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Black Hairs behind ears?

Lew & Lynda
March 15th, 2004, 10:37 PM
Hi, can you help us?

Our Pomeranian looking dog, but bigger and heavier, has some long black hairs growing behind his ears.

Is this a characteristic for a particular type of dog?

Also, how can we determine what mix our toy dog might be? He was a saved dog, so we do not know his history. He is about 3-4 years old. Very quiet except when someone comes to the door. Very polite and well mannered around everyone. Smart. Already knows simple commands.
He seems bigger (11 inches tall/10 pounds) than a Pom, but his ears are not shaped like a Papillon. He is entirely gold in color with whitish hair on his chest and around his legs. No color mask around his face. He has small square shaped ears and a fox like face. The ears are erect. The tail is like a pom.

Please offer any info or suggestions you may have.


Lew and Lynda
Sacramento, CA

March 16th, 2004, 04:28 AM
Sometimes it can be impossible to tell how many different dogs are in the mix! You may never know for sure. I've had a couple of dogs like could tell the predominant breed (GSD, collie. whatever) but could only guess at whatever else was there.

Can you post a photo? That would help.

Certainly many dogs can have black hairs behind the ears.

You have a GREAT CANADIAN/AMERICAN MUTT! :D And BTW he sounds really pretty; hopefully you can post a photo!

March 17th, 2004, 02:05 PM
Yes let us see a purdy picture :D

March 18th, 2004, 05:49 AM
And also remember that since many dogs are poorly bred, it's not unusual to see Poms etc that are larger - or smaller - than the breed standard allows for.
OK, now post a pic for us. :)

March 21st, 2004, 05:15 PM
Maybe the owner of the dog only wanted us to email him/her?:confused:

Lew & Lynda
March 24th, 2004, 02:21 AM
To all of our new friends,

Thank you for responding to our questions.

We believe we have a Pom/Papillon mix.

Still can't find any info on specific fine black hairs growing behind his ears.

I have posted 4 pictures in JPG format.

His coat is a sable/gold color, and he appears to have a white chest, which flows up around his face forming what may be a mask, but not sure. The jumping picture shows the contrast best.

He is 11 inches tall and 11 pounds in weight.

Please let us know what you think.

Lew and Lynda.

Lew & Lynda
March 24th, 2004, 02:23 AM
This is another pic.

Lew & Lynda
March 24th, 2004, 02:26 AM
Third Pic

March 24th, 2004, 03:27 PM
I am certainly no dog-expert,but it looks to me like she has a Chi-huahua face....she's really cute:)

Lew & Lynda
March 25th, 2004, 02:44 PM
Hi Carina,

I posted pics.
What do you think?

We are having him fixed today.
Any suggestions on what we can do to help him thru the next few days?

Thanks for taking the time to reply to our email.

Lew and Lynda
Sacramento, CA [/B][/QUOTE]

March 25th, 2004, 07:14 PM
AAAAAdorable picture

I definitely say Chi mix prob with a pom!!

March 27th, 2004, 12:59 PM
Awww, what a sweetie!

Just let the dog relax after he has his surgery. Its going to be painful for him. Let him lay in the sun as much as he want, and do as the vet says to care for him. Don't let him lick his stiches, and if anything seems not "normal" make sure to take him to the vet.

Don't worry, everything will be okay for him.:)

March 27th, 2004, 04:16 PM
Originally posted by Lew & Lynda
Hi Carina,

I posted pics.
What do you think?

I think you should package him up nicely and send him to me. He is TOO cute!!

I was thinking of him last Sunday...I went to a dog show & darned if there wasn't a whole bunch of Papillons showing, & a number of them (black & white & sable) did have long tufts of black hair standing up on their ears.

Definitely Pom...and the other could be Chi or Papillon or who knows maybe both!

Oh...his neutering will go fine, most male dogs barely notice after the first day or so. A very small % of dogs will lick & worry at the area so much they have to wear one of those funny looking collars. :( My Dutch had to, his was so big he couldn't go through doorways and got very grumpy. But most dogs barely notice.