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Old November 4th, 2011, 01:10 PM
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What mix am I?

Hi,

I'm new here and would appreciate some help on determining the breeding of this dog I'm considering for adoption (see pictures)...

He's a "young" male, suspected Lab/Collie mix, weighing about 70lbs. He's described as having 'no hound character traits', which I think is why he was listed as Lab/collie. He's also described as being very smart (ie can open latches and doors) and generally quiet and calm. We're located in the Southern US (read: rural).

Please give me your best guesses!
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Old November 4th, 2011, 01:41 PM
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What a cutie I can't figure this one out, I see Collie or perhaps Border Collie? Mixed with....
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Old November 4th, 2011, 01:42 PM
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Whippet maybe? Sure is a cutie!
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Old November 4th, 2011, 02:17 PM
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I'm with Hazel, I thought Whippet also. He sure is good looking. Sounds and looks like a winner. Let us know if you decide to adopt him, and thank you for considering adoption.
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Old November 4th, 2011, 02:39 PM
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He has the face and eyes of a terrier maybe mixed with the the lab/collie
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Old November 4th, 2011, 07:00 PM
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Greyhound,Beagle,Terrier

Cutie pie!!!
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Old November 4th, 2011, 07:41 PM
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greyhound , beagle,..................
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Old November 5th, 2011, 08:52 AM
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There is absolutely hound in this dog.
Whatever the mix, absolutely gorgeous.
If in doubt, there are DNA tests you can purchase. If the breeds within your dog are indentified (not all breeds are), then there is a good chance you will know. Based on this, you will be able to perhaps understand your dog's needs, behaviours and characteristics.
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Old November 10th, 2011, 10:33 AM
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Thanks!

Thanks for all the input. For some reason, I never would have thought of the gryehound/whippet angle. (Probably as he's coming from a Beagle and Dalmation Rescue - who also have lots of other breeds). I've 'googled' a few of the mixes and they all look pretty similar. Guess I'll never know! (Unless I get that DNA test - but so far, it hasn't come to that!)

We adopted his 100% hound 'kennel' mate last year, and I'm thinking long and hard about a second dog. Both were suggested to us for their quiet, calm nature (and we know they get along!). However, I've had some challenges training our first real hound dog, so I was hoping that this guy is more 'non-hound' than hound... (According to the Rescue, he acts more "non-hound"). Guess I'll have to find out!
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Old November 10th, 2011, 05:19 PM
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looks like a hound mix.
Finnish hound
tricolor hound
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Definately some sight hound in there which is just as much of a challenge if not more than a scent hound
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Old November 11th, 2011, 08:08 AM
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I have never owned a hound dog, but I'm sure there are many challenged breeds out there anyway. Example, I have two high prey terrier dogs....that's a challenge too!!! Herding dogs can be ankle nippers, etc...This dog is a mix breed so I'm sure it can be less intense for instincts. And I love having two dogs esp if one dog is established and you can concentrate on the new addition.
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Old November 23rd, 2011, 11:06 AM
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I just got to meet this dog in person.
He's not as tall as the pictures suggest.
He's NOT short coupled - has a very long back and long tail.
His leg bones and tail look thicker than in the picture (perhaps he filled out with a little more muscle after being in the kemmel?).
The rescue said that he was very fat, and already neutered when they found him! The mystery continues...

Right now, I am leaning towards adoption, and giving both our "Heinz 57" dogs DNA tests for their 'birthdays' - or I guess I should say adoption anniversaries!

Thanks to all the contributors!
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Old November 23rd, 2011, 09:38 PM
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Those DNA tests are a gimmick, they have proven to not be consistent. I saw an article on it (TV or online I can't remember) that had blood from ONE dog sent in THREE times and got totally different answers. I think the trouble is that so many different breed were used to develop each "pure" breed many years ago so the DNA isn't particularly defined.

My guess is Beagle and Greyhound.
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Greyhound,Beagle,Terrier

Cutie pie!!!
Exactly what I was thinking
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Old December 28th, 2011, 08:34 AM
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I can't help seeing a lot of Walker in that dog. My neighbours found one a month ago and his pictures are here: http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=79399
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Old December 28th, 2011, 09:10 AM
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Not sure what he is but he sure has the eyes of a DOn Juan..
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 04:48 AM
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I see greyhound and lurcher and very cute
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 08:12 PM
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If you want to do a DNA test do it for fun not for truth, even multi generational papered pure bred dogs get results which are not for their breed.
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Old January 7th, 2012, 07:26 AM
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I see a lot of hound here, could be he gets his looks from hound, his personality from whatever else is in there. He is a cutie pie!
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Old January 24th, 2012, 01:42 PM
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I'd say whippet is a big part... the markings suggest beagle to me.

If you want to do the DNA test, by all means, go for it... no, it's not completely accurate... I don't think any of them claim to be. They can come pretty close, though. I posted about Groucho's DNA test here: http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread....35#post1033235
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very houndy looking!

possibly a Saluki in the wood pile somewhere.

cool looking dog!
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