Help me figure out this breed!

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  1. alismurf

    alismurf New Member

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    Hi,

    I was in France last week and I saw the cutest puppy on the street. I asked the owner what type of dog it was and he said something like kethiel / cathiel/ kettle or ketheal (it was in a French accent!) It was a small puppy with short legs. He had big floppy ears, short hair which was almost black and pale brown around its paws and it had a short tail. I have fallen in love with this dog and I want to get one but I cannot find the breed anywhere, would you have any suggestions to what type of dog it could be or where I could look?

    Thanks
    Ali
     
  2. oakash

    oakash Kat/Oak AKA The Nice One

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    Maybe their name for an All American dog? :p
     
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    By short tail do you mean it was docked (cut short)? I mean it sounds like some type of hound due to it's short legs and floppy ears but if it's docked and black and tan it could have been a rottie, not that the name sounds anything like what you described. It'd really hard to tell.
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    i speak french and I can't figure it out..but then again, i don't know french dog breeds
     
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    Xandra Active Member

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    Maybe that's how you say mutt in French.
     
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    sammgirl ACoops favorite

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    did they mean a cattle dog?
     
  7. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Short legs and floppy ears... all I can think of are dachshunds and drevers. Neither are docked though.
     
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    babymomma Remembering Casey ♥

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    Badley bred corgi or corgi x?
     
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    I don't think it's "mutt", I found out how to say THAT is French (although there are probably other ways too): Clébard
    I do agree it *sounds* like they were saying cattle, which would lead me to believe cattle dog, but that doesn't fit the description really.
     
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    That makes sense since ACDs ears don't stand up right away.
     
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    Ali, try google. Just type in the different ways you think it was ....and see what happens. worth a try.
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    The only other word I can come up with that she could've mis-heard is teckel. But that's just a dachshund. Fits the short legged, drop eared, black and tan smooth coated description but I've never heard of a dachshund being docked.
     
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    May not have been for cosmetic reasons.. A local dog got hit by a car and lost his tail.. May have had some sort of disease or something.. Migt have came from a BYB and was mixed with a breed with a docked tail so they docked the tails without knowing what the dogs would look like..

    Could've been anything.
     
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    look like i cant help you as well... hopefully someone can help you distinguish what breed that dog is...
     
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    misfitz Ruddy Buttinski

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