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What Breed is My Dog?

What breed are my puppies? I recently rescued 2 puppies and am not sure of the breed. The pound said German Shepherd/black lab mix. They are sisters, but are quite different in size. This is a picture of the smaller one.

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By Chris from Las Vegas, NV

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July 31, 20090 found this helpful

What a sweet face! She looks like my 7 year old Dixie. Dixie's parents were such mixtures; you wouldn't even think the other two pups from the litter had the same parents as they were very different in coloring, size, and length/type of fur. I hope she has as good a disposition as Dixie. Enjoy your new companions!

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August 1, 20090 found this helpful

Kind of looks like a Rottweiler or a Pit Bull Mix. Has the markings of a Shepherd. I once purchased a shepherd/lab mix pup and it turned out to be a pit bull.

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They lied about it here in Ontario to save the pup from destruction.

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August 1, 20090 found this helpful

Ears definitely look like a rot. that's a cute dog have fun!

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August 1, 20090 found this helpful

If you can afford it, you might want to have a dog DNA test. I had it done a year ago and it was about $70. My dog was supposed to be half Lab and half Chesapeake Bay Retriever, but we were sure he had some Shepherd in him. Nope. Lab and Chesapeake and not even a trace of anything else. He's exactly what they said he was.

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There are two types of DNA testing. The cheaper one uses saliva, but our vet said that wasn't as reliable. We used the Wisdom Panel test (website: http://www.whatsmydog.com for info), which is a blood test. You can enter your zip code at their site and they'll give you a list of vets near you that offer it. But I'd just ask your vet. My vet still isn't on the list for my area, but I had it done there a year ago. Their website says it's $125, but I think it varies by the vet. Mine for sure was about $70 last year.

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August 1, 20090 found this helpful

Looks like she has shepherd in her, doesn't look like a pit though. She might be part rot.

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August 2, 20090 found this helpful

She looks like a dog we had that was part rottie- she was a lovely natured dog.

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August 3, 20090 found this helpful

The Picture of your dog did not show the feet, and actual size; the markings are very much like a German shepherd, but check those ears. They are more breed consistent with a dachshund, maybe a Rot, but I would think the smaller breed.

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Have a picture of one that looks just like her.

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August 5, 20090 found this helpful

Looks like it could be a rottweiler and a German shepherd.

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