The Fozzie Mystery...

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  1. ihartgonzo

    ihartgonzo and Fozzie B!

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    Yes, I'm jumping on the bandwagon! haha.

    But, seriously... it plagues me, wondering what breeds Fozzie might be. I know he is half Corgi, for sure. I just go back and fourth about what else! The appearance of a SNOW NOSE has further confused me. He just got his first one! ; D

    So, I will save $50 on a DNA test and ask for your advice, instead! I took all of these pictures just now, hence Fozzie's sleepy expression. Fozzie is precisely 14" at the shoulder, about double that in length (minus a couple of inches), and approximately 40 lbs. He has a short flat coat, except for his little pantaloons. He barely sheds.

    As a puppy....
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    Now...
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    His breathtaking "free-stack"... :lol-sign:
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  2. ihartgonzo

    ihartgonzo and Fozzie B!

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    Snow nose!
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    With his ears down... looking Beagle-y, perhaps?
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    "Why, God? Why."
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  3. ihartgonzo

    ihartgonzo and Fozzie B!

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    "Can I has cookie now?"
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    "Pleeaaasseee?"
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    He got a bunch of cookies... for enduring the ear-taping. C:
     
  4. Buddy'sParents

    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

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    I don't know what breeds he is, but I do know that he is 100% cute! :)
     
  5. milos_mommy

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    i agree with Nicole.

    Maybe Australian Shepherd? or Border Collie? I can see Husky in his coloring and head, but no where else. He looks VERY corgi, though, i'm wondering if the other parent was CorgiXsomething?
     
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    Love those ears !!!!
     
  7. RD

    RD Are you dead yet?

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    I definitely see lots of Corgi in his face.

    He has a much lighter bone structure than corgis do, though. I immediately thought shepherd or hound mix.

    The way his markings have changed reminds me of how Huskies and Malamute's markings change as they age, too?
     
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    Gempress Walks into Mordor

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    I don't have a clue, but I LOVE his ears!! Those radar dishes are sooo cute!
     
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    Sweet72947 Squishy face

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    ROTFL you taped his ears to his face, how mean are you! :p

    He definitely looks very corgi. I second the possible shepherd or husky.
     
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    I always thought shepherd when I see pics of him---had to laugh at the beagle ears! LOL!
     
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    OMG, is he cute, or what? Besides Cardigan Corgi, I see some GSD in Fozzie. Oh, the snow nose wouldn't really help- quite a few breeds get them. Our Lab has one right now, and the Siberian/GSD we had years ago used to get one every year.
     
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    He's always looked to me like there was some Husky in there - the eyes, the coloring, the coat. Could be something like a Husky/GSD X with a Corgi or a Corgi X
     
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    He's a Hushephergi. ;)
     
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    why of course he is!! Zoom--you have solved the mystery! :lol-sign:
     
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    Da da daaa!
     
  16. ihartgonzo

    ihartgonzo and Fozzie B!

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    Thanks for the suggestions, everyone! And, yes, I think we are all in agreeance that Fozzie is 100% cute. Cx

    For all of the suggestions of German Shepherd: Where does he look Shepherdy? I mean... besides the saddleback? It would be awesome if he was part GSD, but I don't really see it, especially not in his personality.

    RD: I always thought he was super big-boned. It could be that his legs are a little longer than a purebred Corgi, that he might look lighter boned, but he's pretty thick. I mean, I have no idea how he weighs more than Gonzo. Gonzo is 6" taller!

    Micksmom: I didn't know that many other breeds got snownoses. I have never seen a Corgi with one, that I can recall. I have seen a few Labs with them, and a few toy breeds. I thought Huskies were kind of known for their snownosies.

    I just found this "Husky" on Petfinder. I wonder if he's Fozzie's daddy...
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    ^ he's pretty gorgeous.
     
  18. MicksMom

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    It's not so much the black saddle that had me thinking GSD- other breeds have similar markings. It's more his body- to me it looks like a dwarf GSD. His muzzle looks a little more like a GSD's than a Corgi's (a little heavier than a Corgi's). His ears say Cardigan Welsh Corgi to me (the ones with the tail). His blue eye could come from a Cardi, too. He could have some Siberian in him, too.

    Here's an article about snow nose written by a person who show/showed GSDs. :) http://www.awsaclub.com/healthgenetics/snownose.htm
     
  19. ihartgonzo

    ihartgonzo and Fozzie B!

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    Yeah... his Mom is definitely a Cardigan. ; ) She was left at a shelter, already pregnant.

    I just don't see much GSD, in his expression, or in his temperament. He is very food motivated... but he lacks a real desire to please, like I have seen in GSDs. He also has very little drive, to speak of - prey or herding.

    I can see the GSD in his structure, though. Especially his hocks. But, what would the likelihood be of him having his markings, were he part GSD? I have actually seen a GSD x Corgi... and he looked exactly like a black & tan GSD, with short legs. It would seem that the darker coloring would be dominant. but Iunno.
     
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    Genetics confuse the daylights out of me, so I don't know either. However, the coloring could come from the Corgi, too. If you want to be even more confused, check out this link:
    http://www.pandashepherds.com/

    ETA-
    Sounds Corgi to me. Or at least like the Corgis I know from classes. They have a kind of "What's in in for me?" attitude. The one I know best is very food motivated.
     

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