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First of all, I would like to reassure you that I'm not a troll. This is my first post, but I have read absolutely everything on the board. A discussion with another group prompted me to want to try a bit of experiment - more of a game, really.

In the interest of full disclosure I will say that I know the answer, and will post that, as well as the reason for this silly post fairly soon.

What breeds, or breed, do you think this guy is:






(This is not his normal posture, obviously, but gives a good look at his build, lack of tail and markings)

He is an adult, he is roughly 18 inches tall, and weighs 20-25 pounds. His tail is docked.
 

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Looks like a Rat Terrier.
 

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Toy fox terrier was my first thought
 

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A Jack/Rat ......... or a pure Rat Terrier.
 

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That's the fifth reply I was waiting on;-)

You're all right (Well, most of you). That is a (titled, local (so not rare to the area) one, none-the-less!) rat terrier that joined my family recently. Since he has been here I have been repeating, on near endless loop, to everyone we meet that: No. He is not a beagle mix. Or a chi. one. This led to the other discussion I mentioned - wherein someone suggested that 'even dog people' wouldn't recognize the breed.

I feel vindicated. Thank you.
 

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Well with rat terrier having already been guessed I had to try something else.. People really think it's Beagle mix? Ha!
 

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Well with rat terrier having already been guessed I had to try something else.. People really think it's Beagle mix? Ha!
Apparently, that's the only tri-color spotty dog they can imagine! And chis are the only dogs with big ears!

:doh:
 

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I have people ask me if my huskies are part wolf. Denali, being all white, is usually a samoyed or a white GSD, or once was even a schipperke.
 

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Hi. Meet my brother's husky and my shih tzu:



...If random people on the street can be believed, anyway.

Welcome to the forum! Your "cheagle" is very cute. ;) :p
 

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And these are my JRT's, cuz apparently Dachshunds dont come in that colour! I was told that by a lady who claims to have been breeding Dachshunds for 20 years!) So I asked her if JRT's could come in Double Dapple/Merle? She walked away huffy after telling me that she never "got into the dapples" not much of a breeder eh? who doesn't even know all the colours her breed can come in! So sometimes, even dog people are ignorant!



I feel the need to add here, that this pic was taken the day I adopted him 1.5 years ago, he is no longer anywhere NEAR that fat! LOL
 

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Your Terrier will be a joy to be around for sure! Wonderful little dogs! :)
 

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Your Terrier will be a joy to be around for sure! Wonderful little dogs! :)
He is DEFINITELY still honeymooning, but he already has my heart. He's such a HAPPY dog.
 

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Please enjoy my old husky:




and my present corgi, yellow lab puppy or golden retriever (the females are smaller, you see. oh, that thing she pees out of? must be her belly button):

 

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Along the same vein as Deaf Dogs (whose Dachshunds are beautiful btw), a neighbor who had the worst looking Chihuahua I had ever seen and was planning on breeding him told me there was no way my dog is part Chihuahua. Same with a (by)breeder of applehead Chis I met at a fair. Please tell me you all see Chihuahua in my dog.
 

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Here's my pit bull, he's brindle so he couldn't be anything else right?

 
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