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Old October 10th, 2012, 10:09 AM
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What kind of mutt am I?

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.

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.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 12:46 PM
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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.

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...og-breeds.aspx


I do not see any English Cocker Spaniel in him.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 02:54 PM
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Cocker spaniel?

Looks to me like a lab mix perhaps. Sure is cute!
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Very cute baby!!
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!
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Old October 10th, 2012, 05:52 PM
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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.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 06:09 PM
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As far as we know, he's around 6 years old. He's a couch potato!
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Old October 10th, 2012, 07:57 PM
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As far as we know, he's around 6 years old. He's a couch potato!
Labs can be lazy, does your vet have any ideas what breeds he is mixed with?
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Old October 10th, 2012, 11:25 PM
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Like Goldfields I also see Kelpie

Have you got a picture where we can see his tail?
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Old October 11th, 2012, 07:14 AM
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Like Goldfields I also see Kelpie

Have you got a picture where we can see his tail?
This is the best I have right now:
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Old October 11th, 2012, 07:58 AM
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Truman is 50% cutie-pie and 50% debonair gent! Thanks for adopting a senior fella!
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Old October 11th, 2012, 10:29 AM
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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!
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Old October 11th, 2012, 02:47 PM
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Truman is 50% cutie-pie and 50% debonair gent! 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?

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If you're asking me, Barkingdog, I think so, but since I'm from WI (not quite Canada) I can't say for sure! Sadly, though, I think black dog syndrome is a pretty universal phenomenon.
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Old October 11th, 2012, 04:32 PM
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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.
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Old October 11th, 2012, 11:07 PM
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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.
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Old October 12th, 2012, 06:58 AM
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I don't see any Spaniel of any kind. Maybe some German Pinscher in that last shot? In his head?
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Old October 12th, 2012, 07:00 AM
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He looks very sweet. 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. Did changing his name confuse him? Can you try a name that rhymes with BooBoo?
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Old October 12th, 2012, 08:25 AM
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A really cute mutt, that's what kind!!!! So happy you have found such a good loving family

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!!!!

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Old October 12th, 2012, 10:28 AM
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He looks very sweet. 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. 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.
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Old October 12th, 2012, 10:53 AM
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He looks very sweet. 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. 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!
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This is the best I have right now:
Yeah I still say Kelpie mix He is adorable
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Old October 15th, 2012, 09:12 PM
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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.
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Old October 15th, 2012, 11:37 PM
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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.


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
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Old October 16th, 2012, 06:20 AM
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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.
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See images here of black Kelpies.
http://www.google.com.au/search?q=bl...iw=720&bih=512

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