What breed is your dog?

posted 6 months ago in Pets
Post # 3
1057 posts
Bumble bee

Your dogs are gorgeous!!!! And I’m no help with identifying the breeds of your babies but any excuse to brag on my loves….

I have 2 purebred shih tzus. One I got as a puppy from a family friend whose show dog retired and had puppies (my girl, the pure black named Harper) and the other is a rescue who was horribly abused (my boy named Brady) who I adopted when he was about 4 years old. Both are the same age – 11 years old (we think – Harper was born on my daughter’s bday 6.13.08 and the vet guesses Brady is about the same age). They are honestly THE best dogs I could have ever hoped for and my Brady is the most incredible, gentle, snuggly, loving, tolerant (my girl is the alpha and pushes him around – as you can see in the photo with her literally standing on top of him! LOL. But she is fiercely protective of him when he gets into trouble). They are my world. 

Post # 4
179 posts
Blushing bee

I’m sorry I’m no help but I LOVE your dogs! We have a white lab. Did you adopt these two?

Post # 5
34 posts
  • Wedding: October 2019

Here are my guesses:

Enzo: husky, shepherd, and maybe some chow.

Rocky: the blaze and muzzle coloring remind me of a Swiss mountain dog, but lots of breeds have that coloring. Could be boxer, coonhound, or pit as well. I’d say he probably has some shepherd as well based on the ears. Coloring and muzzle shape remind me of a coonhound, maybe Treeing Walker or similar.

This is my girl. She’s about 40 lbs and is about 60% mountain cur, 30% Black and tan coonhound, and 10% cocker spaniel (we did a DNA test).


Post # 6
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2020 - Summer Camp!

Rocky looks like a mix of boxer and either great Dane or maybe Doberman? 

Enzo looks like he has German Shepherd in him, but I’m not sure what else. 


We don’t know what our pup is, but we think either chocolate lab and either husky or Aussie. I’m so tempted to get a DNA test…

Post # 7
4207 posts
Honey bee


ladama :  Very cute dogs! I have a red doberman and had one before her, but my next dog is going to be a rescue. And I may get 2! Here’s my Ruby wading in the stream and doing her favorite thing: digging.

I think your light colored dog looks doberman-like.


Post # 8
2714 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

Dexter is our beagle boy – he’s too tall to conform to beagle standards but in markings and behaviour he is all beagle.  Also his ears are too short – they don’t touch the tip of his nose which a beagle’s should.  He’s a rescue so there’s no knowing for sure without a DNA test!  I do wonder if there’s some harrier in there a generation or two back.  We have met a purebred beagle who was as big as he is, but he towers over most of his beagle friends.

Post # 9
71 posts
Worker bee

I love that term, lol! I have another “Heinz 57” dog, and I actually got his DNA tested a year ago. On the great-grandparent level (based on percentages) they identified three breeds: Miniature Pinscher, Pomeranian, and Poodle. The rest was identified as mixed terrier breeds mostly (which apparently includes Chihuahuas) and some mixed companion breeds as well.

Based on what his mom’s owners had told us, mom was a Chihuahua (probably either mixed or just from a different line of Chihuahuas than the testing company had samples of) and dad was a poodle mix. He looks like a terrier, although his coat gives hints of poodle (my very allergic mom doesn’t sneeze around him) and pomeranian (slightly curled tail and a double coat).

I think your Rocky one looks like a great dane or maybe a boxer mix. And Enzo looks like a shepherd of some kind. Maybe look into breeds with a penchant for hip dysplasia? That seems pretty young to have hip problems.

Post # 10
1290 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016



Ooh I’ll play!

I agree with PP on potentials for your dogs and definitely see shepherd in both.

With my girl she was picked up as a street dog in Bulgaria so usual breed guesses in the US don’t always apply.

Most people think she’s a border collie mix of some variety but I’m skeptical – she just doesn’t have any of the BC traits. She definitely has some sort of sight hound in her because man-oh-man her prey drive is crazy (but sight-triggered). Luckily it’s only chase prey-drive and not kill prey drive because she is FAST. She’s only about 45-50 lbs but very leggy and has a pretty thick coat so people often assume she’s bigger than she is.


Post # 11
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2020 - North Carolina

I honestly have no idea what my Porkchop is. All I know is that he’s got som lab in there somewhere.


Post # 12
196 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2020 - Ireland


Gordie Howe the Scottie! 

Post # 13
7819 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

These are our girls- Layla and Sally. We adopted them from the Humane Society so we don’t know what they are other than terrier mixes.

Post # 14
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2020 - Summer Camp!

futuremrsmoore :  Looks like a lab/Pitt to me, based on the muscles. 

Post # 15
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2020 - Summer Camp!

TravelingBride31 :  I’d guess she has some Aussie or Australian cattle dog in her, but based on the Bulgaria thing, that makes it less likely. 

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