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Can anyone help identify our little puppy's breed(s)?!

929 Views 5 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  Amaryllis
Hey peeps :wave: to keep this story short(ish) Ill go straight into it.....We recently bought a little puppy that was listed (by the shop) as a Jack Russell cross Yorkshire Terrier.....Now, we have some dog exp but we haven't had a dog from their puppy stage before so we just assumed that it was exactly what they said it was.

However....we took her to the vets yesterday as she has the symptoms of Mange, which she has contracted so she's losing her hair slightly but we have the medication for that now.....anyway the vet said that she has Jack Russell in her but the cross breed in her is possibly Rottweiler?!?! We have looked and looked for ages on the internet but we just cant work out what she is. We will take her to the vets or wherever we can to get it verified for certain but if anyone can help for now that'd be great.

She is 9 weeks old, I can see some Rotty in her....I think....but we are just completly unsure now! She is a lovely little puppy though, no matter what breed(s) she has :wink:


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There would be a huge difference in size from a Yorkie mix to a Rott mix, LOL. How big is she? Many people (and vets aren't immune) will call any black-and-tan dog a Rott or Dobe mix. But Yorkies are black-and-tan, too. . .

Most vets aren't breed experts. A vet's guess isn't any better than anybody else's.
By "how big", I mean how much does she weigh? A Rott pup would be 15 pounds by her age. Even a mix would probably be at least 10 pounds. They're BIG dogs.

Would you be disappointed if she is part Rott? They really are lovely dogs if raised right. I detect a little breed bias in some of your comments, though. If you're terribly picky about what kind of dog you get, I don't know why you'd buy from a pet shop. Alway buy directly from the breeder if you want to know what you're getting.

ETA: also, if you want to know what a dog will look like when it's grown, you should get a purebred. All mixed breeds will look different, even if they're the same mix.

But, all that said, I don't see any reason to doubt the Yorkie/JRT mix guess.
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