Any guesses on what this "lab mix" really is?

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  1. tobysmama

    tobysmama New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm Jesse and my fiance and I have recently rescued a new puppy. We're trying to figure out what kind he is. We were told he was a black lab mix, but we're thinking black lab/black and tan coonhound.

    We were also told that he is 3 months old.

    Right now he weighs only 12 lbs. So I'm thinking, either he's a smaller dog mix, or younger than we were told.

    Any ideas on his breed from the pictures?

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    Perhaps some Beagle. It is really hard to tell with puppies though, much easier once they've grown up.
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    I was thinking beagle as well. He's adorable whatever he is!
     
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    I thought Beagle, too. He's very cute!
     
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    He does look very beagle.
     
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    That is one incredibly CUTE puppy! Congrats!
     
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    Beagle perhaps, or any other hound type. His back legs make me think he's going to end up huge!
     
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    what part of the country are you in? it's hard to say w/ a pup but he looks an AWFUL LOT like a purebred american leopard cur. they come in B&T.
    unfortunately this is the best pic i could find on the net.
    Leopard hound image by MattMattsMomma on Photobucket
     
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    Those ears definitely look Beagle-y to me. Lab/Beagle?
     
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    He does look hound-y. I think he might be black and tan coonhound? Or possibly even beagle/doberman mix? If you look at pictures of doberman puppies pre-ear docking, they do look similar.
    He does look like a Catahoula Leopard dog too in terms of his shape. He's only 12 lbs at 3 months, so I don't think he's going to get huge (but I hope he does, I love big dogs).

    We're in the northeast, but we got him from a rescue in Tennessee.

    Thanks for the ideas! I can't wait to see what he looks like as he grows up!
     
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    East Tennessee? If so, he could indeed be Cat! Probably a real possibility from most other areas of Tennessee, too, now that I think about it.
     
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    I guesstimate that he will be around 40lbs when fully grown.
     
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    not leopard dog (catahoula), american leopard cur they look & hunt houndy but with a cur handle to them. although some did get incorrectly registered w/ the NALC (it's where the more genial houndy acting & looking catahoulas come from) they are dramatically different breeds stemming from the same root source in a similar manner as the EBT & APBT.
     
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    I'm going to join the ranks and say beagle too. A beagle would also explain the 12lbs. My beagle boy weighed about the same at 12 weeks and is 27lbs at 2 years- and he could certainly loose a pound or two. He could be a pure cur, but he certainly looks like a beagle mix and they are a very popular mix.
     

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