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What breed is my dog?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Franm09, Mar 25, 2017.


  1. Franm09

    Franm09 PetForums Newbie

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    Hello, I'm new to this group. Looking for some advice. I brought a puppy 2 weeks ago and the lady I got him from said he is a terrier but I'm not sure he is mixed with she sent me photos of the mum and dad but I can't see how this puppy came from them. She also had Some other puppies from the same litter and they look slightly different. I have attached photos of my puppy, the mum and dad and the other 2 puppies. Ant advice much appreciated. Top 3 photos are my puppy
     

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  2. Katalyst

    Katalyst A Lanky Lurcher and a Delinquent Dobermann

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    Best described as a lesser spotted mongrel dog.
     
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    Yep. 'Terrier' is a suitably vague term. But he certainly doesn't look like his 'parents'. How much did you pay for him?
     
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    mmm? did she have any other entire male dogs on the premises? females can, and often will, mate with more than one dog, whilst on heat and therefore, could, theoretically, carry pups from both dogs
    do you know whats in the makeup of mum and dad? the other two look like they have some scruffy JRT in them, but that doesnt mean your one doesnt, if mum and dad are mongrels it could be a general mix of any genes carried
    looks like a good old fashioned terrier mongrel to me, often the best type of family dog
    hope she didnt pass it off as some sort of rare breed and charge you 100's
     
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    Hi there. Wouldn't worry about it too much - you can easily get that coat variation in a litter. He certainly looks like one of the other pups in your picture. The two pictures here are of terrier crossbreeds, and they are litter brothers. I hope you have a lot of enjoyment with your boy.
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  6. Franm09

    Franm09 PetForums Newbie

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    I only paid £150 for him, im not sure if she had other dogs, I sometimes look at him as see staff in him?? But I definitely see jack Russell in there aswell?
    He is a lovely little thing.
    Thank you for your replies
     
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    Happy Paws2 PetForums VIP

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    I can see staffy in him no idea but what else, but he's very cute what ever he is.:)
     
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    It's completely possible your puppy would turn out as he has because genetics is a complex thing ;) If both parents are terrier mixes themselves, then as @mrs phas pointed out, he could have inherited genes from a whole mixture of different breeds/mixes. Whatever he is, he's going to be a cute little scruffy thing, so enjoy :)
     
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    Moggy.

    (Sorry, I escaped from the cat forum for a moment...)
     
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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Did you actually go to her home and see the parents, the mum at least?
     
  11. Franm09

    Franm09 PetForums Newbie

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    I've never been around staffys I've only ever had mongrel dogs so not sure how I'd handle a dog with staffy in.
    I went to her house but never see the mum or dad but I could hear barking, she said that it was a mess, i did think that I should ask to see the parents but on the spot I felt a bit awkward.
     
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    I wouldn't worry too much about your pup having Staffy genes. It's impossible to tell what he's going to be like in the future cos you don't know what other genes he has in him. Good training and good socialisation will do a lot to make him a good citizen and a happy dog.
     
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    Honestly, he could be anything.

    He may not even be related to the dogs you heard barking.

    He could have come from a puppy farm here or in Europe as they are shipped over by the van load and sold as "family" litters.

    Hopefully he ends up as a healthy and happy dog and don't worry about his breeding. He is what he is.

    In future:

    Number 1 Rule when buying a puppy is see the mum and the litter together.

    I'd get some insurance set up quickly and then have him checked over at the vets.
     
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    I would never buy a puppy without seeing it with it's mother and sibblings, sounds like they are breeding for money to me. A staffy is no different to any dog.
     
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    In case others see this thread in future, that would make me walk away, no matter how cute the puppies might be, they sound like they're making excuses & I'd be concerned about the condition of the parents, assuming the parents were even at the same property.
     
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    You handle a dog with Staffy in it much the same as you would handle any other dog.
     
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    I personally don't see any Staffy in him. He looks like a generic terrier mix and not impossible from those parents pictured either.

    I thought you was of the impression all Staffy's were aggressive & to be avoided?
     
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    No, it's just that I don't like them, if trained right I'm sure they can be OK. It's just when we are out with Dillon I get worried.

    But then personly choice, I don't like bull breeds.
     
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    God only knows what breeds or mixes are blended in that pup --- & She's not telling. :)
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    U'll be able to make a more-educated guess about ancestry when this pup's past 6-MO, as the skull, body type, torso proportions, etc, become more mature.
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    If the scruffy Terrrier-mixes in the lower left of the OP's photo REALLY ARE his parents, then they show broken coats & carry smooth coat genes, plus hidden genes for pied pattern or possibly mis-marked Irish pattern [white collar, bib, belly, legs, a ring on the muzzle, & a blaze or streak between the eyes.
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  20. rockdot

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    I don't see staffy, just a terrier. You will soon know if there is staffy in him as they are far bugger pups and weigh a lot more too.
     
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