Purchased as a Kerry Blue Terrier. Have no idea what my puppy is...

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  1. whatthehellisthat

    whatthehellisthat New Member

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    Hi everybody, I am new here.
    I purchased my puppy Knopfler about a month ago. When we got him, he was not yet 3 months old. He is currently 4 months and weights about 12.5 pounds.
    We've got many problems with him at the beginning, serious diarrhea and he spent over a week at the vet.
    After we picked him back from the vet, we shaved him, because the coat was filthy and got ticks. That's when I started considering I've been cheated.

    Kerry's have black skin, while Knopfler skin is white. His ears also are bigger than those of the Kerry Blue.

    Does anyone know what Knopfler may be?

    His personality matches the description of the Kerry: playful, very stubborn although is getting better, independent while at the same time caring.

    I am located in China, and where I live nobody has seen a dog like mine. My vet says the coat may have been dyed. I have been looking for pictures online, but Kerry's doesn't look anything like Knopfler. There are also almost no pictures of a Kerry with such a short coat.

    I don't care much what he is, just the bad feeling of being cheated.

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  2. *blackrose

    *blackrose "I'm kupo for kupo nuts!"

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    To me, it looks like after he was shaved his coat is growing in white. And if that's the case...not a Kerry Blue. His coat type also doesn't look wirey, but more fluffy. Reminds me a lot of the Schnauzer/Poodle crosses we see at work.

    Did he come with legit AKC/UKC/CandianKC papers? That's really going to be the only way you know for sure until he gets older. Either way, he's a cutie!
     
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    CatStina SBT Lover!!

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    Welcome! Sorry I can't help with breed identification, but he sure is cute! :)
     
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    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

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    Definitely not a Kerry. With the coat and ears, reminds me of some of the schnoodles I've seen, but this guy looks make me think a wheaten/poodle mix.
     
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    He's most likely just a mixed breed...probably some poodle, maybe some terrier. There's really no way to know for sure. He is cute though, good luck with him!
     
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    Very cute pup but yeah, not a Kerry Blue. I wonder if he was dyed, as he looks very black in the first pictures.
     
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    like that means anything, papers are only as legit as the breeder. i know of bulldogs that sired or whelped litters years after they were dead and before AI became common knowledge. i also know of a guy that got AKC toy poodle papers for his pig just to show it could be done.
     
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    yes you got cheated.
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    As for your puppy.. I'd say a poodle mix of some sort. He is cute as a button, but not a kerry blue

    Here are some KB puppies around that age. Different body shape/head shape I think, not to mention the coat
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    could've been this pig
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    dear girl, i love your sense of humor.
     
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    Thank you all. It does look some Schnauzer to me, I used to have one a couple of years ago, and their personality is quite similar. Funny thing is, I didn't want to own another Schnauzer, because I did have a tremendous attachment with mine, and my wife used to own a brown mini poodle.
    I don't know if he has any poodle in him, because he is very stubborn and usually only responds to most commands with food treats. But the fur in some parts is brown-reddish, specially ears.
    As far as I know, there are no AKC breeders in China. There are in Hong Kong, but I considered before buying a labradoodle and it was a nightmare to bring him into China. 40 days in quarantine and chances of the dog being put down.
     
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    This could very well be a Bouvier Des Flandres puppy. They come in Fawn and Red *rose* fawn.

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  13. ~Dixie's_Mom~

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    Not sure what his is (though not a Kerry) but man is he ADORABLE!
     
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    Definitely looks dyed to me. The hair appears to be growing in white or at least light colored.

    This is only ONE reason why it's important to get a dog from a reputable breeder. Unfortunately, that's very hard to do in some areas of the world, and I realize that. I hope he turns out to be a great dog for you, whatever he is.
     
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    Well, Yorkies are born black and grow out silver. And when the hair is growing out, it looks similar to that. People always used to ask us if we dyed them lol!

    Not saying your dog is a Yorkie or even part Yorkie but maybe other breeds change color as well.
     
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    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    Same with wheatens..
     
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    Wheaton mix was my thought, too. Maybe with some Poodle & Schnauzer. Wheatons can be stubborn(they are a terrier after all. ;) ). How common are Wheatons where you are?
     
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    Wheatens are extremely silly dogs, lots of stubborn behaviors but usually masked with play instead of pushiness. Maybe that can help?

    I need to look again at the photos but I don't think wheaten jumped out at me and most wheaten mixes seem to have prominent wheaten characteristics.
     
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    Whatever he is, he's very cute and I wish you luck with him. :)
     

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