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shannonRN October 27th, 2005 01:07 AM

Breed guessing game
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I thought it's time to do the 'name that breed' game with MooShu. She doesn't get to meet all that many people, but everyone who meets her sees different breeds. We've had people ask what kind of dog she is, and we just say "brown."

She weighs approx. 50lbs and has very dainty bone structure, at least compared with the large breed dogs I'm used to. She's the silliest dog I've ever lived with, has a broad vocabulary of grunts and other sounds, and fluctuates between bursts of hyperactivity and total couch potato-ness. She has a phenominal sense of smell and she freezes in a kind of a pointer stance when something catches her attention. She's an extremely timid dog but loves the attention she gets when she gets to meet someone new.

shannonRN October 27th, 2005 01:09 AM

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Another head shot

shannonRN October 27th, 2005 01:11 AM

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Had to sneak these next few through the window...she's still camera-shy (flash=lightning storms) but we're working on that.

shannonRN October 27th, 2005 01:13 AM

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We've had her for 4 years now, so the camera desensitization process is going a little slowly :rolleyes:

Sadie's Mom October 27th, 2005 01:15 AM

I see Weimaraner for sure. First breed I thought of. But she looks a little less streamlined and more brown than grey, so maybe some lab too?

shannonRN October 27th, 2005 01:18 AM

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Shot of the hind end

shannonRN October 27th, 2005 01:23 AM

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One more, just 'cuz she's cute and brown and I like cute brown dogs...

shannonRN October 27th, 2005 01:33 AM

[QUOTE]I see Weimaraner for sure. First breed I thought of. But she looks a little less streamlined and more brown than grey, so maybe some lab too?[/QUOTE]

I've always thought she had a weimer-ish air about her too, although the planes of her face aren't quite right and her ears are a bit short. The brown could most certainly be lab, although she's lighter and more reddish than most labs I see. I don't think there's a mix breed out there without some lab thrown in :)

CyberKitten October 27th, 2005 01:58 AM

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She looks somewhat like my "nephew pooch, who is a chocolate lab. This is him.

gomez October 27th, 2005 05:46 AM

Some Viszla in there?

BMDLuver October 27th, 2005 06:44 AM

My guess would be Chesapeake Bay Retriever in there somewhere as the coloring is pretty close to those I've seen.

happycats October 27th, 2005 06:50 AM

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I say "Chocolate lab / German pointer"
here are some pointer pic's (Does MooShu ever do the pointer "stand"?)

happycats October 27th, 2005 06:52 AM

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This is a pure bred "liver GSP".

happycats October 27th, 2005 06:54 AM

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Here is the famous GSP "stand"

Rottielover October 27th, 2005 07:20 AM

I see mainly GSP

Puppyluv October 27th, 2005 07:54 AM

I'm jumping on the "pointer train"
Pointer was the first thing I saw when I saw the first pic, and saw it more and more as they went on (if you want to add some more pics...... please do :D )

Beaglemom October 27th, 2005 08:04 AM

When I saw that first picture, I though pointer too. I also thought maybe some dobie mix as well (red dobie? x chocolate lab or pointer x dobie).

mastifflover October 27th, 2005 08:09 AM

I agree GSP and Wieneramer and a very cute brown dog.

BeagleMum October 27th, 2005 08:23 AM

I was gonna say Weim and Chocolate lab.

shannonRN October 27th, 2005 11:24 AM

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[QUOTE]Some Viszla in there?[/QUOTE]
This couple we are friends with had a vizsla once, and they swear she has that in her background. It just seems so unlikely to me though because that is a very very rare breed around these parts, let alone to have taken part in an 'oops' breeding.

[QUOTE]Does MooShu ever do the pointer "stand" [/QUOTE]
Yup. To quote myself: She has a phenominal sense of smell and she freezes in a kind of a pointer stance when something catches her attention.
I don't have any pics of her doing it though--must be about the only thing I haven't taken a picture of. :rolleyes:

[QUOTE]This is a pure bred "liver GSP".[/QUOTE]
I didn't even realize they could be pure liver-colored. The liver and white with spots are pretty common in this area and they're the only ones I'm familiar with. Well, knowing that, now I think she looks more like one!

[QUOTE]I also thought maybe some dobie mix as well (red dobie? x chocolate lab or pointer x dobie).[/QUOTE]
When we adopted her from the shelter, she was "Nutmeg" the dobie cross. She was a stray, so they didn't know anything about her background.

[QUOTE]if you want to add some more pics...... please do [/QUOTE]
Are you kidding? :p

This is the couch potato side showing: half asleep on her feet

shannonRN October 27th, 2005 11:28 AM

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Here I think she is saying, "Please PLEASE let me inside!"

shannonRN October 27th, 2005 11:31 AM

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THis is one of my new favorites. This pose is her "How could you POSSIBLY resist giving me another treat? Look at me, I was discarded by my previous owners. I felt so unloved. Please don't make me feel unloved again!"

Roxy's_MA October 27th, 2005 12:18 PM

[QUOTE=Grover4]I was gonna say Weim and Chocolate lab.[/QUOTE]
Ditto :thumbs up

catsnatcher-CDN October 27th, 2005 12:24 PM

I think that when you can' tell by his looks, his bark will give it away... each breed has a distinctive bark and you may be able to detect the dominant breed by identifying/comparing barks...

He looks like pointer/lab

Prin October 27th, 2005 12:30 PM

Definitely pointer in there. We have 3 liver ones at our park, and when I saw that first one, I definitely saw pointer. Maybe he's just not standard? Maybe he doesn't come from the best breeding, but he isn't mixed, just not perfect? The tails are usually docked, so I don't know what a full length tail looks like.

At least with a pointer, you have a reason for the stubbornness...

love my dogs October 27th, 2005 02:47 PM

The body shots, and the last 2 close up straight on head shots remind me in every way of my Duke who to my knowledge is all American Red nosed Pit Bull Terrier.

Your side head pics don't agree though, because the snout is a tad longer, and your boy doesn't have the wobbly wips (floppy lips) that Duke has.

shannonRN October 27th, 2005 08:19 PM

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LOL, pitbull is a new one. Besides, she's not at all aggressive or mean :rolleyes:
As for barking, she doesn't do much of that. When she does bark, it's a single, paranoid bark that is surprisingly deep and ferocious sounding.

I can't quite find a good shot whole body from the side, so this one will have to do. I've always thought I've seen a specific breed in her curves, but maybe it's just me...

shannonRN October 27th, 2005 08:22 PM

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These 2 sure are crappy shots...

shannonRN October 27th, 2005 08:24 PM

Oh, and what breeds just want to be pet and lay around all day? She's one of those :p

kayla October 27th, 2005 08:45 PM

I'd say definitely part Weimaraner with those yellow eyes. My guess would be Weimaraner/Chocolate Lab.

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