(Closed) Guess the breed!

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Do you have a picture of him yet? 🙂

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

He looks like a full lab to me! 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My friend has a pup that looks verrry similar to your little cutie and she’s 50% lab and 50% pittie.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

No idea, but he’s very handsome!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it’s too soon to tell—you’ll have to see how he grows into himself. He’s super cute, though!

We’re pretty sure our dog is a Dane/Lab mix, and he’s not huge—a lean 80 pounds full grown, which is bigger than most labs but nowhere near as big as many Danes. We’ll probably never know for sure, but the main indications of Dane in the mix are big droopy jowls and body form (much taller with longer more muscular legs, different form than lab)—neither of which would show up yet with your pup. Ditto for any pit in the mix….if he grows up to be stocky and shorter with a shorter muzzle, those could be indicators, but again, too early to tell. That’s the frustration! 🙂 I’ve also known purebred lab puppies who look roughly like that, too. It’s the challenge of the Big Black Dog (which, incidentally, is one of the least adopted animals out there, so kudos for taking one home!)

Here’s our guy all grown up, by the way (though unfortunately we didn’t have him as a tiny pup so no photos for comparison).

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Post # 8
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Helper bee

He’s sooo cute!  His eyes do look a little pittbull to me. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

AWWWW he is so adorable!!!

I dont think you will be able to tell until he is a little bit bigger… whats funny is my dog is a Chihuahua Lab Mix… she stayed 20 lbs but her brothers from the same little are full size labs..

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would skip the test- my vet says they are not accurate! I’ve been dying to do mine, too…but they can only i.d. so many breeds…

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Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If anything other than a lab, he’s got some pit, but def looks mostly lab to me, and I have two pit mixes.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t know what he is but he is really stinkin’ cute!!!! I looked at those breed tester things before too….I believe it was at least $75 for one.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oh, and I think his current size might not be an indicator yet. My dog was very tiny at taht stage and seemed to grow as I watched!

no matter what he is, he is CUTE CUTE!!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

FYI, there was an interesting article on NPR’s site yesterday about the DNA tests, which basically said they’re still novelty science and not worth much yet. They may help narrow down the breeds, but right now they’re not closely regulated, so each lab chooses which genetic markers it interprets as which breed—so you could do the test with different labs and get different results, if they consider a specific sequence to indicate a different breed than another lab does. So if you do it, it should just be for fun, knowing that you might not get much clarification on anything. (Still, I know people who’ve done it for fun and had a blast, since they didn’t care what the result was—just interesting to know what could be in the mix!)

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

That dog is too cute.

He kind of looks like a pitbull in the face. Mostly the eyes and the shape of his muzzle.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

he could very well be great dane mix, his feet are huge, so he will be a big dog.

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