Why is her hair so short?? She's 6 months!

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  1. PocoPancho

    PocoPancho New Member

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    I have the cutest puppy ever...she's 6 months and supposedly a shitzu maltese mix...but her hair is short!! She has NEVER had a haircut! I bought her from a vet when she was only a month and a half old and he swears up and down that she's a shitzu maltese mix but don't they all have long hair??

    He also said she still has her "puppy coat" but I thought by this time she would've grown out of it. hmmm....

    If she's a different breed I would love her all the same and I don't care if her hair stays short but I'm sooo curious to know what breed she might be if she's NOT what the vet says.

    Any ideas??

    At 6 weeks
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    at 6 months...still tiny!!
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  2. jrk

    jrk New Member

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    Idk why she's still short. My Shih tzu was much longer than that at 3 months. She's adorable though!
     
  3. PoodleMommy

    PoodleMommy Yorkie Love

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    I would guess she is mixed with something that has a shorter coat.

    Short Coated Chi?

    But she is cute!
     
  4. Wolfcub81

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    She looks like a pekingese to me
     
  5. bubbatd

    bubbatd Moderator

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    No clue !!! I don't know small breeds that well ! But eyes say Chi .
     
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    wcladymacbeth New Member

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    I dunno but she's cuuuuuuuuuute!
     
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    MafiaPrincess Obvious trollsare Obvious

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    Not that any 2 dogs of a mix are alike.. but the pup looks nothing like anything I can find in google images for a shitzu/maltese cross.

    Absolutely adorable.. reminds me a little of a peke/chihuahua maybe.
     
  8. Cute pup! I don't see shih tzu or maltese in her. I've never seen a solid black shih tzu... and I think maltese only come in solid white.

    She's a cutie pie though!
     
  9. FoxyWench

    FoxyWench Salty Sea Dog

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    my guess...
    long haired chi x pug
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    chi x peke
    shitzu mix is a possibility but i dont see maltese at all
    ...im also a little concerned that the vet let you take her home at such a young age...even orphans should be kept with their littermates for as long as possible...

    as for coat, at 6 weeks her coat looks normal for many mixed breeds, they tend to be short fluffy...if its a long haired chi, dont expect a long coat to come in untill the dog turns 6-8 months and even then it can take 3 yrs same with peke...

    shes sure cute though.
     
  10. yassy

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    I think eyes look like chihuahua and like others say,I do not see Shitzu or maltese look..but cute!
     

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