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What kind of mutt am I?

Staciewells1
October 10th, 2012, 11:09 AM
This is Truman. We just brought him home from the shelter yesterday. His official paperwork lists him as an English Cocker Spaniel. Umm... I don't think that's right. :eek:

He's about 26 pounds, very sweet personality. Clearly, he stole those ears from a cat, and he looks a bit like a baby bear.

Barkingdog
October 10th, 2012, 01:46 PM
This is Truman. We just brought him home from the shelter yesterday. His official paperwork lists him as an English Cocker Spaniel. Umm... I don't think that's right. :eek:

He's about 26 pounds, very sweet personality. Clearly, he stole those ears from a cat, and he looks a bit like a baby bear.

He is a cute dog . I loves his ears. This link has a list of dog breeds

http://www.dogchannel.com/dog-breeds/small/page/2/dog-breeds.aspx


I do not see any English Cocker Spaniel in him.

marko
October 10th, 2012, 03:54 PM
Cocker spaniel?

Looks to me like a lab mix perhaps. Sure is cute!

Rgeurts
October 10th, 2012, 04:23 PM
Very cute baby!! :lovestruck: :cloud9:
He has a very "Shiba" like face, to me. I wouldn't doubt if there's a bit of it in there somewhere. Whatever mix he is... it's 100% adorable!

Goldfields
October 10th, 2012, 06:52 PM
Looks like a black Kelpie to me , have you any clue how old he might be? If he's inexhaustable and wants to herd anything that moves, he's a Kelpie. LOL.

Staciewells1
October 10th, 2012, 07:09 PM
As far as we know, he's around 6 years old. He's a couch potato! :sleepy:

Barkingdog
October 10th, 2012, 08:57 PM
As far as we know, he's around 6 years old. He's a couch potato! :sleepy:

Labs can be lazy, does your vet have any ideas what breeds he is mixed with?

growler~GateKeeper
October 11th, 2012, 12:25 AM
Like Goldfields I also see Kelpie :2cents:

Have you got a picture where we can see his tail?

Staciewells1
October 11th, 2012, 08:14 AM
Like Goldfields I also see Kelpie :2cents:

Have you got a picture where we can see his tail?

This is the best I have right now:

hazelrunpack
October 11th, 2012, 08:58 AM
Truman is 50% cutie-pie and 50% debonair gent! :lovestruck: Thanks for adopting a senior fella!

Dog Dancer
October 11th, 2012, 11:29 AM
I have to laugh at the Cocker Spaniel thing - I don't think so either. I would agree lab cross Kelpie or Shiba Inu maybe. He sure is cute. I think once you and he find your bond together he'll get off the couch!

Barkingdog
October 11th, 2012, 03:47 PM
Truman is 50% cutie-pie and 50% debonair gent! :lovestruck: Thanks for adopting a senior fella!

And a black dog as more black dogs are killed than other dogs. . there is a black dogs syndrome in USA. It is like that too in Canada?

hazelrunpack
October 11th, 2012, 05:17 PM
If you're asking me, Barkingdog, I think so, but since I'm from WI (not quite Canada) I can't say for sure! :laughing: Sadly, though, I think black dog syndrome is a pretty universal phenomenon. :(

Staciewells1
October 11th, 2012, 05:32 PM
And a black dog as more black dogs are killed than other dogs. . there is a black dogs syndrome in USA. There is like that too in Canada?

Truman was in the shelter longer than any other dog, and the staff told me that being black (along with his age) was responsible. He never got a second look.

Barkingdog
October 12th, 2012, 12:07 AM
Truman was in the shelter longer than any other dog, and the staff told me that being black (along with his age) was responsible. He never got a second look.

I had a black standard poodle who was my hearing dog and some people where afraid of him. Finlay was a very sweet dog that loved people and did not understand why some people moved back when he tried to hug them by leading on them. I think your dog is adorable and once he get used his new home he will be a great pet and very faithful to his new famliy. I think it is wonderful that you adopted him.

Longblades
October 12th, 2012, 07:58 AM
I don't see any Spaniel of any kind. Maybe some German Pinscher in that last shot? In his head?

Marty11
October 12th, 2012, 08:00 AM
He looks very sweet.:cloud9: And eveybody tells me that a forgotten shelter dog knows when he is saved. He will be a lovely pet and reward you with unconditional love. :thumbs up Did changing his name confuse him? Can you try a name that rhymes with BooBoo?

diandpat
October 12th, 2012, 09:25 AM
A really cute mutt, that's what kind!!!! So happy you have found such a good loving family :thumbs up

I don't see any spaniel either. Definitely MinPin and maybe some lab?

At the end of the day you are just adorable whatever you are!!!!

Have a beautiful life:lovestruck:

Staciewells1
October 12th, 2012, 11:28 AM
He looks very sweet.:cloud9: And eveybody tells me that a forgotten shelter dog knows when he is saved. He will be a lovely pet and reward you with unconditional love. :thumbs up Did changing his name confuse him? Can you try a name that rhymes with BooBoo?

That's where Truman came from. It's fairly close to BooBoo, and in baby talk, it's even closer. :D

Barkingdog
October 12th, 2012, 11:53 AM
He looks very sweet.:cloud9: And eveybody tells me that a forgotten shelter dog knows when he is saved. He will be a lovely pet and reward you with unconditional love. :thumbs up Did changing his name confuse him? Can you try a name that rhymes with BooBoo?

My dog name was Brad Pitt when I got him and there was no way I was keeping
that name. So I renamed him Marty and my dog took to the name right away. I think he was happy too.

Marty is a mini poodle mix and I do not know what the other breed is so I call Marty a cutiepoo!

growler~GateKeeper
October 12th, 2012, 11:18 PM
This is the best I have right now:

Yeah I still say Kelpie mix :dog: :D He is adorable :cloud9:

Staciewells1
October 15th, 2012, 10:12 PM
We took Truman to the vet today. When she came into the room, I said, "This is Truman- a cocker spaniel." Without missing a beat, the vet replied, "So am I".
She declared Truman to be 100% mutt. I guess that's good enough.

growler~GateKeeper
October 16th, 2012, 12:37 AM
I said, "This is Truman- a cocker spaniel." Without missing a beat, the vet replied, "So am I".
She declared Truman to be 100% mutt. I guess that's good enough.

:laughing:

You will definitely need to have some breed cross other than cocker spaniel to list or just put mutt that would be a far better description when you register Truman for his dog license, should he ever get picked up by animal control you do not want cocker spaniel to be listed :laughing:

Marty11
October 16th, 2012, 07:20 AM
I am now thinking Terrier (manchester) crossed with lab or cocker spaniel? I was looking at the ears and long tail....pic 2 and 3 looks terrier.

Koteburo
October 22nd, 2012, 03:25 PM
The adorable kind :p

Goldfields
October 22nd, 2012, 07:29 PM
See images here of black Kelpies.
http://www.google.com.au/search?q=black+kelpie&hl=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=u9WFUIOhHu6TiQev5oBI&sqi=2&ved=0CB0QsAQ&biw=720&bih=512

Truman is certainly more Kelpie-like that Cocker-like.