Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Breed characteristics and traits

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old March 15th, 2004, 10:37 PM
Lew & Lynda Lew & Lynda is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 5
Black Hairs behind ears?

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.

Thanks.

Lew and Lynda
Sacramento, CA
LewBG@aol.com
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old March 16th, 2004, 04:28 AM
Carina's Avatar
Carina Carina is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,244
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 that...you 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! And BTW he sounds really pretty; hopefully you can post a photo!
__________________
Carina
Cooper The WonderDog
Daphne The Destructo-Rott
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old March 17th, 2004, 02:05 PM
Luba's Avatar
Luba Luba is offline
Sadie's Chefomatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 7,303
Yes let us see a purdy picture
__________________
Cats only have nine lives because they stole them from dogs!Teehee
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old March 18th, 2004, 05:49 AM
Carina's Avatar
Carina Carina is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,244
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.
__________________
Carina
Cooper The WonderDog
Daphne The Destructo-Rott
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old March 21st, 2004, 05:15 PM
Spoiled's Avatar
Spoiled Spoiled is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,169
Maybe the owner of the dog only wanted us to email him/her?
__________________
~*Life is one big game of fetch*~
http://www.webspawner.com/users/yeltneb/index.html
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old March 24th, 2004, 02:21 AM
Lew & Lynda Lew & Lynda is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 5
Smile Pictures of Buddy

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.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old March 24th, 2004, 02:23 AM
Lew & Lynda Lew & Lynda is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 5
Another Pic

This is another pic.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old March 24th, 2004, 02:26 AM
Lew & Lynda Lew & Lynda is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 5
third pic of Buddy

Third Pic
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old March 24th, 2004, 03:27 PM
chico2's Avatar
chico2 chico2 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Oakville Ontario
Posts: 26,593
I am certainly no dog-expert,but it looks to me like she has a Chi-huahua face....she's really cute
__________________
"The cruelest animal is the Human animal"
3 kitties,Rocky(r.i.p my boy),Chico,Vinnie
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old March 25th, 2004, 02:44 PM
Lew & Lynda Lew & Lynda is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 5
Smile Re: Black Hairs behind ears?

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
LewBG@aol.com [/B][/QUOTE]
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old March 25th, 2004, 07:14 PM
Luba's Avatar
Luba Luba is offline
Sadie's Chefomatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 7,303
AAAAAdorable picture

I definitely say Chi mix prob with a pom!!
__________________
Cats only have nine lives because they stole them from dogs!Teehee
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old March 27th, 2004, 12:59 PM
Spoiled's Avatar
Spoiled Spoiled is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,169
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.
__________________
~*Life is one big game of fetch*~
http://www.webspawner.com/users/yeltneb/index.html
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old March 27th, 2004, 04:16 PM
Carina's Avatar
Carina Carina is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,244
Re: Re: Black Hairs behind ears?

Quote:
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.
__________________
Carina
Cooper The WonderDog
Daphne The Destructo-Rott
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:03 AM.