What breed do you think this pup is?

posted 1 year ago in Pets
Post # 16
762 posts
Busy bee

Is that black puppy his biological brother to the right in the pic? If so, then he’s not a Coonhound. But he sure does look like a Coonhound to me. 

Post # 17
662 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

ccrohan1 :  Bee, these pictures got me teary eyed. That sweet pup looks just like my baby Boomer when he was a puppy. We also adopted him from the shelter, so we never knew for sure what breed he was. However, I always suspected he had Rgodesian Ridgeback and/or red black mouth cur.

Black mouth cur off the internet:

See the source image

Rhodesian Ridgeback off the internet:

See the source image

Boomer when he was a puppy:

Baby Boomer.png

Boomer when he was younger (about 3 years old):


Boomer at our wedding, 5 months before he passed:


I think you should totally adopt him! He is precious and may become your best friend just as Boomer became mine all of those years ago. As far as the potential issues with your apartment complex – just tell them he is ridgeback or black mouth cur, both of which are hunting breeds and not “bully” breeds. Technically, there is no proof that he is a bully breed since he is coming from the shelter. Good luck Bee!


Post # 18
9504 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would just ask the shelter if they would be willing to change his paperwork so you don’t have issues with your apartment. A vet will usually do it too. He looks plenty like a hound to pass for that IMO!

Post # 19
345 posts
Helper bee

I think there’s some Coonhound in there – wouldn’t think American Stafordshire. regardless he’s a darling little guy! 

Post # 20
6828 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I can see some bully in him, BUT if you’re really interested the shelters and rescues might be willing to change the paperwork. They don’t 100% know what he is, even if they have the mom. They don’t DNA test for this reason, it can cause issues down the road. So they take their best guess. 

With the discrimination against bully breeds now, lots of rescues are shying away from naming anything that might be an issue. They’d rather have a safe home for the animal than someone who just “wants a pitbull”.

Post # 21
112 posts
Blushing bee

Super cute! That’s his breed. He looks like some sort of hound mix though.

Post # 22
5109 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

My first thought was black mouth cur, the ears are small for a coonhound but could be mixed, I’m not sure. 

If he is part coonhound, make sure to do your research. Coonhounds aren’t for everyone. We have one, and TBH, I don’t think I’d ever get another one.

Post # 23
483 posts
Helper bee

He’s beautiful!!!! Looks like scooby doo  lol. Sorry don’t have any opinion on what he is 🙁 

Post # 24
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

He looks very similar to one of my babies, who is a redbone coonhound/lab mix. Here he is as a pup:



And here he is as a big 18 month old doofus: 


Post # 26
1003 posts
Bumble bee

My first thought was coonhound too!  We have a redbone coonhound mix and she looks pretty similar 🙂  Adorable no matter what he is!!

ETA: Our dog has the BEST temperament and we’d definitely look for a coonhound in the future.

Post # 27
3536 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

ccrohan1 :  snout looks too long to be a pit/boxer mix. I second the idea that he has some Rhodesian ridgeback in him. I’d say Rhodesian ridgeback mixed with either boxer or pitbull (or both). 

Post # 29
2612 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

ccrohan1 :  There’s no way he’s a staffy! 

My pit mix isn’t even Staffordshire and she still has a super wide jaw. So if this baby is a staffy, he would have that wide jaw look too. 


Post # 30
915 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

whiteheadtobe :  so cute!  I have a lab/coonhound mix too but he is blue tick and black lab.  He’s ten months and he will sleep in the exact same pose as your baby.  I call him our dog horse because he is tall and can jump/climb like nobody’s business.  

Leave a comment

Find Amazing Vendors