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I bought my puppy from a rescue, they told me he was 1/2 Belgian Malinios and 1/2 Black Lab. But he seems so mini to me. I absolutely adore him, I only ask about his breed so I can further research his genetic traits or tendencies. I saw the "mother" (Lab), who was a medium size dog maybe 60lbs and a picture of the "father" (Malinios) who was also medium sized around 50lbs or so. My puppy is 18 weeks and 18lbs. In my opinion, that would only give him a 35-40lb adult size. Super small for that mix of breads. I'm guessing the Malinios might not be father. Any opinion would be greatly appreciated! This is my first dog, and I just want to be able to speak about my dog with some knowledge.
 

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Labs can vary greatly as well. Perhaps his family tree is filled with medium sized relatives ��.

Adorable though! Love the ears.
 

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He does look like a Lab x GSD mix. Maybe not a malinois ... they tend to be very alert and your pup looks more laid back?

1. Brown rings around the eyes could indicate a GSD type breed.
2. Webbed feet are a common trait of Labs (as well as other water dogs).
3. Labs love water ... from a hose, a sprinkler, in a pond.
4. Most of these breeds learn very rapidly ... start training yesterday.
5. Both breeds can be mouthy and nippy, look up Bite Inhibition.

You pup looks somewhat like mine ... 15 years ago.
 

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You can get a DNA test from the pet store, just for fun to see what it will say. Ours has been accurate but YMMV.
 

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Ok I can't help myself bread? maybe pumpernickle? sorry lol I agree with hank lab/gsd
 

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I see boxer or something else with a shorter muzzle. Maybe with lab or GSD or even hound/cur.
 
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