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What breed dog do you think she is.

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
This is my sisters friend's dog. Her name is Dakota, she's a very sweet dog, but I have a differnt opinon about her breed than her owner. It's hard to tell by the photo, but she is a very slim fine boned dog. I think she's adorable,but just curious what others think.

post #2 of 28
definately an american pit bull terrier. what a cutie.. I love pitties!! I hope to have one someday, rescued of course.
post #3 of 28
Whatever she is- she's CUTE!
post #4 of 28
Maybe part pit, chow chow or lab??? (my chow chow - lab mix looks somewhat similar)



post #5 of 28
I was going to say her head looked a bit Great Danish???? but then I'm no good at identifying dogs she almost looks like a giant boston terrier too
post #6 of 28
Thread Starter 
I forgot to mention she is chow, she has a purple tongue. I think she's got pit in her to, but her mom always says chow, lab mix. She's just so fine boned & I always thought that pits, chows & labs are stocky dogs. Someone once suggested she might have some sort of herding dog also. I don't know much about dogs, so I always find it intresting what mix some dogs are.
post #7 of 28
Those ears and head shape are screaming Basenji to me
post #8 of 28
dane and pit is what I see
post #9 of 28
I think I have it!!!! Great dane (the muzzle is long like a dane) and chow chow... (the head, ears and most of the body seem like a chow)

Chows also have thinner legs. (its hard to tell under all that hair!)

Do you have a better pic? maybe one of dakota standing?
post #10 of 28
My first thoughts were Great Dane and Boxer.
post #11 of 28
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Originally Posted by Shorty14788 View Post
I think I have it!!!! Great dane (the muzzle is long like a dane) and chow chow... (the head, ears and most of the body seem like a chow)

Chows also have thinner legs. (its hard to tell under all that hair!)

Do you have a better pic? maybe one of dakota standing?
I agree. there's something Great Danish about her head.
post #12 of 28
I'm glad I'm not crazy for thinking Dane
post #13 of 28
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Originally Posted by Arlyn View Post
Those ears and head shape are screaming Basenji to me
I think that was what I was trying to think of too! Thanks, it was about to kill me that I couldn't remember-LOL- some sort of Basenji- maybe lab? cross. Here's a link to a pic:

http://www.akc.org/breeds/basenji/photos.cfm

http://www.akc.org/breeds/basenji/index.cfm

And a video:http://www.akc.org/breeds/basenji/video.cfm

Black on the tongue doesn't always mean it comes from a breed that typically has black on it- I had 2 half lab, half Brittney Spaniels (same litter) who had black on their tongues- and one had lab hair, one had brittney hair, one was big boned, one was fine boned, both were small like a brittney... Other than the size and being mostly black, they looked nothing alike! It's so hard to know- but I guess you know what my vote is already!
post #14 of 28
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Those ears and head shape are screaming Basenji to me


Definitely!
post #15 of 28
I thought Border Collie, Pittie, and maybe some German Shepherd.. hard to tell from that picture how big the dog really is. I wouldn't say Dane... ears are totally off.. i dunno.
How much does she weigh? And how tall does she stand at the shoulders?
post #16 of 28
Thread Starter 
I think she's 35 - 40 lbs. I don't know how tall she is at the sholders, but she is exactly the same height at my sisters dog (husky mix) who weighs 45-50 lbs & is not over weight.
post #17 of 28
Well I have a doggy that has Big ears and close to the same head.. and she is a Cattle dog / Kelpie mix. And she is lean.. But Muscular.
post #18 of 28
Definately too small for great dane. I'd lean more towards the basenji, border collie, pittie, lol.
post #19 of 28
I'm not seeing the Pittie, and at 35-40 lbs I don't think Lab is very likely. And Great Danes weigh about 120 lbs so even if you mix one with a small dog you still get a medium to large dog. Are the ears natural?
What kids of habits does she have, like does she like to chase rodents, cyclists, is she a digger etc?
post #20 of 28
Pricked ears are not natural to Danes, they have long rosebud ears and are cropped to stand upright.
post #21 of 28
Thread Starter 
The ears are natural. She loves to play (she's 6) especially with the kitties (& it's play not chasing). She used to get along well with all other dogs, but unfortunatly living with a dog that was very agresive towards her has made her a little more cautious with other dogs. She's the one that has developed seperation anxiety. That's about all I know about her.
post #22 of 28
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Pricked ears are not natural to Danes, they have long rosebud ears and are cropped to stand upright.


As with pitties, they too don't have natural standning ears. Ears are cropped short for this breed.

I do see pittie is his face a little bit, but thats it.
post #23 of 28
Thread Starter 
I was talking to my sister this morning & apparently the humane society that she came from had chow lab mix on her tag & admitted that she may have had some pit in her, but that they did not want that anywhere on her paper work. (you know how people are about certain breeds & since she was just a puppy they wanted her to have a chance) Apparently all the other puppies in the litter had long fluffy hair, but I know that dogs like cats can have more than 1 father in a litter.
post #24 of 28
I'd say great dane mixed with pit bull
post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by Arlyn View Post
Pricked ears are not natural to Danes, they have long rosebud ears and are cropped to stand upright.
A Great Danes ears are not rosebud they should fold and be level with the skull, but you are right on the fact that their ears are cropped to be erect.
I have two beautiful blue girls with natural ears, that most people assume have to be a mix because their ears don't stand.

This is Tosca. We had to put the prong collar on because she likes to chase the chickens when they are out, and I also had to lighten up the picture because it was to dark.



And this is Indy as a puppy.

post #26 of 28
They are too beautiful!

I love great danes... I use to have the sweetest all white dane. She was blind in 1 eye and deaf. She was the biggest sweetheart you would ever meet though. Danes just have the best personalities. I have only ever met 1 dane that was aggressive. Otherwise, they are all big babies.
post #27 of 28
IMO danes are some of the best dogs to have.
You are a true angel for taking in a special needs dane.
post #28 of 28
I too love Danes...wonderful personalities.

I actually don't see Dane in this girl, however. I do see some pit, and possibly some boston terrier or boxer. Possibly some lab. It will be very hard to pin down exactly what she is...but she's a lovely looking dog, for sure.
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