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I am wondering if my puppy is a Shepherd/Golden Retriever mix. I was told she was a Golden/Lab, but this little girl is 9 weeks old and weighs almost 15-20 pounds already. She is huge and her color is different.
By dinkydiana from Puyallup, WA
She might have rottweiler instead of the shepherd (could explain the black/tan color and the size), but definitely some Golden in there. What a cutie!
Riley is supposedly a Mini Pin/Terrier mix. The vet said he looked more like a Rottweiler mix, but he just doesn't seem big enough to have Rottweiler in him. Any ideas what my little guy's breed/mix might be?
Here is some info on his stats:
age: 12 weeks
weight: 6 lbs
height: approximately 10 in (from floor to top of shoulders)
length: approximately 12 in (from chest to rump)
Thanks in advance.
Amanda (Riley's mama)
aka: One Proud Puppy Mommy!
By Amanda from Jonesborough, TN
By Chiweenie owner05/03/2014
It looks like a chorkie or Yorkshire terrier.
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
I think she has Whippet in her. Her long legs told me that. My dog was part whippet and rat terrier. We thought we were getting a Jack Russell mix when we adopted her from the shelter. But she was a really great dog just looks little different than we expected :-) Hope this helps.
What mixed breed is my dog? We adopted Hershey when he was 6 weeks old from a high kill shelter in West Virginia. He was there with his mom who was a Border Collie mix (couldn't figure out what the mix was). The shelter thought he could be a Border Collie/Shepherd mix. He has some brindle coloring in his coat, especially on the top of his head so we were thinking maybe some Pit?
He is now 3 months old and the sweetest dog in the world. He loves everything and everybody! He is also very smart. He picks up on tricks within minutes. He knows how to sit, lay down, stand, give paw, and play dead. He also knows his name and knows how to come (when he wants to).
By Erica from MD
By Marcie 07/06/2010
I do not know what breed he is, but for sure he is cute!
I would really like to know the breed of my new puppy. He looks full German Shepherd, but I'm still skeptical about it.
I know this is probably coming a little late as the other posts were from 2012 but I was just going through some of the pics and came across yours and just wnated to comment. Your pup/dog is a "silver sable german shepherd". I have a pure white shep and a blond german shep and they just had a litter of 9. Four black and tan, three white and two silver sable. They are just over three months now and look identical to your pup. Hope this helps a little if you haven't already found out the exact name. Cheers
Cheryl from Ontario, Canada
We bought this dog at 1 1/2 weeks old and we are not sure exactly what breed he is. We were told that he was a mix of Labrador and Boxer. But when we took Havaac to the vet we were told he might have some Pit Bull in him because of his blue eyes and his color. I would like to get some opinions; so please share.
By Tess Vowels 04/25/2012
I'm sure you meant 6 weeks (1-1/2 months old)... He is beautiful! Definitely see some pit (blue eyes), but you'll be better able to tell when he gets a bit older! Just love love love him & make sure he gets a lot of exercise! Cannot be lazy with this type dog! He will be such a joy & probably already is! Good luck with him! Enjoy the puppy stage! Strong chew toys & a soft bed! :-)
I got my puppy on Tuesday. He was advertised as a Staffordshire Bull terrier, but his face is very slender and his legs are long. Could someone please help me and tell me if they think he looks a bit Pit Bull?
By Rosanna from London, UK
By NEWFIEGIRL 10/25/2012
If you purchased him from a registered breeder he would have pedigree papers. But he has not becaue he is a "mix" just love him for the sweet puppy he is and care for him all the days of his life.
I cannot, for the life of me, figure out what kind of mix my dog is! I almost want to get a doggie DNA test, but I thought maybe someone else could give me some opinions!
By Rachel from Charleston, SC
Definitely looks like Antolian shepherd mix.
What breed of dog is she? Basenji mix? Dingo mix? Something else?
By Reba's Mom from Pennsburg, PA
By Sahudi Marrero M.04/01/2014
Definitely a basenji-lab mix. I got my Lucy from the Atlanta Humane Society 11 years ago when she was two months and she was part of a bountiful litter. Her adoption card says basenji-lab mix. The markings on the face are distinctive but her size is bigger than a basenji and her tail doesn't coil completely.
I bought this dog from someone at a festival a few weeks ago. I was told he was Colby Pit Bull and Red Nose Pit mixed, but the more I look at him and compare to other dogs, he doesn't look like a full blooded Pit to me. In my opinion, he looks like he's mixed with Boxer. What do yall think?
By Kailyn from GA
By Jacque H.06/23/2014
I have a pitbull beagle mix (saw the "parents"). She is adorable, very trainable, great guard dog, and all she wants, is to play all day.
Does anyone have any ideas what breed she is? I was told Pit/Boston Terrier mix, other people keep telling me Corgi, which I can see. I know for sure she can't be a Pit/Boston mix because her face is too long. She's only about 25 lbs, with solid muscle, and has kind of short legs. Thanks.
By Crystal from Tallahassee, FL
Look just like my dog except mine is all black except his back feet have a very little bit of white and his white chest. Mine is a corgi, black lab, pit bull. I really think yours would be a corgi, pit bull. In the picture yours even seems to have knuckles on his legs like mine does too! So cute!
We found a stray puppy roaming the streets. No collar, not a runner, so we think she was "left" to find a new home. She's the sweetest thing ever and loves people. I have a German Shepherd already and young children, so I'm not sure if we can keep her. On top of that, it looks like she could be part Pit Bull. I don't want to offend anyone, but I don't think this is the appropriate family for a Pit Bull. Could she be a mix maybe?
I don't see pit bull at all, and I have been around them a good bit of my life, not my choice but my neighbors (not that I really have a problem with it). First I want to tell you what I do see: if there is any kind of bulldog in her its more than likely American Bulldog, cause I see no pit what so ever. She seems to have some retriever in her. Regardless! Congrats on your baby and Good Luck!!! <3
What kind of Husky is my dog? I recently adopted Zoey, she is said to be one and half years old. But, I am convinced she is younger by her looks and the way she acts. Many people have said she doesn't look like pure bred Siberian Husky. Some have said maybe she has some wolf in her.
By Samantha from Denver, CO
Its a husky. I have had many Huskies in my life. I have also own a wolf. A Wolf has more of a skinny face. This dog is 100% a Husky.
My little puppy is almost five months old. He's grown so fast from when we first got him. He has also gotten a lot darker from the first day we got him. We know he's mixed because everyone tells us he is, but we just do not know with what.
By Vanessa B
By Janice L.07/10/2014
He probably isn't mixed with anything! He looks like a pure bred Chi to me. Many people have a preconceived notion of what a Chi is supposed to look like and any that deviate from their notion simply must be mixed with something else.
The fact is that Chihuahuas come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. There is two pound Chis and 12 pound Chis, apple heads and deer heads, tall slender Chis and short stocky Chis. The "original" Chihuahua that came from Mexico these many years ago looked very different from today's Chihuahuas.
Breeders have made them even smaller than they already were. They have tried to breed in the round "apple" head and the "bug" eyes because people thought that was cuter. The fact is that only the show dogs really look like the show standard any way.
I love Chihuahuas and have had Chis since I was 12 years old. I am not a breeder, I could never go that route. But I do know Chihuahuas. I have a brindle Chihuahua which admittedly is not a common Chi color. And she is a larger Chi at around 9 pounds. I know that she is 100% Chihuahua but I don't have to prove it to anybody. LOL
I have had people that I don't even know ask what she is mixed with. Its none of their business, so I usually tell them that she is half Chi and half Pit Bull. I don't even think that would be possible, but some probably believe me. LOL
Don't worry about "IF" your baby is mixed or "WHAT" he might be mixed with and just enjoy your beautiful little one.
We've recently rescued a 6 month old pup from our local shelter. His name is Charlie and I believe him to be a mixed bag of breeds. He's most likely underweight for his age. He's a playfull, loving pup, who's always keen to please and snores. Any opinions on his dog breed mix would be much appreciated. My guess is that he's a Rottweiler x Shepherd mix.
By Janice L.07/10/2014
First of all, allow me to say "thank you" for adopting a rescue! He does look like a shepherd mix to me. He is absolutely beautiful! I hope that you have many long and happy years together! Please give that handsome boy a "smooch" for me.
Our one year old pup was a, "rescue" dog and has all the markings of a Border Collie or Australian Shepherd. He weights about 55 to 60 lbs today, has a bobbed tail, a long double coat, loves to herd objects, and has a lot of energy. He's very focused, extremely intelligent, and learns everything almost immediately. I would like to know if anyone knows which breed he is? One vet said he was mini-Aussie. Another vet said he was a standard Aussie.
By Mimi L.
By heather inwood 05/13/2014
He looks like a border collie to me. He's just beautiful. These dogs are great for rounding up stock , highly intelligent and make faithful and loving pets. You are very lucky.
She was given to me and I was told that she's a Min Pin. I Googled up her color and it reads that she may not be a Min Pin. Please help.
By Gloria Z 04/19/2014
How beautiful. What a great looking dog.
What breed is my dog, Happy? Happy was a rescue dog and she's really protective around us (my household). She's either Chow Chow or some other breed. Help me if you can.
By Bree<3 from Akron, OH
By Jess 04/15/2014
She looks like part Chow Chow for sure.
Mixed with Husky or Malamute? That would be my guess.
Thanks for posting a picture of Happy, she looks like a beautiful dog!
So we found this little cutie in a dumpster at our apartment complex. We named him Gunner :) We are pretty sure he is part Chihuahua, but not too sure what else. He is all black except the white spot on his chest. And so so sweet! We think he's about 6 weeks old.
By Joan 04/15/2014
I can't tell you what breed he is, but he sure is cute. How can people be so cruel to animals? Bless you for rescuing him.
Tango is two years old and full of energy. When I got him the the lado told me a Sheltie mix. Everyone thinks my dog looks like a fox! He loves to sprint and is very very fast. He is super smart and thin with an athletic build. What do you think he is mixed with? Thank you!
By E Lamb
By Cheryl 04/01/2014
His face looks like corgi, but as for the rest, I'm not sure. There are some lanky hound breeds that perhaps play a part. He's cute!
My dog has short black hair and no tail. He was born with no tail. We adopted him at 10 weeks or so. He's an amazing dog.
My dog is supposed to be Australian Shepherd and Black Lab mix.
By Randall K.
By Janus 02/25/2014
He certainly looks like a black lab. I guess any dog could be born without a tail.
I've heard of poor dogs born without one or more of their legs.
The lack of a tail should not bother him at all.
He certainly is a beauty! Please give him a "smooch" for me!
What breed is my dog? He might be a Chihuahua mixed with I don't know what.
By Janus 02/25/2014
I don't know his size, but he certainly looks like a Chihuahua. He certainly is a beauty! Please give him a gentle kiss for me.
My parents brought this dog home a few weeks ago and I can't seem to find what breed he is. I've looked everywhere. Please help. Thanks!
By Josie R.
By Janus 02/25/2014
Looks like some kind of terrier mix. He sure is a cutie! Please give him a gentle kiss for me.
I have a chihuahua and she's one year old but she still looks like a puppy, but maybe she's not fully chihuahua, but i don't know what's she's mixed with. So what breed is my dog?
By Monica A.
By Janus 02/25/2014
If she is one year old, she is still pretty much a puppy. She has a lot of growing up to do yet. Why do you think that she is mixed with something else?
The pic is a bit blurry, but she certainly looks Chihuahua. Maybe not show quality, but still a Chihuahua. Just give her lots of love and positive reinforcement and she will be fine. Please give her a gentle kiss for me!
I know he is definitely Chihuahua, but have no idea what else he is.
By Snowlion57 03/23/2014
Looks more like an Abison hound with those ears and legs.
I was just given a puppy out of the blue. It was some random guy with three dogs and since the puppy didn't let me go, he said I can have it. :)
Any who, I forgot to ask him if he knew what type of breed her mom and dad where.
So, I was hoping someone can help me figure out what type of breed she is by the pictures. She is 2 months, and is very playful.
By Connie from Los Angeles
By Snowlion57 03/23/2014
She really looks like a tree walker not too common, but wow really looks like one.
She is an abandoned dog we found, she is very shy and scared of everything. She is very sweet and starting to warm up, terrified of men though. I am very curious as to what she is mixed with. I really think she has Shepherd in her. She sheds really badly and weighs about 50 pounds.
By Snowlion57 03/23/2014
You have yourself a young or underweight Belgin Malinois.
My husband and I were driving on the highway last night and she almost got hit by 4 cars. We stopped and picked her up. You could tell she was a stray. She looks to be part Pit, but we have no idea what else. She's all black except the little white. And on the white she has black spots.
By Janus 02/06/2014
She looks like she is part Boarder Collie. My nephew has a Boarder Collie that looks very much like her. My nephew's named his dog Oreo too! Bless you for saving her! May you have many long and happy years together!
I am just curious as to what breeds my dog could be. I adopted her from the humane society where she came in as a stray with puppies. They didn't have a clue. It just said "mix" on her papers.
Some people think she's Catahoula; my trainer says that he'd bet she has Mountain Dog in her. She's about 50 lbs. and 21" at the withers. Her tail falls at the hock and it has a white tip. Her paws are webbed and she has a really deep bark for her size, similar to a rottie in tone.
She's very protective of us but is fearful overall at the moment, especially in the house so it's hard to determine her temperament. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
By Heather W.
By Snowlion57 03/23/2014
Just a guess but I would have to say Fox hound and Australian shepherd. Accounts for the size color and eyes.
My dog is 1 year old currently. She was given to me in Puerto Rico as a gift. She was about 6 weeks old when I got her. Two vets have told me many different breeds and I would like to know what breed is she. She is healthy and a cuddler. I would like to know what she is without doing any DNA testing on her, if possible.
By Fame's Mommy
I see the Cairn terr. in that cute little pup. The hair has that wirery look to it and the face looks just like our old dog, Karley who was a terrier mix, Cairn included.
Our dog Kobe is now 9 months old. When he was given to us, he was 3 months old and found running in the street. When we took him to the vet, they said he was a Chihuahua. I don't believe it. He can jump super, super high, and his bark is really deep and loud. He's very hyper all the time.
He looks like my dog Squirt, who also was on the street when we found him. The vet says he's a "Chiweenie" ( I swear I'm not making it up). A cross with a dachshund, hence the weenie part.
Squirt can jump high enough to take a cookie off the counter and not even leave a crumb. I swear it's true, I saw it. They are the best breed.
We believe our new puppy is a German Shepherd cross, but we've gotten so many different opinions on that, we're not even sure anymore! She is approximayely 8 weeks old and weighs 13lbs.
Look forward to hearing what everyone thinks! :-)
By NEWFIEGIRL 01/07/2014
The only way to tell any breed is by their pedigree papers from a registered breeder. Love her for who she is irrespective of her cross-breed. German Shepherd/Kelpie is a good guess. This is one of my GS canine family. Good luck and many happy years together.
I'm getting this blue Pit next week. Tell me what you think of her? Does it look full blooded?
By NEWFIEGIRL 01/04/2014
I presume by "full-blooded" you mean is the animal "pedigree". If you bought it from a licensed breeder registered with your Animal Control you would have received a written pedigree from the breeder. As you are asking this question apparently you obtained the pup from a "back yard" breeder or pet shop. Just love it for who it is.
My pup is 70 pounds and will be 1 year old of January 2014. His brothers are bigger about 80-90lbs. They range from all beige to black with a copper color. They all have ears that stay down. The mother seemed to be a Husky/Malamute mix. She was about 60lbs or bigger. He has one partial blue eye and one sister had one whole blue eye, otherwise all the other 6 had the brown eyes. Any ideas.
By Snowlion57 03/23/2014
Looks like part of the Dire wolf Project. Beautiful dog does it really even matter, Just love what you have.
I love my new little guy. After my previous "son" was hit by a car (he was a Shih tzu), I was given this one as a gift. His name is Jack Daniels lol, he is full of energy and I love it! But I don't know what kind of dog he is. He looks like a mix of maybe a Beagle and Terrier (I'm not really good at this). Please help :)
My dog Casper is large, fluffy, and white with black spots. He weighs 78 pounds. He is 8 years old and not extremely active, but I credit that to his age. He is playful, happy and very laid back and affectionate. He was found as a puppy and put in an outdoor kennel for 7 years, and did not even get a rabies vaccine. He was rescued by my organization last September and is available for adoption. In order to get him a home I have to be able to post his breed correctly to draw attention to him.
By Sherry from Mt Airy, NC
By NEWFIEGIRL 12/03/2013
He should be loved for who he is not what mixed breed he is.
In this photo Sophie is approximately 8 weeks old and weighs 6 pounds. The vet says she resembles a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Considering she is a stray, that would be a very rare find. She has white markings on her paws, snout, and tail. She has a light brown nose, hazel eyes, and her tail curls.
By loren_taylor 12/10/2013
Here is Sophie at 12 weeks.
I am pretty sure she is a mix breed, but of what, I can not determine. I got her from the local humane society last week. The paper work for her said she is a Labrador, but others said they thought she is a Shepherd mix. Another person said she looks to be a Pit Bull and Lab mix. Any ideas?
By Alicia C.
I adopted this 2 month old Pitbull Mix yesterday, the previous owner said he was Corgi and Miniature Pitbull, but that just doesn't seem right to me. Thanks for the help in advance.
By Laken M 01/10/2014
Looks like a red nose pit.
I adopted Levi from an animal shelter when he was just 5 weeks old. He is about 8 months old now. The shelter said he was Boxer/Bull terrier. I honestly believe he has Pit Bull in him. I'm curious as to what breed y'all think he could be. (disclaimer: It doesn't matter what breed he actually is. I love him anyway)
By Robyn 11/24/2013
What a beautiful baby! I think he is part catahoula... such a sweet baby!
This is Max, or Maxi as I call him. I recently adopted him from the Humane Society. I was wondering if anyone might have a guess as to what breed he might be? We were thinking Shepherd mix, but he is quite small for a 10 week old Shepherd. Regardless of breed and size he is a very loved little guy.
By Janus 09/23/2013
He is absolutely adorable! Congratulations! He does like a shepherd mix. Maybe a shepherd mixed with a smaller breed? That would account for the smaller size. But he could still be quite large when grown.
Whatever he is, he is super cute!
Please give him a "smooch" for me!
I adopted a dog from our local shelter, he was said to be a Great Dane, but I think he is a mix of Great Dane and something else. I asked the vet and she said she couldn't tell if he was a mixed breed or not. Can anyone tell from the pic if he looks to be a Great Dane? We love him either way, just wondering what kind of dog he is. Thanks.
By Tina G
By Alex M.05/12/2014
Your dog is a mix breed and it is a German shepherd and great dane.
According to the breeder her mother was a red nose and her father was a blue nose. Does she look like a pure Pit? Another problem, she's 6 1/2 months old and according to the vet and she's 16 pounds.
Looks like pure bred though can't always tell by the pics.
Were all pups black nose or just yours? If red nose doesn't carry blue & the blue nose doesn't carry red you will get all black though your pup will carry both. Size sounds about right though they vary. Very pretty dof though. Did they give you a pedigree or bloodline information?
As for commet never heard of a Canine Countrol Council nor is any breeder required to give a pedigree. Most responsible breeders will but it's completely optional.
Her tail curls up, has a build like a Greyhound, but she is the size of maybe a Lab. I figured she is some sort of hound. She also has brown non-bothering sclera I've heard that is common in some breeds.
By Nikki M.
By Gloria Z 04/29/2013
I doubt your dog is a Greyhound mix because it's snoot is too short and it's too small. However, it could be part Whippet, which puppy mills cross breed a lot. A Whippet is about the height of a Retriever, runs fast and are sweet loving dogs. Why don't you Google the breed and see how many matches you get for your dog?
Is my dog a Husky? The people I bought her off of told me that she is, but I really don't know. Opinions?
By NEWFIEGIRL 12/21/2012
Your sweet little girl is adorable. The word Husky is often used to describe all Northern breeds. But I think you may find she has Mally in her but what ever she is crossed with just love her for who she is. The reward will be priceless.
My boyfriend got this puppy two days ago from an ad that said Golden Retriever and Australian Shepherd cross. The "breeder" showed up with the pup in one hand, anxious to get the money and leave.
The poor animal was in really bad condition. Her white fur was yellow and she smelled as if she was sitting in her pee and poo for days. We cleaned her and made her feel at home and comfortable. She's very energetic and has a great personality, but the more we look at her the less Golden Retriever she looks. She has a curly tail which is strange because Golden's tails aren't curly and neither are Australian Shepherds'. We would love your opinions!
By Cassandra G.
By Vicki H.11/25/2012
Breed looks just precious. Sounds like she came from a breeder and therefore special attention is needed to help her overcome possible health problems typical of breeder stock.
Please read my past posts on health and the natural way to pet health. Food must not have corn wheat or soy. No grocery store pet food aisle food. For one it contains the bodies of euthanized pets and the sodium phenobarbital does not cook out. Fillers used are allergens and do not promote good health.
Cooking is good. Some raw is excellent. Even fruits and veggies raw except for grapes (or raisins). They can kill. A decent very reasonable kibble is Diamond lamb and rice. No corn wheat or soy. first ingredient is lamb. Same price as Purina.
Diamond is available in specialty store and most often at the horse feed store. EVO is wonderful and so is California naturals but expensive. Build the immune system. Read my posts on anti vaccine especially. Glad you have that little sweetie. She is one lucky little one for you to save from the probable breeder. There are so many that are in the pounds, shelters and lost, alone to suffer. If we all saved one life that is everything to that one little soul.
This is Monty; he is 5 months old. We have had him for about 2 months. My husband rescued him and surprised me with him. To me he looks like a Min Pin/Chi mix. How can I find out what breed he is?
By Chiweenie owner05/03/2014
Is the puppy a chiweenie? I have one older.
What breed is my puppy? I'm thinking Collie/Bernese/Sheltie, something like that. What do you think?
By Gale from Ireland
By Pixiedust7 02/13/2011
Your puppy is so adorable! I think it looks like part Border Collie. Cute & Precious certainly does apply. I hope you'll post more pictures as he/she grows, and tell us the puppy's name. Good luck with your pup!
Is my Pit full blooded? Please let me know what you think. I was told he was, but everyone argues with me.
By Mikayla from OK
By Mary S.03/15/2014
Our supposed Border Collie/Terrier Mix looks identical to your dog, I'm sending a picture of our Buddy. He is 8 1/2 months old and is very, very strong. He's very smart, sometimes too smart, but he is so hard to handle on walks because he is so strong. We adopted him at 8 weeks old and he was only 8 lbs. February, he was 57 lbs when we got him neutered (by the way, it didn't slow him down in the least).
This dog was a stray. We are taking care of her. Is she a black German Shepherd?
By Jessica from Porterville, CA
By CaroleeRose 01/16/2011
Have you taken her to a Vet to see if she's micro-chipped? She definitely has some German Shepherd and I'm guessing some Labrador too.
Go to petfinder.com and put in German Shepherd and you'll be able to view pages upon pages of German Shepherds and German Shepherd mixes. Actually being able to view other German Shepherd / Lab mixes might answer your question.
At first I thought part collie but the fur would be a lot longer and the muzzle more narrow. She's got the Shepherd ears no doubt but also the thickness of a Labrador Retriever.
This is Sandy, I was told she is a mixed breed. Someone said Pit mixed, but I don't know. What do you guys think ?
By Rmarie from Elizabethtown, KY
By rmarie 12/10/2010
Yes she is very sweet always! We all love her.
We just rescued a 10 week old puppy. They said he was a Sheltie. He weighted 8lbs and has a tail that curls. I took him to our vet and she said he is a German Shepherd mix. What do you think he is? We thought maybe a Golden Retriever and Shepherd mix or Shepherd and Collie. I need your help.
By L Murray from Fairview, PA
By Ivy 11/30/2010
He is purebred cutie pie!
Can someone help me identify my new dog's breed.
This is a new rescue dog I just brought home. I was told it might be part Pomeranian and Schipperke. Any ideas from the experts out there?
By Mark from CT
By FrugalKim 07/21/2011
Pom/ Schippeke is a great guess.
What breed of dog do you think this pup is? We think that he is a mixed breed, about 4 months old.
By Brittany from KY
By Brittany 11/08/2010
Thanks everybody! Here's another pic of him he looks a little different in this one!
Can anyone tell me if my dog has Pit Bull in him? He's 3 and is a Staff cross, but I don't know what he's crossed with. He's really big, too
By skimish from UK
He does look like he has pit in him, he's a very pretty dog, all I have is pits or pit mixes that's all I've had for the past 9 years, he does look like a pit.
We adopted our dog from a rescue shelter last summer as a puppy. The paperwork indicated she is a Lab mix. Overall she is a well behaved and good dog. However, we have had some instances of her exhibiting aggression. She has food aggression (people food), is mouthy and still a bit nippy after 1 year. Also, she is still destructive i.e., chewing. Of course we could get the DNA test, but wanted to get some input first.
Your dog's face and ears look exactly like my pure-bred dachshund's. Also, the behaviors you are describing are exactly like my dog's were in the first year after I adopted her (she was about 2 yrs old then), the food aggression, the chewing, the barking. Dachshunds are very single-minded, just like many hound breeds.
I got my dog when he was 2 weeks old, now he is 3 months old. I know it has Pit in his blood line, but is it full blooded Pit? This is a picture of him at 2 weeks old.
By Ernesto from Baytown, TX
By ernesto 07/26/2010
Thank u guys. Well when I took him to the vet, the vet lady put Pitbull without me telling her anything so that's why I was asking. Now he is 3 months and he is big, has big paws, and nice wide chest when he sits. And he is very spoiled. lol He loves playing and biting everything.
What type of dog is this? I was told it was a pure bred Pitbull. Now I'm not sure. People say it's a cross with a Boxer. It has a lot of loose skin, the dog was neglected. Others say it could be cross with a Mastiff. I don't know, so I'm asking someone who knows about dogs what they think. If you can help me please do. Thanks more pictures available if needed.
By Gary from Ireland
You have nothing to worry about your dog is pit bull. They come in a variety of colours. Pitbulls were made up over 7 breeds of dogs. They are still pitbull ears some pitbulls ears sit differently. I had two brothers both purebred and both their ears were different to each other's. You can tell from this dogs head eyes feet chest and back legs that he is pit bull some are more slender then others a lot of the pictures you see people have trained their dogs to build that muscle. He's a very good looking dog :)
What breed is my dog? A lot of people mistake him for a Husky puppy or mini Aussie. I thought he was a pure bred long haired Chihuahua but he is way too fluffy and towers over a pure bred Chihuahua that is older than him.
By Amanda from Seattle, WA
By amanda 07/10/2010
Thank you so much guys for some of the help. lol. Yeah, I really got him cause he reminds me of a mini aussie, as well. Lol, and thanks for all the loves laughs, he knows hes cute and uses it. :)
Is my Chihuahua (Roxy) actually a mix or a Min Pin/Chi mix? I get comments that she is a mix, but I bought her from a Chihuahua breeder in Kansas, MO.
I love her dearly, but I am told she is not a full breed Chihuahua. She is larger, about 9-10 lbs? and she has long legs? The vet says she is a full breed, just a large Chihuahua.
What do you think? Your comments are welcome!
By Jean from Billerica, MA
I am staring at my pet chihuahua right now and yours looks exactly like mine, except yours has darker hair.
I have a Siberian Husky, but I guess she is a mixed breed. Huskies are big, but she is medium sized or less. She has inherited the Husky traits and the looks, but the height is very much less. What could she be? I'm thinking about a Poodle Husky maybe?
By Nessa from Philippines
By ayesha christmas 06/10/2010
Looks like some border collie might be in there! Is she very clever? Collies are an extremely intelligent breed.
I would like to know what breed my dog is. I'd say that he has some Labrador in him, but my friend told me that he has also some Australian Shepherd in him. Or maybe an Australian Kelpie mix? I'd like to know your opinion. What breed do you think my dog is? Thanks.
By Liz from Germany
By FrugalKim 07/21/2011
My first thought was border collie mix also. Could be any variety of the herding breeds.
I know my dog is a mix of Rottweiler and I can't figure out what else. I heard maybe Mastiff, but I think his snout is too long for a Mastiff. Any suggestions?
By Adam from Fremont, OH
I'm thinking just a Rottweiler. We have one with papers that has the long snout.
This girl has been roaming around our neighborhood for over a week. She has been spayed and I intend to see if she is chipped. Would you guess this to be a full blooded fawn Boxer? Her ears and tailed are not clipped. She does have an under-bite and I am not positive if she should have more white on her or not. Her belly has some pink and white markings like a Boxer I once owned. Looking forward to getting your opinion.
By KitKat from OK
By skimish 09/01/2010
Looks labby or staffy. Mine is a staff.
We recently took in a puppy, that was on her way to the pound. I know she is mostly Black Lab, but was just curious what everyone thought she was mixed with.
She is 3 months old and we've named her Lilly.
By Jenny Lynn from WA
Actually depending upon her size and weight she looks just like my Great Dane did when she was a puppy. Same markings also. If she's really large for her age, you may want to consider that she's a Great Dane mix possibly with a Black Lab. Here's a picture of my Dane when she was grown.
What breed is my dog? People have said he was a Lab Bulldog mix?
By Brian from Dayton, OH
American bulldog, pitbull maybe some shepherd. He has the same tail as my dog.
Can someone tell me what breed my dog is? I've been told he's a Pekingese or that maybe he's a Tibetan Spaniel. He is the most wonderful dog. He has one brown eye and one blue eye. Thanks for your help.
By jjohn25 from Ridgecrest, CA
By NEWFIEGIRL 04/09/2013
Don't be concerned what Breed this delightful boy is. Just love him for who he is and the wonderful loyal companion he will be to you.
What breed is my dog? I have heard everything at this point. He is 2 years old and 48lbs. He has a very soft, short coat and sheds regularly. He behaves much like an Australian Shepherd and Basenji (no weird bark though). I have had people tell me all types of Collie and Jack Russell.
By synthesizeddays from Los Angeles, CA
By Marlen Smith07/22/2009
The body and the coat look more like a shiba inu and the head looks like a plummer terrier.
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
You say her tail curls? I'd say she's a long hair Chi with Pomeranian.
Is my dog a Miniature Pincher mixed with a Chihuahua?
Jen from Orange, CA
By sharon fong 02/07/2011
I think your dog is a miniature Pinscher mixed with Chihuahua! :) Look at my dog photo!
Tiger is 3 years old. I don't know what breed he is. He was a stray wandering the streets of Phuket, Thailand. He likes to run, run, run and splash on the beach. I would like to know his breed.
Kevin from Phuket, Thailand
Your dog actually resembles a longhaired Belgian shepherd others are right in that it has so many of the German cousin's traits.
Can someone tell what breed is my puppy?
Candie from Flushing, NY
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?
I got my sweet puppy at a shelter when she was about 4 months old. They have no idea what her breed is but they guessed some Heeler and maybe Bull Terrier because her nose is sort of trying to angle down. She bays and howls sometimes and sniffs along in front of her when we go on walks so I thought maybe some hound. She is a bit stubborn and very high energy. Any ideas?
By Heather H.
By Lizzyanny 08/18/2014
I do see the bull terrier in the face and ears, but I see greyhound in the body and markings. What a cutie!
I was thinking maybe Shepherd/Chihuahua/something else? He's only 26 lbs and is between 1-3yrs old.
He is a rescue so we don't have any of his papers. He's obviously a Husky. I've been telling everyone that he's a Siberian, but anyone I speak to thinks he's a mix with Malamute, GSD or something else. The vet said he's 55lbs, around 2-3 years old. Something about his face makes him look very young so people are shocked when I tell them he's not a puppy, he's full grown. Just curious. I'd like to be accurate when I tell people about our furbaby!
By Kara R.
This little doll was dumped out of a truck in east Texas and thanks to a network of folks that my sister was in, we saw the posts on Facebook and we decided to adopt.
We're not sure how old she is, and can't get into the vet until next week. She is very coarse haired and really small. Looking at the pics I thought she was a Lab mix, but think there might be more terrier?
She's super playful, and chews a lot, but that might just be normal puppy. We want to make sure she'll mix with my 6 year old Cocker Spaniel and 5 year old human girl. :)
By Brad S.
By MJ 07/04/2014
The face/head sure looks like a black lab to me, the white on the chest could be a terrier or something else. But if it's a lab(and I believe it is) it will be great with kids and other animals, same if it has some terrier, they like kids too, maybe a bit more feisty.
I can't tell what is the breed of my dog. I guess she is 8 months old.
By Lizzyanny 07/05/2014
I see afgan or borzoi with some chow. If she has a black or dark tongue that is a marker for a chow.
My sister's guy friend was giving away a dog and he said it was a Pit Bull, but after talking to my boyfriend he does not think so. Either way I'm more than willing to keep the dog. I'm a dog lover. When I did receive the dog they said she was fighting another dog that's why she has cuts and scratches at the top of her head.
By Frugal Sunnie 06/14/2014
I raised AKC Boxers in the US 40+years, also did some breed rescue work and my cousin raised Staffies so I've seen pure and mixed - she doesn't look full American Staffordshire Terrier (proper name of pit bulls) as her snout and coat are too long. She looks as though she might have some Shepherd in her.
What she also looks, though, is in need of vet attention - those 'scratches' combined with her coat looks more like the start of mange or a flea dirt allergy - both conditions pretty much standard in mix dogs given up 'free to good home'.
Luckily her injuries or condition don't indicate she was used in dog fighting as a bait dog, but she does look traumatised in the picture you posted. It's a very good sign that she's extending herself to be petted but the lay-back of her ears and the expression in her eyes clearly indicate she's afraid.
Take her to the vet, I don't think she's been cared for well at all - how blessed she is to have become part of your loving family, it won't be long before her coat is silky and her mannerisms free of fear!
I just got my little boy today and was told he was a Pit/Lab mix. Any ideas? American Staffordshire Terrier possibly? I know he is going to be a big boy just want an idea of how big. He has short legs, long body, all the markings add up and to the pictures of fawn staffy online. They look just like him. Thanks to anyone who can help.
By marine wifey
She was saved from under a house, she's extremely tiny and young.
ACS told us she was a Golden Retriever/Yellow Lab mix (we don't see either in her). She has a very thick coat and her ears are like velvet. She's medium size (55lbs) and tends to howl although she does bark as well.
By Meg D.
I rescued my dog from a shelter. They believe he is White Shepherd with some Husky, but I think there is a third smaller breed mix in there too. He has slim hips and neck.
By Laura C
What breed is my dog? I have searched for hours and cannot seem to find out what breed my dog is.
By Pixiedust7 05/27/2014
He or she looks like part Pomeranian and part Beagle to me. If there's anything else mixed in, I can't tell, but your dog is very cute. Good luck!
Geneva was about 45 lbs. Obviously a German Shepherd mix.
I just recently bought my puppy and the owner said it's mother was cross Siberian Husky with a German Shepherd and the dad was a stud dog Akita. The puppy is far too small to be one of those big mixed dogs, so I am really confused.
We adopted Max several weeks ago from a shelter and were told he is a Pit/Terrier mix. He is about 4 mo old. Very sweet, extremely playful, chews on everything, and training has been a challenge.
By ChasenMel from Atlanta, GA
Does this dog look part Pit Bull? It's advertised as a Chihuahua/Terrier mix, but I'd like to find out the likelihood that it's actually part Pit.
By Sarah P. from Boston, MA
By Lizzyanny 05/21/2014
I see no pit at all. I think sunnie called it.
We rescued Copper from the shelter, but for the life of me, I can't figure out what mix he is! I've googled every combination I could think of. Any ideas would help. It doesn't really matter, but would be nice to know.
Any guesses? This is my new foster who is listed as a Dutch Shepherd/Terrier mix. I've Googled all combinations of dogs, but can't find anything like him. The floppy ears and curly tail is throwing it off. He's about 37 lbs full grown.
What breed is my dog? We rescued him in January. We were told he is a Golden mix. We are not sure what the mix part is. He is 6mo and around 45 lbs currently.
By Lizzyanny 05/20/2014
His head looks like a Chesapeake Bay Retriever. They are a very large dog, and make great pets.
Although my pup is gorgeous, she is a mystery. No one can even guess what she is, even the vet has no clue. I got her from a rehoming centre and they didn't have any idea, only she might have German Shepherd in her. I took her to my vet and he says there is no way she has German Shepherd in her. I have done so much research on pure and cross breeds, and I can't find one single dog that looks like her.. She's 9 months, and is very small. The picture is deceiving! I'd love to hear your opinions.
I don't have a picture of him, but he looks exactly like this one, but he is all black. Someone please help, it is very embarrassing when someone asks me what kind of dog he is and my response is I don't know.
I have this absoloutley adoreable puppy, her name is Paisley. We are certain she is Chihuahua mixed with something else, but we don't know what. Have any suggestions? She has greenish blue eyes and on her head, brown brindle fur and everything else is white.
My cousin had this dog which I found to be so very smart and cute that he gave it to me. He is around one year old, but I do not know what breed he is. My cousin is not also sure, but he told me that they told him that he is mix between a German Shepherd and Turkish dog. As you can see in the picture, his color is very close to the German Shepherd so I wonder if anyone knows what he might be cause I searched a lot online and couldn't find what he is. Thanks.
By Rami A.
I Adopted this adorable pup a few weeks ago. He is 11 weeks and 12 pounds right now. Any guesses as to what breeds he's composed of?
We recently got this pup from a rescue, both parents are unknown and he is roughly 11-12 weeks old. We have been told anything from Chow (which I do not think at all), to Lab, to Shepherd mix. He has a white bib and a little on his feet. He is roughly 14lbs now, and seems short legged. Any guesses?
My boyfriend and I recently rescued a puppy off of the side of the road. When we got him, we took him to the emergency vet to get him checked out and make sure nothing was seriously wrong or anything. They said everything looked fine, he was just covered in sores from being outside for a long period of time and having fleas, so we got him some flea medicine and he was wormed and received all of his shots.
They estimated that he was about 7 weeks old and when we asked if they could give us an idea of what mix he was, all they could tell us was that he had Labrador in him. I'm really curious to know what he is just so that we can properly care for him and know what to expect behavior-wise since we already have a German Shepherd/Lab mix. His nose is pointy, and his feet are "huge" and wide and his ears are floppy and sit straight on top of his head. He also has the extra claw on his back feet (I can't remember what it's called).
By Frugal Sunnie 05/15/2014
In the shot of him lying on his side his snout and head reminded me of a keeshound so I did a Google Images search on the mix - scroll down to about the upper middle of the page to see some black ones who do look like your darling pup:
http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ke ... 0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1024&bih=654
I want to identify my dog's breed. My dog is 3 months old and has a body coat like a Husky i.e, black and white, but has floppy ears. What mix breed he could be? Please help.
Zeus is 4 months old. They told us he is a Black Mouth Cur which I doubt because of his ears. He looks like a Shepherd Pit mix. He is such a good dog and intelligent. Just wondering what dog we have.
What type of dog have we got? We've had him ten weeks now and he is growing fast.
By Frugal Sunnie 05/15/2014
Looks to me as though you have a really lovely Boxer-American Staffordshire Terrier cross there, from some outstanding bloodlines!
I bred AKC Boxers in the US for over 40 years, my cousin raised Staffies (the correct nickname for what too many people like to call pit bulls); I also did several years of breed rescue until my permanent relocation to the UK.
Check with your vet but I'm positive that's what I am seeing in the photos you've posted. You'll need to check with your local authorities to be sure there are no laws about keeping Staffie crosses in your area - many US and UK localities now have legislation regarding how (or if) these animals are to be controlled both in your home and out in public. In areas where they aren't prohibited you may have to have specialty insurance, always keep the dog on a lead and wearing a muzzle, and crated in the home when children or vulnerable older people are present. You may have to have a 'Staffie-proof' fence around your property.
But don't let that turn you off this gorgeous dog - this one clearly is the result of breeding between outstanding bloodlines and should be, with good training and proper care, an excellent family companion dog! There are fantastic breed specific books in your local library, and a wealth of excellent resources online to help you understand and train your dog.
If you do decide you're not up to the demands of having this type dog in your home, please find a breed rescue group to rehome - they will make sure to find the dog a home prepared and able to meet the dog's needs.
What breed is my new puppy? I got him from a woman on Craigslist who said he was a Boston Terrier, which he's not. I got him anyways because he was so cute. Just want to know what he is.
By Cece from Nashville, TN
I adopted Milo recently and he is 2 months old. I was told he was a brindle German Shepherd mix. I'm curious and I want to know what other breed is he mixed with. Thanks!
What breed mix is this puppy? I love him, but I just wanna know. I have been told his father is a Boykin Spaniel with a Chocolate Lab mom.
By Janus 05/13/2014
What a darling puppy!
Looks very much like a Chocolate Lab
I don't know what breed my dog is? She is a 2 month old bitch. The seller told me she is a German Shepherd, but I don't believe it. She is black all over the body and cream white on her legs.
We adopted Maya yesterday from the SPCA. She is 8 weeks old and is a German Shepherd mix. I was just wondering with what she might be mixed, since her tail is up and curls, and her ears are still down. Even though the ears still might change.
By Caren H.
We know Chip came from a female Black Lab Retriever, he has a curly tail, sheds a lot, and looks similar to a German Shepherd. Does anyone have any other ideas?
I adopted her over a year ago. She is three now. She was picked up as a stray. Her papers say she is a Boxer, but I want to say she is mixed with Pit Bull? Am I right?
Any remarks are appreciated :)
By Adam C.
By Frugal Sunnie 05/10/2014
Looking at the picture you've posted I don't think she is a mix, just not bred well. I was an AKC Boxer breeder 40+years in the US and my cousin bred American Staffordshire Terriers, plus I did breed rescue for several years before relocating to the UK. So I've got some pretty good experience with both breeds and with mixes of the two - yours does not look like a mix.
In any breed, sometimes backyard breeders do an excellent job choosing sires and dams for litters, often they do not and the puppies are sold to people who then turn the difficult (health, behaviour, looks) dog over to rescue or animal control, or simply dump the unwanted dog on a dark country road. Or the backyard breeder abandons the puppies to animal control. Too, some people with AKC registered dogs do the same if the puppies are not what they thought they would be, btw.
Your Boxer is almost certainly 100% Boxer but not out of excellent bloodlines. This could mean anything from a 'not-quite-right' appearance (which your dog has to a Breeder's or breed lover's eye) to a dog with some very serious health or personality problems. Health wise anything from hip dyplasia to cancer is possible with a badly bred dog. Personality wise you could have either an very timid dog to a highly aggressive one, or one that is so stupid/difficult to train you wonder if they might not have mental retardation - and it's highly possible with a badly bred dog.
On a positive note, you more than likely have a dog who began life as the result of an accidental mating at a backyard breeder - good genes but not the ones the breeder meant to pass on via that particular sire and dam - Dad could have some faults, Mum could have some faults, but if sire and dam are bred on with superior mates the faults can be bred out. But uh-oh if Dad and Mum are the two with faults because those faults are passed on - and I think that's what's happened with yours. The brindle colours are actually a colour in Boxers that is fairly rare and usually occurs with accidental matings. If you'll look on the AKC website at what makes an outstanding Boxer you'll understand more of what I'm trying to say in a very limited space, including about the colour and body composition.
You write the dog is three now so you've had this dog in your home for a while and clearly love her. Hopefully you've had her spayed - if not please do it now to prevent another litter of unknown genes being exposed to potential abuse, and Mum having reproductive health problems in her later years.
She's now fully mature as a Boxer, she won't get any taller now but may widen some more especially across her chest, adding to the Staffie (the proper nickname because pit bull has SUCH a bad connotation!) look, so you'll need to stress to people she is a full Boxer out of an accidental mating. Boxers are generally very smart even in bad breeding, so she's going to keep you on your toes and you'll be helped by knowing with Boxers you really can teach an old dog new tricks:)
Your local library, the Internet, your vet, and your local recreation services (obedience training) can help you tremendously to understand the special needs of a poorly bred pedigree dog. Boxers who have come from bad breeding like yours do need some special understanding - but they can be amazingly good companion animals!
On a final note, expect her to develop some health problems (urinary tract and nerve endings that control mobility mainly) as she hits around 7yo, and that she may either live much longer than the average 9-11 years or sadly, fewer years than average.
I think it's a Black Mouth Cur mix, but he's small. I need help.
What breeds could my dog have come from?
By Adivette M.
We recently bought this puppy and they told us that he was a Chihuahua mix, but we're just not sure with what. We bought him when he was 2 months old. He is now almost three and has grown rapidly.
By Vanessa B.
He looks a lot like my dog, who is now four years old. So I'm guessing a Jack Russell Terrier/Chihuahua Mix. Gracie's mom was a purebred Jack Russell who got out one night. She looks a lot like a chihuahua and the vet says her skull is the shape of a typical chihuahua.
My brother in law, gave us this pup named Shadow. I don't know what breed he is, and I just want all of your thoughts. Was told he is Great Dane and 6 months. Sadly, he is not 6 months. He was 2-3 months old, and the vet said he's not Great Dane. So I want to see what you guys think of look at him. Thank you.
By Linda 05/05/2014
Black lab mix. Not sure what the other breed is. Possibly what we call Hines 57.
He is 6 months old and I found him in the streets. Please help me find out the breed.
By Sl from Calend & Rio
I just adopted a 2 and a half month old puppy from a pet rescue, but I am not sure what breed she is. I know that she is a Dachshund mix and I suppose she is mixed with Lab. But she has wrinkles on her face and some people think her head structure reminds them of a Pit Bull. I you know anything please help!
By Jenna from FL
I'm doing a lot of research and finally found that I think she is a Chiweenie (mix of Chihuahua and Dachshund). She's a little old and eats everything if is good food, she's a fat dog, and barely plays, but loves to be inside and lay on the sofa, she is patient and loves to be with her family, she's a smart dog and has a lot of hair. She loves kids, but sometimes she can get so grouchy.
By confused owner from Tampa, FL
I got this dog at an animal shelter but they did not know what it was.
What breed or mixed breed is my dog?
By Lisa M.
Can anybody identify what breeds are in this cute mutt?
By Lizzyanny 05/03/2014
My puppy Keno is a Rottweiler mix and we can't figure out what he might be mixed with. He is 10 weeks and weighs 7 lbs.
By Angela H.
We adopted her 2 years ago. She is a very lean dog about 39lbs, so not very big at all.
This is my beautiful girl Lily, she has just turned four. She was given to us as a pup and we were told she is a Border Collie x Rottie, but a lot of people have questioned this. I am wondering if she is mixed with a Border Collie, or if it's another breed. Kelpie maybe?
She is a darling, very well behaved, smart, a little cheeky sometimes I guess. She loves to swim, is very protective late at night, loves to be always touching or next to someone she trusts, etc. She's a medium size.
By Ruby K.
Moca and Kara were found together abandoned in Puerto Rico. We brought them home with us (after a lot of medical attention) and they're now wonderful happy, healthy pups.
They were about 8 weeks old and 8lbs when we found them. Moca is now 15 weeks and over 13lbs - growing like a weed! I've heard estimates ranging from 30-50lbs full grown, but personally I'm leaning towards the smaller size.
Everyone keeps telling me she's a Shepherd mix (including all the vets I've seen), but her sister gets the opposite reaction.
Moca is brindle, her sister is mostly black.
By Jessica W.
This is Mr Pickle, our Bedlington Terrier cross. He is one year old and from a rescue kennel. We know he is Bedlington, but don't know what he is crossed with! Any clues? Thanks
By Pixiedust7 06/30/2014
I just saw this, while catching up with old email. From the photo, Wheaten Terrier comes to my mind. My friend had a dog who was half Siberian Huskie and half Wheaten Terrier, and she looked very similar to your dog. The coat color and texture looks like a Wheaten to me.
I got it from a rescue. They said he was a Lab Shepherd, but it definitely has some Pit Bull in him too.
My puppy is 3 months old, and has a little bit of black on his lower back and tail.
By Anthony S. New York, NY
Any ideas on his breed? He's 7 weeks old.
By S.S. from Dallas, TX
His name is Rocky and he is a Lab mix. he has very short legs and we are not sure what he is mixed with. He is only 3 months old.
What breed is my dog? I was told he is mixed with Mastin. I am also thinking German Shepherd. Thoughts?
I have a 7 week old female puppy and I want to know what kind it is.
By Alan from Poca, WV
I am in Qatar on a deployment and my wife and daughter have been bugging me about getting a dog. Our friend gave them this dog and sprung it on me. Although I am not a yuppie we live in a pretty yuppie town called Coronado in an apartment that doesn't allow Pits or Rotts. I am sorry to say I never wanted a dog, but after meeting this munchkin on Skype I have changed my tune. I have tried every way to make an unknown dog breed/parents etc. seem like it will not be wise. I can't find anything wrong with this dog. She is so loving, cute, and very docile. She sleeps all the time and crawls into her blanket and just goes to sleep. She loved her first bath, got washed, and then again fell asleep in her blanket. She doesn't need a leash and walks by my girl's side at all times.
Apparently the whole neighborhood including our property manager loves this dog. OK, you get the point this dog is so good I can't stand it. Problem is I don't know anything about this dog and what it's temper can be when she gets older. We are also not allowed to have either of these breeds for obvious reasons. This is the first dog I would ever own and never get to meet possibly.
One of the posts I read says to look for the two brown spots above the eyes to identify Rott. She does have faint spots, but her feet are small. Like I say the property manager couldn't believe how great this puppy is and said to keep it for a while. I don't want the girls to get so deep into it and get disappointed. My wife carries her around like a baby in a blanket; it is so funny. Anyway, I'm a newbie any help would be great for my first pet at 40yo.
I got this puppy from a friend and we have no idea what the breed is. He is around 8 weeks and weighs about 9lbs. He looks as if he is in the bully family, but I am not sure, would love some help!
By Frugal Sunnie 04/26/2014
What a darling boy, and congratulations to him for finding his smart people who've dressed him in a good quality chest harness!
I was an AKC Boxer breeder in the US (40+years) and also did breed rescue before relocating to the UK - my experience tells me you have a Boxer-Lab-American Staffordshire Terrier puppy in the house. All three are wonderful breeds if raised properly (and with that chest harness it's clear you are on the right path:) - check your local library for helpful breed specific books to learn the characteristics of all three breeds. A Google or Bing search will lead you to image pages of this mix to confirm, and websites to help you understand your little guy's needs. You very likely already know that your local leisure services may offer obedience classes at a low-cost to help you train your little love to grow into a well behaved and socialised adult.
A visit to a canine vet specialist will also be a huge help as he/she will be familiar with the local laws regarding Boxer and Staffie cross dogs who unfortunately have acquired a terrible reputation for dangerous behaviours.
Very handsome puppy, and again, well done you for putting him into a chest harness instead of a choker!
This is Myrtle. She was rescued from under a house along with her five brothers and sisters and her mom who was a gray, looked to be, full blooded Pit Bull. She is almost 7 weeks old now and they say she looks like a Boxer and Pit mix, but you don't come across very many stray Boxers. Her mother was a bait dog, was missing her teeth, badly scared up, and thought to of had about 5 or 6 litters of puppies already. So she had been a stray for a while. Myrtle is very smart and playful. Her legs are short and stocky and the only black she has is on her nose. She has webbed toes, but Pit ears. What is this baby?
By Frugal Sunnie 04/26/2014
I was an AKC Boxer breeder (40+years whilst living in the US) and also did breed rescue for several years before relocating to the UK; my cousin raised Staffies. My experience with both breeding and rescue tells me this is indeed a Boxer-Staffie mix, and from the looks of your Myrtle, the mix is of parents with excellent genes on both sides.
Staffie is the short for American Staffordshire Terrier and from what I can tell of the yours, she really does come from a very good bloodline - same with the Boxer. On the Staffie side she has very good torso and leg formation, and on the Boxer side (from the look of her head shape, ears, eyes, muzzle and colour) she has a perfectly formed Boxer head with the much wanted Boxer eyes and fawn colouring that is well dispersed. She had a sweet look to her face yet is alert and clearly intelligent with those solemn yet curious eyes. (Breeders who really love the breed look for these things!)
The Staffie part of her (torso and legs) looks neatly formed and has all of the 'right' characteristics. To be honest, you have a really beautiful dog there! Because she has the Boxer head and face instead of the Staffie's more frankly aggressive looking face and head, she's going to grow up to be about 45lbs of gorgeous, knee high dog, and pure love if she's trained properly!
Because of all that I don't think she really was a stray for as long as you might think - dogs with that good a set of bloodlines don't usually go stray (as you pointed out re Boxers). Very, very sad to say that I think your Myrtle's mum was once a very loved well bred Staffie who was stolen to use as a breeder, and the Boxer sire was likewise stolen for the same reasons. Because of all the scarring you are very likely correct that she may have been used as a bait dog at one point but more likely the previous sires were Staffies who were ring dogs (fighters) and ring dogs are known to savage a breeding female during the mating process.
I suspect she somehow managed to get away from whomever was holding her when she was in the very early stages of her pregnancy. Sadly in breed rescue we do occasionally come across a female who is able to save a litter by escaping and I'm basing my post on my experiences with Staffie and/or Boxer mums who've done it. If you check with Boxer or Staffie breed rescue groups in your area they will confirm what I've just written. Also a visit to a good canine vet (yes, in the US and the UK vets are now specialising in domesticated species) will confirm your puppy is what I've said re breed mix.
As a Boxer-Staffie, she really does need to be carefully trained. There are breed specific books (library and for sale) and websites offering free breed-specific training guides that will be a huge help to you. Also, many Parks and Recreation centres offer low-cost obediance courses.
Get some books or peruse several Boxer and Staffie sites to learn all the breed characteristics so that you understand your darling pup's needs and understand that as a Boxer-Staffie she is not going to fully mature until around aged 3 years. Boxers and Staffies both are a 'mouthy' breed - they LOVE to chew, so be sure to have acceptable, vet approved chewies for her if you don't want her eating your sofa (not kidding, I've had Boxers do that!).
Finally, and perhaps most important, you need to check with your local authorities (town council, police, Animal Control, and the vet) to find out any legislation regarding what has sadly become in the eyes of many to be 'dangerous dog breeds'. These include Dobies, Rotties, Staffies, and Boxers, and the laws in your area may include the need to have special insurance, stout fencing, obligatory training, and almost surely will include muzzle-lead laws when in or around the general public.
Muzzle-lead laws generally state the owner must have the dog muzzled-leashed, or crated when you have company in your home, as well as when walking the dog in public areas. May I recommend the Halti muzzle as humane and reliable, and a chest harness instead of the insanely cruel choker? You'll find these are breed and vet recommended as the very best methods of controlling this strong a dog.
All the best to all of you, she really looks like a fantastic pup with the potential to be an outstanding family companion!
This is Shasta, she's 7 weeks old. I was told she's Husky/Lab mix. The mother was half Husky half Lab and the father was full Husky. She does have blue eyes and thick coat like a Husky and it seems like her left ear is trying to stand up at times also, she tends to howl when whining doesn't get attention. Her tail seems to be like an Alaskan Malamute's just not as fluffy yet. She tends to be a bit of a terror to my other 2 dogs hahaha. She's a cutie. I just wanted to see if anyone thought what I was told was accurate about her breed since I did not get to see the parents
I got my dog today at the San Marcos animal shelter, but I don't know what breed he is. They weren't sure either. They said he was a Border Collie, but that is only what he's mixed with. Can someone help?
By Marissa E.
I adopted this sweet 10 week old baby girl on April 17, 2014. I think she is part Lab Terrier puppy mix, but am not for certain. She has very distinct round spots on her back. Hopefully you can help.
By Krystal M.
A few months ago we adopted this puppy. In the country where we live we don't have DNA tests for dogs, so I have no idea of her breed. I would like to know an opinion of what you see in her, just to know the best way to teach her how to behave :). Thanks for you comments.
By Cisco's Mom 04/24/2014
She looks much like the rescue we got from our local animal shelter. Our vet thought lab/greyhound. He was the most wonderful, sweet, gentle animal. Your vet would be the best person to ask.
I was told she was a Husky/Australian Shepherd mix, but she's only 12 lbs! Mini Aussie? She looks like a little Aussie fox.
By Stephanie B.
By Cisco's Mom 04/24/2014
I see lots of Corgi in there. What beautiful eyes!
I got my dog from my niece. He is a St. Bernard mix. He has dew claws, but I'm not sure if he's mixed and what he's mixed with.
I was told he could be a German Shepherd mix. What do you think?
By Cisco's Mom 04/24/2014
That is a beautiful G/S mask on his face. Just love him and be gentle.
We adopted Bailey two weeks ago. She was listed as a Lab mix. Any ideas what else she may be mixed with? If it helps, she has a lot of brown hair mixed with the black and white on her chest, belly, and paws, that you may not be able to see in the pics. Her brother had just one little white spot on his chest.
By Erin H. from MA
I was told when I got her as a puppy that she was a Lab/Husky mix. She's very clever, and loves to voice her opinion about everything by making a half barking, half groaning, and part howling noise. But everyone one who sees her thinks she's a Shepherd mix. Any idea what breed she might be?
By Kaycie J. from Vernal, UT
Peach is a 6 month old rescue puppy from Romania. I know she is a GSD cross, but not sure what she is crossed with! Peach has cocked ears, and a long tail that curls upwards and over. Any ideas?
This is Paisley. She is 3 months old and has Chihuahua in her, but I can't figure out what the other half is. Her temperament consists of playful and exciting behavior. She is the best dog and is very intelligent. If you can't see the pic she is white with brindle spot and she has grey sometimes blue eyes, which I know is not common in Chihuahuas.
By Vida C.
This is a photo of my dog Bear. I was wondering what other people's option was of what kind of dog he is?
I have a 10-11 week old Rottweiler mix. We are not sure what he could be mixed with. He is very energetic, he weights around 20 pounds. We found him outside our doorstep and no one claimed him so we decided to give him a home. Anyways we are unsure of his breed. What breed do you guys think he looks like?
I have a 3 1/2 month old puppy. I was told he's a Labrottie, then a German Rottie, then a Beagle. I'm confused. Please help.
By Mike from Columbia, SC
I have been looking through different breeds for days now and the closest I've come to finding a resemblance is in a photo from an adoption agency, but the dog who resembles mine isn't the one who's looking for a home.
Does anyone know what breed she may be?
By Paig I. C.
I had gotten my puppy at a pet store and was told he is all Papillion. He is about 15 pounds and he has little black specks all over his body. He is very hyper and can jump very high.
By Cassidy H.
By heather inwood 04/17/2014
Papillion mixed with something - maybe a jack Russell as usually Papillion have longer fur on their bodies - but what ever this little dog is a cutie.
So this little girl was a stray, half starved and desperately needing a home. The vet says she is 5-6 months of age at least 40 lbs, but he had no idea her breed.
By Marcie 06/07/2014
I do not know what breed, but she is every kind of cute! And thank you for giving her a home, wish there were more of us out there.
I recently acquired a new puppy and was curious to know if anyone could confirm what I was told regarding his breed? Blaze, our new 2 month old male puppy is supposed to be German Shepherd/Red-Nosed Pit/Walker Hound mix. He is a super smart and lovable dog. I was thinking about having the blood test done, but I thought I'd ask here, first. Hopefully the picture does him justice :)
By Bev M. from Westbrook, ME
When we adopted her about three years ago the adoption agency thought she was a 'Lab-mix'. We have no clue for sure but thought maybe other guesses would help us out. Thanks.
Do you know what breed my dog is? When we got her on the 3rd of March we where told she was a Chihuahua. Well she is not a Chihuahua. The vet was leaning towards an Eskimo Spitz on her first visit, but when she went back two weeks later he didn't seem like he was sure. Please help me find out what my puppy is. She is 14 weeks old and all white with cream down her back and lining her ears. Her nose and paws are black. Her ears are starting to stand up. And she's soft. Oh and she weights 8 pounds.
What breed is my dog? He's almost 5 months old and the pound said he was a Shepherd mix, but he's not as big as a Shepherd should be. Can anyone help?
By Lizzyanny 04/10/2014
The shape of his head looks like a Bull Terrier.
I would love to know the breed of my fur baby. My son gave him to me and also has no idea what my pup is mixed with.
Would anyone have an idea? Please tell me.
By Nichole F
She looks like a Collie mix, but with what? She's small 30lbs and 3 yrs old.
Here is my dog that we rescued from Santiago, Chile. He was a street dog that was living on the corner of where we staying. He's just a puppy and I would say he's about four months old. People say he looks like a Lab Boxer mix. Some say he looks like a American Staffordshire terrier mix. I have no idea. What do you guys think?
By Lizzyanny 04/10/2014
What a cutie! Beautiful face. Street dogs should be a breed of their own. They tend to look alike and they dont look much like any particular breed. They are super smart, and tough. Your dog should be a wonderful pet.
We adopted a 5 week old puppy from the shelter this weekend. Mom abandoned the litter. Animal services said she is a Boxer mix. We are curious what other people think she is. She just seems so small to be Boxer. She is maybe 2 pounds. (Now mom did abandon the litter so she is underweight.) She is as sweet as can be! It doesn't matter to us what breed she is. We are just curious! She has a vet appointment later this week (we will see what he thinks too). We have a Staffordshire Terrier that is 3 years old who is loving her new puppy! She really thinks it's her puppy! She cleans her, cuddles with her, plays with her, and if she wines get out of the way. Momma to the rescue!
By Magan S.
We got Aries from a rescue. His mother was a Black Lab, but we don't know what his father was. The rescue said they thought he was a Lab Hound mix and we thought maybe they were right. When we first got him a week ago his ears were down and floppy like a lab, but now they stick straight up like a Shepherd (more so than in the pic I provided).
He has a black tail and black nails. What do you guys think?
By xintexas 04/08/2014
Don't know! He sure is a cutie. Looks like his ears will stand up. If they get erect look for breeds that the ears stand up after a few months like a German Shepherd.
I got a puppy from my mother's co-worker, and he is 4 months old. Nobody knows what breed he is.
My German Shepherd had 6 puppies, but we have two puppies that I can't tell what mix they are. The first one named Snoopy is black and white that are marked up like a cow with brown traces. His ears are down and his tail is short. The second one named Xavier is a dark brown puppy with traces of black. In my opinion he looks more like a German Shepherd. His ears are also standing up now
By wolf of fire
Can anyone tell me what breed she is? She was given to me by my brother's friend when she was few weeks old. Now she's already 10 or 11 years old, but I have no idea what breed she is. She loves chasing rats and has a phobia with lightning. We were told she is an Aussie Shepherd, but she is kinda tiny. Anybody know what mixed she is?
By merrys from Indonesia
We got her at a really young age, someone just left her at my job. She is 2 now and we are still not able to tell what she is. We were thinking Chihuahua, but with something else?
She is 8 weeks old.
By Geuratte from IN
This puppy looks like it has some pitbull/terrier in it.
We were told he was between 4-6 months and he was a Pit Shepherd mix. He has hair that starts off really light and at the very tips is a bit black, but only if you really look. He has all baby teeth still (we think!). He's a mystery! His name is Gimlee. The last pic is all of our dogs in the house: Gwen Pit/Boxer, Gimlee, Luna Yorkiepoo, and Zoey Rot/Shepherd.
By Tay m.
We recently adopted a puppy and are curious to know what breed(s) she is. She is 12 weeks old and weighs 10 lbs. Height at the shoulder is 13.5 inches. She seems to be learning very quickly and she has occasionally howled while in her crate the first week. We were told she is a Fox Terrier mix, but her coloring doesn't seem to be typical of a Fox Terrier. She has very long legs and can jump quite high. Her mother was 1 year old and was also a Fox Terrier mix with the same coloring. She weighed about 15-20 lbs. We know nothing about the father.
By Amanda F.
Would anyone know the breed?
By Sharna C. from England
The shelter thinks he is a Shepherd mix, but I have no idea. He is only 8 weeks old.
What kind of dog do I have? She's about 4/5 months old. She looks part Lab and her coat is super soft.
By Avia M. from AL
By fun2go 03/29/2014
She looks like she may be part flat coated retriever. She looks similar to my princess.
I recently adopted her from the humane society. She is 2 1/2 months old. I was told that she was a Border collie mix. I am just trying to figure out what she is mixed with. I am thinking Pit Bull, but would like some opinions. Thank you in advance!
I have a dog that was out side in the -20s so I brought it in. Now he is better. He had long black curly hair but just got hair cut today. He is very light. I think he is a little smaller than a Chihuahua. He has a short mouth and a 1.5in tail. I know he is less then 10 pounds.
By Jake from Sachman
By Lizzyanny 03/25/2014
He looks like a miniature poodle.
We have a shelter rescue dog, wondering what mix she could be? When standing her tail curls in, towards her back.
By Lizzyanny 03/25/2014
She looks like a Keeshond.
I got my puppy, Bear, about a week ago. He has big paws, he's playful, and he's big for his age. He's about 8 weeks old. We're not entirely sure what his breed is.
By Shaley W.
By Snowlion57 03/23/2014
Short haired Saint Benard
My puppy is a German Shepherd mix, but idk what his other mix is. They told me it was Australian Shepherd mixed with German Shepherd. Is my puppy really a Australian Shepherd mixed with German Shepherd?
By Harwinl from Houston, TX
Is my puppy a pure bred American Staffordshire Terrier? I just got this puppy and he claimed that it was a pure bred Pit Bull. She's 14 weeks and I was wondering if she's a mix and with what breed.
By Frugal Sunnie 03/21/2014
She looks 100% Staffie (short for American Staffordshire Terrier which is the correct and preferred name for this breed) however, I raised AKC Boxers, not Staffies.
Not to lecture, but is it really all that important that she is a pure Staffie? She looks like a sweet dog but Staffies, particularly when referred to as 'pit bulls' are considered a dangerous dog in many American and British locales.
Please be sure you understand your responsibilities including always keeping her leashed and muzzled in public, behind a safe and stout fence when not on lead, and ALWAYS supervised around vulnerable people including children (babies, toddlers, grade schoolers), small teens, disabled, and elderly people.
Additionally you may be liable for higher insurance premiums, rental properties may be difficult if not impossible to contract, and many HOAs are banning the dogs nowadays as well.
Know your responsibilities - if you decide you cannot meet them, please rehome her through a no-kill breed rescue group. They will find her a good home with people who understand the special needs of this breed and are able to meet those needs.
What is my dog's breed?
By Sarah N.
By xintexas 03/21/2014
Looks like it mixed with American Eskimo (Spitz). Look up this breed.
What breed is the red dog? He's got pointy ears and a white chest.
By Ashley A.
What breed is my dog? She is 18 months old. I've been told she is Catahoula mix. She is only 30lb and her legs are just a little bit shorter than usual, but not as little as a Corgi. Her coat is thin and her hair length is about an inch and very smooth. I absolutely love this girl, I just want some suggestions on what mix breed she is.
I have a rescued dog. She's fairly large, but is lean with medium length fur on her back, neck, and rear. She is light brown with a white belly, one upright and one flopped ear. The vet said that the flopped ear is due to lack nutrients when she was a pup so it didn't stand up. She also has a curled long tail that hangs down when normal.
Can view her photos on Facebook.
By Ryuuko O.
Our dog is 6 yrs. old and weighs 74 pounds. His cropped ears make some people think he's a Pit Bull mix, but the overwhelming majority think he's a Great Dane mix (possibly mixed with hound). We're leaning towards this mix because of his long legs, slender body, and long lips (not seen in the picture). He is a lounge lizard who takes lots of naps and hates being separated from us. He is very friendly and obedient. We would really appreciate any opinions!
By Lizzyanny 03/20/2014
I certainly see the Great Dane.
Georgia is a mutt, and weighs about 45 ibs.
We were told Brody was half Australian Shepherd and half mini Australian Shepherd. I knew there was no way he was full blood when we got him, but now I'm wondering if he has any Aussie at all! He's 12 weeks and about 14 lbs now, not super fluffy, but fuzzy, and has a curly tail.
By tricia minter 03/24/2014
I can't answer your question, but he sure is a beauty!
Dorsia is about 10 months old now and nearly fully grown. She weighs 42 lbs and is about 17" high at the shoulder. She was found in a park so I have no idea what her parents were. She has boundless energy, is a good guard dog, and loves to playfully bite. Any insight on what she is?
What breed is my dog? He is in the top 2 pictures. The bottom left is a picture of his sister. We are adopting him as a rescue and the foster parents have not seen these dogs' parents so they have no clue. I would like to know if he will stay small or become medium sized and about his temperament.
By Cisco's Mom 03/18/2014
There is no way to really know. He has the German Shepherd mask. I have had four shepherds and they are wonderful. As for temperment, just like children, you get what you give. If you are calm, gentle, loving and praise you will have a lifelong companion. If you yell, hit, throw him outside, you will create a monster. Love him.
We know she is a Min Pin mix, but not sure with what. Any guesses? She is about ten pounds with long legs.
By Josey R.
How can I tell what breed my dog is? She was a stray before I adopted her off the street. She is all black with a small white patch on her chest in the shape of an angel. She has a short tail (I ain't sure what happened to it or if she was born that way). She has large ears, one blue eye and one brown eye, and medium length snout and large paws. She is, from what the vet says, about 2 months old.
I have a Chihuahua, 2yrs old, he doesn't look like a full blood Chi. I get comments saying hey nice Pit puppy. Is he half terrier? He even has light yellow greenish eyes. Please help.
Can you please help me figure what breed my girl is? My partner got her off a friend and we know the mum was a Rottweiler (not sure 100 pure%), but are unsure on the dad. I've always thought maybe a Bull Mastiff cross Ridgeback? She does look like her mum a bit, except the tan with black features. She has the same low abdomen and the same face shape. This is pic of her and her pup.
By Snowlion57 03/23/2014
She looks mastiff to me.
I got this pup off Craigslist thinking she's supposedly a German Shepherd Rottweiler mix. Do you think it's possible or did they lie? They say she's 5 weeks old.
By Frugal Sunnie 03/10/2014
She looks like a Boxer-German Shepherd mix to me. I did breed rescue for several years in the US as an off-shoot of 40+years as an AKC Boxer breeder. At 5 weeks she's too young to have been sold or adopted but that is the age she looks in the pics - you need to get her to a vet ASAP to be sure she's OK.
Please update and let us know how she is doing!
We were told he's an Australian Shepherd/Queensland Heeler, but he is huge! He weighs 68 lbs and is about the size of our Lab. Maybe Saint Bernard?
By Snowlion57 03/23/2014
English setter mix, boy are you lucky.
I have no clue what Daisey's breed is, so please help me out.
By Bree C.
By Renie H.03/08/2014
Looks like miniature pinscher or maybe German pinscher.
Our new puppy is about 8 weeks old. We do not know the parents so I have nothing to go by. The people we received him from said Blue Heeler, but other than the coat consistency I don't think the marking are that close to a heeler.
By Snowlion57 03/23/2014
I was told when I got him from the pound that he was a Siberian Husky Bull Terrier mix, but I don't really see the Husky in him and was wondering what you guys think.
By tricia minter 03/09/2014
Sometimes it's very hard to say because a breed might not be obvious. I have a husky mix and she doesn't look anything like a husky. I know for sure because her mom was a red husky and I picked her from the litter. All of the puppies looked the same as all were black and white. Not husky like at all. I asked the vet about the dad and he didn't know. He said most of the time it's very hard to tell.
We adopted our boy so we're not 100% sure what breed he is. He likes to curl his tail up.
By Angel from OH
By Lizzyanny 03/05/2014
Pit Bull Sharpei mix
I live in an remote aboriginal community in Northern Australia. I have rescued my dog; she is 8 months old. I only got her 1 month ago. Her mother is full dingo, but I am unsure of other breed. Any ideas?
By Snowlion57 03/23/2014
Do you have grey hounds in the area? What a true loving face.
He showed up in my yard on a -20° morning as I was getting my daughter ready for school and myself ready for work. He was very friendly, and I invited him in for a bite to eat and to warm up. I brought him to the local vet on my way to work in hopes someone was looking for him or that the vet may recognize him, but he did not. I'm thinking of inquiring about him if his owners are not found, but would like to know his breed before making a decision.
By Snowlion57 03/23/2014
Looks like an Austrian cattle dog. Had a friend that bred them. They are good dogs, but like Ausis they try to dominate.
His name is Gunner and we got him from the animal shelter. They told us he is German Shepherd mixed with something (common story). We took him to the vet and they told us he is part Malamute. The more I research, however, the more I think differently. All I know is he will be huge! He is 4 1/2 months and is getting so heavy.
He is really smart and already knows a lot of keywords, sit, outside, bed, (almost stay and lay down). He is very observant and boy does he have a good noise.He is always on the hunt for something. He is definitely a cuddle bug (as he's on my lap now), but loves being outdoors and playing with the other dogs. I trust him enough to where I can leave him in the house and come back to not much damage (maybe some torn up firewood or a shoe if I leave one out), but overall he is very trustworthy.
I love him to death, but just curious as to what he's mixed with. He has soft short hair on his chest, but his back hair is a bit courser and starting to get wavy. Anything helps thanks!
By Hannah from WA
By Snowlion57 03/23/2014
He looks like a Belgin malinois border collie mix.
He is tan with a black and white muzzle. His tail has some black in it and it curls. I can't for the life of me figure out what he is. Any ideas?
By Danielle K.
Would like to know what breed this brindle dog is?
By xintexas 03/03/2014
It may be brindle but that dog is half Rottweiler. I know that face anywhere, Mine was half Rottie and half Blue Heeler
We found a small black puppy with white tips on her paws and tail, she has erect ears and long snout. Any ideas what she may be?
By Alexis C.
She is around 2 years old and very, very sweet. We rescued her. She is smart, listens well, and is great with kids. She weighs 80+lbs. We know she is part red nose Pit, but she's a lot taller. Please help. Thanks! :)
By Amanda P. from Stuart, FL
Some one gifted me a dog. I am here to know about its breed is. Please guide me if you can help me in this matter.
I wanna know what my American Pit Bull Terrier is mixed with. She's 4 months now, but she kinda looks like a Greyhound.
By Najee from Milwaukee
My dog's name is Miffy. I found her in a park in India, but her features are not like street dogs. Can any one help?
By Ajinkya G.
Buster is 5 months old. We were told he is a Lab Whippet cross, but are no sure. Can anyone help?
We have gotten a puppy from a pet store, that had no clue what breed she was. Someone had dropped her off. We know she is mixed, and was told maybe a German Shepherd and Boxer mix. She has brownish spot trails on her belly, and has the black around her muzzle. Her ears are floppy kind of like a Boxer.
By michelle_rodriguez06 03/20/2014
She has boxer in her. I do not know what the other breed would be though.
Everything about him tells me that he's a Boxer, from his looks to his personality. But he has really long hair for a Boxer. He is exactly a year old and is 65 pounds. Please let me know if you see something that I don't!
By Taylor R.
By Peggy 03/11/2014
Love his smiling face, looks like he was a wonderful personality. My sister has a dog that could be his twin. "Harley" is a Boxer, Great Dane mix. He's getting older now but his top weight went to 120 pounds. He is truly a gentle giant.
He's just over 2 years old. The Lab is predominant, for sure. However, he has light brown patches behind his ears and on his neck (the ones on his neck are only visible in sunlight). He's a bit smaller than a Lab should be. About 15-20 lbs lighter. His tail is longer than Labs and bushy. His temperament is also different than Labs, he is much more "testy" and irritable. Any help would be awesome. Thanks!
We bought a puppy with no papers at 11 weeks old, but we don't know what breed he is. The person we bought it from said he was a teddy bear, but we have another teddy poo and they don't look anything like each other. Can anyone please help?
What breed is my Pit mixed with?
I adopted this puppy a couple of months ago. She is a Pit Bull cross, but I'm not sure what she is crossed with. As a puppy she looked just like a Pit Bul, but as she's gotten older she's looking less like a Pit Bull, but you can tell she has Pit Bull in her. She doesn't have the big bulky jaw like Pit Bulls are supposed to and very big floppy ears. Does anyone have any ideas what she could be crossed with?
By Frugal Sunnie 02/28/2014
Try doing a Google Images search using the search term 'mixed pit bull puppies' or 'mixed American Staffordshire puppies'. American Staffordshire Terrier is the correct name for 'pit bulls', they're usually called 'Staffies' or 'Staffys'.
I'd say your pup (so cute!) is at least partly Boxer but the legs don't look Boxer or Staffie, instead to be honest they look Corgi (Welsh Corgi). So there might be a mix of three breeds in there.
I was an AKC Boxer breeder for over 40 years in the US (I live in the UK now) and also did breed rescue which is why I do think there is some Boxer in your puppy - but there is something else in there too.
A friend gave him to me as they could not keep him. I don't know how old he is or what breed he is. Please help.
By Kimberly T.
I was told the mother was a brindle Pit and the father was a rednose Pit. I have seen the mom, but the lady tried to fool me with a Google pic of a rednose Pit for the father lol. But for some reason he looks like he has Staffordshire terrier in him?
By Frugal Sunnie 02/26/2014
That's one of the clearest examples of a Boxer-Staffie mix I've seen in a long time - and I have over 40 years experience in the US as an AKC Boxer breeder, many years of breed rescue, and a cousin who raised Staffies when I was raising Boxers.
American Staffordshire Terrier is the correct name for pit bulls - check the AKC site to confirm. Then scroll through the following pictures of Boxer-Staffie mix puppies:
http://www.google.co.uk/search?neww ... 1ac.1.36.img..13.19.1134.5EwbNF5k924
And then find out what legislation is on the books in your area against Boxers and Staffies and mixes. I write 'against' because so many US localities are legislating against 'dangerous dogs' and this is a mix that makes the 'dangerous dog' list, sadly. They are generally wonderful dogs but they do take some extra owner care and that includes awareness of any laws regulating keeping them.
If it helps any, I now live in the UK and the mix is also considered a 'dangerous dog' mix here - several laws in place and more to come. If you feel you can't cope with the challenges the mix brings to your family (very protective, highly energetic, don't fully mature until around 3yo, more) combined with the need for specialty insurance, lead-muzzle-fence laws, please contact a breed rescue in your area so that darling dog can be rehomed to a family ready and able to take up the challenge.
I just adopted this puppy, I don't know what breed it is though. I'd like to make sure I get his diet right. Please help, thanks!
Can you tell me if this 4 week puppy is a Siberian Husky please?
He's 2 years old not so tall, with a muscle shaped body. I was told he was a Pit Bull terrier mix with Chihuahua which I find hard to believe. Any suggestions are helpful.
I am always being asked what kind of dog Jack is. The shelter said he is a Beagle mix, the vet said a Rat Terrier/Cocker Spaniel. He is about 25lbs.
Can you please tell me what my Staff puppy is crossed with? I have had my puppy from 5 weeks. I know her mum was a pedigree Staff, but the breeder did not now what dog got to her! Please help. Thank you.
I got this dog and don't know what kind of breed it is.
By Stephanie 02/24/2014
What a cutie. I would guess some kind of terrier based on his fur, perhaps mixed with lab (those eyes)? Other than his coloring he looks a lot like a German Shepherd/Miniature Schnauzer we used to have - but his forhead eyes say lab to me. How big is he?
We were told she was a Shepherd mix, but mixed with what?
I recently adopted my dog from the animal shelter. They put him down as a Chihuahua. I had a Chihuahua when I was a little kid and it looked nothing like this one. I've gotten lots of comments from people saying he looks like a fox. At first glance, I agree he does. I know he's definitely mixed, I'm just curious as to what exactly.
By Frugal Sunnie 02/25/2014
Looks like a Corgie mix to me, especially the head and tail. Do an images search using the term corgie mix to look at thousands of pictures, I'm pretty sure you'll see most look like your darling dog!
What breed is my dog? I believe Akita; mixed with what?
By Martine P.
This is Ruby or "Roo". We rescued her from a shelter in Tennessee. We think she is some kind of German Shepherd, Collie, Corgie mix. What do you think?
By Gloria Z 02/22/2014
You can now find out the answer by getting a DNA test for her. Ask your Vet where you can buy the kit. Cost: $80.00
What is this sweet girl I'm getting in March? The owners are saying she is a full blooded Husky. Dad looks full blooded, but the mom looks mixed. I'm paying $250 so, I want to be sure because I have to do shots and get her fixed and everything myself. Thanks (:
By Paige G.
By NEWFIEGIRL 02/19/2014
The only way you can be sure if any Breed is pure-bred is by the person you are buying the Dog from gives you a Pedigree that is mandatory for any Licensed Register breeder to give you with purchase price of the animal. You simply don't buy these animals for $250. Check with any licensed registered breeder or your veterinarian.
I have a puppy who is 8 weeks old and is 8.60 pounds. She has blue eyes, is short haired, and has golden and white fur. Her tail curls to the left with a white tip. Her ears have curls in them. I don't know what breed she is.
I know he is a Pit Bull, but I can't tell what he is mixed with. He is very energetic, loves kids, and other people. He is the friendliest dog I have ever owned.
By Erin T.
By Frugal Sunnie 02/19/2014
What a gorgeous pup! He looks like he's got quite a lot of Boxer in him - do a Google Images search using the term 'boxer-pit bull mix puppies' and I think you'll find thousands of images of puppies that look just like yours.
I raised AKC Boxers in the US for over 40 years, my cousin raised Staffies (the correct name for pit bull - American Staffordshire Terrier aka Staffies), and also did several years of breed rescue before relocating to the UK. Your dog looks like many of the mixed Staffie-Boxers I saw.
We adopted Brody a couple of days ago. They said he was a mini Australian Shepherd and standard Australian Shepherd. But others have disagreed. He's 8 weeks old and weighs 4.5 lbs. His tail curls upward, and he has thick and kind of wooly/fluffy fur.
I had a dog that looked very similar to that one and she was part australian shepard, mixed with Akita (and a bit of husky - she was a mut). But yes the dog looks a lot like it's got Akita mixed in.
I know she is Pit Bull and Boxer, but what else? She's hyper and loves to run. She's about 15 weeks.
Tux is 5 months old. He is a Lab mix. Do you think he is mixed with Great Dane or Boxer? Any Pointer at all?
By Sarah H.
I have get it from my cousin; what breed is it?
Her name is Myxa and I got her from someone who told me that she was a purebred. She runs alto and is very protective, loves to eat, but eats less than our purebred male does. She stands with her back leg out and her other leg in like our male. She loves to bark at strangers.
By Cisco's Mom 02/17/2014
I am not a vet but we have had four G/S and your dog certainly looks like a pure bred G/S. Of course without papers no one can prove it. Our four did not have papers and looked like yours. She is also beautiful! Congratulations. You will have years of wonderful companionship with one of the smartest breeds there is. Just remember, she is a very smart human in a fur coat.
Niko is 10wks old. I was told he was a Bulldog Boxer mix. I'm just not sure.
I adopted Samson 2 weeks ago, the rescue group said he is a yellow Lab mix. He definitely looks like a Lab and has a Lab personality, but he's very slender and pretty small still. He is almost 6 months old, and weighs about 30 pounds and is less than 2 feet tall. Any ideas what he could be mixed with that is making him more slender than a Lab? I love love love him and am just curious about his mix :)
It's been a while since my mom found this sad, apparently sick, female puppy down the street. Would anyone know what breed this is, because I have no idea of dog breeds and I'm just wondering.
Back then, at the time these photos where taken, our vet said the puppy was 7 weeks old (judging by the teeth). I don't live in the same town with my mother, so I have no photos of how the dog looks today, but at 18 weeks of age, my mom says she weights 40 pounds and that she is developing a nice white, long coat.
And more importantly, she says that the puppy is very happy and healthy now!
By Snowlion57 03/23/2014
I have to agree Great Purines. Large dog, a lot of maintenance but well worth it. Your Mom will love this dog for ever.
I am trying to figure out what my 2yr old Pit-breed is mixed with. I don't have the money for a DNA test. We guessed Staffordshire Terrier and Lab because he's amazingly smart and agile. You also can't see it, but he has a long bushy tail.
(Mine is the one on the right.)
Riley is a 3 year old Pug mix of some sort. I'm guessing he's a Jack Russell mix, but even then I'm not so sure.
By Bryn B from Winnipeg
What breed is my dog? I was told she was a Collie Pom mix. I don't believe this is true.
By Dani O
Scarlett is 16 months old. We adopted her at 8 weeks of age. She was 9 pounds then, and now she is 35 pounds. We were told she was a Pit Bull/Rottweiler mix. She was from a litter of puppies that were surrendered.
The lady from the rescue said that she was able to see the parents to the puppies because she went to the location to pick them up. I was able to see 2 of Scarlett's siblings and compared to them, she looked like the runt.
By Cori S.
We adopted him a little over a month ago and they said he was a JRT mix. He's definitely gotten taller than a Jack, and he's not as hyper as I expected. He plays, but he loves to stretch out in the sun and lay or sit on my lap! We think he's around 4-5 months.
I got my little guy (not so little now) at 8 weeks and 13 lbs. Now he's a little over a year and 65 lbs. I have heard many different things, but I am just curious.
By Chelsea B.
By Stephanie 02/12/2014
He looks a lot like my Mason :) Mason is a boxer lab mix. Here's some pics on ThriftyFun (http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf83817161.tip.html) I would say your dog has lab for sure. He's certainly adorable!
I got her from Missouri. The guy said she is a Malamute mixed with some kind of Shepherd, but I'm not a hundred.
My dog is 7 months old. I know her mom is Great Dane, but I'm thinking she may have some sort of Shepherd in her. The people I got her from claim she's full great Dane, but I don't believe them. She's about 60ish pounds at 7 months. Either way I wouldn't trade her for anything.
This is our puppy Ruby. She is 5 months old and weighs 28 lbs. She has white markings on her chest and feet which we thought could be Border Collie, but she has very short hair and a furrowed brow. She has a long skinny tail. Any ideas what our Lab puppy is mixed with?
By Terri W.
By Terri Haddox W.02/12/2014
This is another picture of her. Thanks for your help.
Sadie and her siblings were abandoned. So no one knows what her parents look like. By the looks of her I think she is a mix of Boxer and JRT. Do you see the same thing as me? Or would you have a different opinion?
By Amy W.
By Frugal Sunnie 02/12/2014
I think I do see Boxer, not sure of what else though. Very cute puppy!
My niece's mom gave us this pup. I'm not sure what breed it is. Maybe a Boxer mix or Pit Bull mix? What do you think?
I want to know what my 8 week old German Shepherd is mixed with. His mum is definitely a German Shepherd. I have no clue what his dad is, but he's growing pretty rapidly and is already pretty big for 8 weeks. I was told he is half Rottweiler, but his sister turned out with a white and black face and collar which I've never seen in a Rottweiler cross. Anyone have any ideas? He's 7 weeks in the photo.
Does my dog look like a Pit Bull mix? I think he does, but I'm not sure his mix. His kennel card said Yellow Lab/Retriever mix.
We are ready to adopt this 8 week old puppy. The rescue says it is Mastiff mix but the mix part is uncertain. Do you think based on the picture the breed mix could be Bulldog or Boxer?
By Frugal Sunnie 02/11/2014
Looks as though the mix is with a Boxer. I raised AKC Boxers 40+ years when living in the US, also did breed rescue and this wee fellow looks like a Boxer mix pup. I say that because of the pointed head cap - the other breeds have a flatter head.
My husband and I rescued Gordito AKA Gordo when he was about 8-10 weeks old, from someone. I was wondering what "breed" you all think he tends to favor. He is stocky, weighs about 85-90 pounds, has a massive head, and is almost 30 inches tall at his shoulders. The first picture is when he was about 12-14 weeks old (a little after we brought him home) and the second one is from about a week ago.
He's going on 2 years old so hes still a baby and is still growing! ;) The little black dog is a pure bred Miniature Dachshund named Achilles who runs the show around the house ;)
Can you please help? We adopted both of these gorgeous dogs from high kill shelters in Tennessee. The little tan one is Ziva who is 13 weeks old. The black and white one is Huck who is going to be 1 year in April and is 36 lbs. Any input would be very appreciated!
By Jenn R.
You're little guy looks to be beagle husky mix. No doubt on the husky. Beagle could be any sort of hound though as many have similar marking. Both are supreme athletes so be sure you take control as pack leader immediately or he will be calling you from the warden's office to bail him out often! He will need lots of walks and play.
The other has character of a german pointer Another athlete and hunting dog. There is also a springer spaniel look to him but is so dominant that idk the mix to get the short hair.
A good investment is to research these breeds to know how to train and treat them as the amazing breeds they are.
This is Abby. I got her when she was 4 weeks old from my boyfriend's cousin. She had no idea what kind of dog she was. She is brindle colored and all legs. She is 9 months old now and she is about 20-25 pounds. She is a sweetheart. I would really love to hear everyone's opinions on what kind of dog she is. It's driving me crazy! :)
By Brinna S. from MI
I looked into that baby's face and saw my Rocky. A Aussie cow dog. Aka red healer. But his brindle coat and face also has great resemblance to the treer Tennessee brindle. Would be a possible mix especially if he came from the country or an Amish area. Your baby is beautiful!
The healer is a herding dog and always on the job. They are known to be excellent with kids and baby sitting. I had our cow dog for 10 years and learned to adjust to his natural traits of keeping things in one place including my husband and I.
The down side of the healer is he is a great amount of dingo. Believed to be 1/2 collie 1/2 dingo. So they are a challenge to train. You must never be a push over with these breeds. You'll always outsmarted! Be persistent it will pay off in the end. Google Bootscoot videos to see how smart this breed is!
What breed is my dog? His name is Koa (Hawaiian) and we adopted him at the shelter. They said he was hound mix, but I'm really not sure how much identification and knowledge these folks have. He is black, with white chest and paws. No dewclaws in front just rear. He is nearly 3 mo. now weighing about 25 lbs.
By Heather H.
This is Kota. I got him yesterday off someone who did not want Kota, but I do! We're just not sure on his breed. We know he has German Shepherd, but what is the rest of this lovely mutt? Any help would be great, thank you.
By Stephen B.
By Janus 02/08/2014
I am sorry to say that I can't help with the breed, but I just had to comment and congratulate you on getting this gorgeous boy! I love his coat! Please give him a great big HUG for me! May you have many long and happy years together.
Any ideas what breed my dog is?
By Linda from Swan Hill, Victoria
I have a puppy and want to know what type of breed it might be? It has blue eyes and really big paws.
By Juan V.
By Janus 02/06/2014
I'd say Husky or Husky mix. Sure is cute! Please give the little darling a gentle hug for me!
I'm looking into relocating to a different state and while looking for housing I ran into an issue of breed restrictions. My dog was 8 weeks old when I got her. I was told she was a pit mix.
Now, that she is a year and a half, I kind of wonder whether she really is. She is quite small for a pit, she is only 40 pounds. I feel like she must be either an American bulldog or a boxer mix. So if I say she is a boxer/lab mix or something along those lines, would that fly by a landlord?
The state where I am considering moving doesn't have a pit bull ban, but a lot of housing complexes have breed restriction policy, which includes pits as an aggressive breed. My dog is by no means aggressive, she is really chill and mellow, and has 2 cats for her best friends. She never bit anyone, and all she ever want to do is cuddle and lick you in the face.
Please help me figure out, what breed mix she looks like. Thank you!
By Anna B.
By Frugal Sunnie 02/03/2014
Females of both Boxer and American Staffordshire Terrier (aka pit bull) breeds are usually smaller; 40lbs is about right for a mix. I'm sorry to tell you that my experience as an AKC Boxer breeder (40+years before my relocation to the UK), many years of Boxer and Boxer breed rescue, and my cousin raising Staffies (aka pit bulls) tells me your beautiful dog is indeed a Boxer-Staffie mix.
And sadly, neither breed is welcomed by many rental agencies in the US. The last five years I lived in the US were in NW GA, where I had such a terrible time finding a rental that I ended up buying a small house so the one Boxer I had left could have a home with me.
Rental property managers who welcome this type of dog are hard to find. They are out there, so don't give up, but do be prepared to meet a lot of negativity.
What do you guys think it is? What are your impressions?
By Iyadh G.
I got this dog off Kijiji classified. They said she was a boxer mixed with pit bull, and they said she was 2 months old. She looks way too small to be these breeds for two months. What do you guys think? Thank you
By Frugal Sunnie 02/03/2014
I used to raise Boxers in the US, my cousin raised Staffies (aka pit bulls). Although your dog looks like a mix of the two, you're right to question the breeding because she is very small for her age. Especially because you've pictured her next to a dog that is of a very small breed, and she looks quite small in comparison.
Best person to ask at this point is a vet. Good luck, please update when you find out for sure what she is.
What breed do I have? The people we got her from said she was a Rotweiler Boxer mix, but when she started growing her ears started sticking up and now we're thinking she is a German Shepherd dog! She has all the right markings for a German Shepherd, but there is no way for us to really know unless we had AKC papers!
By Kayla O.
By Frugal Sunnie 02/03/2014
ROFLOL, there is no way that dog has any Boxer bloodline! I have 40+years experience, please trust me - that's a gorgeous GSD with or without papers who is clearly a darling:)
Your vet will confirm.
I adopted my puppy from a local shelter. He is 5 months old now. I was told he was a Rottie mix, but I don't see Rot in him. I have been told he looks more like a Black and Tan mix. He loves to play with chew toys and loves the outdoors. He definitely thinks he is a lap dog and is very loyal and is always with me anywhere I go in the house. He hates to be alone. Any comments would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
By Laura S.02/05/2014
What a beauty. Looks like a rottie/hound mix I adopted years ago. Definitely has rottie, looking at the eyebrows.
I have bought 2 dogs that are supposed to be St. Bernard cross breeds. After 5 months I can't see any recognizable features. Please help me to know the name of the breeds.
By Karunakar G.
I bought this adorable puppy at 14 weeks old. He was sold to me as a Chihuahua pup, but I wasn't given the paperwork as requested and I never heard from the previous owner again. He is a healthy happy pup and started to grow a long body and longer legs.
His chest is larger now as he is now around eight months old. I'm curious what breed he could be as it's quite clear he's no Chihuahua. I was thinking perhaps Mini Pinscher x Chi mix? I can't compare it to anything though as Google doesn't give you any examples. I would appreciate opinions.
By Frugal Sunnie 02/03/2014
Use the search term 'min pin chi mix puppies' on the Images page, and scroll through the thousands of pics that will come up...see:
http://www.google.co.uk/search?neww ... .1ac.1.32.img..13.10.919.PgprLorxhhc
I got her from some of my friend's neighbors and I have seen the dad and he looks like a Husky. He howls and barks a lot. My dog is very quiet, but doesn't like to be away from people. She looks somewhat like a Husky, but I'm not sure if she is mixed with something else. Any ideas?
By Hannie M.02/22/2014
Dead ringer for my Cody boy. I had the same question but am convinced it's husky and German shepherd. I was told he came from Michigan. Might they be related? I swear they're identical.
I just saw this funny video by JKFilms and they had a dog, named Brown, that I really like. I have been looking into getting a dog for sometime now, but I don't really know what I want. I really like the color combination on Brown and he is also the perfect size of dog I want. I currently live in a house but in about a year and a half I'm going to live in an apartment for college and I really want a small dog to keep me company.
Do any dog breed experts know what kind of breed or mix of breeds Brown is? I personally think he is some mix of a Jack Russell, but I am not sure as I don't really know a lot about dog breeds. If anyone can help by telling me what breed or mix of breeds Brown is, so I can look for a puppy like him, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! :D
Here is the video btw:
Here is the behind the scenes video with more footage of the dog:
More videos with Brown:
By Ryan V.
By Kat 02/03/2014
I am just guessing, but I think he has Chihuahua and maybe Dachshund, but it is hard to tell. He may have Jack Russel. Remember that even though he may be small, he will still need exercise and attention. If you are heading to college, you have to consider if you have time for him. You may have a long day of classes and then want to go out with your friends, but that is not fair to your dog. They just want their people, and you will need to really carve out some time for him. It is unfair to him if you get a dog only to decide you do not have the time afterall to care for him. give it lots of thought first.
We just got her a couple days ago and all the previous owners knew was she is a German Shepherd cross. What could she be mixed with? I have never seen a German Shepherd with green eyes before. Thanks for any help.
By Tyler from Canada
By wrencollie3 02/28/2014
Definitely Husky. She's cute!
I have a Pit Bull mix and just out curiosity, I'd like to know what he's mixed with. Does anyone have a clue? Been looking for a long time. I saw his twin today, but the owner was just as clueless as me!
Is my pup mixed with something possibly? I adopted him four years ago and am just curious for opinions.
By theresabarrientos13 02/06/2014
She looks like a red nosed pit bull like my puppy.
I was wondering if anyone might know what breed of dog this is. My sister bought this puppy a couple of months ago and she forgot the breed of this puppy. She only remembers that this puppy is a Japanese dog, but we don't know what kind of Japanese breed is this. He is about 12 weeks old.
By Paul P.
By wrencollie3 02/28/2014
I see corgi in his face and ears, maybe a corgi-shiba inu cross? He is cute!
This is Rocco, he is 4 years old. We've only had him for about a year now and we have no idea what breed he is. He is very playful, loves people and kids, he doesn't get along very well with other dogs. He's medium in size and weights 46 lbs. The last time he was to the vet they guessed he was a Bearded Collie Rottweiler mix. If anyone has a dog like him and has any insight on what breed he is could you please help me out.
By Renee C.
By Stephanie 01/27/2014
He looks just like a Llasa Apso with a haircut to me. You can see lots of pictures and breed information here: http://www.thriftyfun.com/Lhasa-Apso-Breed-Information-and-Photos.html
What do you think?
He is approximately 4 years old, we were "watching him for a couple weeks" and 2.5 years later.... So we don't know anything about his history, but we are blessed to have a doggy like him! Our best guess would be German Shepherd/Husky cross? He is playful and friendly, good with other dogs and children, and clumsy but very smart.
He loves to run and roam. He weighs between 50 and 75lbs (never actually had to lift him, but he can easily knock an adult male over) and standing on all 4s his height is about 3 ft, on 2, about 5' 5". Everyone always asks, but we really don't know. Like I said we think he is a Husky/German Shepherd, but some of his features are very different from the crosses we have seen.
By Lauren R.
My dog Micah is a 5 month old puppy that I got at the shelter. The shelter where I live has a habit of calling any dog that they don't know what they are, a hound mix. I got curious and bought a mixed breed DNA test which told me that he is a mix of Chow Chow, Labrador Retriever, and Boxer.
People have asked me if he is considered a Pit Bull, but I never thought about it and I got to looking at him and he kinda looks like a Pit Bull.
By Frugal Sunnie 01/27/2014
I raised AKC Boxers in the US for over 40 years, also did breed rescue which included Boxer mix dogs; my cousin raised Staffies. I can assure you, there is no American Staffordshire Terrier, better known as 'Staffie' (the correct name for 'pit bull' dogs) in your gorgeous dog:)
People often asked me if my dogs were 'pit bulls' then tried to argue it with me when I said 'No, pure (or mixed if the dog was) Boxer' and I frankly became very tired of it.
After my divorce and subsequent move to a new state the manager of the apartment complex I'd rented online from told me I had 30 days to get rid of 'that dangerous pit bull!' and refused to listen to me or the vet. A DNA test was done and of course he was a purebred Boxer (which I and the AKC already knew) but she was convinced he was a pit bull. I took her to court to get my rents and deposits back (I won), but I ended up having to buy a house to get a home for the dog and myself because so many apartment complex managers refused to believe me, the AKC, the vet, and the DNA tests. Sheesh!
The DNA test isn't wrong. If your dog had Staffie genes, the DNA test would have come back with that result. What you need to do now is read up on the breeds the DNA test results say are in your dog, and re the Boxer part - it takes up to three years for a Boxer or Boxer Mix to fully mature. Don't be surprised by puppy behaviours well into the third year.
All the breeds in your dog are wonderful family and companion dogs, congratulations on opening your heart and home to a dog who will love you unconditionally, be exceptionally intelligent, and er, well, rather active well into the tenth year. Well cared for, those breeds generally have a life span reaching 12-17 years, as a mixed breed you can expect to have your new family member around and healthy at the outer reaches of the three breeds.
Mixed breed dogs usually have all of the best traits with few if any of the congenital and behavioural problems so rampant in overbred popular breeds.
I have four dogs each an unwanted puppy. We have so many theories, but just for fun want to see what others think.
Miakoda black female about two years old. We think she's Black Lab and Aussie Shepherd, or Black Lab and Border Collie mix.
Tegra brown female about 1 1/2 years old. We think Chocolate Lab and Pit Bull mix.
Thor black male 1 1/2 years old. We think Black Lab and Pit Bull mix, or Black Lab and Mastiff mix. We were told he was Black Lab and Blue Heeler.
Our newest one is Max black and brown male 5 months old. Think he's Rottie and German Shepherd. That's what we were also told. Could he have wolf?
By Stephanie 02/24/2014
I'd say your guesses are spot on. What a beautiful, happy looking bunch you have :)
I adopted Maya from Guatemala a month ago. She is set to ship Tuesday and I am unsure what breed she is. I was thinking some sort of Shepherd mix, but her neck is pretty long. Any thoughts?
By Tira D.
My dog was a gift. I am always curious what breed my 1 year old dog is. He hasn't grown since he was 6 months old, so I'm guessing he's going to be a short dog.
By Leticia C.
How can you tell the difference between a Labrador Retriever puppy and a Pitbull puppy between 8-10 weeks?
By Georgianne B.
By Frugal Sunnie 01/24/2014
Do an Internet search using the dog breed name and the word 'puppies'. Scroll through the pictures - should answer your question to see what both (or a mix of the two) look like.
We adopted this puppy a couple of days ago. She is 16 weeks and weighs 17 pounds. What is she?
By Frugal Sunnie 01/23/2014
Looks like there is a lot of Boxer puppy there - the way the ears are trying to stand up and are leaning over is very much like the way the Boxer puppy ears I used to raise in the US looked if the new owner didn't want them docked.
Also, the chest, paws, and body look like Boxer pup too. Might be something else mixed in there but I'd say the majority of the gene pool there is Boxer. I also did breed rescue and have seen similar puppies like yours who turn out to be Boxer mixed with Lab or Staffordshire Terrier.
Google Image search using the term 'Boxer puppies' and 'Boxer mix puppies' will give you thousands of pictures to scroll through to see I'm probably right.
Gorgeous dog. If indeed a Boxer, expect full maturity to happen by aged three years, and weight to be 60-95lbs depending on factors you have no control over - mainly what the mix is, and what the mother's health before and during pregnancy was.
Very active dogs who are great family dogs needing a lot of exercise - yours should be trained beginning now for obedience and good public behaviour - consider always keeping yours on a lead, muzzled if 'nippy', and be sure to check your local laws to be sure your dog hasn't been labelled a dangerous dog. Sad but true, Boxers and Boxer mixes have come in on those lists.
We got a puppy during Thanksgivings and were told he was a Boston terrier/chihuahua mix. Well he is getting bigger and looks nothing like any of those dogs. He is now 17 weeks old... we think. He weighs 18 pounds and is about 18 inches tall and 25 inches long. He is black with dark black eyes, floppy triangle ears, skinny tail, and white patch on chest.
We think she might be a Golden Retriever/Pit mix or Lab/Pit mix. Her hair is pretty long especially down the center of her back, it's pretty thick in that area. In the picture we think she is about 3 months old, she is now about 5 months and she has grown significantly. Also, she was found abandoned on some back streets in the countryside so no one can really give us any answers to her breed besides a blood test of course.
By Frugal Sunnie 01/23/2014
Because of the eye colour and what little I can see of the body, she does look like she's got some American Staffordshire Terrier (correct name of pit bull dogs), and I think you may be right about the Lab or Golden Retriever part as well - it looks as though the AST part isn't dominant (whew, because they are wonderful dogs who can be a real handful!).
Do Google Image searches using those breeds as your search term and include the word 'mix'. I think you'll see images of dogs similar to your dog on those returns.
I got a new puppy, but am unclear what breed he is. I was told Australian Shepherd, but I don't think so.
It looks like a cross breed because of the size but I think it could be a welsh or boarder collie.
Does anyone know what Dingo could be mixed with?
By Jodi from Cartersville, GA
This is Oreo, she's 2 months old and we got her from a friend, but have no idea what type she is or if she's mixed?
By Jackie R.
By Pixiedust7 02/15/2014
I just saw this, as I am catching up with email. Oreo is adorable and reminds me of schnoodle puppies we had a long time ago. Our poodle was pregnant with schnauzer puppies when we adopted her, and she had 8 schoodle puppies - all adorable! It's hard to say without a DNA test. Best wishes for many happy times with your adorable pup Oreo!
I was wanting to know exactly what kind of dog I have.
Niko is a 1 1/2 year old Husky mix. He is not as broad in the shoulders as a Husky and not as fluffy as one either. He also has brown coloring in random parts of his body not just straight black and white or brown and white like most Huskies. Anyone have a clue what breed he is?
By Alicia M.
By mariamelnichuk 02/16/2014
Defiantly a husky
I got my pup when he was about 3-4 months old. He's now almost 2 yrs old (April 30). I was told he's a "reverse blue brindle". Now my friend has his brother from the same litter and they look like 2 totally different dogs. My pup has a brown coat, beautiful light eyes, and lots of loose skin, Whereas his brother is taller and skinnier, smaller head, flawless blue tint coat, and dark brown eyes.
My pup weighs 80lbs (maybe more, he got weighed back in September was 77lbs and he loves food LoL). His brother weighs maybe 65lbs. Now the father was a beast, very large bulky dog, but mom was tiny and skinnier. Any input or comments (don't be mean) would help. Thanks bunches!
By Jenny L. from NJ
By Lynn J.01/16/2014
He looks like a pitbull.
Bassie is now 10 months old. We got him as a rescue at 5 months. I know he looks like a Pit Bull, but his body is very slim with long, lean, muscular legs. He has 2 small white throat markings. I wonder what his parentage was, as it would help with training etc.? He doesn't seem to be getting any bigger now. He weighs about 50 lbs.
By Honey H. from London
By Lizzyanny 01/16/2014
I agree. I see Vizla in your dog. they are a very active breed.
I just adopted a puppy from the humane society. They told me she was 11 weeks old and a hound mix. Her coat is so unique, at least to me because I haven't ever seen a dog with a coat quite like hers. My fiancé and I have passed around the idea that she may be mixed with two different kinds of hounds possibly. She does not do other dogs at all. She is this tiny puppy, but would want to rip the head off a much bigger dog. We have had her about 3 days and she is already pretty protective over our whole family, also, on walks she won't continue walking unless we were all walking in front of or beside her.
She is small puppy still. Her coat, is white all over, but on her nose she has black tiny spots, and on her cheeks and through out her whole body and legs there are tiny tan, almost a creame color, spots all over. Her right eye is covered by one giant brown spot. I would love to see what other opinions anyone else has.
By Linda 01/13/2014
Possibly a Dalmatian Chocolate lab mix.
Springer's and hunting dogs also have spots like that.
The shelter said she is a Border Collie mix, but I am skeptical about that. I would love to hear some more guesses. Luna's around 1 yr 4 months and is a little under 40lbs. I love her to death no matter what, but always look at her and wonder. Some of her spots have shown more with age and I still feel like I've found new spots recently. I don't know if that means anything.
By Wanda 01/14/2014
Hi, he seems to have some Dalmation along with maybe Lab (coat) or one of the Shepherd family (head, snout, nose). Could your vet not help with determination? Hope you find out either way it's certainly a stunning, beautiful animal.
I found this dog over a week ago and haven't found his home. So, we are going to keep him unless we find his owner. I was curious what breed he is? He is super sweet, does great with my other dogs, and my two year old daughter.
By Ashley from Seattle, WA
By Wanda 01/14/2014
I'm not sure exactly but he looks a lot like there's a bit of German shepherd. You will be blessed for your kindness and compassion. God bless you for helping this baby. Love your hearts... (wishing there were more in this world like these good people)
I got my puppy off of kijiji. The ad said she was a German Shepherd/Husky mix. However, after I got her I was looking on kijiji again and found another ad that was a German Shepherd/Boxer mix and the pictures looked exactly like my puppy. It looks like she has more Boxer than Husky in her.
At 5 months she weighs 33 pounds. I'd like to know what everyone thinks! I am curious to know what kind of dog she is so I can estimate how big she'll be. Thanks. :)
By Kristin L
By Wanda 01/14/2014
My best guess is Shep/Husky mix. Sooo pretty too! My daughter raises boxers and she looks nothing like those to me. However, she doesn't seem to have the husky coat. If inside dog blessing for sure, but does seem to have the body, head, snout, nose. Of course this just my opinion on one photo. Very hard to make a determination. Either way your very lucky! Beautiful!
I got him from a local shelter and they pretty much say everything is a Pit Bull, but I do not believe he is. What do you think?
By ilovesophie 01/13/2014
Looks just like a pit bull to me. I fostered one once and he was the sweetest, most loving dog.
I rescued this pup from a shelter in Uganda. I think it is perhaps a cross between the local breed here and a German Shepherd. Thoughts?
Any ideas? She is 12 weeks old, 8 lbs, 21 inches from the tip of nose to base of tail. The shelter said she is half Toy Fox Terrier, but I don't see it. I often hear that her head and paws seem big compared to her body and that she looks like a tiny German Shepherd dog. All I see is the cutest pup ever.
By Shelly S. from Southern CA
By Frugal Sunnie 01/11/2014
Gorgeous! Your dog looks like a Cairn Terrier with some Fox or German Shepherd colouring in there and wow are those paws and forelegs huge, which says someone in there was a good sized dog with black and tan colours. Here's a link to Cairn Terrier puppy pics, you'll see what I mean about the Cairn head:
http://www.google.co.uk/search?neww ... .1ac.1.32.img..0.21.1129.j0ijS_Qcy90
Your vet will be able to give you a better idea of what all is in that gene pool, please update and let us know what the pro had to say!
I got my girlie when she was about 3 months. She's now 6 months and weighs 22.4 pounds. The vets think she might be mixed with some Straffordshire Terrier and another breed.
Could someone help me out?
I adopted this puppy from the pound a week ago and was told he was Collie x Huntaway (NZ farm dog). However someone has said they see more Staffy in him. Any ideas? Thanks!
By Frugal Sunnie 01/09/2014
I raised AKC Boxers and did breed rescue in the US 40+years, my cousin was raising Staffies at the same time - I'm quite familar with breed characteristics and I really don't see any Staffie in your handsome pup.
I do see Chocolate Lab (colouring, ears, and paws) and am surprised the vets didn't suggest it. I would trust what the vets have to say over anything a friend offers unless that friend is a many years breeder with a quality reputation.
His name is Caramelo (means caramel in Spanish) and I have had him for 3 years. I have been wondering what breed he is.
By Salvador S.
By Stephanie 01/31/2014
He definitely has some terrier in him with that little "beard". Maybe Jack Russel or Fox Terrier? He sure is cute!
Does anyone know what my dog's breed is? He is only 7 months old in this picture and weighs 70 pounds.
By Brittany from Raleigh
I just adopted her from the Humane Society. She is around 6-7 months old and is around 25-30 lbs. The Humane Society listed her as a Lab mix. Any ideas what she may be mixed with?
When we rescued him, they labeled him as a Labradoodle, but we know that is incorrect now that he's grown up. He's big-about 72 lbs. He has long wiry hair that we trim, but keep fairly long. He's very active, loves to run and "herd" other dogs. He has a long tail that curls up at times and big floppy ears. When he has short hair you can tell much better, but he is extremely spotted. Any opinions would be appreciated :)
Raya was adopted from the pound when she was 6mos - 9mos old (they really had no idea). So she's roughly 9mos-1yr old or olderish. Anyway, they described her as a Boxer mix; I'm not so convinced. She has a long body and long thick neck, long brindled fur on top and white spotted fur under, stands about 25" tall (shoulder), and weighs around 38lbs. What kind of mutt is my gorgeous girl?
By Frugal Sunnie 01/07/2014
I was an AKC Boxer breeder in the US for over 40 years and I did a lot of breed rescue in the last five years I was in the States - your dog doesn't look as though it has ANY Boxer in it at all. The brindle colouring probably is why they thought the dog is part Boxer but actually brindles don't happen very often with Boxers.
Your dog has very short legs, also not a Boxer trait. Might have some Terrier mixed with one of the hound breeds that throw brindle colours, and the face and ears look Beagle to me; best way to be sure though is to ask a canine vet.
Unusual looking dog, very striking! It really would be a good idea to find out what is in that dog so that you know what to expect temperament and behaviour wise.
We got him from some girl. She also didn't know what kinda dog he was. He's all black with some white parts on his feet n chest. If anyone knows or thinks they know please help. Thank you.
By Lizzyanny 01/06/2014
He has the coat markings of a schnauzer.
Would anyone be able to tell me the exact breed of my dog? He is 11 months old.
By Asim from Manchester, UK
By Frugal Sunnie 01/04/2014
What an absolutely gorgeous Boxer mix you have there!
I was an AKC Boxer breeder for over 40 years in the US (live in the UK now) and also did breed rescue - I've seen hundreds of Boxer mix dogs and your dog looks like a 3/4 Boxer at least - mum and dad probably both Boxers with a little something like Mastiff or Bulldog mixed in.
A vet will be able to give you a better idea of the other part, but from the looks of your dog, count on at least 3/4 Boxer. As for the other quarter part, I do think Mastiff or Bulldog from the huge, flat head. All good breeds, you should have a wonderful companion dog in yours who is also going to be a little more protective of those he considers 'his' - you may want to check your local laws to be sure you comply and don't lose your dog to any law regulating keeping him that you don't know about.
I got Roxi about a year ago at a shelter. They said she was a Boxer mix, but I think she's mixed with Pit Bull and maybe something else. Any ideas?
By Frugal Sunnie 01/04/2014
The chest is all Boxer, but the head looks like Rhodesian Ridgeback or similar. I don't think there is any Pit in your dog, though.
I have no idea. She weighs 3.5 lbs at 9 weeks. She is quite broad at her front, but very, tiny at in the back.
By Lizzyanny 01/04/2014
She looks like a Yorkie. Very cute!
I got a puppy and was told it was a full blooded Walker Coonhound puppy. Can anyone tell me if it looks mixed?
I got her as a six month old pup. She was abuse so I took her in without doing research, but she's been the best dog I've had, just very protective. I need more info on her.
By Tami from Genoa, OH
By Cheryl 12/31/2013
She looks like an American Bulldog. Very beautiful dogs, and great pets.
Can someone try to help me figure out what really mixed breed he is? Max is 2 1/2 months old. I bought him on craigslist. The seller said he is a Husky mix, but I don't see the Husky part. I don't think he's too big or to small for his age. He has pink paws. He likes to nibble on my fingers.
He doesn't howl; he barks.
By tricia minter 01/03/2014
I have a husky mix I got as a puppy. Her mom was a red husky and all puppies were black & white. Doesn't look like a husky, but I know for sure she's a mix. She's 9 now & a few years ago her tail started looking more husky like & she has her mom's blue eyes. Never knew what kind of dog the dad is but I'm guessing some sort of hunting dog. She loves to find lizards & has a nose that won't quit. She mostly barks & very rarely howls. Your puppy will change with growth & you may start seeing some husky there. It's not always obvious.
My dog is a 26 inch tall, 71 lb. male Pit mix. He had webbed toes and longer ears than a Pit. His muzzle is longer than a Pit as well. We are going to do a DNA test soon, but I wanted to see if anyone had any thoughts.
His coat is wiry instead of soft and silky and he has dark chocolate tones. This dog is only a year old. He will continue to grow and put on some more weight. He is very calm and sleeps often. He does drool as well. There is some loose wrinkles of skin around his neck and all around his body. What do you think?
It's obvious she's a Pit, but I'm really curious as to what she's mixed with. She's much shorter than a normal Pit Bull and her ears are long and pointy. Anyone have the right answer?
By Sarah T
By Lizzyanny 12/25/2013
On second thought, maybe Corgi?
I recently adopted Ryder and the place I got him from said he was a Husky mix. But they weren't sure what he was mixed with. He is 7 weeks old now and is 4 pounds.
Blue eyes? Looks like a mix of Catahula, Aussie, maybe Cattle dog. I have had all three breeds. Very smart, very good dogs.
I got my puppy from our neighbourhood, but I don't know what breed it is. Will someone please help? I thought it's some sort of Eskimo. Is that right?
I adopted Grady when she was 8 weeks old. Her mother was there and looked just like a Lab/Golden Retriever mix and is what they claimed her to be. I think Grady is has some sort of Pit in her? Maybe?
Thanks for the help!
By Chelsey from Hamilton, AL
I rescued her 2-3 weeks ago and don't know what kind of dog she is. She reminds me of a Yorkie because of the color, but also of a Schnauzer because of the way her hair is. Any ideas?
By Holly's mommy
The mother is a tri colour mini Australian Shepherd. The owner told me the father was a small black dog. Any suggestions on what breed?
Your puppy is known as a mixed breed or mutt. It is what happens when two dogs, either of different breeds, or mixed breeds themselves cross. It may also be called a crossbred, mongrel, etc.
I'm wondering what my dog's breed mix is. Her name is Arya :D She's 8 months old now, she wights 36 lbs/16kg, height I think is around 50cm/19.7 inches, almost 60cm/24 inches long (without the tail), her tail is around 40 cm/15 inches, medium golden hair. At the beginning we thought she was a Golden Retriever/Lab mix, but because she's too small (36lbs) we're thinking she might be not.
Here is some photos of her:
this one when she was 4-5 months yaers old:
By Fadi E.
What breed is my dog? It looks like he has some German Shepherd in him, but idk. Help please :)
By Tracey H.12/29/2013
I would say part Beagle and maybe lab, not shepherd.
I was given a dog a few months ago. I got him when he was 8 weeks old and was told that he was a Border Terrier. He definitively has the face of a border terrier, but he was way too large for this breed; he weighs in 40 lbs! Border terriers usually range in 11 to 20 lbs.
I found him in a parking lot a few months ago. I see the Pit Bull, but what else?
By Bruce P
I was told Diesel is a Beagle mix when I got him, but he is about 35 pounds at 6 months old so wondering if anyone can guess what he is mixed with. Several people have guessed Lab. He has a wavy strip of hair down his back and I'm not familiar with breeds that have short wavy hair. Thanks!
She's almost 3 months old this December. I bought her over an internet site and they told me that she is a pure bred Chihuahua. But it bothers me because Chihuahuas usually have a short snout. I love her, but I really need to know if she's a pure Chihuahua. Thank you.
He looks to be a Chiweenie! Mine looks the same, but he is fawn with black. They are half Chihuahua and half Dachshund.
I just adopted a female puppy. She is about 2 months old and very tiny. Really would like to hear all your opinions as to her breed. Thank you!
My dog is a chihuahua mix with I do not know so please help me.
I have a picture of a puppy that they are giving me, but I cannot identify the breed. Is a mutt. Would someone be able to identify how it will look when it grows up? The last pic is the mom, she is less than ten pounds and in the pic she is shaved.
I know he's half full breed Great Dane, but I do not know the other half. He has so many Great Dane features. Please help! He's a sweet guy, 125 lbs, and tall. He is two years old.
By Jocelyn L from MA
Deno is aproximately 10 months old. He is a rescue and they said he was a Husky cross. Any ideas what he is crossed with? I was thinking Staffordshire Bull Terrier as I don't think Pit Bulls are legal in UK.
By Frugal Sunnie 12/05/2013
Husky and Lab, maybe. The vet should have a better idea.
I raised AKC Boxers in the US and as Boxers are similar to Staffies I looked very carefully at the pics you've posted - I really don't see much if any Staffie in your dog at all. Maybe, and this is a big maybe, around his face between eyes and snout where it bulges out a bit.
But really, Labs have a similar bulge to their faces.
Please update after you've spoken with your vet. Beautiful dog whatever mix he is.
Lily is 11 months old. She is really nice towards family, but can turn aggressive to new people. I have been told by the owner that it's a Japanese Akita cross Rottweiler, but many people refer to it as a wolf or a fox. She's ginger, but has a bit of black on the top of her body. It changes a little. So could you tell me what dog I have a sure. I think it may be a dingo.
This is my dingo pit mix not sure if that helps you at all. Dingos do have distinct marks white tip tail feet head and usually eyes mouth and nose look like they've been outlined with eyeliner.
I adopted a dog from our local animal shelter and was told he was Border Collie mix, but he is now only 6 months old and is extremely tall and has very long legs. Is there a possibility that he is mixed with Great Dane?
By Teresa Martin J.05/07/2014
I'm no expert by any means; however, the first thing that I thought of when I saw that face was St. Bernard. As a Great Dane mom, those legs do resemble a Danes'. So my best guess would be a Dane/Bernard/Lab/+++ mix. Beautiful dog!
So this is the pic of my 2-month-old puppy. I still don't know what is his breed x. I got him from a family member who has the mother, a miniature Poodle.
I would say poodle/lab.
I'm trying to figure out if my dog is a Chihuahua Jack Russell mix. I've been told he's a little big for a Chihuahua. He has the ears of a Chihuahua, but his tail curls and I've been told Chihuahua tails aren't supposed to curl. He's white and cream.
By lavonneann 11/30/2013
I had a dog that looked very much the same as your does. She was a deer head Chihuahua. She lived to be 22 years old and was a loved pet.
2 days ago I came across a man offering a puppy at the bus station. The puppy was smelly and its fur was rough in random places. But it was too cute to just leave it so I gave the man 100$ and took her home. I fed her and gave her a bath and tried to get a picture of her to show LOL that was soooo hard. Her tail is very short. I'm not sure at all if it was born that way, but I hope to get some opinions. Thank You
By Frugal Sunnie 12/01/2013
Holy cow is that puppy cute or what? She looks like a genuine Heinz 57 to me, looks as though there is some Lab (ears and colour), some German Shepherd (paws and leg colours), maybe some Border Collie too (again maybe the ears instead of Lab, colours, head-muzzle shape, and longer hair).
Since you were able to splash out $100 to rescue her from the seller it sounds as though you can also afford a visit to the vet - the vet will be able to tell you more about what breeds are in her, plus scan her for a chip...sadly sometimes puppies and dogs offered for sale the way your was turn out to be stolen.
The vet will also check her for parasites and congenital defects - if she wasn't stolen she may have come from a 'puppy mill' or backyard breeder, and as such may have worms or other parasites, hip or heart problems, or illness.
In the pics she seems bright and alert but better safe than sorry. As part of her vet check she'll also be given age-appropriate vaccinations to protect her from the various communicable diseases (Parvo, rabies of course, distemper, etc).
We picked up Gilbert from the pound 2 weeks ago. The pound told us he was 10 months and a Chihuahua mix, though they said he'd been brought in as a stray, so I think it was a guess on their part. He is skinny with very long legs and big ears. He often looks like a flying fox (bat). He has a long tail and wiry hair down his back, particularly along the middle, which can make him look like he has a mullet or a punk haircut! When we got him we took him to the vet and he weighed only 5lbs, though we had to worm him and he has now put on more weight and muscle.
He is a loving dog who always wants attention or a knee to sit on. He jumps about a lot at home on his long legs. He's inquisitive and will stop on walks to watch people along the road, but is also confident at approaching people and other dogs. So far he has been very quick to learn bathroom rules and basic training.
We bought him a coat and his length (back of neck to base of tail) is currently 11 inches. I have had a couple of people suggest dog breeds he looks like: Chihuahua, Italian Greyhound, miniature Pinscher, or Formosan Mountain dog.
By Holly G
We bought our dog from a homeowner via Craigslist. The puppies looked like a mix - some took after the mom who was a German Shepherd/Lab cross, and we were told the dad was a yellow Lab, but we've had people tell us Eli looks like a Pit Bull. We will keep him no matter what, but we should probably find out!
he third photo has him laying beside our 4 year old Retriever/Setter mix. Eli's body is long and his legs are long as well. He has a slim appearance. We used to have a yellow Lab and his back/hindquarters definitely resemble what we see when Eli lays down. So, not sure! The ears look Pit, but could they be a combo of floppy Lab ears with high pointed Shepherd ears? Sometimes they do point up. He's super food focused also and has been easy to train (smart).
Any help or insight is appreciated!
By Heidi Q
What breed do you think my baby is? I was told shih tzu.
By Haley 552 12/04/2013
It looks a lot like a shish tzu to me.
Is he a Chihuahua? I found him on the side of the road. I know he is definitely still a puppy, but am not sure what kind of dog he is. Thank you.
I found him on the street and know nothing about him. Can you please help and give your best guess on what breed he is?
By Kim H.
By Cisco's Mom 11/28/2013
He looks like a Lab to me and he is just beautiful! Lucky you for having him.
We got our dog from someone on Kijiji, we were told she is Min Pin/Chihuahua, we don't think she is though. We have our ideas and I would like to get some other opinions, what do you think she is?
By tazzer36 from Port Perry, Ontario
She is 6 months old and about 30 lbs. When we got her they said she is part Husky and part Boxer, but I'm not sure about that. When she gets mad the black hair on the ridge of her neck and back stands up. Normally, her tail curls up and is long, and her ears are floppy, but can stand up straight. She is very energetic and can run very fast for days. She loves to do figure eights around me. She has moles around her mouth and on eye brows with whiskers like a German Shepherd.
By BBrown from Atlanta
My brother rescued this puppy yesterday and took her to get a flea bath, he was told by the groomer that she is about 2 months old. I would really appreciate anyone's help with sharing thoughts and knowledge of what breed this puppy may be.
I really appreciate your time and help! Thank you in advance!
I got my dog at four weeks, not knowing that was the wrong age to get a puppy. The owner said he was a Pit/Lab. I got to see his mom, she was only a year old and looked a lot like my puppy (Lab features), but she was not very big with her height. I always have people make funny comments that he might be part Beagle or Dachshund. He is now 9 1/2 weeks and weighs 16 lbs, but his legs have not grown he's still short. His paws are huge and he has a long body frame and tends to wobble when he walks. I have heard that Labs tend to have long body frames and Pits wobble when they walk. I just am concerned about his legs because they seem to not be growing. Any input would be nice!
Well thank you for your reply. I have had him on shots and frequently take him to the vet and they think he's okay and that he should be at a range of 40-50lbs when he gets older. I had reassurance with the seller and apparently his dad was pit/lab so was his mom. I have heard pits can very in sizes and he was also the surviving runt. How long do you think it will take for his growth spurt to hit for his legs? Or even overall body?
My dog is a black and tan Chihuahua, but I have a feeling it's mixed. If it's not please don't be rude; I'm just wondering. Thanks :)
I don't have much info on my dog, Bella, because she's a stray, but she is very tiny and she's an adult.
By Donald B.11/22/2013
She looks like a Chihuahua to me. Not mix. If she is a mix (which I don't think so), the only dog that I've ever seen that looks close to Bella is a Rat Terrier. But Bella is not a Rat Terrier, distinguished by huge satellite prick ears.
I recently rescued a mutt puppy of about 8 weeks. She has a goofy personality, but can also be laid back. She stays by my side. She has medium length hair. It's not short, but it's not long. She has ears that bend over and her tail curls like a Husky's tail does and her tail has longer hair on it. The mother of my puppy was all black with tan markings.
The owner didn't know what the mom was mixed with, but she looked to me as if she was a German Shephard Husky mix. Some of the puppies were Golden Lab looking, some looked like Rotties, and then there is my puppy. Lol. The daddy is unknown and the mom was rescued off the streets pregnant. The mom isn't huge, I'd say she's about 50-60lbs. I want to say she's Husky mix, but I honestly am stumped lol. Any help?
By Samantha from Duluth, GA
I have a 1 month old puppy named Cookie. She a Chihuahua mix. I would like to know what's her other half.
By Adrianna P.
It will be very hard to tell until the puppy gets a little older. We adopted a rescue Chihuahua mix when she was a puppy. She started out as a tiny, shorter-haired little girl, and grew up to be a beautiful 27-pound long-hair, which our vet thinks may be a Golden Retriever mix. (Daddy would have been the Chihuahua, obviously). Mother Nature is a mad scientist!
What mixed breed is my puppy? Destiny was rescued when just hours old. We have bottle fed her from day one. She was a dark, almost black, brindle and is turning more blonde now. At nine weeks old she weighs 7 lbs and getting bigger each day. Some people have suggested maybe a Mastiff Orcorso type mix. Hum, we wonder what could she possible be mixed with? Nov 18, 2013 she is now nine weeks of age
By Allison from Dallas, TX
By Saber Alexander 11/19/2013
He seems to have a distinctly terrier-ish look to him, but mastiff/terrier would be quite an odd mix. Whatever he is, he's beautiful!
Here is Ricky who is 4 months old. I can't tell what breed he is.
By Keleb A. from Miami
My old dog died this year from heart failure. I would love to know what breed he came from. He was such a gentle, lovable, companion dog and I miss him a lot. He weight about 3.5kg and was a very calm, peaceful dog.
Does anyone know what breed my dog is? I adopted her from the Humane Society and all they could tell me is mixed. I would like to find out if anyone can assist me in knowing the breed of this cutie.
She is 9 weeks old now as in pic.
By Amit V.
We got him from a shelter and was told he was a Pointer blend. He has freckles like a Pointer does, but his ears are always up and don't sit flat on the side like Pointers do when they're relaxed. Sometimes when he's excited they'll stick straight up in the air with no bend whatsoever. The first 2 photos were of him when he was a bit younger and his ears were a lot floppier. I haven't got a photo of them standing right up, sorry. Please help us identify the breed. We love him as is, just curious.
By Natalie M
I took him home with me after my friends and I almost hit him. I was wondering what type dog he is. He's white and tan, really fluffy, huge, and has beautiful eyes.
By Cindy Paris G.03/11/2014
I think he is part Fox Terrier.
What do you think? As a rescue puppy, we aren't quite sure what he has in him! We would love to hear your ideas :)
By Frugal Sunnie 11/14/2013
His head and snout look like Boxer, his colouring brindle - but the picture doesn't really show enough of him to tell for sure.
Can you upload a picture of him awake, looking at the camera, and a side view of his body and tail?
I got this dog from a man near where I live. When I went to go and get him, the man told me there were only 3 puppies left out of a huge litter. But when he went to let the father out so we could see him, about 13 other puppies like mine ran out too. He said nothing and just put them back in. I found this really suspicious. His mum looked like a red Pit Bull. When my mother said that he got really defensive. He told me that his mum is a Irish Staff. I've researched online and people have been known to call Pit Bulls "Irish Staffs".
By natashakaya from UK
By amarch45 11/11/2013
Looks pretty close to my girl. She is a pitbull. Staffies and pitbulls look fairly similar to one another.
My pitbull, Rein, is the sweetest and most loving dog you could ever imagine. She is excellent with kids, and with babies. I would never leave her alone with either, as I wouldn't with any breed of dog. With proper training and activity, a pitbull can be the most loving, loyal, and amazing family pet. Do not let other people's misconceptions scare you away. I have people cross the street all the time to "protect themselves" from my dog when we are walking. It makes me SO sad. All she wants is to meet everyone and give them kisses.
She is two years old now, close to 35 pounds with floppy ears and a white patch on her chest. I've always been curious as to what she's mixed with. It would be very helpful if anyone can tell us what she could possibly be.
Well it's not even about the color above the eye. I have a full blood blue healer and she has the same color above the eyes also, but the difference in it is the whole body is usually always black and has spots of darker brown on the lower part of the legs and above the eyes. Some Rottweilers have a patch of white on the chest part area so like your dog does. Sorry for the long explanation :P but if so your dog does have other breeds it would be small fractions of one. :)
You have a good lookin dog:D
We just were given a puppy. I know the mother is a mini Dachshund, but I don't know the father. She is 6 1/2 weeks old and 1.4 lbs. She doesn't have the stubby legs you see in Dachshunds. I know there was a Boston Terrier, a Yorkie, and a Lab that were around the mother. If the lab was the father with a miniature Dachshund wouldn't she be bigger than 1.4 lbs at this age?
Is my dog a Pit Bull?
By uisp from San Antonio, TX
By xintexas 08/05/2013
Looks like Boxer Pit mix to me. Mine looks just like it except put reddish brown where the gray is. Your dog's snout is wider and takes more after a Pit's head. The feet and chest are boxer markings. My dog's mother was full Boxer.
My dog's name is Oreo. I have had him for a year and a half already. He's mediun size and I don't know what the breed is. I was thinking Pit/Lab. Any help?
By Janus 07/31/2013
What a beautiful boy! I definitely see lab, and I am thinking Border Collie as well. Please give your handsome doggie a smooch for me!
I was given this dog and I was wondering what he is mixed with. They told me Boxer/Bullmastiff, but I doubt that he is Bullmastiff, definitely Boxer. So I was wondering if anyone knew or could help me. He is 11 months and is getting quite tall.
I have a McMillian Catahula. He is about 43 lbs and has blue eyes and web feet. Very smart and easy to train. His ears are huge, his face is not wide like a pit bull, and he is extremely energetic. He can run like a streak.
Can anyone tell me what my pup might be mixed with? I have Pit Bull puppy I just got, a person told me it was a blue nose Pit Bull, but I know that isn't a breed so I'm assuming my pup is a Pit mix. Any opinions on what she might be crossed with?
I found this puppy about 2 blocks away from my house. We tried to look for the owner, but no one showed up. My little nephew wanted to keep her. Instead of giving it to the rescue shelter, we thought we could keep her. I was a little concerned about what breed she was. I was wondering if you could help me out.
By Carlos M.
Your adorable puppy looks part Chinese Shar Pei to me. There's a few wrinkles on head, and muzzle looks thick. Does she have a purple like tongue? Her coloring reminds me of an Australian Shepherd. Anyway, she's really cute.
What breed is my dog? The person I got it from told me Pit, but she looks Dalmatian. She keeps getting spots.
By Destiny from OKC, OK
By Jessica E.05/22/2014
Here's a picture of a Dogo Argentino puppy.
I got my puppy a few weeks ago. My husband thinks she's a Husky/wolf mix. I know she's part Husky. Not sure what else.
With very little doubt, I'd have to say there is definitely some Australian cattle dog in there. I know my answer is a bit late, but I couldn't help but notice while scrolling through other entries.
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 what mix she is. We have an idea on the breed, but we would like to know if she is a pure Pitbull or what type of mix. I would like some other opinions to feel sure. Thanks for your help. :)
By John D
By Lizzyanny 05/02/2013
What a sweet looking dog. I dont see much pit bull. She looks to me like a real mix, not just a couple breeds. She looks to me to be part herding breed, which is nice because of their intelligence. She should be a great dog. Good for you for taking her in. I dont think you will regret it.
I've had this puppy for a few months and I see that she has Boxer characteristics, but she seams like she's mixed with another breed like Pit Bull or something. Can anyone offer a suggestion?
By Ashley K.04/09/2013
I agree that you should definately ask your vet but it kind of looks like a boxer/pit mix to me. Not all pits have a pointed face. I had a dog that looked very similar and was a boxer/pit mix.
I recently adopted two puppies from the pound. They're around 7 weeks old. One is a male and the other is a female. The male puppy, Toby, has already started showing traits of a German Shepherd. His facial features, etc. The female on the other hand, she doesn't look like a Shep. Can anyone tell me what other breeds you think are mixed in?
By Chi S
Hey I'm not sure when you posted this as I can't see a date. But I think possibly she looks like a German shepherd Rottweiler mix. We've just adopted a bitch who looks exactly the same, same markings, colour and the same black under the chin they even lie down the same with the bare tummy :-) Maria.
I am not sure if my Pit Bull is mixed with another breed or if she's fullblooded. Anyone have any ideas?
If your pitt were a pure bred, you would have gotten a certificate as proof. Many people online tries to sell their dogs as "purebreed", but have nothing to show for it. Whatever your dog is, get rid of the chain and replace it with something light. Your dog will eventually have all sorts of neck problems otherwise. Train your dog instead. It looks smart and is just adorable. Please: get rid of the chain.
Can anyone tell me what breed my dog Karma is? She is about two years old.
By Mary V.
By tikko marie 02/23/2013
German Shepherd American / collie
Well, when I got him they said he was a Boxer/Bullmastiff. I'm really not sure, either way I love him no matter what, but I'm super curious of what the other side might be! Please reply:)
By santanna_nagy 02/06/2013
Thank you so much!
I adopted my two year old Chihuahua mix from the pound a year ago. They only told me that she is a Chihuahua Terrier mix, but I don't know what breed of terrier. She just turned two years old and is 11 pounds. Do you know?
By ann 08/01/2012
I would guess she might have some Min Pin in her. Take a look through these Min Pins for adoption. Some of them have a close resemblance to yours.
I got a Chihuahua off craigslist. I was told he is pure bred, but he looks a little old for 8 weeks. I was told it's possible he's mixed with German Shepherd. I am not allowed to have big dogs where I live, I really love him so I'm hoping he is just a Chihuahua so I can keep him. Please let me know what you think he could be mixed with. He is brown, has black and white accent hairs and a strip of white behind his neck, one white paw and some other paws have white toes. The tip of his tail is white too. His face is colored like a German Shepherd.
Maybe they lied and he is a mix, I've never really seen a Chihuahua who is so multi accent colored.
By Kendra S.
By Jan 07/17/2012
Even if he is mixed with larger breed he shouldn't get too big. If you know if the mother was a chihuahua. You can tell some what by the size of their feet. Big feet big dog. This is Earl he is a red bone hound. Big feet.
Can anyone tell me what breed my puppy is? He is two months old in these pictures. They told me there was a possibility he might be mixed with a Chihuahua, but at this point I don't really know.
By LMay 06/23/2012
Cute, cute, cute. Love him and go with it.
My dog looks like part mini Pinscher and part Papillon, but I am not sure. I was also told maybe part mini Collie and part mini Terrier. Any ideas?
By Katrina from Newfoundland
By Grace H. 06/26/2012
Maybe a mix of pinscher and cavalier king Charles? Could be anything! The suggestion of papillion looks about right though, adorable either way :)
Does anyone know my dog's breed?
By Lizzyanny 05/07/2012
Your dog looks like a black mouth cur. They are known in the south for hunting and herding. A wonderful dog. They are often mistaken for labs.
I saved a puppy that was on the highway. I was wondering what y'all think she could be? Thanks.
By Robyn Fed 05/04/2012
You lucky person you! This dog is a Pit or Pit mix...so adorable..there are no other dogs as loving as these are no matter what you have heard!
Here is a place with tons of information on training and such...I just love this little cutie! http://www.pbrc.net/
Does anyone have an idea of what breed my dog might be?
By Anjelica from walala, awesome
By coville123 12/19/2011
Looks like some labrador in him or her.
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*
The vet may be on the right track. Another idea is part Pharaoh hound. http://www.dogdict.org/pharaoh-hound-18.html
I have a dog and have been told she is a real red nose Pit Bull. I would like to know if it is true. Please help me.
By Ashley R.
By Terry Ailshire B.02/21/2014
I would be shocked if he has any Pit in him, I think he looks exactly like a liver nose Rhodesiam Ridgeback, He is beautiful, But to tall and not stocky enough to be full pit, This is a LN Ridgeback. They are great dogs.
My dog is about 1 year old, sometimes her ears stand up and sometimes they flop straight out. She hardly barks, but when she does it's a high pitch yip. She never whines; I don't think she knows how. She has a curly tail and short coat. She weights about 65 lbs. and has lots of energy. I just want to know what kind of mix she is. I was told she is white German Shepherd and Chow, but her tongue is pink, not black like Chows. Thanks for the help.
By NEWFIEGIRL 08/17/2011
What a nice girl the fact that she has a high pitch talk and lots of energy and every thing else about her tells me she is German Shepherd / Siberian Husky mix they are known as nomadic "northern breed" dogs renowned for destructive behaviour and escape artists but a lovely animal providing you understand their ways. Good luck.
I was wondering if anyone can help and let me know what kind of pup I have?
By heather inwood 08/02/2011
Your dog looks like a Pomeranian. May I suggest that you let its fur grow out as these dogs are beautiful when left natural. They just needs a regular gentle brush. Here is a photo of my dog , she is the mini version. Great, happy little dogs.
I have a great puppy that I adopted from the shelter. There they told me that he was a Pit mix. However, I think he's a Great Dane/ Shepherd mix. His vet says he's a Lab/Pit mix. I would love to have his DNA tested, but I don't which company is the most accurate. Do you?
My pup is 3 months old and 25 lbs! His paws are huge so I know he'll be at least 65 lbs. What breed do you see in him? He loves to play, sleep, and chew stuff, but only when I leave. He's smart and learned to sit in one day and go down in two days.
By 143dime from Alhambra, CA
Actually your dog looks exactly like my 2 1/2 old puppy and her mom is a purebred blue nosed pitt.
Dakota was a stray male we accepted in April 2011 at approximately 5 1/2 months of age. I am curious what breed(s) other owners think Dakota may be.
On June 14th he weighed 78 lbs. He has double rear dew claws.
By CatnKev from OK
By FrugalKim 07/04/2011
By his looks, weight, and the fact that he has rear dewclaws. I would say he is a mixed breed composing mostly of the St Bernard breed. His colorings and markings mimic the St. Bernard breed, and many St Bernards have double rear dew claws. I was a Licensed Veterinary Technician for 17 years who also had the pleasure of showing my dogs to their Championships at many dog shows. I would place a bet on St Bernard mix.
I know she is Shepherd, but not sure what else. She is 5 months old, tall, and her ears don't stand up.
By Nancy B
By Penny Melko 07/06/2011
Hmm. Fly-away ears and a gorgeous short coat and face. You might not be able to see her parentage from looking at her. It's well covered up. Each dog has a dna stamp that is "tell-tail". The shepherd in her makes her exceptionally smart. This is a given. She should go through an obedience class with ease.
Sometimes it takes time to figure out the mix by her personality, expression of her specific traits, natural instincts, how she reacts in situations and overall demeanor. Specific pure breeds exhibit very distinct traits. Water dogs, sight hounds, protection dogs, sporting dogs all have distinct personalities and traits that were bred and solidified through breeding programs. These traits usually come out over time. You might have a better idea once the girl has grown up a bit more.
At a mere 5 months old you have a pup that's like a 2 year old inquisitive child in your home. It must be so much fun. Eat, play, sleep and potty.
I live in a rural area on 28 acres near Tehachapi, CA. Over time I've taken in and have 17 adult dogs that were dumped in our canyon, including 9 chow mixes, all related, that I took in about 3 years ago when someone died. They are my joy in life and were like surprise packages where their essence unfolded over time. The pic is of Shialoa (L) and Diablo (R), both male and best friends. I'm pretty sure Diablo belonged to a person of color. After a year, he finally let me touch his muzzle when we go for our evening walk. However, when a young lady of color came over, he went right to her. Hmm.
I've got a Husky puppy, but I have no clue what kind she is. When I got her all the owner said was she's a Husky around 3 months old. So can anyone tell me what she is?
By cjmom 06/28/2011
Looks like a Siberian Husky. What a beautiful dog!
What is my dog's breed?
By Bita D from Tehran, Iran
By vicki hood 06/13/2011
I see sweet and gorgeous. I might see a little Belgian Tuvern and golden. I see dripping kisses as well.
I just want to know if my dog is a Pit Bull cross Lab. I think he is, I just want to know for certain. Could you tell me please?
By James P
By Cathy 06/03/2011
Check your dog's feet. If they are webbed (kind of like a duck) you have a mostly lab. I have a cross lab/pit and his feet are webbed. They are water dogs (well except for for mine). He loves to drink water but he doesn't like to play in it. LOL
Is my dog an American Pit Bull or a Pit mix?
By WaKe'z from Piketberg, Westerncape
By Cassie 05/31/2011
Oh, how precious, isn't he a darling! He looks sort of like he has Jack Russel in him.
What mixed breed is my dog? Cassie was adopted from the shelter and has had approximately 4 previous owners. Her medical records are spotty, but what I have describes her as any one of the following: a large breed puppy, a Labrador Retriever mix, a Pit Bull Terrier mix, a Boxer mix, or a Staffordshire Terrier mix. Since she has been adopted twice in the 17 months she has been alive, we will never be sure. The shelter chipped her and registered her as brindle Labrador Retriever.
By Matthew P. from Somewhere in MI
I believe its a pure bred pit bull. I've seen three just like it.
What breed is my dog? It's 8 months old.
By Nikola from Serbia
By Nikola 08/27/2010
Thanks for your answer.
What breeds are my dog mixed with?
By Myra from Atlanta, GA
She could be a German shepherd and chow chow mix. Female chows are pretty small, and there are "short coated" chows. Also, her really rich red coloring is similar to a red chow and they are very compact dogs. She's beautiful!
We have had our puppy Mia for about a month now and we are all wondering what she may be. My dad thinks she is a Great Dane/Akita mix. I think she is a German Shepherd mix. She is pictured at 3 months old and weighs 20 lbs. What do you think?
By Cassie from Lebanon, VA
There are a few breeds that have this color but none seem to fit Walker coonhound, Swiss mountain dog, Australian shepherd, Border collie. It's a tough call at this point but re-post when she's a bit older so we can see how she turned out. She is adorable!
Does a Pit mix have lock jaws? What kind of dog do you think she is?
By Heidi from Yelm, WA
Like most myths about pits, this thing about lock jaws I believe is not true. They are however strong, athletic dogs, the athletes of the dog world! And like most dogs, they need good training and lots of exercise, they are also very very loyal dogs, very devoted to their owners, a trait that has made it easy for those who exploit them to train them to fight. They like to please those that they love. However, if handled well and socialized with both people and other dogs, they make wonderful pets!
He looks like a lot of lab to me, maybe some boxer thrown in. Just train him well!
Could anyone tell me what breed my puppy is? We haven't seen her parents so we have no idea what breed she might be!
By Katie from Tasmania, Australia
By Candy Killion 08/04/2010
She looks like a classic Black Lab, what a cutie, and you're lucky. They usually are bundles of fun with great temperaments.
We adopted Cinnamon about a year ago and are not quite sure what type of dog she is. She is super active, loves tug of war, fetch, hide and go seek, and races. Her features remind us of a Lab, Pit Bull or Lab/Basenji mix. She is absolutely the sweetest dog I have ever had. She loves people and likes to cuddle.
By Bill from Spanish Fork, UT
By Debbie McNally W.03/02/2014
I see some collie in this little pup.
Can you please tell me what dog this is? I was told it is an Irish Staffordshire Bull Terrier. But I think it may be an American Staff or a Pit Bull?
By RobertPRE from London, UK
An Irish Staffordshire Bull Terrier has a bulkier, shorter body your puppy looks like a pit bull to me. Hope I helped.
Is my dog part Husky? I was told she was a Husky/Lab mix.
By Steven from Indianapolis, IN
Definitely looks like a German Shepherd mix.
I was told from the shelter that the dog I was adopting was a Boxer/Pug mix. Here is a picture of her; tell me what you think.
By Stephanie from Baltimore, MD
By Stephanie 03/03/2010
Ok so I did a dna test on her and I got the results today and it said that she is 75% or more boxer and 20-36% golden retriever wow!
This is my newest puppy and he was a stray that I recently adopted and I have been trying to figure out his mix, but it's so hard. What do you think he is mixed with?
He follows me around everywhere, he is goofy, smart, curious, hyperactive, and super sweet. I feel like he is a Chihuahua mix. His ears are smaller and my sister thinks he is a Schipperke Chihuahua mix.
What do you think?
By Cat from 90028
By Mark 11/16/2010
This is a new rescue dog I just brought home. I was told it might be part Pomeranian and Schepperkee. Any ideas from the experts out there?
I have rescued a Husky/German Shepherd mix. Do you think she is more one than the other in appearance? I am just getting used to her and I am hoping she will have the best traits from both breeds. Of course I am only assuming she is a Husky/German Shepherd mix.
By Rachie from UK
By Nancy M.05/05/2014
I just adopted a male that looks like this. I don't know for sure what breed he is but I've been told he is a Silver Sable German Shepherd.
We just adopted a Percy from an animal rescue. He is Golden Retriever mixed. Does anyone have any idea what he is mixed with? The rescue group thought he was mixed with Boykin Spaniel.
By mdulaney from Rome, GA
By Kim 01/20/2010
We dogsit a dog who looks alot like him. She is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. I thought for the longest time she was a golden retriever but nope. Anyway to me he looks like that but mixed with Chow.
What breed is my dog? My puppy Luna is a six month old Husky mix. I was curious what she is mixed with. One of her brothers looks like a Swiss mountain dog, some look like her (with darker eyes and darker noses same fur), and one looks like a Malamute or a darker Husky. Thanks!
By Melissa from North NJ
By Beth 01/20/2010
I don't know what your dog is but I had to tell you she is very striking looking. She's beautiful, but I'm sure you already knew that!
What breed do you think my new puppy is?
By Omar from San Francisco, CA
By Amanda Slater R.03/04/2014
This baby looks to be a Brindle Staffordshire Terrier and may have a little lan in there if it full grown. But may be full blooded if is a puppy. Pretty dog!
I have a Lab mix and I'm still puzzled as to what else is in the mix. He is very small for a Lab, probably around 4 pounds and very long. He resembles a slinky, ha ha. The markings on his face remind me of a German Shepherd or Boxer, perhaps. I can't seem to figure it out and it's getting me more and more curious. Any ideas?
By Michelle from FL
By Sherie King01/05/2010
I agree with the black mouth mountain cur suggestion, nice dogs, not to big and real smart.
Does anyone have any idea what breed my dog might be? We were told when we got him that he was a Staff cross, but the more he's grown the less 'staffie' he seems. My friend has a purebred Staffie and next to her he looks very different, a lot taller, more athletically built and longer muzzle.
Wherever we go people comment that he looks a lot like a pit bull mix, which I don't mind but they're illegal here. He has a fantastic temperament and just loves other dogs, no aggression at all. If anyone could help I'd really appreciate it! Thanks in advance. ;)
By skimish 09/01/2010
Definitely a pit.
What breed is my dog? Our guess was Shepherd mix, but we're wondering what else might be in the mix. Any ideas? He weighed 45-50lbs as an adult, and as you can see he was a very lanky boy.
By Cindy Denise Lopez05/24/2014
It's crazy how much alike my dog is to yours. I was scrolling around just trying to find a dog similar to her and I find her twin! I know she's a German shepherd mix. Her mom was German shepherd, but the family I got het from didn't know who the dad was.
We got Rocky from a rescue two weeks ago. We were told he is a German Shepherd mix. Some speculate he is a German Shepherd/Terrier mix. If this is so how big do you think he will get?
Two weeks ago he was 7-9 weeks old and weighed 8.4 lbs. Now he is 9-11 weeks old and weighs 12 lbs. He does not have big paws so some have said maybe 30-40 lbs. For some reason this does not seem right to me? Opinions are appreciated! Thanks!
By Nicole from FL
By vicki hood 12/17/2009
His breed? Unique. He looks precious.
What breed is she? Border Collie, Pit bull mix is what I tell people. I've heard many things, I want to know more. I got a DNA breed test for her and sent it in earlier. What is your opinion?
By Kittie from Medical Lake, WA
For some reason no picture is showing now to be able to give you an answer :-(
Is my dog a Pit Bull? I've been told he was an American Pit Bull, but I'm not sure.
By Thomas from Folkestone
I disagree with sassybritches. He is all pit bull, his legs don't look long at all. Just because he's not a short and stocky one doesn't mean he's not pure. He's absolutely all pitbull and adorable at that!
I recently rescued a nine month old pup. Can anyone tell me what breed my dog is? I was told she was a Labrador Retriever when I got her, but some think she's a Shepherd mix or has American Dingo/Carolina Dog in her. It's not all that important as she's part of the family. Please help.
By April from San Antonio, TX
If she howls, Basenji! They don't bark, but howl. She is most definitely not a lab. She is not! She's not even crossed with one! American Dingo probably. Have you ever seen the show Gene Simmons Family Jewels? They have an American Dingo who looks just like that!
I adopted a dog from the shelter a couple years ago thinking he was a Golden Retriever, but he's too fine boned and thin to be one.
We were thinking he was a German Longhaired Pointer when I was looking in a breeders book, because the picture looked just like him. But the pictures on the internet of a GLP don't look a thing like him. Thanks for any help.
By sassafrass1995 from Chehalis, WA
There are German and American retrievers long hair and short hair my sisters and mother just this week bought my brother an 8 week old American short haired medical retriever for his diabetes. Your dog looks a lot like the one they got for my brother which is a short haired American one, so good luck with that.
What breed is my dog? We were told Alaskan Husky and German Shepherd, but she seems to be full grown at 48 lbs. We think there may also be some terrier in her. Some people ask if she is some kind of Pit Bull.
She rarely ever barks, but loves to run and run. She was hard to train, but is now very good. She's a year old and her tail is starting to get bushier. Also, she has a soft grey undercoat that came out in handfuls when the weather got warm.
By MissyDoodle from Brooklyn, NY
She could have a little Rat Terrier in her. My sister's rat terrier cleaned herself and had belly spots too.
What breed is my dog? This picture was taken at approx. 6 months old. She was a rescue dog and we were told that she was a pit bull. Her love of digging for moles, shrews, and anything that moves really leaves me to believe that she may have some other kind of terrier or hunting breed in her.
She also has very different markings then most pits, being mostly white with light brown brindle spots, and light brown golden eyes. She is extremely short haired and has no hair on her belly (not because of a skin condition). She is currently 45 lbs. and 10-11 months old. I think she might have some kind of pointer in her but I would love to hear others opinions. Thank you for your input.
By Chri$$y84 from West Berlin, NJ
My red nosed pit looks very similar to her but she's not full maybe my picture of my dog will help you compare.
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 Sara W.05/17/2014
He looks just like my Finn. Finn is 1/2 white shepherd, 1/2 white border collie!
I have a Lab named Shelby. I believe she is a mixed breed. Her tail was docked when I got her as a puppy. I wanted to get other opinions of what she might me mixed with. I'm thinking Lab/Boxer. I always forget to ask my vet this when she goes in for shots.
By Beth 07/16/2009
Boxers have somewhat square heads too. I can see Boxer a little bit in the jowls, but I'd say you have a mostly labrador.
I got my puppy as a mongrel but a lot of folks have said he looks like a pit bull. Not that it makes much difference as I adore him. I would just like to know if he's a pit or not. Thanks.
By Sam from Scotland
By Brittani 08/05/2009
Yea, he is full pit bull and so adorable.
What breed is this dog?
By proud_dog from OK
By Marlen Smith07/22/2009
Could be a miniature pincher mixed with a dachshund. OR she's a Jack Russel Type. not really a recognized breed but they are shorter than a Jack Russell terrier.
We adopted a puppy from the shelter about a month ago. We are trying to figure out if she looks like a full blooded American Pit Bull Terrier or if someone thinks she might be mixed with something.
By dog_lover09 from Shamokin, PA
Not a full pit but maybe some blood line.
He dog is 4 yrs old. I was told when when we got him as a pup that he was a mix of Australian Shepherd and white German Shepherd father. I think there is some kind of Collie and Husky. I have never seen or heard a dog bark more than this dog ever. He is tail and his hair is rough, kinky, and coarse like straw. It falls off like cotton balls and is very hard to keep groomed. He's my son's dog not mine. We have a bet going to see what kind of dog he is. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.
By Jade from TN
By Syl 12/10/2009
I think he may be a Collie/Shepherd mix but no matter what he is I'd love him to pieces as I'm sure you do.
Is my dog a pure bred Pit bull?
By Robert954 from Miami
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
Looks near identical to my pup. The father was Am Staff x what they thought to be whippet. Mother is Pity x staff
I have a Lab mix but am not sure what he's mixed with. I am looking at an apartment that does not allow Pit Bulls or Pit mixes and am afraid that Shadow has Pit in him. Can anyone tell what breed he is?
Bill from New Columbia, PA
I do animal rescues and I can see any pit what so ever actualy it looks just like my black lab did Debbie
We adopted Nelly from a rescue group back in June. She is by far one of the sweetest and loving dogs I have ever met. She is very petite, only 22 pounds. My vet has guessed that she may be a Shepherd/Shiba Inu mix.
I have scoured the internet looking for images. She doesn't quite fit the Shiba Inu breed. Her fur is sleek and not as thick as either a Shepherd or Shiba Inu. Any ideas? She can run for miles and has a keen interest in small critters (chipmunks, squirrels, and birds).
Jennifer from New Paltz, NY
By Kiki (Guest Post)02/23/2009
When I first saw this picture I thought Wow this looks just like my dog! We have a full bred Shiba Inu and I am telling you it looks just like this dog! Our Shiba Inu has a lot of interest in small critters too and if he gets out we can chase him for miles! I honestly think you do have a Shiba Inu on your hands.
This is my baby boy and he is pit bull full, and all the way, and yours is the same. I'm a vet.
I got Jethro 2 nights ago and he is definitely a German Shepherd, but there is something else mixed in there. He is 3 1/2 months old and his ears are still floppy. I would love to know what he is mixed with. His paws are huge, bigger than any I have seen on a Shepherd. Any help would be appreciated.
Gini from Fort Riley, KS
By Snowlion57 03/23/2014
Looks like shepherd and malmute.
Bo was a foster dog that I ended up keeping. I've had him for 4 yrs now. He's the laziest dog I've ever had. I would like to know what he might be mixed with. I think he comes from a hunting breed because of his outside behavior. Can anyone guess to what breeds he's mixed with?
virraszto from MI
We just got a puppy who looks exactly like Bo. Nigel is also the laziest puppy I have ever seen. The people told us he was part Husky, part Golden Retriever and part German Shepard. Good luck
I would like to know what breed my dog is. I'd say that he has some Husky in him but my friend told me that it has no Husky. I'd like to know your opinion on what breed you think my dog is. He doesn't howl like Huskies, but it's a challenge to train him.
Pasca Bianca from Ordea, Romania
I think he does look like some Shiba Inu or Akita Inu. I have a Shiba that looks very like him except the color. They are very hard to train at the beginning. I recommend you read about their breed info on AKC.
How do I know if my dog is really a Husky? It is supposed to be a mix, but I want to make sure he is really a Husky. He has enormous ears, but his face looks like a Husky.
Jenelle from Marinette, WI
By susan 12/16/2008
If your dog is a mix, he's not a husky, but only part husky. It may be a very small part. Or he may be half husky with recessive traits that do not show. There ideally is no way of knowing. If you definitely wanted a husky, you should have bought a full-blood one. Personally, I've found mixed breeds to be wonderful dogs with fantastic tempermants.
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
By Brittany C.04/28/2014
I would say sheltie or Aussie mix. She will be quite small if she is only 17 lbs at 5 months.
What breed is my dog I know his mom was a Chihuahua? I have no idea what his dad was?
Tara from Winamac, IN
By pat 10/30/2008
He sure looks like one of my doxies. What a cutie!
Does anyone know what Poodle breed my dog is? I've been told he's a miniature Poodle purebred, but he seems way too big. What do you think?
Jennifer from Riverside, CA
By Kelly 11/02/2008
I had a bischon frise that looked almost exactly like that, either that or a poodle.
Can anyone help me find out what breed my dog is? Her mother was Alaskan Malamute.
By Candice Nohealani P.03/27/2014
Looks like your pup may have some Shiba Inu lineage.
What is my dog? We know her mom is a full blooded Pit Bull but we're not sure who the dad is. We think he might have been a Rott Lab mix.
Angie from Wilmington, NC
By Carol S. (Guest Post)12/08/2008
Could you tell me what kind of dog the children of Barack Obama are looking for?
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 Vinny R.07/06/2013
This is Rocco, boxer/mastiff? Pitt?
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
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 Christine 10/14/2008
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:
I got a dog in Jan. 2008 from DENKAI and was told he is Min Pin mixed breed but I m not sure about his breed. He was about five months old in January 2008, now he is almost 7 months. They told me he will have medium height but now his weight and height is increasing and he is becoming longer, not much taller, but longer and gaining weight day by day. His weight is near around 30-31 lbs. and height 19 inches. So please help me to find his breed as some people says he is Rottweiler and some says he is Min Pin? Here I have his picture which I took in February 2008 when he was almost 6 months old. Now he is more taller and longer then this picture.
Deepali from CO
By jessica (Guest Post)08/12/2008
I have a dog that looks just like your dog and my dog is a min pin.
What breed is my dog? She is 70 pounds. She also has the stomach and chest like a greyhound.
By hanni2 08/29/2009
Here's another pic of her shes 8 months old. I've been told shes a purebred, but I want to make sure.
Can anyone tell me if they think my puppy is a Chihuahua mixed with Min Pin?
Dionne from Decatur, GA
By Donna (Guest Post)09/09/2008
I would say it is a chihuahua/jack russell.
I got Keely from the pound . They figure she's a Kelpie cross Cattle Dog. She's got the cattle dog speckles on her paws and chest but as for the Kelpie part, she's got the personality and ear markings. However her ears are floppy. Don't Kelpies have pointed ears? Her head and muzzle are also differently shaped and she is a fairly delicate build so am not sure! Any ideas?
Leo from Sydney, Australia
By Sharon (Guest Post)02/02/2009
There is a great read in Wikipedia, under Australian Kelpie and Australian Cattle Dog. The first Kelpie had floppy ears.
I just got this pup. He is 3 months old. Just wondering what breed he is and if he looks like a Siberian Husky or German Shepherd or maybe something else. What do you guys think? I have other photos I can send as well that show him entirely!
Jeff from Grand Rapids, MI
By Peter (Guest Post)08/29/2007
I am thinking Malamute, a touch of Akita, some Alaskan Husky, and a heart of a lion. If you would arrange a means to send this pup to my daughter so she could examine him, say over a few years, and then she could let you know :)
Teach him early, care for him every day, and he will return all of the effort ten-fold. I am sure we all know that. Tell your friends and family members he is a pure breed mutt. They are the best kind.
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.
What is my Min Pin mixed with? I saw the mom, she was a min pin. I think she might be 1/2 chihuahua.
Candice from Riverside, CA
By moon (Guest Post)11/17/2006
i saw the photo of ur puppy & it reminded me of my TIBETIAN MASTIF when it was a pup. there is a possibility that ur pup might be 1/2 tibetian Mastiff
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By Nicole 
I have a dog that I believe is a German Shepherd and some smaller dog mix. She is about a year and a half old and weighs approximately 45lbs. Her underbelly and lower snout are white, and the skin on her belly has spots. She's short haired all over except on the sides of her neck and her tail. She's very, intelligent and is an extremely quick and enduring runner.
When we first got her we thought she was Alaskan Husky, but she is a little too small we think. If it helps, her two siblings were solid colored; one was light brown, the other dark brown. She was abandoned, so we don't know what either of her parents looked like.
By Hailey from South Padre Island, TX
Rosco is 8 and is totally mixed. He was born 8 years ago in the basement.
Rosco likes to play with the grandkids and cats. This picture was taken after Rosco had played all afternoon with my 7 year old grandson. I looked over and he was all curled up on the pillow and under the covers, he was even snoring. He had a hard day playing.
Rosco is 2 years old. I don't know what breed or mix he is.
He likes to play fetch. He is so loveable.
By Rachel from Bloomington, IL