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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Wed, Jun. 10th, 2009 08:07 am
Having a mutt is fun...

I don't know if I've mentioned this, but almost every time I post pictures of Dahlia, someone comes along and says "she looks just like..." and lists of some dog or a mix of dogs. So far, Dahlia appears to be a mix of:

1. Border collie
2. Australian shepherd
3. Belgian sheepdog
4. Black German shepherd
5. Black lab
6. Flat coated retriever
7. Golden retriever
8. Chow

I think those are all the dogs listed (so far!). Pics of the various dogs behind the cut, in case you don't know what some of them look like.

Border collies:
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Here's an all-black BC:
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Australian Shepherds:
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Here's an all-black Aussie:
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Belgian sheepdogs (always all black, ears always pricked):
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Black German shepherds:
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Black labs:
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Flat-coated Retrievers:
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Golden retrievers:
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Chows (I think it's pretty clear there is NO CHOW in Dahlia -- people just say this because of her tongue):
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So the point of all this? Who knows. I just thought it was amusing.

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angely78
angely78
angely78
Wed, Jun. 10th, 2009 01:14 pm (UTC)

I still lean mostly toward an FCR because of that pretty coat.


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Wed, Jun. 10th, 2009 01:20 pm (UTC)

But the body type and head shape are all wrong for a flat coat. Plus she doesn't have a flat coat...lol It's all wavy and crazy. For a time I was leaning toward that but she just doesn't resemble one, especially that head shape.

I think she looks most like a Belgian sheepdog, except the ears.

But...who knows, right? I wish the DNA tests were accurate because I really do wonder what she is! lol


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angely78
angely78
angely78
Wed, Jun. 10th, 2009 01:22 pm (UTC)

ah well, as long as she's awesome. Which she is. :-)


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Wed, Jun. 10th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)

Yep! She is. I just had the black GSD thrown at me this morning (for the first time) so I thought it would be fun to make a post on all the things she's been called.


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angely78
angely78
angely78
Wed, Jun. 10th, 2009 01:29 pm (UTC)

Dahlia the mysterious Mixed Bag Dog.


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Wed, Jun. 10th, 2009 01:30 pm (UTC)

Indeed. We've been calling her a North American Butter Retriever. She is an EXPERT at retrieving butter. lol


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angely78
angely78
angely78
Wed, Jun. 10th, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)

wow, it's like my American Sheep Cat. Who herds people.


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Wed, Jun. 10th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)

I bet people with little toy poodles get that all the time. lol A lot of people call Dahlia a she, which she is, but I'm guessing it's because of her long coat.

I'd imagine a lot of people who own female bulldogs get them called "he" all the time! LOL

I'm sure Dahlia has no clue what she is. I'm one of those weirdos who is dying to know. Not like it matters, but I'd love to know what she really is.


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alleykitten
alleykitten
Stacey Lynn Taylor-Kane
Wed, Jun. 10th, 2009 01:55 pm (UTC)

I feel ya... Emma's always getting, "He's so adorable! Is he a pure yorkie?"

Emma is neither a yorkie nor a "he." ;)


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jeannekins
jeannekins
jeannekins
Mon, Jun. 15th, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC)

i get that ALL the time with my terv. people can't get it through their heads that he's a male. of course, dog people know that males have the longer heavier coat...


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magnoliafly
magnoliafly
*~*Katherine*~*
Wed, Jun. 10th, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)

Have you done a DNA test?


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Wed, Jun. 10th, 2009 01:53 pm (UTC)

Nope. But I've heard those things are pretty unreliable. I'm figuring it would come up with something like chihuahua. lol


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magnoliafly
magnoliafly
*~*Katherine*~*
Wed, Jun. 10th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)

Really? I haven't heard that.


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Wed, Jun. 10th, 2009 02:01 pm (UTC)

Really? I thought people had said they weren't really that accurate, that they tested their purebred XYZ and it came up with something totally random.

But either way, I can't quite justify the $100+ for them at this point. Maybe someday!


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magnoliafly
magnoliafly
*~*Katherine*~*
Wed, Jun. 10th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)

We've had some clients do it on their mixed breeds and got some surprising results (things you wouldn't guess just looking at the dog) but made sense behaviorally.


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Wed, Jun. 10th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)

That's cool. Someday maybe I'll do it. Birthday or Christmas present or something. I'd love to know what the hell is in her that makes her so mellow. Every breed people mention she looks like is high energy and she doesn't appear to be high energy at all. lol


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alleykitten
alleykitten
Stacey Lynn Taylor-Kane
Wed, Jun. 10th, 2009 01:58 pm (UTC)

I don't see anything below #4 in her.

How's she been, lately, with aggression? She's such a serene looking dog... it's hard to believe she'd ever be in a dog scuffle.


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Wed, Jun. 10th, 2009 02:00 pm (UTC)

I don't see that much retriever in her either. Once in awhile I do, but I mostly see herding dogs.

She's doing just fine. No aggression with other dogs. We've met several - some we knew, some we didn't, some who were a bit rude and in her face, and nothing went wrong. It leads me to believe that maybe Krieger went after her (typical teenager, really! lol) and she defended herself. She's very serene, very placid, but she'll defend herself if need be. She's not a scaredy-dog when it comes to that!


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red_voodoo
red_voodoo
Roll me in sugar and call me afuckinjellydoughnut!
Thu, Jun. 11th, 2009 07:08 am (UTC)

I was just going to post the same thing, BC/Lab mix...:)


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red_voodoo
red_voodoo
Roll me in sugar and call me afuckinjellydoughnut!
Thu, Jun. 11th, 2009 07:13 am (UTC)

Awww, Collies!


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