Dog Breed Guesses

Discussion in 'The Dog Breeds' started by Paper-Hearts, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Paper-Hearts

    Paper-Hearts New Member

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    I adopted Puck on July 19, 2009, a Sunday, from Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO. He is completely deaf, and has a chance of going blind in the future - however I absolutely adore this little man. He has been amazing, and is already learning how to sit by hand signals - I just wanted some guesses on possible breed mixes? He is my lovely little mutt, all they knew for sure was that his mother was a chihuahua as his entire litter was dumped with Wayside Waifs by the owner of the mother dog.

    I cannot wait to get some classes going with him at Wayside Waifs, and we are looking to start going to dog parks after some puppy classes. He's already shown me so much in one day. Anyways, I just want some breed guess on him - I personally feel like he has Dachshund in him, and my neighbor believes Basset Hound.

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    I say...

    I say dachshund and chihuahua. He is very handsome.
     
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    Thank you.
     
  4. colliewog

    colliewog Collies&Terriers, Oh My!

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    Could be an over-sized double dapple (dapple to dapple) mini Dachshund. Are they sure mom was a Chihuahua?
     
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    Izzy's Valkyrie Very Food Agressive

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    I was thinking double merle-ing caused his deafness which (I think but I'm not sure) is similar or the same as dappling in doxies. He's gorgeous though :)
     
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    I don't know but he is GORGEOUS! how old is he?
     
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    dapple is merle
     
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    Well he came in with siblings, and the shelter said that his two brothers look completely different and his sister looks like a pure Chihuahua. They said one sibling looked like a short Wemiernaer(sp?) , and the other looked like a Basset Hound... then again they said they all look like you could see a million different dogs and then no dogs at all. They more than likely all have different dads though.

    I have more pictures of him, if anyone want to see!! :D

    - Brother #1 was partially deaf and blind in one eye
    - Brother #2 was completely blind but could hear
    - Sister was completely blind AND deaf
    - Puck is just deaf as of right now

    The shelter said he was born on 3/15/2009.​
     
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    Litters can have more than one dad, so it's hard to go by what the littermates look like.

    I see doxie/basset myself, though it's possible the father was more than one breed as well.
     
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    Are you serious?!

    I had no idea. That's just crazy.

    Is that true for other animals?

    I don't mean to thread jack I just really didn't know that. Why didn't they ever teach me that in biology class? It should have at least been mentioned in Animal Physiology! Maybe I fell asleep that day.
     
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    Yes, I'm sure one of the breeders will come along and explain it better, but basically a dog releases eggs over a period of 3? days, which is why most breeders will stand a stud for three days in a row, to give the best chance of the breeding taking. Some breeders are exploiting this to use multiple champions in one litter and using DNA testing to cement the pedigrees. This is also why you can end up with "runts" that will then end up the same size as the rest of the litter...they were usually the last ones conceived and thus were born a few days early.
     
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    I'm going to go take Puck for a quick walk before it starts raining again, I will check this when I get back.

    I just want an idea so I'll know how big he'll get, not that it matters but I just like an idea :) Thanks everyone!
     
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    Believe it or not, I see Jack Russell, especially in the first two pictures, as well as Dachshund. He really is a looker!
     
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    Thank you everyone for your guesses :)
     
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    Ears and curled tail does look like a Chihuahua. I have a 5lbs one that is brown. I definitely see Dachshund. Where do you think the blue eyes come from?

    I go to dogs park a lot with my larger mixed dog. My Chihuahua goes to "meetups" but not dog parks. There are dog parks with small dog areas he just doesn't like it as much as my mix so I just stick with the meetup once a month.
     
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    Yes, dogs can have multiple fathers. I'm not sure as to other animals, cats maybe? But dogs for sure can.
     
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    Cats can have multiple fathers as well
     
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    That dog is Gorgeous. I definitely see Dachshund or maybe Corgi in there.
     
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    grab01 I'm on a boat..

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    both Dachshunds and Chihuahuas can have blue eyes

    I definitely see Doxie and perhaps some Basset (the what appears to be thicker bone, the lemon color on the ears...plus his expression in the first pic reminds me of my late Basset girl) and probably a third breed thrown in.

    He's a handsome boy:)
     
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    Any animal that can carry more than one baby at a time can have multiple fathers for the litter.

    Once on the news there was a woman who had fraternal twins, and didn't know who the father was. Paternity testing revealed one twin was fathered by one man, and the other twin fathered by another man she had been with (both on the same night at the same party)

    Your dog is gorgeous though. Chihuahuas come in merle and can have blue eyes too. That's the first thing that came to mind when I saw him, chi X dachshund, but who knows for sure.
     

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