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What breed is my dog?

Discussion in 'General Dog Forum' started by Curly Cracker, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. Curly Cracker

    Curly Cracker New Member Registered

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    Hi there,

    We are looking at adopting this wonderful dog from our local rescue, but no one seems to know what breed it is.....

    Can anyone help? Have attached a photo!

    Ta

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  2. excuseme

    excuseme Well-Known Member Registered

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    Looks like a "Heinz 57". It could be anything you wanted it to be! But I am sure that won't matter!
     
  3. gypsysmum2

    gypsysmum2 Well-Known Member Registered

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    Some of the dogs from Romania look very similar. In fact, facially, it looks very like my Romanian rescue. Mostly they are mixed breed. This makes them, usually, very healthy :)

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  4. JoanneF

    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

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    Gypsysmum how lovely to see your dog! I used to have a German Shepherd / Collie cross who had very similar markings. Sorry to hijack the thread OP
     
  5. gypsysmum2

    gypsysmum2 Well-Known Member Registered

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    I would think he might well have some German Shepherd in him, Joanne. He is quite vocal and very bright. Also very sensitive. All characteristics of the GSD. It is anyone's guess what else is in him but my guess would be some sort of hound. He lives to hunt. When he is not hunting he switches off quite well, which is a hound trait :) He was imported with his mother and she bears a resemblance to the op's dog. The rescue centre thought she might have some Belgian Shepherd in her.

    I find crossbreeds fascinating to fathom out.

    There are companies that will do a DNA check on dogs to give you their breeding but they do not offer the service to Romanian rescues.
     
  6. HauteDog

    HauteDog New Member Registered

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    Indeed, DNA check would be the best. But all dogs coming form East European shelters are very, very mixed breeds anyway. Which does not make them less adorable of course :wub: They deserve to be loved so much! I admire your decision to adopt such a lovely creature :)
     
  7. reinelic

    reinelic New Member Registered

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    Choosing a dog breed can be sometimes daunting. I am more concerned with their inherent behavior. This something that I read this introductory book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01G5VMIES on dog training.

    Finally, because I love how poodles look, I have decided to buy one. Although the book says poodle are difficult to control. I am up for the challenge. Anyone with a poodle? What are your experience with them?
     
  8. gypsysmum2

    gypsysmum2 Well-Known Member Registered

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    Poodles are clowns. As long as you accept that you will get along fine with one. They can do amazing obedience work and I have seen one working in the field as a spaniel. This is where the breed originated from.

    If you like to read about dog behaviour you might enjoy "Clever Dog" by Sarah Whitehead.

    www.amazon.co.uk/cleverdog
     

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