February 9, 2015
This is Bella. She's my Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix. A lot of people, I think, automatically think of Jack Russells when they see terriers. However, Fox & Rat terriers are very similar as well. Not only do these 3 breeds sometimes have similar markings. They also have similar dispositions. With her having the long legs, I'd rule out the Jack Russell. You're more than likely looking at a Rat or Fox Terrier mix.
What breed is my dog? We've pondered a Lab/Golden mix, Lab/White Shepherd, Lab/Viszla. I was hoping someone would see similarities with a dog of know breed hybrid and respond. Thanks!
By colleenmcmichael from Madison, WI
By dredre09 1
I was wondering if anyone might know what breed of dog this is. I got him a couple of months ago and have done lots of research to try and figure out what breed he is but no luck! He is about 12 weeks old.
dredre09 from TX
February 23, 2014
Looks near identical to my pup. The father was Am Staff x what they thought to be whippet. Mother is Pity x staff